WASHINGTON, D.C., January 13, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) - President Obama hailed gay "marriage" as one of his proudest accomplishments and looked forward to the day when Americans would shed traditional sexual morality to embrace homosexuals in his final State of the Union address last night.
The president told a combined chamber of Congress, Cabinet members, and most of the Supreme Court that upholding our "unique strengths as a nation" and heeding the "spirit of progress" made our national celebration of sexual minorities possible.
The Israel National Council for the Child has urged government ministries to take steps to prevent convicted sex offenders from immigrating to Israel.
Following recent media reports revealing that a “high-risk” convicted pedophile has emigrated from the US to Israel, council director Yitzhak Kadman called on Interior Minister Silvan Shalom to stop Israel from becoming a “safe haven” for sex offenders, the daily Yedioth Ahronoth reported on Sunday.
TMR Editor’s Note:
With the ascension to the throne of King Salman, Saudi Arabia has adopted a disastrous foreign policy throughout the Middle East. Not only has the King taken sides with Israel over some of his Muslim neighbors, his monarchy has initiated highly destructive and unprovoked military aggression against Yemen. Having systematically turned that small defenseless country into a poster child for disaster capitalism begs the following question.
Did the CIA pull off another palace coup in January of 2015?
The horrific and massive death toll stemming from a stampede of Muslim pilgrims near Mecca is symptomatic of a deepening crisis of the Saudi monarchy, a lynchpin of reaction and key pillar of US policy in the Middle East.
Thursday’s catastrophe was reported by Saudi officials to have killed at least 717 people and injured 863 others, with warnings that the death toll would almost certainly rise. The head of Iran’s Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization said that the number of deaths is expected to climb to 1,500, which would make it the worst disaster at the site in recorded history, surpassing the deaths of 1,426 pilgrims in a similar incident 25 years ago.
The Saudi monarchy’s instinctual reaction to the latest tragedy was to blame the pilgrims themselves for allegedly not “respecting the timetables,” as Health Minister Khaled al-Falih told local media. Prince Khaled al-Faisal, head of the regime’s central Hajj committee, went further, blaming the stampede on “some pilgrims with African nationalities” in a clear appeal to reactionary anti-foreign and racist sentiments.
The head of Iran’s Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization says at least 1,300 people have been killed in a crush during Hajj pilgrimage rituals outside Mecca.
Sa’eed Ohadi said on Thursday that at least 125 Iranian nationals were among those killed in the fatal stampede.
He added that the overall death toll is expected to exceed 1,500.