March 21, 2018

CANADA: Three Islamist Men Physically Viciously Assaulted An Autistic Man Minding His Business In Public At Bus Terminal. The Ontario Police Need Your Help. Two Suspects Have Been Identified.

CTV News
written by Staff
Wednesday March 21, 2018

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - A lawyer representing a suspect in the beating of an autistic man says his client is not guilty of the attack that drew outrage from across the country.

Jag Virk says 25-year-old Ronjot Singh Dhami -- whose last known address was in Surrey, B.C. -- will turn himself into police, but he maintains his innocence.

Peel Regional Police named Dhami as one of three suspects in the beating, which took place last week at a bus terminal in Mississauga, just west of Toronto.

Police identified the second suspect as Parmvir (Parm) Singh Chahil, a 21 year-old man of no fixed address.

The third person allegedly involved in the incident has not yet been positively identified, but police say he might go by the first name of Jason.

A video of the attack released by police on March 13 shows the unidentified victim sitting at the bottom of a stairwell putting on roller blades when three men approached from behind and began to punch and kick him.

Police say the man suffered a broken nose and facial cuts.

A Canada-wide arrest warrant for Chahil and Dhami has been issued on one count each of aggravated assault.

Police say all three suspects may still be in the Toronto area and are being encouraged to call a lawyer and turn themselves in.

Police say anyone who sees Chahil or Dhami should call police and not approach the men.

Peel Regional Police
written by Staff
Wednesday March 21, 2018

Region of Peel – Investigators from the 12 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau have identified the second male responsible for a vicious assault on a male with autism, in the City of Mississauga.

On Tuesday March 13, 2018 at approximately 10:45 p.m. Peel Regional Police responded to a violent assault that occurred in the Square One bus terminal located at 200 Rathburn Road West in Mississauga.

As a result of overwhelming tips from the community, investigators have identified the first suspect as, Ronjot Singh DHAMI, a 25 year-old male of no fixed address. His last known address is in Surrey, British Columbia.

Police have now identified the second suspect as Parmvir 'Parm' Singh CHAHIL, a 21 year-old male of no fixed address.

A Canada-wide arrest warrant for Parmvir 'Parm' Singh CHAHIL and Ronjot Singh DHAMI has been issued and they are both wanted for one count of Aggravated Assault.

Parmvir 'Parm' Singh CHAHIL and Ronjot Singh DHAMI are encouraged to call a lawyer and surrender to police.

The third male involved in this incident has not yet been positively identified, but may go by the first name of Jason.

Anyone who sees CHAHIL, or the other wanted male DHAMI, is asked to call police immediately, please do not approach as they are extremely dangerous.

To see a photo of CHAHIL and DHAMI, please visit our website at

To view the video with the suspects, click here.

Investigators are appealing for witnesses, or anyone who may have information concerning this investigation to contact 12 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at (905) 453-2121 Ext 1233. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting

USA: Watch These Moms Sing With Their Children Who Have Down Syndrome; People With Down Syndrome Deserve Our Love, Not Genocide.

The Federalist
written by Bre Payton
Wednesday March 21, 2018

In honor of World Down Syndrome Day, you should watch this sweet viral video featuring 50 moms singing and laughing with their children.

In Iceland, 98 percent of unborn children who are diagnosed with Down Syndrome are aborted. In the United States, 67 percent of children who have the genetic disorder are killed before they can take their first breath.

In a recent interview with The Federalist, Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers (R-Wash.), who has a child with Down syndrome, urged others to celebrate every child’s potential.

“Let’s celebrate what every person has to offer…let’s be on the side of potential and possibility,” she said. “No matter who they are. No matter where they come from. We want to be on the side of doing everything we can so that people can live their version of the American dream.”

You can listen to the interview in full here.
The Federalist
written by Jonathan Lange
Wednesday March 21, 2018

Killing those with Down syndrome serves no rational purpose. It is a policy born of ignorance and fear. Worse, what it communicates to those so affected is simply unimaginable.

Ann Turner Cook recently celebrated her 91st birthday. You may not recognize her name, but you surely know her face. She is the iconic baby sketched in charcoal who has graced Gerber baby-food jars since 1928.

Gerber recently initiated an annual photo contest to name a national “Spokesbaby of the year.” This year more than 140,000 pictures were submitted, and on February 7 Gerber announced the winner, Lucas Warren.

Son of Courtney and Jason Warren of Dalton, Georgia, Lucas has an infectious smile and an endearing personality. The photo that made him famous caught him in mid-giggle sitting in an overstuffed chair with white pants and aqua shirt, bare feet, and black polka-dot bowtie to complete the ensemble.

The name “Lucas” means “light.” He is certainly that. Courtney said, “We hope this opportunity sheds light on the special needs community and educates people that with acceptance and support, individuals with special needs have the potential to change the world — just like our Lucas!”

His Genes Make Lucas Special

Part of what makes Lucas so adorable is genetic. Of course, that’s true of every photogenic person. He can’t take credit for his facial features or physique. Nor can he be blamed. These things are just as much a part of who he is as his sex, eye color, and inborn talents.

In every nation, people have always shared Lucas’ endearing characteristics. They have also shared a number of physical and mental challenges. In 1866, John Langdon Down described this grouping of characteristics, which came to be called “Down Syndrome.” Later, in 1959, it was discovered that most (not all) of the people who share these characteristics have an extra copy of the 21st chromosome pair.

In 2006 the United Nations declared March 21 World Down Syndrome Day. The date was chosen because, when written 3-21, it connotes three chromosomes at the 21st position.

Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon said, “On this day, let us reaffirm that persons with Down syndrome are entitled to the full and effective enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms. Let us each do our part to enable children and persons with Down syndrome to participate fully in the development and life of their societies on an equal basis with others. Let us build an inclusive society for all.”

As we mark World Down Syndrome Day, let’s start by noting that it is a chromosomal reality, not a disease. Every person is born with a specific genetic makeup. It is unalterably a part of who you are. This specific makeup is duplicated in every single one of your 100 trillion cells. You cannot change your genes any more than you can change your past.

This condition is not a virus like the flu, nor an infection like pneumonia, still less a cancer. It is much more like blue eyes and blonde hair. But even this isn’t quite it. Blue eyes and blonde hair are hereditary. Down syndrome is not. It is not a family trait that is inherited or passed on to the next generation. It is simply a genetic trait that appears in some people.

Ending Down Syndrome Means Killing People

That’s why Iceland’s attempts to wipe out Down syndrome through abortion are pure evil. You cannot wipe it out like a disease, with drugs and inoculation. Even genocide and sterilization cannot wipe it out. You can only wipe out individual people who have it, with no hope of preventing it in the next generation.

Killing those with Down syndrome serves no rational purpose. It is a policy born of ignorance and fear. Worse, what it communicates to those so affected is simply unimaginable.

More than 250,000 people with Downs live in America, and 6 million worldwide. These people Ruth Marcus, of the Washington Post, recently insulted by arguing that impaired intellectual capacity, limited life choices, and compromised health are valid reasons to have eliminated them.

Of course, she wasn’t thinking about them. She was only defending abortion on demand, for any reason, without any restraints. But that’s just the point: she wasn’t thinking about people with Down syndrome, only the supposed inconveniences to those around them.

Pro-abortion rhetoric must deny the humanity of anybody in the womb. This Marcus obligingly does by using terms like “fetus” and “pregnancy” to speak of them. But intellectual capacity, limitations, and compromised health are realities that cross the line between born and unborn. When traits shared equally by born and unborn are invoked as a reason for elimination, those same traits become reason for stigmatizing and devaluing those who are born with them.

Dehumanizing the Unborn Dehumanizes the Born

Marcus (unwittingly?) demonstrates this with her rhetoric. In her column “I would’ve aborted a fetus with Downs,” she writes, “Many people with Down syndrome live happy and fulfilled lives.” This is the only place in two articles on the subject where she refers to those born with Down syndrome as either “people,” “persons,” or “human beings,” and even this is qualified with the ominous word, “many.”

Anyone with Down syndrome who reads these words cannot fail to get the message. Imagine if she had said this about one of your genetic traits like skin color, sex, or race. If you don’t want to stigmatize people based on genetic traits, don’t use those traits as reason to eliminate the unborn.

To treat people with Down syndrome as though they had a disease is both unjust and ignorant. But neither should we treat people with Down syndrome as though their genes don’t matter. What cannot be changed should not be punished, but neither should it be ignored.

Basic human rights require that we treat all people with equal human dignity while respecting the realities of their bodies. This is true whether we are considering the XY chromosomes in the 23rd position that make people male or female, or a triplicate chromosome in the 13th, 18th, or 21st place. Each is unalterably part of their humanity and should be treated as such.

Should We Kill Those with Cancer Genes, Too?

The fact that people with trisomy 21 often experience significant challenges to their health is no different than the fact that people with cancer in their genes will also experience significant challenges to their health. But trisomy 21 became singled out from every other genetic challenge around 1970 when tests became available to screen for it prior to birth. Although such tests can produce as many as 25 false positives for every true instance of Down syndrome, nearly nine in ten children are aborted after a positive test.

If prenatal tests should be developed that can detect cancer-causing genes, will those people also be eliminated in similar numbers? For that matter, how long before we come to the point of eliminating people on the basis of a prenatal diagnosis that they will, one day, die?

Trisomy 21 happens when either the mother’s egg (88 percent) or the father’s sperm (8 percent), contains a duplicated chromosome at the 21st place. When the child is conceived, and this DNA strand combines with the other, instead of the usual 23 sets of pairs, the set at place 21 is a triad.

Triplicate chromosomes (trisomies) can occur at any of the 23 places on the DNA strand. However, we rarely see people other than trisomy 21 (Down syndrome) and trisomy 23 (intersex). People with trisomy at other places on the DNA chain usually do not survive to birth.

The Choice Has Been Made For Us
Some believe that genetics is simply a matter of dumb luck. If so, choice only enters when we either accept or eliminate its products. But for those who believe in a God who creates all things, genetics is already a choice, made by one higher than ourselves.

God himself has chosen to allow people with trisomy 21 and 23 to live past birth and grace us with their presence. They are a specific gift of God and not a “problem” to be fixed. A society that keeps this view in mind will never make people with Down syndrome feel unwanted or undervalued. It will be “an inclusive society for all,” as Ban Ki-moon urged us to build. Still more, it will be a society of people who love and are loved.

Those who know people with trisomy 21 have experienced God’s gift directly. There are few people on earth today who are so filled with joy and bring so much joy to those around them. I have never known a parent of someone with Down syndrome who would trade this joy for a more “healthy” child. Nor are there any people with Down syndrome who do not consider their lives happy and fulfilled.

On this World Down Syndrome Day, seek out such people and experience their joy for yourself.

Jonathan G. Lange is a pastor of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod. He has raised his family in Wyoming for two decades, serving parishes in Evanston and Kemmerer. He is a leader of the Wyoming Pastors Network.

TUNISIA: Muslim Mob Stabs Head Of Tunisian Freethinkers Group. 😦

Geller Report
intro written and news shared by Pamela Geller
Monday March 12, 2018

A member of Tunisian Freethinkers, Sarah Angel, says the trouble started in Tunisia with the “Arab Spring,” which was hailed in the West as bringing freedom to the Middle East: “Tunisia’s constitution is relative[ly new]… and we are a country that is ahead of humanitarian laws in the Middle East as a whole…[for] example… the first country to prevent polygamy. But after the so-called revolution, political Islam penetrated into the entire country in an unprecedented manner, assassinations accumulated like the assassination of Chokri Belaid, Mohamed Al Brahmi, and others without any consideration from the state.”

Before that “Arab Spring,” Tunisia was a relatively secular country, and Muslim mobs like the one that stabbed Hatem Al Imam were not so aggressive. This is an object lesson in the biases of the establishment media. Those of us who warned that the “Arab Spring” was just a move to advance the aims of the Muslim Brotherhood and other groups like it were excoriated as bigots. But once again, we were right.

“Tunisian Islamist extremists are threatening and attacking freethinkers, a sign of increasing violence in Tunisia following the 2011 revolution,” by Tara Abhasakun, Conatus News, March 1, 2018 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

Last week, Tunisian citizen Nacer Amari, a member of an organisation called Tunisian Freethinkers, announced on Facebook that the president of the organisation had been stabbed and assaulted by Islamic extremists outside a bar in Tunis.

The attackers, believing that they had not inflicted enough harm, continued to follow the victim, Hatem Al Imam, to his home, where they attempted to break in.

Ameri said that members of the organisation had been attacked in the past and that he has also received death threats.

Two other members of Tunisian Freethinkers spoke to me about their experiences with attacks and threats from extremists.

A Revolution Gone Wrong

Sarah Angel, another member of Tunisian Freethinkers, said that the growing extremism was a result of the “so-called revolution” in 2011 when President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was ousted.

“Tunisia’s constitution is relative[ly new]… and we are a country that is ahead of humanitarian laws in the Middle East as a whole…[for] example… the first country to prevent polygamy. But after the so-called revolution, political Islam penetrated into the entire country in an unprecedented manner, assassinations accumulated like the assassination of Chokri Belaid, Mohamed Al Brahmi, and others without any consideration from the state.”

The two assassinated people who Angel mentioned, Chokri Belaid and Mohamed Al Brahmi, were political leaders who were both assassinated in 2013 for their opposition to Islamist parties.

The impact of the revolution is still felt today. Angel also described past attacks she had experienced while she campaigned with the organisation for a secular state in July.

“In the media campaign, some persons threatened me with messages and Facebook and asked me to delete the video, knowing that 6 months ago they attempted to rape me in the street, but I defended myself, managed to escape and they arrested the responsibles and now they serving their sentences.”

She said that a day before Hatem Al Imam was attacked last week, she received a death threat on Facebook. I learned that these threats are common for members of Tunisian Freethinkers.

Lives on the Line

One former member, Nidhal Garsi, had to flee from Tunisia to Spain due to the threats he received.

At one point, he said, a person in his neighbourhood threatened to stab him in the head, forcing him to promise that he would stop writing Facebook posts about religion.

Garsi said that the secretary general of Tunisian Freethinkers currently fears for her life due to threats from Islamists. He said that police found photos of the secretary general, among photographs of other atheists, in the homes of terrorists. One of these terrorists, he said, was arrested; however there are more that have not been arrested.

Garsi and Amari shared their thoughts on the future of Tunisian Freethinkers.

Garsi said, “We will continue to fight for freedom of expression and individual liberties.”

Amari said, “We need support from other foundations and humanist organisations.”

USA: Federal Judge Blocks Ohio's Ban On Abortions After Down Syndrome Diagnosis. This Judge Used To Be President of Cincinnati's Planned Parenthood, Appointed To Judge By President Obama. 😦😠

This monster is bragging about cutting the cord as in vocal cord so the baby she referred to as a fetus could NOT SCREAM. If it wasn't human how the hell could it scream. Very sick people.
USA Today
written by Jessie Balmert, The Cincinnati Enquirer
Thursday March 15, 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A federal judge has blocked a controversial Ohio law banning abortions after a fetal diagnosis of Down syndrome.

On Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S. Black blocked Ohio's law from taking effect March 23, calling it a violation of privacy.

"It violates the right to privacy of every woman in Ohio and is unconstitutional on its face," Black wrote.

The law, passed by Ohio's Republican-controlled Legislature and signed by GOP Gov. John Kasich, would impose criminal penalties on doctors who perform abortions after learning that the fetus has been diagnosed with Down syndrome.

Black issued a preliminary injunction, which would block the law from going into effect next week while it is reviewed.

The ruling was in response to a lawsuit filed last month by the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio on behalf of Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio, Dr. Roslyn Kade of Cincinnati and several other abortion clinics. They sued the Ohio Department of Health, state medical board and local prosecutors.

“This law is about restricting abortion, plain and simple,” Jerry Lawson, president and chief executive of Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio, said in a statement.

Just a few other states — including Indiana and Louisiana in 2016 and North Dakota in 2013 — have implemented similar laws. In 2017, Indiana's also was deemed unconstitutional.

This year legislators in a few other states — including Illinois, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Utah — are proposing bans on abortion if a fetus is diagnosed with Down syndrome.

Black referenced the Indiana court decision in his order.

Still, proponents of the law — including Ohio Right to Life — say it will save the lives of unborn children and prevent eugenics.

They also questioned the judge's impartiality. Black, who was nominated by President Obama, served as president and director of the Planned Parenthood Association of Cincinnati in the late 1980s.

Both were unpaid positions. Black recused himself from a 2014 case involving Planned Parenthood.

The Ohio Attorney General's Office is reviewing the decision but will continue to vigorously defend Ohio law, a spokesman said..
The Daily Wire
written by Paul Bois
Monday March 19, 2018

All are equal under the law, except when that law is being administered by judges who used to serve at the pleasure of abortion conglomerate Planned Parenthood.

Just recently, the state of Ohio rejected eugenics by banning abortion of Down syndrome babies. However, U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Black struck down that ban this past Wednesday because federal law makes it "crystal clear" that states may not ban the act, he said. It just so happens that Black has strong ties to Planned Parenthood.

"While the ruling drew widespread attention, few mainstream news outlets mentioned that Black has very strong ties to Planned Parenthood, one of the groups challenging the law," reports LifeNews. "Black is a former director and president of the abortion chain’s Cincinnati affiliate. Pro-abortion President Barack Obama appointed him to the bench."

Those facts make it pretty "crystal clear" that federal judge Black is not an unbiased legal voice, but an appointed shill of radical pro-abortionists. Which is fine if Black just had the cajones to admit it, such as when he recused himself from a similar lawsuit against Planned Parenthood back in 2014. Apparently, Down syndrome babies were just too easy a target to pass up.

Paula Westwood of Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati, said to One News Now that the mainstream media has largely ignored Black's connections to PP, noting that other federal judges have recused themselves in similar situations.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s spokesman said that they will review Black's ruling and begin filing an appeal.

In Denmark, only four Down syndrome babies were born in 2016. In the neighboring country of Iceland, the eradication of Down syndrome babies has reached nearly 100%. France has gotten in on the race too; most recently, the country banned a television commercial featuring Down syndrome children because it upset women who previously aborted their Down syndrome babies.
Breitbart News
written by Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D
Friday March 16, 2018

An Obama-appointed federal judge has blocked an Ohio law banning selective abortions that target babies diagnosed with Down syndrome.
“Federal law is crystal clear,” wrote Judge Timothy S. Black of the U.S. District Court for Southern Ohio in a 22-page ruling granting a preliminary injunction against the state.

Black — who has a reputation as a stridently liberal judge — wrote that the Ohio law “wrongfully” prohibits women from making the ultimate decision to terminate a pregnancy before viability. “It violates the right to privacy of every woman in Ohio and is unconstitutional on its face,” he added.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed the “Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act” into law last December, banning selective abortions performed on babies diagnosed with Trisomy 21, or Down syndrome.

The act, also known as House Bill 214, amended Ohio law to “prohibit a person from performing, inducing, or attempting to perform or induce an abortion on a pregnant woman who is seeking the abortion because an unborn child has or may have Down Syndrome.”

“While every unborn child deserves protection from abortion death, House Bill 214 is helpful in protecting those targeted for destruction due to cultural bigotry against babies identified before birth as ‘abnormal’ or ‘imperfect’ due to a Down Syndrome prediction,” noted Cincinnati Right to Life at the time.

The law would have taken effect March 23, but Black’s ruling prevents the state from enforcing the law until the case is decided.

“It’s a tragedy that the court prioritized abortion-on-demand over special-needs children. Our pro-life law simply ensured that Ohioans with Down syndrome would be protected against lethal discrimination. Unfortunately, the ACLU and the abortion industry callously disregarded these Ohioans,” said Mike Gonidakis, president of Ohio Right to Life, who vowed that the battle is not over.

“Luckily, we have pro-life Attorney General Mike DeWine who will fiercely defend our law in order to protect our special-needs community. This isn’t the end. This is just the beginning.”

During his eight years as president, Barack Obama consistently named only pro-abortion judges, and he never earned less than a 100 percent approval rating from either NARAL Pro-Choice America or Planned Parenthood. During his first four-year term, in fact, Obama named two former Planned Parenthood officials as federal judges, appointing former Planned Parenthood board member Morgan Christen to the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals and former Planned Parenthood director John McConnell as a federal judge in Rhode Island.

The effects of these appointments on abortion law have been made evident in a series of recent decisions.

For example, in 2016, Indiana passed a state law banning gender-selective abortions and those based on a prenatal diagnosis of disabilities such as Down syndrome, but the law was blocked by another Obama-appointed federal judge following a lawsuit brought by abortion giant Planned Parenthood.

U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Walton Pratt issued a permanent injunction against Indiana’s “Sex Selective and Disability Abortion Ban,” claiming that provisions of the law “violate the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.”

In her decision, Judge Pratt defended sex-selective and disability-based abortions, stating that “it is a woman’s right to choose an abortion that is protected, which, of course, leaves no room for the State to examine, let alone prohibit, the basis or bases upon which a woman makes her choice.”

“The right to a pre-viability abortion is categorical,” regardless of the particular motivation that impels a woman to seek it, Pratt declared.

In his ruling, Black echoed the reasoning employed by Judge Pratt.

“The state cannot dictate what factors a woman is permitted to consider in making her choice,” he wrote, saying that the Ohio law “violates a woman’s right to choose, in clear derogation of federal law.”

The case will now go to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, one of the most conservative appeals courts in the nation.

“The Sixth Circuit’s current conservative orientation is … due in large part to President Donald Trump’s having already appointed three judges to it,” said Breitbart News’s senior legal editor, Ken Klukowski, who served as a law clerk to the former chief judge of the Sixth Circuit, Judge Alice Batchelder.

“No federal appeals court in the nation has seen more confirmed appointments than the Sixth Circuit (and is soon to be followed by a fourth nominee pending in the Senate, as well as a fifth nomination expected soon),” Klukowski said, adding, “The Sixth Circuit shows how consistent President Trump has been in keeping his campaign promise to appoint originalist judges who follow the Constitution as it is written.”

The case is Preterm Cleveland v. Himes, No. 1:18-cv-109, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

March 20, 2018

USA: Famous 'Clockboy' Ahmed Mohamed's Lawsuit Against Irving Independent School District (ISD), City Dismissed. He Was A Tool Used By Islam To Propagate Islamophobia Hysteria.

Dallas News
written by Elvia Limón, Communities Writer
Thursday March 15, 2018

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against Irving ISD, the city of Irving and several individuals by the father of a teen who was arrested after bringing to school a homemade clock that was mistaken for a bomb.

The federal lawsuit had alleged that Ahmed Mohamed's civil rights were violated in September 2015 when Irving police officers took him into custody at MacArthur High School and charged him with making a "hoax bomb." The then-14-year-old was also suspended from school for three days.

The charge against Ahmed was later dropped. The boy and his family have since moved to Qatar.

The suit, filed by Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed on behalf of his son, had asked for unspecified damages. It had been amended twice since it was initially filed in August 2016.

U.S. District Judge Sam Lindsay on Tuesday ordered that the suit be "dismissed with prejudice" and that "all relief requested by plaintiff is denied."

Lawyers for Ahmed Mohamed did not return calls for comment Wednesday.

In a statement released Wednesday, the city of Irving said that it is "extremely pleased by the court's ruling, which supports the justifiable actions taken by the officers in the matter. We remain committed to ensuring the safety of all Irving residents and schoolchildren."

Katie Long, the attorney for Irving ISD, said in an emailed statement that the district was "pleased the court had dismissed the case in its entirety" and that it had recognized that there was no basis to the claim that "Irving Independent School District or any employee discriminated against this student on the basis of race or religion."

"The Court's Order confirms that there is no plausible claim that Irving ISD or its employees violated anyone's constitutional rights. Irving ISD is committed to the safety, well-being, and equality of all students," the statement said.

White House invitation

The hubbub over Ahmed began after he was handcuffed by police and escorted out of the school after his homemade digital clock was confiscated by an English teacher. Officers then questioned the teen about his apparatus, which they described as a "hoax bomb."

Details and images of Ahmed's arrest set off an international frenzy and support for the youngster, leading to the creation of the hashtag #IStandWithAhmed. The matter caught the attention of many influential people, including former President Barack Obama, who invited Ahmed to bring his "cool clock" to the White House.

White House officials also extended the teen an invitation to speak with NASA scientists and astronauts.
Former Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne took to Facebook after the boy's arrest to defend the actions of the school district and police, saying their daily work helped make Irving "one of the safest cities in the country."

Van Duyne, who now works in President Donald Trump's administration, later amended her post to acknowledge she would have been "very upset" if the same thing had happened to her own child.

Two months after Ahmed's arrest, the family's attorney sent letters to city and school officials that demanded they apologize and pay $15 million to stave off a lawsuit.

Ahmed's father filed a federal suit against Irving and Irving ISD a year after his son was arrested, alleging they had violated the boy's civil rights. That suit was dismissed in May 2017. The family refiled the suit, and that was dismissed Tuesday.

'Threats of physical harm'

The family also filed a defamation lawsuit against conservative commentator Glenn Beck, his TV network, TheBlaze, Fox News and Van Duyne, claiming they had fostered hostility against the teen.

The suit sought up to $100,000 in damages as well as "nonmonetary relief" for comments made by Van Duyne and media personalities that the suit argued made the public think that members of the youngster's family were terrorists who staged the clock incident.

"Ahmed Mohamed received not only hateful and vile comments, but threats of physical harm," the lawsuit read. "Comments made in response to the broadcast included angry and hostile reactions buying into the 'terrorist' label."

Van Duyne was dismissed from the suit in January 2017. Claims against Fox were also dismissed. Beck and his network reached an undisclosed settlement with the family in October.

'Clock boy' timeline:

Sept. 14, 2015: Ahmed Mohamed, 14, is arrested and suspended from MacArthur High School in Irving after bringing an alarm clock to school that was mistaken for a bomb.

Sept. 16, 2015: Former Irving Police Chief Larry Boyd announces that charges won't be filed against Ahmed.

Sept. 23, 2015: Ahmed and his two younger siblings are withdrawn from Irving ISD by their parents. The family hires legal counsel to get his homemade clock back.

October 2015: Ahmed's family announces it will move from Irving to Qatar.
They moved to Qatar in less than a month. (emphasis mine)

The Washington Post reported on October 20, 2015: Less than 24 hours after Ahmed Mohamed met President Obama, his family decided it’s time to leave America for good.

The 14-year-old Texas boy who was arrested for bringing to school a homemade clock that authorities said resembled a bomb will soon be living in Qatar.

“After careful consideration of all the generous offers received, we would like to announce that we have accepted a kind offer from Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF) for Ahmed to join the prestigious QF Young Innovators Program, which reflects the organization’s on-going dedication to empowering young people and fostering a culture of innovation and creativity,” the family said in a news release Tuesday.
December 2015: The U.S. Department of Justice launches a civil rights investigation into allegations of harassment and possible religious discrimination in Irving ISD.

Aug. 8, 2016: Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed, Ahmed's father, files a suit seeking “monetary and injunctive relief" against the city of Irving, Irving ISD and McArthur High School principal Daniel Cummings. The lawsuit alleged Ahmed’s civil rights were violated in September 2015.

May 19, 2017: A federal judge dismisses a lawsuit filed against Irving ISD, the city of Irving and others by Ahmed. The suit is refiled.

Tuesday: A federal judge dismisses, "with prejudice," the lawsuit against Irving ISD, the city of Irving and several others filed by Ahmed's father.

NATURE: Donatella Versace Signals End To Use Of Real Fur At Luxury Fashion Label.

The Guardian, UK
written by AFP staff
Wednesday March 14, 2018

Donatella Versace has said her family’s luxury fashion label will no longer use real furs in its products, according to an interview with a British magazine.

The Italian fashion queen and Versace’s creative director told The Economist’s 1843 magazine that it would stop the practice, without providing further details on the change.

“Fur? I am out of that,” Versace said. “I don’t want to kill animals to make fashion.

“It doesn’t feel right.”

Versace’s headquarters in Milan, Italy, could not be reached for comment on Wednesday night.

1843 noted the announcement was such a “volte-face” that at the time of the magazine writing its article, which was published online Wednesday, Versace’s website was still urging customers to buy “fur-embellished coats that turn heads”.

Versace had previously resisted pressure to join a host of other fashion brands, including Armani, Calvin Klein, Hugo Boss and Ralph Lauren which had all already ditched furs from their collections.

The luxury label has historically included lots of furs across its ranges, from a variety of species including mink and raccoon dog, according to the Humane Society International (HSI), which campaigns globally for an end to the fur trade.

It noted Versace’s autumn-winter 2017 collection included laser-cut mink and fox coats.

“Versace is a massively influential luxury brand that symbolises excess and glamour, and so its decision to stop using fur shows that compassionate fashion has never been more on trend,” said Claire Bass, executive director of HSI’s UK arm.

However, the International Fur Federation said it was “disappointed” by the decision.

“The majority of top designers will continue to work with fur as they know it is a natural product that is produced responsibly,” said its CEO, Mark Oaten. “With growing concern about the environment and plastics in fashion, I truly believe fur is the natural and responsible choice for designers and consumers.”

USA: Hollywood Actor Jim Carrey Paints Mocking Portrait Of White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, Calls Her ‘Fake Christian’.

March 19, 2018

Sharing An Exchange I Had On Twitter Last Night. Thank God I'm Led By The Spirit Because She Was Such A Mind Distorter, Polite Way Of Saying Mind F***.


THE END. I continued to enjoy binge watching, The Legend of Korra. :)

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March 18, 2018

Meet The Person, The Holy Spirit And What It Means To Live In The Spirit.

VIDEO: Benny Hinn - "Where would we be without the Holy Spirit!?"
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written by Jim Tompkins
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"Anyone who does not know the Holy Spirit as a person has not attained unto a complete and well rounded Christian experience. Any one who knows God the Father and God the Son and does not know God the Holy Spirit, has not attained unto the Christian conception of God, nor to a fully Christian experience." ~R A Torrey
I want you to imagine you are one of the Disciples who followed Jesus faithfully as He ministered throughout Judea and Samaria. You were a believer in Him as the Messiah. You were willing to follow Him as He set up His Kingdom. He was your everything.

Then comes that horrible night when He is taken away. All your dreams are shattered as you watch as they crucify the one you thought was the Messiah of God.

You join the others in hiding as you wonder what to do with your life. For three days you are in a panic. Then you hear the news. Jesus is alive! You rush over to where He is, and you see, you touch, you know, He is alive!

But later, Jesus meets with you and tells you that He is going away. He is going to His Father. Here is what He says:
Luke 24:44-49 (ESV) Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, and said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. And behold, I am sending the promise of my Father upon you. But stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.”
John 14:15-18 (ESV) “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another paraklētos [Greek meaning a Comforter, an Advocate, an Intercessor], to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you. “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.

John 15:26-27 (ESV) “But when the paraklētos comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness about me. And you also will bear witness, because you have been with me from the beginning.

John 16:7-8 (ESV) Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the paraklētos will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment:

John 14:26 (ESV) But the paraklētos, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.

I. The Importance of Knowing the Holy Spirit as a Person.

Real Worship

1. Worship is meant to be Personal and Transformational. <==
a. Theoretical worship vs. Experiential Worship
b. Influenced by your perception

2. When we view the Holy Spirit as an ‘IT’, our worship is impersonal and without life changing effect
a. Rob a Divine person of proper worship
b. Rob a Divine person of proper love and obedience

3. We supposedly Worship the Holy Spirit every time we sing the Doxology:
Praise God from whom all blessings flow,
Praise Him all creatures here below,
Praise Him above, ye heavenly hosts,
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost
Growth as a Christian

1. If you see the Holy Spirit as an influence or power…
a. How can I get a hold of the Holy Spirit and use it?
b. How can I get More of the Holy Spirit?

2. If we see the Holy Spirit as a person…
a. How can the Holy Spirit get hold of me and use me?
b. How can the Holy Spirit get more of me?

3. Wrong attitudes of seeing the H.S. as an influence
a. Self Confidence
b. Self-exaltation
c. Act as though you are superior

4. Right attitudes of Seeing the H.S. as a Divine Person Living in You
a. Self-renunciation
b. Self-humiliation
c. Act with a sense of being a vessel for the Divine.

To Experience the Fullness of Christ

1. Life Changing Encounter
2. The Point of Jesus in John 3

John 3:2-8 (ESV) This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.” Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

We MUST EXPERIENCE God for ourselves!

The Proof of the Person of the Holy Spirit.

All Characteristics of Personality are attributed to the Holy Spirit

What Makes a Person a Person?
  • Knowledge
  • Feeling
  • Will
A Person Does Not Need a Body
  • We will not have our fleshly body for a long time, but we will still be a unique person.
  • If you have knowledge, feelings and a will, you are a person whether you have a body or not.
The Bible Proves the Person of the Holy Spirit

1 Corinthians 2:11 (ESV) For who knows a person’s thoughts except the spirit of that person, which is in him? So also no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.

1 Corinthians 12:11(ESV) All these are empowered by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills.

a. The Holy Spirit gets hold of us and uses us according to His Will!
b. You cannot get hold of Him!

Romans 8:27(ESV) And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.

a. Mind is the Greek word “phronema” which has in it all three-knowledge, feeling and will.
b. Rom 8:7 – The mind of the flesh is enmity means that the whole moral and intellectual life of the flesh is enmity against God.

Romans 15:30 (ESV) I appeal to you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers to God on my behalf.

a. Not a mere influence of power
b. He is a divine person, loving us with the tenderest of love.
c. Have you thanked the Holy Spirit for His Love?

Nehemiah 9:20 (ESV) You gave your good Spirit to instruct them and did not withhold your manna from their mouth and gave them water for their thirst.

Ephesians 4:30 (ESV) And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

a. He Goes with us wherever we go.
b. He desires us to please Him with our lives.

The Holy Spirit is a Person of the Trinity
  1. Genesis 1:26 (ESV) Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
  2. Genesis 1:1-3 (ESV) In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And God said (The Word of God-the Logos), “Let there be light,” and there was light.
  3. Elohim is plural for “Gods”.
Read Deuteronomy 6:4. The word for God used in “The Lord (Jehovah) our God (elohim) is one Lord” should actually be translated Gods. Elohim is a masculine plural noun used 2,600 times in the Old Testament. Why would the Holy Spirit use a plural noun to describe the ONE TRUE GOD?

Many Actions are attributed to the Holy Spirit that only a Person can perform.

1. 1 Corinthians 2:10 (ESV) these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God.

a. The Holy Spirit who Himself searches the deep things of God and then He reveals to us the things which He discovers.

2. Romans 8:26 (ESV) Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.

a. The Holy Spirit Prays for us here on Earth
b. Jesus Christ Prays for us from Heaven

3. John 14:26(ESV) But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.

a. He teaches us
b. He reminds us.

4. John 16:12-14(ESV) “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you.

a. He is our personal Teacher
b. He reveals to us what He hears!

The Holy Spirit holds an Office that only a person can hold.

John 14:16-17(ESV) And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.
  1. He is ANOTHER Comforter, just like Christ.
  2. Not an influence, but a PERSON, who makes His Home in our lives.
  3. Christ is a Divine Person, and He sent ANOTHER Divine Person to take His place!
  4. Comforter is ‘parakletos’, “one who stand’s alongside another”.
  5. Same as Advocate in 1 John 2:1 (if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.)
  6. Jesus is the one who came alongside the Boat in the midst of the storm.
  7. Comforter – Parakletos
  • Different from parakaleo (one you call upon for comfort)
  • Not someone who you call upon when you need Him.
  • It is His Purpose to be always at your side!
  • We are indwelt, we are sealed.
  • He is our Constant Companion!
Would Your Life Change if You Knew the Holy Spirit as a Person?

1. Insomnia
2. Loneliness
3. Communion of the Holy Spirit in times of loss
a. Heartache
b. No Fear

It was New Years Eve, and we had our whole family over at a friend’s house in Blue Springs. It was after mid night, and we started to take the hour trip home to Overland Park. The weather turned nasty, and the drizzle that was falling started to freeze. We were on I-70 close to Independence, when the highway became a sheet of ice. Cars where sliding everywhere. We were only going 30 miles an hour, and were in a big conversion van. I was scared out of my mind. My wife was yelling, some of the kids were crying. All of a sudden the van started sliding. I had lost control and nothing was working to stop the van. We started sliding sideways down the highway into the cars ahead of us. I just said Lord, we are in your hands. Just when it looked like we were going to crash into a car or a guard rail, the van came to a sudden stop. We had come to a place under an overpass that had not iced up. Hallelujah! I had a quick word of praise and prayer with our family, got the van headed the right way and we slowly made our way home. It took over two hours, but I was no longer afraid, for I knew the Holy Spirit was with us. I had remembered what RA Torrey had said about a time he had to hike along a river bluff for 4 miles after midnight with no moon.
Living in the Spirit

Our Journey through the Cross will stop in Romans 8.

Here we discover what the Cross is all about. It is about the life that Jesus died to give all those who by faith make Him their life. It requires a turning away from our self, our sin, our flesh and embracing Jesus Christ as our Lord, our Life, our Savior.

By faith in what Jesus Christ did for us on the Cross, we are justified by God. We are declared righteous, we are declared His children. By faith, the Holy Spirit, whom Jesus shed upon the world at Pentecost, comes and makes us His dwelling place. We are set apart for God’s purpose.

Coming to the Cross and accepting Jesus as your Savior means that you will now live by the cross. We must take up our cross daily, and just as Jesus humbled Himself as a servant, so we must humble ourselves before Almighty God and take up the cross He has given to us.

We have this assurance from the Master himself, that we will not bear our cross alone. In fact, our cross becomes easy and light, as long as we realize that He carries it for us. For the cross means that we no longer live, in fact our old man is dead, and the life that we now live, we live by Jesus Christ.

This is the message of Romans, and Romans 8 reveals what it means to be a Christian. Romans 8 is the insider’s guide to the Christian Life. The Christian Life is all about walking after the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit communicates and manifests Jesus Christ in our lives. Romans 8 details our New Life in the Holy Spirit.

1. The Holy Spirit Joins us to Christ

He brings about a vital union with the Lord Jesus.
“He that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit” (1 Cor. 6:17);
It is a spiritual and inward union with the Lord Jesus. This is what Romans 8:1-2 describes:
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. Romans 8:1-2
When we are born again, the Holy Spirit joins us to Jesus Christ and we live in the Spirit of Life! God is all about Life, and sin is death. Being joined to Jesus means we are no longer under condemnation, no longer under the penalty of sin, no longer under the judgment of death, separated from Holy God by all eternity in Hell.

You and I, if we are truly born-again children of God, have got to know that, right inside of us, a union has been effected between Christ and ourselves, and ourselves and Christ; that we are joined to Christ. That union has been affected; we have been made one.

No more me, but We!

The Lord’s way of illustrating this truth is the marriage union. Paul says, “the two shall become one flesh.” This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church. (Eph. 5:31, 32). ‘One flesh’. Just as married couples, we are made “one flesh” with Jesus Christ.

Now, if a marriage is what it ought to be, those two people are so ONE, that to separate them is to cut one person in two, and only leave two halves, and not a whole. This explains how death can leave a spouse so empty, so alone, as if part of them is gone. This explains how even years later, divorce can leave an ugly scar upon ones soul.

That is the illustration of our union with Christ. We are not complete until we are united with Christ; our completeness is in union with Christ.

If we do not have Christ with us, we are only half here. If we lose the Lord, we are torn in two. Jesus is that much a part of our lives.

We can – by disobedience, by playing with sin, by disobeying the Lord, by this or that – bring about such an effect, so that we feel as if something has happened; the Lord is there and I am here, and we are not together. It is as though we have been torn in two, are not complete.

This is the beginning of the Christian life; the very foundation and basis of the Christian life:

We and Christ have been made one; not two – one!
Jesus is not our homeboy. He is not someone we go to when things get bad. He is not a good luck charm we wear around our neck. He is not a wristband that says WWJD. We are united as one with the very creator of the universe. This union is a mystery, but it is so real and so powerful that to divide, to walk away and have an independent life – it is to destroy your own identity, to tear your own spiritual personality in pieces; and that is how it is, if we get away from the Lord in any way.
So here, the very first thing that we find about this life in the Spirit, is that there has come about between us and Christ, and between Christ and ourselves, a oneness, which is not in any outward, visible sense, but in a vital, inward reality.

So the first thing is “The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus” (v. 2) – the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus – that is the union: our union with Christ.
2. The Holy Spirit Leads Us
Because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. Romans 8:14
When we are joined to Jesus Christ, we are not left to our own abilities. In fact, we must humble ourselves and give all of ourselves to Christ, so that the Holy Spirit will lead us. The operative word is “LED”. He is the leader. It is not a shared responsibility. There can be only one BOSS. This is why Paul wrote that:
For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God’s law; indeed, it cannot. Those who are in the flesh cannot please God. Romans 8:7-8
To be led by the Spirit we must “walk AFTER the Spirit”

God reveals why we cannot walk after the flesh and why we must walk after the Holy Spirit in Romans 8:29:

For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son… Romans 8:29

3. The Holy Spirit brings us to Confidence in our Father
For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” Romans 8:15
The Holy Spirit opens us up to seeing God as our dearest Daddy, the one who cares for us with unconditional love. We no longer live our lives in fear of what can or might happen. We know that we are in the hands of our dearest Daddy.

God is including us in His plan, and that plan involves us becoming conformed to His Son Jesus Christ.

Many of us have experienced horrible tragedies. Many of us have suffered terrible injustices, abuse. There are many ways we react to such experiences.

We can blame others, we can hold on to our pain and grow bitter, we can become frustrated and angry, and we can lash out and be vengeful. None of these reflects the heart of one who sees his life held in the arms of his dearest Daddy.
Living in the Holy Spirit is a life that is confident in the God’s power and God’s Purpose for your life. Living in the Holy Spirit allows us to believe what Paul wrote: “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose”. Romans 8:28
4. The Holy Spirit Bears Witness
The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, Romans 8:16
The indwelling Holy Spirit bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God. How does He do it? The Holy Spirit does not constantly speak in our ear, and say: “You know you are a child of God; you are a child of God”.

He says what He does because of our being children of God – that we know it.
We know how others can do certain things that we cannot; there is something that we have in our heart that makes us aware that this is, or this is not, according to the Father’s mind. The simple truth is this – we know: “the Spirit beareth witness”; we know. This joint witness of the Holy Spirit works with the Spirit of Sonship mentioned in verse 15 wherein we cry “Abba Father”. We know we are God’s child.

Bear witness with is summartureō, “to bear joint witness with” some other person, “to bear joint-testimony with” some other person. “Our spirit” refers to the saint’s human spirit energized by the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit bears testimony to our human spirit that we are children of God (teknon, without article, thus, children of God by nature), and our Spirit-energized, spirit thus joins the Holy Spirit in a joint-testimony to that fact. Wuest’s Word Studies