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Christian Theology Students Forced off Campus by Mob of Islamic Hard-liners

FOXNEWS.COM HOME > WORLD Christian Theology Students Forced off Campus by Mob of Islamic Hard-linersFriday, August 22, 2008JAKARTA, Indonesia — Hundreds of Christian theology students have been living in tents since a mob of angry Muslim neighbors stormed their campus last month wielding bamboo spears and hurling Molotov cocktails.The incident comes amid growing concern that Indonesia's tradition of religious tolerance is under threat from Islamic hard-liners.In talks since the attack, the Arastamar Evangelical School of Theology has reluctantly agreed to shut its 20-year-old campus in east Jakarta, accepting an offer this week to move to a small office building on the other side of the Indonesian capital."Why should we be forced from our house while our attackers can walk freely?" asked the Rev. Matheus Mangentang, chairman of the 1,400-student school.The government of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, which relies on the support of Islamic parties in …


1 broken bulb pushes contamination to 300 times EPA limits
Poisonous vapor so bad, researchers recommend families no longer use CFLs
Posted: August 11, 2008
9:55 pm Eastern

© 2008 WorldNetDaily Compact fluorescent light bulbs have long been known to contain poisonous liquid mercury, but a study released earlier this year shows the level of mercury vapor released from broken bulbs skyrockets past accepted safety levels.
Following a story reported by WND last year about a Maine woman quoted $2,000 for cleaning up a broken fluorescent bulb, or CFL, in her home, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection studied the dangers of broken CFLs and the adequacy of recommended cleanup procedures.The results were stunning: Breaking a single compact fluorescent bulb on the floor can spike mercury vapor levels in a room – particularly at a child's height – to over 300 times the EPA's standard accepted safety level.Furthermore, for days after a CFL has been br…

Daughter murdered for converting to Christianity

Saudi man kills daughter for converting to ChristianityBy Mariam Al Hakeem, Correspondent
Published: August 12, 2008, 18:34Riyadh: A Saudi man working with the Commission for Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice recently killed his daughter for converting to Christianity.

According to sources close to the victim, the religious police member had cut the tongue of the girl and burned her to death following a heated debate on religion.

The death of the girl sent shockwaves and websites where the victim used to write with various nick names have allocated special space to mourn her, while some others closed temporarily in protest.

According to the Saudi Al Ukhdoud news website, the victim wrote an article on the blog of which she was a member under the nickname “Rania” a few days before her murder.

She wrote that her life became an ordeal after her family members grew suspicious about her after a religious discussion with them.

She said that her brother found some Christian artic…

Genetically modified crops - detrimental

Prince: Genetically modified crops not the answerAug 12, 8:51 PM (ET)

By DAVID STRINGER LONDON (AP) - Britain's Prince Charles, owner of an organic farm, says that increased use of genetically modified crops to help solve world food shortages could lead to environmental disaster. The heir to the British throne was quoted as saying in an interview published Wednesday that he believes new experiments with modified crops could worsen problems with food supplies. Prince Charles, whose farm has supplied products to stores since 1992, is a longtime critic of genetic modification of food. His stance puts him at odds with Britain's government, which has said that genetically modified crops could help lower food prices and urged those opposed to the technology to reconsider their position."What we should be talking about is food security not food production - that is what matters and that is what people will not understand," Prince Charles in The Daily Telegraph interview. He …


Saudis to Christians: Get out!
Those accused of worshipping in homes ordered deported
Posted: August 04, 2008
10:13 pm Eastern

© 2008 WorldNetDaily
King AbdullahMore than a dozen Christians in Saudi Arabia who were accused by government officials of worshipping in their homes have been ordered deported.According to a report from International Christian Concern, the Christians will be expelled tomorrow for their part in a home worship service in Taif in April.The deportation conflicts with the message stated just weeks earlier by Saudi King Abdullah, who called for interfaith dialogue and held a summit in Spain with a representatives from several major religions."Deporting Christians for worshipping in their private homes shows that King Abdullah's speech is mere rhetoric and his country is deceiving the international community about their desire for change and reconciliation," said Jeff King, the president of ICC.The report from the Washington-base…

Knights Templar vs Vatican

Knights Templar to Vatican: Give us back our assetsThreaten to subject Pope to an inquisitionBy Joe FayMore by this author Published Monday 4th August 2008 13:21 GMT Nail down your security priorities. Ask the experts and your peers at The Register Security Debate, September 24 2008. The Knights Templar are demanding that the Vatican give them back their good name and, possibly, billions in assets into the bargain, 700 years after the order was brutally suppressed by a joint venture between the Pope and the King of France.If the Holy See doesn’t comply, the warrior knights, renowned for liberating the Holy Land, will deploy that most fearsome of weapons: a laborious court case through the creaking Spanish legal system.The Daily Telegraph reports that The Association of the Sovereign Order of the Temple of Christ has launched a court case in Spain, demanding Pope Benedict “recognise” the seizure of assets worth €100bn. The Spanish-based group of Templars apparently says in a…



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