has been under relentless attack from Islamic terrorists for over 25 years! It took the devastating attack on America U.S.soil on September 11, 2001 to wake up to what is happening. We should not have been surprised, however, because of the escalating rise in violence around the world against Christians and the West. International Islamic terrorists certainly gave the America a heads-up! United States
Radical Islam’s Deadly Warning Shots
- November 1979: Iranian revolutionary students seized the American Embassy in
Tehran. Backed by the country’s Islamic religious leaders, they held 66 Americans hostage in inhumane conditions for 444 days.
- April 1983: Islamic Jihad terrorists drove a large vehicle packed with explosives into the U.S. Embassy compound in
Beirut, Lebanon, killing 63 people.
- October 1983: A Shiite suicide bomber drove a large truck packed with over 2,500 pounds of TNT through the main gate of the U.S. Marine Corps headquarters in
Beirut, Lebanon. The explosion killed 241 marines. Minutes later, a second bomb exploded across town in U.S. West Beirut, killing 58 French paratroopers.
- December 1983: Shiite terrorists exploded a truck bomb at the U.S. Embassy in
Kuwait City, Kuwait, injuring 80 and killing five.
- March 1984: Militant Islamic extremists kidnapped the CIA Station Chief in
Beirut, Lebanon, torturing him for weeks, and then killing him.
- September 1984: Islamic terrorists exploded a truck bomb outside the
U.S.embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, killing 24.
- December 1984: Islamic terrorists hijacked Kuwait Airways Flight 221, diverting it to
Tehran, Iran, where two Americans were summarily “executed.”
- April 1985: Spanish Islamic terrorists detonated a bomb in a restaurant frequented by
U.S.soldiers in Madrid, Spain, injuring 82 and killing 18.
- June 1985: Hezbollah terrorists hijacked TWA Flight 847, holding it for 17 days, during which they “executed” a U.S. Navy diver.
- August 1985: Terrorists drove a Volkswagen packed with explosives into the main gate at the U.S. Air Force Base at
Rhein-Main, Germany, killing 22.
- October 1985: Arab terrorists hijacked the cruise ship Achille Lauro, and viewers around the world watched their televisions in horror as an American in a wheelchair was pushed overboard into the
- December 1985: Middle East terrorists bombed airports in
Rome, Italy, and Vienna, Austria, killing 20 people, including five Americans.
- April 1986: Islamic terrorists bombed TWA Flight 840, injuring nine and killing four Americans.
- April 1986: Islamic terrorists bombed a restaurant frequented by
U.S.servicemen in West Berlin, Germany, injuring hundreds and killing two.
- December 1988: Islamic terrorists exploded the New York-bound Pan American Flight 103 over
Lockerbie, Scotland, killing all 259 on board.
- January 1993: An Islamic terrorist shot and killed two CIA agents as they arrived for work at the CIA headquarters in
- February 1993. Islamic terrorists exploded a rented van in the parking garage of the
World Trade Center, injuring over 1,000 people and killing six.
- November 1995: Islamic terrorists exploded a car bomb at a
U.S.military facility in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, injuring 65 and killing seven.
- June 1996: Hezbollah terrorists exploded a truck bomb outside at
Khobar Towers, a U.S. Air Force barracks, in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. The explosion injured over 500 and killed 19.
- August 1998: Al Qaeda terrorists attacked the U.S. Embassies in
Kenyaand simultaneously, destroying both. The explosions injured 4,500 and killed 224. Tanzania
- October 2000: Al Qaeda terrorists ran a small craft packed with explosives alongside the USS Cole in
Aden, Yemen, and exploded it, killing 17 sailors. U.S.
Designer of Deadly Destruction
Then came 9/11!
Osama bin Laden is an avowed terrorist leader of those who hate
and its ideals. America stands in the way of their creating the kind of world they are fanatically determined to bring about. So they have openly declared war on America and are dedicated to destroying it and kill as many Americans as possible. America
In August 1996, bin Laden first issued his fatwa, or declaration of war, against
. In that fatwa, he declared: America
There is no more important duty than pushing the American [influence] out of the holy land.
Since Osama controls no nation, convenes no parliament and leads no army, he had to settle for relying on his vast wealth and magnetic personality to marshal cohorts and fellow travelers with no more respect for human life and human dignity than he has.
On February 23, 1998, bin Laden issued another fatwa. After convening an assemblage of fellow assassins who called themselves the World Islamic Front, he issued a second fatwa, a public declaration of war against
that had been unanimously adopted by the attendees. America
Besides bin Laden, this fatwa was signed by Ayman al-Zawahiri, the former head of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad and now second in command to bin Laden; Rifai Ahmed Taha, jihad terrorist leader whom Egyptian intelligence identifies as the “liaison officer with Iran for receiving financial assistance from the Government of Iran;” Sheikh Mir Hamzah, secretary of a terrorist group in Pakistan; and Fazlul Rahman, leader of the Jihad Movement in Bangladesh
In the original fatwa, Osama managed to blame everything bad on Americans and attribute everything good to Islam or Allah. He called on the various branches of Islam to forget their differences and fight the Americans together, “even if the intention of some of the fighters is not pure, or if they do not observe some of the rules and commandments of Islam.”
He revealed his satanic plot for global mayhem by calling for (G)uerrilla warfare, where the sons of the nation, and not the military forces, take part in it. It is wise, in the present circumstances, for the armed military forces not to be engaged in conventional fighting with the forces of the crusader enemy unless a big advantage is likely to be achieved; and great losses induced on the enemy side. Due to the imbalance of power between our armed forces and the enemy forces, a suitable means of fighting must be adopted; i.e. using fast-moving, light forces that work under complete secrecy.
This leader-in-hiding has asked all Muslims to be involved with the mujahideen (Islamic guerrilla fighters):
The Mujahideen, your brothers and sons, [are]requesting that you support them in every possible way by supplying them with the necessary information, materials and arms. Security men are especially asked to cover up for the Mujahideen and to assist them as much as possible against the occupying enemy; and to spread rumors, fear and discouragement among the members of the enemy forces.
Your brothers in
Palestine and in the land of the two Holy Places are calling upon your help and asking you to take part in fighting against the enemy, the Americans and the Israelis.
The fatwa made two special appeals: one to the women of Islam and another to the youth of Islam. He said that “their rewards in fighting you, the
, are double their rewards in fighting someone else not from the people of the book. They have no intention except to enter paradise by killing you.” USA
The fatwa boldly and openly declares: “Terrorizing you (the
) is [our] legitimate and morally demanded duty.” USA
Our Hope and Our Victory
People weary of daily reports of terrorism and violence. They become tired of the incessant uncertainty of wondering if “it could happen here.” But we believers have the precious promises of God.
He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him I will trust.”
Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence. He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler. You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.
A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you (Psalm 91:1-7).
In the end, when the Lord Jesus returns in glory, He will personally destroy all Islamic terrorists and the Arab nations. Revelation 11:17-18 “Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned. And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.”
Revelation 13:10 “He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.”
Revelation 19:17-21 “And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God; That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great. And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.”
Daniel 8:23-25 “And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up. And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practice, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people. And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.”
Deuteronomy 33:27 “The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say, Destroy them.”
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