Jenna Presley * Neo-Nazis * Buddhist Extremists

bullet Punk rockers are speaking out against Myanmar’s Buddhist monks who are instigating violence against Muslims.

The extremist Buddhist movementreferred to by The Straits Times (Singapore) as a “neo-Nazi group” — is known as 969. The three digits are said to symbolize the virtues of the Buddha, Buddhist practices and the Buddhist community.

bullet Neo-Nazism seeks to revive Nazism or Fascism.

bullet One year ago Monday, Wade Michael Page, a White Supremacist gunman with links to neo-Nazi groups, went to a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, and killed six worshippers. Family members, law enforcement and the larger community marked the anniversary over the weekend.

Among many stories, the one about the friendship between a former skinhead and the son of one of the shooting victims stands out.

bullet White Supremacists may indeed by white, but their words and actions tend to show that they are far from supreme.

bullet Speaking of which, there are reports that Boston Bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev subscribed to white supremacy literature and government conspiracy theories.

bullet Chinese house church leader Samuel Lamb died Saturday at the age of 88. Lamb, who is known for saying “more persecution, more growth,” spent more than 20 years in prison for his faith and led an unregistered house church of 4,000 people in Guangzhou.

As the New York Times has said, “In some parts of China Christians worship completely freely. But in other areas the authorities brutally crush the independent churches.”

Genuine religious freedom does not exist in China.

bullet In Australia, self-styled Muslim cleric Man Haron Monis, also known as Sheikh Haron, has pleaded guilty to on 12 counts of using a postal service in a menacing, harassing or offensive way — a federal crime. He sent a series of offensive letters to the families of eight fallen soldiers.

bullet Brittni Ruiz — formally known as Jenna Presley, one of the world’s most famous porn starshas become a Christian through the ministry of Craig Cross, founder of

bullet The “secret archives” of the Catholic Church in Scotland could contain allegations of sexual abuse by as many as 100 priests and other staff in cases stretching back 50 years, according to the former head of the Church’s working party on child protection.

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