Blindsided by the Threat of Evil

iranPre 9/11 our leaders turned a blind eye to the theology, political ideology and operational strategy of radical Islam and the results were devastating.

From the early 1970s through the 1990s we watched radical Islam in action as they kidnapped and massacred Olympian athletics; kidnapped Americans abroad; blew up airliners; hijacked planes and ocean liners; attacked U.S. embassies; blew up our Marine Barracks in Beirut and bombed the World Trade Center in New York, culminating in 9/11 where we witnessed the murder of 2,977 innocent people.  

Since 9/11 we’ve seen American journalist kidnapped and beheaded, we’ve seen the needless deaths and injuries of the Boston Marathon bombing and Fort Hood shootings; we’ve seen the shoe bomber and the underwear bomber; and numerous Christians throughout the Middle East slaughtered in the name of the “religion of peace.”  And still, Obama and his ilk continue to whitewash the “religion of peace,” that religion which continually calls upon American Muslims to murder our children, our veterans, our police, and our way of life.

The threat to the U.S. and our allies is serious and ongoing. We face not one but two regional regimes whose rulers are driven not merely by violent political ideology or by extremist theology but by apocalyptic, genocidal end time theory.

The first is the Islamic Republic of Iran. The second is the Islamic State, aka ISIS, the leaders of which are Shia and Sunni, both of which believe we are living in the end days as predicted in their ancient prophecies. Both believe that any moment now their messiah, the Mahdi will be revealed on earth as he establishes his global Islamic kingdom and imposes sharia law.   Both believe that Jesus will return, but not as Savior but as a lieutenant to the Mahdi and that he will force non-Muslims to convert or die.

Both believe that the Mahdi will come only when the world is engulfed in chaos and carnage and both openly vow to annihilate the U.S. and Israel to hasten the coming of the Mahdi. Both believe that their god allah is on their side, that the wind is at their back and that victory is both assured and imminent.

As recently as July 18, 2015, just 4 days after Obama boasted of his nuclear deal with Iran as a great achievement for world peace and security, Khomeini publicly reaffirmed Iran’s long-standing policy of destroying the U.S. and Israel. “The slogans ‘Death of Israel’ and ‘Death to American’ have resounded throughout the country, and are not limited to Tehran and the other large cities. The entire country is under the umbrella of this great movement. Even after this deal, our policy towards the arrogant U.S. will not change.”

While Iranian and ISIS share similar eschatological beliefs, they consider each other an “infidel,” and are warring against one another in Iraq and Syria. ISIS is focused on developing territory, finances and infrastructure to build the caliphate as Iran focuses on developing scientific, technological and financial capacities to build a nuclear bomb. ISIS believes in genocide now and for them swords and AK-47s suffice but Iran is preparing to commit genocide later by investing enormous sums of money on their nuclear program, money which will be supplied by American taxpayers, if Obama has his way.

In the short-term, ISIS is the most dangerous because they are on a jihadist rampage – robbing, killing, destroying, enslaving, raping, torturing, and beheading Christians and Muslims. In the long-term, Iran’s leaders are the most dangerous, biding their time, building a nuclear arsenal capable of killing millions in a matter of minutes.

Source: Islamic Extremists Are Trying to Hasten the Coming of the Mahdi, by Joel C. Rosenberg, first published at National Review

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