25 Dec 2017

Europe: The Islamization of Christmas “An Unbearable, Unvoluntary Uubmission to Islam”
This year’s Christmas season has been marked by Islam-related controversies in nearly every European country. Most of the conflicts have been generated by Europe’s multicultural political and religious elites, who are bending over backward to secularize Christmas, ostensibly to ensure that Muslims will not be offended by the Christian festival. More troubling are the growing efforts to Islamize Christmas. The re-theologizing of Christmas has based on the false premise that the Jesus of the Bible is the Jesus (Isa) of the Koran. This religious fusion sometimes referred to as “Chrislam,” is gaining ground in a West that has become biblically illiterate.

In Wake of Trump’s Announcement, Rush to Move Embassies to Jerusalem, For Good and Bad
US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital three weeks ago served as a powerful catalyst, leading some countries to rally behind him and move their embassies to the Holy City while causing others to double down on their anti-Israel agendas. The first to get behind President Trump was the Czech Republic, a long-time ally of Israel, who announced their intentions the day after the president’s historic speech.

Trump’s Christmas wish: ‘We’ve got prosperity. Now we want peace’
“We’ve got prosperity – now we want peace,” Trump told a child named Ryan, who called the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) to check on Santa’s progress.

Pope Francis urges peace, two-state solution in Christmas address
Pope Francis used his Christmas message on Monday to call for a negotiated two-state solution to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict… Francis spoke of the Middle East conflict and other world flashpoints in his “Urbi et Orbi” (to the city and the world) address, four days after more than 120 countries backed a UN resolution urging the United States to reverse its decision on Jerusalem.

Kabul blast: Suicide attack near Afghan intelligence HQ
Ten people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack near the compound of Afghanistan’s intelligence agency in Kabul, officials say. Another five people were injured when the attacker, who was on foot, blew himself up as agency employees were on their way to work. The victims included women whose car was going past the area at the time of the blast, reports said.

‘I want to help humans genetically modify themselves’
Josiah Zayner, 36, recently made headlines by becoming the first person to use the revolutionary gene-editing tool Crispr to try to change their own genes. Part way through a talk on genetic engineering, Zayner pulled out a syringe apparently containing DNA and other chemicals designed to trigger a genetic change in his cells associated with dramatically increased muscle mass.

Syrian, Iranian backed forces advance in border area near Israel
Syrian army forces supported by Iranian-backed militias pushed deeper into the last rebel-held enclave near a strategic border area with Israel and Lebanon in a new expansion of Tehran’s influence in the war-torn country. The army and the Shi’ite forces advanced east and south of the Sunni-rebel held bastion of Beit Jin…

Trump’s Christmas wish: ‘We’ve got prosperity. Now we want peace’
On Christmas Eve, U.S. President Donald Trump took calls from children, asking them what they wanted most from Santa, and revealing what was on his own wish list…“We’ve got prosperity – now we want peace,” Trump told a child named Ryan, who called the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) to check on Santa’s progress.

Israel central bank mulls issuing digital currency for faster payments
The Bank of Israel is examining issuing digital currency as a means of creating a faster payments system as well as reducing the amount of cash in the economy… The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, also said the government was ready to legislate or include the issue in its 2019 budget and economic package if the central bank gave the green light.

Bibi Netanyahu Calls Israel ‘A Country That Says Merry Christmas
I’m very proud to be the Prime Minister of Israel. A country that says Merry Christmas, first to its Christian citizens, and to our Christian friends around the world! I’m proud that Israel is a country where Christians not only survive but they thrive, because we believe in this friendship for all people.

“We’re Asking God To Watch Over You”: Check Out POTUS Trump’s Heartfelt Christmas Greeting To Overseas Troops (VIDEO)President Trump wished U.S. troops stationed in Guantanamo Bay, Kuwait and Qatar a “Very, very Merry Christmas,” on Sunday morning.

Trump Administration Announces ‘Significant Reduction’ in United Nations Budget
…Today, the United Nations agreed on a budget for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. ‎Among a host of other successes, the United States negotiated a reduction of over $285 million off the 2016-2017 final budget. In addition to these significant cost savings, we reduced the UN’s bloated management and support functions, bolstered support for key U.S. priorities throughout the world, and instilled more discipline and accountability throughout the UN system.

University Warns: No Christmas Symbols Allowed This Christmas
President Donald Trump may have promised that we would be saying “Merry Christmas” again in this country, but that hasn’t stopped at least one university from going full Grinch for the holidays. In a terse document labeled “Religious Diversity and the Holidays,” the University of Minnesota is telling administrators and student workers to keep their Christmas celebrations to themselves. Any symbols, phrases, pictures, or characters commonly associated with the holiday are essentially banned, because the school’s staff doesn’t want anyone to accidentally be…oh dear…OFFENDED.

Wife Of Fusion GPS Founder Admits Her Husband Was Behind Fake “RussiaGate” Story
She even bragged about it on her Facebook page…

Chrislam” – Europe Folds To The Islamization Of Christmas
“The word ‘Christmas,’ a symbol of our faith and our culture, does not discriminate against anyone. Striking the emblems of Christmas does not guarantee anyone’s respect, does not produce a welcoming and inclusive school and society, but fosters intolerance towards our culture, our customs, our laws and our traditions. We firmly believe that our traditions must be respected.” – Milan politician Samuele Piscina.

Gov’t Website Claims Santa Will Move To The South Pole To Escape Global Warming
A Canadian government website claims Santa Claus signed an international agreement to relocate his workshop to the South Pole to escape the effects of man-made global warming in the Arctic.

France deploys nearly 100,000 security personnel for Christmas
The French government will deploy nearly 100,000 security personnel for Christmas as the extremist threat remains high, the French Interior Ministry said in a statement. “To ensure the security on December 24-25, 54,000 police officers, 36,000 gendarmes, and 7,000 soldiers of Operation Sentinel, a total of 97,000, will be mobilized throughout the country,”Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said. Operation Sentinel was launched by the French Army in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo attacks in January 2015 and the later Paris attacks.

Pope Francis Compares the Christmas Story to the Plight of Migrants Today
Pope Francis in Christmas Eve remarks Sunday likened the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem to the migrations of millions of people today who are forced to leave homelands for a better life, or just for survival, and he expressed hope that no one will feel “there is no room for them on this Earth.”

Renewed Christmas spirit brings peace on earth in turbulent Middle East
While many Middle East Christians are marking the holidays filled with worry about terrorist attacks and repression in a turbulent region, the diverse Armenian, Assyrian, Chaldean and Syriac communities in Iraq have something to cheer this year.