B Contra Bartholomeum

A few weeks ago I blogged on Fort Lauderdale mayor Jim Naugle’s religious ally the Koinonia Worship Center, members of which shared a stage with him while dressed in military fatigues: Spaulding notes that Koinonia has a web presence on My Space. An audio message there uses a lot of the “spiritual warfare” language typical […]

Anti-Gay Activism Looks Lively in Latvia

From OneNewsNow: An international pro-family organization, Watchmen on the Walls (WOW), has announced its participation in the boycott of Ford Motor Company. The announcement comes 18 months into the boycott that began in the United States, and WOW says it will now help spread it to Russian-speaking countries near its headquarters in Latvia. …[S]pokesman Dr. […]

Family Research Council Rebuttal on David Duke Link Called into Question by Legal Document

A commentator to Ed Brayton’s Dispatches from the Culture Wars draws attention to the following notice on the website of the Family Research Council, a US religious right organisation run by Tony Perkins (link added): In an article in The Nation (“Justice Sunday Preachers” April 26, 2005), Max Blumenthal falsely asserts, “In 1996 [Tony] Perkins […]

UK Libel News Round-Up

1. Tim Ireland has a new website, where materials about the dispute with Uzbek billionaire Alisher Usmanov are being posted. 2. The latest Private Eye (1194) has a couple of reports about Saudi billionaire Sheikh Khalid bin Mahfouz, whose many lawsuits have led to the pulping of books ranging “from Spartist to Neo-Con”. Fear of […]

“Scores of Muslim radicals” Baptised by Dutch Evangelist?

Here’s something you don’t see every day, from BosNewsLife: The founder of the Netherlands-based missionary organization Open Doors has confirmed that he baptized “scores of Muslim radicals” and he challenges other Christians to follow in his footsteps. The missionary is the 79-year-old Dutchman Anne van der Bijl, a.k.a “Brother Andrew”, the founder of Open Doors: […]

Minister for Religious Affairs Warns Burmese Monks of 1988 Beheadings

For some reason, whoever runs the website of Burma’s Ministry of Religious Affairs hasn’t felt the need to update it for the past few weeks. The New Light of Myanmar, though, has been keeping up-to-date, and gives the text of a “supplication” made by Minister for Religious Affairs Brig-Gen Thura Myint Maung: …Some global powers […]

Zion Oil & Gas Profiled by Portfolio

Stock down from $12 to $6 Hal Lindsey still a shareholder Brown claims some evangelicals “a little crazy” Staying with Israel, Portfolio magazine has an interview with John Brown, CEO of Zion Oil & Gas: Between sips of Diet Coke, he begins to tell me his story, occasionally interrupting our conversation to leaf through his […]

Radyshevsky March to Universal Zionism

New Book from Group Endorsed by Daniel Pipes, Richard Perle, Baroness Cox: “The Holocaust, then, was necessary in order to preserve the soul of Judaism.” “What has long been known by only a select coterie of kabbalists must now move from the realm of esoterica to exoterica.” “First it was a red chariot – Communism; […]

Uzbek Billionaire Gets British Blogs Pulled

(minor correction: one webhost is involved, not two) Uzbek billionaire Alisher Usmanov, who is currently negotiating the purchase of a British football team, has succeeded in getting a webhost to pull high-profile blogs that made allegations against him. In the 1980s, Usmanov was imprisoned in his homeland – he claims this was for political reasons, and […]

Klein Chai! Part 94

Conwebwatch’s Terry Krepel reviews the latest dispatches by WorldNetDaily‘s Jerusalem correspondent Aaron Klein. There are basically two aspects to Klein’s work: on the one hand, he interviews Palestinian militants and Islamists and “exposes” their views to the world; while on the other he visits honest Jews trying to get by in “Judea and Samaria”, while […]