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March 27, 2009 - Washington, DC
March 27, 2009 1:44PM EST

March 27, 2009
March 27, 2009 - Washington, DC

Make it a Crime to criticize Islam? UN says yes / The Obama tax on charitable giving / Congressman writes Clinton again about Iraqi Christians / Congressman warns of UN "defamation of religion" / Abortion mill owner's family wiped out in tragic air crash / Islamberg - A NY town for Muslims only / My appearance on Russia Today / Brussels is one quarter Muslim / The new Clinton petition drive

PETITION TO HILLARY CLINTON ON IRAQI CHRISTIANS - Read and sign the new Internet petition to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The petition urges Clinton to direct our embassies to assist Christians who have fled Islamic terror in Iraq. The petition is located at

INTERNATIONAL CRIME TO CRITICIZE ISLAM? - This week the 47-member United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a "defamations of religions" resolution by a vote of 23 in favor, with 11 votes against and 13 abstentions. The United States is not currently a member of the Council. This official United Nations body has collectively spit in the face of religious freedom by passing a resolution that literally calls for banning individual religious freedom. This gives cover to Muslim nations to continue to persecute Christians and other non-Muslims. While the Bush Administration criticized such wanton acts by the United Nations, not a word has come out of the Obama White House. Perhaps Mr. Obama agrees that religious freedom should be eliminated. See Trent Frank's letter in Congress section.

SENATE FAILS TO STOP OBAMA TAX HIKE ON CHARITABLE GIVING - Senator John Thune's "Sense of the Senate" resolution expressing support for the current federal income tax deduction for charitable giving was defeated in the Senate Thursday by just one vote. President Obama wants Congress to reduce the deduction, which would result in less charitable giving nationwide. Read statement from Senator Thune.

CONGRESSMAN TELLS CLINTON AGAIN THAT IRAQI CHRISTIANS NEED HELP - Congressman Frank Wolf (R-VA) has written a third and even stronger letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton concerning the conditions of Iraqi Christians. Clinton seems to have ignored the first two letters, which were responded to by a low ranking official at the State Department. Read Congressman Wolf's Letter.

TRENT FRANK'S LETTER ON "DEFAMATION OF RELIGION - The day before the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to criminalize individual rights of freedom of religious expression, Congressman Trent Franks wrote a compelling letter spelling out the dangers of their action. Congressman Franks is co-chair of the Congressional International Religious Freedom Caucus. Read letter at his Internet site.

ABORTION MILL OWNER'S FAMILY TRAGEDY - The tragic plane crash into a Montana grave yard that killed three entire families this past week, has received widespread attention and sympathy. What is not mentioned is that the plane was leased by one of California's largest operators of abortion clinics. The owner of the abortion company often let his family use the plane for pleasure trips, and when it crashed last week he lost two daughters and five grandchildren. The plane crashed into a Catholic cemetery, very near a monument to the victims of abortion. Read more

TOWN FOR CHRISTIANS ONLY? - If a town declared itself for Christians only, there would be outrage from the left. The ACLU and other leftist organizations would file lawsuits and law enforcement would investigate. BUT ... a Muslim only town founded by a man who also founded a terrorist group is just fine with the left and the ACLU. The anti-gun left does not even mind that Islamberg, with just 100 people, has a gun range to practice their skills. Can you imagine what kind of rights the women there have? Don't expect any outrage from NOW or other left leaning "women's groups. Read more

NEW MARCH CHAIRMAN'S REPORT - The all new March 11, 2009 Chairman's Report is now available to read in PDF format. This issue contains more information about our work on Capitol Hill with the new 111th Congress, and also about our work on international issues. Help your Sunday School class understand these issues better. Print out and distribute to your class or fellowship this Sunday! Click here to view in PDF.

APPEARANCE ON RUSSIA TODAY - On Tuesday, March 24th I appeared on the television show Russia Today, live during the prime evening news hour in Moscow. The occasion of the segment was to mark the tenth anniversary of the bombing campaign by NATO on Serbia. At the time, President Bill Clinton believed that the establishment of a Muslim nation in the heart of Europe would win America allies. The goal was to remove the province of Kosovo from Serbia and establish it as a separate Muslim nation. Since that time Christians in Kosovo have suffered persecution that has included murders and the destruction of churches built in the 13th and 14th centuries. Click here to view the broadcast of the show I appeared on. NOTE: After Bill Clinton's term ended as president he received tens of millions of dollars in income from Muslim nations. Read more

BRUSSELS IS ONE QUARTER MUSLIM - Filip Dewinter, a leader of the separatist party Vlaams Belang, predicts a civil war when Belgians realize that the capitol city of Belgium and the seat of the European Union government is about to be taken over by Muslims. It is estimated that 3 of the 19 sections of Brussels, which each have their own mayor, are majority Muslim. Can Sharia law be far behind? Read more

CLINTON PETITION DRIVE - The Religious Freedom Coalition has begun a petition drive asking Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to formulate a policy to stop the persecution of Christians in Iraq and to aid those Iraqi Christians who have been forced to flee. More than 100,000 paper copies of the petition have been distributed, and an online version is now available. Click here to see petition! NOTE: This is part of a large petition drive and you may receive a copy in the mail.

FACEBOOK FOR IRAQI CHRISTIANS - The Religious Freedom Coalition has a new Facebook page to expose the crisis faced by Iraqi Christians. If you have a Facebook account, please become our friend at this link. You can help Iraqi Christians directly by making a donation at the Facebook cause page!

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