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    • Guest Nicole
      By Guest Nicole
      A bomb squad responded to a Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Thurston County after finding a suspicious device Wednesday morning.
      Detectives responding to a fire found a suspicious item that “had the appearance of being an explosive device,” according to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office.
      The fire itself is believed to be the work of an arsonist targeting Jehovah’s Witness buildings across the county.
      Detectives found smoldering logs stacked up on an outside wall of the Kingdom Hall. The logs were dowsed with water. There was minimal damage done to the building.
      The same Hall was shot up in May. Three others were set on fire. One Hall in Olympia was completely destroyed.

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    • Guest Nicole
      By Guest Nicole
      YELM, Wash. — Authorities on Wednesday were investigating after someone tried to set fire to the Kingdom Hall of JehovahÂ’s Witnesses in Yelm.
      This comes after four other recent attacks on Kingdom Halls of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Thurston County that are being investigated as hate crimes.
      In the latest incident, authorities were called around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday to the report of an attempted arson at the Kingdom Hall on Vail Road SE in Yelm.
      The ensuing investigation closed a large section of Vail Road for most of the day.
      Church elders had arrived to find fire logs stacked up against an outside wall that was smoldering. They doused the logs with water and prevented any further damage to the building.
      The elders reported finding a suspicious device placed on the ground on the west side of the building. It “had the appearance of being an explosive device,” so deputies called the bomb squad to the scene.
      People living nearby the church told Q13 News they were told by law enforcement to evacuate for their own safety.
      “I got woken up by my roommate Zachary saying there was a device on the church next door to our house and we needed to evacuate,” said Richard McIntire.
      McIntireÂ’s shared his concern about living so close to whatÂ’s become a repeated target.
      “I don’t understand why people have to target churches,” he said.
      Neighbors in rural Yelm expressed their worries about the attacks and hoped police would soon make an arrest before someone gets hurt.
      By late afternoon investigators determined the suspicious device wasn’t dangerous. The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office later tweeted, “The suspicious device was made to look like a real bomb but in the end, it was found to be fake.”
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    • By The Librarian
      Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. The Kingdom Hall in Reykjavík, Iceland. There is two Icelandic, one English and one Polish congregations. @renelindholm thank you for sharing

      Polish? Surprising.

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    • By Bible Speaks
      Beautiful Footage of Iceland 
      Thank you Jehovah for your Creative Works, they many!  ???
      Icelandic moods  ?? | Photography by Arnar Kristjansson (@arnarkristjans_photography) #iceland #earthescope.
      .A majority of Icelanders believe in elves.
      At about 39,000 square miles, Iceland is small – close to the size of Ohio.
      There is a volcanic eruption every 4 years on average.
      There are no forests in Iceland.
      Beer remained illegal in Iceland until 1989.
      At 43.5 hours per week, they have the longest work week in Europe.
      The Icelandic language remains unchanged from ancient Norse. That means 1,000-year-old texts are still easily read.
      Babies in Iceland are routinely left outside to nap.
      There are no surnames or family names in Iceland – Icelanders use the traditional Nordic naming system, which includes a last name that is comprised from their father’s (or mother’s) first name with the addition of -dóttir (-daughter) or -son.
      60% of the Icelandic population lives in Reykjavík.Stykkishólmur Iceland
      IcelandÂ’s revenue from whale watching exceeds any income from whaling.
      Usually a temperate country, not too hot or cold, the highest temperature recorded was 30.5 °C (86.9 °F) at the Eastern fjords in 1939.
      Iceland had the first democratically elected female and openly gay Prime Ministers.
      Consumption of Coca–Cola per capita is higher than in any other country.
      But there arenÂ’t any McDonaldÂ’s Restaurants anywhere in Iceland.
      In 2010 Iceland banned strip clubs.
      Roughly 85 percent of IcelandÂ’s energy is from renewable resources, and well over half of that is geothermal alone.
      Icelandic horses display two additional gaits as compared to all other breeds.
      First names not previously used in Iceland must be approved by the Icelandic Naming Committee.
      Iceland was one of the last places on earth to be settled by humans.Blue Lagoon Iceland
      Icelanders watch more movies than any other nation.
      Iceland is home to one of the worldÂ’s oldest democracies; established in 930.
      In Iceland owning a pet snake, lizard or turtle is against the law.
      The countryÂ’s national sport is handball.
      Iceland does not have an army, navy or air force.
      Mosquitoes do not exist in Iceland.
      The Icelandic police donÂ’t carry guns. Crime in Iceland is very low and violent crime is practically nonexistent.
      Per capita Iceland has the highest number of book and magazine publications and 10% of the countryÂ’s population will publish a book in their lifetimes.
      Icelandic telephone directories list Icelanders by first name alphabetically.
      In 2010, 97.6% of Icelandic population had Internet connection.
      Raw puffin heart is considered a delicacy.
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    • By Bible Speaks
      Alleged arson damages the Kingdom Halls in Olympia and Tumwater on Monday morning
      Fires at two Kingdom Halls of Jehovah's Witnesses in Olympia and Tumwater are being treated as a crime after a person was seen pouring a liquid around one of the buildings and setting it on fire on Monday morning.
      Olympia Fire Chief Rob Bradley said he reviewed security camera images that showed a person "clearly spilling a liquid on the outside of the church." On the site, it smelled like a petroleum-based substance.
      Olympia fire investigators will help the Olympia police in the investigation, he said. Bradley also said that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is sending agents to Olympia and Tumwater.
      The Olympia fire started sometime before 8:20 a.m. Monday at the Kingdom Hall at 2225 Cain Road SE. Firefighters shot down the fire quickly and then the crews began rebuilding and rescue efforts, Bradley said. He estimated the cost of fire damage at $ 50,000.
      No injuries were reported
      In Tumwater, firefighters were sent to the Kingdom Hall at 1199 N. Ninth Ave. SO at approximately 9 a.m. M
      Members of the congregation were to enter the room when they noticed smoke coming from the north side of the building, said Tumwater Fire Chief Scott LaVielle. At first they used a garden hose to fight the fire, then they called 911, he said.
      LaVielle said firefighters and police determined there were two fires on the north side of the building. They also found the "glow and smell of some kind of accelerant," he said.
      "We take samples," LaVielle said.
      No one was injured, he said. Although the Kingdom Hall in Olympia had security cameras, the location of Tumwater did not, LaVielle said. 
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    • By Bible Speaks
      “Let All Declare the Glory of Jehovah!”
      “Ascribe to Jehovah glory and strength. Ascribe to Jehovah the glory belonging to his name.”—PSALM 96:7, 8.
      Without speech, without words, without voice, Jehovah’s awesome created heavens declare his glory, day after day, night after night. 
      Creation never ceases to declare God’s glory, and it is humbling to contemplate this silent testimony going into “all the earth” for all its inhabitants to see. 
      However, the silent witness of creation is not enough. Faithful humans are urged to join in with audible voice. An unnamed psalmist addressed faithful worshipers with these inspired words: “Ascribe to Jehovah glory and strength. Ascribe to Jehovah the glory belonging to his name.” (Psalm 96:7, 8) - Bible Speaks - 
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      Video by @renan_ozturk // A show of lights over Jökulsárlón in southern Iceland.  This glacial lake is constantly growing with climate change, as some of Europe’s largest glaciers calve off and get swept to sea.

    • By Queen Esther
      A villager from the Moscow area threw a Molotov cocktail (incendiary bomb) at the home of Jehovah's Witnesses. Two houses and cars burned. The villager says he did it because he does not like the beliefs of his neighbors.
      That same day a guy broke the window of a kingdom hall. The brothers were gathered and told to stop doing that and the cry that will continue to do so until the whole room is destroyed.
      It has unleashed a witch hunt against the witnesses and people feel supported by the government.
      THINKING & PRAYING  to  all  our  Brothers ❤
    • By Bible Speaks
      GLANCING-BLOW CME: A magnetic filament on the sun exploded on April 9th, hurling a gaseous coronal mass ejection (CME) into space. The bulk of the CME will miss Earth; nevertheless a glancing blow to Earth's magnetic field is possible this weekend. The impact, if it occurs, could cause magnetic disturbances and auroras around our planet's poles. 
       As northern spring unfolds, polar twilight is bumping up against auroras around the Arctic Circle. Charlie McCormack sends this picture of the two vying for attention over Reykjavik, Iceland.
      Thank you Jehovah we are in awe of your beautiful works! ?

    • By The Librarian
      Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. On another post it is cited as happening in Kazakhstan:
      Anyone know exactly where this arson happened?
    • By admin
      A man has been charged following an incident at a church in Beenleigh this morning.
      Around 8.20am, it will be alleged a man used his vehicle to ram through the front security gates of the Jireh Street building.
      It will further be alleged the man then proceeded to set fire to the floor of the church.
      Witnesses at the scene assisted police with identifying the man who officers located at Logan River Parkland a short time later.
      A 29-year-old Bethania man has been charged with wilful damage, break and enter and attempted arson.
      He is scheduled to appear before the Beenleigh Magistrates Court tomorrow.
      Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or  Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  24hrs a day.

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