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U.N. Event Shows how Its Sex Agenda Tramples Children’s Rights*

U.N. Event Shows how Its Sex Agenda Tramples Children’s Rights*

 

By Rebecca Oas

That all children have a mother and a father is a biological fact.  That they have a right to know and be raised by their parents, where possible, is enshrined in the U.N.’s most widely ratified human rights treaty.  A U.N. event last week highlighted how those rights are undermined by efforts to redefine the family in law and normalize reproductive technologies in policy.

“For many years, this suffering has been in silence,” said C-Fam senior vice president Susan Yoshihara, who moderated a panel of scholars and practitioners of children’s rights.

The event was convened by C-Fam, publisher of the Friday Fax, and co-sponsored by the Mission of Belarus, the 25-nation Group of the Friends of the Family, and the 175 members organization of Civil Society for the Family.

Mark Regnerus presented his work illustrating the profound impact of family structure on the lives of children into adulthood, and the significant protective effect of being raised by one’s biological, married parents.  The University of Texas professor discussed how in the last two decades what was once considered self-evident to social scientists has become taboo in the rush to legitimize parenting by same-sex couples.

The evidence supporting the benefits of same-sex parenting comes from a small number of researchers, often working with small, nonrandom samples, Regnerus noted.

“To suggest that there is a real consensus on this is to make a political statement, not a scientific and empirical one,” he remarked.

The best evidence supports what longstanding human rights standards have held: that children do best when raised by their natural parents, in the context of a stable family unit, Regnerus said.  Social pressure to normalize unfettered sexual autonomy among adults, and the increasing uncoupling of sex and procreation due to practices like surrogacy and sperm donation, have made the best interests of children an afterthought, he concluded.

Some of the children affected by the new practices are speaking out against them.  One panelist, Professor Robert Lopez, raised by a same-sex couple, has published a book giving the testimonies of others who, like himself, have been the victims of the redefinition of the family.  Like Regnerus, Lopez suffered attacks in his personal and professional life for speaking out against homosexual marriage, and lost a tenured position at the University of California.

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Katy Doran spoke about the devastation she and her brother experienced when they discovered, as adults, that they were conceived by sperm donation, which led to a search to find their biological father.  They discovered that they had some 500 brothers and sisters living in relatively close proximity who could be unwittingly marrying and having families together, a fact Doran said should be seen as a public health issue. Her brother, Matt, launched a website to help other donor conceived children find their parents and half-siblings.

Katy Faust of CanaVox stressed the fact that acknowledging the importance of biological connection within a family does not disparage adoption.  “Adoption seeks to mend a wound,” said Faust, who is herself an adoptive mother.

“Intentional fatherlessness…creates the wound.”

The expert panel agreed that when the rights of children are overridden by sexual and reproductive autonomy, all rights—including the right to life—become expendable.  Regarding third party reproduction, Doran warned:

“When human beings become products with price tags, abortion is used as an instrument of quality control.”

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Kids in Same-sex Households at Greater Risk of Mental Health Problems*

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Gays Who Reject the Illuminati Agenda*

I’m Raising My Son as a Boy*

Soros’ Money behind the Transgender Agenda*

The ‘Family’ Loses in the Latest U.N. Agreement*

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This is America: Guantánamo Detainee Requires Rectal Surgery Following CIA Sodomy Torture*

This is America: Guantánamo Detainee Requires Rectal Surgery Following CIA Sodomy Torture*

By Britain Eakin

Mustafa Ahmad al-Hawsawi

Mustafa Ahmad al-Hawsawi

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (CN) — Spreading molasses on the crawl to trial for accused 9/11 plotters, an attorney for one of the five said his client was sodomized 10 years ago by the CIA and will undergo surgery Friday to treat lingering injuries from that torture.

“They used the largest objects that they could,” defense attorney Walter Ruiz told reporters Monday, the night before the 9/11 capital case resumes at the Guantanamo Bay war court.

The announcement about Saudi detainee Mustafa Ahmad al-Hawsawi came just days after The New York Times published an in-depth report on persistent mental health problems among captives at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp and the 39 people held at the CIA’s secret black sites. At least half of them have experienced psychiatric problems, the report said.

Al-Hawsawi was among those subjected to the CIA’s enhanced-interrogation techniques.

Pakistani authorities arrested the man in Pakistan in 2003, and then rendered him to CIA custody. He is charged with facilitating money and clothing for the 9/11 hijackers.

During al-Hawsawi’s time in CIA custody from 2003 to 2006, Ruiz said, the detainee suffered injuries from rectal penetration performed without evidence of medical necessity.

“To this day Mr. al-Hawsawi continues to have to choose between defecating and eating because whenever he has bowel movements he has to reinsert parts of his anus back into his anal cavity,” Ruiz said.

Al-Hawsawi’s torture features prominently in the declassified Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA torture, which describes harsh treatment and its medical impact on al-Hawsawi in a footnote.

“CIA leadership, including General Counsel Scott Muller and DDO James Pavitt, was also alerted to allegations that rectal exams were conducted with ‘excessive force’ on two detainees at DETENTION SITE COBALT,” the report states.

“CIA attorney [redacted] was asked to follow up, although CIA records do not indicate any resolution of the inquiry.”

The report cites CIA records as saying al-Hawsawi was “diagnosed with chronic hemorrhoids, an anal fissure, and symptomatic rectal prolapsed.”

Ruiz said injuries from being sodomized causes his client to soil himself in blood and feces, accompanied by excruciating pain.

Transportation to the war court from the detention center for pre-trial hearings is particularly tough for al-Hawsawi. He tries to manage the pain by using a pillow, Ruiz said.

Prosecutors alerted Ruiz on Monday that his client will be having surgery Friday evening. Prior to this, the government had only given al-Hawsawi a topical cream that provides some lubrication to help reinsert his prolapsed anal cavity, Ruiz added.

Adm. Kurt Tidd, commander of U.S. Southern Command, deflected a question about whether the United States has plans to treat torture victims.

“I think we’ve said all along that torture does not take place here at Guantanamo Bay, no,” Tidd said at a press conference earlier Monday.

Tidd stressed that detainees receive quality medical care.

“The medical facilities that are provided for detainees is state of the art, quality – it’s the same level of medical care that’s provided to our men and women in uniform,” he added.

Later on Monday, Guantanamo Chief Prosecutor Gen. Mark Martins declined to comment directly on al-Hawsawi’s upcoming surgery. Martins confirmed that an attorney learning about his client’s surgery from prosecutors is normal at the war court.

“The prosecution under the military commissions system represents the government in litigation,” Martins told reporters at a press conference. “We are often the default means by which the defense learn things. That’s our job.”

Ruiz said he has not received information about how long al-Hawsawi’s recuperation will take or the likelihood of the surgery’s success. He did not know what type of procedure al-Hawsawi will undergo, but described what he believes will take place.

A surgeon will cut out parts of the prisoner’s anus and try to sew it back together to stop the continual prolapse of his anal cavity, Ruiz said. The attorney noted that he is hopeful the procedure will take place as scheduled and will be successful.

“It’s been a long and hard journey to get the government to bring accountability to Mr. al-Hawsawi’s treatment and to remedy the remnants of that torture,” he said.

Other ailments stemming from torture that still plague al-Hawsawi include cervical degeneration in his neck, the attorney noted.

Ruiz said there is little sympathy for a man accused of committing the greatest act of terror carried out on U.S. soil, something which he said he believes factored into the delay of treating al-Hawsawi’s medical conditions.

Despite ongoing public conversations about torture and whether to revive it, as Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has promised to do, Ruiz says the law is indisputable.

“As it stands now, the law is very clear,” Ruiz said.

“It’s simply, you are not allowed to torture under any circumstances. And if you do torture then you have a duty to rehabilitate the victims of torture.”

To Learn More:

Lawyers for 9/11 Defendants Criticize Military’s Selective Release of Torture-Related Documents (by Lacey Johnson, Reuters)

New Republican Senate Intelligence Chairman Wants to Bury CIA Torture Reports (by Noel Brinkerhoff and Steve Straehley, AllGov)

Rectal Feeding, Chaining Diapered Detainees to the Ceiling, Torture of 26 Wrongly Imprisoned…Is This What Americans Do? (by Noel Brinkerhoff, AllGov)

9/11 Suspects Can’t Mention being Tortured during Trial Testimony because Their Torture is Classified (by Matt Bewig, AllGov)

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Central London’s Busiest Streets Brought to a Standstill on Ashura*

Central London’s Busiest Streets Brought to a Standstill on Ashura*

By Afrah Mansour

 

Traffic on one of London’s busiest roads was brought to a standstill yesterday as thousands of Muslims commemorated the martyrdom of the Prophet’s grandson, Hussain ibn Ali. The occasion, known as Ashura, is of huge importance to people of the Islamic faith and is commemmorated worldwide by millions of Muslims across the world, and huge crowds gathered, carrying flags and placards against terrorism.

Placards against terrorism, injustice and racism being used by the mourners

Placards against terrorism, injustice and racism being used by the mourners

Hussain ibn Ali was a revolutionary leader who made a stand against tyranny and oppression, demanding justice and the dignity of the society in which he lived. In his stand, he remained with only 72 supporters against an arm of thousands and yet still said that ‘death with dignity was better than a life of humiliation.” You can find out more about Hussain by following the campaign ‘Who Is Hussain.’

Reverend Nadim Nassar opening the procession with a speech at Marble Arch

Reverend Nadim Nassar opening the procession with a speech at Marble Arch

The purpose of the procession was to promote awareness to the stand of Hussain, and how his message was one that echoes to this day. Volunteers were giving out food, water, chocolates and information packs, encouraging bystanders to ask more and join them in their peaceful procession. The procession featured a short speech by Reverend Nadim Nassar, director and co-founder of the Awareness  Foundation; he spoke of on the essence of peace and how to utilise the time to promote tolerance and acceptance of all faiths. He spoke of how Hussain was limited to no sect or faith, but rather that his message is a universal one that should be implemented in all societies across the world.

During the procession, the roads were closed at Marble Arch, and then continued towards London’s popular shopping destination, Oxford Street. Disrupting such a busy street was met with mainly positive responses, although some commuters were upset at cancellations and delays of some bus services in the area. Furthermore, a good many shops in the area were closed on this day, out of respect for the occasion.

The event was so large that the social media app Snapchat gave it its own platform in the form of a live story, which can still be viewed for up to 24 hours after the event. As always, we can depend on Twitter to react best to such an event; here are some of our favourites.

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The Einstein Letter That Turned Out To Be The Most Deadly Letter In History*

The Einstein Letter That Turned Out To Be The Most Deadly Letter In History*

 

By Luke Miller

On Aug. 2, 1939, Albert Einstein signed off on a letter sent to President Franklin Roosevelt on the building of the atomic bomb. This letter was written a month before World War II and excelled the U.S. into a nuclear arms race with the Nazis.The letter said that the construction of this bomb would lead to a massive nuclear chain reaction creating an “extremely powerful bombs of a new type” which became the atomic bomb.

Einstein self described himself as a pacifist (a person who believes that war and violence are unjustifiable). In 1929, he announced that should war be declared he would

“unconditionally refuse to do war service, direct or indirect… regardless of how the cause of the war should be judged.” (Ronald Clark, “Einstein: The Life and Times”, pg. 428).

However this position would change in 1933 with Hitler’s rise to power in Germany. While still in favour of peace, Einstein would no longer fit his previous self-description of being an “absolute pacifist”.

In this letter Einstein advises on the need for

“watchfulness and if necessary, quick action on the part of the Administration.”

He spoke of the level of destruction the bomb may cause

“A single bomb of this type, carried by boat and exploded in a port, might very well destroy the whole port together” and the need for control of resources for its creation “the most important source of uranium is in the Belgian Congo” this point continued later in the letter saying they would need someone responsible to “approach Government Departments, keep them informed of the further development, and put forward recommendations for Government action, giving particular attention to the problem of securing a supply of uranium ore for the United States.”

 

This letter seems to show that Einstein was for the creation of the A-bomb however five months before his death in November 1954, Einstein made his feelings known about this letter saying

“I made one great mistake in my life… when I signed the letter to President Roosevelt recommending that atom bombs be made; but there was some justification – the danger that the Germans would make them.” (Clark, pg. 752).

You can read the full letter below:

Sir:

Some recent work by E. Fermi and L. Szilard, which has been communicated to me in manuscript, leads me to expect that the element uranium may be turned into a new and important source of energy in the immediate future. Certain aspects of the situation which has arisen seem to call for watchfulness and if necessary, quick action on the part of the Administration. I believe therefore that it is my duty to bring to your attention the following facts and recommendations.

In the course of the last four months it has been made probable through the work of Joliot in France as well as Fermi and Szilard in America–that it may be possible to set up a nuclear chain reaction in a large mass of uranium, by which vast amounts of power and large quantities of new radium-like elements would be generated. Now it appears almost certain that this could be achieved in the immediate future.

This new phenomenon would also lead to the construction of bombs, and it is conceivable–though much less certain–that extremely powerful bombs of this type may thus be constructed. A single bomb of this type, carried by boat and exploded in a port, might very well destroy the whole port together with some of the surrounding territory. However, such bombs might very well prove too heavy for transportation by air.

The United States has only very poor ores of uranium in moderate quantities. There is some good ore in Canada and former Czechoslovakia, while the most important source of uranium is in the Belgian Congo.

In view of this situation you may think it desirable to have some permanent contact maintained between the Administration and the group of physicists working on chain reactions in America. One possible way of achieving this might be for you to entrust the task with a person who has your confidence and who could perhaps serve in an unofficial capacity. His task might comprise the following:

  1. a) to approach Government Departments, keep them informed of the further development, and put forward recommendations for Government action, giving particular attention to the problem of securing a supply of uranium ore for the United States.
  2. b) to speed up the experimental work, which is at present being carried on within the limits of the budgets of University laboratories, by providing funds, if such funds be required, through his contacts with private persons who are willing to make contributions for this cause, and perhaps also by obtaining co-operation of industrial laboratories which have necessary equipment.

I understand that Germany has actually stopped the sale of uranium from the Czechoslovakian mines which she has taken over. That she should have taken such early action might perhaps be understood on the ground that the son of the German Under-Secretary of State, von Weizsacker, is attached to the Kaiser-Wilhelm Institute in Berlin, where some of the American work on uranium is now being repeated.

Yours very truly,

31539829

Albert Einstein

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