24 Nov 2017

Dublin priest blasts Church for lack of training in exorcisms
“They have abandoned the sheep.” The Dublin priest said he believes there is a rising fascination with evil spirits in today’s world. He added: “There is a morbid interest in evil spirits in society. It’s interesting as people lose faith in God, they are increasing their interest in the devil and it’s purely morbid. “I’d say to anyone who’s got that morbid interest, ‘If you had to deal with evil as someone have to do, it is horrible, it is pure darkness.’

Senior Saudi officials tour Paris Grand Synagogue
Saudi Muslim World League Sect. Gen. al-Issa, ambassador to France al-Angari visit Paris Grand Synagogue, receiving grand tour from France chief rabbi, synagogue’s rabbi; visit lasts two hours, Saudi officials shown ancient Torah scroll; synagogue’s rabbi then invited to luncheon for al-Issa, conjectures about impending invitation to Saudi kingdom.

Putin holds ‘victory summit’ in Russia with Erdoğan, Rouhani
Russia’s Putin meets Iran’s Rouhani, Turkey’s Erdoğan in Sochi to discuss Syria’s postwar prospects; ‘We’ve reached new phase,’ says Putin, while underlining need for compromises, including on Assad’s part; Putin and PM Netanyahu spoke about Syria on Tuesday, with Netanyahu reiterting the dangers of having Iran gain a foothold in Syria.

BREAKING: More than 54 dead, 75 wounded in Sinai Bombing, shooting attack
A combined bombing and shooting attack at a mosque in the northern Sinai on Friday has caused major casualties, according to Egyptian officials. A state of emergency was declared across the province following the attack that came as worshipers were conducting their Friday prayers at the Al Rawdah mosque in Bir al-Abed, west of Arish city.

Transhumanism And The Future Of Humanity: 7 Ways The World Will Change By 2030
This transformation will be messy, complex, and sometimes scary, but signals already point to a future of humanity that will blur our identities into “transhumanism.”

North Korean defector describes ‘life of hell’ for Christians
North Korean Choi Kwanghyuk is one of the lucky ones. The 55-year-old managed to escape from the work camp where he was sent after being targeted and persecuted by the government for his Christian faith. “We couldn’t raise our voice during a service, we couldn’t sing out loud during a worship … that was hard,” Choi told Fox News through a translator. “Also, we had to hide so that other people could not see us.”

Putin crowned ‘world’s energy czar’ with Saudis bowing to reality
Russian President Vladimir Putin has become the most influential player in the Organization for Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) since Russia agreed with the cartel to cap crude output nearly a year ago. The Russian leader is currently “calling all the shots,” one senior OPEC official told Bloomberg on condition of anonymity. Russia, which is not even a member of the group, has reportedly stolen Saudi power which for many years was overwhelming when Riyadh could move crude prices with just a few words.

Merkel’s Poll Ratings At Record-Low After Failure To Form Government
Angela Merkel is suffering the lowest poll ratings since taking charge of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) 17 years ago after her proposed government formation collapsed Sunday. CDU and its sister party the Christian Social Union won the general election in September after receiving 33 percent of the votes. Merkel’s fourth term is in jeopardy after the Free Democrats pulled out of coalition negotiations and Germans appear to be losing patience over the situation.

BREAKING: More than 50 dead in Sinai Bombing, shooting attack
A combined bombing and shooting attack at a mosque in the northern Sinai on Friday has caused major casualties, according to Egyptian officials. A state of emergency was declared across the province following the attack that came as worshipers were conducting their Friday prayers at the Al Rawdah mosque in Bir al-Abed, west of Arish city.

Report: Saudi Crown Prince calls Iran’s leader ‘new Hitler’
Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince called the Supreme Leader of Iran “the new Hitler of the Middle East” in an interview with The New York Times published on Thursday, sharply escalating the war of words between the arch-rivals. The Sunni Muslim kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Shi’ite Iran back rival sides in wars and political crises throughout the region.

Iran army chief vows next war will see ‘eradication’ of Israel
Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, the chief commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), issued new threats against Israel on Thursday, vowing that any future conflict will be the Jewish state’s last. “It is a proven claim that today we say any new war will lead to the eradication of the Zionist regime,” said Jafari at a Tehran press conference, according to Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency.

Beijing criticises Australia over South China Sea policy
China has criticised Australia for making “irresponsible remarks” over the South China Sea in a policy paper. On Thursday, Australia raised concerns about the “pace and scale” of China’s activities in the disputed zone – part of a wide-ranging document setting out Canberra’s foreign engagement strategy. Beijing said the paper was generally positive towards China, but Australia should not get involved in the dispute.

Horror in Germany as a massive concrete Swastika unearthed in Hamburg
God is indeed a comedian playing to an audience with no sense of humor. The metaphor is almost too perfect. Seventy five years after the first holocaust, this “discovery” heralds the second coming of this century’s Nazis — the Muslim immigration into Germany (and Europe) and their vicious Jew-hatred that is roiling the continent.

Teachers Warned Not to Say ‘Boys’ or ‘Girls’ as It ‘Reminds Pupils of Gender’
Teachers should avoid calling female pupils “girls” or “ladies” because it means they are “constantly reminded of their gender”, a former government mental health tsar has said.

Mystery of Dead Sea scrolls cracked?
It may be the biggest mystery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, possibly the greatest archaeological discovery of the 20th century – namely, who was it that preserved them for 2,000 years.

University Student Disciplined for ‘Transphobic Thought Crime’
An Ontario grad student is being investigated by her university for “transphobic thought crimes” after she didn’t vocally disagree with a video clip of a transgender critic.

Trump banishing Obama’s memos, regulations
Under the Obama administration, the White House, the Department of Justice and other federal agencies repeatedly circumvented Congress by using guidance memos to create de facto regulations, changing laws without going through the review process.

Trump’s DOJ Stripping Citizenship From Child Molesters Obama Let Stay
recent news out of the Department of Justice would seem to belie that claim, as several immigrants naturalized as citizens who had been convicted of sexual crimes against minors were permitted to retain their citizenship and remain in the country during former President Barack Obama’s term in office.

2nd Largest Gunmaker Nears Default As Americans Buy Fewer Firearms Post-Obama
2017 has seen the biggest drop in American firearms sales in history. After 8 years of almost incessant rises in NICS Firearms Checks (a proxy for ‘legal’ arms sales) under President Obama…