Friday, March 7, 2014
A Special Project with the New America Foundation and the Project on Middle East Political Science
Turkey’s Prime Minister Threatens to Ban Facebook, YouTube
Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to shut down social media sites Facebook and YouTube in response to recent wiretap recordings released anonymously over YouTube. The controversial recordings, the latest development in Turkey’s corruption scandal, allegedly incriminate Erdogan and other government officials. In a late Thursday ATV broadcast, Erdogan asserted, “We are determined on this subject. We will not leave this nation at the mercy of YouTube and Facebook,” adding that such measures would not take place until after March 30 municipal elections. Turkey’s President Abdullah Gul commented Friday that such a ban is “out of the question.” Gul, however, added that authorities had the power under a new law to block access to certain materials if a person’s privacy is being violated. Meanwhile, new labor statistics show that Turkey’s unemployment rate for 2013 increased to 9.7 percent, surpassing the government’s goal of 9.5 percent. Despite the economic situation and recent corruption allegations, a poll released Tuesday reported that Erdogan’s approval rating rose from its all-time low of 39.4 percent in January to 43.5 percent in February.
http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2014/03/06/Egypt-s-Azhar-prohibits-screening-of-Noah.html – Thanks John
Thanks Mark for the video:)
http://washingtonexaminer.com/new-obama-initiative-tramples-first-amendment-protections/article/2544363 – Syrian Warplanes Approach Border; IAF Deployed
1 Samuel 15:23 (KJV) ~ For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry.
If you want to be a rebel, then rebel against the enemy of souls and do the will of God. Be a rebel with a cause against the tide of opinion of those who want nothing to do with God. Be a rebel with a cause, rebelling against all that is evil and fight the good fight of faith. Submit willingly to the Lord, with hands raised and hearts surrendered. Stand firm in Him, with integrity and honour before the Lord.
My friend, when you rebel against God, you in essence, turn your back on Him. Turn your negative rebellious attitudes over to the Lord and let Him give you a new beginning and fill you with a positive Christ-centered life.The Bible says Acts 3:19 (NIV), “Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.” Repent, do a complete turnaround from the direction in which you have been going, and go the other way. The Bible also says in Jeremiah 6:16 (NIV), “This is what the LORD says: ‘Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.” Only in Jesus will you find peace, joy, rest, order, a cause worth living for and a home in heaven to look forward to.