Australia * US troops Marines arrive in Darwin April 18, 2017 - The US Marines touched down in Darwin as they stand ready to fight against North Korea should the situation escalate. The Marines began arriving for a 6 month deployment during which they will conduct exercises with Australian and visiting Chinese forces. The US Marines are ready for battle. 220.127.116.11/focus/f-news/3545003/posts
www.prophecynewswatch.com/article.cfm?recent_news_id=1357 Madness In Australia - Accommodating Islam News Image By Judith Bergman/Gatestone Institute July 06, 2017 Share this article: During the month of Ramadan alone, the world witnessed 160 Islamic attacks in 29 countries, in which 1627 people were murdered and 1824 injured.
Nevertheless, the dual efforts to deny any links between Islamic terrorism and Islam on the one hand, and the efforts to accommodate Islam to the greatest extent possible on the other, seem to continue unaffected by the realities of Islamic terrorism -- in Australia, as well, which is experiencing its own share of sharia and jihad.
At the end of May, the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) called on the Australian Parliament's Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade to:
"...include a recommendation in its report that disavows the notion that there is any inherent link between Islam and terrorism... The Committee should condemn any politician who refers divisively (expressly or implied) to any religious or ethnic group for the purpose of political gain."
PHAA Chief Executive Michael Moore said that there is no inherent link between any religion and acts of terror:
"When you look at terrorism and the IRA, I don't think many people blamed Christianity for terrorism when clearly there was an overlay. In fact there's nothing inherent in Christianity that links to terrorism".
Since when are public health officials qualified to make authoritative statements on the theology of Islam or its linkage to Islamic terrorism?
Muslim psychiatrist Tanveer Ahmed, would disagree. Speaking in June about the Australian media's disproportionate focus on "Islamophobia" he said:
"While terrorism's origins have many factors, Islamic terrorists, as heinous as their acts are, they are often merely doing what the scriptures are telling them."
Australian Leaders React to Proposed ‘Jesus Ban’ in Schools – Faithwire 7/27/17
Government officials in the Australian state of Queensland have introduced a policy that would ban Christmas cards, references to Jesus, and anything that could be classified as “evangelization” from public schools, the Daily Mail Australia reported.
A recent Department of Education report voices concerns that unbridled freedom of religion has led to non-religious children being “forced” to entertain the Christian beliefs of their peers.
According to these officials, schools are expected “to take appropriate action” if they find that students who receive “religious instruction” are evangelizing to those who do not. “Evangelization” covers a range of speech and actions, including distributing Christmas cards with photos or words referencing Jesus’ birth and life, making religious-themed ornaments, and handing out bracelets to share “the good news about Jesus.”
If such evangelization is left unchecked, the report claims that it could “adversely affect the school’s ability to provide a safe, supportive and inclusive environment.”
Twitter Censorship: Pastor's Ad for Book on Traditional Marriage is Labeled 'Hate Content' 7/28/17
Twitter has reportedly denied the request of a pastor to use the social media network to advertise his new book which promotes a traditional view of marriage.
The Christian Post reports that Pastor Craig Stellpflug paid for Twitter ads to promote his recently-published book titled One Man One Woman: God’s Original Design for Marriage.
Stellpflug, who is a pastor at Sunrise Baptist Church in Custer, Washington, said that Twitter sent him an email denying his request to advertise his book on the platform.
Stellpflug had wanted to post this tweet: “One Man One Woman is about God's original design for marriage carried from Adam and Eve in the garden through today." The tweet also included an image of the book and a link to WestBow Press’s online bookstore where the book can be purchased.
Twitter told Stellpflug that they do not allow tweet’s that contain “hate content, sensitive topics, and violence globally.” They further stated that Stellpflug’s ad contained “hate.”
"They started promoting it, they took my money," Stellpflug told The Christian Post. "Then, I get that email that tweet was not approved and that it was determined to be hate."
Stellpflug says his book is not about gay-bashing and actually addresses other topics than homosexuality.
"In fact, I address different issues — homosexuality, adultery, divorce, pornography and other like issues," he said. "I don't give any special weight to homosexuality. I do give tremendous weight to God's forgiveness, God's judgment versus our judgment."
Halal Chief: White Women Need To Be Fertilize 7/28/17
Mohamed Elmouelhy, the head of Australia’s Halal Certification Authority, publicly commented on Facebook to state that white Australian women need Muslim men to fertilize them and “keep them surrounded by Muslim babies.”
Elmouelhy’s intolerant views led him to declare that the “white race will be extinct” in 40 years.
The certification chief, who immigrated to Australia in 1975 and became a citizen in 1981, made his comments in response to a study in Human Reproduction Update from Israeli researchers in Hebrew University, which revealed declining fertility rates among men in North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.
Based on 43,000 men, the scientists found that a high proportion of men in Western countries had sperm counts below the threshold for infertility.
Whales beach in Australia Mar 24, 2018 - Pilot whales mass stranding on the coast of Western Australia. About 150 beached at Hamelin Bay south of Perth. Fukushima has poisoned the Pacific - and the world - for years, and there is no healing. www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-43519439
Australia * Cardinal Pell sexual assault charges May 1, 2018 - Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell will stand trial on sexual assault charges involving multiple complainants. More than 30 witnesses testified. Pell is Australia's most senior Catholic and one of the most powerful officials in the Vatican. www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-43957330
Turnbull out Aug 25, 2018 - Australia is yet another case of anti-establishment sentiments. They are among the world’s most indebted. Flat wages, surging home prices and swelling immigration clogged roads in major cities, made voters feel worse off.
Voters are discontented with Australia’s major parties. Conservative former ministers bought down PM Malcolm Turnbull, hoping to install Peter Dutton, who pledged to slash immigration and wind back tax reforms in order to cut electricity bills.