Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Need To Know Briefing for 1-14-2020

By Timothy Gamble

ALERT: WHO Warns That New Viral Pneumonia in China May Be Contagious  (Epoch Times) There are currently 41 diagnosed cases in Wahun, China, with 1 dead and 6 hospitalized in severe condition. A Chinese tourist in Thailand has also been diagnosed. Not yet a major concern, but this outbreak bears watching.  

Tweet of the Day is from Senator Mitch McConnell: "In December, House Democrats pulled the plug on their investigation and impeached because they said it was urgent & they had already proven their case. But now they’ve delayed for weeks to insist that the Senate re-open their inquiry. So – neither urgent nor persuasive?"

Elite Watch (The Internal Threat)

Private property rights are under attack in the name of fighting "climate change." Kian Goh, UCLA urban planning professor, wrote in The Nation magazine, “if we want to keep cities safe in the face of climate change, we need to seriously question the ideal of private homeownership.” Duggan Flanakin, Director of Policy Research at the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT) says this message may be finding an audience "with millennials postponing or wholly ignoring marriage while dealing with heavy student loan debt and greater mobility" and therefore find home ownership as an unimportant goal. (CFACT blog post)

A paid campaign staffer (not a volunteer as has been misreported by some in the mainstream media) has been caught on tape making a case for concentration camps for Trump supporters and conservatives. In it he states that Stalin and gulags were good, claimed that gulags paid a living wage, and went on to say that
billionaires should be sent to gulags to break them of “privilege.”


Islam Watch (The External Threat/Stealth Invasion)

Islamic Scholars Association: ‘George Washington Killed Indians Because They Were Muslims’ (Geller Report). No, this is not a joke.  Sheikh Salem Salameh, Deputy Head of the Palestine Islamic Scholars association and a member of Hamas Legislative Council, stated that "fact" in a December 26, 2019 interview on Mayadeen TV. According to Salameh, George Washington "killed Native Americans because they were Muslims who had mosques."

A Muslim man, 25 year old Osama E. El Hannouny, has been arrested and chargbed with slashing 19 tires at church in Palos Hills, Illinois, because he "doesn't like Christians." (WBBM Newsradio)

China Watch (The Opportunistic and Long-Term Threat)

China Pressures World Into Silence on Its Human Rights Record (Epoch Times). A report has been issued by Human Rights Watch (HRW) stating that China is using its economic clout to silence its critics and extend its censorship to the rest of the world, especially regarding the ongoing protests in Hon Kong. Kenneth Roth, HRW’s executive director, said at a Jan. 14 press conference at the United Nations: "The Chinese government is terrified of admitting this genuine desire for democracy on territory that they rule.... [because] what’s happening in Hong Kong might spread to the mainland—and that’s really the big fear."

Tech Watch (The Threat from Hi-Tech and AI)

At a meeting of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, Sectary of State Mike Pompeo Warns US Tech Companies Against Aiding Chinese Regime’s ‘Orwellian Surveillance State’ (Epoch Times). Pompeo quote: "We need to make sure American technology doesn’t power a truly Orwellian surveillance state. We need to make sure American principles aren’t sacrificed for prosperity."  I would add that we need to make sure tech doesn't power a truly Orwellian surveillance state in America, too. 
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More Christians Murdered by Muslim Extremists in Kenya

The following is an unedited press release from International Christian Concern (ICC). Please check out the ICC website at www.persecution.org for more on the persecution and genocide of Christians around the world.
 

Three Christian Teachers Murdered in Kenya

25 Killed by Al-Shabaab Over the Past Five Weeks

01/13/2020 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern)International Christian Concern has learned that three Christian teachers from Kamuthe Primary School in Garissa, Kenya, were killed by the Somali-based terror group al-Shabaab in the early hours of January 13, 2020. The armed militants ambushed Kamuthe village around 2:00 a.m., targeting the school’s resource center that hosted the teachers. Prior to the ambush, the attackers destroyed a telecommunication tool in an effort to paralyze communication as they carried out their heinous attack.

Mr. Robert Kibutu, a teacher who resides outside of the school’s residential area, confirmed the attack, saying, “My fellow teachers were fatally shot by an unknown number of suspected al-Shabaab militia who stormed Kamuthe primary school early this morning and leaving one severely injured by two gunshots. We are sad and at the same time scared because we are targeted for being non-local government workers that belong to the Christian faith.”

Those killed were Caleb Mutua, Titus Ushindi, and Samuel Muthui Kyonzu. Joshua Mutua survived with serious leg injuries.

According to the region’s security head, “One local teacher was taken away by the militants and a non-local female nurse [was] spared due to [her] gender.”

Today’s attack comes against the backdrop of a series of attacks from the terrorist group in the last five weeks, leading to the loss of 25 people total in Wajir, Lamu, Mandera, and Garissa. On December 6, 2019, four teachers were among the 11 non-local Christian passengers killed en route to Mandera from Nairobi when al-Shabaab flagged down the bus they were traveling in. The militants separated the passengers and killed those on the spot who failed to recite the Islamic Shahada.

Security intelligence agencies are warning of potential attacks in the coming days when Kenya marks the deadliest murder of its forces in El Adde, Somalia, on January 15, 2016, and the DusitD2 attack on January 15, 2019. It is common for al-Shabaab to commemorate anniversaries by carrying out more attacks.

ICC’s Regional Manager for Africa, Nathan Johnson, commented, “We pray for the families of the deceased and for peace to come to a region that has seen increased violence toward Christians who are just trying to survive. We hope that the government will take effective action to stop the senseless killing of so many Christians in Kenya at the hands of Islamic extremists like al-Shabaab. We praise God as the refuge and strong tower that He is for our persecuted brothers and sisters in Christ who continue to endure so much.”
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Saturday, January 11, 2020

Peter Schweizer Exposes Corruption of Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and Other Top Progressives

By Timothy Gamble
 
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1-11-2020 - A new book by investigative journalist Peter Schweizer promises to reveal evidence that Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden, along with other Biden members, traded on their influence to sipohn  off tens of millions in government funds and guaranteed loans. Schweizer says that the book contains new revelations of unethical and even criminal activity beyond the Biden-Ukraine-Burisma scandals.

The book, Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America’s Progressive Elite, published by HarperCollins, also exposes corruption and abuse of power by other top progressives, including Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, among others. 

According to the book's description on its Amazon page, "In Profiles in Corruption, Schweizer offers a deep-dive investigation into the private finances, and secrets deals of some of America’s top political leaders. And, as usual, he doesn’t disappoint, with never-before-reported revelations that uncover corruption and abuse of power - all backed up by a mountain of corporate documents and legal filings from around the globe. Learn about how they are making sweetheart deals, generating side income, bending the law to their own benefits, using legislation to advance their own interests, and much more."

Profiles in Corruption has release date of January 21. It is available for pre-order on Amazon
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Turkey Arrests Syriac Priest and Two Other Christians, Denies Them Access to Lawyers

Official Government Harassment and Persecution of Christians in Turkey Continues to Increase

01/11/2020 International Christian Concern (ICC), a Christian human rights organization,  and other sources are reporting that on January 9, 2020, Turkey’s anti-terror branch arrested three Syriac Christians in a raid and transferred them to the city of Mardin, where they remain unreachable with no access to a lawyer. The exact nature of their official charges is not yet known. 

The names of the affected Christians are: Father Sefer (Aho) Bileçen from the Monastery of Mar Yaqoub al-Suruji, Musa Tash Takin from the village of Sidri, and Youssef Yar from the village of Üçköy.

A statement by the Assyrian Monitor for Human Rights expressed their “full solidarity with the three Christian detainees. We hold the Turkish authorities fully legal [responsible] for their physical integrity, and we demand that they release them immediately and without any delay.”

“These arrests have left the 3,000 remaining Christians of the Syriac-Orthodox faith and the Assyrian-Syriac ethnicity in a state of fear and confusion,” stated A Demand For Action. “This kind of behavior by the Turkish authorities is the reason why the vast majority of Christians of Tur Abdin have left the region, and live in scattered diasporas.

The Syriac Union President, Yuhanna Aktas, told Hristiyan Haber that they “could not get any information about those detained… Why can’t we make sense of a priest who was detained?”

Uzay Bulut, a Turkish journalist, shared with ICC, “Assyrians have for centuries been targeted and massacred for their ethnicity and religion. Although they have been left all alone by the world powers, they have been so resiliently trying to hold on to their ancient homeland. And they need the voice and support of faithful Christians and all other human rights advocates more than ever now.” 

“Assyrians have been exposed to physical attacks, murders, injuries, seizures through violence, harassment, intimidation, threats, kidnappings, and illegal confiscations of their properties mostly by the Kurds and other Muslims in the region,” Bulut added. 

The recent detention of the three Assyrians might also be due to the continued conflicts between the PKK and the Turkish military. 

Unfortunately, Assyrians have been stuck between and terribly affected by the unending fights between these two hostile groups.”

The PKK is a designated Kurdish terrorist group that has a significant presence in southeastern Turkey. Although Turkey is constitutionally a secular country, it has strongly leaned toward incorporating Islam into the government’s policies under the tenure of President Erdoğan. Turkey is ranked as a Tier 2 Country of Particular Concern by the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom.

Claire Evans, ICC’s Regional Manager for the Middle East, said, “Turkey’s anti-terror activities have long trampled on human rights, including religious freedom. Unfortunately, this latest incident once again puts Turkey’s police state tactics on full display and is part of an ongoing trend demonstrating institutional hostility toward the nation’s Christian community. We urge Turkey for transparency regarding this incident. Allow these Christians legal representation, communicate their status with their communities, and publicly state the reason why they were arrested.”

Sources: 1) International Christian Concern press release dated 1-10-2020. 2) Assyrian Monitor for Human Rights statement on Facebook dated 1-9-2020. 3) A Demand For Action statement on Facebook dated 1-9-2020.
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Friday, January 10, 2020

Burkina Faso Bus Bombing, Killing School Children, Named Atrocity of the Week

By Timothy Gamble

1-9-2020 - Religion of Peace, a website that monitors and tracks terrorism and violence committed worldwide in the name of Islam, has named the January 4 bombing of a school bus in West African nation of Burkina Faso, as 2020's first "Atrocity of the Week." The bombing killed 14 and injured 9, most of which were students returning to school after the holiday break. 

Islamic extremism has been growing in recent years in Burkina Faso, with over 1,000 civilians killed by jihadist groups in 2019 alone. On Christmas Eve, Islamic jihadists killed at least 35 civilians, mostly women, in an attack in northern Burkina Faso. 

Approximately 60% of the Burkina Faso population is Muslim, with about 23% being Christian, according to government statistics.
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