Week in Review: N. Africa on Fire

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The big news of the week has been the continuing battle over Libya. Saturday, Egyptian protesters stormed the security headquarters. The shaking in North Africa continues, and the effects are being felt as far as China.

President Obama tried to comfort Israel this week by telling Democratic donors in Miami: “All the forces that we see building in Egypt are the forces that should be naturally aligned with us. Should be aligned with Israel.” Obama’s optimism looks extremely naive in light of history and in light of the stated goals of those leading the uprising in Egypt.

So continue to pray that God’s will be done as time continues its march through the foretold shakings and groanings toward the return of the King.


  • China uses whistles, water, police on protests

    Large numbers of police — and new tactics like shrill whistles and street cleaning trucks — squelched overt protests in China for a second Sunday in a row after more calls for peaceful gatherings modeled on recent democratic movements in the Middle East.

    Source: The Associated Press

    RC: Journalists called, told to stay away from Chinese protests.

  • Would you be willing to ‘adopt a terrorist’?

    Jamal Ahmed Mohammed al-Badawi, escaped terrorist available for ‘adoption’. A U.S. military chaplain who served in Iraq is calling Christians to take up the spiritual battle against radical Islam, inviting them to adopt a terrorist for prayer.

    Source: WorldNetDaily

    RC: God bless chaplin Bruce for understanding who the real Enemy is.

  • A ‘Vacuum’ In Libya: An Opening For Al-Qaida?

    Experts worry that the terrorist network’s long-standing ties with extremists in Libya could give it a toehold there. “Anytime there is chaos,” says one analyst, “there is opportunity.”

    Source: NPR

    RC: Will Libya fall to Islamic extremists first?

  • AHMADINEJAD SAYS “THE FINAL MOVE HAS BEGUN”: Revolution in Egypt managed by the Twelfth Imam

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is telling the people of Iran that the Twelfth Imam is managing the the revolution now underway in Egypt and in various parts of the Islamic world, and that “the final move has begun” to destroy America, Israel and the influence of the Western powers in the epicenter.

    Source: Joel C. Rosenberg’s Blog

    RC: Even Ahmadinejad knows the big battle is near.


    A number of influential rabbis say unrest in the Arab world signals the coming of the War of Gog and Magog and the soon coming of the Messiah, reported a leading Israeli news service on Wednesday. The article is consistent with similar reports in recent years suggesting that a growing number of rabbis believe the War of Gog and Magog and the Messiah are coming soon.

    Source: Joel C. Rosenberg’s Blog

    RC: When you read the Scriptures, the time on the clock is clear.


    The first sentence of a new Time magazine article asks, “Is it the End of Days for Libya?” The article looks at the rising death toll as Gaddafi continues using his army to slaughter the Libyan people desperate for change. It also asks the question of whether Libya will experience peace even if (or when) Gaddafi is deposed.

    Source: Joel C. Rosenberg’s Blog

    RC: We are responsible for knowing the times and seasons.

  • The Quest: Seeking Democracy, Heading for Caliphate

    A week before the uprising in Egypt, one of our friends, an Israeli Messianic congregational leader, visited Egypt with his son. Looking at the country through spiritual eyes, he could see things that the mass of journalists reporting in Egypt observe but do not understand. Anyone can see the poverty, the filth, the nauseating smells of human waste which permeate the nation. Two million pitiable wretches live among the graves in Cairo.

    Source: Maoz Israel Blog

    RC: Egypt by the numbers.

  • A portrait of Muslim Brotherhood’s supreme authority

    Sheikh Yusuf Qaradawi, who preached in Tahrir Square two weeks ago, loathes Israel, justifies suicide bombings against its civilians.

    Source: Jerusalem Post

    RC: Sunni leader wrote Muslim best seller second only to Koran

  • Militants kill sole Christian minister in Pakistan

    Militants gunned down the only Christian in Pakistan’s government outside his widowed mother’s home, the second assassination in two months of a high-profile opponent of laws that impose the death penalty for insulting Islam.

    Source: The Associated Press

    RC: Father, comfort the followers of Christ in Pakistan.