In the past few days I have written two articles on President Trump’s visit and speech in Saudi Arabia. There is now a firestorm of opposing views among Christians on how this president handled the subject of terrorism.
This morning a brother in Christ led me to an article from Canada.
Trump’s Riyadh farce exposed in Manchester
U.S. President Donald Trump has accomplished the impossible.
After correctly diagnosing the ailment that afflicts the Muslim world, he has prescribed the wrong medicine as the cure, thus ensuring the epidemic will thrive.
Speaking Sunday at a summit of over 50 Sunni Muslim-majority countries in the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh, Trump correctly called for “confronting the crisis of Islamic extremism and the Islamists and Islamic terror of all kinds.”
So far so good.
But then he laid the blame at the feet of Shia-Muslim Iran.
It didn’t take long for Trump’s prescription to be blown to smithereens.
Barely 24 hours after his speech, a 22-year-old Briton, whose family immigrated from Sunni-dominated Libya, not Shia-dominated Iran, blew himself up in Manchester, England, outside an Ariana Grande concert, killing 22 people, including children, and injuring dozens more.
Among those cheering the loudest were supporters of ISIS, the Sunni terrorist group.
Prior to the tragedy, addressing the dictators and monarchs who rule the Sunni Islamic world, Trump said, “no discussion of stamping out this threat (Islamic terror) would be complete without mentioning the government that gives terrorists … safe harbor, financial backing, and the social standing needed for recruitment. … I am speaking of course of Iran.”
I shook my head in disbelief. I could not imagine any Muslim who would not roll their eyes and scoff at Trump’s prepared remarks.
As Muslims, we may be grabbing at each other’s throats, but we can smell cow dung.
Few Muslims, Shia or Sunni, Iranian or Saudi, Baloch or Kurd, Afghan or Somali, would swallow the absurdity of linking Shia Iran with Islamic terrorism, when the far greater culprit is Saudi Arabia’s Sunni-controlled government. (emphasis added)
Even one of the most prominent Muslim Republicans in America, retired U.S. Navy Lt.-Cmdr. Zuhdi Jasser, referred to the leaders of the Sunni-dominated Muslim-majority countries present in Riyadh as, “THE Islamist Mafia.”
Quoting from Trump’s speech, he rebuked the U.S. president in a tweet: “Trump: ‘Terrorists do not worship God they worship death’ — No they are invoking interpretations of THE Islamist mafia you are addressing.” (emphasis added)
The Manchester slaughter took place on the fourth anniversary of the public execution of British Army soldier, Fusilier Lee Rigby, by adherents of the Islamism that has spread across the Sunni Islamic world, Europe and North America.
The Riyadh conference was a farce.
The leader of one of the few democracies in the Muslim world, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh, a woman who has actively fought Islamic terrorism, was shut out from the front row of the group photographs.
She heads a nation of 150 million Muslims, but she’s not Arab and doesn’t buy billions of dollars in armaments to fight wars.
Half of the world’s Muslims live in the Indian sub-continent, a quarter live further east in Indonesia, yet India was not invited.
Nothing was said about the fact Saudi Arabia’s client state, Pakistan, is home to al-Qaida, Taliban, ISIS and scores of Islamic terrorists who raise and launder millions of dollars to fund international jihad.
The only winner at the Riyadh circus was America’s military-industrial complex, which can sell weapons of war to dictatorships who will not be able to stop another Manchester bombing, no matter how many billions worth of tanks and fighter jets they buy. – source
Now the question is this: Is Trump praising Saudi Arabia out of ignorance, or is this part of an agenda? I cannot answer that – but this I know: In the end, everything in this world comes down to money.
Brethren, I know there are those who are upset with me for writing about President Trump. I voted for him! I rejoiced with the rest of Christians that Hillary Clinton did not prevail in that election. But I did not delude myself into thinking that Trump would be infallible. He is a man, and I believe that he is an unsaved man. You may disagree with that, but it’s what I believe.
President Trump needs people around him who know history – who know the atrocities committed by Saudi Arabia against innocents. They need to know the barbaric punishments imposed by the government of Saudi Arabia. But mostly, they should understand that Saudi Arabia quietly funds horrific terrorist acts all over this planet.
If you missed my article on Saudi Arabia yesterday, here is an excerpt:
“Saudi Arabia is the largest funder of Islamist Terrorism on the planet. Did you know that most people (including President Trump) believe that the Saudis were behind 9/11?
With all of their riches and uninhabited property – including tents which have electricity and running water (they house up to 1 million people) which are only used during the yearly Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca; do you think that Saudi Arabia offered to take any Muslim refugees? Nary a one. And their excuse? The government claims that their contribution to the migrant crisis is to build mosques in all of the “host” countries. I gather that they pay the salaries of imams in these mosques to insure radicalization of the migrants.
Very well thought out, don’t you think?” –source
Pastor JD Farag
This godly man has been condemned and abandoned by people who have watched his Prophecy Update every Sunday night for years. Why? Because he called a spade a spade. He was not condemning President Trump – he was drawing attention to our president’s lack of discernment and lack of the knowledge of history. I believe that many owe Pastor JD an apology.
Don’t trust in any man, no matter how important he may be on the world stage. There is One in whom we trust, and His name is Jesus Christ. His Word is the Bible and the Words of Life are contained within it.
As Christians we know that globalism will eventually prevail. But does that mean that we turn a blind eye to it? I refuse to do that. It is EVIL, and I will die saying so.
Does it mean that we cheer on Donald Trump when he is blatantly wrong?
I refuse to do that.