WND: Pine Trees at Ground Zero a Sign that God Will Destroy USA

WorldNetDaily editor Joseph Farah has a new enthusiasm – a book entitled Harbinger, by Jonathan Cahn of the Jerusalem Center-Beth Israel Congregation in Wayne, N.J. Cahn has found examples of a couple of (Democratic) politicians using a Bible verse out of context, in a way that Farah believes (or purports to believe) is of wider spiritual significance: […]

Pakistan Blasphemy Law Continues to Victimise Christians and Others

Release International reports from Pakistan: A Pakistan Christian has received death threats for blasphemy after speaking out against the assassination of a government minister, himself killed for opposing the blasphemy laws. This latest death threat ratchets up the risk to Christians in Pakistan, where militants regard even questioning the blasphemy laws as blasphemous. 36-year-old Arif […]

Paul Ray Reveals Details of 2009 EDL Planning Meetings

Back in October, I blogged on a feud between three former Defence League activists: Alan Lake, Lena Andreassen, and Paul Ray. Lake has accused Andreassen of giving his real name to a journalist, and Lake and Ray have accused each other of influencing Anders Behring Breivik. Ray has also used his blog to publicise Lake’s real name – […]

Jerry Boykin to Address Ocean City Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast

From the Ocean City (Maryland) Dispatch: The commander of the infamous Black Hawk Down has been announced as this year’s Ocean City Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast speaker. Ocean City Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast Director Bruce Spangler expressed excitement this week about Lieutenant General William G. “Jerry” Boykin of the US Army, retired coming to Ocean City next […]

Alan Lake Discusses Anders Behring Breivik

A few days ago, Dagbladet published an interview with Alan Lake, an activist formerly associated with the English Defence League. Lake has come to wider attention after being identified as a possible ideological influence on the mass killer Anders Behring Breivik; Breivik claimed to have been part of a larger group and to have had a mysterious […]

Mary Whitehouse’s Table

Last night’s Antiques Roadshow on BBC 1 had a curious collection: an old kitchen table used by Mary Whitehouse for her “Clean Up TV” campaign, along with some of her paperwork and a portrait by John Bratby. The items were brought to Layer Marney Tower, near Colchester, by her son Richard Whitehouse, who recalled how the table […]

“A Cross between Donald Trump and Buddha”

I’ve just caught up with Who Wants to be a Millionaire?, a BBC observational documentary on what might be called the “wealth guru” subculture. The programme, by Venessa Engle, included interviews with several of the gurus:  Robert Kiyosaki of Rich Dad, Poor Dad fame, T. Harv Eker, who divulges Secrets of the Millionaire Mind, and – […]

Blurb Fail

The book blurb for Terry Waite: Why was He Kidnapped?, by Gavin Hewitt (Bloomsbury, 1991): Meanwhile, on page 197:

Greek Cleric Asks Vladimir Putin to “Provide Assistance to Our Country”

The website of the Government of the Russian Federation has an English-language transcript of Vladimir Putin’s recent meeting with Ephraim,  Archimandrite of the Vatopedi Monastery on Mount Athos and custodian of the Mother of God’s belt. The belt has has just completed a tour of Russian cities; it is believed that the relic has the […]