So, a court has told a biological mother that a another woman – who is neither the biological mother nor the adopted mother of the child has rights to have access to the child as a parent? And y’all (various commenters) don’t see the insanity in that? Have I mis-understood the situation? Do you have information that I don’t have?
All of you have children. What if someone who was a part of your life when your child was born won custody/parental rights in court and you could no longer protect your child from that person? How can you not see that this is nuts?
I don’t get it. I really don’t.
It is clear to me what this is all about. It is a direct attack on “what is marriage?” and “what are parents?” The truth is, we all know what marriage is and we all know what parents are. It is clear in natural law and clear in human tradition and very, very clear in Biblical teaching. There is an agenda from our Ancient Enemy himself to destroy the institution that is responsible for producing the future of the world by birthing and raising children. Some humans have gotten on board.
Sorry to be so black-and-white about it. No, acutally, I’m not sorry. Unless I have wrong information (which is always a possibility, sometimes more info about what is going on can clear things up) this is a pretty clear case.
P.S. When I have children (which I don’t) I want to be able to raise them according to God’s ways without interference from the State. The Bible commands parents to teach their children and raise them. It does not issue the same command to the State.
P.P.S. In this case it does not matter what the child wants. A mother has a right and a responsibility to protect her child from such insanity.
P.P.P.S. What is all this about how the other woman feels? As one human being to another, I care how she feels and I want her to be blessed by God. But that has nothing to do with the fact that a court is granting her RIGHTS here that she does not actually have in reality! We as humans do not have any right to re-define marriage or parenting according to our own standards. God set this stuff up in the Garden of Eden and we are sowing our own destruction if we ignore Him.
Extremism in academia follows millions in donations
April 14, 2008
LONDON — Jonathan Evans, the director-general of MI5, has warned the government that donations of hundreds of millions of pounds from Saudi Arabia and powerful Muslim organizations in Pakistan, Indonesia and the Gulf Straits have led to a “dangerous increase in the spread of extremism in leading university campuses.”
Eight of Britain’s leading universities, including Oxford and Cambridge, have accepted more than 236 million pounds sterling, about $460 million, in donations from Muslim organizations, “many of which are known to have ties to extremist groups, some have links to terrorist organizations.”
The bulk of the donations have come in the past five years during a period when terrorist activities in Britain have increased. Home Secretary Jacqui Smith announced over the weekend that MI5 was now investigating “42 current terror threats and the possibility of attacks is increasingly real.”
Universities that have accepted the money also include the London School of Economics, the City of London, Exeter and Dundee universities. All have a growing number of Muslim students.
A major donation has included 20 million pounds sterling from the late King Fahd of Saudi Arabia to help establish the Oxford Center for Islamic Studies, which will be affiliated to the university when it opens next year.
The MI5 claims follow a lengthy investigation that revealed 70 percent of political lectures at the Middle Eastern Center at St. Anthony’s College in Oxford were “implacably hostile to the West and Israel.”
The MI5 claims are reinforced by Prof. Anthony Glees, the director of Brunel University’s Center for Intelligence and Security Studies, a think-tank with close links to the Intelligence Services.
“Up to 48 universities in Britain have been infiltrated by fundamentalists financed by Muslim groups. The potential threat this poses is obvious to the security of the country,” Glees said.
However, Prime Minister Gordon Brown insists it is strategically “important to study Islam.” He has authorized one million pounds sterlingto be spent at the campuses on a counter radicalization drive.
An MI5 source described the sum as “piffling in trying to combat what is going on.” He also said it does not “take into account” the warning at the weekend by Home Secretary Smith.
Jonathan Evans has told his own senior staff one of the problems is that Britain’s universities are so “strapped for cash they risk being held over a barrel and are grateful for donations. This opens the wrong sort of doors for extremism to flourish.”
Much of government policy on funding Islamic studies is approved by Dr. Ataullah Siddiqui, a member of Britain’s Muslim community who acts as Downing Street’s chief adviser and is known to be wary of MI5’s claims.
Universities UK, the umbrella organization for all the country’s universities, insisted “all academic programs in the UK, including Islamic Studies, are subject to rigorous and independent quality assurance procedures.”
Gordon Thomas is the author of the newly published Secrets and Lies: A History of CIA Mind Control and Germ Warfare (Octavo Editions, USA) and the forthcoming Inside British Intelligence (JR Books, UK).