And you wonder why I made such a fuss about the Boston bombers’ Islamist connection being concealed by our government! How about the largest denomination in the country being labeled hostile!!
I picked this up from my good friend over at Midnightwatcher’s Blogspot which I highly recommend you subscribing to.
Sounds like first century Christians before the Jewish religious leaders to me.
Acts 5:27-32 (NASB) 27 When they had brought them, they stood them before the Council. The high priest questioned them, 28 saying, “We gave you strict orders not to continue teaching in this name, and yet, you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and intend to bring this man’s blood upon us.” 29 But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men. 30 “The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom you had put to death by hanging Him on a cross. 31 “He is the one whom God exalted to His right hand as a Prince and a Savior, to grant repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins. 32 “And we are witnesses of these things; and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey Him.”
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Major Nidal Malik Hasan, killed 13 people at Fort Hood Army Base in Texas in 2009. He was born and raised in Virginia. Hasan was an Army Medical Corp officer at the time of his attack. He was raised as a Muslim together with his two younger brothers, attending high school in Arlington and then Roanoke, Va. Hassan and his brothers helped their parents run the family’s restaurant in Roanoke.
Mohammed Sidique Khan, the leader of the suicide attackers who bombed the London transit system in 2005 was a teacher at a primary school in the northern city of Leeds who taught children with developmental problems. He was 30 years old and the father of a baby daughter born one day earlier while he was present with his wife as she delivered. Fifty-two people were killed (including Khan) in the bombing of the London transit system and over 700 were wounded. Colleagues and acquaintances described Khan as a gentle, kind man.
Faisal Shahzad was a Pakistani-American citizen who was arrested for the attempted May 1, 2010, Times Square car bombing. Shahzad is the youngest and fourth child of a wealthy, well-educated family living in north-western Pakistan. Shahzad is married and the father of two young children, both born in the United States. Since 1997, he lived mostly in the United States, attending college on extended visas, and earning an undergraduate degree and MBA at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. The New York Times news article describing Shahzad’s radicalization included this quote: “But precisely what combination of influences — political, religious and personal — drove Mr. Shahzad to violence remains a mystery, even to those close to him.”
Antonio Martinez was 21-years-old and a recent Muslim convert when he was arrested in December, 2010, and charged him with plotting to blow up a military recruitment center in Catonsville, MD. The article reporting on Martinez (also known by his Muslim name, Muhammad Hussain) described a recent trend among Latinos that concerned Homeland Security officials:
There is Jose Padilla, the former Chicago native who pleaded guilty to training with al-Qaida; or Daniel Maldonado, a Latino-American who was one of the first U.S. citizens to join an al-Qaida affiliate group in Somalia. Officials also point to Bryant Neal Vinas, a Latino from Long Island who found himself in al-Qaida’s inner circle a couple of years ago. He talked to the group’s leadership about how to attack the Long Island Rail Road and, according to officials close to the case, “has been a gold mine of information about al-Qaida ever since.”
Nineteen-year-old, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, “suspect #2,” attended the prestigious Cambridge Rindge and Latin school, Cambridge, Mass., where he participated on the wrestling team. In May 2011, his senior year, he was awarded a $2,500 scholarship from the city to pursue higher education. At the time of the bombing, he was a student at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. According to a recent article from CNN, Dzhokhar was on the Dartmouth campus every day after the bombing on Monday, attending classes, working out in the gym, and attending dorm parties while all of Boston was on lockdown. Dzhokhar was described as non-religious by his contemporaries. He was known to his acquaintances as a guy who loved soccer. He is reported to have brushed off invitations to join the Muslim Student Association on campus. Its president, Ahmad Nassri, was quoted as saying: “I was trying to pull him into the group,” Nassri said. “He didn’t really want it. I think he attended one meeting. He defined himself as a Muslim but if you asked him if he was religious he would say, ‘No.’”
I could go on, and on. The “larger question” that the authorities, and the media, and the experts will be discussing for months on end, is how could a 19 year-old young man, most of his life spent in the U.S.A., be the willing perpetrator in the Boston Marathon massacre?
The common thread in each of these cases is Islam. However, the answer to the larger question is whether or not those asking the question will allow themselves to answer the question with a religion — Islam.
Jesus come quickly.
The Boston Marathon bombers are Islamists. Why is the White House not coming forth with this information? Why does the video of the gun-fire exchange have two sides? Because both sides have been trained to defend and kill. The bombers are not lone wolves. They are a small part of Islam’s coming dominion of the world (Revelation 13:7 – 8). Today is Friday. The bombings occurred on Monday. Why has it taken so long for the White House to tell us what we knew from the beginning? In fact, as of this writing, no goverment offiial has officially stated the obviouse. What are we to do with this fact?
John Brennan, Deputy National Security Advisor for Homeland Security and Countererrorism, as early as May, 2010, stated that the term “terrorist” or “jihadist” should not be used to describe extremists. He has taken a position of not recognizing Islam’s role in the attacks across the world. Mr. Brennan has removed language from all government statements that implicate Islam as a source of terrorism both in public descriptions of clear Islamist activities as well as internal security documents. Even the military manuals have been edited to remove references to Islam in regards to terrorism for the sake of being politically correct. I have specifically written about this in chapter 1 of my book “Islam, The Cloak of Antichrist.”
Two years after publishing my book, the deception has continued and has recently been aggravated, authenticated, and confirmed. Are all Muslims jihadists? No! In fact, most American Muslims are more distraught about what has happened than are non-Muslims. What are Christians to do? Act as if there is no danger? I think not. If that were the case, why would God give us the prophecies to interpret in the first place. These prophecies point to the end-times identification of Islam as the cloak under which satan will operate.
Jesus come quickly.
For more perspective on the jidhadist mindset, see my book “Islam, The Cloak of Anitchrist.”
We knew the truth before a word was spoken about who was behind the Boston Marathon massacre: we knew Islam was behind it. Now, as I listen to the live reporting of ABC TV, I have just received a post from Midnight Watcher’ Blogspot that one of the suspect’s Facebook account contained Islamist renderings (originally reported by Robert Spencer). Yet, nothing has even hit the public media reports as of 10:30AM EST. As I continue to watch the TV report, a report is broadcast of a telephone call this reporter had with the father (from Chechnya) of the two boys who vehemently denied his sons involvement in any such “terrorist” activities or Islamic radicalism, and that neither of the boys even own a gun or know how to shoot a gun. Then the reporter at the end of the call admits that the father stated, “if my son is killed all hell will break loose.” And, I think to myself, the father is lying. Islam not only permits lying in holy war but instructs them to do so.
When President Obama first reported on the events shortly after the bombing occurred, he never used the word “terrorist” even though clearly the incident was a “terrorist” event by its legal definition by our own laws (without regard to whether it was Islamic in origin). Apparently, the president was so intent on protecting Islam from being identified prematurely that he intentionally omitted the word “terrorist” from his report. Of course, this should not be a surprise to any of us. Our government is intentional to remove all language, whether spoken or written, that Islam as a religion is connected to terror in the world; and that Islam has no religious connection to the destruction and killings around the world. Why? Because satan is intent on deceiving the world as to the means and method by which he will commit his jihad against the world to bring about the tribulation of these days. He has deceived our government and our government deceives us.
Revelation 13:7 – 8 is in the process of its fulfillment. This is only a baby-step toward that end.
Jesus come quickly.
Raymond Ibrahim reports on his website:
Salafi Sheikh Yasir al-‘Ajlawni, a Jordanian of origin who earlier lived in Damascus, Syria for 17 years, posted a YouTube video last week where he said he was preparing to issue a “legitimate fatwa” making it legal (in the eyes of Islam) for those Muslims fighting to topple secular president Bashar Assad and install Sharia law to “capture and have sex with” all non-Sunni women, specifically naming Assad’s own sect, the Alawites, as well as the Druze and several others, in short, all non-Sunnis and non-Muslims.
In the modern-day, the so-called religion of peace is adept at dismissing Qur’anic passages dealing with Islam’s heinous treatment of women. When a modern-day Sheikh advocates a Qur’anic instruction permitting precisely what is denied by Islam’s pundits, it is evidence that the religion of peace is anything but that. Here is the Qur’an’s passage that permits Muslim men to practice polygamy along with sexual prerogatives over any women that “your right hands own.”
If you fear that you will not act justly towards the orphans, marry such women as seem good to you, two, three, four; but if you fear you will not be equitable, then only one, or what your right hands own; so it is likelier you will not be partial. Qur’an 4:3 (Arberry translation)
The phrase “what your right hands own” refers to non-Muslim women claimed in victory, i.e., female slaves of war. In Ibrahim’s article, he refers to the fatwa of Sheikh Ajlawni prescribing Qur’anic treatment of Syrian non-Muslim women, victims of the rebellion against Assad. Ibrahim puts it this way:
Islam’s ulema, or “scholars,” are unanimously agreed that “what your right hands possess” is, according to Islamic law, simply a sex-slave. Linguistic evidence further suggests that she is seen more as an animal or a possession than a human—hence this inhuman fatwa.
You might be wondering what this has to do with Bible prophecy? There is but one passage that is specific to the issue of the antichrist’s treatment of women:
Daniel 11:37 (NASB) 37 “He will show no regard for the gods of his fathers or for the desire of women, nor will he show regard for any other god; for he will magnify himself above them all. (Emphasis supplied).
For a complete discussion of the phrase, “He will show no regard … for the desire of women,” see this article. The point is that the antichrist and those who follow him will manifest a treatment toward women that will be disrespectful, abusive, violent and without regard to what a woman desires or considers to be of value. Islam fulfills this prophecy and the current article referenced by Raymond Ibrahim is evidence of Islam’s fulfillment.
Quoting from Raymond Ibrahim.com -
A video recording from a recent Friday sermon in Egypt, where the imam swears to Allah several times that the flag of Islam will be raised above the White House of America, recently appeared on the Arabic Internet. According to the imam preaching, all Muslims need do is be patient and continue working towards this goal. The video, which I subtitled, can be viewed on YouTube. [Note: If captions do not appear, you may have to manually turn them on by pressing "cc" on the video.]
Absurd you say? Some passages speak for themselves:
Revelation 13:7-9 (NASB) 7 It was also given to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them, and authority over every tribe and people and tongue and nation was given to him. 8 All who dwell on the earth will worship him, everyone whose name has not been written from the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who has been slain. 9 If anyone has an ear, let him hear.
I suppose that the people of Constantinople felt that same way — at least until the city fell to the Muslims and Ottoman Sultan Mehmet II on May 29, 1453 AD. Constantinople was referred to by Muslims as the “Red Apple,” the ultimate prize. It had withstood siege after siege (every forty years according to historians for 1000 years), including numerous failed Muslim onslaughts. But fall it did. (See Islam, the Cloak of Antichrist for a history of this event).
It seems that another “Red Apple” is in the minds of Islamists — the United States of America. According to the Imam, America will also fall.
May God (not Allah) be honored and praised that regardless of whether America does fall, He will not.
Revelation 16:10-12 (NASB) 10 Then the fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and his kingdom became darkened; and they gnawed their tongues because of pain, 11 and they blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores; and they did not repent of their deeds. 12 The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river, the Euphrates; and its water was dried up, so that the way would be prepared for the kings from the east.
In the March 28, 2013 report of MEMRI, a
translation was made available of an editorial taken from the Saudi Daily, Al-Medina, describing the challenges before the Arab leaders gathered at the Arab Summit at Doha, the capital city of Qatar. MEMRI summarized the challenges Arab leaders faced as reported in the editorial as follows:
According to the editorial, while the first Arab summit discussed a single problem – the Palestinian problem – this summit is convening under the shadow of “a political, security, and economic earthquake, and raging storms of chaos, upheaval and fitna [Arabic, "tumult" or "upheaval"]” in almost every Arab country : Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Egypt, Palestine, Libya, Tunisia, and Yemen.
Weapons [provided to the Syrian regime] by Iran and allowed by Iraq through Iraqi airspace are also playing a part in igniting the Syrian crisis, and they are pouring more oil [on the fire] of sectarian fitna [in Iraq] – [sectarian fitna] being considered the main characteristic of Iraqi Pres. Nouri Al-Maliki’s era. Add to this the Iranian nuclear dossier, the current state in Lebanon, the chaos in Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia, the stagnation of the peace process, and the ongoing settlements, Judaization, expropriation, and arrests carried out by Israel [against the Palestinians] – and we can appreciate the scope and gravity of the challenges addressed by the Doha summit .
The circumstances described in MEMRI’s translation might easily fit what is described in Revelation 16:10, “… Then the fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and his kingdom was darkened…” As most readers know, the author of this blog-post interprets the “throne of the beast” to be Arabia, the birthplace of Islam, and the Arab nations and groups that comprise Muslim majority countries and groups. The significance, however, is found in the prophecy which follows, i.e., the pouring out of the 6th bowl of wrath:
Revelation 16:12 (NASB) The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river, the Euphrates; and its water was dried up, so that the way would be prepared for the kings from the east.
It is without question that the “kings from the east” are the descendants of Ishmael, i.e., the modern-day Muslims (Arabs – Genesis 16:12 (NASB); 25:6, 18). The prophecy states that the “water was dried up, so that the way would be prepared for the kings from the east.” The meaning has to be that some strategic advantage will be gained by this group allowing them to advance in battle in some favorable way. Certainly, the “drying up of the waters” is not to be taken literally. In the modern-day, a dry river bed is irrelevant to the success of a modern military; not so at the time this prophecy was written. At the time the prophecy was written, a dry river bed would be beneficial to an advancing army on either horses or camels. So then, to properly interpret the passage, we must look to what the words mean, not the literal words themselves. This leads us to conclude that at a time of darkness in the Arab world, i.e., chaos, turmoil, and division, a military advantage will be gained. Perhaps that advantage is the acquisition of nuclear weapons.
This writer has always interpreted the geographical distinction to be significant — Iran is located east of the Euphrates and so Revelation 16:12 (NASB) must point to Iran. However, I am not so certain that the geographical distinction is as significant as the gaining of the military advantage. If one interprets “kings from the east” to be Muslim majority nations (not Iran geographically), Iran still fulfills the distinctive phrase because it is a Muslim majority country. The advantage gained is that it allows an attack to be launched against Israel, and that is the point of the prophecy. In fact, the advantage gained could even be possessed by a non-Muslim country which becomes available to a Muslim country. For example, suppose North Korea’s nuclear saber-rattling against the United States and South Korea was a precursor to an actual attack either upon the United States, South Korea, or Israel. If such an attack was made it would open the floodgates of war in the Middle East against Israel. Remember, North Korea’s ally in the Middle East is Iran. If either Iran or North Korea were to develop successful nuclear weapons those weapons would become available to the enemies of the United States and its allies. Such an event would fulfill the “drying up of the Euphrates” of Revelation 16:12. As one might expect, what follows is expected: Armageddon is the 7th bowl (Revelation 16:13-19).
Revelation 6:12-17 (NASB) 12 I looked when He broke the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth made of hair, and the whole moon became like blood; 13 and the stars of the sky fell to the earth, as a fig tree casts its unripe figs when shaken by a great wind. 14 The sky was split apart like a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. 15 Then the kings of the earth and the great men and the commanders and the rich and the strong and every slave and free man hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains; 16 and they said* to the mountains and to the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the presence of Him who sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb; 17 for the great day of their wrath has come, and who is able to stand?”
Makes you wonder doesn’t it.
Jesus come quickly.