Tuesday, August 17, 2010

CHPP Daily Brief - August 17, 2010

In This Issue
• The Daily Brief
• The Middle East in Focus
• The Daily Jot
• IPT Alert #1
• IPT Alert #2
• IPT Alert #3
• About Shariah Law (Part Two)
• The Good News Corner
• Worship with Us Today!

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The Daily Brief - Tuesday, August 17, 2010

". . . the LORD alone will be exalted in that day." (Isaiah 2:11)

The Daily Brief

1. Under Desk, CIA Found Video of 9/11 Plotter Being Interrogated in Secret Prison - Fox News

The CIA has videotapes of 9/11 plotter Ramzi Binalshibh being interrogated in a secret overseas prison. The tapes could complicate U.S. efforts to prosecute Binalshibh, 38, who has been described as a "key facilitator" in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. If the tapes surfaced at trial, they could clearly reveal Morocco's role in the counterterrorism program known as Greystone, which authorized the CIA to hold terrorists in secret prisons and shuttle them to other countries.

• Heavenly Father, we pray that certain things would not be revealed that would harm our nation or innocent people. We do pray, however, that hidden things that would hurt us, will not be revealed, and those who would harm be restrained.

He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He also will hear their cry and save them. The Lord preserves all who love Him, but all the wicked He will destroy. (Psalms 145:19-20)

2. Ground Zero Mosque Must be Built - Jerusalem Post

Senior Hamas official Mahmoud Al-Zahar said Sunday that Muslims "have to build" a mosque near ground zero. The Hamas official's comments came after US President Barack Obama on Friday forcefully endorsed allowing the building of the mosque and said the country's founding principles demanded no less, even as 70 percent of US citizens opposed the mosque's construction in a recent poll.

"As a citizen, and as president, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else in this country," Obama said, weighing in for the first time on a controversy that has divided New York City and Americans.

• Lord, we pray the people of our nation would come to the realty and truth about what the desires and plans are of radical Muslims in this nation. We pray they will not succeed in any of their plans.

For I will not trust in my bow, Nor shall my sword save me. 7) But You have saved us from our enemies, And have put to shame those who hated us (Psalms 44:6, 7)

3. Gulf Oil Traces Spread East on Sea Floor, Researchers Say - CNN

Oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill may have settled to the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico further east than previously suspected and at levels toxic to marine life, researchers reported Monday.

The oil company BP used more than 1.8 million gallons of chemical dispersants on the Deepwater Horizon spill between its eruption in late April and the time the well was capped in mid-July. BP says the chemicals allowed the oil to be broken up into droplets small enough that microbes can digest it, and the Environmental Protection Agency has said the dispersants were no more toxic than the oil itself.

Critics warned the full effect of the dispersants on the food chain was not known and that their use in deep water effectively concealed the full extent of the spill.

• Lord, we pray the chemicals that were used to disperse the oil will not be eaten and absorbed by the wildlife and environment. We pray against any harmful repercussions from these chemicals.

As they were eating the stew, that they cried out and said, "Man of God, there is death in the pot!" . . . So he said, "Then bring some flour." And he put it into the pot, and said, "Serve it to the people, that they may eat." And there was nothing harmful in the pot. (2 Kings 4:40-41)

4. Calif. Gay Marriage Ban Supporters Say Judge Erred - NewsMax

Attorneys for the two same-sex couples who successfully sued to strike down Proposition 8 have been joined by state Attorney General Jerry Brown in urging the 9th Circuit to allow gay marriages to resume without delay. The Proposition 8 legal team said Walker had erred in concluding there was no evidence that allowing same-sex unions would undermine heterosexual marriages by causing more children to be born into households not headed by a married mother and father.

They also disputed the notion that Proposition 8 was based on religiously rooted moral disapproval of gay Californians. If that were true, laws against prostitution, assisted suicide and other prohibitions founded on strong moral components would also be invalid, they said.

• Lord, we pray this opposition will fail. Remove all those in authority who come against you, and give us a clean slate of righteous leaders who fear you.

Righteousness exalts a nation, But sin is a reproach to any people. The King's favor is toward a wise servant, But his wrath is against him who causes shame. (Proverbs 14:34, 35)

5. Feds Drop Six-year DeLay Probe - The Washington Times

The Justice Department has ended its six-year investigation into former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay and announced it will file no charges. The investigation focused on the Texas Republican's connection to former lobbyist Jack Abramoff and ended last week, DeLay attorney Richard Cullen told the Associated Press. At one point, Mr. DeLay - nicknamed "the Hammer" - was one of the most powerful Republicans in Washington and a major link between GOP congressional majorities and K Street interest groups.

• Lord, we pray that any plans made by opponents to distract or cause a good official to be subject to unscrupulous investigations will not prosper. Every tongue that rises against them will be removed.

When I cry out to You, then my enemies will turn back; This I know, because God is for me . . . in God I have put my trust; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me? (Psalms 56: 9, 11)

6. US Breast Cancer Drug Decision 'Marks Start of Death Panels' - Telegraph UK

America's health watchdog is considering revoking its approval of the drug Avastin for use on women with advanced breast cancer, leading to accusations that it will mark the start of 'death panel' drug rationing. It costs $8,000 (£5,000) a month and is given to about 17,500 women in the US a year. David Vitter, the Republican Senator for Louisiana, said the FDA decision amounted to rationing health care.

"I shudder at the thought of a government panel assigning a value to a day of a person's life," he said. "It is sickening to think that care would be withheld from a patient simply because their life is not deemed valuable enough. "I fear this is the beginning of a slippery slope leading to more and more rationing under the government takeover of health care that is being forced on the American people."

• Heavenly Father, there are many vulnerable people who would be hurt by this rationing of healthcare. Protect them, Lord. Give us natural, affordable medicines that will heal people.

The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, To all who call upon Him in truth. He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He also will hear their cry and save them. (Psalm 145: 18, 19)

7. 4 Dozen Names Would Launch Obamacare Repeal - World Net Daily

Eight more members of the U.S. House have signed on to a plan that calls for a re-vote on Obamacare, enabling members to repeal the massive nationalization program estimated to cost Americans a trillion dollars or more. The signature total now stands at 170, just four dozen shy of the 218 needed to advance the discharge petition sponsored by U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa.

The effort in the House is quickly gaining momentum even though it has been reported but little in the media. Under House rules, King's discharge petition needs 218 signatures to advance. But with that number - a majority in the 435-member body - once it moves it virtually is assured of passing, even though House Speaker Nancy Pelosi vigorously opposes it.

• Lord, we thank you for raising up people to repeal the harmful programs this administration and officials have done in the last year. Solidify our resolve to restore our nation to godly principles.

The fear of the wicked will come upon him, and the desire of the righteous will be granted. When the whirlwind passes by, the wicked is no more, But the righteous has an everlasting foundation. (Proverbs 10:24, 25)

The Middle East in Focus

This week, for all the headlines cited below, please join us in proclaiming THIS DECREE:

It shall be said to Jerusalem, "Fear thou not." (Zeph. 3:16)

1. White House denies giving Turkey ultimatum over Israel ties - Ha'aretz

The United States on Monday denied reports it had given Turkey an ultimatum, threatening to scrap a huge arms deal unless the Muslim state toned down its hostile stance against Israel.

2. Netanyahu in Greece, says plan for direct talks drafted - Ynet News

In the first visit made by an Israeli prime minister to Greece in more than 20 years, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu updated the Greek prime minister of the steps he plans on making in order to jumpstart the peace process.

The Daily Jot

The prophecy of Ishmael and the Ground Zero Islamic Center

Some 68 percent of Americans do not want an Islamist center built near the hallowed ground zero of 911 where Muslims, carrying out the tenets of the Koran, killed nearly 3,000 innocent people. Crying religious freedom, even Hamas terrorist leaders are saying that Muslims should be able to worship wherever they please. And the man who occupies the Oval office has once again sided with the terrorists--he says its ok to build a mosque and Islamic center there. "Once again" because he has been doing it all along in supporting the Palestinian terrorist view of Israel, in extolling the virtues of Islam in official White House policy, and in refusing to control American borders, allowing terrorists in unabated.

Now beware. In the days ahead there will be a deception in play. Islamists in America, in their spirit of respect and grace, will appear to back off from building an Islamic center near ground zero. But do not believe it. Do not stop pressuring the public sentiment. There are actually two entities that are to be built on the complex near ground zero--a mosque and an Islamic center. Watch these cunning Islamist leaders recant on the center, so they can keep the mosque. Watch how the media and the White House will praise them for being so sensitive. Then they will build the mosque as intended--a memorial to their struggle against the "great American satan."

Islam is an enemy of the state that uses religion to anchor the seed of its rancid and hateful agenda as it grows into a tyrannical political system. Americans have no business with a usurper in the White House who demands that Israel quit building houses on its own land, but fully supports Islam building a mosque near the site where it attacked Americans and spilled innocent blood. This is calloused disrespect for all Americans, especially to the families of those who died in the 911 attacks, and to those who have fought in this horrible war of Islamic aggression since then. Americans, especially Christian Americans, need to stand up and shout loud that even the deaf politicians hear the error of their ways.

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson
Word of Life Ministry

IPT Alert #1

Egypt Stops Arab-Israeli Ship Full of Explosives (The Investigative Project)

Egyptian authorities stopped a ship from Israel, owned by an Arab and loaded with explosives, according to an Egyptian newspaper reports quoted by Chinese news agency Xinhua. The owner of the ship, "Joseph" [Yousef] Botryose El-Gabalwi, was arrested in Port Said and later released under court order. It is not yet known what citizenship he holds. He was prevented from leaving the country. The explosives were inside containers on the ship, but no other details were released, and it is not known if the material was destined for terrorists. (Israel National News) Read more.

IPT Alert #2

Secret assault on terrorism widens on two continents

At first, the news from Yemen on May 25 sounded like a modest victory against terrorists: An airstrike had hit a group suspected of being operatives for al-Qaeda in the remote desert of Marib province. But the strike, it turned out, had also killed the province's respected deputy governor. Yemen's president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, accepted responsibility and paid blood money to the offended tribes. The strike, though, was not the work of Saleh's decrepit Soviet-era air force. It was a secret mission by the U.S. military, according to U.S. officials, at least the fourth such assault on al-Qaeda in the arid mountains and deserts of Yemen since December. (New York Times) Read more.

IPT Alert #3

Barclays to pay £191 million in U.S. sanctions case (The Investigative Project)

Barclays Bank Plc has agreed to pay nearly $300 million (191 million pounds) to settle criminal charges that it violated U.S. sanctions in dealings with Cuba, Iran, Libya, Sudan and Myanmar, according to U.S. court documents filed on Monday. The London-based bank was charged with violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act and the Trading with the Enemy Act in its dealings that involved $500 million from 1995 until September 2006, according to the documents. The Barclays case marked the latest in a series brought by U.S. prosecutors in recent months against major banks. In December, prosecutors detailed a decades-long scheme by Credit Suisse Group AG to hide thousands of transactions on behalf of clients in Iran, Sudan, Libya and other nations. The Swiss bank agreed to pay $538 million. (Reuters) Read more.

About Shariah Law (Part Two):

Where is Shariah enforced worldwide?

Shariah is the strict, exclusive law of the land or basis of that law in Saudi Arabia, Iran and Sudan. It is also enforced in Taliban-controlled areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan, as well as enclaves around the world controlled by violent Jihadist organizations. Shariah is also a parallel legal system in other Islamic-majority nations, such as Egypt and Morocco. Some pro-Shariah groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood also support democratic elections as long as they result in governments, constitutions, legal systems and societies based on Shariah.

Where is Shariah appearing in the US?

Shariah is frequently encountered in family law cases across the USA today; in Shariah-compliant accommodations that may result in discrimination against non-Muslims; and in Shariah-Compliant Finance on Wall Street and in the U.S. government

Why are Shariah courts a problem, but Jewish and Christian courts are not a problem?

Unlike other forms of religious law, such as Jewish law or Catholic Canon law, Shariah does not just apply to Muslims; it applies to non-Muslims as well. Specifically, neither Jewish law (halacha) nor Christian canon law obligates the Jew or Christian to impose theo-political tenets in lieu of the Constitution, by violent means if necessary.

What are the recent initiatives against Shariah?

Tennessee and Louisiana have passed laws against enforcement of Shariah law in their court systems.

For more information contact the Center for Security Policy: www.securefreedom.org
(Source: Center for Policy Study; reprinted with permission. To learn more about the Center for Policy Study, go here.)

The Good News Corner

California Sixth Grader Wins Free Speech Victory

A federal court ruled Thursday that officials with McSwain Union Elementary School, in Merced, Calif., violated the rights of Tiffany Amador when they barred her from wearing a pro-life T-shirt in April 2008.

Amador wore a pro-life T-shirt, as part of a National Pro-Life T-Shirt Day.

The shirt displayed the word "ABORTION" over a series of panels, two displaying pictures of a developing preborn child and the third panel was black. The caption read, "Growing . . . growing . . . gone."

As a result, the attorney said that Amador was taken to the office and told she couldn't wear the shirt. Her attorney argued that the incident violated her right of expression (First Amendment), her freedom from unreasonable search and seizure (Fourth Amendment) and her right of equal protection (14th Amendment).

"School officials felt that the pictures (of a preborn child) were too graphic in nature," said Amador's attorney, William Becker. "But, they could never explain what they meant by 'graphic.'"

He called it a victory for the right to speak out against abortion.

"Public school students are not forbidden from proclaiming the value of life under the First Amendment," he said. "Student speech, at all grade levels, is protected by the First Amendment. With few exceptions, such as profanity and lewdness, the Constitution prohibits school officials from picking and choosing what messages they find acceptable and what messages they find unacceptable. " (Citizenlink)

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