Muslim American Society Investigating ‘Oversight’ After Video Published of Kids Singing About Beheading

(Worthy News) – The Muslim American Society will investigate an event at a Philadelphia Islamic Center last month at which children sang violent songs which the organization says were not “properly vetted.”

The group called the incident “an unintended mistake and an oversight,” the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

A video of the event published by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) shows children singing violent lyrics. One girl says “we will chop off their heads” to “liberate the sorrowful and exalted Al-Aqsa Mosque” in Jerusalem.

“We will defend the land of divine guidance with our bodies, and we will sacrifice our souls without hesitation. We will lead the army of Allah fulfilling his promise, and we will subject them to eternal torture,” a girl reads. [ Source: Washington Free Beacon (Read More…) ]

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76% of Democrats, 69% of U.S. Adults Want Congress to Probe Origins of DOJ’s Russia Investigation

(Worthy News) – Three-fourths (76%) of Democrats want Congress to investigate the origins of the Justice Department’s probe that led to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of President Donald Trump, a new CNN poll finds.

In all, 69% of the 1,007 U.S. adults polled in the national survey, conducted April 25-28, 2019, say Congress should look into how the Russian interference investigation was launched. Ironically, fewer Republicans than either Democrats or Independents want Congress to look into how the investigation started. [ Source: CNS News (Read More…) ]

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Iranian plot on U.S. possibly thwarted due to Israeli intelligence

(Worthy News) – The United States received information from Israel concerning an alleged Iranian plot to attack American interests in the Gulf, Axios reported on Monday.

National Security advisor John Bolton publicly warned on Sunday that Iran will face “unrelenting force” if it attempts to harm the US, in an unusual statement.

In the same statement, the US announced that it would deploy the aircraft carrier USS Lincoln to the region.

According to the report, intelligence provided by Israel’s Mossad agency was at least part of the reason for the warning and the move to deploy the aircraft carrier. The information was allegedly passed to a U.S. team headed by Bolton two weeks ago by an Israeli delegation led by national security adviser Meir Ben Shabbat. [ Source: Jerusalem Post (Read More…) ]

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Same old media bias dredged up following Israeli reprisals after Gaza rocket barrage

(Worthy News) – While Israel absorbed as many as 700 rockets fired by the terrorist groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad from the Gaza Strip over the weekend, the media turned the tables on the aggression and launched its usual assault on the Jewish state.

“It’s Israel against Palestinian terrorists, so we always know which side the American media will take – the ‘terrorists,’” Dan Gainor, vice president of business and culture at the Media Research Center, a media watchdog group, told Jewish News Syndicate. “Except they won’t ever call them that. Fire 700 rockets indiscriminately trying to kill men, women and children, and the press labels you a ‘militant,’ as long as they support your cause.”

Gainor cited a “usual list of errors and fallacies – like how Gaza is ‘occupied’ or ‘surrounded’ – neither of which is true. Israel pulled out of Gaza more than a decade ago and it was rewarded by the creation of a terror state.”

Israel withdrew from the Gaza Strip in 2005. [ Source: Israel Hayom(Read More…) ]

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Netanyahu to military: Get ready for another escalation

(Worthy News) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that it was “clear that this is not the end of the campaign,” hours after a ceasefire to end a surge of deadly violence in the Gaza Strip and southern Israel took hold on Monday.

The latest round of hostilities erupted three days ago, peaking on Sunday when rockets and missiles from Hamas Islamist-run Gaza killed four civilians in Israel, local health officials said. Israeli strikes killed 21 Palestinians, over half of them civilians, at the weekend, Gaza health authorities said.

“Over the last two days we renewed the policy of targeted killings of terror leaders, we killed tens of Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) terrorists, we destroyed terror towers. We changed the rules of the game and Hamas understands that well,” Netanyahu said, flanked by senior military officials. [ Source: Israel Hayom (Read More…) ]

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Pence to offer ‘carrots’ to Venezuela military, warnings to judges

(Worthy News) – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is set on Tuesday to offer new incentives to Venezuela’s military to turn against President Nicolas Maduro, responding to an attempted uprising that fizzled out last week, a senior administration official told Reuters.

In a speech to the Americas Society at the State Department, scheduled for 3:25 p.m. (1925 GMT), Pence will also warn that the United States will soon move to sanction 25 additional magistrates on Venezuela’s supreme court, the official said on Monday, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Pence will also offer assistance for refugees who have fled the country, and an economic aid package contingent on a political transition, according to the official. [ Source: Reuters (Read More…) ]

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Turkey says it will not bow to U.S. sanctions over S-400 deal

(Worthy News) – Turkey will never bow to U.S. sanctions over its agreement to purchase Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile defense systems, Vice President Fuat Oktay said on Sunday regarding a deal that has strained ties between the NATO allies.

Washington says the systems are not compatible with NATO equipment and may compromise its Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter jets. It has warned of possible U.S. sanctions if Ankara pushes on with the Russian deal.

Turkey, a prospective buyer and a partner in the production of the F-35s, has said the S-400s and jets would not impact each other and that it will not abandon its deal with Russia. [ Source: Reuters (Read More…) ]

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Pakistani Christian girls targeted by Chinese as brides

(Worthy News) – Muqadas Ashraf was just 16 when her parents married her off to a Chinese man who had come to Pakistan looking for a bride. Less than five months later, Muqadas is back in her home country, pregnant and seeking a divorce from a husband she says was abusive.

She is one of hundreds of poor Christian girls who have been trafficked to China in a market for brides that has swiftly grown in Pakistan since late last year, activists say. Brokers are aggressively seeking out girls for Chinese men, sometimes even cruising outside churches to ask for potential brides. They are being helped by Christian clerics paid to target impoverished parents in their congregation with promises of wealth in exchange for their daughters.

Parents receive several thousand dollars and are told that their new sons-in-law are wealthy Christian converts. The grooms turn out to be neither, according to several brides, their parents, an activist, pastors and government officials, all of whom spoke to The Associated Press. Once in China, the girls – most often married against their will – can find themselves isolated in remote rural regions, vulnerable to abuse, unable to communicate and reliant on a translation app even for a glass of water. [ Source: Washington Times (Read More…) ]

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US warns China, Russia against aggression in Arctic region

(Worthy News) – The Trump administration warned China and Russia on Monday that the U.S. won’t stand for aggressive moves in the Arctic region, which is rapidly opening up to development and commerce as temperatures warm and sea ice melts.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a speech in Finland that the U.S. will compete for influence in the Arctic and counter attempts to make it the strategic preserve of any one or two nations. He said the rule of law must prevail for the Arctic to remain peaceful, and he criticized China and Russia for what he said were coercive practices that would destabilize the “high North” if allowed.

Critics were likely to seize on the speech for being short on scientific specifics, not using the phrase “climate change,” offering no ideas on mitigating its effects and focusing almost entirely on how to responsibly tap the Arctic in an era of fierce global rivalries. [ Source: Washington Times (Read More…) ]

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‘This Is a Baby!’ Focus on the Family’s LIVE 4D Ultrasound Largest Pro-Life Event Ever in NYC

(Worthy News) – The issue of life took front and center this weekend in New York City’s Times Square. In its first “Alive from New York” event, Focus on the Family turned out a massive show of support to protect the unborn.

There were live performances and speeches. But the main event was a live 4D ultrasound. The ultrasound was performed on Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood clinic director and now a pro-life activist and the inspiration behind the movie “Unplanned.”

“This is a baby! This right here is a baby. This right here is a baby! It’s not a cat. It’s not a parasite. This is a human being with a heartbeat, with its own DNA that is separate from my body. And this baby deserves to live,” Johnson told the assembled crowd numbering in the thousands. [ Source: CBN News (Read More…) ]

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