Feb 082011
 

An Iowa Republican focus group ripped Obama over his handling of the Egyptian crisis. Nearly half of the focus group members believed that Obama was acting against the interests of the United States because he was a Muslim.

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Feb 082011
 

US Union Boss Trumka Working to Influence Egyptian Revolution with International Labor Organizations that call for Redistribution of Wealth “Social Justice” {Becoming quite the hotkey word for radicals} and “New World Order”

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Feb 082011
 

Perhaps Katie Couric can work this into an episode of her blockbuster idea of a sitcom, “Little Mosque on the Prairie.”

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Carry on. — Pamela Geller

NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)– Suspected Islamic militants have killed two Christian teenagers who were reading the Bible in the disputed Kashmir valley, divided between India and Muslim Pakistan, BosNewsLife established Tuesday, February 8.

The victims were identified as Arifa, 17, and Akthar, 19, the daughters of Gulam Nabi Dar, said local missionary Mercy Ciniraj, who knew them well. “The [murdered] girls were believers and used to read the Bible through underground ministries.”

She told BosNewsLife that “the girls were shot dead” last Monday, January 31, in the Baramulla area in Indian-controlled northern Kashmir, bordering Pakistan.

They were “brutally murdered” by at least three fighters of Lashkar-e-Taiba, a Pakistan based Islamic militant “terrorist” group, she explained. Local police reportedly said in statements that they found two bodies near their home and that militants were to blame.

ISLAMIC STATE

Lashkar-e-Taiba, or the ‘Army of the Righteous’, seeks to introduce an Islamic state in South Asia and to “liberate” Muslims in Indian-controlled Kashmir.

India has identified the group as the alleged masterminds behind the the 2008 terror attack on the Indian financial capital of Mumbai that killed 166 people.

The killings of Arifa and Akthar show that militant attacks also include targetting devoted minority Christians, Ciniraj suggested.

The girls’ involvement in Bible reading was among several projects of mission group Salem Voice Ministries (SVM), which supports evangelism and aid among Muslims and Hindus in India, including through underground house churches in Muslim-majority Kashmir.

BELIEVERS IN FEAR

After last week’s killings, however, local “believers are totally in fear,” added Ciniraj, who founded SVM with her husband, Indian pastor Paul Ciniraj, a former Muslim.

The January 31 attack was believed to be the first incident of civilian killings by militants in the Kashmir valley, this year. The violence also added to other difficulties of Christians in Kashmir valley, as they suffered of diseases, explained Mercey Ciniraj to BosNewsLife.

“Since the last one and half months we all are fed up with different types of sickness. Few days we suffered with reddish eyes one by one [and] after that we were attacked with viral fever too,” she said, adding that local believers asked for prayers.

Despite their concerns, local Christian workers plan to continue preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ who they believe gives eternal life to everyone who believes in Him, Ciniray stressed. “By God’s grace now we recovered [of illnesses] and are fully active with the underground church ministries and reaching the Gospel at any cost who never have a chance to hear it.”

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The Obama administration is considering reducing government support for the mortgage market to below 50% over time, according to sources familiar with a White House plan to revamp the housing finance system.

The administration is under pressure to figure out what to do with Fannie Maeand Freddie Mac the government-controlled companies that provide liquidity to the mortgage market by buying mortgages from lenders and repackaging them as securities, which they guarantee.

The government currently backstops more than 85% of the mortgage market. Republicans have called for winding down the companies and eliminating federal guarantees of mortgages, forcing a reliance on the private market to finance housing.

Key housing officials are due to meet at the White House later on Tuesday to sign off on the long-awaited proposal to overhaul the housing finance system, the sources said.


The sources requested anonymity because the proposal has not been made public and could still change. A Treasury Department spokesman declined to comment because the report has not been released yet. The report is scheduled to be released on Friday, an industry source said.

Two sources said the administration’s “white paper” would include a proposal to reduce Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s portfolios over an 8-10 year period. Fannie Mae holds about $789 billion in mortgages in its portfolio and Freddie Mac holds about $697 billion.

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