Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Global Jihad

This article defending Patrick Sookhdeo's book "Global Jihad" is an interesting insight on the attempts by Western liberals to turn a blind eye to important aspects of Islamist ideology.

1 comment:

Ned Kelly said...

I don't know whether you are acquainted with the work of Joel Rosenberg, but this is what he had to say recently:

President Obama on Monday night, in his first White House press conference, said his administration is reviewing U.S. policy towards Iran, but made it crystal clear it will be sharply different than that of the Bush administration.

"I think there's the possibility, at least, of a relationship of mutual respect and progress," said the President, but added that "it's time now for Iran to send some signals that it wants to act differently."

It is certainly prudent to review U.S. policy, but it is wishful thinking to expect signals of a desire from Iran's leadership that they will act differently. It is critical that the new administration carefully analyzes the eschatology -- or End Times theology -- of Iranian Supreme Leader Khameini and President Ahmadinejad. It is impossible to develop an effective strategy to deal with Iran until one truly understands this eschatology.

In my forthcoming non-fiction book, INSIDE THE REVOLUTION (March 10th, Tyndale), I explain their eschatology in great detail and quote both of them at length. In the meantime, here are some quick points to keep in mind about what Khameini and Ahmadinejad believe:

1. The end of the world is near and the Islamic Messiah known as the Mahdi or the 12th Imam is coming soon.

2. The Islamic Messiah will only come when the world is engulfed in chaos and carnage.

3. Islamic leaders can hasten the arrival of the Islamic Messiah by annihilating two countries -- Israel, "the Little Satan," and the United States, "the Great Satan."

4. It is not just possible, it is the God-given mission of Iran's leaders to destroy Jews and Christians or force them to convert to Shia Islam.

5. Iran must rapidly acquire the technology necessary to accomplish genocide -- namely nuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic missiles.

6. Israel's "defeat" by Hezbollah and Hamas and Israel's divided election results indicate the Jewish states is increasingly weak and prepared for destruction. The severe economic crisis in the U.S. shows America is about to collapse as well.

7. With the U.S. and Israel so weakened and their collapse imminent, there is no incentive to truly negotiate with "Satan" and give up Iran's pursuit of advanced nuclear technology.

8. However, there is an incentive to buy time until Iran builds, buys or steals the weapons it needs to accomplish its genocidal, apocalyptic objectives.

One thing is clear after the press conference: President Obama does not currently understand what is driving Iran's leaders. What's more, he has no intention of even seriously considering military action to stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons and the intercontinental ballistic missiles to deliver them to Israel, Europe and the United States. This means Israel's next Prime Minister will be the last leader on the planet in position to stop Iran.

We absolutely must be praying, therefore, for great mercy on the U.S. and Israel and great wisdom for her leaders.