Suicide bomber kills 8, wounds 100 in Nigerian church. According to Reuters, a suicide bomber drove a jeep full of explosives into a Catholic church during morning mass in northern Nigeria on Sunday, killing at least eight people, wounding more than 100 and triggering reprisal attacks that killed at least two more. There was no claim of responsibility but Islamist sect Boko Haram has bombed several churches in the past in its fight to create an Islamic state in Nigeria where the 160 million population is evenly split between Christians and Muslims.
Israel rattled by rise in anti-Semitic rhetoric from Egypt. According to Fox News, the new anti-semitic tone coming out of Egypt is rattling residents of the Jewish state, who claim the Obama administration isn't taking the ratcheted-up rhetoric seriously. Efraim Zuroff of the Simon Wiesenthal Center said, "There is no question that the rise to power of the Muslim Brotherhood has prompted open expressions of anti-Semitism in ways that were never publicly expressed during the Mubarak period." The party that propelled Morsi to power has made no secret of its contempt for Judaism and Christianity.
Palestine is moving forward with its bid for UN recognition. According to Haaretz, Palestinian officials say Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is moving forward with his plan to seek upgraded observer status at the United Nations next month, despite American and Israeli threats of financial or diplomatic retaliation. One official said Abbas is expected to ask the UN General Assembly to approve a Palestinian request for "nonmember state" status on November 15 or November 29.
The Bible says in Luke 21:25-26, "And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken."
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