Outgoing President Obama has just accomplished one of the most brilliant moves of his tenure. He has set up President Elect Trump for one of the biggest messes a new administration can face; i.e. the mid-East is about to blow up even bigger. So much for the “peaceful transition” rhetoric.
It’s been no secret that the current administration is no friend of Israel. It’s probably not much of a stretch to say that Obama himself has shown outright hatred towards Israel. Our current ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, is practically the poster child for government sanctioned anti-Semitism. She is so pro-Palestinian that she has even mentioned that U.S. military strength could possibly be used to enforce UN resolutions against Israel.
Speaking of resolutions, the U.N. Security Council has enacted 20 anti-Israel sanctions. The most recent, which the U.S. could have vetoed but didn’t, calls the building of Jewish settlements an act of occupation. This “occupation” also includes the ancient Wailing Wall, roads that are routes to infrastructure and services such as hospitals, and several much needed businesses.
Those of us who were born after the modern state of Israel was established in 1948 are used to hearing about strife in the Middle East. The first such war was right after the nation was formed, the 1948-49 war. There was another one in 1956. 1967 saw what became known as The Six Day War, because Israel beat the crap out of the Arabs in just six days. Then in 1973-74, there was The Yom Kippur War. 1982 saw yet another war.
Add to all of this various fatwas called against Jews and Israel in general, the more recent rocket attacks by Hamas into Israel territory, the tunnels dug into Israel in order to sneak weapons and fighters in, and the very fact that both Hamas and the state of Iran have called for the complete annihilation of Israel and you begin to understand that there is no appeasing Islam when it comes to Israel.
The very Quran itself calls for the death of any non-Moslem. There are at least 109 verses that speak of killing those who do not follow Islam. Christians and Jews are mentioned specifically in Quran 5:64 and 9:30. In the cannon of collected sayings of Mohammad known as the hadith, Jews found in hiding should be instantly killed (Sahih al-Bukhari 4.52.176 and 4.56.791).
So, with all this found in the so called holy book of Islam, can any rational person expect Israel just to bow down to whatever the U.N. says? We have had eight years of the most anti-Semitic administration in our history. Obama can’t even say “radical Islam”, let alone try and do anything about it.
Instead, we need to start calling Islam for what it is. It’s the greatest threat to the peace and stability of the entire planet. Personally, I’ve come to regard Islam in general as the Black Death of The 21st Century. Before you think I’ve gone off the rails with that analogy, consider the comparisons between Islam and Plague of the Middle Ages.
*It comes out of the East.
* It’s true nature on a secular level is misunderstood. (i.e. Islam masks itself as a religion, while it’s also the legal system known as Sharia, it is the banking system, and it is the social system that regulates the actions of both men, women and children alike. Honor killings are part of that regulation. Islam seeks total control.)
* It’s true nature as a “religion” is misunderstood. (Just as Pope Clement who was Pope during the first wave of plague in 1348-1350 thought it was God’s wrath and that he would be safe by surrounding himself with cauldrons of fire to ward off the plague, many religious leaders are viewing Islam through the blind eyes of so-called tolerance. You cannot be tolerant of people who are taught to kill you. It’s the worst misunderstanding of Islam’s true nature that allows for any discussion of tolerance and coexistence. In essence, it’s a death wish.)
*…and the best analogy is that it’s spread by vermin. (During the Plague of the Middle Ages, it was not understood what the transmission factor was. The modern vermin are the jihadis who are swarming over Europe and soon here, unless stopped. While we may do lip service to how the Black Death of Islam is transmitted, political correctness is rendering any effective means of stopping it useless.)
After eight years of Barak Hussein Obama’s hatred of America, and his love for Islam, we can rightly look to a new administration that will…HOPEFULLY, PRAYERFULLY…take steps to ward off this current wave of Black Death. Instead of cleaning out his desk in the Oval Office before leaving, Obama’s left a big turd on top of it in the form of renewed anti-Semitism for President Trump to deal with.
With that happy thought in mind, I’d like to mention two scriptures that speak specifically of the importance of Israel to the entire world.
Gen. 12:3: I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse and all the peoples on earth will be blessed through you.
Isa. 19:25: (in prophetic reference to Israel’s place in the middle East, God tells Isaiah that Israeli is…) My inheritance.
photo credit: Fibonacci Blue Rally in solidarity with Palestine on the anniversary of the Deir Yassin massacre via photopin (license)