U.S. General: Islamic Extremism Getting Stronger
Israel National News reports: “The ‘Middle East’ is no longer just Israel and the countries surrounding it, said retired U.S. General John Abizaid Monday [9/9/13]. The region now extends from Asia through to Africa, if by ‘Middle East’ one means an area where Islamists are battling to dominate societies.
Abizaid was speaking Monday at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism’s (ICT) World Summit on Counter-Terrorism in the Herzliya Interdisciplinary Center. In his talk, Abizaid said that ‘the geographic area in which we are dealing with problems endemic to the Middle East has expanded, and those problems have become very important. The Middle East is no longer the region between Iran and Egypt, but now includes places like North Africa and Indonesia.’…
‘Islamic radicalism is getting stronger,’ Abizaid said. ‘Foreign fighters, including citizens of Western countries who have a connection to the countries where fighting is taking place, are showing up on the battlefield. The religious radicals have an opportunity to advance themselves, but there is no one to represent secularism in these places.’
The radicals keep getting stronger and more dangerous, he said, and ‘in the coming time we are going to have to fight for our values more than once.’
Terrorism is likely to increase as well, he said…” (In Noah’s day the earth was filled with violence [terrorism] – Genesis 6:11. Our Lord Jesus spoke about this event as a sign predicting His return saying in Matthew 24:37 – 39: “But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.”)
Al-Qaeda chief calls for attacks on US in 9/11 speech to followers
The London Daily Telegraph reports: “In an audio message released yesterday [9/12/13], Zawahiri laid out a plan of attack, saying he wanted a ‘few of the brothers’ to commit small-scale strikes to trigger big spending by Washington on security, while awaiting the opportunity for a major onslaught later.
‘We should bleed America economically by provoking it to continue in its massive expenditure on its security, for the weak point of America is its economy, which has already begun to stagger due to the military and security expenditure,’ he said.
Keeping America in such a state of tension and anticipation only required a few disparate attacks ‘here and there’.
He said: ‘As we defeated it in the gang warfare in Somalia, Yemen, Iraq and Afghanistan, so we should follow it with …war on its own land. These disparate strikes can be done by one brother or a few of the brothers.’
At the same time, Muslims should seize any opportunity to land ‘a large strike’ on the United States, even if this took years of patience, he said in the audio speech, which was broadcast on an Internet forum used by jihadist groups and lasted 72 minutes…” (Al-Qaeda and numerous other militants are preparing attacks on America and soon. Some skeptics say it could never happen in the USA. Ridiculous! 9/11 happened in 2001 – and the Boston blasts that killed, maimed, and crippled many occurred in April 2013. Let’s “Pray without ceasing” for one another – I Thessalonians 5:17.)
Young militants ready to die, eager to kill
The LA Times reports: “Abdul Wali Fadaei is proud of his family history.
His father died when he drove an explosives-laden car into the capital’s upscale Hotel Inter-Continental in 2011, a brazen attack that killed 18 people, including seven militants.
His brothers — he won’t say how many or their ages — are studying to become suicide bombers.
Fadaei, 17, was arrested last year before he was able to detonate the explosives he’d transported in a Toyota from Kandahar to Kabul in order to kill Americans.
‘The message my father left me when he became a martyr was that I should follow him,’ Fadaei said, speaking in a matter-of-fact tone while sitting on a thin mattress in a small, dank room in Kabul’s government-run juvenile rehabilitation center.
‘I regret my attack failed, but I gained by trying. I’ll decide about trying again after I’m out.’
Next to him sat Esmatullah Bilal, with a crew cut and an Abe Lincoln beard. He got caught with a 26-pound suicide vest shortly before a planned attack.
Bilal, who’s 17 too, doesn’t feel any remorse. Quite the opposite, in fact.
‘I want to kill foreigners in Afghanistan,’ he told a Western reporter, intensity emanating from his dark eyes. ‘If you live here, we’ll come after you and kill you. You’re lucky you’re so close and you’re not dead.’…” (The Islamic terrorist’s hatred for Christians, Jews, and Americans is shocking. How can we understand such vehemence? Sharia Law. Such bombers receive a gift for religious murder. The Koran promises 72 virgins for eternity and the blessing of being allowed to take 70 relatives and friends they choose for eternal life. Our Bible states that such murderers go to an eternity in the Lake of Fire – Revelation 21:8; 22:5; Revelation 20:15. See the next report.)
Foreigners Are ‘Legitimate Target’, Say Somali Terrorists
Israel National News reports: “Al-Shabaab, the Somali-based terrorist group that attacked a shopping mall in Kenya, said on Wednesday [9/25/13] that foreigners were a ‘legitimate target’.
Speaking to the Associated Press (AP), members of the group confirmed that gunmen separated Muslims from others and let the Muslims go.
In an email exchange with the news agency, the Al-Qaesa affiliate said the jihadis ‘carried out a meticulous vetting process’ so the Muslims would not be harmed.
At least 18 foreigners were killed, including six Britons, citizens from France, Canada, Trinidad, the Netherlands, Australia, Peru, India, Ghana, South Africa and China, when the terrorists entered the Westgate Mall on Saturday, slaughtering men, women and children with assault rifles and grenades.
Witnesses said the gunmen also rounded up people, asked questions about Islam that a Muslim would know, and told the Muslims to leave…”
Kremlin fears bloodshed at Olympics
WND.com reports: “With the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, less than five months away, Russian officials are raising major alarms over the number of Islamists from the North Caucasus now getting urban warfare experience in Syria.
They’ll be returning home, right in the shadow of the international sporting events, of course.
The games, which are to take place from Feb. 7-23, 2014, have been threatened with destruction by the leader of the Islamist militants, Doku Umarov, who has called for ‘maximum force’ to ensure that they don’t take place.
These North Caucasus fighters now in Syria come from such southern Russian provinces as Chechnya, Dagestan, Ingushetia, Kabardino-Balkaria and North Ossetia.
They are closely aligned with the al-Qaida-affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra Front, which has sided with the rebels opposing President Bashar al-Assad but wants to establish Syria as an Islamic caliphate, a goal opposite of what the Syrian rebels have in mind…
Russian officials have expressed concern that these fighters who are battle-hardened in urban warfare will return in time to launch attacks on the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, which is located next to the contentious Muslim provinces…” (Russia and the Muslim world will unite for World War III –Ezekiel 38:1, 2, 5 – 7, 8, and 16. Presently President Putin is attempting to by friendliness and appeasement to make Muslims comrades for the Armageddon campaign. Presently he is promoting Sharia Law for Russia. By accepting Muslim laws for the death of homosexuals, he attempts to make points by boycotting and eliminating gays at the Olympics. This can be documented.)