British Courts to Adopt Sharia Law

by Arutz Sheva staff 

Islamic law is to be effectively enshrined in the British legal system for the first time under guidelines for solicitors on drawing up “Sharia compliant” wills, reports the Telegraph. 
The “ground-breaking guidance” by The Law Society will allow solicitors able to write Islamic wills that deny women an equal share of inheritances and exclude non-Muslims altogether.
The documents, which would be recognized by Britain’s courts, will also bar children born out of wedlock – and even those who have been adopted – from being counted as legitimate heirs.
Anyone married in a church, or in a civil ceremony, could be excluded from inheritance under Sharia principles, which recognize only Muslim weddings for inheritance purposes.
Nicholas Fluck, president of The Law Society, told the Telegraph the guidelines would promote “good practice” in applying Islamic principles in the British legal system.
Some lawyers, however, described the instructions as “astonishing”, and Baroness Cox, who leads a Parliamentary campaign to protect women from religiously sanctioned discrimination, said it was a “deeply disturbing” development and pledged to raise the matter with ministers.
“This violates everything that we stand for,” she said. “It would make the Suffragettes turn in their graves.”
The guidelines were “quietly published this month and distributed to solicitors in England and Wales,” reveals the Telegraph.   They suggest “deleting or amending standard legal terms and even words such as ‘children’ to ensure that those deemed “illegitimate” are denied any claim over the inheritance.  They recommend that some wills include a declaration of faith in Allah which would be drafted at a local mosque, and hand responsibility for drawing up some papers to Sharia courts.
In recent years, London has been dealing with militant Muslim groups that terrorize parts of the city in an attempt to impose Sharia law on them.  Local media report, on occasion, about confrontations between Islamists and innocent passersby in Muslim areas of the city, where signs have been put up demanding compliance with Sharia law.

CHRISTIANS TO EU:  ISRAEL IS OUR SAFE HAVEN!

Some 150 Israeli Arabic-speaking Christians on Sunday demonstrated outside the European Union mission in Tel Aviv, demanding that the international community stop nitpicking against Israel and start combatting the severe persecution of Christians everywhere else in the Middle East.

“Nations, organizations and international missions are quick to raise an accusing finger against Israel at every opportunity,” said Father Gabriel Nadaf, spiritual father of the Israeli Christian Recruitment Forum, which organized the rally.  Those same nations and organizations “don’t lift a finger against the ethnic cleansing of Christians in the Middle East,” the priest continued.

Father Nadaf went on to explain that from Syria to Egypt to Iraq to the Palestinian Authority, Christians on a daily basis suffer intimidation, harassment, desecration, coercion, torture, rape, physical abuse and murder.   “According to the statistics, a Christian is murdered every five minutes in the Middle East, and the Western world is silent about this,” he lamented.

In messages posted to its Facebook page during the Tel Aviv rally, the Israeli Christian Recruitment Forum insisted that “there is no place but Israel that is safe for Christians in the Middle East!”

While the rally was largely ignored by the mainstream Western media, the Israeli press took great interest, and forum spokesman Shadi Khalloul, a veteran of the IDF, was interviewed by various television and print media outlets.   Khalloul has spoken numerous times with Israel Today regarding the Christian awakening within Israel, and the bonds of brotherhood than bind local Christians to the Jewish people and the Jewish state.

Last month, Israel’s Knesset took the first important step toward recognizing local Christians as an independent minority separate from the Arab Muslims.  Both Nadaf and Khalloul say this is necessary, since local Christians were here before the Arab Muslim conquest around 600 AD.

A growing number of Israelis, including lawmakers and opinion shapers, are likewise waking up to the strong Christian minority in their midst, a minority that has been long neglected, but which is now beginning to boldly take its place alongside the Jews.

Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Calls for The Retaking of Gaza and Taking on Iran

by Ido Ben-Porat and Tova Dvorin (Arutz Sheva News)

IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz was unusually candid declaring during a presentation to a high school in Gan Yavne that the IDF is fighting Israel’s enemies on all fronts.

“The Israeli Navy will be wherever we want them to be,” Gantz noted in the speech, which was quoted by Channel 10. “I have not even mentioned the dozens of classified activities the IDF carries out to defend Israel, some of which happened over the last week and are happening as we speak.”

Gantz also discussed possible plans for the future of the IDF, and made clear that an armed conflict with Iran is not an impossibility. “We can talk about shorter and longer ranges” Gantz said, “like Iran which is not out of the IDF’s range.” The Chief of Staff’s admission was on the same day that one report claimed the IDF is actively preparing for a conflict with Iran in 2014.

The students asked the Chief of Staff whether it is possible to stop the rocket fire at Gan Yavne and other southern communities, following the barrage of rockets which hit Israel recently.

Gantz responded, “If we want to make sure that nothing will come from there, we need to retake Gaza – it’s a problem we deal with every week.”

“The decision to ‘sleep on it’ is a strategic move,” he added.

Gantz’s comments echo the sentiments of Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman, who reiterated last week that Israel must retake Gaza to prevent more rocket fire from the Hamas-controlled territory.

“Following an attack like this – a barrage of more than 50 rockets – there is no alternative to a full reoccupation of the entire Gaza Strip,” he said.

Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz agreed.

“Sooner or later we will have to take control of Gaza, in order to get rid of the Hamas regime,” Steinitz said. “We do not need to reoccupy it permanently, but we do need to remove from Gaza the option of firing rockets on us. If and when the moment comes when we must retake Gaza – and that moment is coming soon – the operation will have to be a very quick one,” said Steinitz.

An operation like this is likely to be distasteful to Israelis, but there really is no choice, said Steinitz. “This really should have been done in 2012, in Operation Pillar of Defense, when they fired rockets at Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. The IDF entered Gaza and managed to halt the firing of rockets for a time, but I was of the opinion that we should have continued.”

Israel withdrew from Gaza in the 2005 “Disengagement Plan”, which saw the withdrawal of all IDF positions and the destruction of all Jewish communities in the territory, along with the forced expulsion of the roughly 9,000 Jews living there.

At the time, right-wing leaders had warned the withdrawal would worsen, rather than improve Israel’s security situation, and that troops would simply have to return to curb rocket-fire against nearby Israeli communities – a stance largely vindicated by the subsequent spike in rocket attacks following the seizure of the territory by Hamas, which prompted separate counter-terrorism operations.

How will America hold together?

By Victor Davis Hanson

By the year 200, the Roman Republicwas a distant memory. Few citizens of the global Roman Empire even knew of their illustrious ancestors like Scipio or Cicero. Millions no longer spoke Latin. Italian emperors were a rarity. There were no national elections.

Yet Rome endured as a global power for three more centuries. What held it together?

A stubborn common popular culture and the prosperity of Mediterranean-wide standardization kept things going. The Egyptian, the Numidian, the Iberian and the Greek assumed that everything from Roman clay lamps and glass to good roads and plentiful grain were available to millions throughout the Mediterranean.

As long as the sea was free of pirates, thieves cleared from the roads, and merchants allowed to profit, few cared whether the lawless Caracalla or the unhinged Elagabalus was emperor in distant Rome.

Something likewise both depressing and encouraging is happening to the United States. Few Americans seem to worry that our present leaders have lied to or misled the Congressand the American people without consequences.

Most young people cannot distinguish the First Amendment from the Fourth Amendment — and do not worry that they cannot. Washington, Jefferson and Lincoln are mere names of grammar schools but otherwise unidentifiable to most.

Separatism is believed to bring dividends. Here in California, universities conduct separate graduation ceremonies predicated on race — sometimes difficult given the increasingly mixed ancestry of Americans.

As in Rome, there is a vast disconnect between elites and the people. Almost half of America receives some sort of public assistance, and another half pays no federal income tax. About one-seventh of Americans are on food stamps.

Yet housing prices in elite enclaves — Manhattan, Cambridge, Santa Monica, Palo Alto — are soaring. The wealthy like to cocoon themselves in Roman-like villas, safe from the real-life ramifications of their own utopian ideology.

The government and the media do their best to spread the ideals of radical egalitarianism while avoiding offense to anyone. There is no official war on terror or against radical Islamism. Instead, in “overseas contingency operations” we fight “man-caused disasters” while at home dealing with “workplace violence.”

In news stories that involve crimes with divisive racial themes, the media frequently paper over information about the perpetrators. But that noble restraint only seems to incite readers. In reckless fashion they often post the most inflammatory online comments about such liberal censorship. Officially, America celebrates diversity; privately, America is fragmenting into racial, political and ideological camps.

So why is the United States not experiencing something like the rioting in Turkey or Brazil, or the murder of thousands in Mexico? How are we able to avoid the bloody chaos in Syria, the harsh dictatorships of Russia and China, the implosion of Egypt or the economic hopelessness now endemic in Southern Europe?

About half of America and many of its institutions operate as they always have. Caltech andMIT are still serious. Neither interjects race, class and gender studies into its engineering or physics curricula. Most in the IRS, unlike some of their bosses, are not corrupt. For the well driller, the power plant operator and the wheat farmer, the lies in Washington are still mostly an abstraction.

Get up at 5:30 a.m. and you’ll see that most of the nation’s urban freeways are jammed with hard-working commuters. Every day they go to work, support their families, pay their taxes and avoid arrest — so that millions of others do not have to do the same. The U.S. military still more closely resembles our heroes from World War II than the culture of the Kardashians.

Like diverse imperial Roman citizens, we are united in some fashion by shared popular tastes and mass consumerism. The cell phones and cars of the poor offer more computing power and better transportation than the aristocracy enjoyed just 20 years ago.

Youth of all races and backgrounds in lockstep fiddle with their cell phones as they walk about. Jeans are an unspoken American uniform — both for the Wall Street grandees and the homeless on the sidewalks. Left, right, liberal, conservative, professor and ditch digger have similar-looking Facebook accounts.

If Rome quieted the people with public spectacles and cheap grain from the provinces, so too Americans of all classes keep glued to favorite video games and reality-TV shows. Fast food is both cheap and tasty. All that for now is preferable to rioting and revolt.

Like Rome, America apparently can coast for a long time on the fumes of its wonderful political heritage and economic dynamism — even if both are little understood or appreciated by most who still benefit from them.

It’s now 68 Years Later

In Memoriam - 68 Years Later

In Memoriam – 68 Years Later

Please read the little cartoon carefully, it’s powerful. Then read the comments at the end.

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t’s now 68 years after the Second World War in Europe ended. This e-mail is being sent as a memorial chain, in memory of the six million Jews, 20 million Russians, 10 million Christians and 1,900 Catholic priests who were murdered, massacred, raped, burned, starved and humiliated.

Now, more than ever, it’s imperative to make sure the world never forgets, because there are others who would like to do it again.

Over 75, No Obama Care

Well, here it is. Obama Care Highlighted by Page Number THE CARE BILL HB 3200 JUDGE KITHIL IS THE 2ND OFFICIAL WHO HAS OUTLINED THESE PARTS OF THE CARE BILL. Judge Kithil of Marble Falls, TX – highlighted the most egregious pages of HB 3200 Please read this, especially the reference to pages 58 & 59 JUDGE KITHIL wrote:

  • Page 50/section 152: the bill will provide insurance to all non-U.S. residents, even if they are here illegally.
  • Page 58 and 59: The government will have real-time access to an individual’s bank account and will have authority to make electronic fund transfers from those accounts.
  • Page 65/section 164: The plan will be subsidized (by the government) for all union members, union retirees and for community organizations (such as the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now – ACORN)
  • Page 203/line 14-15: The tax imposed under this section will not be treated as a tax. (How could anybody in their right mind come up with that?)
  • Page 241 and 253: Doctors will all be paid the same regardless of specialty, and the government will set all doctors’ fees. This is what they do in Sweden too. I know because Alf’s daughter Ann is an OB/GYN, and her husband, Thorsten, is a surgeon.
  • Page 272. section 1145: Cancer hospital will ration care according to the patient’s age.
  • Page 317 and 321: The government will impose a prohibition on hospital expansion; however, communities may petition for an exception.
  • Page 425, line 4-12: The government mandates advance-care planning consultations. Those on Social Security will be required to attend an “end-of-life planning” seminar every five years. (Death counseling)
  • Page 429, line 13-25: The government will specify which doctors can write an end-of-life order.

HAD ENOUGH?
Judge Kithil then goes on to identify: “Finally, it is specifically stated that this bill will not apply to members of Congress.”
No wonder they did not see the need to read it….doesn’t apply to them!!! THE AMERICAN PEOPLE NEED TO STAND UP TO WASHINGTON. I don’t know if we can do anything, but awareness helps.
Winds Of Change — Warren Buffet is asking each addressee to forward this email to a minimum of twenty people on their address list; in turn ask each of those to do likewise. At least 20 if you can. It has to stop somewhere. In three days, most people in The United States of America will have this message. This is one idea that really should be passed around.

The Battle Cry

In 1836 The Alamo Mission was overrun, and the Texan defenders were slaughtered, by General Santa Anna. When the American settlers in Texas, and other Americans, rallied to defeat Santa Anna at San Jacinto that same year; it ended the Mexican Revolution. The battle cry during that rally was “Remember the Alamo”.

In 2013, while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State, the U.S. Embassy in Benghasi, Libya, was attacked and overrun by Jihadists, while cries for help from the ambassador up to two weeks prior went unheeded. The Administration tried in vain to cover it up as a revenge for a video, knowing fully that it was a lie. The survivors of the attack were not allowed to testify at the Congressional hearings. When Hillary was called to testify she used lame excuses to claim she couldn’t help, and said in an ending statement, “What difference does it make?” (that the Benghasi attack took place and she stood by withholding forces to help the ambassador and the brave Marines that died there) . If Hillary Clinton runs for president in 2016, which she appears to be positioning herself, I think the battle cry should be “Remember Benghasi!”.

The deaths of those brave Americans that were slaughtered needlessly in Benghasi should not be forgotten, and no one responsible for the non-support withheld from our Ambassador, should not be elected as President of the United States.