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Stunning claim! Palestinians prosper from Jews’ West Bank presence

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WASHINGTON – The Jewish presence in the West Bank is considered by Arab nations to be a stumbling block to any peace agreement.

But Palestinians are prospering because of Israel’s investment in the “occupied” territory, known to Jews as the biblical Judea and Samaria, according to Sondra Baras, who travels to the area on behalf of Christian Friends of Israeli Communities to seek support for parks, child-care centers and other programs.

“Israel has encouraged economic development within the Palestinian areas and [Palestinians] are taking advantage of this,” Baras told WND in an interview. “We are seeing investment and we’re seeing new businesses. More and more Arabs are entitled and enabled to work in Jewish communities in Israel and they’re making wonderful salaries.”

She said such economic success is important to ridding the region of its terrorist influences.

Her organization connects Christians worldwide to those Israelis who live in disputed regions of the country.

It wasn’t until Israel captured the West Bank territory during the 1967 Six-Day War that Israelis moved in.

In 1968, a small group of religious Jews rented rooms at a hotel in the region in Hebron for Passover, saying they wanted to be near the Tomb of the Patriarchs, one of the holiest sites in Judaism, Islam and Christianity, she explained.

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The Israeli government apprehensively permitted them to stay “temporarily.” From that beginning, hundreds of thousands of Israeli Jews now reside in the West Bank, citing religion, history and Israel’s security among their reasons for being there.

Now there are housing complexes on the West Bank for an estimated 400,000 Israelis, according to Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics.

The changing population balance has provoked Palestinian anger and drawn condemnation from far-left international organizations, including some divisions of the United Nations. Yet, a small but growing number of Arabs are moving into Jewish settlements in East Jerusalem, drawn by cheaper rent and better services.

A staggering 92 percent of households interviewed in the Palestinian territory of Gaza are severely poverty-ridden, forced into debt just to meet basic needs, such as food, shelter and education, while 69 percent had no jobs, claims Islamic Relief.

The report also found that almost half of the Palestinian Arabs interviewed were suffering from psychological problems and chronic diseases, such as hypertension, asthma and heart disease as a result of the 50-day war between Israel and Gaza that left more than 2,200 people dead in July 2014.

Baras told WND the majority of Palestinian territory is impoverished, but Palestinians who reside in Jewish settlements of Israel are financially well-off.

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“An Arab who works for an Israeli company will make five times what he would make if he were working for a Palestinian company,” she said. “We see it on the roads – the cars that the Palestinians are driving on the roads, they’re great cars, new cars of all the best models.”

She argues the prospects of economic and social mobility offers a different end result than what the Palestinian government encourages: terrorism and radicalism.

“One of the things that we find particularly interesting is that in recent years … more and more Palestinian Arabs – Muslims – are not turning into lovers of Israel or Zionists, but they are realizing that when they refrain from terrorism, when they go about their business of just trying to live a good life, they live a better life,” she said. “Younger, more impressionable kids are being radicalized by social media. The more mature middle class responsible families in the Palestinian areas are realizing that terrorism is bad for them – and that’s our hope.”

The Palestinian Consumer Protection Society has joined forces with the National Committee for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, known as the BDS movement, in an effort to impede Israel’s economy and strategically tarnish Israel’s international legitimacy.

It recently threatened to reveal the names of and blacklist any Palestinian company that seeks partnership with Israeli businessmen, who seek to unite Israelis and Palestinians through entrepreneurial opportunity.

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The BDS movement has “an enormous amount of money behind them, some of the money from the European governments, but much of it from the Arab world – what we might call Petro dollars,” Baras explained.

“It has achieved enormous success in Europe, where there are many countries insist any goods imported from Israel that are actually grown or produced in Judea or Samaria have to be labeled as ‘produced by the occupied West Bank,’” she continued. “The idea being that it makes it easier for them to boycott those particular goods. The result has been that major supermarket chains, for example, refuse to purchase any goods that are purchased in Judea and Samaria.”

But BDS has not had a substantial impact on Israel, Baras said, instead actually harming Palestinians.

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“The BDS movement targeted [the company] Soda Stream in a number of ways a couple of years ago,” she said. “Soda stream was located in Judea and employed about 700 Palestinian Arabs in their plant, who were making salaries five times of what they would make if they were working for a Palestinian company.”

She explained: “The result of the BDS movement is, the Israeli company continues to thrive, but hundreds of Palestinian Arabs have lost their jobs. The Palestinian leadership really and truly does not care for the welfare of their people. They care for their own prestige, they care for their own wealth. In fact, a lot of the money that is poured into the Palestinian authority finds its way to their personal pockets.”

Congress crafted bipartisan legislation in March that would prohibit the BDS movement against Israel. The Israel Anti-Boycott Act (H.R. 1697/S. 720), introduced by Sens. Ben Cardin, D-Md., and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, in March, would expand 1970s-era laws that bar complying with boycotts of Israel sponsored by governments or international organizations. Those adhering to boycotts would be the subject of fines.

While the measure is aimed at the BDS movement, it also targets efforts by the United Nations and the European Union to distinguish products manufactured in Israel from those manufactured in West Bank settlements.

Baras believes the settlement movement, Israel and the Middle East are on the precipice of dramatic change for the better in light of the pro-Israel stance of the Trump administration, which has been far more muted in its criticism of settlements than its predecessor.

The issue of Jewish settlements in the West Bank returned to the headlines in December 2016, during the last weeks of Obama administration, when the United Nations Security Council voted 14-0 to condemn Israeli settlements. The United States, which often vetoes resolutions critical of Israel, abstained and allowed the resolution to pass.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded by repudiating the Obama administration. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry defended the U.S. position in a lengthy speech that repeatedly admonished Israel over settlements. But it had little impact because he was gone from office in days.

“Even here in the United States, the United States government has been supporting the Palestinian authority for years – pouring millions of dollars into the Palestinian authority,” Baras said. “That same Palestinian authority is turning around and supporting the families of terrorists. Basically what happens – if you have a terrorist in your family who either has lost their life or is caught sitting in an Israeli jail, the Palestinian authority will reward you. Essentially the Palestinian authority is saying ‘you kill an Israeli, we’ll pay you money.’ This Palestinian authority is getting those funds from the United States and from Europe.”

Palestinian terrorist groups have been paying stipends to families of dead or imprisoned terrorists since 1964, a practice was made routine by the Palestinian Authority during the Second Intifada of 2000-2005. The so-called “Martyrs’ Fund” system currently pays $170 million a year to 35,000 families of dead or convicted terrorists.

President Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas in May, in no uncertain terms, that payment must stop, warning that peace cannot be achieved while murder is being subsidized.

“Today we are at a critical juncture though, because with the new administration in the United States, President Trump has come in, and from the beginning, come out with a much more pro-Israel stand than we’ve seen in many, many years – in a complete reversal from what we’ve saw in the previous administration,” Baras continued. “President Trump has made very clear statements about the Jews who have a right to live in Judea and Samaria.”

Baras is urging Americans to adopt a settlement.

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“From the beginning CFIOC has been very involved in encouraging churches and Christian communities to get involved in the settlement movement in a very practical, personal way. One of the ways we’ve done that is through the Adopt a Settlement Program,” she said. “We offer the opportunity to a particular church or group to adopt and connect in a direct way with one of the communities in Judea and Samaria. They develop an ongoing relationship, where they raise funds on a regular basis – they’ll take up on offering once month for their adopted community. They may take a tour group, or have representatives of the church come to Israel.”

Despite the economic incentives that influence Muslims to refrain from radicalism, Baras believes Palestinians will never recognize Israel as a Jewish state.

“It is absolutely critical today than ever before that Americans – the people of America – raise their voices in support of the Jewish right to live in Judea and Samaria, in our biblical heartland. Today for the first time we have an administration who will listen to these voices. We have Congress who will listen to these voices. And it will strengthen their resolve to do what needs to be done to create a better safer Israel, and ultimately a better and safer Middle East.”

“The Miracle of Israel,” narrated by the late Leonard Nimoy, reveals the story of the only nation in the history of the world that has maintained a national identity without a homeland – and did it for centuries.

 

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Eyewitnesses take you inside abortion ‘house of horrors’

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The police knew there was a problem in the Women’s Medical Society of Philadelphia, but they didn’t realize just what the problem was until they got there.

They thought they were raiding the largest supplier of illicit prescription painkillers in the City of Brotherly Love, but once inside, they found that Kermit Gosnell’s medical office was something much worse.

When investigators with the FBI, DEA and Philadelphia Police Department raided Gosnell’s clinic on February 18, 2010, they expected to find a “pill mill” but instead found a house of horrors.

There was blood on the floor and the smell of urine in the air. The two surgery rooms were dirty and unsanitary, completely unbefitting a surgical facility. Semi-conscious women scheduled for abortions sat on filthy recliners covered with blood-stained blankets in the waiting room or recovery room.

And then there were the severed body parts of late-term aborted babies displayed in jars over a dirty sink.

And the remains of 47 aborted babies crammed into a freezer and packed into boxes in the basement, all with mysterious wounds across the backs of their necks.

Police soon realized they had uncovered a “House of Horrors” where babies were routinely born alive during very late-term abortions only to be brutally murdered.

Cheryl Sullenger, senior vice president of Operation Rescue, attended Gosnell’s murder trial in 2013. She relays shocking eyewitness revelations from the often heart-wrenching testimony in her brand-new book “The Trial of Kermit Gosnell: The Shocking Details and What It Revealed About the Abortion Industry in America,” available now from World Ahead Press.

It would be bad enough if the Gosnell case were an isolated incident, but Sullenger, who has over 30 years of experience researching abortion industry abuses, provides evidence that shows Gosnell is not alone.

Troy Newman, president of Operation Rescue, praised Sullenger’s book:

“Without the hard work of Cheryl Sullenger, the public might never have heard of Kermit Gosnell. Cheryl hounded the district attorney, pored over documents late at night, and traveled to Philadelphia to attend the trial when there was only a couple of local news reporters in the courtroom. As you read her book, you will feel like you are sitting in the courtroom with her, experiencing all the emotions of one of the most important abortion-related trials in history.”

Newman and Sullenger previously coauthored “Abortion Free,” which was published by WND Books in 2014.
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In “Abortion Free,” Newman and Sullenger reveal the horrors being perpetrated at abortion clinics all over the country and offer Americans a practical manual on how to shut down dirty, life-threatening clinics in their own communities.

“The Trial of Kermit Gosnell,” Sullenger’s new book, is published by World Ahead Press as part of a revolutionary co-publishing program. WND partnered with World Ahead Press to help more Christian and conservative authors get published, thereby combating the flood of liberal books coming from the many leftist publishers in New York.

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Idea whites ‘responsible for every evil’ drilled into students’ heads

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WASHINGTON – How did American college campuses get to the point where all of the ills of Western Civilization are blamed on white male students?

Scott Greer, author of “No Campus for White Men,” recently told national talk-radio host Laura Ingraham the problem is widespread.

“It doesn’t matter where you go,” he said. “You can be going to a conservative, red state public university or you could be going to Oberlin, and you’re going to be hearing this dogma repeated throughout, that all whites, no matter their background, beliefs, or when their ancestors came here, they’re all responsible for every evil that has ever been committed by Europeans.”

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Greer said the idea is “drilled into their heads not only in class, but it’s drilled in at orientation, in their social settings.”

“This is not leading to any social harmony on campus. All it’s leading to is more division, more conflict, more people feeling like they’re oppressed victims who see racism everywhere they go,” he said.

But racial tension is not the only problem on campus. Young white men also must careful about how they act around women, lest they end up being accused of rape, Greer said.

“Due to the Obama administration in 2011 telling schools to use a lower standard of evidence when deciding these cases [of alleged rape], it has led to dozens if not hundreds of young men getting kicked out of school over false rape accusations,” he said.

Greer said the whole purpose of higher education has shifted.

“There’s this new trend in higher education that has not so much stressed teaching people real world skills or knowledge that they could take into their job and for the rest of their lives,” Greer stated, “but almost in teaching these very insidious left-wing ideas such as on white privilege, that America was built on white supremacy, that you have to compete for victimhood in order to attain status in our society, and all these things that seem contrary to what we think higher education should be.”

Greer believes that college is where young people get radicalized and then go out into the real world and become protesters for leftist activist groups.

“It’s the development of the Black Lives Matter movement as one of the largest social forces in our country at the moment,” Greer said, “and they find their most enthusiastic and energetic and radical recruits in the colleges.

“These are the people with the time, and, you know, they’re at an age where they’re more likely to be radicalized, that they are going to devote themselves full time to racial agitation.”

Political correctness is just the beginning. The situation on college campuses is worse than you could ever imagine – and America’s future is at stake. Don’t miss the political blockbuster of 2017 – “No Campus For White Men” by Scott Greer.

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Trump blasts Clintons, NYT, ‘fake news’ in tweet storm |

(Fox News) President Trump went on a wide-ranging Twitter rant Saturday morning, bashing Hillary Clinton, “fake news,” The New York Times and other favorite targets.

Trump tweeted at least eight times within a one-hour period, focusing first on a Washington Post story, based on unnamed sources, that alleged Attorney General Jeff Sessions talked to a Russian ambassador during the 2016 White House campaign about policy issues and other matters.

“A new INTELLIGENCE LEAK from the Amazon Washington Post, this time against A.G. Jeff Sessions. These illegal leaks, like Comey’s, must stop!” Trump tweeted.

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Link found between mercury and autism

In the U.S., by the time children reach the age of 2 they will have had as many as 24 vaccine injections, and protocol allows for as many as five in a single doctor’s visit.

Most infants have been receiving up to 15 doses of mercury-containing vaccines by the time they are six months old.

It is inconceivable that these heavy burdens of foreign “immunologic” materials are introduced into the immature systems of children.

That there might be a link between vaccines or vaccine ingredients and the rise in rates of health problems like autism is dismissed out of hand. Any evidence of a linkage goes unreported or covered up, as is the case of CDC whistleblower William Thompson PhD.

Thompson was co-author of a study that found that the measles-mumps rubella (MMR) vaccine increases the rates of autism spectrum disorder in black children by 340 percent when administered before age 36 months. He claimed the CDC intentionally directed him and other researchers to falsify the data in order to hide the results of the study. Thompson’s claims have since disappeared down the memory hole.

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Now a new study is out linking blood mercury levels at late pregnancy and early childhood and their association with more autistic behaviors in children at age 5. The study, published in the international journal Science of the Total Environment comes out of the Republic of Korea where the prevalence of autism is higher than in the U.S., where it is found in 1 of every 38 children.

In it, researchers began in 2006 testing blood mercury levels in pregnant mothers both early and late in the pregnancy, in umbilical cord blood, and in their children at ages 2 and 3. They found that as mercury levels rose from late pregnancy to birth, the rate of mild to moderate autism in 5 year olds rose 31 percent and the rate of severe autism rose 28 percent.

The Federal government tacitly admitted years ago that vaccines are harmful when it established the Federal Vaccine Injury Compensation program (aka the “absolve Big Pharma of all liability at your expense” program) which pays out compensation for autism-related disorders.

Who really knows the extent of the damage of vaccination assault on American children?

Doctors cannot possibly understand what they are doing. Government “health” agencies, organized medicine and the pharmaceutical industry are joined together to eliminate all informed consent rights regarding vaccinations.

“Health care” in America is a system of killing off weak infants and aging adults. This is not largely suspected because of the disassociation of cause and effect.

This means that in our “democracy,” we have the “free choice” to murder unborn babies, and soon, murder ourselves with “death with dignity” drugs. But there is no free choice to reject the medical assault upon millions of infants and children’s immune system.

Immunity is all-important, vaccines aren’t

If you have children and/or grandchildren, please become alert to the dangerously high risk of vaccinations. During the last 50+ years, there has been a rapid deterioration of the health in American children with steadily increasing incidence of immunologic, allergic and neurobehavioral problems.

Childhood asthma has been increasing both in frequency and severity, the incidence in some areas doubling every 10 years. The number of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has risen from 900,000 in 1990 to nearly 6.4 million today. The use of Ritalin, a stimulant type of drug used to treat ADHD, and similar drugs has increased more than 100 percent during this time period in spite of scientific reports showing a lack of long-term benefits from Ritalin.

Still, according to a report from prescription provider Express Scripts, there has been a large overall increase in the number of Americans treated for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: a 36 percent rise in just five years. More than 4.8 million people covered by private health insurance have filled at least one prescription for ADHD, the report finds.

In fact, our impression is that these drugs drive many children and their parents up the wall. There are estimates that 500 percent more Ritalin is used in America than the rest of the world combined. We ask you to consider that the same companies that sell Ritalin sell the vaccines.

Childhood autism, one of the more tragic childhood disorders, has increased at least 10 to 15 times in the past several decades. From 2002 to 2012, autism rates climbed from 1 in 150 children to 1 in 68, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The notion that vaccines are required to prevent childhood diseases has become so ingrained in conventional wisdom that to challenge the assertion subjects the challenger to immediate ridicule and scorn. This despite the fact that no double-blind studies of health rates of vaccinated and unvaccinated children have been performed. This cannot be done, the medical community asserts, because to not vaccinate children would be abusive as it would subject them to a host of diseases.

There is a false public concept that the mass vaccine programs were largely responsible for control of former epidemic disease, but this is not the case. From 1911 to 1935, the four leading causes of death among those aged 1 to 14 covered by Metropolitan Life Insurance policies were diptheria, whooping cough, Scarlet fever, and measles. However, by 1945 the combined death rates from these four diseases had declined by 95 percent, before mass immunizations programs started in the United States. Improved sanitation and nutrition played a significant part.

We are by now so used to mass vaccinations and mass medication (such as chlorine and fluoride in our drinking water) that we fail completely to realize that we are volunteering our children to social violence in the form of medical assault. We are intimidated to give our consent for the induction into our children foreign genetic material, especially in the forms of live-virus vaccines that cause degenerative disease long-term and may bring about genetic changes.

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Article V Convention advocate admits 1 downside to plan

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There’s a fundamental problem in Washington, according to Tom Coburn.

The American people keep sending representatives to the nation’s capital thinking they can fix the country’s problems, but instead those elected representatives become part of Washington. They seek not to fix America’s problems but simply to hold onto power, thereby breaching the trust of the people who sent them there.

Coburn witnessed the problem firsthand, having served six years in the House of Representatives and 10 more in the Senate representing Oklahoma.

“We over the last 60 years have built a gigantic, uncontrollable behemoth in Washington through the career politician, much to the detriment of our kids and our grandkids,” Coburn said in a recent interview with “The Hagmann Report.” “And so what happens is most people who go to Washington succumb to the power and the trappings of power rather than keep their oath.”

Coburn said he left the Senate in 2015 partly because he didn’t see a solution for the country in Washington. Apparently, neither do most Americans. According to the Pew Research Center, only 20 percent of Americans trust the federal government to do what is right “just about always” or “most of the time.”

“That’s a disaster, because that means we have an illegitimate federal government if people don’t support it,” Coburn remarked.

However, the answer is not anarchy, according to the senator, but rather a tool America’s Founding Fathers built into the Constitution to allow citizens to restore the balance of power between the federal government and the states. That tool is the Article V Convention, also known as an Amendments Convention.

“The most fun thing I do is to talk to people who have never heard about Article V, because most Americans think there’s just nothing to do,” said Coburn, who serves as a senior adviser to the Convention of States project.

“You know, ‘(They think) the politics is slanted, we can’t have any influence on our congressmen or senators, it’s just going to be that way,’ and people have kind of given up. And what you tell them is you individually can make a difference by becoming an activist for Article V in your state.”

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An Article V Convention is one of two methods by which the U.S. Constitution can be amended, but it has never been used in American history.

Two-thirds of the 50 state legislatures must pass an application asking Congress to call a convention at which amendments to the Constitution may be proposed. All state applications must ask for a convention dealing with the same issue or set of issues, and if the states meet the requirement, Congress cannot block the convention. The states, not Congress, get to choose their delegates to send to the convention. The states have the right to guard against a “runaway convention” by limiting debate to the consideration of a single topic or set of topics, according to the Convention of States project.

Any amendments agreed upon by the convention delegates would then be sent back to the states for approval, and three-fourths of state legislatures would need to ratify an amendment for it to become part of the Constitution.

Coburn does not believe Americans have anything to lose by pursuing an Article V Convention.

“The only danger or downside to it is not doing it,” he declared.

Coburn fully explains the case for an Article V Convention and responds to opponents’ objections in his new boo,k “Smashing the DC Monopoly: Using Article V to Restore Freedom and Stop America’s Runaway Government.”

Currently, 12 states have passed a Convention of States application calling for a convention to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government. Nine more states have passed such an application in one chamber of their legislature. A total of 34 states need to pass an application to force Congress to call a convention.

Coburn is optimistic the COS project will soon usher in a convention.

“I think it’s going to take us two or three more years,” he asserted. “I think next year we’ll probably get 10 states.”

Coburn closed his time on “The Hagmann Report” with a challenge to listeners frustrated by a too-powerful federal government.

“The next time you catch yourself complaining and you haven’t read this book  (“Smashing the DC Monopoly: Using Article V to Restore Freedom and Stop America’s Runaway Government”) on how to fix it, shut up, because if you’re going to complain but not work hard to fix it, you’re not any better than the politicians in Washington. But if you want to complain, learn how to fix it, and this book will tell you how to fix it. It’ll enthuse you, it’ll give you hope. There are ways to solve our problem, and we the people are the ones who can do that.”

Are you tired of D.C. elitists looking out only for their own interests? The federal government will never willingly relinquish the powers it has usurped – it’s up to We the People to wrest control from an overreaching federal leviathan and give it back to our state and local representatives where it belongs. Retired U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn reveals how we can do that in “Smashing the DC Monopoly: Using Article V to Restore Freedom and Stop America’s Runaway Government,” available now at the WND Superstore.

 

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Middle East expert: Turkey could be ‘more dangerous version’ of Iran

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America’s NATO ally Turkey, which is abandoning the secular vision of the modern state’s founder, could become a “more dangerous version” of Iran, a Middle East expert believes, according to a new report in Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.

Uzay Bulut, a journalist who was born and raised Muslim in Turkey and now is a writing fellow for the Middle East Forum, noted the “Islamization” of the school system along with the dictatorial moves of President Erdogan.

In an article on the Gatestone Institute site, she said Turkish schools are teaching jihad under the guise of “religion, culture and morality” while cutting back on art, philosophy and other secular subjects.

“Given the political developments in Turkey for more than a decade, the country seems to be fast-forwarding to be the second – and possibly even a more dangerous version of – the Islamic Republic of Iran,” she wrote.

She cited various developments that have hit headlines recently: the jailing of journalists, destruction of Kurdish towns, the firing of more than 100,000 government workers “for political reasons” and the outright seizure of lands from Christians.

She said Turkey is in the process of including the concept of jihad in compulsory school curricula, teaching it as a “value,” according to the Turkish Ministry of National Education, in middle schools that offer an Islamic curriculum to pupils.

An estimate 1.5 million seventh- and eighth-grade students who will received the instruction.

For the rest of this report, and more, please go to Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.

 

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