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Turkish President Erdogan Seizes Six Christian Churches, Making Them State Property

'Ted Cruz's foreign policy advisor, Victoria Coates, told PJ Media the seizure fits into a pattern in the Middle East, where Christians are systematically displaced and persecuted. Although Erdoğan for a long time got away with his authoritarian and Islamist tendencies, times are a-changing. Coates said American Republicans aren't happy with Erdoğan's self-declared "New Turkey." She noted that Turkey's seizure of the churches in Diyarbakir fits into a wider pattern in the Middle East. "What's happening in southern Turkey is all too typical in the Middle East today, as ancient Christian communities are displaced and persecuted by sectarian violence," she said.'

#Christians   #CruzCrew   #TedCruz   #Turkey   #MiddleEast  

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Turkish President Erdogan Seizes Six Christian Churches, Making Them State Property

'Ted Cruz's foreign policy advisor, Victoria Coates, told PJ Media the seizure fits into a pattern in the Middle East, where Christians are systematically displaced and persecuted. Although Erdoğan for a long time got away with his authoritarian and Islamist tendencies, times are a-changing. Coates said American Republicans aren't happy with Erdoğan's self-declared "New Turkey." She noted that Turkey's seizure of the churches in Diyarbakir fits into a wider pattern in the Middle East. "What's happening in southern Turkey is all too typical in the Middle East today, as ancient Christian communities are displaced and persecuted by sectarian violence," she said.'

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The Hiding Place

Today I read this book by Corrie ten Boom called "The Hiding Place." If you never read it but are fascinating by religion/Christianity and history, especially the second World War, this is an absolute must read for you.

It's both heartwrenching and beautifully inspiring at the same time.  Corrie was a member of the Dutch resistance who, among other things, helped Jews. Sadly, she and her sisters and father were arrested by the nazi occupiers, and eventually she and one of her sisters were sent to a concentration camp called Ravensbruck.
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“I’m supporting Cruz solely on the basis of Israel,” said Jay Zeidman, another Houston businessman and the son of Fred Zeidman. “There’s no better ally of the Jewish state and its security needs,” he added.
Pro-Cruz Super Pac and members of the Republican Jewish Coalition mobilize on the heels of Texas senator’s Wisconsin victory
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Cruz Trumps Trump In Wisconsin Primary

Cruz won with 48% of the vote, against Trump's 35%. That's blowout, people! And guess what? Because Trump only won two congressional districts, he'll have to settle for a mere 6 delegates out of 42. The rest go to Ted!
Sen. [crscore]Ted Cruz[/crscore] won a substantial victory over Donald Trump in Wisconsin's Republican presidential primary Tuesday, narrowing the gap between the two candidates and dealing a blow to
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Great News: Two Syrians Deported from Greece!
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Ted Cruz Relentlessly Mocks Donald Trump: Cruz Store Sells Trumpertantrums Pack

Whining so much you’re getting tired of whining? Get your ‪#‎TrumperTantrum‬ starter pack now.

#CruzCrew   #TedCruz   #NeverTrump  
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Turkish President Erdogan Seizes Six Christian Churches, Making Them State Property

'Ted Cruz's foreign policy advisor, Victoria Coates, told PJ Media the seizure fits into a pattern in the Middle East, where Christians are systematically displaced and persecuted. Although Erdoğan for a long time got away with his authoritarian and Islamist tendencies, times are a-changing. Coates said American Republicans aren't happy with Erdoğan's self-declared "New Turkey." She noted that Turkey's seizure of the churches in Diyarbakir fits into a wider pattern in the Middle East. "What's happening in southern Turkey is all too typical in the Middle East today, as ancient Christian communities are displaced and persecuted by sectarian violence," she said.'

#CruzCrew #Turkey #MiddleEast #Christians
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Please pray for the poor Christians of al-Qaryatain, in Syria. ISIS butchered 21 of them.

These poor people are suffering for Christ, just like Christ suffered for us. We all need to pray for their souls... and for the Christians still remaining in Syria and Iraq.

#Genocide #Syria
Islamic State militants killed 21 Syrian Christians in the central town of al-Qaryatain, the head of the Syrian Orthodox Church tells the BBC.
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Texas senator inches closer to front-runner Donald Trump in the delegate race, increasing the chances of a contested Republican convention
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“And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.”
‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭11:6‬ ‭ESV‬‬
http://bible.com/59/heb.11.6.esv
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Horrific: ISIS Takes 43 Christian Families Hostage in Its Capital of Raqqa 
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Classically liberal blogger, columnist, (new media) entrepreneur. Editor-in-Chief at Dagelijkse Standaard, Contributor PJ Media, Alles In Perspectief, and more.
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    Editor-in-Chief (hoofdredacteur), 2014 - present
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Conservative libertarian blogger, editor and journalist.
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Blogger, columnist, new media entrepreneur. Oh, also: a soccer, cycling, baseball and kickboxing fan. Trying to make a difference.

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11 facts about me:

1) My strength is I'm obsessive. This means I can work hard - very hard. The downside? I'm obsessive.

2) I believe in working hard and playing hard, but never seem to get around to part II.

3) Born and raised in the Netherlands, I'm happily living in Izmir, or as I prefer to call it: heaven on earth.

4) I absolutely love the political game. And yes, it is a game. Years ago, I actually got worked up about it, but nowadays, I see every move, every decision, every plan as a strategic move. Looking at politics that way has only increased my love for it (and for my job).

5) Dogs are awesome. I miss mine tremendously.

6) I'm a family man, but don't need my family around me all the time. It's a contradiction in terms, but there you have it: an independent family guy.

7) I carry a book around me everywhere I go.

8) Another one of my companions is my notebook: I write down ideas when I have them, afraid to forget them when I have 'time' for them.

9) I hate it when people say they "can't" do something. What do you mean, you "can't?" You're limiting yourself! Get off your butt and start taking massive action.

10) I'm in love with my iPad. 

11) Married to the love of my life I always feel I don't spend enough time with her. This creates a perpetual feeling of guilt.
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Dubbed "that smart, young Dutch blogger" by the New York Times. Also: I never give up.
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