Cairo and Benghazi

Dr Pierre Coovert

Sometimes I wonder at how blind people are. What is happening in the Middle East, and our government’s response, seems to surprise a lot of people. Our President will not acknowledge there is a “war on terror,” he wants to try terrorists in civil courts like criminals, he apologizes for America every chance he gets, he bows to the king of Saudi Arabia, he shuns Christian prayer meetings and Christian holidays while honoring Islamic holidays, etc. In spite of all this most Americans can’t see his preference for Islam over Christianity. Here is a quote from Mr. Obama before he was President that answers the question quite well:

“I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.” Barack Hussein Obama, “The Audacity of Hope”, page 261, paperback edition.

The political winds have shifted in an ugly direction and this is one promise Mr. Obama is keeping. If it isn’t evident to you that he is siding with Muslims against Israel you must have your head in a bucket. He is too busy campaigning to meet with the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on an issue that is vital to Israel’s survival, but he has invited Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood to meet with him next week.

What we are seeing in the Middle East, especially in Cairo and Benghazi, is not aberrant behaviour for Muslims. Those of us who were paying attention on 9/11/2001 remember the rejoicing in the streets in Muslim countries over what happened. It was not small groups of people rejoicing, it was the majority of the population in those countries.

The type of behavior we are seeing by Muslims in Cairo and Benghazi is normal behaviour for the followers of Islam, it is taught in their sacred books, it is taught in their Wahhabi schools, it is taught by their spiritual leaders, it is part of their world view. If someone offends you, use violence in response.

I really feel sorry for the younger generation because they think this is something new. It has been the way of Islam since its beginning in the 7th century. Mohammad was a bandit and a war lord who took everything by force. His method of propagating Islam was convert or die. Nothing has changed in Islam. The only difference is that for some time they did not have the power to force their false religion and political system on the world. Oil money has changed that and we are seeing the results.

One of the first military conflicts we had as Americans was our war with the Barbary (Muslim) Pirates (1801-1805). Diplomacy didn’t work any better back then than is works today. Three and a half years of diplomacy with Iran has left us worse off than we were before. We defeated the Barbary Pirates with military force and that is the only thing that will clean up the mess in the Middle East.

Those of us who remember the 1970’s remember another President who tried appeasing Muslims. The result was a large number of Americans being held hostage by Muslims for more than a year. It wasn’t until the election of a President who would stand up to them that they released the hostages. It was the threat of having a President who was not afraid to use military force that caused the hostages to be freed.

It is happening again. It started with our embassy in Cairo being attacked. Then it spread to Benghazi and it is spreading across the Islamic world. Our embassy in Yemen has been attacked and there are warnings that it is spreading to seven more countries.

It was our superior military force that finally caused the Communist Russian empire to fall. Both the Iranian hostage crisis and the Communist Russian empire were defeated by military force, without the firing of a single shot. It was having the strength and being willing to use it that won.

As long as our President keeps weakening our military, and trying to change the situation in the Middle East through diplomacy, we can expect to see more of what we are seeing in Cairo and Benghazi, and the rest of the Islamic world.

The Bible tells us that in the last days the nations around Israel will join together to attack her and wipe her off the map. These nations will include the Middle Eastern nations, North Africa, and Russia. We see this alignment coming into place before our eyes.

I cannot tell you when this will happen, but I know that it will be at least seven years before the actual attack. This seems to indicate that the return of Christ is soon. I admit that this could be a false alarm, but can we take a chance. We, as Bible-believing Christians need to return to the Scriptures and prepare ourselves for the return of our Lord. We must also love the lost world enough to change our attitudes and conduct to draw the lost to the Saviour. Our words will be hollow until our attitudes and conduct match the message.

Copyright 2017 Pierre Coovert, All rights reserved

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