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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Lawyer Of Doctor Who Helped Kill Bin Laden Murdered By Taliban

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With friends like the Obama administration, who needs enemies? Breitbart reports that the lawyer for Dr. Shakil Afridi, Samiullah Afridi, was recently shot and killed by Taliban terrorists while returning from work in Pershwar, Pakistan.

The attorney had represented the physician who ran a false vaccination program in order to track down Bin Laden. However, he had resigned from the case and left Pakistan for some time before recently returning due to death threats.

The attorney had been highly critical of the Obama administration’s lack of urgency in attempting to get Dr. Afridi released from a Pakistani jail and granted asylum in the United States.

Reuters reports:

Samiullah Afridi was shot dead on Tuesday as he was returning to his home in the northwestern city of Peshawar, police said. According to media, he had recently returned there from abroad after leaving Pakistan for his safety.

“He was returning home when armed men opened fire. He died on the spot,” police official Jamal Hussain said. A hospital spokesman added that Samiullah Afridi was shot twice, in the abdomen and the neck.

Two Pakistan militant groups claimed responsibility for the lawyer’s death. Jundullah, a Taliban splinter group, said: “We killed him because he was defending Shakil, who is our enemy.”

It seems that attorney Afridi had warned of the risk to his life and to that of his family when he withdrew from the case.

This killing comes at a time when Pakistan is intensifying its fight against Islamic militants in-country. The government recently lifted a ban on the death penalty and a dozen prisoners on death row were executed at once this week. There are 8,000 people on death row in Pakistan.

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ISIS Eyes Nuclear-armed Pakistan

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Pakistan’s use of Islamic militancy as an instrument of its foreign policy, including knowingly playing host to Osama bin Laden, may now pose a looming threat to its own national security.

According to Pakistani sources, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is gaining strength in Pakistan. Altaf Hussain, the founder and leader of Muttahida Quami Movement, a Pakistani political party representing the Urdu-speaking community, said the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and Al-Qaeda are merging with ISIS and may challenge Pakistan’s integrity and stability.

Six prominent members of the Pakistan Taliban have turned their allegiance away from Afghan Taliban spiritual leader Mullah Omar to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Five regional Taliban commanders also affirmed their support for al-Baghdadi, who, in June, declared himself the Caliph of the Muslim world and ordered all Muslims to pledge their allegiance to him. Al-Baghdadi’s success has been largely attributed to his ability to consolidate disparate militant factions into a single fighting force.

The October 23, 2014 killing of eight Shia Muslims in the southwestern city of Quetta suggests that ISIS may be having an influence on indigenous Sunni militants in Pakistan. Abdul Khaliq Hazara, leader of the Shia Hazara Muslim community, said: “There are indications of ISIS seeking to expand its presence in Baluchistan. I suppose ISIS are [sic] looking to build up a support base here along the border with Iran, to add pressure on Iran from its eastern border [along Pakistan].”

Pakistan remains a central node in global terrorism. For forty years, Pakistan has been backing Islamic extremist groups as part of its expansionist foreign policy in Afghanistan and Central Asia and its efforts to maintain equilibrium with India. As early as the 1950s, Pakistan began inserting Islamists associated with a Pakistan-based Jamaat-e-Islami into Afghanistan.

Strategically, Pakistan may present the greatest threat to Afghan independence and the success of American policy in the region. Pakistan views Afghanistan as a client state, a security buffer against what they consider potential Indian encirclement and as a springboard to extend their own influence into the resource-rich area of Central Asia. In 1974, then Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto set up a cell within Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate (ISI) to begin managing dissident Islamists in Afghanistan. Pakistani President Zia ul-Haq (1977-1988) told one of his generals: “Afghanistan must be made to boil at the right temperature.”

After the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan in 1989, Pakistan backed Pashtun Islamist Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, who struggled with his main rival (Ahmad Shah Massoud, an ethnic Tajik from the Panjshir Valley of Afghanistan, later assassinated by al-Qaeda two days before the 9/11 attacks.)

In 1994, under Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, daughter of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, Pakistan shifted its support from Hekmatyar to the Taliban, who by 1998 had consolidated their power over most of Afghanistan and provided a safe haven for Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda. Without doubt, Pakistan and its intelligence service have more influence over the Taliban than any other country. It provides critical safe haven and sanctuary to the groups’ leadership, advice on military and diplomatic issues, and assistance with fundraising. In 1999, Bhutto’s Minister of Interior, Nasrullah Babar, admitted it quite explicitly, pronouncing, “We created the Taliban.”

Pakistan has been playing a double game with the US appeasement on the outside, whilst covertly funding, arming, and training the Taliban in the hope that after a coalition defeat and withdrawal, they could once again be the dominant power in Afghanistan.

It is important to note that Turkey’s current situation resembles the early years of Pakistan’s sponsorship of the Taliban. ISIS is recruiting militants in Turkey. Failure to clean its own house now could lead Turkey down the path of “Pakistanization,” whereby a resident jihadist infrastructure causes Sunni extremism to ingrain itself deeply within the fabric of society. Like Pakistan, Turkey’s dilemma may be far graver than its leaders realize.

The conclusion is clear. Unless ISIS is defeated now in Syria and Iraq, it will present a far greater threat to US national security as it grows in strength, geographic presence, and access to weapons of mass destruction.

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Watch: Proof That Hamas Is Alive And Well In The U.S. And Could Be Planning Their Next Attack

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Warning: Clip contains rough language, threats of murder

To get the proper context before reading the rest of this article, please take a look at the above clip of a recent pro-Hamas demonstration in Miami.

A Brit in London was arrested recently for quoting Churchill on the subject of Islam.  American Christians are threatened and sanctioned for quoting the Bible on the subject of homosexuality.  Hamas supporters can threaten to kill American citizens, and there are no police in sight.

Years ago I met a remarkable man from Lebanon.  He grew up in Beirut with Arab youth.  He spoke Arabic.  He eventually became a pastor, and he had a stern warning for the West.  Jihad is an obligation, and Jihad is coming to the West.  He told me 30 years ago terrorist attacks would escalate.  He tried to warn the State Department.  No one would listen, that is, until 9/11.

He foretold the infiltration of America, noting that Hezbollah fighters years ago were marrying American hookers to acquire citizenship, take up residence, and plan.  We have Jihadist sleepers in great numbers throughout the U.S.

The Fort Hood shooter should have been a wakeup call to the snoozers seduced by political correctness.

And we have read much about the Muslim Brotherhood’s infiltration of the Obama administration.

The number of Muslims coming to America has doubled in the last 20 years.  We used to see about 50,000 Muslim immigrants per year.  Now, 100,000 come here to live as citizens every year.  Given the birth rate in Muslim communities, which is much higher than the average in the U.S., the Muslim community is growing even more rapidly.

Today, there are about three million Muslims in America, and by far, most are peace-loving citizens, but according to my friend from Lebanon, and the polling data, a substantial number are sympathetic to Jihad, and remain under an obligation to cooperate with Jihad.  According to reliable studies, about 10% of the Muslim population worldwide is radicalized. (Some argue they are not radicalized at all, only fundamentalists, ones who insist they practice pure Islam.)  This means there are now about 300,000 Muslims in America poised to participate in acts of violent terrorism, ordinarily characterized by mass killing.

FBI sources and intelligence operatives have known for years there have been significant movements of Syrians, Somalis and others into our country, and many of these men have traveled to Pakistan, Afghanistan and elsewhere for training, returning to America to await orders.

Today, many of these fighters join others from around the world, swelling the ranks of ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Add the increasing numbers of terrorists within, the proliferation of mosques and homegrown radicalization, and the establishment of training cells here in America, and you have a recipe for disaster: serial attacks in various places perpetrated by infiltrators.

For perspective, take a look at the recorded number of terrorist attacks on American soil.  One American retaliated after 9/11, a felon who was arrested, tried, convicted and sentenced to death.

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As China Sells Weapons to Iran and Pakistan, Obama Bows to Beijing

Jim Emerson, FloydReports.com

New documents added to WikiLeaks leaked United States embassy cables revealed that China has been selling missiles and parts to Iran, Syria, and Pakistan in violation of its agreement with the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR).

MTCR was formed in 1987 as an informal, voluntary partnership of 34 countries to prevent the export of long-range weapons of mass destruction to hostile nations. China is not a member but has assured the members it will support the group’s policy of missile non-proliferation. China has not been allowed to join the MTCR because of its non-existent export controls. China has not signed nor agreed to the UN’s “Hague Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation.” China always says the right things but has a difficult time honoring its own words.

A September 2009 State Department cable entitled “China’s Ballistic Missile-Related Export Control Record” outlines Chinese missile export transfers to Syria and Iran. As excerpted from the cable….

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