It’s Monday, November 30th, A.D. 2020. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I’m Adam McManus.
By Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldview.com)
Muslims beheaded 50 people in Mozambique, Africa
More than 50 people were beheaded in northern Mozambique, Africa on November 9th by militant Islamists, reports the BBC.
The militants turned a football field in a village into an “execution ground”, where they decapitated and chopped bodies.
The beheadings were the latest in a series of gruesome attacks that the militants have carried out in gas-rich Cabo Delgado province since 2017.
Up to 2,000 people have been killed and about 430,000 have been left homeless in the conflict in the mainly-Muslim province.
Amos 5:24 says, “Let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.”
Israel suspected in assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist
Iran’s supreme leader on Saturday demanded the “definitive punishment” of those behind the killing of a scientist named Mohsen Fakhrizadeh who led Tehran’s disbanded military nuclear program, as the Islamic Republic blamed Israel for a slaying that has raised fears of reignited tensions across the Middle East, reports the Associated Press.
Israel, long suspected of killing Iranian scientists a decade ago amid earlier tensions over Tehran’s nuclear program, has yet to comment on Fakhrizadeh’s killing Friday. However, the attack bore the hallmarks of a carefully planned, military-style ambush, the likes of which Israel has been accused of conducting before.
The attack has renewed fears of Iran striking back against the U.S., Israel’s closest ally in the region, as it did earlier this year when a U.S. drone strike killed a top Iranian general. The U.S. military acknowledged moving an aircraft carrier back into the region, while an Iranian lawmaker suggested throwing out U.N. nuclear inspectors in response to the killing.
Trump to reporter: “Don’t ever talk to the president that way.”
On Thanksgiving Day, President Trump had decided enough was enough and he called out a Reuters reporter who dared to disrespect the Commander-in-Chief while in the Oval Office.
Reuters White House correspondent Jeff Mason asked Trump whether he would think about conceding the election if the Electoral College votes for Joe Biden, to which Trump responded, “Well if they do, they made a mistake, because this election was a fraud.”
TRUMP: “They had Biden beating Obama in Obama’s vote in areas that mattered in terms of the election in swing states and yet he’s losing to Obama all over the place. But he’s beating Obama in swing states which are the states that mattered for purposes of the election. So, I can’t say that at all.”
At that point Mason started to talk over Trump and that’s when the president put the obnoxious journalist in his place.
TRUMP: “Don’t talk to me that way. You’re just a lightweight. Don’t talk to me that way. Don’t talk to… I’m the President of the United States. Don’t ever talk to the president that way.”
Christian radio talk show host Todd Starnes said, “For the past four years journalists have bullied, badgered, and disrespected not only the president, but also the president’s staff. They’ve behaved like a bunch of petulant children – from Fox News Channel to MSDNC.
“Don’t ever forget how the White House Press Corps disrespected our president. They truly behaved as if they are the enemy of the American people. It was shameful.”
Pennsylvania court throws out Trump election challenge
Last Friday, President Donald Trump’s legal team suffered a defeat in court as a federal appeals court in Philadelphia roundly rejected the campaign’s latest effort to challenge the state’s election results, reports the Associated Press.
Writing for the three-judge panel, all appointed by Republican presidents, 3rd Circuit Judge Stephanos Bibas, a Trump appointee, said, “Free, fair elections are the lifeblood of our democracy. Charges of unfairness are serious. But calling an election unfair does not make it so. Charges require specific allegations and then proof. We have neither here.”
Trump’s lawyers vowed to appeal to the Supreme Court despite the judges’ assessment that the “campaign’s claims have no merit.”
Trump could declare Martial Law & freeze things until facts are known
Larry Klayman, a former Justice Department prosecutor and the founder of Judicial Watch, wrote, “If President Donald Trump has bona fide, hard evidence of mass voter fraud that cooked the presidential election results, he has the sole power at this fragile and crucial time in the nation’s history to do something about it.
“To be blunt and to the point, The Donald, using his presidential powers and authority, could declare martial law or its equivalent, that is, freeze things until all facts are known and made public by laying out the evidence to We the People.”
Online Black Friday spending surged 22%
Spending online on Black Friday this year surged nearly 22% to hit a new record, according to data from Adobe Analytics, as the COVID pandemic pushed more people to shop from the sofa and avoid crowded stores and malls, reports CNBC.
Consumers spent $9 billion on the web the day after Thanksgiving, up 21.6% year over year, according to Adobe, which analyzes website transactions from 80 of the top 100 U.S. online retailers.
This makes Black Friday 2020 the second-largest online spending day in history in the United States, behind Cyber Monday last year, Adobe said. Cyber Monday this year is slated to become the largest digital sales day ever, with spending reaching between $10.8 billion and $12.7 billion, which would represent growth of 15% to 35% from a year earlier.
Christian Starbucks barista fired for not promoting sodomite agenda
And finally, a Newark, New Jersey Christian woman was fired by Starbucks for refusing to wear a “Homosexual Pride” T-shirt, reports the New York Post.
Betsy Fresse, who started working as a Starbucks barista in December 2015, alleged in a suit filed last week that she was “assured” by managers that her Christian faith wouldn’t be an issue.
After Betsy noticed a box of Starbucks’ Homosexual Pride shirts on her manager’s desk in June 2019, she said she would not wear one which would be “tantamount to forced speech” because she believes marriage is defined by the Bible as between “one man and one woman only.”
Starbucks fired her shortly afterwards.
Acts 5:29 says, “We must obey God rather than men.”
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POMPEO: “We’ll have one secretary of state, one president for the duration.”
Last Thursday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talked about the presidential transition in an interview with FOX News host Bret Baier, reports RealClearPolitics.com.
BAIER: The last time we talked you had just come off saying that the Trump administration would be into its second term essentially. You have come to the conclusion that this transition process is happening even as the legal challenges continue. Will you be right seat, left seating with the incoming team?”
POMPEO: “Oh no. I remember when I was the incoming guy at the Central Intelligence Agency. The United States has one secretary of state at a time. There’ll be no right seat, left seat. We’ll have one secretary of state, one president for the duration.
“But those things that are required, that the president has directed us to do in compliance with the decision that the GSA made yesterday, we’ll do all of those things. It’s a legal requirement, and we’ll always honor that promise.”
Liberal Deep State intelligence types fear Trump’s security clearance
David Priess, a former CIA officer, and other liberal Deep State intelligence types say Joe Biden would be wise not to continue the long tradition of former presidents being consulted about, and granted access to, some of the nation’s secrets, reports NBC News.
They argue soon-to-be-former President Donald Trump already poses a danger because of the secrets he currently possesses, and they say it would be foolish to trust him with more sensitive information. With Trump’s real estate empire under financial pressure and his brand suffering, the worry he will see American secrets as a profit center.
COVID-tainted Black Friday
Pandemic-weary Americans entered the holiday season on Friday under strong pressure from political leaders and health officials to stay home, avoid most gatherings and curtail Christmas shopping as the coronavirus surged nationwide, reports Reuters.
One day after the nation celebrated a muted Thanksgiving, malls and retailers imposing strict COVID-19 rules saw fewer Americans in stores for the traditional Black Friday start of the holiday shopping season.
“Remember, skip the crowds and shop from home this Black Friday,” Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear, a first-term Democrat, wrote on Twitter, a sentiment echoed by many state and local officials.
COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations have spiraled in recent weeks, prompting increasingly aggressive clampdowns in many U.S. states as the country awaits government approval of vaccines developed by drug-makers Pfizer Inc and Moderna.
Adult tooth loss in COVID survivors
People have reported unexpectedly losing adult teeth after suffering from the disease before, reports The Sun.
It suggests dental problems are another problem to add to the list of ‘long COVID’ symptoms.
Fatigue, hair loss, brain fog and muscle pain are just some of the persistent symptoms reported after surviving COVID-19 illness.
Dentists said the virus may irritate the gums through inflammation or damaging blood vessels in the gums.