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Terrorism and Bible Prophecy

“Let the weak say, I am strong.” Joel 3:10

Two years have passed since the dastardly attack of 9/11. Despite billions spent on “home security,” Attorney General Ashcroft's stringent detention policies, pep talks by President Bush, fear still preoccupies the US public.

Instead of “the friendly skies” of United Airlines, we have the 'lonely skies' of all airlines. Even with tightened airport security, many of the flying public have rebooked to driving the 'friendly highways.' Water resources, refineries, electrical generating plants, railroads, major bridges and tunnels remain vulnerable. We try to forget thousands of heart crushing tragedies compressed into that one day of infamy, but haunting concerns plague us. Is America the invincible…vincible?

Government officials tell us terrorist attacks can and will happen again. The Afghanistan and Iraqi wars proved US “military might” can defeat armies, but not the diabolical determination of Islamic terrorists.

Wahhabi Terrorism and Saudi Arabia

After much investigation, Gerald Posner revealed in his new book WHY AMERICIA SLEPT, that Saudi Arabia had privy to a terrorist attack scheduled for September 11 on US soil.

Osama bin Laden embraced Wahhabi terrorism in his native land, Saudi Arabia. What is Wahhabism?

Muhammad Ibn Abdi-l-Wahhab (1703-92) of Arabia founded the Wahhabi heresy. He was excommunicated from Islam by Sunni Islamic leaders. His daughter married Abdul Aziz, son of Muhammad bin Saud, head of the Saud tribe. Muhammad bin Saud adopted Wahhabism as the religion of his tribe, which occupied the eastern Arabian province of Najd.

Between 1919-1926 the Wahhabi Saud tribe conquered the western Arabian province of Hejaz, with its Holy Cities of Mecca and Medina, from Sherif Hussein of the Hashemite dynasty. The Hashemites were direct descendents of Muhammad, Prophet of Islam, and the traditional guardians of Mecca and Medina.

Shortly before his overthow Hussein, the Sherif of Mecca and Medina, had his son, Emir Feisal, sign an agreement with Chaim Weizmann (January 3, 1919) that the Jewish people could have Palestine for a Jewish State. But the Wahhabi Saud tribe was bitterly opposed to a Jewish State.

On September 18, 1932, “King” Abdul Aziz bin Saud proclaimed the establishment of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Wahhabism, the religion of the Saud tribe, became the official state religion of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Since the 1960s the Wahhabi Sauds have been expanding their religious networks in North America, Europe and parts of Asia through aggressive missionary activities among local Arab populations. Thousands upon thousands have converted to Wahhabism and are prepared to commit mass murder in the name of this religion.

The writer has received correspondence from a US Islamic center stating it is only a matter of time before Islam conquers the US. What a striking fulfillment of Joel 3:10! The military weak Arab nations are standing up to the US, the unrivaled super power, boasting, “I am strong.”

Wahhabis fear neither torture nor death. They rejoice in death, suicide and mass murder. Wahhabism is an evil, demonic, satanic religion. Wahhabis cannot be bought with bribes or material goodies that Western power leaders are accustomed to bestowing on Third World puppets. Perhaps the Islamic terrorists are part of the “worst of the heathen” prophesied in Ezekiel 7:24.

Nothing less than world domination through mass conversion or mass extermination is acceptable. The Wahhabist only provides the non-Wahhabist with two alternatives—conversion or death.

Many “Islamic” mosques, community centers and organizations in North America and Europe are, in fact, Saudi and Gulf State Wahhabi funded. They are being prepared to serve as launching pads for their expectant take over of North America and Europe.

Al-Qaida is only one of many Wahhabi mass murder networks. Though Osama bin Laden's training camps were conveniently placed in far- away Afghanistan, bin Laden's money sits in Saudi banks with the full knowledge and approval of the Saud ruling family.

A briefing given last July 10 to a top Pentagon advisory board described Saudi Arabia as an enemy of the United States. “The kernel of evil, the prime mover, the most dangerous opponent” is how the report describes Saudi Arabia, according to an article in the Washington Post (8-5-02). Another excerpt: “Saudi Arabia supports our enemies and attacks our allies.”

Israel—Main Target of Terrorism

The terrorism devastating Israel dates back to Mohammed's anti-Semitism and the venom he wrote against the Jews in the Koran. When the Balfour Declaration of 1917 promised a Jewish State in the area now occupied by Israel and the State of Jordan, Sherif Hussein of Mecca, ruler of the Arabian Peninsula and acknowledged leader of all Arab People, recognized this hatred had to stop. Hussein believed the modern Jews and Arabs could work together and Jewish know-how would bring rapid economic progress to Arab nations. Hussein's son, Emir Feisal, said, “Arabs admit the moral claim of the Jews. They regard the Jews as kinsmen whose just claims they will be glad to see satisfied… No Arab can be suspicious of Jewish nationalism…and I say to the Jews, Welcome back home.”

British and French power politics complicated this healing between Arabs and Jews. The death knell came with the overthrow of Hussein by Ibn Saud. He named his new dominion Saudi Arabia with Wahhabism as its official religion.

When Arafat became head of the PLO in the 1960s, much of his backing was from Wahhabi money in Saudi Arabia.

Palestinian Myth

Strip away the rhetoric, and the Arab war against Israel is based mainly on Islamic hatred of Jews. To justify their violence, Arab propagandists have developed an elaborate mythology about a stolen homeland, an ancient Palestinian nation and cruel expulsion at the hands of Jews. They have repeated it so often and so loudly that much of the world believes it. The media has bought into this propaganda and endeavors to separate Palestinian acts of violence from international Islamic terrorism by portraying Palestinians as freedom fighters. Never mind that history, the Bible, and archaeology prove the Jews thrived as a nation for over 1700 years in the ancient Land of Israel. Forget there have been Jews in the Land of Israel uninterruptedly for over 3,000 years. The public is told that Jews never lived in the Land until recent times and many believe it.

For decades many maintained that Palestinians held a morally superior position to the Israelis. They were an illegally subjugated people striking back in what may have been violent yet appropriate ways. Palestinian moral superiority became suspect when the world saw a Palestinian mob cheering a young man holding up hands and arms red with the blood of an Israeli soldier torn and beaten to death—or perhaps it was when Palestinians stomped two boys, one a US citizen, to death in a cave. Perhaps it was some other moment of gross and gleeful murder. Palestinian violence is terrorism. It is part of the Islamic network of terrorism. Remember the Saudis give Palestinian families of suicide bombers a $25,000 reward.

Unfortunately sometimes children and civilians are killed during Israeli attacks on Palestinian terrorists. Some claim this makes Israelis terrorists. Remember, Palestinians purposely target civilians. Israelis do not*.

During Iraq Solidarity Week, Palestinian banners proved that Palestinians are a component of the global network of terror. “Aggression against Iraq represents aggression against Palestine and the whole Arab nation,” read one banner. “Iraqis and Palestinians are in the same trench,” said another. At a Hamas rally, signs read, “Death to America” and “Victory from Jerusalem to Baghdad.” No wonder bin Laden pre-empted Bush’s declaration of war on terrorism by a year when he declared war on the two “Satans”—the US and Israel.

But, there is hope. These end-time prophecies are precursors of God’s Kingdom. Haggai 2:7; Zephaniah 3:8-9; Psalm 46:8-10

* We do not condone all Israel does.