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Sweden Heritage Head Is Pakistani Muslim

FrontPageMag.com, 2/7/18, “Sweden Appoints Pakistani Muslim Head of National Heritage Board” [Excerpts]: Qaisar Mahmood, a Muslim born in Pakistan, is the new head of the Swedish National Heritage Board. This is an extremely anomalous appointment, since he readily admits that he has not read anything about Sweden’s cultural heritage. But his new job is not really about preserving and protecting Sweden’s cultural heritage and historical sites at all.

Mahmood....is using his position as head of the Swedish National Heritage Board not to highlight and celebrate that heritage, but to downplay Sweden’s cultural heritage and history, and to create a false narrative that will help compel Swedes to accept mass Muslim migration.

Last October, a Swedish researcher gained international headlines by claiming that burial costumes from Viking graves dating back to the ninth and tenth centuries had been found to be inscribed with the name “Allah.” The intent of this was obvious: to convince Swedes that Islam had always been a part of Sweden, all the way back to the days of the Vikings, and so they should not be concerned about the mass Muslim migration that was now bringing Sweden unprecedented rape and other crime rates. Islam has always been a part of Sweden!

The Viking burial cloths didn’t really feature the name “Allah” at all, as Stephennie Mulder, an associate professor of Medieval Islamic art and archaeology at the University of Texas at Austin, proved shortly thereafter, but by then the damage had been done.

(https://goo.gl/2TPf4t)

Evolution Not Top 2017 News

ICR.org, 1/30/18, “Evolution Didn’t Make Top 2017 Science News” [Excerpts]: For decades, secular authors and science writers have reviewed each past year and listed the top accomplishments in the various fields of life and physical sciences. What is common to all these annual reviews is that evolutionary naturalism is virtually never documented.

2017 was no different. For example, Futurism.com reported “human cell regeneration for growing organs, [and] banishing genetic disease through breakthrough gene-editing techniques….” But as impressive as these advancements are, they have nothing to do with the neo-Darwinian process of evolution via time and chance. The article also stated, “In one of the biggest scientific breakthroughs of 2017, scientists used the gene-editing technology CRISPR (the most accessible gene-editing technique so far) inside the human body for the very first time.” Impressive of course, but evolution was not involved.

Hilary Brueck of Business Insider said, “Here are some of the wildest, coolest, most promising science finds of the year.” Alas, evolution didn’t make the cut. Some might protest and point out that Brueck reported, “Scientists created the ‘closest thing anyone has ever made’ to a new life form” in her article. But the scientists do not create anything! Only God can make something from nothing. Scientists can only make things from preexisting things. Furthermore, within the paragraphs of her “new life form” section, evolution is never mentioned.

(https://goo.gl/9z5YDK)

Qanta Ahmed: Jerusalem Belongs To The Jews

TheTimesOfIsrael.com, 1/26/18, “Jerusalem Belongs to the Jews: An Islamic Truth—Qanta Ahmed” [Excerpts]: As a believing Muslim observing Islam, I am compelled by the Quran to support Israel’s sole claim to the Holy Land; the Quran says it is so. The 80,000-word document 1.6 billion Muslims accept as the revealed word of God, the Quran, is categorical about the destiny of Israel and the people who can claim its ownership. The Quran states: “Moses said to his people: O my people! Remember the bounty of God upon you when He bestowed prophets upon you, and made you kings and gave you that which had not been given to anyone before you among the nations. O my people! Enter the Holy Land which God has written for you.”

Nowhere does the Quran make mention of the Muslims’ claim to the Holy Land. Instead, God reveals in the Quran that The Holy Land is designated for the followers of Moses. Because the Promised Land is theirs according to the Quran, only the followers of Moses may determine where their capital must lie.

(https://goo.gl/n13APH)

[TBC: The Bible explicitly promises what the Quran simply admits.]

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