What This Guy Is Building Could Be The Boldest Move Ever Made In A Muslim Country

A Pakistani man is working toward building a Christian cross “higher than any in the world,” with construction currently taking place on a hill in his country’s largest city. Though the country is predominantly Islamic, outspoken Christian Parvez Henry Gill explained that he felt an undeniable urge in his spirit to begin erecting a 140-foot cross just outside of a Karachi cemetery.

The cross is reportedly anchored on a 20-foot base secured underground and sports metal construction touted as being bulletproof.

“It will be a symbol of God,” he declared, “and everybody who sees this will be worry-free.”

Part of his motivation, Gill explained, lies in convincing Pakistan’s small Christian community – Christians make up less than 2 percent of the nation’s overall population – that they are welcome.

“I want Christian people to see it and decide to stay here,” he said.

Of course, as with most sincere efforts to serve God, Gill acknowledged that he is not only interested in the cross touching those close to home. He also wants the massive structure to “tell the world that there are good people in Pakistan, too.”

Construction has been ongoing for more than a year and has been threatened by safety and security issues. Some of the roadblocks have come from the fact that many of the builders are practicing Muslims who openly oppose the project.

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Though he approved its construction, Karachi Christian Cemeteries Board General Secretary Anwar Sardar admitted that the cross has caused some civil unrest.

“Security threats are everywhere,” he said, “and anything could happen any time. And there is nothing we can do about it.”

Gill, however, reported that the project has moved along at a brisker pace in recent weeks.

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Watch: Judge Overturns Child Porn Conviction, Then Meets Judge Jeanine’s Buzz Saw, And It Gets Messy

Over the weekend, Judge Jeanine Pirro excoriated a Texas judge for creating grounds that gave a mistrial to a woman who was given a 15-year sentence for taping her boyfriend raping his 14-month old granddaughter on her cell phone.

The Houston Press has the background: “An appellate court has reversed the conviction of a Bacliff woman who recorded her boyfriend raping his 14-month-old granddaughter on her cell phone, saying the trial judge tainted the jury by arresting a prospective juror during jury selection,” the publication reported.

Alisha Marie Drake had been sentenced in 2013 to 15 years in prison for using her cell phone to record the act. Her boyfriend, Jason Grant, was charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child and possession of child pornography and is awaiting trial.

During the questioning of prospective jurors, one man, identified only as Juror No. 48, told Galveston County District Court Judge Susan Criss that his religious tenets prohibited from watching the cell phone recording. The man stated he was a Jehovah’s Witness.

“Imagine a judge arresting a prospective juror because he requests a religious exemption,” Pirro said on Justice with Judge Jeanine. “Prospective Juror No. 48 in Texas tells Judge Susan Criss he can’t look at evidence of child pornography for religious reasons, generally an acceptable excuse for not serving on a jury.”

“Now, additionally, the juror tells Judge Criss that as a Jehovah’s Witness it is not his place to judge. Criss, however, wasn’t hearing any of it. Her response was if a child could suffer through the abuse, then an adult can certainly watch the video,” Pirro added.

‘So if it grosses you out, you can take it out on the person in punishment. That’s what my God tells me,’ Criss said.

She then tells Juror 48 what she will do if he refuses to look at the evidence, saying, ‘So you want to find out what I’ll do? You’ll find out what I’ll do. You want to find out what my God will tell me to do? Let’s test it buddy. Let’s test it.’

Pirro notes that the appellate court found a fundamental error: “The religious beliefs of the citizens of the state of Texas – whatever they might be – are far too important to be subjected to mockery, derision, ridicule or criticism by any of the trial judiciary of this state.”

Criss has since left the bench and returned to private practice.

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Watch: This 2016 Candidate Wants To Kick Obama’s ‘Hope’ To The Curb, Replace With Something MUCH Better

In an interview with Western Journalism last week, former Gov. Mike Huckabee of Arkansas said, “lack of moral clarity means you don’t have a standard.” The former Fox News host has been polling well since his presidential announcement.

A Fox News poll conducted last week revealed 36 percent of voters believe Huckabee is “more ethical” than the average politician, followed by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., at 33 percent.

Huckabee is in fourth place in the polls among GOP hopefuls with 10 percent, trailing Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida and retired pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who each have 13 percent, and Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, who has 11 percent.

Western Journalism’s Norvell Rose asked Huckabee what it means to have moral clarity on the campaign trail. “To have moral clarity means that you’re consistent,” Huckabee responded.

The Hope, Ark., native shared a lesson from his father, whom he described as “not an educated man, but…a smart man.”

Son always tell the truth. Because when you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember what you said the next time you have to say it.

Moral clarity is when we don’t wake up and have to read the front page of The New York Times or check the latest opinion poll to see what it would be best for us to say or even to believe today.

“We say it because we believe it,” Huckabee added. “We believe it because it comes from deep from within our soul. And our soul is not even formed based on what trend is presently moving, but it’s based on something that is absolute. And I think a lot of people have never thought about the imperative of moral absolutes governing our universe. Without it, everything falls apart.”

Huckabee gave an analogy to sum it all up:

If the carpenter one day decides that a foot is about this long. But the next day, it’s about like this, and the next day it’s like this, the house will fall down, because you have to have standards. Something has to be fixed as a standard in order to be able to always measure against.

Lack of moral clarity means you don’t have a standard. It’s whatever you want it to be on any given day. And a civilization collapses and falls apart when people don’t have moral standards that are based on something bigger than whatever the hot new trend may be.

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BOOM! Prosecutor Of Baltimore Six Utterly Destroyed As ‘Disastrous’ ‘Two-Bit Political Hack’

Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby — the embattled young prosecutor whose quick announcement of serious charges against the “Baltimore Six” police officers came as a surprise to many legal experts — is coming under fresh fire for her actions. Two veteran prosecutors claim Mosby’s criminal filings against the Baltimore Six have produced “disastrous consequences.”

Writing in The Baltimore Sun, a former federal prosecutor in Maryland and a former official in the Justice Department have penned a scathing critique of Mosby’s perceived “rush to judgment” that they charge has corrupted the legal process and condemned otherwise good police officers.

Announcing the charges against six police officers after a week of protests, Ms. Mosby appears to have been driven by the politics of the moment rather than the strength of the evidence, oddly proclaiming to the youth of the city that “our time is now.” Ms. Mosby’s decision to subordinate her duty to do justice as a prosecutor to her role as a politician had two disastrous consequences.

Citing those “disastrous consequences” of alienating the police force and smearing decent officers, the pair of prosecutors call for a grand jury investigation into the death of Freddie Gray that would, essentially, enhance the integrity of the prosecution that the two legal experts conclude has thus far been based on “faulty evidence.”

As former federal prosecutors in Baltimore who routinely used the grand jury to investigate criminal conduct, we call on Ms. Mosby to conduct a full and fair grand jury investigation, not simply a one-day presentation in which the results are pre-determined. We call on her to put justice before politics and go where the evidence takes her, not where her constituents want her to go.

In addition to the scorching criticism of the novice Mosby by the two experienced prosecutors, Fox News Chief Judicial Analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano has also leveled a blistering attack on the Baltimore State’s Attorney, dismissing her as a “two-bit political hack” who’s trying to undermine the First Amendment.

You can watch Napolitano’s fiery appearance on The Kelly File by clicking on the video above.

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BOMBSHELL: What Was Just Revealed About Benghazi Gives Gowdy EXPLOSIVE New Fuel To Grill Hill

Given the bombshell revelation about Benghazi that’s just been pried loose from the Obama administration, Hillary Clinton’s anticipated appearance before the House Select Committee investigating the deadly attack in Libya could prove to be even more explosive and potentially damaging for the Democrats’ leading presidential contender. Mrs. Clinton is expected to testify sometime this summer before the panel headed by GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy, reportedly after the State Department has provided the committee with a number of requested documents relating to the former secretary of state’s tenure.

Now, a potentially damning new document from the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) — a memo obtained by Judicial Watch after a court challenge to obtain its release — clearly shows that then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did not disclose to the public credible intelligence that terrorists had planned for an attack on the Benghazi compound, even as she and other administration officials blamed the deadly assault on an amateur video. The Daily Caller provides details of the latest revelation showing that Clinton participated in an apparent cover up of believable intel while misleading the American people, and quite possibly congressional investigators as well:

A heavily redacted copy of a Sept. 12, 2012, Defense Intelligence Agency memo to Clinton, then Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, the White House National Security Council and the Joint Chiefs of Staff said “the attack was planned 10 or more days prior on approximately 01 September 2012. The intention was to attack the consulate and to kill as many Americans as possible to seek revenge for U.S. killing of Aboyahiye ((ALALIBY)) in Pakistan and in memorial of the 11 September 2001 atacks (sic) on the World Trade Center buildings.”

And it wasn’t as though the DIA-provided intelligence was late in arriving on Mrs. Clinton’s State Department desk. The memo unearthed by Judicial Watch shows it was given to Clinton and other senior administration officials the day after the September 11, 2012, attack that took the lives of four Americans. As Breitbart News notes, “The details of the memo present an alternative explanation for the Benghazi attack that was given short shrift by the Obama administration after the attack. Instead, the State Department and the White House chose to emphasize a ‘demonstration’ (which it turned out had never happened) held in connection with a YouTube video critical of Islam.”

To understand why the Obama administration was so intent on pushing the anti-Islam video explanation of the Benghazi attack, one must remember that Barack Obama was running for reelection in September of 2012 in what seemed at the time to be a close race. For it to appear that his administration ignored or downplayed evidence that a coordinated terror attack had been in the works in Benghazi might have helped put Mitt Romney in the White House.

Ironically, considering the new information in the just-released DIA memo — and the potential it has for lighting an even hotter fire under Hillary Clinton when she is put on Trey Gowdy’s congressional hot seat — it may turn out that Benghazi drives a big, sharp nail in the coffin of Mrs. Clinton’s bid to be the next Democrat to occupy the Oval Office.

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