Greece: Large Christian Cross Pulled Down Because it Could Be “Offensive” to Muslim Migrants

A large Christian cross on the Greek island of Lesbos was torn down after refugee organization claimed it was “offensive” to newly arriving Muslim migrants.

The cross, which was erected on the cliffs of Apellia, beneath the castle of Mytilene, was toppled after a group claiming to promote “intercultural coexistence” said it was an insult to migrants who had drowned in the sea and may cause offense to those swimming nearby.

Lesbos has been at the epicenter of the migrants crisis, with hundreds of asylum seekers still arriving every week, prompting angry clashes.

The pro-refugee group sent a letter to the Harbour Minister of Lesbos and the Mayor of Lesbos stating, “A few days ago they placed at Apeli of Mytilene a large cross, in order to prevent other people (refugees and migrants) from coming to swim. This act is illegal, unsightly (reminiscent of a grave) but mostly offensive to the symbol of Christianity, a symbol of love and sacrifice, not racism and intolerance.”

The group also claimed that the cross represented “a tool of aspiring crusaders.” It was toppled a few days after the letter was sent.

According to the Greek City Times, the removal of the cross, “caused strong reactions from locals who believe it goes against the religious beliefs of the majority of the inhabitants on the island.”

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This is not the first time that Christian symbols have been removed so as not to offend or upset newly arrived migrants or non-Christians.

Back in 2015, a protestant church in Oberhausen, Germany removedChristian crosses, altars and pulpits in order to accommodate 50 Muslim migrants who were invited to stay in the building.

Earlier in the same month, the world’s first lesbian Bishop Eva Brunne suggested removing Christian crosses and symbols from a church in Stockholm, Sweden in order to make the building “more inviting” for Muslims.

In December last year, the Red Cross told Belgian branches of the international aid organization to remove remove crucifixes from the walls of their branches in order to look more secular.

In January, a Bavarian judge ordered a crucifix to be removed from the courtroom during the trial of an Afghan migrant who was accused of making death threats to another Afghan who converted to Christianity.

Last year, supermarket Lidl edited outChristian crosses on its Greek-style food packaging so as to be “religiously neutral”.

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https://www.infowars.com/greece-large-christian-cross-pulled-down-because-it-could-be-offensive-to-muslim-migrants/

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Cancer Breakthrough: “Supercharged” Immune Cells Could be Mass Produced for Revolutionary New Treatment

A type of ‘supercharged’ immune cell could be mass-produced to fight cancer in cutting-edge immunotherapy treatments, scientists believe.

Imperial College London researchers claim the breakthrough could mark the next generation of CAR-T therapies – backed by the NHS.

The pioneering treatments, which involve reprogramming vital immune cells to kill cancer, costs around £300,000 per patient because they are tailor-made.

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https://www.infowars.com/breakthrough-supercharged-immune-cells-used-to-kill-cancer/

Climate Chaos: Following Record Heat This Summer, Experts Are Predicting There Will Be A Nightmarishly Cold Winter

For most of this summer, much of the U.S. has been hit by historic heatwaves, crippling drought and unprecedented wildfires.

But if the long-term forecasts that I am about to share with you are accurate, this winter could be bitterly, bitterly cold. The sun appears to be entering into a period of early hibernation, and that is a very troubling sign. The primary driver of climate conditions is the giant ball of fire that our planet revolves around, and that ball of fire is beginning to behave in irregular ways. Sunspot activity is way, way below what was expected for this year, and that is one of the reasons why so many are calling for a “big freeze” this winter. And if we experience an extended “solar minimum”, that could mean significantly reduced temperatures and crop failures all over the planet. At other times in history, such a scenario has meant global famine.

But for the moment, most of the focus is still on the extremely hot and dry summer that we have been enduring. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 131 million people in this country are currently experiencing “abnormal dryness and drought”.

Things have been particularly bad in the Southwest where cities such as Phoenix have been dealing with high temperatures above 100 degrees for weeks at a time

An increasing number of cities face extreme heat for much of the summer, with highs surpassing 100 and even 110 degrees for weeks at a time. Even in the final days of August, Phoenix is sweltering at 107 and San Antonio at 104.

Such relentless, triple-digit temperatures — the equivalent danger of rising seas in many coastal communities — are straining power grids, buckling roads, grounding planes and endangering lives. The Phoenix area reached a dubious record last year: at least 155 heat-related deaths.

At the same time, there has been very little rain in the Southwest, and that has resulted in historically bad drought conditions.

According to Drought.gov, 10 different states are currently dealing with “extreme” or “exceptional” droughts

Scorching heatwaves across the United States have contributed to massive wildfires, and to make matters worse the dry weather has also led to extreme droughts.

Large chunks of the country are now facing dire times due to the droughts.

According to Drought.gov – the official monitor of droughts in the US – 10 states are facing “extreme” or “exceptional” droughts, the highest categories in the ranking system.

If you go to U.S. Drought Monitor, you can see that the worst drought conditions are in areas that also experienced the Dust Bowl of the 1930s. Many believe that we are witnessing the return of Dust Bowl conditions, and that has very serious implications for the future of our nation.

Meanwhile, this has also been one of the worst years for wildfires in our history. It is being reported that over 100 wildfires are currently burning around the nation, and that includes three of the largest fires in California history.

At one time the heart of fire season was confined to just a few months, but now fighting fires in America never seems to end

National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) spokeswoman Jennifer Jones added: “We’re not calling it a fire season anymore, we’re referring to a fire year.”

A lot of people are blaming all of this unusual weather on “global warming”, but what will they say when things get bone-chilling cold this winter?

According to Fox News, the Farmers’ Almanac is predicting “teeth-chattering cold” for much of the U.S. in the months ahead…

The Farmers’ Almanac is predicting a “colder-than-normal” winter from the Continental Divide on eastward, with “teeth-chattering” cold arriving in mid-February in the Northeast, Great Lakes, and even into the Southeast.

“Contrary to the stories storming the web, our time-tested, long-range formula is pointing toward a very long, cold, and snow-filled winter,” editor Peter Geiger said in a statement on the company’s website. “We stand by our forecast and formula, which accurately predicted the many storms last winter, as well as this summer’s steamy, hot conditions.”

The Farmers’ Almanac has been right before, and that is because they are looking at the same scientific data that everyone else can access.

They know that low sunspot activity means that it will probably be a cold winter, and right now sunspot activity is unusually low

Scientists believe that Earth could experience a “big freeze” as the sun goes through what’s known as “solar minimum.” During this time, sunspots are minimal and the globe could be in for a wicked cold snap.

Scientists are reporting that the sun has been free of sunspots for a total of 133 days this year, according to The Express UK. With only 241 days of 2018 passing, that means the sun has been blank for the majority of the year. Experts continue to warn that this is a sign that the solar minimum is on its way. “The sun is spotless again. For the 133rd day this year, the face of the sun is blank,” wrote the website Space Weather.Solar minimum has returned, bringing extra cosmic rays, long-lasting holes in the sun’s atmosphere, and strangely pink auroras,” the website continued.

Solar minimums usually happen on a very regular schedule, but once in a while there is a “prolonged solar minimum”, and that can be really, really bad.

In fact, a prolonged solar minimum between 1645 and 1715 caused global temperatures to decline substantially and resulted in global food shortages

But a prolonged solar minimum could mean a “mini ice age.” The last time there was a prolonged solar minimum, it did, in fact, lead to a mini ice-age which was scientifically known as the Maunder minimum. That little cold snap lasted for 70 years between the years 1645 and 1715. During this period, temperatures dropped globally by 1.3 degrees Celsius leading to shorter seasons and ultimately food shortages.

Could we be facing such a scenario once again?

I have repeatedly warned that weather patterns are changing and that our planet is becoming increasing unstable. Supplies of key natural resources such as food, oil and fresh water are already being stretched very thin, and it isn’t going to take very much to produce a devastating global crisis.

For the moment things may seem somewhat stable, but signs of trouble are all around us. So let us hope for the best, but let us also get prepared for the worst.

FOLLOW THE LINK FOR THE FULL REPORT – JR

https://www.infowars.com/climate-chaos-following-record-heat-this-summer-experts-are-predicting-there-will-be-a-nightmarishly-cold-winter/

Watch: Kanye West Says Trump Wants to Be the ‘Greatest President’ for Black Americans

Fashion mogul and Grammy-winner Kanye West told WGCI 107.5 Radio hosts in an interview Wednesday that President Donald Trump is going to do whatever it takes to “do the work” to be a great president for black voters.

“I know black people that voted for Trump that were scared to say out loud. Now that’s some 1984 though-control programming shit,” West said when asked about comments he made earlier this year about his support for President Trump and slavery being more a mindset in contemporary America.

West said he understood people who “would rather have a female president” and supported Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid, “I just don’t agree with it.”

The “Ye” rapper told the radio hosts that the facilities housing illegal aliens and children separated from adults was “something that was happening through a lot of different president eras — but now we’re seeing it.”

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https://www.infowars.com/watch-kanye-west-says-trump-wants-to-be-the-greatest-president-for-black-americans/

Alex Jones is right: China is the threat, and it may be too late

With the recent news about the monopoly of hi-tech companies in the United States de-platforming Alex Jones from their systems — in effect, attempting to limit the audience that see his material — it would be wise for Americans to look deeper at the agenda behind this move.

I have come to believe the reasons for this action are much more sinister than blocking hate speech, which is a euphemism for censorship.

Before you start screaming about Sandy Hook, let me first make clear that I lived in Newtown, CT, during the shootings. I am not vouching for Alex Jones. I cannot condone what he said during that time, although now he recants much of it. My son’s piano teacher’s son was murdered. The tragedy touched our family and I can confirm for sure the shootings were very real. I know other families personally who lost their children and I understand the unbearable pain these people will feel for the rest of their lives.

But that is not the point here. The point of this article is to discuss threats to the United States…now let us please proceed.

Where Alex Jones has been very spot on is the threat that communist China poses to our future and our way of life, and how this threat has corrupted our government, our education system and much of our hi-tech industry.

Did you know that Google just opened an artificial intelligence center in China, formed to help China jump ahead of the United States in this crucial technology? “The science of AI has no borders, neither do its benefits,” Fei-Fei Li, chief scientist at Google’s AI business said recently in a blog post. Interesting isn’t it? I guess he doesn’t know China has a huge internet border called the great fire wall, where it prevents its citizens from knowing global truth. Did you know at the same time Google recently let a Department of Defense contract expire without renewal due to their engineer’s refusal to work for the DOD, or to put another way, refused to defend America?

Did you know Apple is assisting China in its vast Orwellian censorship of the internet by deleting apps off its platform China doesn’t like?

Last evening I decided to watch Mark Levin’s new show on Fox News; the subject was fascinating. The guest was Michael Pillsbury, a China expert with decades of experience working in the U.S. government for multiple administrations. His comments were chilling. He has just released a work titled, The Hundred Year Marathon. I downloaded the book and stayed up all night to read it. Here are the take aways:

False assumption number 1: Engagement with China brings complete cooperation. It hasn’t. After decades of America assisting in China’s rise, they are more of a threat now to our way of life and security than ever.

False assumption number 2: China is on the road to democracy. They are not. They are a hard core totalitarian system that seeks domination over the United States.

False assumption number 3: China is a fragile power. They are not. This is a ruse to lull the West to sleep over their true designs, until it is too late, adhering to ancient Chinese tactics. (The Art of War)

False assumption number 4: China wants to be, and is, just like us. They are not. In decades, China will still be a hostile adversary, bent on our subjugation to their power. Only then, their economy will be much larger than ours. They are using deception and subterfuge to blind us to their true goals of conquest.

False assumption number 5: Chinese hawks are weak within China. On the contrary, they control policy making and are hostile to the United States.

I encourage everyone to read this book; it is an eye opener and will make you lose sleep at night, as the truth always does.

Now the de-platforming of Alex Jones makes perfect sense. I can see a conversation between Beijing and our tech titans, “Get rid of Alex Jones or else.”

And what about all this anti-Trump rhetoric coming from our media, from Hollywood, from the Democratic Party, from academia? They are all bought and paid for by the Chicoms. Remember Bill Clinton renting out the Lincoln Bedroom to the Chinese? Most Hollywood studios are now owned by the Chinese, dictating what the American public sees. I have been trying to get a movie produced in Hollywood about the Korean War, about a book I wrote called “Lost Bastards.” A story of the heroism of the American soldier. In other words, a movie about killing Chinese. Every time we get close with a major Hollywood entity, they get bought by Beijing.

Did you know there are 300,000 Chinese students now in the United States, sending all their research, patents, and proprietary information home to the Chinese communists? They are embedded in our government, in our schools, in our media and entertainment industry, and in our technology.

This is truly scary stuff.

After all, the Democrats are leftists…socialism is just communism lite. Who is funding all this socialist propaganda we are seeing exploding across America? Well, China is. I have written previously about the “Confuscious Centers” in over 100 our of universities, controlling academic priorities.

Of course the Marxists don’t want Donald Trump in power. He stands for everything that they hate – freedom, the rule of law, the values of the American founders, free market capitalism.

We truly are in a perilous time for our republic.

And what about Russia you ask? Russia is a very small economy that is most likely getting smaller. They do not have anywhere near the capability the Chinese do to alter our way of life and threaten our security, except of course their nuclear weapons which are unusable short of the apocalypse. Russia is getting its lunch eaten by the Chinese in Siberia, where Beijing has acquired long-term ‘leases’ for Russian land and raw materials. They have negotiated cut-rate contracts where Russia is basically paying China to take their gas after Western sanctions. Perhaps this is why Vladimir Putin wants to talk to Donald Trump, to find some common ground on how to move forward. Perhaps he realized he is not getting that land back from China.

Russia has tried to divide America and bought some Facebook ads on the internet. They are not an existential threat. The Russia narrative is a hoax, to cover up something else much darker. Of course, their behavior has been adversarial and has to be confronted where need be – NATO borders need to be protected, but the real threat to America is from China.

Alex Jones knows this and has been telling us and he has been right. Now the Chinese just stopped you from hearing it.

FOLLOW THE LINK FOR THE FULL REPORT – JR

https://www.newswars.com/alex-jones-is-right-china-is-the-threat-and-it-may-be-too-late/

Trump will tell NATO nations U.S. cannot be the world’s piggy bank

President Donald Trump will tell fellow NATO countries at next week’s summit that the United States cannot be “the world’s piggy bank,” White House spokesman Hogan Gidley said on Tuesday.

“What the president is going to do is go into these meetings with the mindset to protect the American people, stand with our partners and allies – but as he has said many times before America is thought so often to be the world’s piggy bank. And that’s gotta stop,” Gidley told reporters as Trump flew to West Virginia. Trump has pressured some NATO allies to significantly increase military expenditure.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-nato/trump-will-tell-nato-nations-us-cannot-be-the-worlds-piggy-bank-idUSKBN1JT2XD

Record-Low 47% Extremely Proud to Be Americans

The latest results are based on a June 1-13 poll. When Gallup first asked the question in 2001, 55% of Americans said they were extremely proud. After the 9/11 terror attacks caused the public to rally around the nation and its leaders, the percentage expressing extreme pride in the country increased to 65%, and went up further to 70% less than two years later.

By 2005, about the time George W. Bush was set to begin his second term in office and the U.S. was going on its second year of military involvement in Iraq, the percentage extremely proud to be Americans fell to 61%. It held in the high 50% range between 2006 and 2013, but has fallen at least marginally each year since 2015, about the time the 2016 presidential campaign was getting underway.

While the 47% who are extremely proud to be Americans is a new low, the vast majority of Americans do express some level of pride, including 25% who say they are “very proud” and 16% who are “moderately proud.” That leaves one in 10 who are “only a little” (7%) or “not at all” proud (3%).

The combined 72% who are extremely or very proud to be Americans is also the lowest in Gallup’s trend.

National Pride Dropping Most Among Democrats, Liberals

Currently, 32% of Democrats — down from 43% in 2017 and 56% in 2013 — are extremely proud. The decline preceded the election of Donald Trump but has accelerated in the past year.

Less than half of independents, 42%, are also extremely proud. That is down slightly from 48% a year ago, and 50% in 2013.

As has typically been the case, Republicans are more inclined to say they are extremely proud to be Americans than are Democrats and independents. Seventy-four percent of Republicans are extremely proud, which is numerically the highest over the last five years.

FOLLOW THE LINK FOR THE FULL REPORT – JR

https://news.gallup.com/poll/236420/record-low-extremely-proud-americans.aspx

Trump says illegal immigrants should be deported with ‘no judges or court cases’

President Donald Trump said on Sunday that people who enter the United States illegally should be sent back immediately to where they came from without any judicial process, likening them to invaders who are trying to “break into” the country.

His proposal drew immediate criticism from legal analysts and immigrant rights advocates who said it would violate the U.S. Constitution’s due process provision, which applies to citizens and non-citizens alike.

In a series of tweets on Sunday, Trump said: “We cannot allow all of these people to invade our Country. When somebody comes in, we must immediately, with no Judges or Court Cases, bring them back from where they came.”

“Cannot accept all of the people trying to break into our Country. Strong Borders, No Crime!”

It was unclear if Trump was advocating an expansion of the provision that allows expedited removals of illegal immigrants at or near the U.S. border, a policy his administration has embraced since he took office. Nor did Trump differentiate between illegal immigrants and people who entered the United States to seek asylum protection.

The White House did not return a call seeking clarification.

FOLLOW THE LINK FOR THE FULL REPORT – JR

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-trump/trump-calls-for-deporting-illegal-immigrants-with-no-judges-or-court-cases-idUSKBN1JK0OL

LGBT World Cup fans headed to Russia advised to be cautious

LGBT fans who are going to Russia to support England in the World Cup have been warned against displaying affection in public places. Homosexuality is not illegal in Russia, but there are no laws prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation. The 2018 Fifa World Cup begins in Russia on 14 June. ‘Negative attention’ The Foreign Office advice to LGBT travellers reads: “Public displays of affection may attract negative attention. The republics of the North Caucasus are particularly intolerant to LGBT+ issues. Since April 2016, reports continue to be received of state persecution of the LGBT+ community in Chechnya.” In Chechnya, a Russian republic, it has been reported that more than one hundred gay men have been detained on suspicion of homosexuality. “In 2018 Russia was ranked 45th out of 49 European countries for LGBT+ rights by ILGA-Europe,” according to the advice. “There are no laws that exist to protect LGBT+ people from discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and/or gender identity.” Moscow Pride banned In 2012, Moscow Pride was banned for 100 years. The following year, the country passed a law banning the promotion of “non-traditional sexual relations” to under-18s. This has led to reports of harassment, threats and acts of violence towards the LGBT community. No foreign nationals have been charged or convicted under the law. The Football Supporters’ Federation (FSF) said the crackdown in Chechnya has extended to other areas of the North Caucasus and advised LGBT fans to avoid this area. No World Cup matches will take place in this region.

Read more at: https://inews.co.uk/news/world/lgbt-world-cup-fans-headed-to-russia-advised-to-be-cautious/

https://inews.co.uk/news/world/lgbt-world-cup-fans-headed-to-russia-advised-to-be-cautious/