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The Muslim War on Women Comes to Germany
Jan 8th, 2016
Daily News
Canada Free Press - Daniel Greenfield
Categories: Contemporary Issues

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam.

The only way for European women to have a future is to fight Muslim migration.
The city of Cologne’s website tells tourists that spending New Year’s there is “something to write home about.” It certainly is after the German city took in 10,000 mostly Muslim refugees last year.  There are 120,000 Muslims already in the city making them more than 10% of the population. It has been estimated that Cologne will become a majority Muslim city by the last New Year’s Eve of the century.
When the anti-Islamist group Pegida came out to protest last year, the Cologne cathedral turned out its lights to condemn them while pro-migrant activists smugly held up signs reading, “Refugees welcome”.
But for this New Year’s Eve, the crowd outside the Cologne Cathedral was dominated by young Muslim men who threw fireworks at police and sexually assaulted women and girls trapped in the crowd.
In a crowd of 1,000 men, hundreds of Muslim refugees prowled, assaulting and robbing any woman they could find. A police officer described seeing crying women stumble toward him after midnight. He managed to rescue one woman whose clothes had been torn off her body from a group of her attackers, but could not save her friends because the mob had begun hurling fireworks at him.
The eight men he arrested carried asylum papers. They were among the mob of refugees welcomed by the people of Cologne.
Mayor Henriette Reker, the refugee activist whose victory had been greeted with cheerful headlines from the pro-refugee press and shouts of Allahu Akbar by the locals, was forced to declare it a crisis.
Desperate efforts were made to suppress the crimes that had been committed, but too many women had been assaulted. More than 90 complaints had been filed. There was no telling how many more women had been too ashamed to go to the police. Or how many thought that there was no point because the authorities would not be on their side, but on the side of the Muslim refugee rapists.
A man spoke of being unable to protect his wife or teenage daughter from the mob. A British tourist fought against being forced into a car. A 17-year-old girl described being brutally violated and seeing other girls in the police station in the same condition. A 22-year-old woman recalled, “When I called for help, they laughed.” Even a volunteer policewoman had been molested.
Katia remembered walking through a “tunnel” made up only of “foreign men” who assaulted her on all sides. “Although we shouted and hit them, the men didn’t stop.” Instead they insulted and taunted her.
The provost of the Cologne Cathedral had warned anti-Islamist protesters, “You're supporting people you really don't want to support.” But it was the provost and pro-refugee activists who had supported people they really didn’t want to support. There is no way to know whether any of the smiling young people holding, “I Love Immigration” banners had fallen victim to those refugees they loved so much.
The over 1 million migrants brought to Germany by Merkel had already inflicted trauma on many women and girls while the offenders received little more than a slap on the wrist from the authorities.
Even pro-refugee activists working in camps in Germany had warned of a “culture of rape and violence” where unaccompanied women are viewed as “fair game” and rapes and sexual assaults are routine. A 16-year-old girl was raped on September 11 near a migrant shelter. Two Iraqis refugees had raped an 18-year-old girl behind a schoolyard. Another Iraqi raped a 17-year-old girl at a festival. A 7-year-old girl was raped in a park not far from where her mother was sitting.
Some of these cases were covered up. Others were dismissed as isolated incidents.
But the mass attack on nearly 100 women and girls by hundreds of men right in the center of the New Year’s Eve celebrations was too big to suppress. And when it broke, the outrage was tremendous.
Yet the rationalizations remain the same.
The authorities claim not to know who was responsible, but are somehow able to assure the media that none of them were refugees. Feminist groups protest broadly against sexual harassment, but insist that there “should be no racism under the guise of women's rights.” When a handful of the perpetrators are finally brought to trial, their lawyers will claim that like so many Muslim sex offenders before them they were unfamiliar with European “culture” and were “overwhelmed” by all the non-burqaed women.
And those will be lies. The horrifying scene in Cologne is commonplace in the Muslim world.
While many remember the horrifying sexual assaults of the Arab Spring in Tahrir Square, including the attack on Lara Logan, such incidents are actually commonplace in Egypt, especially around Eid Al-Fitr. It doesn’t matter how the women are dressed. A 2006 story describes mass attacks on “any and every girl in sight, whether a Niqabi, a Hijabi or uncovered. Whether Egyptian or foreigner. Even pregnant ones.” 99% of Egyptian women report being sexually harassed. This behavior has is common in Muslim lands.
In Iraq, it’s eight out of ten women. In Afghanistan, rape and honor killings are routine. And this is the population that Germany’s mostly Muslim migrants are drawn from.
What happened is inevitable and it will go on happening. More surveillance cameras and patrols won’t stop it. Instead, as in the UK, it will go underground. Muslim men will groom and abuse troubled girls. The authorities will turn a blind eye until a decade later the story gets too big to be covered up. And by then thousands of lives will be ruined. The only way to stop it is to keep it out of Europe and America.
Islam was a declaration of war against women and non-Muslims by Mohammed and his followers. From the mob outside the Cologne cathedral to the rape rooms of the Islamic State, Mohammed’s followers continue fighting the dead warlord’s brutal and ugly war against women.
Mohammed had told his men that the majority of those condemned to hell are women (Bukhari 2:24:541), that they could rape non-Muslim women (Koran 4:24) and that women who weren’t wearing Hijabs or Burkas were fair game (Koran 33:59). This isn’t an aberration. This is Islam.
Due to Germany’s asylum laws, it’s unlikely that any of the foreign attackers will be deported for their crimes. Sexual assault isn’t “serious enough” for that. And as refugees, they probably couldn’t be deported anyway because they would face “persecution” in their homeland. The hundreds of Muslim men who assaulted women know that they have nothing to fear because nothing will happen to them.
Merkel made this mess. And the only way to undo it is to undo Germany’s asylum policies and likely its membership in the European Union. The migrant wave has fundamentally altered Germany’s demographics in a way that makes the country hostile to women. The only way for women in Europe to have a future is to fight the migration mob. Otherwise what happened outside the Cologne cathedral, what happens to the 99% of women in Egypt and what happens in the Islamic State will be their future.

Schlafly: Rape Jihad Shows Germany is No Longer German
Jan 8th, 2016
Daily News
Categories: Contemporary Issues

Globalists who demand that the West accept a wave of Muslim refugees have obliterated the face of Germany and are threatening to do the same to America, warns conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly. 
“This massive immigration is simply changing the face of the world. It’s already changed Germany. Germany isn’t German anymore,” Schlafly told WND. “We want America to continue to be American, with our values, our Constitution’s values. The people who want to make us globalists do not have the best interests of our country at heart.”

Schlafly cited recent news of Islamic migrants rape jihad on women in Europe, where government officials are reported collaborating. As WND reported, public outrage is surging over reports of the mass sexual assault of German women in Cologne by Arabs and North Africans during New Year’s celebrations. And reports are coming in of attacks in other German cities, such as Hamburg and Stuttgart.

A leaked police report indicated several suspects in the Cologne sexual assaults claimed to be Syrian refugees. One suspect reportedly told authorities: “I am Syrian. You have to treat me kindly. Mrs. Merkel invited me.”

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has opened the floodgates to migrants with her “open-door” refugee policy, bringing in 1.1 million asylum-seekers in 2015. She plans to bring hundreds of thousands more Muslim migrants into the nation.

German officials have reportedly been told to cover up crimes committed by migrants in order to avoid spreading panic among the population. And no arrests have been made in Cologne. Several German government officials appear anxious to make sure migrants do not receive any of the blame. Facebook, Google and Twitter are working with German authorities to control speech as angry citizens react to the chaos caused by refugees. The deal with social-media giants comes as Germans fume over 100 sexual assaults and roberies perpetuated by mingrants last Friday in Cologne.

Merkel gave a speech Dec. 30 warning Germans to shun “those with coldness, or even hate in their hearts, and who claim the right to be called German for themselves alone and seek to marginalize others,” Deutsche Welle reported.

Schlafly told WND, “There are globalists in this world, and they’re not all in the United States. Some of them are in Germany, too. They put achieving globalism above every other value.”

But, she warned, the U.S. cannot allow the same globalist threat to destroy the face of America.

“We believe America is a superior country. We have a superior system that has given us more freedom and prosperity than any other country in the world,” she said. “And if people want to come here, they should adapt to our ways.”

Should the floodgates in America continue to be opened to migrants, she warned the U.S. could see similar attacks on its women.

Schlafly cited a book, “Adios America,” in which the conservative author Ann Coulter reveals why immigration is the biggest threat facing the U.S.

“[Coulter] tells how these immigrants come in and then they go after our women,” Schlafly said. “It’s still shocking the way they go after very young women. … These people who are coming in now are going after 10, 11, 12-year-old girls. It’s just so shocking.”

 The only way to stop the threat? Schlafly says the U.S. must implement a temporary moratorium on immigration – much like the plan GOP front-runner Donald Trump has advocated.

“We ought to close the border and say we’re going to have a pause in immigration, just like we did during the 1920s,” she said. “We respect our women in America. Other countries don’t. Other countries treat women pretty terribly. I just think we ought to close the border and have a pause, just like Trump believes.”

The conservative firebrand also blasted feminists who remain silent as Muslim refugees sexually assault women.

“They’re not speaking up on behalf of the women who are mistreated,” she said. “It’s very curious. But in any event, it shows that their allegiance is probably more to the Muslims than it is to feminism.”

WND asked Schlafly: Is it too late for Europe to wake up?

“It’s almost too late,” she said. “They get so many of these people who don’t abide by laws – and really don’t even believe in those laws. We want to make sure we don’t let them into this country.”

Schlafly called America “the greatest country in the world” – regardless of what globalists would like its citizens to believe.

“We don’t want to give it up,” she said. “We absolutely do not want to say that we’re just like everybody else. We’re not like everybody else. We’re better than everyone else.” 

Let the Headlines Speak
Jan 8th, 2016
Daily News
From the Internet
Categories: Today's Headlines

Dow Tumbles Nearly 400 Points on China Worries
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell nearly 400 points Thursday as steep falls in Chinese equities spilled over to global markets Thursday’s selloff came after the People’s Bank of China made its largest downward adjustment to the yuan since August.  

Barack Obama accuses NRA of misleading US over guns
US President Barack Obama has strongly criticised the most powerful US gun lobby during a televised public forum. He said the National Rifle Association (NRA) had deliberately misrepresented proposed legislation on gun control. The NRA declined to take part in the discussion, which it called a public relations spectacle.  

Honduras starts archaeological dig for ancient city
The President of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernandez, says scientists plan to explore a jungle site where they believe a mysterious ancient city is hidden. Spanish colonisers searched for it believing "the City of the Monkey God" or "the White City" was filled with fabulous riches. Over the centuries there have been reports of more sightings.  

Turkish troops in Iraq repel IS attack
Turkey says it has repelled an attack by the so-called Islamic State on its troops in Bashiqa in northern Iraq, killing 17 militants. There were no reported injuries or deaths on the Turkish side. Turkey deployed at least 150 troops into northern Iraq last year, but it has been the subject of dispute between Turkey and the Iraqi government.  

Migrants struggle in sub-zero temperatures
Medics working at refugee aid camps in the Balkans say they are seeing a spike in the number of migrants falling ill as freezing temperatures arrive. It has fallen to as low as -11C in the region. The medical charities International Medical Corps and Medecins Sans Frontieres say most patients are suffering with respiratory problems such as bronchitis and flu.  

Australia Waroona fire threatens more towns after devastating Yarloop
A massive bushfire that devastated a small town is still burning out of control in Western Australia. About 95 houses in Yarloop, south of Perth, have been destroyed and three people are reported to be missing. Wind gusts of up to 60km/h (37mph) overnight fanned the blaze, dubbed the Waroona fire, to heights of 50m.  

Ethiopian forces 'kill 140 Oromo protesters'
Ethiopian security forces have killed at least 140 people taking part in mass anti-government demonstrations since November, activists say, according to US-based Human Rights Watch (HRW). The protests have been sparked by fears that a plan to expand the capital's administrative control into the Oromia region will displace Oromo farmers. HRW also called for the release of an Oromo politician arrested last month.  

'Hamas members planned to bomb stage during Netanyahu speech'
An indictment was filed Friday morning against two east Jerusalem residents accused of assisting the enemy in a time of war, contacting a foreign agent and purchasing chemical for the preparing of explosives. The Jerusalem District Attorney filed the indictment against alleged Hamas recruits Hazem Sanduqa, 22, and Fahdi Abu Qaian, 19, to the Jerusalem District Court.  

ISIS claims attack on Israeli tourists in Cairo
Islamic State has claimed responsibility for an armed attack on Israeli tourists in Cairo, according to Amaq, a news agency that supports the group. The attack on Thursday, which security sources said targeted a bus meant to transport Israeli Arabs, caused no casualties. Egypt's Interior Ministry said it was directed at security forces.  

China State Funds Said to Buy More Shares After $1 Trillion Rout
China intervened to shore up its slumping stock market for at least the second time this week as state-controlled funds bought equities, according to people familiar with the matter.  

Father Of Benghazi Victim Challenges Hillary To Lie Detector Test
The father of former Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods, one of the four Americans killed by terrorists in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012, is challenging Hillary Clinton to a lie detector test to prove that she did not blame an anti-Muslim video for the attacks during private conversations with the victims’ families.  

NRA slams CNN's 'Obama Gun Ban Media Circus'
The National Rifle Association slammed CNN's gun town hall featuring President Obama tonight as the "Obama Gun Ban Media Circus," but urged its members to watch to educate themselves on the president's anti-gun agenda.  

Israeli soldiers shoot dead four Palestinian attackers in West Bank: army
Israeli security forces on Thursday shot dead four Palestinians who launched two separate stabbing attacks in the occupied West Bank, the military said, as a surge in street violence entered its fourth month.  

World could face months of Chinese market aftershocks
The latest trigger was currency jitters, but Thursday's plunge in Chinese stocks was just one in a series of aftershocks from last year's boom and bust that could shake markets for months to come.  

North Korea’s nuclear test shows how deluded Democrats really are
North Korea’s arms test — whether thermonuclear or not — tells us something about the Democratic Party. It relies, pardon the expression, on continual suspension of disbelief when it comes to our adversaries.  

America Doesn’t Have a Gun Problem, It Has a Democrat Problem
Gun violence is at its worst in the cities that Obama won in 2012. Places like New Orleans, Memphis, Birmingham, St. Louis, Kansas City and Philly. The Democrats are blaming Republicans for the crimes of their own voters. Gun control efforts in Chicago or any other major city are doomed because gangs represent organized crime networks which stretch down to Mexico. And Democrats pander to those gangs because it helps them get elected.

German Elites Target Hate Speech After Migrant Rape Spree
Jan 8th, 2016
Daily News
Categories: Contemporary Issues

German elites are responding to a wave of sexual assaults by Arabic and North African migrants on New Year’s Eve by cracking down on alleged hate speech.

Facebook, Google and Twitter are working with German authorities to control speech as angry citizens react to the chaos caused by refugees. The deal with social-media giants comes as Germans fume

German elites are responding to a wave of sexual assaults by Arabic and North African migrants on New Year’s Eve by cracking down on alleged hate speech.

Facebook, Google and Twitter are working with German authorities to control speech as angry citizens react to the chaos caused by refugees. The deal with social-media giants comes as Germans fume over 100 sexual assaults and robberies perpetrated by migrants last Friday in Cologne.

 “We’ve looked at our general rules and understand that very specific forms of language may constitute hate speech,” Richard Allan, Facebook’s vice president of public policy in Europe, told the Washington Post on Thursday. “Our German reviewers are reviewing the meanings of German words and trying to understand what language crosses the line.”

Politicians and activists insinuate that heated rhetoric matches intensity last observed during the creation of the National Socialist German Workers’ Party in the 1920s. Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed 1.1 million migrants into Germany in 2015.

Merkel gave a speech Dec. 30 warning Germans to shun “those with coldness, or even hate in their hearts, and who claim the right to be called German for themselves alone and seek to marginalize others,” Deutsche Welle reported.

Germany’s enforcement-blitz on speech laws in recent months include a police raid on a 26-year-old man from Berlin who said he celebrated when refugees drowned on the way to Europe. Another man in Wismar was given five months probation and a $325 fine by a judge for making similar comments, the Post reported.

Reactions by German citizens to speech codes echo those by Americans after U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said the Justice Department would prosecute “anti-Muslim rhetoric.”

“When we are ruled by fear, we are not making ourselves safe,” Lynch said Dec. 3 at a dinner held by the Muslim Advocates, a national legal advocacy group, WND reported.

“It’s not politically correct to say anything against migrants. We don’t have freedom of opinion anymore. #Cologne,” a German Twitter user said Dec. 5 in regard to the Lynch-like policies of European politicians.

Stefan Körner, chairman of Germany’s liberal Pirate Party, told the Post that deals reached with social media outlets reeked of “creeping censorship.”

A police officer in Cologne told on Thursday that 15 suspects from the New Year’s Eve attacks have been taken into custody; 14 came from Syria and 1 from Afghanistan.

“Residence certificates for carrying out the asylum procedure were in their possession,” the source said.

The slow arrests and four days of silence by Germany’s nation media prompted citizens to take matters into their own hands.

Breitbart London reported Friday that a group called “Dusseldorf is Watching” attracted 2,300 members in less than 24 hours. Its members plan to attend major events to protect women from gangs of migrants.

“For public security in Germany the police are responsible. Deliberately searching for offenders is not a job for the citizen,” a spokesman for Dusseldorf police told local media when asked about the group, the website reported.

Victims of the Cologne attacks told Radio Television Lëtzebuerg on Wednesday that police were overwhelmed by the sheer volume of attackers, CNN reported.

“We then walked through this group of men. [They] opened up a lane, which we walked through. Suddenly, I felt a hand on my buttocks, then on my breasts, in the end, I was groped everywhere,” a victim identified as Katja L told Der Express Jan. 3. “It was a nightmare. Although we shouted and beat them, the guys did not stop. I was desperate and think I was touched around 100 times in the 200 meters. Fortunately, I wore a jacket and trousers. A skirt probably would have been torn off.”

Cologne Mayor Henriette Reker encouraged women to adopt a “code of conduct” to discourage African and Arabic men from such attack. Some of her suggestions include keeping “at arm’s length” from strangers, traveling in groups, and asking bystanders for help.

“It is important to prevent such incidents from ever happening again,” Reker said, the Independent reported Wednesday.

Huffington Post Deutschland reporter Anabel Schunke called the national response to migrant attacks “a slap in the face for every victim,” on Monday. 

Dispelling the Rumor That God Can be Found Only in the Silence
Jan 8th, 2016
Big Noisy God By Lynn Lusby Pratt
Categories: Warning

Have you heard the rumor going around—that God can be found “only in the silence”? Don’t buy it.

Please understand. I love quiet. I drive for hours with the radio off, sit in the porch swing and listen to the birds, and lie on Gram’s quilt in the dark to watch the stars. I insist on quiet for Bible and prayer time. (Well, OK, sometimes ya gotta have Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir as background!)

I agree that our lives are too frantic. It’s good to slow down. But statements like these trouble me:

The believer must first achieve a state of silence . . . and then God works in the believer’s heart.

In order to experience the power of God, we must experience the presence of God. In order to experience the presence of God, we need to make a habit of spending time in silence.

It is necessary to go beyond words or images and to seek God deep within the silence which resides within us.

We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. . . . We need silence to be able to touch souls.

Are those people serious? Does the Lord vacate the premises when it’s noisy and then return when things quiet down?

Isn’t God present, active, when the grandchildren squeal, “Thank you, God, for ICE CREAM!” Don’t tell me that the Lord can’t be found in the middle of our noisy routines like preparing a holiday dinner, repairing the car, working on the assembly line, or shouting for the fourth time, “Wesley! Come down out of that tree this instant!” And He’s present whether we’re inside a deafening tornado or enjoying fireworks or sobbing in the emergency room or cheering the home team.

Of course He is.

Psalm 139:7-10 says that no matter where we go, God is there.

The Lord says, “Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? . . . Do I not fill heaven and earth?”
(Jeremiah 23:24).

Jesus gave His followers assurance of His constant presence: “The Spirit of truth . . . [dwells] with you, and shall be in you” (John 14:17).

But we’re being told that when you make “a time for your mind and your heart to be still,” then “God can meet you and fill you with His presence.” No, He’s present and accessible always—and in the ways He’s set in place: we hear from Him through His Word, which His Spirit teaches us (1 Corinthians 2:13), and speak with Him in normal prayer.

Yes, normal prayer. That “silence” the contemplatives refer to isn’t normal porch-swing silence but is the altered state of consciousness reached through mantra meditation, which, supposedly, mystically achieves a communion with God not attainable through prayer and reading the Word. If you hadn’t picked up on that before, do an hour of research. Then come back and read the quotes in this article from that perspective; you’ll see that’s what is meant.

The mystics would have us believe that regular prayer is inferior. Perhaps we’re in a precarious position and in danger of losing our connection? Or at least it seems we must outsmart and unlock the cosmic portal—as if in some video game—to transcend/force our way into a spiritual realm. But aren’t believers in Christ in a “spiritual realm” all the time? I mean, if it helps you to look at it that way, Scripture says that believers “are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit” (Romans 8:9). The only prerequisite for being “in the Spirit” (the spiritual realm) is  “if . . .  the Spirit of God dwell in you” (vs. 9). And the Bible says that this happens when we are born again.

Where in Scripture do we find that God can’t be known, doesn’t act, and may not even be present except in this place called “the silence”? Why, God has done some of His best work with the volume turned up.

Remember the 1 Kings 18, 19 account of Elijah and the prophets of Baal? Hundreds of chanting false prophets, Elijah’s taunting, louder shouting, Elijah praying out loud—with words, the fire from Heaven . . . I’m thinking everybody “experienced God” that day!

And then when Elijah was in a cave after that event, there was wind, earthquake . . . and yes, the still, small voice about which the contemplatives make so much fuss. But that was one tiny moment in a long, cacophonous drama. God was never out of reach. Elijah didn’t need to “be put into a kind of suspended animation before [a] deep work of God upon the soul [could] occur.”

In Judges 7, Gideon’s soldiers all blew their trumpets on cue and smashed their clay jars, and did God say, “Pipe down! How do you expect to practice my presence in all this racket?” Uh . . . no. The Lord caused the enemy soldiers to turn on each other. He was right there, and everybody knew it.

It had been a while since I’d read 2 Chronicles 5–7, the dedication of the temple. Talk about rowdy! The ark of the covenant was being brought in. In celebration, there were cymbals, harps, lyres, 120 trumpets, other instruments, singers . . . Then there’s King Solomon’s long, out-loud prayer of dedication—with lots of different words, not the Jesus Prayer or some other prescribed ritual repeated for twenty minutes8 to “enter into the great silence of God.” If Solomon was ignorant of the secret of true communication with God, how come fire came down and consumed the sacrifice and the glory of the Lord filled the place? The Lord said outright that He had heard the king’s prayer (2 Chronicles 7:12).

It never would have occurred to me that anything was missing from that kind of prayer if today’s promoters of “the silence” hadn’t given me the idea. They say that silence is “the only thing broad enough and deep enough to hold all of the contradictions and paradoxes of Full Reality and our own reality, too. 99.9% of the known universe is silent, and it is in this space that the force fields of life and compassion dwell and expand. We can live there too!”


That hardly seems to describe a personal relationship between God and His children. Remember, when we are told in Scripture that our primary responsibility is to love God (Matthew 22:37), “we are being told to relate to God in a personal way. Since interpersonal relationships are implemented and carried on by communication, it is indicative of God’s personhood that He speaks, and that our communion with Him is in the form of words (e.g., Scripture, meditation,* praise, prayer) rather than the contemplation of an idol or mindless mysticism.” (* Pages 8-9 explain the Bible’s use of the word meditation.)

At Jericho, Joshua’s people didn’t get into the lotus position and measure their breathing to “find the silence within, thereby finding God.” They simply obeyed the commands God had already given them and marched around the city. There were trumpets and shouting, walls collapsing.

God worked in all kinds of noisy storms in the Bible. God spoke to Job out of the storm (38:1; 40:6). No hint that Job had trouble getting the message. In Mark 4, Jesus was present in the storm. There was conversation with His disciples during it, and he gave orders to it. Acts 27 is the account of Paul’s shipwreck. Did Paul just wring his hands during the turbulence till he could drop anchor in the calm to get back in touch with God? Was God not present and active amid the storm? Of course He was! An angel even found his way to Paul during the storm—and spoke.

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