Morocco: Anti-Israel Rally Kicks Off ‘Global March to Jerusalem’

Morocco: Anti-Israel Rally Kicks Off ‘Global March to Jerusalem’

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Tens of thousands of Muslims held a massive anti-Israel protest in Rabat, Morocco, on Sunday, burning Israeli flags and demanding the “liberation” of Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa Mosque. The rally forced an Israeli diplomat to flee the city, and kicked off the “Global March to Jerusalem,” which is scheduled to culminate this Friday.

The Islamic group organizing the event reported that 100,000 Muslims participated in the rally. Arab media said the protest was spawned by anger at the participation of Israeli diplomat David Saranga in a Euro-Mediterranean Partnership (euromed) meeting at Morocco’s parliament. Morocco’s ruling party boycotted the meeting because of Saranga’s involvement, and many legislators and citizens voiced disapproval of his participation. At the rally, activists waved Palestinian flags, set Israeli flags on fire, and chanted for the freedom of the al-Aqsa Mosque from Israeli occupation.

According to the Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth, thousands of Muslims stormed the building after the euromed meeting ended, and Saranga was taken out under heavy security through a side door and to the airport. Rather than spend another night in the Moroccan capital as planned, Saranga immediately boarded a flight to Paris.

The following day, Moroccan media reported that a 74-year-old Jewish man was murdered in the city of Fez. Witnesses said the murderer struck the victim repeatedly in the head with a hammer, and analysts believe the murder could be related to the anti-Semitic frenzy stirred up by the previous day’s rally. The perpetrator fled the crime scene and has not been arrested, according to reports.

Global March to Jerusalem

Protesters at Sunday’s rally also chanted, “A million martyrs are going to Jerusalem,” in reference to the “Global March to Jerusalem.” The march, planned for March 30, is already under way in Morocco and other locations throughout the Arab world, and is heading toward the countries that neighbor Israel—Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt. Protests are also scheduled in the Palestinian-administrated territories, and against Israel’s embassies in major cities all over the globe.

Fatah Allah al-Raslan, one of the march’s coordinators, said it was called partly because many Muslims believe the efforts of their leaders to oust Jews from Israel are not aggressive enough: “The Arab silence on the Palestinian issue is nothing new. It stems from a conspiracy with the occupying power. We do not trust the Arab rulers to free Palestine, but the peoples who still make themselves be heard,” al-Raslan said.

Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh explained on February 24 that the recent uprisings throughout the Middle East have made conditions right for an overthrow of Jerusalem: “The Arab Spring brought the Islamic nation to the threshold of the city of Jerusalem,” Haniyeh said.

The Islamic AhlulBayt News Agency said the march’s purpose is to bring 1 million Muslims “as close as possible to East al-Quds (East Jerusalem),” with the goal of “liberating” the city from Jewish occupation.

For years the Trumpet has shown that Bible prophecy says half of Jerusalem will fall violently to the enemies of Israel. In March 2006, editor in chief Gerald Flurry said, “Zechariah 14 contains an end-time prophecy about half of Jerusalem falling to the enemy. … The Palestinians will take half of Jerusalem. They say even now that a Palestinian state must include East Jerusalem, which already is comprised mostly of Palestinians, and the Temple Mount. They want Jerusalem, with the Temple Mount, as their capital.”

The Trumpet has focused on this future Palestinian conquest of East Jerusalem because Bible prophecy says it will be the match igniting a series of explosive end-time events. Mr. Flurry explained (ibid):

The Palestinians could—and, I believe, will—conquer the Temple Mount and refuse access to anybody else. … Such a provocative act could in itself stir Europe to attack and conquer radical Islam. Europe would then control much of the Jerusalem area. Once it establishes that foothold, it will quickly double cross and conquer the Middle East Jews, America and Britain at the same time. This sequence of events will alarm the Asian powers, causing them to think they will be Europe’s next victim. So the Russians and Chinese will unite and plan an attack against Europe (Daniel 11:44-45). At that point, the armies of both these powers will gather in Megiddo (Armageddon) and head down to Jerusalem, where Christ will conquer them and set up the Kingdom of God. So you can see how all of this is linked. The trigger to all of it is the fall of half of Jerusalem. Then begins a step-by-step series of crises that leads to Christ’s electrifying return to this Earth.

Sunday’s anti-Israel rally in Morocco and the “Global March to Jerusalem” that is now under way show that the fulfillment of this landmark “trigger” prophecy could be very near. To understand more, read “Jerusalem Is About to Be Cut in Half.”

Islamists Dominate Egypt’s Constitutional Committee

Islamists Dominate Egypt’s Constitutional Committee

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Egypt’s liberals resign in protest.

Egypt’s Islamists will dominate the 100-strong group that will write the country’s new constitution, after parliament chose the group’s members on March 25. Egypt’s liberals said they would boycott the committee in protest.

There’s been a major shift in Egyptian politics …. At this point, no one can stop the Brotherhood.
Director of Research at the Brookings Doha Center, Shadi Hamid

“We are going to boycott this committee, and we are going to withdraw and let them make an Islamic constitution,” said head of the Social Democratic Party Abou el Ghar. “We are going to continue struggling for a secular Egypt in the streets.”

“We agreed that this will be a balanced committee and it will represent all views of Egypt,” he said. “But as you can see, there is no representation of secular Egypt.” The committee contains just six Coptic Christians and six women.

Members of parliament make up half the committee, with the other half being made up of experts chosen by parliament. Thirty-six of the 50 M.P.s are Islamists, and they also dominate the other half of the committee. Egypt Independent reports that the “Islamists picked their own as much as they could,” and that “[a]ll bankers and businessmen included in the assembly are from Islamist backgrounds, and the bankers work in Islamic banking.”

“The composition of the assembly is not ideal, and things are further complicated by the wishes of the liberals and the leftists in the assembly to withdraw,” warned one of the committee members, political science professor Mostafa Kamel al-Sayed. “This will mean the Islamists and their discourse will dominate further.”

“There’s been a major shift in Egyptian politics,” said director of research at the Brookings Doha Center, Shadi Hamid. “The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces is entering its lame-duck stage. At this point, no one can stop the Brotherhood.”

According to the Egyptian Gazette, the Muslim Brotherhood originally said that 40 members of the committee should come from parliament, and 60 from outside. It then switched at the last minute, so the Islamist-dominated parliament could grab more committee members.

This seems to be a typical pattern for the Brotherhood. First it said it would contest 30 to 40 percent of the seats in parliament. It changed its mind, and ended up winning around 50 percent of them. It shouldn’t be surprising that after saying it would not put forward a presidential candidate, the Muslim Brotherhood is having second thoughts about that too.

Watch as the Muslim Brotherhood takes Egypt in a radically new Islamist direction, just as the Trumpet has predicted for years.

Benedict XVI Starts Off Mexico’s Election Season

Benedict XVI Starts Off Mexico’s Election Season

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The pope may have to lend his alleged political favorites some Vatican-created credibility.

Pope Benedict xvi made his first state visit to Mexico on the weekend and met with President Felipe Calderón in what the Vatican has described as a courtesy visit in the middle of a purely pastoral trip to Mexico and Cuba.

Many political observers have been arguing for months, however, that the pope’s real purpose for visiting Mexico is to bolster President Calderón’s pro-Catholic National Action Party (pan) just as Mexico’s political campaign season kicks into high gear.

“The party closest to the Vatican, the pope and Catholic religion, is the pan,” said political analyst Gabriel Guerra in an interview with a New York Times correspondent. “They would have the most to benefit.”

The Vatican was in conflict with an anti-clerical Mexican government for most of the past century, until the pan came to power in 2000. Now, with elections looming in 12 weeks and pan presidential candidate Josefina Vázquez Mota trailing some 11 percent in the polls, the pope may have to lend his alleged favorite some Vatican-created credibility.

“It’s not a pastoral visit, it’s an electoral visit for the pan,” said Mexican poet Homero Aridjis to a New York Times correspondent. “Benedict isn’t going to cities like Ciudad Juárez,” the gritty border metropolis that has been traumatized by violence. “If it was a spiritual visit, he would go to the places that really need his presence and his ministry,” he said.

Vázquez Mota comes from a highly conservative, private sector guild and has the support of an important coalition of ultra-rightist forces. This coalition is rumored to include the notorious El Yunque, a secret society allegedly wanting to “defend the Catholic religion and fight against the forces of Satan, even through violence” and to “establish the kingdom of God on Earth.”

Regardless of which candidate wins this July’s election, expect Pope Benedict and his Vatican hierarchy to continue meddling in the political affairs of not just Mexico, but all of Latin America.

The European Union and the Vatican will soon join forces in a move that will subjugate Latin America to the power of a revived Holy Roman Empire. For proof of this, read the chapter “Europe’s Latin Assault” in our He Was Right booklet.

Israel Cuts Off Relations With UN Human Rights Council

Israel severed its relations with the United Nations Human Rights Council on March 26.

The Israeli government ended the relationship when the unhrc said it would send a committee to investigate settlements in the West Bank.

Israel has also said it will bar the council’s team from entering the West Bank. It says that the council continues to display an anti-Israel bias.

Israel is becoming more and more isolated. It is facing increasing international hostility, and its relationship with the United States is cooling. This will force the Jewish state to look elsewhere for support. The Bible prophesies that Israel will soon seek help from Germany. This will lead to a betrayal by Berlin, with disastrous consequences for Israel. To understand where the explosive events in the Middle East are heading, read our booklet Jerusalem in Prophecy.

EU Militaries Pool Resources, Reduce Dependence on America

EU Militaries Pool Resources, Reduce Dependence on America

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European militaries try to fix their weaknesses.

EU nations will invest in joint military projects such as air-to-air refueling and field hospitals as they try to save money and reduce their dependence on the United States, defense ministers from across the European Union decided March 22.

Meeting as part of the European Defense Agency’s Steering Board, they signed declarations of intent in these areas and said they would increase cooperation in procurement and research.

“The EU-led nato operation in Libya last year also exposed hardware and technology deficiencies in the EU military,” wrote the EU Observer.

“Gaps in the EU military were already identified in Afghanistan,” it writes. “The former U.S. defense minister Robert Gates last year said Europe’s lack of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance assets rendered even Europe’s most advanced jet fighters useless. In Libya, the U.S. was also instrumental in air-to-air refueling.”

Hence the EU’s decision to develop air-to-air refueling as “a matter of priority,” as the European Defense Agency’s press release says. It is also working to fix its shortcomings in other areas.

The United States is encouraging Europe to become more militarily independent, as it focuses its attention more on the Pacific.

European militaries have a lot to gain from working together. Combined, they have a military budget second only to the U.S. They have the potential to be a major military power if they work together.

Many EU nations want to go much further toward a common military. “The UK is reluctant to go ahead with this, but everybody else wants to, so we should move forward,” said Finland’s Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja earlier in the month (March 9).

As Britain becomes increasingly sidelined, expect EU nations to integrate their militaries much more. Watch for them to continue to overcome their weaknesses—with American encouragement—so they are less reliant on the U.S. This is something America will deeply regret, however. For more on the agenda behind Europe’s military desires, read Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry’s article “The Holy Roman Empire Is Back!

Creating Little Green Men

Creating Little Green Men

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An American scientist proposes the genetic engineering of environmentally friendly humans.

If you thought that the human engineering pseudo-science died out with its Nazi practitioners, think again. The concept is alive and well and being touted as a means to the creation of a human race more in sync with Big Brother’s ideal of a carbon-friendly humanity.

Prof. Matthew Liao of New York University’s Center for Bioethics touts “human engineering” as offering possible solutions to the politically correct green thesis that human beings are becoming a pest threatening the survival of planet Earth. In academic terms his thesis is that “the biomedical modification of humans makes them better at mitigating climate change” (Ethics, Policy and Environment, February 9).

In other words, if we can genetically engineer a species of much smaller human beings, it follows that our environmental footprint on planet Earth will be much smaller and hence the damage we are told we do to planet Earth will be reduced.

Is this guy really serious?

Sadly, it appears he is. He puts his argument this way: “We shall argue that human engineering potentially offers an effective means of tackling climate change …. [A] striking example of human engineering is the possibility of making humans smaller. Human ecological footprints are partly correlated with our size. … [A] more speculative and controversial way of reducing adult height is to reduce birth weight. … [P]harmacologically induced altruism and empathy could increase the likelihood that we adopt the necessary behavioral and market solutions for curbing climate change” (ibid).

Having apparently bought the whole politically correct argument that human beings are planet Earth’s principal pest, heating up the planet at an unacceptably accelerating rate by their general habits of living, Liao posits: “Anthropogenic climate change is arguably one of the biggest problems that confront us today. There is ample evidence that climate change is likely to affect adversely many aspects of life for all people around the world, and that existing solutions such as geoengineering might be too risky and ordinary behavioural and market solutions might not be sufficient to mitigate climate change.

“In this paper, we consider a new kind of solution to climate change, what we call human engineering, which involves biomedical modifications of humans so that they can mitigate and/or adapt to climate change. We argue that human engineering is potentially less risky than geoengineering and that it could help behavioral and market solutions succeed in mitigating climate change” (ibid; emphasis added throughout).

As has been often said, “Wrong premise, wrong conclusion.”

The professor’s whole argument is predicated on false science. That is revealed in his assertion that “Anthropogenic climate change is arguably one of the biggest problems that confront us today.”

The logic leaps in Professor Liao’s argument are easy to spot, bound up in the statement that “There is ample evidence that climate change is likely to affect adversely many aspects of life for all people around the world.”

There’s not.

What does exist, however, is ample evidence that pseudo-scientists have regularly skewed data to fit this false premise of global warming, now more regularly referred to by the amorphic term “climate change.”

Check out Marc Morano’s Climate Depot site sometime. He has a massive collection of data on that site that proves the devious nature of the warmists’ arguments, and reveals the meddling hand of bureaucrats, politicians and profit takers who have sought to take advantage of the public’s mass ignorance on this subject.

As to Professor Liao, he would be well advised to read up on what he maintains is “a new kind of solution,” reminiscent of the practices of one Josef Mengele, who was closely associated with what Hitler and his Nazi gangsters once called the “final solution”!

Human engineering is far from being a “new kind of solution.” It’s at least as old as Mengele’s experiments on the hapless human beings sent to Auschwitz concentration camp during World War ii. Mengele applied atrocious experiments in human engineering to countless men women and children at Auschwitz before they became victims of the “final solution” in that camp’s gas chambers.

To even suggest that interfering with the biology and the process of the normal reproduction of human beings in efforts to “create” a new species of smaller human, more “environmentally friendly” creatures, exceeds all ethical considerations. This is the case whether considered against that which has become generally acceptable by society as humanitarian norms, or, most particularly, the immutable law governing human reproduction and development within the planetary environment specifically designed by our Creator for our sustenance (Genesis 1:27-31).

Yet, amazingly, this young professor is prepared to state that “We also consider some possible ethical concerns regarding human engineering such as its safety, the implications of human engineering for our children and for the society, and we argue that these concerns can be addressed. Our upshot is that human engineering deserves further consideration in the debate about climate change” (ibid).

Well, we do not condemn Professor Liao for his Mengelest stance. But we do condemn the system that has influenced his mind in false Darwinian pseudo-science to the point that he can even begin to think that man can play God. Play God by fiddling with the very building blocks of creation to the point of even deigning to think that a human being can somehow produce, and reproduce, a species better suited to this planet than that of the perfect design of its own Creator.

The real connection between the human engineering practices of Josef Mengele and those mooted by Professor Liao is spiritual. It’s of a power of a far higher order than human intellect. It’s a spirit that is hell-bent—literally—on the destruction of all human flesh.

It’s that spirit which has created a social climate in this world within which such perverse concepts as human engineering can gain traction and be considered seriously as posing a “solution” to a largely non-existent “problem,” itself the child of the perverse imagination of that same powerfully negative spirit.

Believe it or not, there is a devil (John 8:44).

Satan, that great fallen spirit, does exist and is on the brink of unleashing the most perverse of his destructive powers on humankind. He is termed “the prince of the power of the air” due to his ability to literally broadcast his perverted thinking into the minds of ignorant human beings (Ephesians 2:2). He is the source of all false knowledge. All “science falsely so called” (1 Timothy 6:20). The blame for all of humankind’s troubles is ultimately sheeted home to him. (Revelation 20:10).

But there exists a far superior power than Satan. He is the one called the “Father of lights”! (James 1:17). He is the one who created man to fulfill a gigantic purpose of universal proportions. That purpose is revealed in our book The Incredible Human Potential. It is available to all comers free of charge and without any follow-up. It gives a vision the exact opposite to that being peddled by the likes of Professor Liao. Far from the perversely-imagined creation of a race of little “green” runts, that book reveals how your Creator is willing to work to change you into a being of far greater power than you can imagine!

Its message to the open mind is simply revelatory. The hope that its message embraces is beyond anything the human mind can effectively imagine. But we certainly can gain more than just a glimpse of its reality and even make certain life changes that will yield great benefits, very personally, to us even in the here and now. Why not get your own copy of this mind-opening book, The Incredible Human Potential, and give yourself at least an opportunity to catch its great vision of hope? You have nothing to lose. But what you gain in the process may just last you for an eternity!