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Iran is disregarding U.N. sanctions and is sending arms to Syria (Second Coming Watch Update #105)

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Iran is disregarding U.N. sanctions and is sending arms to Syria. According to Reuters, Syria remains the top destination for Iranian arms shipments in violation of a U.N. Security Council ban on weapons exports by the Islamic Republic. Iran, like Russia, is one of Syria's few allies as it presses ahead with a 14-month old assault on opposition forces determined to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. A confidential report on Iran's activities came as Tehran and the U.N. International Atomic Energy Agency are trying to narrow their differences on how to tackle concerns over Iran's atomic program, and as Iran prepares for talks with the five permanent council members and Germany in Iraq next week

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood want to elect an Islamic caliphate. According to Israel National News, Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood is hoping that when the polls open in nine days, voters will bring in the era of the Islamic Caliphate. Muslim cleric Saf-wat Hi-ga-zy declared that Egypt was "seeing the dream of the Islamic Caliphate coming true". Muslim Brotherhood candidate, Mohammed Morsi, said at a rally at Cairo University, "We will not accept any alternative to Shari'ah law... The Qu'ran is our constitution and it will always be so."

Christian Neighborhood In Indonesia Attacked. According to Asia News, for the third straight day there have been attacks in Moluccas in Indonesia where a group of unidentified persons set fire to houses and motorbikes in a predominantly Christian neighborhood. AsiaNews sources say that dozens of families have fled their homes for fear of attacks. Many fear the involvement of Islamic extremist groups. Between 1999 and 2001 a bloody war between Christians and Muslims was fought in the Moluccas. There were thousands of victims, hundreds of churches and mosques destroyed, thousands of homes destroyed, and almost half a million refugees.