Todd Bentley Planning South Africa “Crusade Tour”

Controversial neo-Pentecostal revivalist Todd Bentley has announced details of a planned “South Africa Crusade Tour” for April, which will see him link up with “Prophet Zion Matthew” in Durban, followed by visits to the Solid Rock Church in Johannesburg, to the Jabulani Camp Site at Bronkhorstspruit (mis-spelled as “Bronkhorstpruit”) , then on to Worcester (hosted by YWAM) and […]

Kamal Saleem Speaks alongside World War Two Resistance Heroine

American Decency has posted online a video from its ” February morning of challenge and perspective”, held a couple of weeks ago at the Alpen Rose, in Holland MI. It was an odd pairing of speakers: Diet Eman, World War II Christian resistance member. As a young Dutch woman, Diet risked everything to rescue imperiled Jews […]

Shoebat: Churchill Knew My Grandfather, Grandfather Knew Churchill

Walid Shoebat (this guy) has been in contact to express his displeasure at my commentary on his claim, made in the book Why We Left Islam, that his “maternal grandfather, F.W. Georgeson… was a great friend of Winston Churchill”. I suggested that “Georgeson’s supposed association with Churchill appears to have eluded the attention of historians and biographers”. Shoebat […]

Oklahoma State Rep. John Bennett Announces “Counterterrorism Caucus”, Cites Jerry Boykin

From the Oklahoma House of Representatives (links added): State Rep. John Bennett announced the formation of a bipartisan Counterterrorism Caucus in the Oklahoma Legislature during a press conference held today. Bennett, who chairs the caucus, was flanked at the press conference by a number of state senators and representatives, including caucus co-chairman state Rep. Gus Blackwell, […]

Raphael Golb Cries “Stalker” Over Exposure and Downfall

A familiar syndrome; from the New York Times: Ronald Kuby, a lawyer for Raphael Golb, last week disputed Mr. Cargill’s characterization of himself as an innocent victim, writing in an e-mail message that “he played a vile role in this case. Among other things, Cargill spend hundreds of hours obsessively tracking down ‘Charles Gadda’ because of […]

Tabloid Troll: A Malignancy at the Heart of British Journalism

Intro: I write this post in defiance of threats made to violate my personal privacy and that of members of my family. Earlier today, the Twitter user who uses the name “Tabloid Troll” wrote an intrusive and inaccurate blog post about Tim Ireland of Bloggerheads, claiming that he had been forced to leave his SEO […]

Robert Spencer and the Melkite Greek Catholic Church

News that Robert Spencer has been dis-invited from speaking at a Roman Catholic Men’s Conference in the US Diocese of Worcester has prompted renewed interest in Spencer’s own Catholicism; a comment posted to a short account of the cancellation derived from a Boston Globe article includes the following: Posted by: Archpriest – Jan. 31, 2013 10:36 PM ET […]

Dept of Education Political Advisers Resorted to “Stalker” Smear Against Journalist

From an editorial in the London Observer: Today, this paper alleges that a Twitter feed emanating in part, or wholly, from within the Department of Education is using its anonymity – when not dispensing perfectly reasonable policy analysis – to defame, disparage and damage political opponents and journalists. Contributions to the Twitter feed included taunting […]