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Dear readers,

As you know, The Epoch Times is a proudly independent news organization dedicated to truthful reporting.

Thanks to your support, we are now America’s fastest-growing newspaper. (Thread 👇) theepochtimes.com/why-nbc-msnbcs…
It appears, however, that not everyone is thrilled with our growth and our dedication to restoring honest journalism.

@NBCNews & @MSNBC dedicated a good amount of their time attempting to discredit us.

We were surprised at witnessing what appears to be a new low…
…that media are willing to drop to in an effort to quash voices they don’t agree with.

@MSNBC host Rachel @Maddow, known for her biased coverage of the Trump admin and for getting the Trump–Russia collusion story wrong, dedicated 30 minutes of prime-time television to us.
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To Change The World - Unity. Prayer. Spiritual Warfare
Life Liberty FREEDOM Justice Unity #Peace 🕊🕊🕊
#SOPT17 #BendedKnee Psalm 23 🌿 Global Prayer 🕊🌿
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“Other than breathing, it appears all #Jewish rights on the Temple Mount have been stripped away” >> my @LegInsurrection post from 2015. Very sad that not much has changed since then 😢 #TishaBAv legalinsurrection.com/2015/07/jewish…
@LegInsurrection This year the Waqf, Jordanian authorities & the PA did everything they could to prevent devout #Jews from visiting the holiest site to #Judaism on #TishaBAv & ensured that violent clashes would occur on this holy day for Muslims & Jews 😡 #ReligiousFreedom #TempleMount #Prayer 1/
@LegInsurrection Until #Jews can freely visit (& pray!) at their holy sites w/out needing armed security escorts & w/out fearing for their lives, there will never be peace 😢 #coexistence #TishaBAv 2/
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Fair warning... Get ready for a thread celebrating H.H. the @DalaiLama's 84th birthday 🎂! Performances included! Honored to join @IRF_Ambassador, @AmbDMitchell, @USAID & @officeoftibet @NgodupTsering7 on the visit of the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts to the U.S. & Canada.
First, a #quote. Whether #HongKongProtests or #girlseducation in South Asia, or a myriad of issues in #America, don't forget:

"If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito." ~H.H. the Dalai Lama

Next: Get ready for some video! ⬇️
A beautiful evening begins w/ the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA), founded by the Dalai Lama in India, in exile from Tibet, in 1959. Then the Tibetan Music, Dance & Drama Society, it was established to preserve Tibetan artistic heritage, esp. opera, dance & music.
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4. The legacy of US, UK, Australia, Poland and NATO in Iraq

#Iraq #CrimesAgainstHumanity #WarCrimes #CrimesAgainstChildren
1. The legacy of US, UK, Australia, Poland and NATO in Iraq 🤨👇🏼
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2. The legacy of US, UK, Australia, Poland and NATO in Iraq 🤨👇🏼
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❤️🇺🇸 Interview With Tony Perkins of Washington Watch - United States Department of State state.gov/interview-with…
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❤️🇺🇸 🙏 Secretary Pompeo To Release 2018 International Religious Freedom Report - United States Department of State state.gov/secretary-pomp…
❤️🇺🇸 Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback - United States Department of State state.gov/ambassador-at-…
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The level of the debates in France regarding French Muslim women, part 878678678678. Sportswear brand Decathlon decided to release a sport headscarf gear (basically a sort of hood/Cap) so that hijabi women can practice sport and be comfortable. #ReligiousFreedom
Of course, this led to a big outcry on how Decathlon is condoning so called women oppression and radical Islam (usual arguments). The Minister of Health declared that such a vision is contrary to the French values.
None of this surprises me. Back in 2016, then Minister of Women’s Rights, Families and Childhood compared women who willingly wear the Islamic headscarf to “American n****** who accepted slavery” and described Islamic fashion as “irresponsible”.
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This is the Council for National Policy organization - the group behind Trump/Pence, etc. - re Trump's first 100 days: U.S. border, cyber, & military policies starting with the US/Mex border (4:30)." soundcloud.com/cnp-786867471/…
Source: @IndiePressWatch
#CNP
The Council for National Policy (#CNP) is an umbrella organization & networking group for social conservative activists in the United States.The Nation has called it a secretive organization. It connects wealthy right-wing donors w/ top conservatives.
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Council_f…
#CNP
Here's what the #CNP has planned for education in the United States. With the Heritage Foundation's support, of course.

Compare this to what DeVos has done as Secretary of Education: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betsy_DeV…

In. Plain. Sight.

Source valeriehowlandblog.wordpress.com/2017/02/01/how… (near the bottom).
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1- France, 2018.A Muslim woman wearing a headscarf rented a stall at her local Christmas Market, organized by the city of St Gratien to sell pastries. But the mayor and a senator came and kicked her out on the grounds that she was violating laïcité by wearing her headscarf.
2- Just a recap: laïcité applies to civil servants. The Christmas Market, even though organized by the city IS NOT a public service and people selling there ARE NOT civil servants. As a consequence, laïcité DOES NOT apply to them. actu.fr/ile-de-france/… (article in French)
3- French politicians: there is a huge problem of integration w/ Muslims they're not assimilating, they're a threat to our traditions.
French Muslims: ok, I will sell pastries at the local Xmas market, contribute to the economy of the city & just enjoy the festivities!🎅🎄
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READ: #RELIGIOUSFREEDOM FOR MILITARY IS NOT OPTIONAL

Commanders must avoid knee-jerk, anti-religious decision-making. It has no place in our armed forces. Public reversal of a wrongly-made decision is humiliating + career-threatening.
@WashTimes #tcot washingtontimes.com/news/2018/dec/…
No member of the armed forces should be compelled to choose between their #religious beliefs + faithful uniformed service. #ReligiousFreedom @WashTimes #tcot washingtontimes.com/news/2018/dec/…
If a #samesex couple can be accommodated by a service member willing to facilitate them, then a balance can be struck between the parties involved. #ReligiousFreedom @WashTimes #tcot
washingtontimes.com/news/2018/dec/…
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1) Starting a data series explaining India's #antiHindu system, 2nd class citizen status of Hindus and need for #HinduCharter (hint: #antiHindu system enjoys multi partisan support of all political parties, all branches of govt & so called pillars of #democracy & #equality)
2) Fountainhead of India's #antiHindu system is article 29&30 of constitution which cleverly denies #equalrights to Hindus allowing govt to enact #discriminatory laws/funding/programs & enables Supreme court to adjudicate contradictory laws in #antiHindu manner. #HinduCharter
3) Indian Govt confiscation of Hindu temples is 1 of the largest #religionfreedom violation in world. ALL political parties&Judiciary mostly support Hindu temple confiscation. For all practical purpose,Constitution right to freedom of religion is for nonHindus only. #HinduCharter
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We have seen the challenges facing members of the military over the last few years when it comes to #religiousliberty.

thefederalist.com/2018/07/05/mil…

#freedom #FirstAmendment #liberty #religiousfreedom
We must be steadfast in the defense of our soldiers and their ability to express and practice their faith.
If we will not protect that right for the brave men and women who fight for our freedom, it will vanish for the rest of us in a blink of an eye.
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Let’s tackle it, brother...

A thread on the #GayWeddingCake decision, asking a simple question:

How can a gay guy support the Christian baker?

To the thread!
Let’s start with a scenario: I decide to get married. (Gulp)

First, I understand that society is evolving. My religion is evolving. My family is evolving.

That’s just life.

To those that reject me, I offer grace, love, & patience. In my quiet moments, I feel pangs of sorrow.
Yet a wedding only requires me, my love, & an officiant. Maybe a witness.

I don’t have the right to force anyone to join. That includes an Orthodox Jew or evangelical Christian to officiate.

My right to wed doesn’t trump their right to a sincerely held religious belief.
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#SCOTUS ruled in favor of the baker in the Colorado same sex wedding cake case today. I'm leaving the legal analysis to the experts, but it is worth noting a few things. <Short thread> #Coloradobaker #ReligiousFreedom 1/4
goo.gl/EfXUpS
Per the article above, this is not a wide ranging ruling on #ReligiousLiberty, although it's still not good news for #LGBT rights, and many people will probably *perceive* it as a wide-ranging decision. 2/4
There are details to consider to this ruling that are still coming to light. 3/4
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THREAD: The US @StateDept released its annual #ReligiousFreedom report today. From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, here's where #LGBT issues come up in this year's reports.
#LGBT issues feature in this year's reports on Australia, Argentina, Bolivia, Canada, Costa Rica, Greece, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, the Maldives, Mauritania, New Zealand, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Sudan, Syria & Turkey. (And I probably missed others.)
The report on #Australia stays pretty neutral in its discussion of the legalization of same-sex marriage and subsequent push for religious exemptions under Australian law. state.gov/documents/orga…
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1)In 02/2017,@USCIRF launched a #religiousfreedom war on Hinduism:uscirf.gov/sites/default/…
This tweet Series will expose USCIRF q-lies:
2)USCIRF rpt is written by @drcheema786 (keywords:Khalistan,Conspiracy theory about #terror attack, Pakistan,USCIRF hiring foreigners). See:
3)Plunder=Favor:Govt of India is confiscating&plundering Hindu temples but USCIRF describe it as Gov maintaining&favoring Hindu temples.See:
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