The religion of peace strikes again….at Christians! Is anyone surprised?
If you have seen the recent news coming out of Egypt you would see the Muslim Brotherhood supporters of deposed dictator, Mohamed Morsi, take to the streets in an effort to slaughter Christians and those who assisted in the removal of Morsi from power. But you might be asking yourself, “Just who is this Muslim Brotherhood?” If you listen to the U.S. Director of Intelligence, James Clapper, you would hear that “the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt is an umbrella term for a variety of movements.” You would also hear him say, “The group is largely secular.” That’s like saying that Campus Crusade for Christ is largely secular. The very name of the organization defines it theology.
In 2004, the FBI searched the home of Ismael Elbarasse after obtaining a search warrant. It seems Elbarasse had been taking a video of the supporting cables on a bridge in Maryland trying to organize a plan to blow up the bridge. The FBI found the “mother lode” of Muslim Brotherhood documents outlining their goals. One document is particular made the intent of the Muslim Brotherhood all too clear. An Explanatory Memorandum of the General Strategic Goal for the Group in North America was the most chilling of all the documents found in Elbarasse’s home. This document outlined the main goal of the Muslim Brotherhood in North America. The document states that the Muslim Brotherhood organizations must understand:
“… Their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands … so that … God’s religion [Islam] is made victorious over all other religions.”
The document then lists twenty or so organizations that are encouraged to “work together” to accomplish this task. The list of organizations is like a Who’s Who of Islamic “moderates.” Some of the Muslim Brotherhood front groups listed are:
MSA Muslim Students Association (On most major college campuses)
ISNA Islamic Society of North America (Has close ties to the White House)
ICNA Islamic Circle of North America
CAIR Council on American Islamic Relations (like the ACLA or NAACP for Muslims-Always in the news when IslamistS feel slighted by the American System.)
The information found in Elbarasse’s home lead to the largest terrorism financing trial in U.S. History. The U.S. Vs. The Holy Land Foundation case was tried in 2008. The Holy Land Foundation, a front group for the Muslim Brotherhood, was found guilty of 108 counts of funneling over $12 million to Hamas. Hamas is the terrorist organization that wants to push Israel into the sea
Hassan Al Banna started the Muslim Brotherhood in 1928 in Egypt. The group began in response to the decline of the status of Islam in the world as a result of the Industrial Revolution. It was Al Banna’s intent to reestablish the caliphate and establish Sharia law throughout the world making Islam supreme.
There has been a full-fledged attack on the United States by the Muslim Brotherhood without ever lifting a weapon. There are many Islamists involved in high levels of our government including the Department of Homeland Security. There are only a few of our elected officials who are aware of the threat, and our own president is aiding and abetting. Even conservatives like Chris Christie and CPAC have ties to Islamists who have not been forthright about their true intentions. That is why Michelle Bachman has come out against Huma Abedin, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s right hand aid.
Huma Abedin has familial ties to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. Her own mother is involved in a sister organization, The Muslim Sisterhood. Huma herself was a board member of the Muslim Student Association at George Washington University. Remember, the MSA is a Muslim Brotherhood front group.
what does a country like the United States have in common with the Muslim Brotherhood? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! and yet the tentacles of the Muslim Brotherhood run deep into our government. That is why anytime someone like Michelle Bachman, Louis Gohmert, Allen West, or Peter King speak up about Islamic infiltration, they are marginalized, vilified, and identified as a racist bigots. The Islamists try to silence all opposition by throwing the term Islamophobe at their objectors. We must all speak up at Islamist attempts to take our voice.
Reason number 6
Alrighty then! We’re half way through my top-ten reasons that I believe the Bible is true. Today, I’m choosing to discuss two individuals from two different books. Once again Alexander the Great will be addressed, but also the Persian King Cyrus. Prophecies concerning these two men were written about in Daniel and Isaiah respectively. I have selected these two individuals specifically for a couple of reasons. The first reason is that neither of these individuals was Jewish or Christian. These were secular influential men in their day. The second reason I’m writing about these two is because the books of Daniel and Isaiah have both been under attack by liberal “scholars” who are forced to give the writings of these books later dates because they do not believe the Bible is a book inspired by the God of all creation. They contend that the prophecies are too accurate to have been written hundreds of years before the events. Well, lets look at the information we have and see what turns up.
The Book of Isaiah was written around 700 B.C. God identifies Cyrus by name in chapter 44:28 – 45:6. Due to space restraints I will not post the passage here. Grab your Bible and check it out for yourself. Here are the highlights:
- Cyrus is identified by name. (Isaiah 44:28)
- He will do what God wants.
- He will lay the foundation for the temple.
- Cyrus was God’s anointed. (Isaiah 45:1)
- Cyrus was called out by name. (Isaiah 45:4)
- Cyrus did not know God, nor did he realize he was God’s anointed. (Isaiah 45:5)
Remember Nebuchadnezzar destroyed the temple in 586 B.C. The Persians came after the Babylonians and conquered Jerusalem in 539 B.C. It was a short time after this that Cyrus came to power and ruled the Persian Empire. The point is that God, through the book of Isaiah, identified Cyrus about 150 years before he was born and appointed him to be the one to give the decree to rebuild the temple in Jerusalem that had been destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar. But Cyrus is also alluded to in the Book of Daniel.
The book of Daniel gives an accurate picture of the empires that would control the Middle East. Daniel chapter two describes a dream or vision that the Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar had. The vision describes a statue that is divided into several types of metal. This statue represents various kingdoms or empires. Daniel 7 describes these same empires as animals or beasts. Daniel 8 describes the end of the Medo-Persian Empire (A Ram with two horns. The horns represent the leaders.) Chapter 8:4 describes the ram, which no other beast (empire) could stand before. Verses 5 – 6 predict the arrival of a kingdom from the west that would conquer the Medo-Persian Empire. This beast is identified as a goat with a conspicuous horn between his eyes. This goat crushed the ram. Alexander the Great destroyed the Medo-Persian Empire.
Daniel was written around 537 B.C. Daniel was living in Babylon at the time and it is near the end of the Babylonian empire. The Persians replaced the Babylonians and the Greeks replaced the Persians. Scholars have argued that the book of Daniel “must” have a much later date because the details are too accurate. How can we know who’s right?
No need to worry my friends, Jewish historian Flavius Josephus has recorded some details in his writings (You can pick up a copy of his works for about $13.00 from CBD online). In Antiquities of the Jews XI, viii, 3-5, Josephus records the arrival of Alexander into Jerusalem. This was shortly after he finished the destruction of the city of Tyre (332 B.C.). While at the temple, Alexander offered a sacrifice to God at the direction of the high priest, who then presented Alexander with a copy of the book of Daniel. He was shown the passage that described one of the Greeks destroying the empire of the Persians. Upon seeing this, Alexander believed the passage was referring to himself. Josephus records that afterwards, Alexander was glad and asked the Jews what favors he could do for them.
There are hundreds of reasons why we can trust that Bible as a Divine revelation from God to man. I am constantly amazed by the information found in this book, aren’t you?