Angola bans Islam and shuts down all mosques across the country because it “clashes with state religion of Christianity”

•April 18, 2019 • 6 Comments

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2513388/Angola-bans-Islam-shuts-mosques.html

Angola has reportedly declared Islam illegal and ordered for all of the country’s mosques to be closed down.

Minister of culture Rosa Cruz e Silva said that mosques in the largely Christian country would be closed until further notice.

She described Islam as a ‘sect’ that would be banned as counter to Angolan customs and culture.

There are unconfirmed reports that mosques across the African country are being destroyed, according to the International Business Times.

President Jose Edurado dos Santos reportedly told the Osun Defence daily: ‘This is the final end of Islamic influence in our country.’

Along with Islam, which is a religion associated with less than 1 per cent of the population of 19 million, 194 other ‘sects’ have been banned in the nation, where more than half the population is Christian.

Ms Cruz e Silva said: ‘The legalisation of Islam has not been approved by the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights [and] their mosques will be closed until further notice.’

Clashes between Christians and Muslim people are frequently reported in the local media.

Manuel Fernando, director of the Angolan Ministry of Culture’s National Institute for Religious Affairs, denied the reported measures.

‘There is no war in Angola against Islam or any other religion,’ Fernando told Agence France-Presse. ‘There is no official position that targets the destruction or closure of places of worship, whichever they are.’

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not to much news of this around..reasonably significant i would have thought?

“Along with Islam, which is a religion associated with less than 1 per cent of the population of 19 million, 194 other ‘sects’ have been banned in the nation, where more than half the population is Christian.”

so islam itself hasnt been singled out..its in the umbrella of banned groups..

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HOLY SMOKING GUNS! by Rev17

•April 18, 2019 • 14 Comments

Guns For God: The Church of the AR-15

 

Pastor Hyung Jin Sean Moon .. min 21:

“are you trying to appeal to all the gun owners of America ?” ..

“We’re definitely making networks .. we’ve connected with a lot of folks, a lot of stars in the gun community”

I would suggest those connections are Eric Prince and Eric and Donald Trump Jr .. the smoking gun is hard core Dominionist Theology.

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Christian Dominionism ~ Part 4: Erik Prince and the Ties that Bind Extremist Politics to Christian Patriarchy

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/nolongerquivering/2009/11/christian-dominionism-part-4-erik-prince-and-the-ties-that-bind-extremist-politics-to-christian-patriarch y/

One thing that has not been widely reported, however, is Xe’s Dominionist allegiance, up to and including the fact that its former CEO—and now chairman—Erik Prince, is the biological heir apparent to the U.S. Dominionist community.

The son of Edgar Prince, whose family fortune funded such early Dominionist organizations as the Moral Majority and Focus on the Family, Erik Prince grew up hobnobbing the wealthy and powerful of members of the Dominionist Christian Right.

Throughout the years, Prince has maintained his Dominionist credentials, reaching out to the Catholic church while remaining a political ally and close friend of the mostly-Protestant Dominionist Right.  As a converted member of the Catholic faith, Prince is now a member of the Knights of Columbus, an organization dedicated to Christian conquest and inquisition that traces its roots to the crusades.  He also maintains active involvement with the Dominionist Family Research Council, a far-right organization which his family started.  Renewed by a commitment to his new faith community, Prince is literally a Christian crusader with an iron sharp focus on advancing Dominionist political goals.

Nowadays, Erik Prince is arguably the most powerful Dominionist in the world, controlling the world’s largest and wealthiest mercenary army.

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ERIC TRUMP @ Tommy Gun Warehouse Grand Opening

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the church of the gun..and eric..the prince..the forces behind a movement..

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Supreme Court rules that World Bank Group can be sued in US courts in historic decision

•April 17, 2019 • Leave a Comment

https://www.ciel.org/news/supreme-court-rules-world-bank-group-immunity-jam-v-ifc/

In a historic decision, today the United States Supreme Court decided 7-1 to overturn the International Finance Corporation (IFC)’s claim to absolute immunity from lawsuits. Under the Jam v. IFCdecision, international organizations like the IFC and the World Bank can now be sued in US courts, including in relation to their commercial activities.

Previously, international organizations like the World Bank Group and its private lending arm, the IFC, had enjoyed absolute immunity, meaning that they could not be sued in US courts under any circumstances. Foreign governments have only limited immunity in the US, so today’s decision aligns international organizations’ immunity with that of foreign governments.

“For far too long, the World Bank Group has considered itself exempt from any form of litigation,” says Carla García Zendejas, Senior Attorney at the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), which submitted an amicus brief to the Supreme Court opposing absolute immunity. “Today’s decision is a win for communities everywhere who face tremendous obstacles seeking accountability for development projects that harm their environment, livelihoods, and rights.”

In Jam v. IFC, Indian fishing communities and farmers, represented by EarthRights International, sued the IFC in an effort to hold the institution accountable for harms resulting from the Tata Mundra Ultra Mega coal-fired power plant in Gujarat, India, which received an IFC loan in 2008. Affected communities originally sought redress through the IFC’s independent accountability mechanism, the Compliance Advisor/Ombudsman (CAO), alleging that the IFC caused the loss of their livelihoods and property and threats to their health. While the CAO found a number of counts of non-compliance, the IFC largely dismissed their findings.

To pursue adequate remedy, the communities filed suit in federal court in Washington, DC. The IFC has long claimed absolute immunity as an international organization, and lower courts have upheld the interpretation that the statutes grant the IFC greater immunity than foreign governments. With the Supreme Court’s decision, the case will now return to lower courts for litigation, in which plaintiffs will still need to show that their injury is based on commercial activity within the United States.

“While the Supreme Court ruled against the IFC, development finance institutions should view this as a win. Achieving their mission of alleviating extreme poverty and improving people’s lives doesn’t just mean investing in projects; it also means having strong and effective ways for communities to obtain remedy when things go wrong,” says García Zendejas.

“History has repeatedly shown that development finance institutions’ own internal accountability mechanisms are essential, but not enough. Today’s decision in Jam v. IFC gives communities a vital new legal avenue to hold them accountable,” says García Zendejas. “Just as importantly, it provides an incentive for these institutions to work harder to prevent harms in the first place. We hope that this decision serves as a wake-up call for the IFC and other development finance institutions to take a hard look at ensuring that their projects truly benefit communities and properly assess any risks — before those projects are even approved.”

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i didnt know that they couldnt be? wtf?

“the United States Supreme Court decided 7-1 to overturn the International Finance Corporation (IFC)’s claim to absolute immunity from lawsuits. Under the Jam v. IFCdecision, international organizations like the IFC and the World Bank can now be sued in US courts, including in relation to their commercial activities.”

“Absolute power corrupts absolutely”

immune form lawsuits..please..what a fucking rort..

“For far too long, the World Bank Group has considered itself exempt from any form of litigation,”

no shit..

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IMF chief bashes economic theory embraced by U.S. progressives

•April 17, 2019 • 1 Comment

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-imf-worldbank-mmt-idUSKCN1RN2WL?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=5cafd19de6dfda0001dd04a8&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter

The head of the International Monetary Fund on Thursday panned an idea gaining currency in U.S. left-wing circles that Washington could borrow much more aggressively without harming the economy.

Prominent politicians including Senator Bernie Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist seeking the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, and Democratic U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez see the idea as a possible way to ramp up spending on social programs.

The theory, known as modern monetary theory, has drawn rebukes from fiscal conservatives and many Democrats as well.

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, whose institution is tasked with rescuing countries stricken by economic crises, appears to be aligned with critics who consider the theory naive.

“We do not think that the modern monetary theory is actually the panacea,” Lagarde said at a news conference during the spring meetings of the IMF and World Bank in Washington.

Lagarde said there might be a few situations in which vastly expanding debt would make sense, such as when a country gets stuck in a deflationary spiral.

“We do not think that any country is, you know, currently in a position where that theory could actually deliver good value in a sustainable way,” she said.

Conventional economists across America’s political spectrum argue the country is already on an unsustainable fiscal path with $22 trillion in outstanding federal debt and chronic deficits driven by social welfare programs.

Proponents of modern monetary theory hold that the U.S. government’s monopoly over dollar issuance – the printing press – gives it the power to spend as much as needed to meet the full employment and inflation mandates currently tasked to the country’s central bank.

IMF chief economist Gita Gopinath said the U.S. dollar’s dominant role in global finance might make it possible for Washington to ramp up spending without immediately driving interest rates higher.

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“The head of the International Monetary Fund on Thursday panned an idea gaining currency in U.S. left-wing circles that Washington could borrow much more aggressively without harming the economy.”

i think a 12 year old can understand the pitfalls in that theory..

“Conventional economists across America’s political spectrum argue the country is already on an unsustainable fiscal path with $22 trillion in outstanding federal debt and chronic deficits driven by social welfare programs.”

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New Australia-Hong Kong internet cable planned

•April 16, 2019 • 1 Comment

https://finance.nine.com.au/2019/04/10/17/31/news-world-new-aust-hong-kong-internet-cable-planned

US submarine cable company SubCom says it would lay an internet link from Australia to Hong Kong through Papua New Guinea, deepening its involvement in a region where China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd has sought to expand.

The route is the most direct internet link yet between Australia and China.

It also includes a connection to Madang in PNG and possible branches to Port Moresby and to Honiara in the Solomon Islands – connections Huawei had agreed to make before Australia blocked its project there last year on security grounds.

The SubCom cable would likely stifle any commercial case for future Huawei cables in the region, according to Jonathan Pryke, director of Pacific Islands research at Sydney-based think-tank the Lowy Institute.

“From a development point of view, it’s great,” he told Reuters. “It would greatly increase the accessibility of internet in PNG.”

SubCom said it was commissioned to build the $US380 million ($A531m) line by H2 Cable, a privately-owned Singapore-based firm.

It is due for completion in 2022 and also includes a possible trans-Pacific branch to Los Angeles.

Submarine cables, which can handle more information much faster and cheaper than satellites, carry the vast bulk of the globe’s telecommunications traffic.

That makes them strategically sensitive pieces of infrastructure.

In the South Pacific, where they are sorely needed to improve expensive and slow satellite internet connections, cable construction has proven a flashpoint between China and Western powers seeking to contain its growing influence there.

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follow the cables..

“The route is the most direct internet link yet between Australia and China.”

huawei being ostracised..

“It is due for completion in 2022 and also includes a possible trans-Pacific branch to Los Angeles.”

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China’s new Silk Road to link Africa’s huge market to the rest of the world

•April 16, 2019 • 5 Comments

https://www.rt.com/business/454881-bri-silk-road-africa/

Bejing’s multi-trillion-dollar Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) will complement the growth of Africa’s continental free trade, according to Aboubaker Omar Hadi, chairman of Djibouti Ports and Free Zone Authority.

“I am expecting more movements of goods, infrastructure development from the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation slated for April in Beijing, as well as stronger interconnection between Africa and the rest of the world,” he told Xinhua News on the sidelines of the Africa CEO Forum.

Hadi explained that projects involving cooperation with China (such as the Ethiopia-Djibouti railway and the Doraleh Multi-Purpose Port and international free trade zone) are helping Djibouti promote trade in Africa as well as distribution across the East African region.

The official added that more than $40 billion in exports and imports has been recorded through Djibouti ports, which couldn’t be achieved without developing proper infrastructure, such as sea ports and railway connections.

According to Hadi, proper infrastructure will help trade across the African continent flourish because Djibouti serves as a gateway to big markets outside Africa.

He also said the accusations against China made by Western countries about letting some African countries fall into a debt trap due to cooperation on the BRI are “complete nonsense,” as benefits generated from infrastructure construction will far exceed the investment.

Beijing’s development and investment BRI megaproject which was announced six years ago by President Xi Jinping covers 152 countries in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, and Africa. It is expected to significantly boost global trade, cutting trading costs by half for the countries involved.

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the silk road is extending..

“BRI megaproject which was announced six years ago by President Xi Jinping covers 152 countries in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, and Africa. ”

huge..

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Images 14/4/19

•April 15, 2019 • 65 Comments

a busy week..lots going on globally..here is @AOC with devil horns..

trumps dad had alzheimers..and was treated in jewish hospital..hmm..and not born in germany!

the aliens are coming..

yellow hair?

brown hair?

something is askew here..im getting a mixed message..

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin addresses an opening ceremony of the ‘Moskovia’ Mercedes-Benz assembly plant of the Daimler AG German automotive corporation in the Yesipovo industrial park.

the eye in all its glory..with the esoteric mercedes benz logo..

just entered a facility for treatment of the mind..we are not surprised..

yes well..

classic led zeppelin image with their occult logo on jimmys blazer..

about right..

this is a black hole..debunk it!..its also not an image..its a computer generated picture..

assange looking like saddam being dragged out his foxhole..assange says thing i dont agree with..and things i do..this is a worrying trend no matter your side..

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