Originally posted on ~~Defender of Faith~Guardian of Truth~~:
An Islamic manuscript which has been identified as one of the world’s oldest fragments of the Koran on show at the University of Birmingham
An ancient copy of the Koran found in a Birmingham library could rewrite the early history of Islam, experts believe.
Some of the world’s oldest fragments of the Muslim holy text were discovered by theUniversity of Birmingham in July.
The pages of the Koran were kept with a collection of Middle Eastern books and lay undiscovered for almost a century.
Experts think the manuscript, written on sheep or goat skin, dates back to between AD 568 and 645.
The Prophet Muhammad, said to have received the revelations that form the Koran, lived between AD 570 and 632.
Ancient copy of Koran found in Birmingham library ‘could rewrite history of Islam’
But now some historians controversially believe the Birmingham Koran could pre-date the Prophet.
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Originally posted on WINTERY KNIGHT:
(Note: Chicago is one of the most anti-gun cities in the United States, if not the most anti-gun)
This is from the leftist New York Times, so I’ll have to separate fact from fiction.
Here’s some fact:
Cities across the nation are seeing a startling rise in murders after years of declines, and few places have witnessed a shift as precipitous as this city. With the summer not yet over, 104 people have been killed this year — after 86 homicides in all of 2014.
More than 30 other cities have also reported increases in violence from a year ago. In New Orleans, 120 people had been killed by late August, compared with 98 during the same period a year earlier. In Baltimore, homicides had hit 215, up from 138 at the same point in 2014. In Washington, the toll was 105…
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Tragically, yesterday, a Harris County, TX deputy was assassinated at a gas station, while fueling his patrol car. While there are a lot of people who think I am vehemently “anti-cop/anti-LEO,” that’s not true. I have a large number of friends and family who are, or have been, police officers. I considered being a police officer, when I left the military, before recognizing that I genuinely don’t have the temperament to do that work, in the manner that I believe it should be done. This is NOT a bash on police officers. I will repeat. THIS IS NOT A BASH ON POLICE OFFICERS.
This is a bash on the media control of your brainwashing, and the documentation to illustrate the truth of its occurrence.
It’s been a “bad year” for cops in the US, right? Lots of them getting assassinated, right? Surely, it’s all a result of the uprisings in urban areas, by inner-city youths and their communist agitators, right? It’s horrible, right? Read more…
Originally posted on The Isaiah 53:5 Project:
“Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.”
– Hebrews 13:4
Unless you’ve been living under a rock you have undoubtedly heard about Ashley Madison and the Ashley Madison hacking scandal by now. Without beating this story up more than it already has been, I would like to point out something that really surprised me about the whole thing and that is, almost none of the women in the Ashley Madison database ever used the site.
Got that husbands? Of the site’s over 30 million users, only 14 percent were women and many of those accounts were fake.
Got that husbands? Do you get the fact that the “guarantee” of sinful sex with a woman who isn’t your wife was based on lies and deception?
It’s easy, the site implied. No one will find…
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Originally posted on Reclaim Our Republic:
Rutgers University has quietly removed language from an online guide for students which asserted that “there is no such thing as free speech.”
Last week, Campus Reform revealed how the university’s ‘Bias Prevention and Education Committee’ had published a guide advising students on how to avoid committing “bias incidents.”
“Think before you speak; There is no such thing as “free” speech. All speech has a cost and consequences,” the guide stated.
The university also encouraged students to anonymously report “bias incidents” if they involved, “[v]erbal, written, physical, psychological acts that threaten or harm a person or group on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, civil union status, domestic partnership status, atypical heredity or cellular blood trait, military service or veteran status.”
After refusing to…
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Officials say a southern New Jersey man is facing up to 10 years in prison if convicted of shooting down a drone flying above his neighborhood last year.Cape May County Prosecutor Robert Taylor says 33-year-old Russell Percenti was indicted Tuesday on charges of possession of a firearm for unlawful purpose and criminal mischief.The drone’s owner told police he was taking aerial photos of a friend’s home under construction on Sept. 26, 2014 before he heard gunshots and lost control of the device.The man retrieved his damaged drone near the 1000 block of Seashore Road and notified police.Percenti has been released on bail.
Source: CBS Philly
BURLINGTON, N.J. (CBS) – Police in Burlington, New Jersey are offering citizens a new way to share tips on possible crime going on in the city.They can now accept text messages, photos and even videos from tipsters who want to share information they think could help in crime investigations.“For instance, if you have somebody that’s selling drugs on the corner, the citizen can take a photo or send a message because you can do it a little more discreetly as opposed to picking the phone and actually calling it in,” explains Detective Sgt. Ryan Elbertson.