IRANIAN DICTATOR Ayatollah Khamenei hospitalized in critical condition from cancer

The Iranian Ayatollah, 75, was reportedly rushed to a hospital after developing complications from his ongoing bout with prostate cancer. Reports stated that the autocrat underwent emergency surgery overnight and remains in the hospital in critical condition.



Breitbart & Gateway  Citing intelligence sources, France’s Le Figaro estimated on Saturday that Khamenei only had two years left to live, due to his prostate cancer purportedly reaching stage four and spreading throughout the rest of his body.

Ali Khamenei has ruled Iran as its ultimate authority since 1989. He has been a prominent political figure since the beginning of the Shah’s overthrow and the installation of an Islamic Republic in 1979.


Under Khamenei’s rule, Iran has become the largest promulgator of terrorism worldwide. The Islamic Republic controls Shiite terror group Hezbollah, which has developed de facto sovereignty in southern Lebanon, and maintains close ties with several Latin American governments. Iran also maintains heavy influence over Iraq, Syria, and the Houthi-led coup government in Yemen.

While serving as President of Iran, Khamenei oversaw the 1983 bombing against the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut, which resulted in the deaths of 241 American servicemen. The next year, Iran would again support a Hezbollah operation against the U.S. embassy annex in Beirut, which resulted in the deaths of two dozen people.

The aftermath of a suicide truck bombing of the U.S. Marines barracks in Beirut, Lebanon on Sunday, Oct. 23, 1983. The blast claimed the lives of 241 American service members.

The aftermath of a suicide truck bombing of the U.S. Marines barracks in Beirut, Lebanon on Sunday, Oct. 23, 1983. The blast claimed the lives of 241 American service members.

U.S. officials believe that during the most recent Iraq war, Iran had been manufacturing and supplying IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices) to America’s enemies, killing an untold number of U.S. troops.

In May 2014, the Supreme Leader told a crowd in a military parade that Iran intended to destroy the United States through “battle and jihad.”

Ironically, the news of the dictator’s hospitalization comes on the Jewish holiday of Purim, which commemorates the Jewish people thwarting a Persian plot to destroy them. The Book of Esther states that Haman, who served as a minister to who is believed to be King Xerxes I, planned to commit genocide against Persia’s Jews, but his plot collapsed after Mordecai and Esther exposed it.


It remains unclear who would rise to become Supreme Leader should Khamenei’s health falter. He has not yet publicly appointed a successor to his dictatorial platform.

Khamenei’s Jew-Hating Tirade Before Netanyahu Speech:



CNN reports on the murders of homosexuals by the Islamic State, but the problem isn’t just ISIS, it’s Islam

Where is the Gay community in America on this? They are quick to march against Israel, the only country in the Middle East that respects Gay rights, but are silent when it come to Muslims. And it isn’t just ISIS that is doing this. (See links below)






























As Barack Hussein Obama continues to flood the country with mostly illiterate, unskilled and violent Somali Muslims, Minneapolis will soon become a NO-GO zone for non-Muslims

images-22Growing Somali Muslim mall in Minneapolis now boasts one of the state’s largest mosques. But where are they getting the money since more than half of Somali Muslims in America live on welfare?

Star Tribune  Developer Basim Sabri says setting out to build one of Minnesota’s largest mosques at his Karmel Square mall wasn’t a vanity project. Instead, the space — part of a major expansion at Karmel — was meant as a goodwill gesture to the local Somalis who rent and shop at the south Minneapolis mall.

SOMALI MUSLIM immigrants demand more funding for the halal-compliant free food bank in Minneapolis

OBESE SOMALI MUSLIM immigrants demand more funding for the halal-compliant free food bank in Minneapolis

The expansion has tested Sabri’s famously tense relationships with the city and the mall’s neighbors, who have voiced concerns over parking and traffic issues. Part of the construction collapsed in May, cutting off electricity to the neighborhood and briefly stalling the project.

Somali Muslims turning Minnesota into a Islamic hellhole:

Since it opened earlier this year, the mosque has gotten rave reviews from a growing cadre of worshipers, who cover the sun-filled, 5,000-square-foot prayer hall completely when they kneel at Friday prayer. “This mosque is not about showing off,” said Sabri. “It’s about need.”

The new mosque replaces a prayer room on the second floor that could not handle the crowds; worshipers spilled out into the mall hallways and, during the holy month of Ramadan, even the mall parking lot.

The space is on the newly added third floor of the state’s oldest Somali mall, where shops sell long skirts and scarves, henna tattoos, jewelry, handbags, rugs and Somali specialties such as savory sambusa pastries. Sabri is also building a fourth floor and a three-story parking ramp.

Somali Muslim thugs film themselves attacking innocent Americans in the streets of Minneapolis:

He claims the new mosque is the largest in Minnesota, possibly even the Midwest. But the imam of another new Twin Cities mosque, Darool-Uloom, which moved into a former Catholic church on St. Paul’s East Side last summer, says it handily surpasses Karmel’s square footage to claim that distinction.

There, Imam Sheikh Hassan says the men’s prayer hall alone covers about 15,000 square feet. Metro Islamic centers such as Al-Farooq Youth and Family Center in Bloomington and Abubakar As-Siddique in Minneapolis are larger overall, but their prayer spaces are more modest than Karmel’s. 

In any case, says Abubakar Executive Director Ismail Haji, the services offered are more important than the square footage: “We’re not in competition with each other.” The new mosque has spurred a 20 percent uptick in traffic to the mall, Sabri estimates; as many as 800 worshipers have filled the incense-scented space for Friday prayer service in Somali and Arabic.

Somali Muslim sex gangs abducting, raping, and prostituting very young American girls:

Sabri, who has previously tussled with the city over starting projects before officials signed off on them, lined up a permit for the expansion in February 2014. But last summer, city staff pointed out that he needed an additional assembly occupancy permit for the mosque.

“It’s fair to say there have been some concerns on both sides of the fence,” said district supervisor Bill Smith, though he and Sabri both say the process was more cooperative this time around.

Worshipers at a recent Friday prayer service said they have welcomed the new space. Abdihakim Omar, a driver, said he didn’t even try to snag a spot in the former prayer room downstairs most weeks. Instead, he went to pray at another south Minneapolis Somali mall, Village Market, right across from his apartment.

Violent brawl breaks out between Somali Muslims and black students at Minneapolis school:

But he’s come to Karmel every Friday since the new mosque opened in late January. “It’s beautiful; it’s huge,” Omar said. “You can’t imagine how grateful we are.”

Liban Hussein, a Somali TV host and producer, said that the old prayer room got hot and stuffy. Out in the hallways, worshipers couldn’t see the imam or hear the service well, leading to confusion about when to stand and when to kneel.

Somali Muslim workers outraged that bakery has imposed a dress code which prohibits burqas for safety reasons:


Imitating the Islamic State’s immolation of a Jordanian pilot, Yemeni children lock a 10-year-old boy in a cage and set him on fire

A group of children in Yemen have attempted to burn a 10-year-old boy to death after first locking him in a cage in a shocking imitation of the Islamic State’s (ISIS) murder of a Jordanian pilot.


UK Daily Mail  As many as seven boys are believed to have attacked the as-yet unnamed victim in Al Dahthath village in the country’s northern Ibb province.

The defenseless child was then locked in a wooden cage and had petrol poured over his body before being set alight. Thankfully a group of locals spotted the attack and managed to save the boy’s life, although he was still left with horrific burn injuries on his legs.

The boys are understood to have been inspired by murders committed by ISIS after using mobile phone apps such as WhatsApp to share gruesome videos of the terror group’s atrocities, despite living in a remote village where electricity supplies are unreliable.


During the attack, the boys are said to have assumed different terrorist roles, with the ‘leader’ sitting in a chair and giving orders to his friends. After being set alight, the boys cries were overheard by local residents who rushed to save him. ‘The villagers took him to a local hospital where he received treatment for burns to one of his legs,’ Mr Mouzahem was quoted as saying.

Jihadist groups in Syria have staged a similar photo using children in a cage to accuse Bashar Assad of doing the same thing to children there.



“Be careful what you say about the paedophile prophet Mohammed in England, or else”

3q18g3vi-viThe Muslim Action Forum (MAF), which staged a protest outside Downing Street against Charlie Hebdo cartoonists’ right to free speech in February, has launched a ‘legal strategy’ to ban the creation and publication of offensive images and insults that Muslims deem as ‘blasphemous’ against their prophet Mohammad. The organization is also asking supporters to lobby their MPs to make what they consider ‘Islamophobia’ a criminal offense.


Secularism  They state that they intend “to launch a series of legal challenges in the English Court system” because “depictions of our Holy Prophet peace be upon Him is the worst kind of ‘Hate Crime’ that can be perpetrated on the 3 million Muslims in the UK and 1.7 billion Muslims worldwide.”


The group says that they have “devised a legal strategy to prevent the continuous insulting and derogatory publications depicting and abusing the personality of our Holy Prophet Muhammad peace be upon Him.”


In a press release published shortly after the demonstration in February 2015, the MAF set out details of their plan to outlaw depicting Mohammed in the UK, through “amendment of some existing legislation and the presentation of a Private Members Bill that promotes the idea of Global Civility.”


They describe “Global Civility” as a “new direction” and argue that the “desecration” of “collective human dignity”, through “insult, denigration or humiliation is morally and ethically wrong”. Their website rails against “reckless and malicious expressions”.

They urge the 100,000 Muslims who they claim signed their petition to lobby their MPs and all candidates standing in the General Election. The MAF makes a number of suggestions including three specific questions which they ask supporters to direct to their MPs.


The MAF suggests that petitioners ask their MPs if they think the “the Public Order Act 1986 should be amended to include under ‘hate crime’ any malicious depiction of images and use of malevolent language against revered personalities of all religions?”

They also suggest asking if “Islamophobia should be a culpable offence?”


The suggestions include a point inquiring if MPs would support a “Bill of Rights” that promotes “Global Civility”, a concept which would prevent insulting religion.

The appeal says that if the MP answers no to any of the points above, their answer “will clarify to the local Muslim community where their political representatives stand on the single most important issue to every Muslim in this country and worldwide.”


Stephen Evans, National Secular Society campaigns manager, said: “We trust all prospective MPs will appreciate that there is no homogeneous ‘Muslim community’ and reject such unreasonable demands to undermine everybody’s fundamental rights and freedoms. Free speech is the bedrock of liberty and a free society – and integral to combating the spectre of Islamism. Now more than ever we need to preserve and strengthen freedom of expression, not capitulate to extremist demands.”


The Muslim Action Forum (MAF) explain that their campaign against satirical depictions of Mohammed, and what they call “uncivilised expressionists”, took its “first historical step by presenting a petition supported by over 100,000 signatures of Muslims promoting the concept of Global Civility and condemning the continuous publication of these insulting cartoons in France and other parts of the world.”


The MAF website has a section devoted to the concept of “uncivilised expressionists”, and they cite examples including the Satanic Verses, Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten and the burning of the Quran. They define uncivilised expressions as a “a psychological disposition of the human mind which insults and maligns others without care or consideration of consequences.” They call this “behaviour against Muslims”.

In case any of you ‘perpetually offended’ Muslims want to try the same thing in the U.S., think again:


Right to Offend Poster



UK: SOMALI MUSLIM cannibal chomps down on a fellow worshipper at their mosque, but will not do any jail time

A MUSLIM mother-of-two and government welfare leech, who bit a chunk out of a woman’s face at a mosque before spitting the skin out on the floor, has been spared jail. Suad Awad, 41, lunged at extended relative (by cousin marriage?) Amina Essa at Shepherd’s Bush Mosque in west London.

SUAD AWAD Muslim cannibal

SUAD AWAD Muslim cannibal

UK Daily Mail (h/t Susan K) Ms Essa, who said she could ‘think of no reason why there could be bad blood between them’, was left needing plastic surgery for the wound above her left eye. Awad, a Somali-born MUSLIM immigrant who lives in Shepherd’s Bush, has now pleaded guilty to inflicting grievous bodily harm at Isleworth Crown Court.  But there was a phone call several months earlier when she was supposed to have made comments about the defendant’s husband. 

‘Ms Essa says the defendant jumped at her and could immediately feel the defendant biting her and heard a crunching noise and heard her spit. ‘The defendant attempted to bite her a second time on the nose and Ms Essa moved her head and tried to push the defendant away and as she did the defendant bit down on the middle finger of her right hand. ‘As Ms Essa tried to pull her finger away the defendant bit again, holding it in her mouth.



Andrew Sheriff, Awad’s lawyer, agreed that there appeared to be no motive for the attack and said it was a ‘one-off incident’. He said: ‘The parties can’t assist with the motivation for the attack and the probation report suggests cultural or religious differences.

Judge Andrew McDowall handed Awad a two-year prison sentence, suspended for two years. He told the defendant,  ‘You are saved from an immediate prison sentence by the fact you pleaded guilty, that you have family responsibilities, you are of good character and it would be undue punishment on your children.’ (GOOD character?)


NYC: MUSLIM TERRORIST found guilty of plotting to blow up a Manchester, England shopping center and the New York City subway system

Pakistani-born MUSLIM Naseer, 28, faces life in jail for his part in the al-Qaeda conspiracy. He was convicted on three criminal violations: providing material support to al-Qaeda, conspiring to provide material support for al-Qaeda and conspiring to use a lethal device in relation to a crime of violence.

Abid Naseer, MUSLIM terrorist

Abid Naseer, MUSLIM terrorist (right)

CNN  The Manchester plot was allegedly part of a three-pronged plan that included attacks on the New York City subway system and on a newsroom in Copenhagen. None were carried out. Representing himself, Abid Naseer pleaded not guilty but prosecutors argued in the New York trial that the British plot was part of a broader Al Qaeda operation.

The New York plot allegedly originated with Najibullah Zazi, who is believed to have corresponded with the same al Qaeda contact as Naseer. Zazi pleaded guilty to terrorism charges and was the first witness in Naseer’s trial. 


Naseer, a Pakistani national, was in the United Kingdom on a student visa at the time of his arrest. Among the evidence presented, prosecutors pointed out that Naseer had dropped out of classes after only a week.

Naseer had no intention of completing his studies because “that was never the plan,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Zainab Ahmad argued, saying that Naseer applied for a student visa as a means of entering the country to carry out the attack.


With Muslim terrorist attacks a fact of life in Canada now, why is Canada so concerned about the rapidly growing anti-Islam movement?

Canada’s spy agency is eyeing the threat of a homegrown anti-Islam movement spreading online.

PEGIDA Quebec Facebook page



HUFFPO-Canada  The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) flagged well-known warnings of the persistent menace posed by terrorist groups al-Qaida, Hezbollah and the more violent and radical Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, say notes obtained through the Access to Information Act.


But under the heading Domestic Extremism, the spy service also underscored what might be the flip side of that coin — the recent development “of a Canadian online anti-Islam movement, similar to ones in Europe like PEGIDA.” CSIS characterized it as an “ongoing risk, particularly as its proponents advocate violence.” (NO, they don’t, unless you consider the anti-Islam rally below to be violent)

The Sept. 18 briefing for Blaney’s office came a little more than a month before several soldiers were killed in Canadian attacks just two days apart — murders committed by young Muslim men that authorities say were motivated by Islam. Shortly after the killings, there was vandalism of mosques in Ottawa and Cold Lake, Alta., threats against the B.C. Muslim Association, and a general increase in reports of public bullying and harassment of Muslims.


However, CSIS is likely more interested in the kind of anti-(MUSLIM) immigrant, anti-Islam sentiment that has taken root in some parts of northern Europe, even among the middle class, said Lorne Dawson, a University of Waterloo sociology professor and co-director of the Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security and Society.

Peaceful anti-Islamization rallies in Germany

Peaceful anti-Islamization rallies in Germany


Anti-German Muslim riots in Germany

Violent Muslim riots in Germany

“They’re just not used to dealing with immigrants at all, let alone immigrants that are quite different,” Dawson said of Europe. “We have a much longer track record of immigration in general — waves and waves of immigrants that have come for decades.” (NOT true. They welcome all immigrants but not Muslim hordes who are coming in to leech off the welfare system, spread Islam, increase crime, rape women, and replace the native culture with Islamic laws)

Illegal alien Muslim invaders are flooding Europe

Illegal alien Muslim invaders are flooding Europe

“In Europe, it tends to attract violent individuals. So if (there’s) any chance it’s starting to take wings in Canada, then you can see why they’re concerned,” he said. “I suspect they’re just seeking due diligence to be on top of this at the earliest possible moment in light of Breivik.” (There has been NO violence at any anti-Islamization rallies in Europe)

A simple online search quickly turns up websites with Canadian domain addresses spouting anti-Islamic invective. The government’s anti-terrorism bill, to be scrutinized at a Commons committee starting next week, would give the RCMP power to seek a judge’s order to remove extremist propaganda from websites. 


CSIS faces a challenging investigative environment in which the rapid movement of people and modern communications technology has “extended the reach” of those who pose a threat and has increased the ease and speed with which they can act, the notes add. (Go after the real terrorists – Muslims – not the people who hate their violent ideology)


Bleeding heart, self-hating Christian woman gives up being a Christian woman for Lent

nametag-white-people-water-cooler-convosA blonde-haired, blue-eyed Christian mother-of-two has decided to wear a Muslim headbag (hijab) every time she goes out of the house during Lent to remind herself what it is like to be “other.”

(How about experiencing female genital mutilation if you really want to know what it feels like to be a Muslim woman?)


Christian Today  Jessey Eagan, children’s director for Imago Dei Church in Peoria, Illinois, said that in the US she was part of the majority as a white, middle class woman. (And we know how unpopular that is now, thanks to the left)

“I feel this is especially important now as there is increasing animosity once again from (white Christian) Americans towards Muslims in our communities, which honestly makes me nervous about the idea.” 

Even worse, she has children

Even worse, she has children

“I want to remind myself what it feels like to be an outsider – ‘the other’… So, I’m practising hospitality this Lent by getting into the shoes (or hijab) of my Muslim friends and neighbors. (Why don’t you get your husband to throw acid in your face so you can really have the ‘other’ experience?)


Writing on her blog, #40daysofhijab, Eagan says that she was inspired to undertake the challenge afterliving in Amman, Jordan. She moved there about seven years ago with her husband for 18 months. “To say that I didn’t quite fit in in my new surroundings would be a major understatement. I was an outsider. I stuck out like a sore thumb. Being blond haired and blue eyed in Jordan was like standing up and screaming in a library.”

She describes how she went swimming in a burkini, that her children got used to it and that it broke down barriers between her and the local Muslim community. She also describes how often the “uncovered” stare at her then quickly look away.


Interviewed by BuzzFeed she said her aim was to help people, specifically white Christians, learn how to see difference, embrace it, and engage with it.

One thing she hopes to do next is darken her skin with make-up and go out into the community. “My friend told me that white Muslims and brown Muslims have different experiences, as do black Muslims, within the Islamic community as well as in the community at large,” she said. (That’s right, in the Arabic language, ‘black’ and ‘slave’ are the same words. Ever wonder why?)


She added: “Jesus said to love our neighbors, strangers, and enemies (That’s only because muslims hadn’t been invented yet). I think this is something that is not often taken seriously by many Christians. We are so influenced by the media, that we allow fear to take over, and forget to love. Fear is the opposite of love.”

“This is all about helping my people, specifically white Christians, learn how to see difference, embrace it, and engage with it. That’s what hospitality does. It welcomes people who were once outsiders into a community with love and the desire to understand.” 



WAS IT SOMETHING HE SAID? Iranian-backed militias execute 11-year-old Iraqi boy in Diyala province of Iraq

A horrific leaked video shows an 11-year-old boy in handcuffs who was beaten up by a group of Iranian-backed Iraqi fighters, then executed in cold blood with showers of bullets to the head.


Shoebat  What Barack Hussein Obama did when he pulled U.S. troops out of Iraq was to replace them with militias, a plethora of new and old pro-Iranian Shiite militias that are dominating the battlefields in Iraq and Syria which raises concerns about the growing Iranian influence. These are Iran-backed groups who are providing most of the “boots on the ground” that are pushing back ISIS forces from key areas near Baghdad, including Diyala province.

The overthrow of Saddam Hussein’s Ba’athist government resulted in the emergence of a Shia dominated government in Baghdad replacing it with an Iraqi Shiite government friendly to Tehran. This eliminated what had been an existential threat to the Islamic Republic of Iran and had tipped the local balance of power significantly in Tehran’s favor. And once Iran cleans the ISIS mess in Iraq, Iran will be happy, the U.S. will be happy, while all we have done is chase out ISIS while Iran’s Shiite militias can  already be seen running amok in Iraq.


AMERICAN INGENUITY! Introducing ‘Pig’s Blood Spray,’ the latest in anti-Islamic terrorism protection

5aeab4e4597911e396e612465fd22ea2_8Anti-terrorism device designed to spray Muslims with pig’s blood has Muslim heads exploding. An American inventor has been hit with ‘Islamophobia’ claims after applying for a patent on his controversial invention.

UK Mirror (h/t Linda R)  An American inventor has unveiled an offensive (to muslims) “anti-terror” system designed to spray Muslims with pig blood. The highly controversial device is the work of tinpot tinkerer Franklin R Lacy, who works in Tampa, Florida.

He has applied for a patent on a “system for protecting against terrorist and illegal invasion” which cruelly exploits the Islamic ban on eating or even handling pork. He learned of the strict Islamic laws on pig blood during “extensive travels” in the Middle East.

The patent includes drawings of the device, which will carry a warning about what's inside

The patent includes drawings of the device, which will carry a warning about what’s inside

His invention involves placing containers of clearly labelled pig blood in sensitive areas, in the hope suicide attackers would avoid detonating a bomb nearby for fear of getting covered in it. These vials of blood could be attached to trip wires and spray Muslims with the forbidden substance if they enter a certain area.

“It will keep suicide bombers from blowing themselves up near the container of pig blood because they believe that they would be guaranteed not to go to heaven,” Lacy wrote.

Anti-Islamic Terrorism units have shown interest in the product

Counter-Islamic Terrorism units have shown interest in the product

This is not the first time pigs have been roped into war against Muslims. In 2010, a patent application was filed for a similar pork-based “suicide bomb deterrent”.

A firm called South Fork Industries from Idaho has also released a pork-laced bullet called Jihawg which is designed to “send Islamist terrorists… to hell”


Fiyaz Mughal, director of the interfaith group Faith Matters, said the device has “been created by someone who seeks to humiliate specific faiths.”  “The patent is particularly troubling if used against Jews or Muslims, because it would be deeply offensive and insulting to their faith and beliefs,” Mughal continued. (Jews don’t care because aren’t blowing people up and it isn’t a food product)

“It also means that such a product could foment community tensions and so this is very troubling indeed. (That”s the idea) One has to wonder about the mindset of someone producing such a product.”

An earlier version of an anti-Muslim spray:


EGYPT: As Muslim workers are shouting “Allahu Akbar,” Coptic Monks lie down in front of bulldozer to protect ancient Christian monastery

To protect a precious archaeological area that stretches around a church dating back to the fourth century AD, a group of Coptic monks from the Monastery of Saint Macarius have staged a resistance to a road-building project, going so far as to lie down in front of approaching bulldozers.


Breitbart  The Egyptian government is moving forward on a project to build a road connecting the city of Fayoum to an oasis area, passing through the territory around the ancient Coptic Monastery of St. Macarius, home to dozens of monks. The project also threatens the water supply of the monastery and  cultivated areas belonging to it.

To protest the building project, the monks have practiced nonviolent resistance, lying in the path of bulldozers working on the project. According to reports, workers approached the monastery lands shouting, “Allahu Akbar!”


The monastery is located in Wadi el-Natrun, the ancient Scetes, 57 miles southwest of Cairo, on the western side of the way of the wilderness toward Alexandria.

It was founded in 360 AD by St. Macarius the Egyptian, who was the spiritual father to more than four thousand monks of different nationalities—Egyptians, Greeks, Ethiopians, Armenians, Nubians, Asians, Palestinians, Italians, Gauls, and Spaniards.


The monastery claims to be built on the site of the tombs of St. John the Baptist and the prophet Elisha, which were supposedly discovered below the northern wall of the church during a restoration. The monks claim that location of the crypts would find corroboration in manuscripts from the 11th and 16th centuries found in the library of the monastery.

This confrontation between the monks and the workers is just the latest incident in a long dispute which arose around the road project. The monks already submitted various alternative projects that would allow for the preservation of the historical and natural heritage threatened by the route of the new road.


The Coptic church has also established an ad hoc committee to encourage the search for alternative solutions, working together with the Ministry of Antiquities, which also expressed its opposition to the project and recommended full protection of the archaeological area.

The monastery has been continuously inhabited by monks since its construction in the fourth century.