Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, Founder and President of American Islamic Forum for Democracy, States Jihadism is Alive in Syria

AIFD founder and president Zuhdi Jasser

Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, Founder of the AIFD and a U.S. Navy Veteran, says jihadism in Syria is alive more than ever.

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, December 31, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, the son of Syrian immigrants, is a well-known and respected commentator on the escalating Syrian conflict and an outspoken critic of the Assad regime. Now, the U.S. Navy Veteran is saying that jihadism in Syria is alive more than ever, and with the withdrawal of American troops, the rest of Syria will be filled by Russia and its Iranian allies.

“There are literally hundreds of al-Qaeda type groups in Syria now,” explains Jasser, “perhaps ISIS’ command and control structure has been decimated, but its metastases, and conveyor belts are more active than ever. Syria is literally teeming with jihadis of every sort — the Salafi/jiahdis of the Sunni AQ/ISIS and Turkish brand and the Khomeinist jihadis of the Iran/Assadist/Hezoallah variety.”

President Trump defended his decision to withdraw U.S.; troops on his polarizing Twitter page, saying he’s "just doing what I said I was going to do" during his presidential campaign. His comments come a day after Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, a close ally of the President, told reporters at the White House that Trump would reevaluate the withdrawal plan for Syria.

The President elaborated in another tweet, "If anybody but Donald Trump did what I did in Syria, which was an ISIS loaded mess when I became President, they would be a national hero."

Jasser argues that the U.S. presence is Syria was vital, and the withdrawal will come with several repercussions. “The only thing tempering Turkish jihadi encroachment on our ally in Syria, outside of the Kurdish people and the few secular Syrian Democratic Forces, was our albeit minimal presence,” explains Jasser. “No one reported how many forces we actually had in Syria, just that we had a presence of some kind. That was enough at least to prevent the mother of all vacuums as Russia and its Iranian allies never wanted to engage U.S. troops. Now we are sure to see that vacuum filled just like we saw it in Iraq filled by a full-on basic takeover by Khomeinists.”

Most of the criticism surrounding the President's decision to withdraw troops from Syria, a move he frequently mentioned both on the campaign trail and in office, has been tied to the possibility that a lack of US troops could allow ISIS to regain some of its strength in the region. "There are three things important for this country,” stated Sen. Graham at CNN’s “State of the Union”, “One of these is to make sure that ISIS never comes back in Syria.”

Jasser’s outlook isn’t so positive. The AIFD founder and president concludes, “Jihadism in Syria is alive more than ever and around the world; it’s spreading now more than ever. The Christmas attack in Strasbourg was a reminder last week. And all of this is hardly in our greatest ally’s interest, Israel, as Iran now has a full-on perch on the Mediterranean.”

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Author Pens A Gripping Story About Finding Faith Within Self

Author Pens A Gripping Story About Finding Faith Within Self

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND, UNITED KINGDOM, December 28, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Faith is unquestioning belief – Robert James is a book written by Calum Cumming accounts how faith can be greater than the mistakes that all human memories consist of.

Robert James presents a story of Scottish life through the decades. Prevailing and evocative, the lives of the men and women in Scotland are being showcased, sharing a common inner factor-loneliness. McPhail Pinkmon is the man believed to be the one who possesses what they have been groping for their lives. Will they find the answers that they have been looking for?

The book highlights how unbelief starves a person’s soul. When faith is greater than anything else in the world, it will take a person to a far more better place. The author invites everyone to join the journey to the discovery of faith within oneself – through Robert James. The book is a must-read novel only from Calum Cumming!

About the Author:
After leaving High School in Aberdeen, Calum trained himself as a Construction Engineer. He spent a year at Newbattle Abbey College in Edinburgh where he re-discovered his greater love of the Arts. He subsequently graduated MA in 1992 at Glasgow University. He enjoys travelling and meeting new people. His former wife is a Los Angelean. He is a former national amateur cycling champion at schoolboy level; team champion in 1977.

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Paperback: 80 pages
Publisher: Bookwhip (March 1, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1948801027
ISBN-13: 978-1948801027
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.2 x 9 inches

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PULP FICTION OLD-TIME RADIO SHOW PERFORMANCE

Performance Theater – Radio Style – in the Scientology Information Center

CLEARWATER, FL, US, December 27, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — It’s radio the way the entire nation used to tune in for drama and comedy. Dozens of guests gathered for an old-time radio show performance by the L. Ron Hubbard East Coast Golden Age Theater.

The all-volunteer theater group combines actors, costumes and sound effects to bring L. Ron Hubbard’s pulp-fiction stories of the 1930s and 1940s to life. The most recent performance was November 30, 2018, at the Scientology Information Center on Fort Harrison Avenue and Cleveland Street.

The theater group performed River Driver, a humorous adventure story of a young man named Christopher Planket who has one last chance to show his rough and tough lumberjack father he’s not just a weak-spine college kid.

Following his many mistakes, embarrassments and victories, the cast had the guests laughing throughout the performance. The L. Ron Hubbard, East Coast Golden Age Theater performs for audiences in the Scientology Information Center bimonthly.

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The Scientology Information Center Provides Tools for a Fresh Start and Happy New Year

The Scientology Information Center, show above, will be welcoming the community for educational videos providing practical tools to better achieve their goals and New Year’s resolutions. The open house will take place daily from Dec 26th – January 31st –

If people get more understanding about life in general, it can help them figure things out and make some things that seemed impossible, possible”

— Amber Skjelset, Center Manager

CLEARWATER, FL, US, December 27, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Scientology Information Center in downtown Clearwater is offering a month long open house to help people learn to make a brighter New Year, and successfully achieve their New Year’s resolutions. The open house will be held daily between December 27th and January 31st, 10am-10pm.

“According to research statistics, only 8% of people who set New Year’s resolutions are successful in carrying out their intentions,” said Amber Skjelset, Manager of the Scientology Information Center. “There is a lot of room for improvement and we can provide some practical information to help people achieve what they are setting out for.”

The open house will provide information through educational videos on:

· How to be happy

· The type of person who will bring you down and squash your goals

· What is the real source of conflict

· How to achieve one’s targets and goals

· And more.

“Sometimes people think their problem lies in one area, yet it really lies in another. If people get more understanding about life in general, it can help them figure things out and make some things that seemed impossible, possible,” said Skjelset.

For more information about the open house or to learn more about the Scientology Information Center and future events please contact Amber Skjelset at (727) 467-6966 or email amber@cos.flag.org. The Center is open every day from 10am-10pm.

The Scientology Information Center

The Scientology Information Center, located in the Historic Clearwater Building in downtown Clearwater, opened on 11 July 2015, houses a gallery of audiovisual displays with some 400 videos. The Center provides a self-guided tour showing basic Scientology beliefs, Churches around the world, humanitarian programs and the life of L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology’s founder. The Center offers tours, holds concerts, theatrical performances and receptions; and opens up the use of its conference room to social, civic and non-profit groups.

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Final Night of Winter Wonderland Makes 25 Years of Helping Others

Families and children participating in the activities available at the opening ceremony of Winter Wonderland

With the Clearwater Community Volunteers Center, we are able to provide a safe space for nonprofit organizations to meet and use at no cost”

— Clemence Chevrot, Director of the CCV Center

CLEARWATER, FL, US, December 27, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Clearwater Community Volunteers concluded the 25th year of Winter Wonderland, by distributing the donated food and toys to local charities serving low income families and children within Pinellas County. Volunteers had asked guests entering Winter Wonderland (December 1 – 22nd) to leave an unwrapped toy in Santa’s Sleigh so children could have a great holiday when they might not have otherwise.

“Winter Wonderland is also a food and toy drive for needy children in our community,” said Mrs. Pam Ryan-Anderson, Executive Director of the Clearwater Community Volunteers. “That the toys and food gathered here will make Christmas possible for those children is why we create Winter Wonderland every year.”

11,600 guests who toured the 2018 Winter Wonderland participated in the pony rides, human gyroscope, and telling Santa what they wanted for Christmas.

Guests also visited the new Clearwater Community Volunteers Center, located across the street from Winter Wonderland at the corner of Drew Street and Fort Harrison Avenue in downtown Clearwater.

The Church of Scientology & the Clearwater Community Volunteers opened the community center for nonprofit organizations in March so they could further extend their community outreach to those who seek to improve our community.

“With the Clearwater Community Volunteers Center, we are able to provide a safe space for nonprofit organizations to meet and use at no cost.” said Ms. Clemence Chevrot, Director of the Clearwater Community Volunteers Center. “Since March, we have worked with over 45 different nonprofits from across Tampa Bay to improve the lives of those around us.”

To find out more information about the Clearwater Community Volunteers Center please call Michael Soltero at (727) 316-5309 or email ccvcenter@ccvfl.org.

About the Clearwater Community Volunteers:

Since their founding in 1992, the Clearwater Community Volunteers have helped over 150,000 children and families. Sponsored by the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization, they stay true to the founder of Scientology’s inspiring words, “Love and help children”.

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Johnny Dangerfield reveals details of his support for local church's sports ministry

Johnny Dangerfield

Johnny Dangerfield

Local business owner Johnny Dangerfield shares details of his ongoing support for Seacoast Church's popular sports ministry, Seacoast Sports

MOUNT PLEASANT, SOUTH CAROLINA, USA, December 21, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Founded in 1988, Seacoast Church is a non-denominational Christian church based in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. The church, which today boasts 13 campuses in two states, also supports a variety of initiatives and good causes, including its own sports ministry, Seacoast Sports, according to local businessman Johnny Dangerfield.

Owner of successful automotive dealership Automaxx of the Carolinas, Dangerfield is a popular supporter of the church's sports ministry. "Seacoast Sports has gone from strength to strength in recent years," he explains, "as part of what the church calls Christ-centered fitness."

"In the wider sense," Dangerfield continues, "Seacoast Church exists to help people find God, grow their faith, discover their purpose, and make a difference."

Dangerfield has now spent more than three years supporting Seacoast Church's sports ministry, and the organization's gratitude toward him is clear. "Johnny Dangerfield has been a godsend for the sports ministry here at Seacoast," explains church director Wes Koch, who first formed a relationship with Dangerfield through the church's regular hiking trips. "When I mentioned to Johnny that I was the director for the sports ministry at Seacoast, he was quick to respond," Koch explains.

Dangerfield continues, "I said to Wes, 'If it has to do with God's kingdom and athletics… I'm in!'"

True to his word, according to Koch, Dangerfield has gone on to become one of Seacoast Sports' most trusted and active supporters. "Johnny regularly goes further than asked, and delivers more than we deserve," he says of the businessman's continued efforts. "What's more, he does so with a true servant's heart, asking for no personal recognition in return and putting in countless hours of his own free time by making phone calls, arranging meetings, and organizing sponsors for our events and the sports ministry."

The Seacoast Church director is also keen to point out Johnny Dangerfield's generosity in offering assistance to the church and its members from his Summerville-based automotive dealership. A number of the sports ministry's athletes are now Automaxx of the Carolinas customers, along with one of Seacoast's pastors. "The service which they receive at Automaxx is second-to-none, and Johnny enjoys being personally involved in making sure that everyone has a fantastic experience, and that they're treated fairly," adds Koch, wrapping up.

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Author Pens A Gripping Source About Finding Life’s True Purpose

Jesus Was & Is Always With Me: Throughout My Life

Author Pens A Gripping Source About Finding Life’s True Purpose

LAKEWOOD, NEW JERSEY, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, December 20, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Does finding a person’s true purpose mean one needs to align it with what he does every single day? Eugene McCann’s book entitled Jesus Was & Is Always with Me: Throughout My Life is an edifying source about making it through life’s battles.

Everything happens for a reason – the good ones and the bad ones are a necessity in finding value in everything. People come from different walks in life, some are lucky enough to have the stars aligned for them as they take the journey in finding their true purpose, while others are hardly making daily – but everyone can definitely move mountains as long as they take responsibility in everything that they do.

McCann imparts his story to the readers with the hopes of helping them gain the courage to go on and continue with life. By using their God-given gift, they can challenge the meaning of life until finally gets to find it – unexpectedly. The author invites everyone to read the compelling journey towards Jesus – as the walk towards him is the truest purpose.

About the Author:
Eugene McCann is Professor in the Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University. His research focuses on the ways in which policies, especially urban policies, are circulated among communities of practitioners across the global and how these 'policy mobilities' are related to urban politics.

You can visit his website http://genemccann.com

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Paperback: 124 pages
Publisher: Authorcentrix, Inc. (April 23, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1641333391
ISBN-13: 978-1641333399
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches

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Author’s Book Is Now Available On Ingram – Time Ripples

Time Ripples

Time Ripples

Author’s Book Is Now Available On Ingram – Time Ripples

LEXINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, December 20, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Writing poems, essays and prose is a great way to be self-indulgent, but more to this is Robert Wellington’s attempt to help the readers understand God’s great plan, which remains to be a great mystery to most people. In Time Ripples, the people will find a gift of love as they find their way to its pages.

Time Ripples is an adventure of the soul. It is a collection of poetry, prose and essays that address many of the issues and circumstances that people from different walks of life encounter daily. The book is a guide to a journey of a person being a co-creator of his life on earth. People may be confused about their purpose as they are “boundless drops in a boundless ocean” – as described by Kahlil Gibran.

After earning its spot in the literary spotlight, Wellington’s book reaches another milestone, as the book is now available on Ingram’s Christian Advance Catalogue section. Ingram is a United States-based service provider and has the largest active book inventory with access to 7.5 million titles.

The author endeavours to reach to a wider audience as he spreads the good word of a journey with God being the center of it all. Everyone is invited to visit the Ingram site, as well as his personal website to know more about the author and his works.

About the Author:
Robert H. Wellington is a lover of spirit in all its infinite forms, from family and friendships to escaping in nature. He is a husband, father, grandfather and businessman. He finds great peace in the outdoors and has participated in and/or led many canoe trips through Canada's pristine waterways. It is from these trips that he draws the inspiration for Water Wisdom. Finding spiritual continuity and connectedness across all of life's experiences has been his passion and as he puts it, "a joyful ride indeed."

You can visit his website http://time-ripples.com/

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Paperback: 174 pages
Publisher: AuthorCentrix, Inc. (August 25, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1947352946
ISBN-13: 978-1947352940
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches

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Foster Children Experience the Holidays at Winter Wonderland

Children play on Winter Wonderland’s jungle gym during the special day for foster children and families on December 15th.

Every child should have a Holiday season to enjoy and remember.”

— Clemence Chevrot, Director of the CCV Center

CLEARWATER, FL, US, December 20, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — On December 15th, the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization and Clearwater Community Volunteers (CCV) held a special event at Downtown Clearwater’s Winter Wonderland for foster children and families. The over 230 guests enjoyed the usual Winter Wonderland activities with a special present giveaway. Winter Wonderland is located at Osceola Courtyard on the corner of N. Fort Harrison Ave. and Drew Street.

Winter Wonderland is a winter-themed village with over 100,000 lights covering the nearly 100 live Christmas trees, buildings and stage. Winter Wonderland is open three weeks each year for the Holiday Season in Downtown Clearwater.

The children participated in the many activities including, arts and crafts with Mrs. Claus, pictures with Santa and his elves, pet baby animals, ride ponies and the Winter Wonderland train, slide down the 20-foot slide, jump in Winter Wonderland’s bouncy house and take a spin on the human gyroscope.

“This is a very important annual event for us,” said Ms. Clemence Chevrot, Director of the Clearwater Community Volunteers Center. “Every child should have a Holiday season to enjoy and remember. In L. Ron Hubbard’s book The Way to Happiness, he wrote, ‘today’s children will become tomorrow’s civilization.’”

Outside of this special event, Winter Wonderland will be open every day from 6pm to 9pm through December 22nd, except on Mondays and Tuesdays. Admission is free but there is a small charge for some activities and the food items in the Hot Chocolate Shop (cash-only transactions).

For more information about Winter Wonderland or the Clearwater Community Volunteers, please visit www.ccvfl.org or call the CCV Center at (727) 316-5309.

About the Clearwater Community Volunteers

Clearwater Community Volunteers (CCV) is a non-profit, charitable organization made up entirely of volunteers and was founded by parishioners of the Church of Scientology in Clearwater. CCV produces the “Ginormous Easter Egg Hunt” in Coachman Park in Clearwater every spring, Fashions with Flair fundraiser fashion show and Winter Wonderland. CCV gets their inspiration from Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard’s article, “Love and Help Children” in his book The Way to Happiness. CCV has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars over the past 25 years for charities such as Nourish to Flourish, Shriners Hospitals for Children Tampa, Boys and Girls Club of the Suncoast, Homeless Empowerment Program, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Police Athletic League and The Children's Home, Inc., the oldest orphanage in Tampa.

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Nonprofit Leaders Learn to Grow Volunteer Base at Clearwater Community Volunteers Center

Guests at a Clearwater Community Volunteers Center luncheon enjoy a talk from Mr. Neil Brickfield of the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Police Athletic League.

Volunteers are the foundation of any nonprofit,”

— Pam Ryan Anderson, Clearwater Community Volunteers ED

CLEARWATER, FL, US, December 20, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — On December 18th the Clearwater Community Volunteers (CCV) Center held its monthly charity networking event featuring Ms. Pam Ryan Anderson, Executive Director of CCV. In addition to networking, nonprofit leaders listened to Ms. Ryan Anderson give advice on building and maintaining a volunteer base – a vital component to expanding any nonprofit organization’s community outreach.

Ms. Ryan-Anderson has more than 16 years of experience directing volunteers with the Clearwater Community Volunteers to the end of helping thousands of families and children each year. With the help of hundreds of volunteers, CCV creates its annual Winter Wonderland and annual Ginormous Coachman Park Easter Egg Hunt.

“Volunteers are the foundation of any nonprofit,” said Mrs. Ryan Anderson. “You’ll find that you have two types of volunteers. First, is the person who helps on occasion, then there’s your main body of dedicated volunteers who help throughout the year. They work for your nonprofit without expecting compensation, and part of the ‘secret’ to keeping the second type of volunteer is to acknowledge them for donating their time.”

While presenting, Ms. Ryan Anderson told her audience how she engages one on one with her volunteers to keep them interested and willing to help. She also informed the audience that a vital part of keeping volunteers is finding out what job they want to do, as opposed to just assigning them to a job you want them to do.

The monthly networking event is complimentary to nonprofits and their volunteers and is held in the CCV Center.

The next charity networking event in the CCV Center is scheduled for Tuesday, January 15th.

To find out more information about the Clearwater Community Volunteers Center or to RSVP for the next luncheon please call Michael Soltero at (727) 316-5309 or email ccvcenter@ccvfl.org.

About the Clearwater Community Volunteers

Clearwater Community Volunteers (CCV) is a non-profit, charitable organization made up entirely of volunteers and was founded by parishioners of the Church of Scientology in Clearwater. CCV produces the “Ginormous Easter Egg Hunt” in Coachman Park in Clearwater every spring, Fashions with Flair fundraiser fashion show and Winter Wonderland. CCV gets their inspiration from Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard’s article, “Love and Help Children” in his book The Way to Happiness. CCV has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars over the past 25 years for charities such as Nourish to Flourish, Shriners Hospitals for Children Tampa, Boys and Girls Club of the Suncoast, Homeless Empowerment Program, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Police Athletic League and The Children's Home, Inc., the oldest orphanage in Tampa.

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