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kangarooistan
2008-09-03 00:01:06 UTC
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The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power,
HarperCollins, 2008)
The Family (also known as The Fellowship, The Fellowship Foundation,
and The International Foundation) is the name of a designedly informal
U.S. organization that claims to be centered around the life and
teachings of Jesus. The group, without any formal membership, has
relationships that span from poor communities in developing countries
to prominent members of the United States Congress. It is best known
for its role in organizing the annual National Prayer Breakfast, at
which the President of the United States customarily makes an address.
Douglas Coe has led the group since 1966.[1][2] It has 20,000 members,
directed by 350 leaders. [2]
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The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power,
HarperCollins, 2008)
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The Family (also known as The Fellowship, The Fellowship Foundation,
and The International Foundation) is the name of a designedly informal
U.S. organization that claims to be centered around the life and
teachings of Jesus. The group, without any formal membership, has
relationships that span from poor communities in developing countries
to prominent members of the United States Congress. It is best known
for its role in organizing the annual National Prayer Breakfast, at
which the President of the United States customarily makes an address.
Douglas Coe has led the group since 1966.[1][2] It has 20,000 members,
directed by 350 leaders. [2]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Family_(Christian_political_organiza...)

References

1. ^ Joshua Green, Take Two: How Hillary Clinton turned herself
into the consummate Washington player The Atlantic Monthly, November
2006
2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Doug Ireland, Hillary, l’Amérique, et
l’intégrisme chrétien, Bakchich, 13 April 2008 (account of Jeff
Sharlet, The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of
American Power, HarperCollins, 2008) (French)
3. ^ Lisa Getter, "Showing Faith in Discretion", Los Angeles Times,
September 27, 2002
4. ^ a b c Jeffrey Sharlet, "Jesus Plus Nothing", "Harper's
Magazine", March, 2003
5. ^ Spiritual Counterfeits Project 3
6. ^ http://www.islamicinstitute.org/letter-prayerbreakfast06.pdf
7. ^ GuideStar - Grant Explorer - Report Page - THREE SWALLOWS
FOUNDATION
8. ^ Anthony Lappé, "Meet 'The Family'", Guerrilla News Network,
June 13, 2003
9. ^ Lara Jakes Jordan, "Fellowship finances townhouse where 6
congressmen live", Associated Press, April 20, 2003
10. ^ Kathryn Joyce and Jeff Sharlet Hillary's Prayer: Hillary
Clinton's Religion and Politics Mother Jones (1 September 2007)
11. ^ Joshua Green "Take Two: Hillary's Choice The Atlantic
(November 2006)
12. ^ "Transcript: Bono remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast",
USA Today (2006-02-02). Retrieved on 2008-03-22.
13. ^ Frommer, Frederic (2008-02-06). "Minnesotan to deliver keynote
speech at National Prayer Breakfast", Star-Tribune. Retrieved on
2008-03-22.
kangarooistan
2008-09-03 00:34:07 UTC
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The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power,
HarperCollins, 2008)
The Family (also known as The Fellowship, The Fellowship Foundation,
and The International Foundation) is the name of a designedly informal
U.S. organization that claims to be centered around the life and
teachings of Jesus. The group, without any formal membership, has
relationships that span from poor communities in developing countries
to prominent members of the United States Congress. It is best known
for its role in organizing the annual National Prayer Breakfast, at
which the President of the United States customarily makes an address.
Douglas Coe has led the group since 1966.[1][2] It has 20,000 members,
directed by 350 leaders. [2]
.
thanks the link works and a great article
http://www.inthesetimes.com/article/3847/unholy_allies/
great link

i heard the religion report on national radio give them a very good
outing
http://www.abc.net.au/rn/religionreport/default.htm
.
they are a very dangerous evil lot indeed , they are very active in
Australia helping kill off all who refuse to obey their religion ,
starving them of work and welfare and killing as many as they can
.
they are very good at it but they have nearly destroyed the USA and
they will soon be identified and punished when the workers finally
work out who the real terrorists fundamentalists really are
.
they are truly evil

#
The Family International
The official website of The Family International. The Family
International is a Christian fellowship active in over 100 countries,
dedicated to sharing ...
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colp
2008-09-03 00:55:10 UTC
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The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power,
HarperCollins, 2008)
The Family (also known as The Fellowship, The Fellowship Foundation,
and The International Foundation) is the name of a designedly informal
U.S. organization that claims to be centered around the life and
teachings of Jesus. The group, without any formal membership, has
relationships that span from poor communities in developing countries
to prominent members of the United States Congress. It is best known
for its role in organizing the annual National Prayer Breakfast, at
which the President of the United States customarily makes an address.
Douglas Coe has led the group since 1966.[1][2] It has 20,000 members,
directed by 350 leaders. [2]
.
thanks the link works and a great article
http://www.inthesetimes.com/article/3847/unholy_allies/
great link
i heard the religion report on national radio give them a very good
outinghttp://www.abc.net.au/rn/religionreport/default.htm
.
they are a very dangerous evil lot indeed , they are very active in
Australia helping kill off all who refuse to obey their religion ,
starving them of work and welfare and killing as many as they can
.
they are very good at it but they have nearly destroyed the USA and
they will soon be identified and punished when the workers finally
work out who the real terrorists fundamentalists really are
.
they are truly evil
#
The Family International
The official website of The Family International. The Family
International is a Christian fellowship active in over 100 countries,
dedicated to sharing ...www.thefamily.org/- 8k - Cached - Similar pages - Note this
#
"The Family International is a Christian fellowship dedicated to
sharing God's Word and love with others."

"God's Word" typically means the interpretation of the Bible according
to mainstream Christianity. This is quite different to the Word that
is described within the Bible, which is associated with mysticism or
with prophetic insight. The message of the prophets concerning
sacrifice contradicts the fundamental tenet or Pauline Christianity of
vicarious human sacrifice.
kangarooistan
2008-09-03 05:55:49 UTC
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The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power,
HarperCollins, 2008)
The Family (also known as The Fellowship, The Fellowship Foundation,
and The International Foundation) is the name of a designedly informal
U.S. organization that claims to be centered around the life and
teachings of Jesus. The group, without any formal membership, has
relationships that span from poor communities in developing countries
to prominent members of the United States Congress. It is best known
for its role in organizing the annual National Prayer Breakfast, at
which the President of the United States customarily makes an address.
Douglas Coe has led the group since 1966.[1][2] It has 20,000 members,
directed by 350 leaders. [2]
.
thanks the link works and a great article
http://www.inthesetimes.com/article/3847/unholy_allies/
great link
i heard the religion report on national radio give them a very good
outinghttp://www.abc.net.au/rn/religionreport/default.htm
.
they are a very dangerous evil lot indeed , they are very active in
Australia helping kill off all who refuse to obey their religion ,
starving them of work and welfare and killing as many as they can
.
they are very good at it but they have nearly destroyed the USA and
they will soon be identified and punished when the workers finally
work out who the real terrorists fundamentalists really are
.
they are truly evil
#
The Family International
The official website of The Family International. The Family
International is a Christian fellowship active in over 100 countries,
dedicated to sharing ...www.thefamily.org/-8k - Cached - Similar pages - Note this
#
"The Family International is a Christian fellowship dedicated to
sharing God's Word and love with others."
"God's Word" typically means the interpretation of the Bible according
to mainstream Christianity. This is quite different to the Word that
is described within the Bible, which is associated with mysticism or
with prophetic insight. The message of the prophets concerning
sacrifice contradicts the fundamental tenet or Pauline Christianity of
vicarious human sacrifice.
jesus would never recognise christianity as his teachings

clearly the followers of jesus are muslims not christians , paul
clearly hijacked jesus name and created a religion to serve rome ,
and it still does , granted rome is todays usa , but it has nothing in
common with the message of jesus , thats why all real followers of
jesus eventually become muslims

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Former priest facing another 60 sex charges
September 3, 2008 - 6:39AM
Source: ABC
60 more charges: Former priest Brian Spillane
http://www.bigpond.com/news/topstories/content/20080903/2354240.asp
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breaking news
Two more arrested in Bathurst school abuse probe
September 3, 2008 - 1:16PM
Source: ABC
Abuse allegations: St Stanislaus College in Bathurst.
60 more charges: Former priest Brian Spillane
Photo: ABC
http://www.bigpond.com/news/topstories/content/20080903/2354240.asp
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Police have laid 60 fresh charges against a former Catholic priest who
allegedly sexually abused students at a private boys boarding school
in central west New South Wales.

Brian Spillane taught at St Stanislaus college in Bathurst in the
1970s and 1980s and faced court last month on 33 charges relating to
sexual assault of five former students.

His court appearance prompted another eight alleged victims to come
forward, saying they too had been abused druring late-night prayer
sessions.

A special police strike force was set up to investigate claims against
Spillane and two other former St Stanislaus staff members.

Yesterday the former priest was arrested at Narwee and taken to
Hurstville police station.

He was charged with 60 new offences, bringing the total number of
charges against him to 93.

He was bailed and will appear in Bathurst local court on September 15,
but his lawyer has already expressed concern that he will not get a
fair trial because of the way the case has been covered by the media.

Two more arrested in Bathurst school abuse probe
September 3, 2008 - 1:16PM
Source: ABC
Abuse allegations: St Stanislaus College in Bathurst.
Abuse allegations: St Stanislaus College in Bathurst.
Photo: ABC TV

A Catholic brother and a former teacher have been arrested in
connection with the sexual abuse of students at St Stanislaus college
in Bathurst in the 1970s and 80s.

Police investigating an alleged paedophile ring at the school in the
1970s and 80s this morning arrested the 66-year-old clergyman at
Marsfield and the 63-year-old former teacher, who is now living in
Queensland.

The arrests come after police laid 60 fresh charges against former
priest Brian Spillane, who taught at the college and had already
appeared in court charged with 33 offences over
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2008-09-03 07:22:33 UTC
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The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power,
HarperCollins, 2008)
The Family (also known as The Fellowship, The Fellowship Foundation,
and The International Foundation) is the name of a designedly informal
U.S. organization that claims to be centered around the life and
teachings of Jesus. The group, without any formal membership, has
relationships that span from poor communities in developing countries
to prominent members of the United States Congress. It is best known
for its role in organizing the annual National Prayer Breakfast, at
which the President of the United States customarily makes an address.
Douglas Coe has led the group since 1966.[1][2] It has 20,000 members,
directed by 350 leaders. [2]
.
thanks the link works and a great article
http://www.inthesetimes.com/article/3847/unholy_allies/
great link
i heard the religion report on national radio give them a very good
outinghttp://www.abc.net.au/rn/religionreport/default.htm
.
they are a very dangerous evil lot indeed , they are very active in
Australia helping kill off all who refuse to obey their religion ,
starving them of work and welfare and killing as many as they can
.
they are very good at it but they have nearly destroyed the USA and
they will soon be identified and punished when the workers finally
work out who the real terrorists fundamentalists really are
.
they are truly evil
#
The Family International
The official website of The Family International. The Family
International is a Christian fellowship active in over 100 countries,
dedicated to sharing ...www.thefamily.org/-8k- Cached - Similar pages - Note this
#
"The Family International is a Christian fellowship dedicated to
sharing God's Word and love with others."
"God's Word" typically means the interpretation of the Bible according
to mainstream Christianity. This is quite different to the Word that
is described within the Bible, which is associated with mysticism or
with prophetic insight. The message of the prophets concerning
sacrifice contradicts the fundamental tenet or Pauline Christianity of
vicarious human sacrifice.
jesus would never recognise christianity as his teachings
clearly the followers of jesus are muslims not christians , paul
clearly hijacked jesus name and created a religion to serve rome ,
and it still does , granted rome is todays usa , but it has nothing in
common with the message of jesus , thats why all real followers of
jesus eventually become muslims
Paul was always a Pharisee, and as such he was the link between Judaic
hypocrisy (as symbolised by.the synagogue of Satan of Rev 2:9) and the
Christian harlotry of today which promotes the idea of love at the
same time as supporting US military intervention in the Middle East
for oil and Israel. While it's true that the people who followed
Yeshua and rejected Paul eventually become Muslims, Islam hasn't been
immune from the standard practice of those who use religion as a means
of political control, eg the doctrine of the rewards of martyrdom,
which don't accurately reflect the message of the Quran.
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2008-09-03 08:52:46 UTC
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The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power,
HarperCollins, 2008)
The Family (also known as The Fellowship, The Fellowship Foundation,
and The International Foundation) is the name of a designedly informal
U.S. organization that claims to be centered around the life and
teachings of Jesus. The group, without any formal membership, has
relationships that span from poor communities in developing countries
to prominent members of the United States Congress. It is best known
for its role in organizing the annual National Prayer Breakfast, at
which the President of the United States customarily makes an address.
Douglas Coe has led the group since 1966.[1][2] It has 20,000 members,
directed by 350 leaders. [2]
.
thanks the link works and a great article
http://www.inthesetimes.com/article/3847/unholy_allies/
great link
i heard the religion report on national radio give them a very good
outinghttp://www.abc.net.au/rn/religionreport/default.htm
.
they are a very dangerous evil lot indeed , they are very active in
Australia helping kill off all who refuse to obey their religion ,
starving them of work and welfare and killing as many as they can
.
they are very good at it but they have nearly destroyed the USA and
they will soon be identified and punished when the workers finally
work out who the real terrorists fundamentalists really are
.
they are truly evil
#
The Family International
The official website of The Family International. The Family
International is a Christian fellowship active in over 100 countries,
dedicated to sharing ...www.thefamily.org/-8k-Cached - Similar pages - Note this
#
"The Family International is a Christian fellowship dedicated to
sharing God's Word and love with others."
"God's Word" typically means the interpretation of the Bible according
to mainstream Christianity. This is quite different to the Word that
is described within the Bible, which is associated with mysticism or
with prophetic insight. The message of the prophets concerning
sacrifice contradicts the fundamental tenet or Pauline Christianity of
vicarious human sacrifice.
jesus would never recognise christianity as his teachings
clearly the followers of jesus are muslims not christians , paul
clearly  hijacked jesus name and created a religion to serve rome ,
and it still does , granted rome is todays usa , but it has nothing in
common with the message of jesus , thats why all real followers of
jesus eventually become muslims
Paul was always a Pharisee, and as such he was the link between Judaic
hypocrisy (as symbolised by.the synagogue of Satan of Rev 2:9) and the
Christian harlotry of today which promotes the idea of love at the
same time as supporting US military intervention in the Middle East
for oil and Israel. While it's true that the people who followed
Yeshua and rejected Paul eventually become Muslims, Islam hasn't been
immune from the standard practice of those who use religion as a means
of political control, eg the doctrine of the rewards of martyrdom,
which don't accurately reflect the message of the Quran.
Muslims living in Muslim countries usually elect Muslim politicians
and install Muslim laws

this is not using Islam to control Muslim peoples politically
every group of peoples living close need rules = laws , naturally
Muslim rules are Islamic

sadly some Muslims fail badly , but Islam still grows stronger every
year for 1429 years and that is proof its working pretty good as most
other systems are failing slowly


its really only a matter of time till everybody will be Muslim

History of Libya as Italian Colony , is must reading for every western
taxpayer , so they know why their children are dying for nothing and
wasting every thing they own on unwinnable wars

Iraq and Afghanistan will be a repeat of Vietnam and Libya colonial
madness doomed to fail as soon as western taxpayers are finally bled
to death

Italy to compensate Libya $5B for occupation - USATODAY.com
Italy agreed to pay Libya US$5 billion as compensation for its 30-year
occupation of the country during the 20th century, the Libyan foreign
minister told ...
www.usatoday.com/news/world/2008-08-30-italy-libya_N.htm - 42k -

The attempted Italian colonization of the Ottoman provinces of
Tripolitania and Cyrenaica was initially not successful and only in
the 1930s did the Kingdom of Italy took full control of the area.

On October 3, 1911, the Italians attacked Tripoli, claiming to be
liberating Libya from Ottoman rule. Despite a major revolt by the
Libyans, the Ottoman sultan ceded Libya to the Italians by signing the
1912 Treaty of Lausanne. Tripoli was largely under Italian control by
1914, but both Cyrenaica and the Fezzan were home to rebellions led by
the Senussi.
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The final defeat of Italy in World War II was followed by the
expulsion of all the Italians from Libya.[1]

Only a few hundred of them have been allowed to return to Libya

In July 1999, the Italian government offered a formal apology to Libya
and it is reported that Italy agreed to pay USD $260 million as
compensation for the occupation[citation needed].

Italy to compensate Libya $5B for occupation - USATODAY.com
Italy agreed to pay Libya US$5 billion as compensation for its 30-year
occupation of the country during the 20th century, the Libyan foreign
minister told ...
www.usatoday.com/news/world/2008-08-30-italy-libya_N.htm - 42k -
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Several reorganizations of the colonial authority were made necessary,
in the face of the armed Libyan opposition. From 1919 (17 May) to 1929
(24 January), the Italian government maintained the two traditional
provinces, with separate colonial administrations. A system of
controlled local assemblies with limited local authority was set up,
but it was revoked 9 March 1927.

In 1929, Tripoli and Cyrenaica were united as one colonial province,
then in 1934, as Italy wanted to reach imperial power, the classical
name "Libya" was revived as the official name of the colony, which was
then split into four provinces, Tripoli, Misurata, Bengasi, and Derna.
The Italian governor Italo Balbo promoted the birth of the modern
state of "Libya", and until 1940 favored the integration of Italian
emigrants to Libya with the arab population. He is considered by some
Italian historians (like G. Gentile) as the "father" of modern Libya.

On 25 October 1920, the Italian government recognized Sheikh Sidi
Idris as the hereditary head of the nomadic Senussi, with wide
authority in Kufra and other oases, as Emir of Cyrenaica, a new title
extended by the British at the close of World War I. The emir would
eventually become King of the free Libyan state.
Italo Balbo, the 1934-1940 Governor of Italian Libya, promoted the
colonization of Libya by Lybian Italians
Italo Balbo, the 1934-1940 Governor of Italian Libya, promoted the
colonization of Libya by Lybian Italians
Contents

Fighting intensified after the accession to power in Italy of the
dictator Benito Mussolini. King Idris fled to Egypt in 1922. From 1922
to 1928, Italian forces under General Badoglio waged a punitive
pacification campaign. Badoglio's successor in the field, Marshal
Rodolfo Graziani, accepted the commission from Mussolini on the
condition that he was allowed to crush Libyan resistance unencumbered
by the restraints of either Italian or international law. Mussolini
reportedly agreed immediately and Graziani intensified the oppression.
The Libyans continued to defend themselves, with the strongest voices
of dissent coming from the Cyrenaica. Omar Mukhtar, a Senussi sheikh,
became the leader of the uprising.

After a much-disputed truce on 3 January 1928, the Italian policy in
Libya reached the level of full scale war. A barbed wire fence was
built from the Mediterranean to the oasis of Al-Jaghbub to sever lines
critical to the resistance. Soon afterwards, the colonial
administration began the wholesale deportation of the people of the
Jebel Akhdar to deny the rebels the support of the local population.

The forced migration of more than 100,000 people ended in
concentration camps in Suluq and Al-'Aghela where tens of thousands
died in squalid conditions. It is estimated (by arab historians) that
the number of Libyans who died - killed either through combat or
mainly through starvation and disease - is at a minimum of 80,000 or
even up to one third of the Cyrenaican population. thousands died,
mainly of disease and starvation.

After Al-Mukhtar's capture September 15, 1931 and his execution in
Benghazi,for trying to save the children for being murdered by the
invaders , resistance to the Italian occupation crystallized round the
person of Sheik Idris, the Emir of Cyrenaica.

By 1934, Libya was fully 'pacified' and the new Italian governor
Italo Balbo started a policy of integration between the arabs and the
Italians, that proved fully successful to outsiders.

In March 1937 Mussolini made a state visit to Libya, where he opened a
new military highway running the entire length of the colony (the "Via
Balbia").

For propaganda reasons he had himself declared protector of Islam
and was presented with a symbolic sword. Mussolini's publicized
encouragement of the Arabic nationalist movement suited his wider
policies of confronting Britain and France. He also sought to fully
colonise Libya, introducing 30,000 Italian settlers which brought
their numbers to more than 100,000.
.
These settlers were shipped primarily to Sahel al-Jefara in
Tripolitania and the Jebel Akhdar in Cyrenaica, and given land from
which the indigenous inhabitants had been forcibly removed during the
colonial war in the 1920s.
.

In 13 September 1940, Mussolini's highway was used for the invasion of
Egypt by Italian forces stationed in Libya. Counterattacks of British
Allied forces from Egypt, commanded by Wavell and their successful
two-
month campaign in (Tobruk, Bengasi, El Agheila), and the
counteroffensives under Rommel in 1940-43, all took place during World
War II. In November 1942, the Allied forces retook Cyrenaica; by
February 1943, the last German and Italian soldiers were driven from
Libya. In the early post-war period, Tripolitania and Cyrenaica
remained under British administration, while the French controlled
Fezzan.

In 1944, Idris returned from exile in Cairo but declined to resume
permanent residence in Cyrenaica until the removal in 1947 of some
aspects of foreign control. Under the terms of the 1947 peace treaty
with the Allies, Italy, which hoped to maintain the colony of
Tripolitania, and France, which wanted the Fezzan), relinquished all
claims to Libya. Libya so remained united.

In July 1999, the Italian government offered a formal apology to Libya
and it is reported that Italy agreed to pay USD $260 million as
compensation for the occupation[citation needed].

[edit] the Libyan Italians

In Libya, the Italians in less than thirty years (1911-1940) built
huge public works (roads, buildings, ports, etc..) and the Libian
economy flourished again at a level similar to the one enjoyed during
the Roman empire. Italian farmers cultivated lands that were lost to
the desert for centuries. Even archeology flourished (Leptis Magna was
rediscovered as a symbol of the Italian rights to colonize the
region). Libya was considered the new "America" for the Italian
emigrants in the thirties.
.
An idealized image of the takeover of Ottoman Libya by Italy in 1911
An idealized image of the takeover of Ottoman Libya by Italy in 1911

The Italians in Libya numbered 108,419 (12.37% of the total
population) at the time of the 1939 census. They were concentrated in
the coast around the city of Tripoli (they constituted 37% of the
city's population) and Bengasi (31%). In 1938, the governor Italo
Balbo brought 20,000 Italian farmers to colonize Libya, and 26 new
villages were founded for them, mainly in Cyrenaica.

,
The 22,000 Libyan Jews were allowed to integrate without problems in
the society of the Fourth Shore (but after summer 1941, with the
arrival of the German Afrika Korps, they started to be moved to
temporary internment camps in Libya

Mussolini wanted to assimilate even the Arabs of Libya (whom he called
"Muslim Italians") and so in 1939 were created 10 villages for Arabs
and Berbers: "El Fager" (Alba), "Nahima" (Deliziosa),
"Azizia" (Profumata), "Nahiba" (Risorta), "Mansura" (Vittoriosa),
"Chadra" (Verde), "Zahara" (Fiorita), "Gedina" (Nuova),
"Mamhura" (Fiorente), "El Beida" (La Bianca). All those new villages
had their mosque, school, social center (with sport installations and
cinema) and little hospital.

On January 9, 1939, the colony of Libya was incorporated into
metropolitan Italy and thereafter considered an integral part of the
Italian state.

.
By 1939, the Italians had built 400 km of new railroads and 4,000 km
of new roads (the most important and large was the one from Tripoli to
Tobruk, on the coast) in Libya. Most of these achievements were
completed between 1934 and 1940 when Italo Balbo was governor of
Libya.

The next year started the war between Italy and Great Britain, until
the North African campaigns of World War II left Libya in British and
French hands. All the Italian projects disappeared after the Italian
defeat:
.
Libya in the late forties experienced the beginning of the worldwide
process of decolonization, that characterized the colonies of Europe
in the fifties and sixties.

Helen Chapin Metz wrote in her book titled Libya: A Country Study the
following:

Once pacification had been accomplished, fascist Italy endeavored
to convert Libya into an Italian province to be referred to popularly
as Italy's Fourth Shore. In 1934 Tripolitania and Cyrenaica were
divided into four provinces--Tripoli, Misratah, Benghazi, and Darnah--
which were formally linked as a single colony known as Libya, thus
officially resurrecting the name that Diocletian had applied nearly
1,500 years earlier. Fezzan, designated as South Tripolitania,
remained a military territory. A governor general, called the first
consul after 1937, was in overall direction of the colony, assisted by
the General Consultative Council, on which Arabs were represented.
Traditional tribal councils, formerly sanctioned by the Italian
administration, were abolished, and all local officials were
thereafter appointed by the governor general. Administrative posts at
all levels were held by Italians. An accord with Britain and Egypt
obtained the transfer of a corner of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, known
as the Sarra Triangle, to Italian control in 1934. The next year, a
French-Italian agreement was negotiated that relocated the 1,000-
kilometer border between Libya and Chad southward about 100 kilometers
across the Aouzou Strip, but this territorial concession to Italy was
never ratified by the French legislature. In 1939 Libya was
incorporated into metropolitan Italy. During the 1930s, impressive
strides were made in improving the country's economic and
transportation infrastructure. Italy invested capital and technology
in public works projects, extension and modernization of cities,
highway and railroad construction, expanded port facilities, and
irrigation, but these measures were introduced to benefit the Italian-
controlled modern sector of the economy. Italian development policy
after World War I had called for capital-intensive "economic
colonization" intended to promote the maximum exploitation of the
resources available. One of the initial Italian objectives in Libya,
however, had been the relief of overpopulation and unemployment in
Italy through emigration to the undeveloped colony. With security
established, systematic "demographic colonization" was encouraged by
Mussolini's government.
.
A project initiated by Libya's governor, Italo Balbo, brought the
first 20,000 settlers--the ventimilli--to Libya in a single convoy in
October 1938. More settlers followed in 1939, and by 1940 there were
approximately 110,000 Italians in Libya, constituting about 12 percent
of the total population. Plans envisioned an Italian colony of 500,000
settlers by the 1960s. Libya's best land was allocated to the settlers
to be brought under productive cultivation, primarily in olive groves.
Settlement was directed by a state corporation, the Libyan
Colonization Society, which undertook land reclamation and the
building of model villages and offered a grubstake and credit
facilities to the settlers it had sponsored. The Italians made modern
medical care available for the first time in Libya, improved sanitary
conditions in the towns, and undertook to replenish the herds and
flocks that had been depleted during the war.
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But, although Mussolini liked to refer to the Libyans as "Muslim
Italians," little more was accomplished that directly improved the
living standards of the Arab population.

The final defeat of Italy in World War II was followed by the
expulsion of all the Italians from Libya.[1]

Only a few hundred of them have been allowed to return to Libya in the
2000s.

Old Pete
2008-09-03 05:50:39 UTC
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The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power,
HarperCollins, 2008)
The Family (also known as The Fellowship, The Fellowship Foundation,
and The International Foundation) is the name of a designedly informal
U.S. organization that claims to be centered around the life and
teachings of Jesus. The group, without any formal membership, has
relationships that span from poor communities in developing countries
to prominent members of the United States Congress. It is best known
for its role in organizing the annual National Prayer Breakfast, at
which the President of the United States customarily makes an address.
Douglas Coe has led the group since 1966.[1][2] It has 20,000 members,
directed by 350 leaders. [2]
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thanks the link works and a great article
http://www.inthesetimes.com/article/3847/unholy_allies/
great link
i heard the religion report on national radio give them a very good
outing
http://www.abc.net.au/rn/religionreport/default.htm
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they are a very dangerous evil lot indeed , they are very active in
Australia helping kill off all who refuse to obey their religion ,
starving them of work and welfare and killing as many as they can
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they are very good at it but they have nearly destroyed the USA and
they will soon be identified and punished when the workers finally
work out who the real terrorists fundamentalists really are
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they are truly evil
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The Family International
The official website of The Family International. The Family
International is a Christian fellowship active in over 100 countries,
dedicated to sharing ...
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Nothing wrong with a "Christian fellowship" as such ... but if any creedence
is given to this description:
"helping kill off all who refuse to obey their religion ,
starving them of work and welfare and killing as many as they can"
Well, one could only say that is quite contractory to the teachings of Jesus
and the New Testament, and therefore anti-christian.
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