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ReligiousFreedom,Personal Choice At Risk: Vaccine Inventor Paul Offit Seeks End to Religious and Philosophical Vaccine Exemptions In USA

Dr. Suzanne Humphries –  August 28, 2012

Vaccine Inventor Paul Offit Seeks End to

Religious and Philosophical Vaccine Exemptions

Millionaire vaccine inventor and mandatory vaccine advocate Paul Offit recently released a short VIDEO for doctors on medscape. Here is a transcript of the speech. This statement that outlines Offit’s personal belief system could be a prelude to the legal removal of all philosophical and religious vaccine exemptions in the United States of America.

This is something that Offit has been working toward for years, and the likely end-purpose of his series of books. Paul Offit believes that exempting your child from vaccination is morally reprehensible.

He considers himself an authority on autism, all infectious diseases, morality, history, every religious systems, and infant immunology.

You may also recognize Dr Offit as the one who says that all vaccines are perfectly safe and infants can tolerate theoretically 10,000 of them at once:

A more practical way to determine the diversity of the immune response would be to estimate the number of vaccines to which a child could respond at one time…. each infant would have the theoretical capacity to respond to about 10, 000 vaccines at any one time. Read more: “ReligiousFreedom,Personal Choice At Risk: Vaccine Inventor Paul Offit Seeks End to Religious and Philosophical Vaccine Exemptions In USA” »


(The Blaze) – The host committee for the Democratic National Convention is raising a number of eyebrows after choosing to proceed with featuring Islamic “Jumah” prayers for two hours on the Friday of its convention, though Democrats earlier denied a Catholic cardinal’s request to say a prayer at the same event….

Up to 20,000 people are expected to attend the Friday prayers and Jibril Hough, a spokesman for the Bureau of Indigenous Muslim Affairs (BIMA), said the purpose of the event is to hold political parties accountable for the issues faced by Muslim-Americans.

In particular, the event will target the Patriot Act, the NYPD, the National Defense Authorization Act, and anti-Shariah sentiment.

And while Muslim-Americans undeniably face distinct challenges, those who are well-informed on the dangers of radical Islam are expressing their doubts.

Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, a devout Muslim and the Founder and President of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, wrote:

The leaders of this event – Jibril Hough and Imam Siraj Wahhaj [are not] moderates. They are radicals. These individuals embrace Islamist supremacy and have demonstrated support for radical ideologies.

A quick Google search by the DNC would have shown them that Hough and Wahhaj are leaders in the separatist American Islamist movement. While they may be able to get a few thousand Muslims to attend the event, they are NOT going to be mainstream Muslims. Most will likely come from Hough and Wahhaj’s radical networks that have long been entrenched in the Charlotte area. Make no mistake they are part of the Islamist movement.


Their jummah (group) prayer is…about empowering their Islamist and MB sympathetic groups into the very fabric of the political system so that Americans become anesthetized. We need American Muslims to speak up and marginalize these radicals. The DNC needs to understand and reject them because of their radical history and ideas.

Democratic National Convention to Host Islamic Jumah Prayers with Jibril Hough, Siraj Wahhaj

The mosque of Jibril Hough, mentioned by Dr. Jasser, is owned by the North American Islamic Trust, which was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation trial as one of the entities “who are and/or were members of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood.”

Siraj Wahhaj, the “Grand Imam” for Jumah at the DNC, is often considered a “moderate” because he was the first Muslim to give an invocation in the U.S. Congress, but as Robert Spencer notes, he has a number of troubling ties to dangerous radicals. In the early 1990′s the man reportedly sponsored talks by “the Blind Sheikh” Omar Abdel-Rahman in New York and New Jersey mosques, and told his followers that the United States will fall unless it “accepts the Islamic agenda.”

Wahhaj elaborated, according to bestselling author Brigitte Gabriel, to say: “If only Muslims were clever politically, they could take over the United States and replace its constitutional government with a caliphate.”

He continued: “Take my word. If 6-8 million Muslims unite in America, the country will come to us.”

When an imam like Siraj Wahhaj says “it his duty and our duty as Muslims to replace the US Constitution with the Quran…we need to speak up!” Dr. Jasser reiterated in response, adding that Americans “should be concerned” if this is who the DNC is “consorting with.”

Robert Spencer speculates that the Democrat National Committee is simply so “in thrall to multiculturalism” that “few, if any” are even aware of the radical connections.

“To raise any concerns about such a speaker would be ‘Islamophobic,’ violating every rule of the anti-American, anti-Western ethos that prevails among so many Democrats today,” Spencer writes.

He concluded: “There is about as much chance of that as there is of the Democrats ditching Obama and nominating David Horowitz as their candidate for President of the United States.”

*The “Charlotte in 2012” page was established by the city of Charlotte to help coordinate the DNC. It advertises itself as “the official location for all the latest news, information and ways to get involved.” It is also the official website for the host committee. Additionally, all events listed on the site have to go through an approval process.


Though Cardinal Dolan was originally not going to speak at the DNC, on Monday it was announced that he will now be giving the closing prayer.


Pray for Christians Worldwide: Pakistani Child Accused of Blasphemy: Arrested

Pray for Religious Freedom – Fellow Christians:

Christians in Hiding after Girl Accused of Blasphemy

(CBN News) – Possibly hundreds of Christians are hiding in a forest in Pakistan after a girl in their community was accused of blasphemy. Read more: “Pray for Christians Worldwide: Pakistani Child Accused of Blasphemy: Arrested” »

Conservatives Sound Off for ’2016: Obama’s America’ Documentary

(ABC News)-The anti-Obama documentary “2016: Obama’s America” began showing in more than 1,000 theaters nationwide on Friday, more than any political documentary in the past eight years, since Michael Moore’s 2004 film “Sicko” was released in 1,117 theaters.

“2016,” which argues that President Obama’s father’s Kenyan roots have led the president to take an anti-American world view, has grossed more than $2.6 million since it was first released in Houston last month. The film is now the eleventh highest-grossing political documentary in history, according to Box Office Mojo, which tracks movie ticket sales. Read more: “Conservatives Sound Off for ’2016: Obama’s America’ Documentary” »

Religious Freedom:Christians victims of rising 'hostility' from gov't and secular groups, report says

( -A new report  by the Family Research Council and the Liberty Institute claims that there’s  been a rising pattern of hostility toward Christians in America over the past  decade.

The 140-page “Survey of Religious Hostility in America,” prepared by the  Liberty Institute and the Family Research Council, highlighted more than 600  examples illustrating what it characterized as religious animosity shown by  judges, government bureaucrats, schools and secular groups. From ObamaCare  mandates that force religious entities to pay for contraception, to children  being punished for uttering prayers in school, the report’s findings shocked  even those who commissioned it.

“It’s way beyond anything we had imagined. It’s so much more  prolific than it’s ever been before.”

– Kelly Shackelford, president of the Liberty Institute


“It’s a conflict of world views,” Tony Perkins, president of Family Research  Council, told “These groups want people to check their faith at the  door of the public square.”

Among the examples listed in the survey:

  • Matthew  Reynolds, valedictorian  for HLV Junior-Senior High School in Victor, Iowa,  was told he had to give a ‘secular’ speech after he wished to attribute his  success to his faith in Jesus Christ during his graduation speech.
  • A  cross was removed from a veterans’ memorial in San Diego, after the U.S. Court  of Appeals for the 9th Circuit  held that the memorial was  unconstitutional.
  • .Dr.  Frank Turek, a Cisco employee, was fired for expressing his views on traditional  marriage in his book, even though he never voiced his religious opinions at  work.
  • Samantha  Schulz, 8, was barred from singing “Kum Ba Yah” at a Boys and Girls Club in Port  Charlotte, Fla., because the song included the words “Oh, Lord.”
  • Catherina  Lorena Cenzon-DeCarlo, a nurse at Manhattan’s Mount Sinai Hospital, was forced  to participate in a late-term abortion against her religious convictions, and  was threatened with job termination and loss of license.

The goal of the report is to raise awareness of these incidents to promote  the appointment of judges “who are sensitive to the Constitution,” said Kelly  Shackelford, president of the Plano, Texas-based Liberty Institute. The report  was presented in Tampa just ahead of next week’s Republican National  Convention.

According to Shackelford, the hostility can lead to violence, as in the case  of the Aug.15 shooting at the Family Research Council headquarters, in which a  gunman allegedly said he disagreed with the group’s beliefs before shooting an  employee in the arm. He also cited the Aug. 5 shooting deaths of six people at a  Sikh temple near Milwaukee.

“It’s way beyond anything we had imagined,” Shackelford told”It’s so much more prolific than it’s ever been before.”

One critic said the report is guilty of blurring the line between attacking  religion and upholding the Constitution. A.J. Johnson, development director of  American Atheists, Inc., said no one condones hate crimes such as the FRC  shooting. But many other examples cited are simply cases in which advocates  called for the separation of church and state,” Johnson said.

“The Family Research Council distorts court cases upholding the First  Amendment as examples of “religious hostility,” she said. “In reality, they are  imposing their beliefs onto others and claiming to be victims of religious  persecution when they do not get unique Christian privilege.”

But Perkins said the secular nation that groups like Johnson’s seek was never  envisioned by the Founding Fathers, and will not come to be.

“That’s not the future of our country,” Perkins said.

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Helping military families deal with grief

( – In her picture, the girl colored her face yellow. Why? She was sad.

Another self-portrait portrayed big feet. The boy “just felt weighted down.”
Another child’s sketch showed his stomach bloated, as little stick-figure soldiers warred around him. His insides, he explained, were just sick.

It was an art exercise at camp. But this is no ordinary camp. The campers — children, husbands, wives — all have lost someone who died serving their country in the armed forces.

Helping families cope with the wages of war is the mission of the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors — TAPS Read more: “Helping military families deal with grief” »

Romney chooses Paul Ryan as running mate

( Mitt Romney, the US Republican presidential candidate, has chosen Paul Ryan, Wisconsin congressman, as his vice-presidential running mate.

Romney appeared together with Ryan, who chairs the US House of Representatives Budget Committee, at an event in Norfolk, Virginia on Saturday to announce his pick for vice-president.

Romney said Ryan, 42, “has become an intellectual leader of the Republican Party,” and stressed that their campaign will focus on ways to create jobs, protect Medicare and Social Security, and repeal the health care law enacted under Democratic President Barack Obama.

“His leadership begins with character and values … Paul Ryan works in Washington but his roots remain in Janesville, Wisconsin,” Romney said.

Al Jazeera’s Alan Fisher, reporting from Washington, said the choice of Ryan is, “a statement by Mitt Romney that he believes that the economy is the most important issue”.

He said despite Ryan’s age, after 13 years in the House he was experienced.

“[Romney] has said persistently over the last few months that whoever he picks as vice-president should be able to lead in their own right if anything ever happened to him,” our correspondent said.

When the time arrived for Romney’s big introduction of Ryan on stage on Saturday, Romney’s tongue briefly let him down.

“Join me in welcoming the next president of the United States, Paul Ryan,” a beaming Romney said at the event in front of a retired battleship USS Wisconsin.

Moments later Romney returned to the podium. “Every now and then I’m known to make a mistake. I did not make a mistake with this guy,” he said of Ryan.

But he corrected himself, saying the Wisconsin congressman is “going to be the next vice-president of the United States.”

Bold choice

The announcement marked the end a months-long search by Romney for a running mate to join him in facing Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden in the November 6 election.

His choice of running mate is a bold one and comes after polls this week showed him falling slightly behind Obama in what is still a close race, in a campaign that is focused largely on the weak US economy.

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The selection of Ryan brings a measure of youthful exuberance and energy to the Republican ticket as party activists prepare to gather in Tampa, Florida, late this month for a convention to formally choose Romney as their presidential nominee.

Ryan’s selection also immediately draws attention to a budget plan he proposed as House budget chairman that would include controversial cuts in government health programmes for the elderly and poor.

“We’re in a different and dangerous moment. We’re running out of time and we can’t afford four more years of this,” Ryan told the crowd.

“Politicians from both parties have made empty promises which will soon become broken promises with painful consequences if we fail to act now.”

He drew his biggest reaction, saying: “Our rights come from nature and God, not from government.”

‘Back to the economy’

Conservative leaders, increasingly anxious over the state of Romney’s campaign, had urged him to pass over reliable – but not particularly inspiring – figures such as Rob Portman, Ohio senator, and Tim Pawlenty, former Minnesota governor, and instead go for Ryan.

Ryan is a favourite of the conservative Tea Party, an anti-tax, limited-government movement that helped Republicans take over the US House of Representatives in 2010.

Charlie Wolf, a conservative political analyst based in the UK, told Al Jazeera that Romney’s choice of a running mate was a wise decision as it puts the economy “front and centre”.

“And [the economy] is where Mr Obama … just cannot win if you look at the debt he’s racked up, and you look at unemployment, the deficit,” Wolf said.

“[Obama] has been trying his best to stay off the economy … and now it firmly goes back to that topic.”

Democrats are eager to pounce on Ryan’s budget plan with its proposed cuts to programmes for the elderly – particularly in Florida, where many seniors live and which could be a crucial state in the November election.

Ryan’s selection makes the Florida leg of Romney’s bus tour an instant test for the new ticket.

Obama’s campaign manager, Jim Messina, said in a statement that Ryan shares Romney’s commitment to “the flawed theory that new budget-busting tax cuts for the wealthy, while placing greater burdens on the middle class and seniors, will somehow deliver a stronger economy”.

Romney starts a bus tour on Saturday through four politically divided states that he needs to win in November: Virginia, North Carolina, Florida and Ohio.

Source: Al Jazeera and agencies