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To which I replied today:

Hi Jeremy,

Sorting through my inbox I realized I didn't reply to your email. Please excuse my failure. You said "Clarion Project was set up to fight the ideology of radical Islam and not the theology." So I presume you don't count yourself among those that are calling for an Islamic reformation. However it's impossible to avoid fighting against Islamic theology, because when you fight against Islamic terrorism, you are fighting against orthodox Islamic theology as well as 1400 years of Islamic history and Muhammad himself. It seems more like you are wishing you could replace true, fundamental, orthodox Islam, with some sort of heterodox creation, that could only be accomplished by ignoring the Quran and Hadith. Every Muslim recognizes this verse (from near the end of Muhammad's "revelations" so it cannot be abrogated):

Surah 8:12 I will instill terror into the hearts of the unbelievers: smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off them

So few things could be more Islamic, than Islamic terrorism, since Muhammad himself (or even worse, his "Allah") was a conveniently self-admitted terrorist. What you desire is against Islamic theology as well as true, fundamental, orthodox Muslims, that are armed with and supported by the Quran and Hadith in one hand and a beheading knife in their other, while you stand empty-handed, with hollow, unsupportable, wishful words.

The Bukhari collection of hadiths is considered to be next to the Quran in divine inspiration, in which we read:

Bukhari, V1 B2 #24 Narrated Ibn 'Umar: Allah's Apostle said: "I have been ordered (by Allah) to fight against the people until they testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and that Muhammad is Allah's Apostle.....

That is of course what true, orthodox, fundamental Muslims have believed and have been engaged in for 1400 years. Just as Muhammad was:

Surah 33:26 Allah took down the People of the Scripture Book. He cast terror into their hearts. Some you slew, and some you made prisoners. And He made you heirs of their lands, their houses, and their goods, giving you a land which you had not traversed before.

Thus, hundreds of millions of Muslims fully understand what Islam's mission is, but luckily for civil society, at this time many would rather sit back and let their brethren do the heavy lifting:

Surah 9.111 Allah hath purchased of the believers their persons and their goods; for theirs (in return) is the garden (of Paradise): they fight in His cause, and slay.....a promise binding on Him in.....the Qur'an.....

Like so many others that are outspoken against Islamic terrorism, the reason for the politically-correct self-imposed blindness to the truth, is that so few are trying to understand or explain this through a spiritual perspective, in which it cannot be reasonably denied that this is a spiritual battle as can be easily recognized through a single verse in the Quran:

Surah 4:157 That they said (in boast), "We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the Messenger of Allah";- but they killed him not, nor crucified him.....for of a surety they killed him not:-

So Islam is revealed as a specifically counter-gospel anti-religion, because Muhammad denied the whole subject of the Gospel of Jesus Christ - indeed the whole bible - in that one irrevocable verse. Nor have I ever run across a single Muslim that would deny that verse or would confess that Christ did die on the cross. Through that single verse Muhammad denied all of the prophets and witnesses, as revealed in the 1600 year record of Yahweh to mankind, whose people have followed Him through two covenants for 3500 years. While the conspicuously false prophet Muhammad stands alone.

One group stands for truth and the goodness and righteousness of Jesus Christ, while the other enforces their lies and deception with terrorism. That single verse precludes Muhammad's followers from seeking salvation from sin through faith in the shed blood of the sacrifice of the Passover Lamb of God - the whole subject of the Gospel.

From a Christian perspective those that oppose our great God Yahweh, as revealed through His 1600 year record to mankind, are driven by Satan's spirit of antichrist. Perhaps nowhere is that more apparent than in the actions of Muhammad's true, fundamental, orthodox followers as revealed through the murder, mayhem and misery they perpetrate all around the world today, just as over the last 1400 years.

There are only two sides. God's and Satan's. I praise the Lord for guiding me so that I will not wind up standing in judgement, for trying to excuse away an antichrist cult, whose adherents must deny the crucifixion of the Son of God, as articles of their faith in the false prophet Muhammad alone.

1 John 2:22 ..... He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. 23 Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father.....

Quran Surah 19:88 They say: "(Allah) Most Gracious has begotten a son!" 89 Indeed ye have put forth a thing most monstrous!

John 5:22 For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son:

God gave His people all the tools we need to fight this epic battle, it's just so sad so few are out there engaging the enemy of God with them:

Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

Hbr 4:12 For the word of God [is] quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and [is] a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

If you choose to reply, I would appreciate it if you would begin by pointing out  anything in the preceding that you believe to be untrue. I am always open to correction through truth. May the good Lord bless you and guide us both in all truth.

Sincerely and in Christ Jesus,

On April 23rd Jeremy was kind enough to reply with:

Dear Pete,

Clarion Project was set up to fight the ideology of radical Islam and not the theology. Legitimate criticism of Islam as with every religion is acceptable and anybody that disagrees with that point is deluding themselves. We need to speak out against these people as much as the twisted ideology they try and defend.

Kind regards,



Thank you for the help.

The website is back "up", however, it is replaced by a totally different layout and just has a template. I tried to reach the institute via email but it did not go through. I will try to contact by email. I think Dr. Amari passed away a few years back.

Don't know how I missed this email, but back when I started this thread there was only a few sketchy panels on the site, and I even was concerned that Muslims got the .com somehow. However today I found that all of the papers are back online, and redirects to
Great to see them back!

Books / Re: Eternity in Their Hearts - Don Richardson
« on: January 10, 2018, 08:34:17 AM »
Don preaching on the subject:

General Discussion / Re: Peace Child by Don Richardson - the movie
« on: January 10, 2018, 08:18:30 AM »
The Christianization of communist China

General Discussion / Re: Peace Child by Don Richardson - the movie
« on: January 10, 2018, 07:06:40 AM »
Don and his family go back 50 years later:

Books / Re: Peace Child - Don Richardson
« on: January 10, 2018, 07:06:18 AM »
Don and his family go back 50 years later:

Books / Re: Peace Child - Don Richardson
« on: January 10, 2018, 07:02:50 AM »
I just noticed this short movie - brief summary - that was uploaded in 2016 of the experiences of Don Richardson and his wife detailed in the book "Peace Child".

General Discussion / Peace Child by Don Richardson - the movie
« on: January 10, 2018, 07:01:17 AM »
I just noticed this short movie - brief summary - that was uploaded in 2016 of the experiences of Don Richardson and his wife detailed in the book "Peace Child".

It gets worse. Most of the fluoride in U.S. water comes from China now!

Though Chinese authorities are not stupid enough to compromise their own citizens health with fluoridation, just as most European authorities.

"Water Fluoridation = Profitable Toxic Waste Disposal!

China, in contrast, does NOT allow water fluoridation because it's too toxic and causes damage, according to their studies. Instead, the waste product from their phosphate fertilizer industry is shipped to the United States, where we add it to our water supply!

This is a very important point: the fluoride added to your water is NOT pharmaceutical grade. It's a toxic industrial waste product, which is also contaminated with lead, arsenic, radionucleotides, aluminum and other industrial contaminants.

About 75 percent of Americans get fluoridated water, and just over 65 percent have artificially fluoridated water with hydrofluorosilicic acid; the toxic waste product from phosphate industries. Meanwhile, naturally occurring fluoride is found in many water supplies, especially in volcanic regions and areas with harder water.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does not distinguish between these two types of fluoride, but they should.

Naturally occurring fluoride in hard water areas often has a calcium fluoride. Calcium and fluoride bond very well and are not absorbed well by your body. Hydrofluorosilicic acid, on the other hand, dissolves easier and is absorbed by your body at a greater rate.

Natural calcium fluoride is about 1,000 times less toxic than hydrofluorosilicic acid or sodium fluoride, and this is because your body can't absorb nearly as much. (Note: Sodium fluoride is pharmaceutical grade fluoride, which is used in most studies, but NOT the kind added to water supplies.)

Evidence of Brain Damage from Fluoride Exposure is Mounting............"


Hello Lee, welcome to the Forum and happy New Year! Hope you had a blessed Christmas.

 I realize this is an old thread but the subject is interesting. I found this forum and I do find much of the information on Islam to be quite educational. I always figured that they had a place in prophecy somewhere. As for those who deny Jesus as the son of God, is the common belief in this forum that Jesus is God or at least part of the trinity? Just curious as I have heard this argument from many on both ends of the spectrum that one must believe either Jesus is part of the trinity or believe that he is not.

How could Jesus not be part of what is referred to as the "trinity" when there are hundreds of verses that proclaim Jesus to be the Son of God, God His Father and the Holy Spirit?

Mat 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

1John 5:7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.

Though there's no shortage of folks that don't understand the triune nature of the Godhead and some that have even created their own trinity.

There are a number of threads on the subject of the trinity, as well as the divinity of Christ, in the following forum section.

Again, welcome to the Forum Lee.


"‘Obama Sacrificed America on the Altar of the Iran Deal’
 By Clarion Project Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Clarion Project’s National Security Analyst and Shillman Fellow Prof. Ryan Mauro reacts to the explosive Politico story about how the Obama Administration’s impeded counter-terrorism investigations into Hezbollah in order to protect the nuclear deal with Iran."

General Discussion / Re: Revelation 13:5 fulfilled
« on: December 18, 2017, 09:43:23 AM »
Taking the seventh head on the 'beast from the sea' to be the Islamic Empire that was founded in the seventh century, accepting that this was the head that looked as if it had been mortally wounded and its deadly wound was healed, and noting that the beast himself is the eighth - and the very image of the seventh head, then the 'beast from the sea' was "spoken into being" (or "given breath") by the 'beast from the earth' on 29th June 2014 (when the Caliphate of Islamic State was proclaimed).  On the Biblical (Jewish) calendar this was 1st Tammuz 5774.  Revelation 13:5 says that the beast was given authority to continue for 42 months.  If we count on 42 Biblical (Jewish/lunar) months then that brings us to 1st Kislev 5778 - or 19th November 2017.  So what happened on that day?  According to news websites, on that very day the Syrian army took full control of Albu Kamal, the last urban stronghold of Islamic State in Syria.  Just two days earlier (on 17th November) the Iraqi army had captured Rawah, the last major town held by Islamic State in Iraq.  Therefore, after exactly 42 Biblical months from the day that their Caliphate was officially declared, to the very day, the fighters of this resurrected Caliphate were removed from their last town - and forced to hide out in remote villages and patches of desert - thus fulfilling Revelation 13:5, that this resurrected beast would only have authority (over a geographical region) for 42 months.  How accurate is that!

Hi Ian. It may be an accurate math problem, but the event doesn't seem significant, since one quarter of mankind in the world today is still under the antichrist spell of THE false prophet Muhammad's Islamic kingdom beast. Orthodox Muslims still understand it is Islam's job to conquer the world and ultimately subjugate all of mankind to denying the crucifixion of Christ and denying that Jesus is the Son of God in blasphemy. Nor does it appear that The Islamic State either surrendered or was brought to an end. It is alive and well, as terror attacks will continue to attest. Remember....
Rev 13:4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
How do you make war with an enemy that dresses as a civilian and hides like a coward among innocent non-combatants while firing more rockets into Israel, or blowing himself up? Particularly since there are so many more online, that will continue to incite others to do Satan's bidding.

No my friend, I believe the beast will continue until the return of Christ, as I believe is prophesied.
Try this regarding the succession of the 8 heads/beasts as.....

.....with the 7th head as the First Islamic Jihad, that was wounded to death in the Battle of Tours France (which is confirmed by Daniel's 1335 "days"), rendering Islam comparatively impotent for many centuries.....

......with the deadly wound healed by the transfer of western wealth through oil purchase, which financed the Second Islamic Jihad, in the image of the First Islamic Jihad. Muslims worshiping the beast, since jihad is considered to be the pinnacle of Islamic worship.

Regarding Rev 13:5, it was 42 prophetic months (of days as years), from the founding of the Islamic abomination the "Dome of the Rock", until the Jews regained control of Jerusalem, bringing to a close the "times of the Gentiles" in Jerusalem.

This is cross-confirmed by John's 1260 days, from the Dome of the Rock, until the Jews regained control of Israel.

I would encourage you to review the prophetic math problems summarized on this page.....

Followed by reading The False Prophet, by Ellis Skolfield where you will find still more:

General Discussion / ‘Linda Sarsour Supervised My Sexual Assault’
« on: December 18, 2017, 09:03:46 AM »
From the Clarion Project:
‘Linda Sarsour Supervised My Sexual Assault’
By Clarion Project Monday, December 18, 2017

Islamist apologist and self-styled “feminist” Linda Sarsour has been accused of “supervising” the sexual assault of another Muslim woman.

Asmi Fathelbab, a private contractor who worked under Sarsour for a year at the Arab American Association, provided a harrowing testimony of her experience for The Daily Caller.

Fathelabab recounts how she came to Sarsour after being repeatedly sexually assaulted by a Muslim man who lived in the same building as the Arab American Association. Sarsour called her a liar, saying that the Muslim man was God-fearing, told her to stop complaining and threatened to write her up for disciplinary action.

Sarsour further regularly body-shamed Fathelabab, saying that “something like this didn’t happen to women who looked like me” and threatened legal action against Fathelabab if she went public with the story.

A number of other women who worked with the Arab American Association corroborated the story and said it wasn’t the first time they had heard a complaint like this against Sarsour.

One woman, who worked for the Arab American Association for 12 years, said, “It’s always going to be the woman’s fault over there. And Sarsour was there to protect the men. She’s not for other women. The only women she’s for is for herself.”

“Sarsour is only a feminist outwardly,” another witness said, speaking on the condition of anonymity. “Her interactions toward women in that building were atrocious. She would protect the patriarchy and in return they would promote her.”

Fathelbab’s said that after her contract was up at the Arab American Association, Sarsour threatened to destroy her career.

“She told me I’d never work in NYC ever again for as long as she lived. She’s kept her word. She had me fired from other jobs when she found out where I worked. She has kept me from obtaining any sort of steady employment for almost a decade.”

The following is Fathelbab’s full testimony as published in The Daily Caller:

 Linda Sarsour supervised my sexual assault

I cannot stand by any longer and watch everyone praise a woman that claims to be for women’s rights and someone that fights for women when she herself allowed for abuse to occur to women.

The #METOO movement angered me because it gave me flashbacks to things that occurred while working for a non-profit in 2009.

In 2009, I was contracted under AmeriCorps to work for the nonprofit The Arab American Association of New York, in Brooklyn where Linda Sarsour was the acting director of the organization. The following occurred to me during that 12 month nightmare called a job.

I was stalked to and from work and inside the building. I complained to a supervisor that there was a strange man stalking me and was informed that he did not actually work there but lived upstairs above the office.

He would sneak up on me during times when no one was around and, depending on what floor I was on, you could hear me scream at the top of my lungs.

I would be thrown and pinned up against the wall by him.

He had a tendency of sneaking up behind me to touch me.

While this would go on, the acting director, Linda Sarsour, would tell me each time that I was over reacting, even threatened to fire me once when she heard me screaming from the second floor because this man came out of nowhere and touched me. According to Sarsour,  something like that did not happen to someone that looked like “me” and no one would ever believe me if I ever told them what happened. How dare I interrupt her TV news interview in the other room with my lies.

I went to the president of the organization and was told my stalker was a God-fearing man who was always at the Mosque so he wouldn’t do something like that and that I wasn’t his type anyway, so I was just making things up because I wanted attention.

I was told this was a man that worked at the United Nations and it was made loud and clear that whatever I was saying to defame his name could be used against me when he wanted to sue me.

The stalking was worse. I was under an AmeriCorps contract and they had sent me a message asking how I liked my job and to rate how safe it was etc. I told them the truth. I told them I did not feel safe. I told them I did not want to be there anymore. I told them to find anywhere else to place me.

I received a call from the supervisor from Detroit where she asked me to tell her in detail what was happening and told me she’d take care of it.

I thought I was saved and everything would be OK until I received a call from her the next day calling me a liar, threatening to cancel my contract and write me up. At the same time, Linda Sarsour was informing me that she would make sure I would never work in New York City ever again for as long as she lived.

On top of that, later that afternoon I had a visit from a community liaison Detective from the NYPD. He came to my office locked the door and proceed to tell me he was there to arrest me for making a false statement regarding being stalked, sexually harassed and sexually assaulted.

I had to talk him out from arresting me that night and explain that I was the victim.

I didn’t know what to do.

 I’ve had several jobs that I was let go of since then when [Sarsour] discovered that I was working there.

I’ve had several people tell me that I was unemployable because of what I did at that job. All I wanted was to feel safe and not worry some stalker was going to pin himself up against me so I would be fully aware that he was erect.

I wanted to be able to go home without the worries of him waiting to grab me in front of my house to rape me.

I’ve had several political jobs where Sarsour told the candidates that if they wanted to win the Muslim vote, they had to fire me and hire her instead because I was the most hated person within the Muslim community in all of NYC.

I haven’t been able to obtain a steady job since 2009 because AmeriCorps decided I shouldn’t be able to stay within the program because of the horrible write up I had obtained from my supervisors.

This is not the only story pertaining to Sarsour about what she does to women.  This is one of many. I cannot stand by and watch women put her on a pedestal and not know the truth.  Here is the truth: If you were in front of Linda Sarsour being sexually harassed, she wouldn’t help you, she’d try to shut you up for complaining.

I know because it happened to me.

How many other drugs are administered without regard to dosage or sensitivity? I happened to notice the following in the feedback on a site that sells fluoride filters.

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Fluoridegate-Fluoride Deception-Documentary

The Love of God as Revealed Through the Word / Re: Love Your Neighbor
« on: December 03, 2017, 06:37:35 AM »
Secondly, what I was trying to convey was the fact that in some realms of Islam, it is taught that sacrificing yourself or suicide/murder will yield rewards in paradise but in actuality it will yield nothing.

Perhaps not nothing as much as a ticket on the bullet train to hell!

Speaking of animal sacrifice, did you know that in Muhammad's mock religion Muslims actually sacrifice animals in mock ritual at Mina? Being deceived into believing it has something to do with Abraham's near sacrifice of his son Isaac (which of course even that they pervert replacing Isaac with Ishmael).

The pagans sacrificed animals to Asaf and Neila - the most venerated priest and priestess of the Arabian jinn religion - before Muhammad. They perform the same running back and forth a the pagans did when the two idols were placed on the hills of al-Safa and al-Marwah.

From Dr. Rafat Amari:
"Different tribes gave more importance to some stations of the pilgrimage than they did to other places. In the past, we assume that these locations were disconnected. A tribe would dedicate each place to one member of the Arabian Star Family. Eventually, they unified and coordinated all of these worship sites, resulting in one great Hajj, accepted by all the tribes who previously venerated their own preferred star deity.

 A Waqfa was a stop on the pilgrimage. Pilgrims made a Waqfa at Muzdalifah. They always stopped at Muzdalifah before dawn. This confirms that, before they unified the rituals, Muzdalifah was a place dedicated exclusively to the worship of the moon, and only the hours of the night before dawn gave worshippers the opportunity to spend several  hours with the Arabian moon before it disappeared. They made at least two Waqfa, one during the night and the other before dawn,  before the moon disappears.

At Muna, or Mina, they had a station in the Hajj dedicated to the worship of Manat, one of Allah’s two daughters.

Pilgrims visited Muna before the sun rose to perform special rituals. First, they cast seven pebbles, or small stones, onto a small mountain; second, they made animal sacrifices; and third, they cut their hair, officially terminating the Hajj. Rituals conducted at this station are identical to rituals the Arabians performed when making pilgrimages to places dedicated to Manat, one of Allah’s two daughters.

Muna, or Mina’, is an important station on the pilgrimage. We see this by the way pilgrims cast the seven stones. Mecca was to be on their left side and Muna on their right side.[xxviii][28] In the mind of Arabians, putting Mecca on the left side meant it had much less importance than Muna where they honored Manat, one of the two daughters of Allah, and a definite deity of the Star Family. The names for both Muna and Manat, the daughters of Allah, have the same meaning, which is “wish,” or “aspiration.” Manat was worshipped in many locations in and around Mecca and Medina. Medina was the city to which Mohammed emigrated. One of the worship locations was Mashlal, seven miles from Medina.[xxix][29]   Also, there were many places for the worship of Manat between Mecca and Medina ; one was Khadid,[xxx][30] and still others were along the sea-shore.[xxxi][31]  We assume that Muna, or Mina’, was the main location on the pilgrimage to worship Manat, because Muna was named after Manat.

According to many Arabic historians who wrote about pre-Islamic Arabia, such as Ibn al- Kalbi, Khazraj and Oas were the two tribes whose worshippers were most attached to Manat.[xxxii][32]  These two tribes helped Mohammed wage war against the Arabians to bring them into submission to Islam. That’s one of the reasons Mohammed incorporated the ceremonies of Hajj to Muna into the Islamic Hajj. In order for Mohammed to please Khazraj and Oas, he adopted many of their religious laws and ceremonies. He kept Friday as the day the two tribes worshipped, and continued the pilgrimage between the two stones of Safa and Marwa, the ritual which was observed by these two tribes.

I previously mentioned Mashlal, the place which was seven miles from Medina where Khazraj and Oas lived. There was a temple there, built around a rock representing Manat. The temple had a Sidneh, or service, like the one observed in the temple at Mecca.[xxxiii][33]  Another temple for Manat was at Khadid. Among the tribes who worshipped there were Khuzaa'h, the tribe that built Mecca.[xxxiv][34]

Manat was the deity to whom the Arabians would plead when they needed rain. At the end of their Hajj, they presented animal sacrifices to Manat.

Manat, originally a planet, was represented by a rock on which sacrifices  to the various gods were made during the Hajj ceremonies. According to many narrators,  this was due to two factors connected with Manat. First, the word Mana means “to shed blood” suggesting to some narrators that the rock of Manat received its name because of all the sacrifices made on the rock of Manat.[xxxv][35]  Second, because Manat means “wish or aspiration,” it was a place where many tribes came to present their animal sacrifices, which represented their own aspirations and pleading for rain.[xxxvi][36] All this may shed some light on the origin and the motives of the Hajj, as it is still practiced by Muslims today. We see why sacrifices are presented only in the station of the Hajj called Muna. Different tribes in the region presented their sacrifices to their gods on the rock of Manat."

I just now learned that over a million animals are slaughtered each year in the pagan ritual that Muhammad adopted and adapted to fit his invention.

General Discussion / How Evil Is Tech?
« on: November 23, 2017, 09:42:45 AM »
"How Evil Is Tech?
David Brooks NOV. 20, 2017

Not long ago, tech was the coolest industry. Everybody wanted to work at Google, Facebook and Apple. But over the past year the mood has shifted.

Some now believe tech is like the tobacco industry — corporations that make billions of dollars peddling a destructive addiction. Some believe it is like the N.F.L. — something millions of people love, but which everybody knows leaves a trail of human wreckage in its wake.

Surely the people in tech — who generally want to make the world a better place — don’t want to go down this road. It will be interesting to see if they can take the actions necessary to prevent their companies from becoming social pariahs.

There are three main critiques of big tech.

The first is that it is destroying the young. Social media promises an end to loneliness but actually produces an increase in solitude and an intense awareness of social exclusion. Texting and other technologies give you more control over your social interactions but also lead to thinner interactions and less real engagement with the world.

As Jean Twenge has demonstrated in book and essay, since the spread of the smartphone, teens are much less likely to hang out with friends, they are less likely to date, they are less likely to work.
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Eighth graders who spend 10 or more hours a week on social media are 56 percent more likely to say they are unhappy than those who spend less time. Eighth graders who are heavy users of social media increase their risk of depression by 27 percent. Teens who spend three or more hours a day on electronic devices are 35 percent more likely to have a risk factor for suicide, like making a plan for how to do it. Girls, especially hard hit, have experienced a 50 percent rise in depressive symptoms.

The second critique of the tech industry is that it is causing this addiction on purpose, to make money. Tech companies understand what causes dopamine surges in the brain and they lace their products with “hijacking techniques” that lure us in and create “compulsion loops.”"

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"In “John Quincy Adams: A Bibliography,” compiled by Lynn H. Parsons (Westport, CT, 1993, p. 41, entry#194), there is a section named “Unsigned essays dealing with the Russo-Turkish War and on Greece,” (The American Annual Register for 1827-28-29 (NY: 1830). In that section, Adams had the following to say about Islam:

The natural hatred of the Mussulmen towards the infidels is in just accordance with the precepts of the Koran…

This is in stark contrast to his view of the Christian religion:

The fundamental doctrine of the Christian religion is the extirpation of hatred from the human heart. It forbids the exercise of it, even towards enemies. […]

One sentence in particular stands out in his commentary about the Islamic ideology. And boy, it is hard-hitting…

In the 7th century of the Christian era, a wandering Arab … spread desolation and delusion over an extensive portion of the earth. … He declared undistinguishing and exterminating war as a part of his religion. … The essence of his doctrine was violence and lust, to exalt the brutal over the spiritual part of human nature.”"

‘Brotherhood Using Deep Web to Open New Front in US’

A former Egyptian government minister says the Muslim Brotherhood is using the deep web to raise funds for operations in the U.S. and possibly to purchase weapons. That’s according to the Egyptian weekly el-Fagr, which interviewed (Arabic link) former deputy interior minister Mohammad Nour el-Din.

El-Din said the Brotherhood uses those parts of the internet that don’t appear in search engines (Google, etc.) to fundraise. Much of this effort is via Bitcoin, a worldwide cryptocurrency and digital payment system.

The former minister, who is a security expert, suggested the organization could well be purchasing rockets and mortars and hiring mercenaries via the deep web as well.

The newspaper item says the Muslim Brotherhood is attempting to establish “a new Islamist front in the U.S.” and elsewhere but currently lacks sufficient funding. This is despite recent reports of the large sums of money transferred to the Brotherhood, particularly from Qatar and Turkey."

"‘National Duty to Rape Girls in Revealing Clothes’
By Meira Svirsky Sunday, November 5, 2017

Speaking about a proposed bill to tighten the anti-prostitution laws in Egypt on a televised debate, lawyer Nabih Wahsh outraged his audience when he stated:  “Are you happy when you see a girl walking down the street with half of her behind showing? … I say that when a girl walks about like that, it is a patriotic duty to sexually harass her and a national duty to rape her.”"

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