Huge Blast Near Sri Lankan Church as Authorities Tried to Defuse Bomb
Claims of “controlled explosion” look doubtful.
Video footage shows a huge blast ripping apart a vehicle near a church in Sri Lanka as a bomb squad tried to defuse a device left in a parked van.
Media reports said the blast was a “controlled explosion,” but it looks anything but controlled.
Footage of the defused bomb by the bomb disposal unit . #lka #srilanka #video pic.twitter.com/PGMoj1TSoy
— marlon silva (@marlonjoee) April 22, 2019
The device was located near St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Colombo — one of three Christian sites targeted during the wave of attacks on Sunday.
“Though it appears police had cordoned off the area, interestingly in the video produced by Reuters a police officer or bomb tech can be seen running away from the van seconds before it explodes, which suggests something may have gone wrong,” reports Zero Hedge.
Sri Lanka imposes emergency powers in the aftermath of attacks said to be carried out by suicide bombers https://t.co/cLv6ixU85Z pic.twitter.com/u25oGSGI8B
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) April 22, 2019
The explosion confirms fears that more bombs could be hidden in urban areas following the discovery of a large pipe bomb at the country’s main international airport yesterday.
24 people have been arrested in connection with the bombings, carried out by Islamic terrorists, although no single group has yet claimed responsibility.
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Fox News Host: “I Love A Good Drag Show”
Fox News is endorsing drag shows now in addition to child transgendism.
“I love a good drag show,” The Big Sunday Show co-host Julie Banderas said over the weekend, “but like, not for my first grader.”
Banderas said that despite loving drag shows herself, she takes issue with using “taxpayer dollars” to fund Drag Queen Story Hours for kids.
“Drag shows have been going on for a very long time without incident,” co-host Guy Benson chimed in. “It’s got a following, especially in gay culture, it’s not personally my thing but people like it. It’s campy, it’s funny, it’s bawdy, it can be raunchy — and like go for it!”
“Knock yourself out!” Benson said. “Have fun! Go to your brunch! But there are some lines here, like do taxpayer dollars need to fund this? And do we need to have children at these events?”
Fox News endorsed and promoted child transgenderism last year during “Pride Month” and earlier this month they ran a column arguing that America needs open borders for LGBTQIA+ Latinx illegal aliens and their homosexual lovers to own the libs.
Their biggest hosts are also now lobbying for war with China and trying to scapegoat China for all the problems in our country that were caused by our own crooked globalist elites.This post was originally published at Information Liberation
Israel Introduces Bill to Outlaw Teaching The Gospel of Jesus Christ, Sentence Violators to Prison
Two influential members of Israel’s Knesset have introduced a bill to outlaw teaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Israel and sentence violators to prison.
Israel already bans Christians from proselytizing minors but this new bill will go even further and “ban any and all efforts to tell people about Jesus.”
From All Israel News, “EXCLUSIVE: Two Knesset members propose legislation to outlaw sharing the Gospel in Israel and send violators to prison – could it become law?”:
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL – Is it possible that the Israeli government this year could pass legislation making it illegal for people to share the Gospel message in the very land where Jesus was born, raised, preached, died, buried and rose from the dead?
As Palm Sunday and Easter approach – the two most sacred days on the calendar for those who follow Jesus as both God and Messiah – two members of the Knesset (Israel’s parliament) introduced a bill last week that would ban any and all efforts to tell people about Jesus.
The bill would send violators to prison.
[…] The proposed legislation would outlaw all efforts by people of one faith who, in any way, want to discuss or try to persuade people of other faiths to consider changing their current religious beliefs.
The punishment for doing so would be “one year imprisonment.”
If the conversation is with minor – someone under the age of 18 – the punishment would be “two years imprisonment.”
This bill would apply to people having spiritual conversations with Israelis of any religion.
However, in their official explanation of the bill, the two Israeli legislators specifically emphasized the warning to stop Christians, in particular.
The bill’s primary objective, therefore, appears to be making it illegal for followers of Jesus (“Yeshua” in Hebrew) to explain why they believe that Jesus is both Messiah and God with the hope that Israelis might consider following Him.
The bill does not only make a simple personal conversation about Jesus with another individual a crime.
It would also make it illegal for “someone who solicits a person – directly, digitally, by mail or online – in order to convert his religion.”
Thus, producing and publishing online videos explaining the Gospel to Jewish or Muslim people in Israel – and to those of any other religious faiths – would suddenly become illegal.
Publishing books, other printed literature, online articles, podcasts, or other forms of media that explains the life and ministry of Jesus and His message found in the New Testament would also become illegal.
So would discussing the Gospel message via email, text messages, written letters and/or on social media, including answering questions initiated by people who don’t follow Jesus.
All Israel News has the full text of the bill.
This is how Christians are treated when they preach the Gospel in Israel:
A new Pew Research poll in America found that Evangelicals have a +39 favorability rating towards Jews but Jews have a -40 favorability rating of Evangelicals.
Anti-Christian attitudes are even worse in Israel.
In 2019, the pro-Israel Christian TV broadcasting network Daystar had their headquarters burned to the ground by suspected Jewish extremists who were never caught.
The Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem warned last year that “our presence in Jerusalem is under threat.”
“Our churches are threatened by Israeli radical fringe groups,” Patriarch Theofilos III said. “At the hands of these Zionist extremists the Christian community in Jerusalem is suffering greatly. Our brothers and sisters are the victims of hate crimes. Our churches are regularly desecrated and vandalized. Our clergy are subject to frequent intimidation.”
Just last month, a Jewish extremist from America desecrated a statue of Jesus inside a Jerusalem church.
“We cannot have idols in Jerusalem,” the Jewish-American vandal said. “This is a very serious matter, we cannot worship stones of false gods in Jerusalem.”
A poll from Gallup released last week found that Israel is losing support among American Democrats, though support among Republicans – especially Evangelicals — remains strong.
For the first time ever, Democrats said “their sympathies in the Middle East now lie more with the Palestinians than the Israelis, 49% versus 38%,” Gallup reported:
Today’s attitudes reflect an 11-percentage-point increase over the past year in Democrats’ sympathy with the Palestinians. At the same time, the percentages sympathizing more with the Israelis (38%) and those not favoring a side (13%) have dipped to new lows.
Sympathy toward the Palestinians is also at a new high among political independents, up six points to 32%. However, more independents still lean toward the Israelis (49%).
Republicans’ views are unchanged, with nearly eight in 10 (78%) continuing to sympathize more with the Israelis while 11% side with the Palestinians.
All Israel News said the bill to outlaw teaching the Gospel in Israel has a solid chance of passing now that Orthodox and ultra-Orthodox Jewish members control the legislature.
“These members are far more aggressive in this legislative session than ever before in pushing for legislations to be passed that advance their theological worldview,” All Israel News reported.This post was originally published at Information Liberation
Germany Will Execute International Court’s Arrest Warrant If Putin Enters Territory
Germany said over the weekend that it is ready to arrest Russian President Vladimir Putin if he ever travels to its territory, following the Hague-based International Criminal Court issuing an arrest warrant last week related to alleged human rights abuses in Ukraine.
German Justice Minister Marco Bushman stipulated the Russian leader will be detained if he steps foot on Russian soil. “I expect that the International Criminal Court in The Hague will swiftly approach Interpol as well as the contracting states and ask them for enforcement,” Bushman told Germany’s Bild am Sonntag newspaper on Sunday.
This comes after German Chancellor Olaf Scholz welcomed the ICC ruling, stressing that “no one is above the law.”
The Friday ICC statement had said that Putin “is allegedly responsible for the war crime of unlawful deportation of population (children) and that of unlawful transfer of population (children) from occupied areas of Ukraine to the Russian Federation.”
“Today, 17 March 2023, Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court … issued arrest warrants against two individuals in connection with the situation in Ukraine: Mr. Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin and Ms. Maria Alekseevna Lvova-Belova,” the statement added, referencing Russia’s commissioner for children’s rights Maria Alekseyevna Lvova-Belova.
As we described earlier, the ICC warrant remains largely symbolic, given the ICC doesn’t have a police force or enforcement mechanism. Thus sovereign governments would have to take action on it (as in this case with Germany).
However, it does complicate Putin’s ability to travel to European or other capitalswhich cooperate with the ICC. This also means it could hinder peace efforts in the scenario Putin might choose to personally engage in negotiations or diplomacy in a European city.
The Kremlin has said the ICC warrant is “legally null and void” and that it doesn’t recognize the international court’s decisions. The US is also not a signatory to the ICC.This post was originally published at Zero Hedge
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