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Christian who escaped Muslim Pakistan warns of 'sword of Damocles'

War on Christianity Continues in near total silence from the world

Asia Bibi, falsely accused of blasphemy

A Christian woman who escaped the "near-total enforcement of Shariah" in Islamic Pakistan warns that the Christians who remain face a constant "sword of Damocles."

Asia Bibi, who spent eight years on death row in Pakistan on a false charge of blasphemy, issued the warning in an interview she gave to the Tribune India.

Robert Spencer at Jihad Watch said the "persecution of Asia Bibi was a particularly ugly chapter in the history of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and its enforcement of Shariah blasphemy laws."    MORE


IRAN on FIRE- REGIME COLLAPSING?

And the Next question- WHAT WILL REPLACE IT? King of the SOUTH dictator or Democracy?  That's the question.

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All the unrest...What does it mean. The upper and middle classes have joined the revolt.

Anti-government protests in Iran have entered a third day today after Tehran finally abandoned its pretence and admitted shooting down a passenger jet. 

Dozens of protesters gathered and chanted slogans at a Tehran university today amid a wave of public anger after the plane was shot down with dozens of Iranians on board.  

A string of celebrities have also turned on the regime and two state TV hosts have quit over Tehran's three days of false reporting on the crash.  

Leading Iranian film director Masoud Kimiai has pulled out of Tehran's annual Fajr Film Festival in protest, saying he was 'on the side of the public'.

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Rabbi interrupts Netanyahu's speech to remind him to build 3rd Temple

Another Temple is going to be build. the Bible says so.....

3rd templeDuring a speech at the Kohelet Policy Forum on Wednesday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, among other things, discussed the importance of Israel’s presence in Judea and Samaria.

Warning about the dangers of Israel’s withdrawal from the region it liberated in the Six-Day-War, Netanyahu stated: “If Israel is not present on the hills of Judea and Samaria, Islamists will take over instead.”

Without skipping a beat, Rabbi Yehuda Glick interrupted him yelling: “same with the Temple Mount!”

At that point, the Prime Minister gave Glick an uncomfortable glare and continued with his speech.

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Arab prince's secret proposal to sell Western Wall to Jews

image from static.timesofisrael.comOn August 29, 1929, Prince Mohamed Ali Pasha, the uncle and future regent to King Farouk of Egypt, walked into the British Embassy in Istanbul and hand-delivered a letter to British Ambassador Sir George Clerk. The letter was addressed to the British High Commissioner for Palestine, Sir John Chancellor. The prince asked Ambassador Clerk to forward the letter to Chancellor in Jerusalem.

The prince had written and signed the letter less than one week after the shocking August 24, 1929, massacres in Hebron, following months of rising tensions at the Western (Wailing) Wall. The letter began by deploring the violence, with the prince expressing hope the Arabs and Jews could settle their differences peacefully. The prince then offered a stunning suggestion:

My proposal for a solution is that, instead of fighting or dealing unjustly by one party or the other, it would be infinitely better to come to an understanding. The Mohametans may be willing to accept a sum of money which would help them to do good for the community and as the Jews are rich, if this thing [the Wailing Wall] is so much desired by them, there seems no reason why they should not pay for it. If this could be done, it would avoid coercion and possibly injustice to one or other of the parties. Certainly I am sure the Mohametans and Arabs will not accept a small sum such as £10,000 or even £20,000 for a matter in which their honour is so far involved… Let them give £100,000 and I feel sure this would settle the difference.

This is the story of Prince Mohamed Ali Pasha’s surprise proposal to sell the Western Wall to the Jews, revealed here for the first time.

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Iran ADMITS shooting down Ukrainian jetliner

Iran ADMITS shooting down Ukrainian jetliner, saying gunner 'mistook plane for a CRUISE MISSILE and had ten seconds to make a decision when his radio failed'

  • Iran on Saturday admitted that it shot down Ukrainian passenger jet killing 176, thinking it was a cruise missile 
  • Revolutionary Guard Aerospace Force commander says 'I wish I had died' instead of witnessing such incident
  • Iranian officials said it 'took the flying posture and altitude of an enemy target' as it neared IRG Corps base 
  • Air defense operator had communications outage and believed he had just 10 seconds to take action
  • Civilian flights from Tehran were supposed to be grounded following Iran's ballistic missile strike 
  • But Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said 'US adventurism' was to blame for Iran shooting the plane down
  • Iranian President Hassan Rouhani offered condolences to victims and vowed to prosecute those responsible 
  • Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei orders probe into 'possible faults and flaws in this painful accident' 
  • The FAA revealed US lives may have been saved after notice barred civilian planes flying over Iran and Iraq
  • Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called it a 'national tragedy' and said the Iranians should cooperate
Hajizadeh displays a diagram showing how the air defense operator believed the civilian flight was a cruise missile inbound for a key Revolutionary Guards base, and fired on it when he was unable to reach headquarters after comms jammed

Why Is The Middle East Always Going To Be In YOUR Future

First Published Dec 14 2008

Editor's note: This article was the very first one ever published on The Plain Truth back on December 14th 2007!

By Bob Barney
Armageddon
We have war in Afghanistan, war in Iraq, war is maybe coming to Iran, Israel and Syria. It has been this way since before you were even born. Why? After all, we had war in Europe in 1914 and 1940, but not today. War in Japan in the forties, but not in the past fifty years, so why has every decade seen a problem in the Mid-East? Is it Oil? Is it another reason.

In the late 1940's, the USA was the world's largest oil producer. We did not need oil from the middle east, yet war erupted between the newly formed Israel and its Arab allies. The same thing happened again in the fifties, and the sixties and we still really didn't need the Arab's oil. By 1973 we did need their oil and thus today, everyone without a view on history mistakenly assumes that war in the middle east is about oil. IT IS NOT!

This war has nothing to do with oil, or George Bush or even The United States per say; it has everything to do with religion and about God and God's role in world events. This article can be read anytime in the future and there will still be strife in the middle east. The strife ends, according to the Bible ONLY after Christ returns and not a day before. We realize that we claim to be a news site, and we are, but if there is a God, and it is the God of the Bible and if Jesus Christ is that God of the Bible, then what he has to say is news, is it not?

Voting for a Republican or a Democrat or a even Libertarian will not change a thing concerning the middle east. Getting off of oil will not change the tension between Arab nations and America or Israel. It is time that the "average Joe or Jane" understands what  is going to happen in their lifetime. The staff of The Plain Truth realize that it is hard to believe, but one can understand in broad terms what is going to happen and what is not going to happen in the future. Hopefully by reading this, you have decided to at least be informed and make intellectual choices for once. You will not get propaganda here. In fact, we will teach you how to recognize propaganda! It is easy to spot.

Good luck, be a little patient, and you will enjoy our one-of-a-kind stories and articles. You will learn things that you never knew and we encourage you to look up everything that we write to prove to yourself just what is reality, and what is not. We welcome intellectual feedback, honest opinions and we will not tolerate proganda or distasteful posts. Thanks.

 


Ready for War

Pentagon sends six B-52 strategic bombers to key military base 3,000 miles from Iran

The Defense Department is sending six B-52 bomber aircraft (like the ones seen in the top right image) to the Diego Garcia military base (bottom right) in the northern Indian Ocean as preparations for possible military action against Iran move forward. Diego Garcia, which is located about 1,000 miles off the southern tip of India, is more than 3,000 miles from Iran. The Pentagon says the base was chosen as the site where the aircraft will be deployed because it is out of range of Iranian missiles.


Tel Motza Discovery: Temple And Ritual Vessels Of Cult From King David Era Found Near Jerusalem (PHOTOS)

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Our series, "the Bible as History," is our effort to educate the masses that unlike what they have been taught, GOD'S BIBLE is accurate! It's accuracy has been proven time and time again! Yet another example:

Evidence of religious practices dating back to the early days of King David and the Kingdom of Judah have been discovered at excavations run by the Israel Antiquities Authority in Tel Motza, west of Jerusalem.

According to the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the finds -- which include 2,750-year-old pottery figurines of men and horses -- provide rare evidence of a ritual cult at the beginning of the period of the monarchy.

 

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How a Terrorist Leader was Killed!

How US gunships cornered ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

ISIS mastermind Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi died 'like a dog and a coward' in a daring raid by US forces under the cover of darkness in in Idlib, Syria, on Saturday night. President Trump beamed with pride as he announced the 48-year-old's death and revealed details of the top-secret, high-risk operation that included eight helicopters and lasted 1 hour and 10 minutes. Al-Baghdadi killed himself and his three children when he reached the end of a 'dead-end' tunnel, 'whimpering and crying' as US military dogs chased him down. Officials later revealed Baghdadi's wife betrayed him after her arrest in the summer, in which, during a series of interrogations she and another asset surrendered small fractions of information that enabled American, Iraqi, and Kurdish forces to narrow down al-Baghdadi's whereabouts. President Trump's decision to withdraw American forces from northern Syria is said to have disrupted the coalition's meticulous planning and forced Pentagon officials to bring the strike forward and press ahead with the high-risk operation before their ability to control troops, spies, and reconnaissance aircraft disappeared. 


Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi 'confirmed dead'-- Crying like a baby

BREAKING! Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi 'confirmed dead' after U.S. military raid in Syria...


ISIS LEADER KILLED
'CRYING, WHIMPERING, SCREAMING'
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi 'confirmed dead' after U.S. military raid in Syria...
Dramatic blast footage...
'Detonated his own suicide vest'...
World's most wanted man...
Trump watched raid in Situation Room...
'Spent last moments in utter fear, in total panic and dread, terrified of the American forces'...
'Died like a dog -- died like a coward'...

Abu Bakr al Baghdadi is thought to have detonated his own suicide vest during the targeted attack in Syria's Idlib province. US President Donald Trump confirmed.

 


President Trump's Oil Sanctions Driving the Iranian Regime's Collapse

President Trump's Oil Sanctions Driving the Iranian Regime's Collapse

Members of Iran's Assembly of Experts attend a session to appoint a new chairman on March 10, 2015, in Tehran. The Assembly of Experts, the clerics who appoint and can dismiss the country's supreme leader, picked the ultraconservative Ayatollah Mohammad Yazdi as their new chairman in a surprise appointment. (Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty Images)

By Amir Fakhravar and G. William Heiser    |   Monday, 26 August 2019 11:07 AM

 

Especially noteworthy is the ongoing battle between Ayatollah Yazdi and Ayatollah Sadegh Amoli-Larijani, two former Chief Justices and two of the six top ayatollahs on the Supreme Leader’s Guardian Council, who have presented persuasive evidence of one another’s corruption in these public disputes.

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Why Is The Middle East Always Going To Be In YOUR Future

ArmageddonFirst Published Dec 14 2008 Editor's note: This article was the very first one ever published on The Plain Truth back on December 14th 2007! By Bob Barney


Netanyahu's fate may be determined by Sabbath issue

RAMAT GAN, Israel—Mayor Carmel Shama-Hacohen’s desk is strewn with evidence of the threats against his life over his campaign to introduce public bus service on the Sabbath—an effort that put him on one side of a broader dispute that some call a battle for the soul of Israel.

Service begins next weekend between this leafy suburban city of 156,000 and the beach in Tel Aviv, after the Ramat Gan city council approved the plan on Tuesday, despite opposition from Israelis who say service on Friday evening and Saturday flouts the Bible-ordained day of rest.


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Why the Middle East will always be in your future

Editor's note: This article was the very first one ever published on The Plain Truth back on December 14th 2007!

By Bob Barney
Armageddon
We have war in Afghanistan, war in Iraq, war is maybe coming to Iran, Israel and Syria. It has been this way since before you were even born. Why? After all, we had war in Europe in 1914 and 1940, but not today. War in Japan in the forties, but not in the past fifty years, so why has every decade seen a problem in the Mid-East? Is it Oil? Is it another reason.

In the late 1940's, the USA was the world's largest oil producer. We did not need oil from the middle east, yet war erupted between the newly formed Israel and its Arab allies. The same thing happened again in the fifties, and the sixties and we still really didn't need the Arab's oil. By 1973 we did need their oil and thus today, everyone without a view on history mistakenly assumes that war in the middle east is about oil. IT IS NOT!

This war has nothing to do with oil, or George Bush or even The United States per say; it has everything to do with religion and about God and God's role in world events. This article can be read anytime in the future and there will still be strife in the middle east. The strife ends, according to the Bible ONLY after Christ returns and not a day before. We realize that we claim to be a news site, and we are, but if there is a God, and it is the God of the Bible and if Jesus Christ is that God of the Bible, then what he has to say is news, is it not?

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What would the world be like if all the Muslim states banded together into a "Muslim United States ?"

And we know this is going to happen! Read Daniel 11, and see about the rise of a United States of Muslim Nations that will for and become know as the biblical "King of the South." Muslim King of the South

The United States of Islam- AKA The Kingdom of the South Daniel 11

Let us just consider that all the Muslim countries somehow come together to form the ephemeral caliphate.

 

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War in The Middle East?

Qassem Suleimani, leader of Iran's powerful Quds force - which specializes in guerrilla warfare - summoned the militias three weeks ago in a bid to mobilize the country's regional allies.


Don't buy the lie about the Crusades

 

Remember after 9/11, when Billy Graham's people decided the word "crusade" was too inflammatory? I don't remember the more benign term used for a time after that, but the thinking was, "crusade" might be offensive to Muslims.

That kind of thinking emboldens radical Islam. The imagery of the Crusades – in which large numbers of people in the Middle East swam in their own blood during the gruesome confrontations over Jerusalem – is often used by Muslims, who excel in propaganda. By the way – and this isn't meant as an afterthought – the Jews might have some unpleasant memories of the Crusades, as well.

Rodney Stark, though, in "God's Battalions," makes an argument he should be applauded for: The Crusaders were not expansionist and bullying; rather they were a reaction to Muslim hostilities. The idea that the Crusades were launched in reaction to Muslim aggressiveness is a story too long suppressed, and finally, we have a concise record of what really happened.

This is an engaging book, well-researched and expertly written. Stark represents the best of what happens when a gifted historian combines superb writing skill. One wonders if this book could be the basis of a documentary.

It is perhaps a surprise that what some would consider a conservative view is being published by HarperOne, but then again, all publishers realize today that with the economy the way it is, cash is a powerful lure; a strong book – which "God's Battalions" I is – can be comforting and profitable.

Politically correct history courses tell us that almost a thousand years ago, the Muslim world was a tolerant, advanced civilization in the Arabian desert. Think David Lean and Peter O'Toole as history professors.

Stark, though, paints a different picture, and the social scientist from Baylor makes a compelling case that is was the age-old aggressiveness of the Ishmaelites that brought Christian warriors to Jerusalem.

 

Stark begins by quite vividly painting a picture of Pope Urban II's speech in 1095, in a French meadow, in which he read from a desperate letter sent by the emperor of Byzantium, who was rightly concerned about the war-like Seljuk Turks – an army within 100 miles of Constantinople. Among other things, the torturing of Christians was becoming a battle tactic of the Muslims. I think this would sound familiar, right now, to Palestinian Christians in Bethlehem.

From there, Stark presents an engrossing tale of the myths and facts of the Crusades. For example, he says clearly that despite what some other historians have said, the Crusader armies were not made up of "the dregs of society" due to terrible economic conditions. Actually, says Stark, there was a period of economic growth in Europe during this time, and not only nobility funded the military excursions, but so did commoners.

Stark also addresses, in skillful fashion, the nuance of this sweeping story. Describing the brutality of a small contingent of Crusaders – "German knights" – who were bent on murdering Jews they found along the way, the bishop of Speyer sheltered that town's Jews (all but 12, who failed to heed warnings and were butchered), illustrating that down through history, while Christendom has a stained record with the Jews, many Christians have come to the aid of the Jews.

It is the encounters that the Crusaders had with Muslims hordes, however, that are most epic (a side-note for the immature reader: Several of the leaders of the Crusades had names that sounded like something straight out of Saturday Night Live: Walter the Penniless, Emicho of Leisingen and so forth).

Recounting an engagement near Tiberias between Crusader forces and the infamous Saladin, Stark adds rich texture to "God's Battalions":

"Then, as the sun rose and with the wind at their backs, Saladin's forces set fire to large collections of brush, and the smoke made it difficult for the Christians to keep track of their units," Stark writes. Carnage then ensued, and, "All of the Templars and Hospitallers taken captive were beheaded; the other captives were enslaved."

Stark does such a good job of fleshing out historical detail, it's difficult to name a favorite portion of the book. However, he shows us that truly, history repeats itself endlessly. In Chapter 10 ("Crusaders Against Egypt"), he shows the reader how critical this ancient land was to stability in the Middle East – just as we are learning in painful ways today.

"God's Battalions" is a wonderful historical record, and readers and historians alike should read it with the gusto it deserves, for the lessons contained in it are instructive for our time. Congratulations to Rodney Stark for harnessing history in such spectacular fashion.


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Jim Fletcher has worked in the book publishing industry for 15 years, and is now director of the apologetics group Prophecy Matters. His new book, "It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" has just been released by Strang’s Christian Life imprint.

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unseen photos from Lockerbie-30 years ago today

The image of a young dark-haired woman, dressed in a blue sweater and lying face down on his garden hedge, is one that for Peter Giesecke not even 30 years can diminish.

Minutes before his torch beam drew his startled gaze to her lifeless figure in the darkness outside, he had been watching Michael Aspel's This is Your Life on television, when a deep rumbling sound had drawn him to the window.  Unaware of the hell about to unleash itself on the town of Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire, on 21 December 1988, he watched perplexed as a bright light - the broken remains of Pan Am Flight 103 - fell from the sky.

Narrow escape: Pter Giesecke's home (left) lost its windows but he says his photo reveals 'how close we had come to being wiped out' on December 21 1988

Saudi Arabia scrambles troops amid fears of COUP to topple Crown Prince

SAUDI Arabia has reportedly scrambled its military amid warnings of a coup to topple Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman.

MbS

CROWN PRINCE: Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler Mohammed bin Salman has flown to the G20 (Pic: GETTY)

Prince Khalid bin Farhan al-Saud, who lives in exile in Germany, said that a rival cabal has formed in Saudi Arabia.  He claimed the faction has just one goal, to unseat MbS – slamming him as “ignorant and delusional”. 

MbS is due to become the ruler of Saudi Arabia when the 82-year-old King Salman dies.

The prince already is seen by many as the de-facto ruler – and is an increasingly controversial figure following the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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RABBI WARNS NEW ISRAEL-PALESTINE CONFLICT COULD BE START OF BIBLICAL WAR

Note: The Rabbi is wrong about the Ezekiel prophecy (Got and Magog war happens during the reign of Christ) but may be right about a coming Mid-East battle.  Ultimately, war in the Middle East CAN NOT occur until the United States of Europe forms and gains power. That is happening NOW!

Rabbi Pinchas Winston warns that the escalating conflict between Israel and Palestine could be the start of a biblical war.

Following a botched Israeli special forces raid miles inside Gaza on Sunday evening, Hamas launched 400 rockets and mortars from Gaza, possibly the largest bombardment ever in that time period.

Israel responded by carrying out more than 100 bombings, including the targeting of a Hamas-run television building.

According to the Times of Israel, large numbers of IDF troops and tanks are now heading to the border with Gaza.   MORE

 


Saudi Arabia Says It Will Retaliate Against Punitive Measures

Maybe the future King of the South (Daniel 11)

1Saudi Arabia will retaliate against any punitive measures with an even “stronger” response, the official news agency reported, in an apparent reaction to U.S. President Donald Trump’s threats to take action over the disappearance of a prominent government critic.

 “The kingdom rejects any threats,” the Saudi Press Agency reported, citing an official it didn’t identify.

Saudi Arabian equities slumped as much as 7 percent Sunday on concern over possible U.S. measures.   In an excerpt from an interview with CBS’s “60 Minutes”, Trump added pressure on the kingdom, vowing “severe punishment” should the kingdom’s leaders be linked to the disappearance of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.   MORE


The Disturbing Rise of the Islamic State

This is the formation of the King of the South mentioned in the Book of Daniel

United Muslim States map
The Coming United States of Islam will cover much of The Middle East and Africa

The Islamic State is conquering cities in Syria and Iraq with disturbing frequency and tens of thousands of Christians and Yazidis are fleeing. The US has begun air strikes, but the Islamists are benefiting from instability in both countries. By Katrin Kuntz and Christoph Reuter  more... 


'12th Imam,' Key Facet Of Islamic Prophecy, Fuels Middle East Turmoil

The King of the South, talked about in Daniel chapter 11, is a leader of a United States of Islam, and may either claim to be the 12th Iman, or will designate one to his liking.  This is FUTURE HISTORY, and will happen!

image from encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.comAmong the nearly 68 million people in Iran, the vast majority are Muslim who place their hope not in modern-day politics or rulers but in a person who walked the earth centuries ago and is promised to return.

“Both Islam and Christianity have a very well-defined eschatology, or period of the last days; both of them cannot be correct …,” said William Wagner, senior professor at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary and author of the book, “How Islam Plans to Change the World.”

A majority of Shiite Muslims traditionally believe that the “12th Imam” (Islamic religious leader), born in 868 A.D., was placed by God into hiding (known as occultation) until the day of judgment. Southern Baptist author and evangelist Anis Shorrosh explained that many Shiites also refer to the 12th Imam as the Mahdi, an Arabic word that generally references a messiah, or a guide.

“This man will come to show them the way, because the prayer of every Muslim five times a day … ends with ‘Show us the right path, not the path of those who have incurred your anger or those who are lost, but those upon whom grace has come,’” Shorrosh said.

Though most strains of Islam have a belief in the Mahdi, Shiites traditionally believe he is Mohammed ibn Hasan, the 12th in the line of imams who were descendents of the prophet Mohammed. Though they do not know when the Mahdi will return, they believe he will come to end the misery of his people. Some strains of Islam even hold a belief that Jesus will be the Mahdi who will return and proclaim Islam as the true religion.

“Satan always tries to duplicate everything that God does,” Wagner said, “and I believe he has created his own eschatology that is somewhat similar to that of Christianity, but false enough to where it is apparent that it is not the truth.”

Ray Tallman, director of the school of intercultural studies at Golden Gate Seminary, noted that the major eschatological question for Shiite Muslims is when the Mahdi’s return will take place -– and many hold the belief that the time is near. The increasing clash with Israel and that with Christianity are two indications to Shiites that the Mahdi’s return could be near, said Tallman, who spent seven years as the international director for Arab World Ministries.

“All of that is sort of a sign of the times that now it has come to this, and that what is actually being done now out of hate has an eschatological sign of promise to it,” Tallman said of the Shiite view.

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been cited by various news sources as not only believing in the eventual return of the Mahdi, but that the return is near and that it is the responsibility of the Iranian government to prepare the country for his return.

 

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