Browsing: Religous Fraud

‘Senior Israeli Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu believes the Israeli army should stop arresting Palestinians and execute them instead.

“It must execute them and leave no one alive,” Eliyahu wrote in a Facebook post Tuesday, according to Defend Democracy Press.

Eliyahu, the chief rabbi of the city of Safed, has a record of making racist remarks about Arabs and Muslims. He once said Israel should take “revenge” against Arabs, and that Palestinians, whom he once labeled enemies of Israel, must be “destroyed and crushed in order to end violence.”

“If they don’t stop after we kill 100, then we must kill 1,000,” Eliyahu told the Jerusalem Post in 2007. “And if they do not stop after 1,000, then we must kill 10,000. If they still don’t stop we must kill 100,000, even a million.”’

Read more: Senior Israeli Rabbi Calls for the Mass Execution of Palestinians

‘Fundamentally, the legal separation of church and state in the late 18th and early 19th centuries in the United States did more than simply assure freedom of religion – it privatized what until then in Europe had been a public good and provided funding under the auspices of the state. In the U.S., religious leaders and their ministries had to increasingly depend on voluntary donations and to appeal ever more strenuously for those gifts.

Over the 19th century, various church support schemes were tried and abandoned. What in Europe had been a discreet offering with alms boxes kept at the back of the church (alms for the poor) became a central ritual activity in America. In most American weekly church services, offering plates were passed around to finance all of church activities. As giving became very public, one of the features of the weekly offering was, of course, that all gathered could see who was giving, if not how much.’

Read more: ATMs in Churches Across the US? Why Cash Is Considered Sacred

Former Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey colluded with senior clergy to protect a paedophile bishop, a damning report revealed yesterday.

As a result, serial sex offender Peter Ball – who boasted of being a confidant of Prince Charles – escaped prosecution for more than 20 years.

An independent inquiry into the scandal found that the Church of England knew of a string of allegations against Ball, then bishop of Gloucester, but failed to alert the police. Current Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby urged Lord Carey to step down from his role as an assistant bishop after the report covering his time as head of the Church of England.

Some of Ball’s victims called for a criminal investigation into senior clergy after the report found that the Church was ‘more interested in protecting itself’ than helping those he had abused, and that at least nine bishops knew allegations had been made against him.’

Read more: Charles’s friend the paedophile priest and a cover-up that shames the Church: Welby calls for former archbishop Carey to sever ties with CofE after damning report reveals he colluded with senior clergy to protect serial child sex offender 

‘Exorcists who reportedly worship the devil and believe its former leader controls climate change are being investigated by the Vatican.

The Brazil-based group of exorcists, known as the Heralds of the Gospel, are said to use rogue exorcism practices to possess people.

They are also said to believe their former leader Dr Plinio Correa de Oliveira, who died in 1995, is in close contact with Satan.

Even in death, Dr Plinio is said to possess the ability to control climate change and is plotting towards the death of Pope Francis.

The Vatican’s investigation was launched as video emerged online purporting to show group members recounting a conversation with the devil.’

Read more: Vatican launches probe into group of exorcists who ‘made a pact with Satan over the death of Pope Francis’ 

‘Northern Ireland’s Protestant Orange Order has urged the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to use its newfound political influence over Tory Prime Minister Theresa May to get a ban on its controversial annual march lifted.

The DUP, which has close links with the Loyal Orange Institution, is reportedly under pressure to use its new kingmaker role to extract concessions from the Conservatives.

The Orange Order is a masonic-style, hyper-conservative religious and political organization which grew out of Northern Ireland’s centuries-long sectarian conflict.

The DUP itself was at the center of a bloody sectarian divide during Northern Ireland’s Troubles – a conflict involving rival paramilitary groups and the British Army which claimed more than 3,000 lives over 30 years.

Concessions from the Tories might include the dropping of a ban on a controversial march by the Protestant order through a Catholic area of Northern Ireland’s Portadown along Garvaghy Road.’

Read more: Will Tory-DUP deal reignite Northern Ireland’s Catholic-Protestant tensions?

‘Tunisian protesters gathered in defense of the right to eat and drink in public during the Muslim fasting month. The demonstration, organized by a local rights group, comes after the arrests of non-fasters earlier this month.

The activists, who flocked to Tunis center on Sunday, chanted slogans and held posters in Arabic, English, and French, which read: “Why does it bother you if you fast and I eat?” The group called on the government to guarantee the constitutional right of belief and conscience in the country with no laws against non-fasting.

The group called ‘Mouch Bessif’ (Not against our will), which launched the event on social media, said they came to protest against the arrests of those not fasting. Less than a week into start of Ramadan, four men were sentenced to one month in prison for eating during daylight. The court in the city of Bizerte charged them with “attacking public morals.”’

Read more: Tunisians rally for right to eat during Ramadan and not get arrested. Yep, you heard that right and, yes, the world is insane

A Danish man who posted a video of himself burning the Quran on Facebook will not stand trial after politicians abolished a centuries-old blasphemy law.

The 42-year-old, who has not been named, was seen setting a large leather-bound copy of the holy book alight in a four-minute clip called “Consider your neighbour: it stinks when it burns”.

He faced up to four months in prison after prosecutors were alerted to the footage, which was posted to a Facebook group called “Yes to freedom – no to Islam” in December 2015.

They brought blasphemy charges under clause 140 of Denmark’s penal code, which bars people from publicly insulting or degrading religious doctrines or worship.

But the case has been dropped after Danish MPs revoked the 334-year-old legislation, and declared they “do not believe that there should be special rules protecting religions against expressions”.’

Read more: Quran-burner trial dropped after Danish parliament revokes centuries-old blasphemy law

‘The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, signed a new rule against the slaughter of cattle and the eating of beef (Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Regulation of Livestock Market, Rules 2017). It is highly unlikely that these rules were framed to protect animals. The original act—the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960—permits the humane slaughter of animals for food. The new rule goes against the letter of the original act, and does so for religious and mischievous reasons rather than on ethical grounds for the sake of the animals.

The order came just before the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Muslim families who fast during the day often eat meat late in the evening. Given the predisposition of this government and its parent organization—the fascistic RSS—it is more than likely that the order came on the heels of Ramadan to send a message to India’s 120 million Muslims.’

Read more: New Beef Ban Would Cause Massive Economic Damage in India and Send a Hateful Message to Its Muslims