“There are instruments so dangerous to the rights of the nation and which place them so totally at the mercy of their governors that those governors, whether legislative or executive, should be restrained from keeping such instruments on foot but in well-defined cases. Such an instrument is a standing army.”

- Thomas Jefferson, 1789

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The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman has described this year’s Hajj pilgrimage as “a practice of jihad” as well as an opportunity for Muslim nations to renounce Israel and its chief supporter, the United States, amid the occupying regime’s ongoing genocidal war against the besieged Gaza Strip.

Nasser Kan'ani made the remarks in a post on X on Sunday, as millions of Muslim pilgrims from around the globe have gathered in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, to perform the annual Hajj pilgrimage.    

On Wednesday, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said, when talking about a recording of Supreme Cout Justice Samuel Alito’s wife wanting to fly a “Sacred Heart of Jesus flag,” that the pride flag is about “love and acceptance” while the other flag representing Christ is about “insurrectionist symbology.”

(SQAUK) — The year 2060 is a time of both excitement and worry. For years, scientists and technologists have been cautioning about the rapid progress in artificial intelligence, predicting when AI could surpass human intelligence and take control. This situation, often called “Singularity,” has generated various responses, from enthusiasm about potential advancements to concerns about a future where machines rule over humanity.

Do Michigan residents need permission from elected and appointed officials in Lansing, their capital city, in order to practice their religious faith?

That's the issue in dispute in a case being handled by Becket for a St. Joseph Parish, and the legal team is arguing against the idea.

The Catholic parish, helped by Becket, is challenging a state law that makes it illegal for the Catholic church and school to hire staff based on their agreement to uphold Catholic religious beliefs and practices.

The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) is sharply divided over a proposed amendment to ban affiliated churches from allowing women to serve as pastors and elders. A vote on the amendment will take place at the annual SBC meeting this Tuesday.

The Palestinian resistance movement Hamas has warned Israel against committing any “foolish act” against the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the occupied al-Quds during the so-called flag march.

Hamas made the remarks in a statement on Wednesday, as Israeli settlers are expected to commence their annual march later in the day.

“The march of flags in occupied al-Quds is an aggression against our peoples and holy sites,” Hamas said.

Former MIT associate professor Jeremy England, an ordained rabbi, wrote in Tablet Magazine that Jews need to fully reject any "lingering" sense of Christian morality and embrace ethnically cleansing Gaza in accordance with Talmudic law.

In an article last week titled "Live by the Law or Die on the Cross," England said that "Israel must stop pretending it is a nation like any other."