Palestinian Islamic Jihad fires over 200 rockets from Gaza into Israel
Israel Launches Gaza Attack
After Rockets Fired
8/6/22 by Tim Buck
Israel launches major attack in Gaza, assassinates top commander, rockets fired at central Israel.
The strikes came after Israel arrested Bassam al-Saadi, a senior leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad group, during a raid in the occupied West Bank city of Jenin on August 1.
PM Lapid says Israel’s Gaza operation ‘will take as long as it needs.’
Prime Minister Yair Lapid said Israel’s military operation against the Gaza Strip “will take as long as it needs,” as rockets continue to be fired into Israel since its attacks on Gaza began Friday.
On Friday afternoon, the IDF opened an attack against the Islamic Jihad terrorist operations based in Gaza.
The assault began with an attack by the Israel Air Force on buildings known to be used by Islamic Jihad.
The IDF confirmed that the head of Islamic Jihad’s military wing in northern Gaza Tisir Jabari has been killed.
The assault comes after a number of days in a row in which the organization made multiple threats to attack targets in Israel.
Images are being shown at this time on Israeli television news broadcasts of smoke emanating from a number of locations in Gaza said to have been struck by the IAF.
Sirens blared as dozens of rockets were fired at Israeli cities in the south and then towards Holon, Rishon Lezion and Bat Yam in the center of the country. Most of the rockets fired at Israeli population centers were destroyed by Israel’s Iron Dome defense.
Hundreds of thousands of Israelis who live within 50 miles of Gaza have been ordered to remain in their homes within close proximity to bomb shelters. The IDF has called up 25,000 reserves to assist in the military effort.
This attack comes after several days of preparations in which the areas around Gaza were closed off to any non-residents and the IDF announced an increase in its presence in the area.
Islamic Jihad took credit for a spree of terrorist attacks during the spring that took the lives of numerous innocent Israeli civilians. These attacks included terrorists randomly shooting automatic weapons in the streets of several Israeli cities.
Defense Minister Benny Gantz held a situation assessment at IDF Southern Command HQ just a few hours before the new operation began.
Gantz said that the meeting was held so that the security leadership could, “prepare the actions that will remove the threat on this region, in accordance with the operational considerations of the State of Israel.”
He declared that Israel’s mission is to ensure that the tension ceases and that routine returns.
“To our enemies, and specifically to the leadership of Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad,” said Gantz, “I would like to emphasize: your time is up. The threat [on this region] will be removed one way or another.”
The Defense Minister also blamed the terrorist organizations for holding the people of Gaza hostage.
Freedom of speech is under attack everywhere, and it’s not clear which side Dr. Mehmet Oz, the Trump-endorsed candidate for a Senate seat from Pennsylvania, is on. We now have to contend with the Disinformation Governance Board, the Jan. 6 Committee, ongoing claims that Trump supporters are all “white supremacists” (and “white supremacists” are the nation’s biggest terror threat), and rampaging social media censorship. In that environment, it’s crucial for candidates, especially America-First candidates, to affirm their support for free speech. Instead, Oz, who just won his heated Pa. primary, called for his primary opponent to be barred from the race, not for any criminal activity or, say, dual citizenship in a hostile nation (Oz is a Turkish citizen), but for something she said in 2015.
Dr. Oz Fact Check:
Pedophilia is a Cornerstone of Islam
By Robert Spencer
First Appeared in Jihad Watch
May 18, 2022 Edited by Tim Buck
Mehmet “Mohammed” Oz, (Dr. Oz) is a Turkish
diet guru who supports gun control and pandemic lockdowns. He is objecting
to a tweet by Senate candidate Kathy Barnette. Oz has criticized
Barnette, for “Islamophobia,” a made-up word designed to inhibit criticism of jihad violence and Sharia oppression, and one that is in common usage among Leftists but rarer among patriots.
Saturday, however, Oz went even farther, charging that Barnette should actually be banned from running for the Senate, and presumably for anything else, because she doesn’t have a sufficiently positive view of Islam.
Oz’s demand raises some interesting questions.
On the Left, criticizing Christianity is generally seen as “courageous,” even “heroic,” as can be seen in the enduring popularity of Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, the late Christopher Hitchens, and the like. Criticizing Islam, on the other hand, is “hateful,” “bigoted,” and “racist” as far as Leftists are concerned. If Dawkins or Harris or some other critic of Christianity were to end up running for a Senate seat somewhere in the U.S., would Oz call for this candidate to be disqualified? Almost certainly not.
For criticizing Islam, however, Barnette has aroused Oz’s enduring ire. Apparently back in 2015 she tweeted “Pedophilia is a Cornerstone of Islam,” although she now claims that she “would never have said that.”
That’s unfortunate, as she offered no explanation of how the remark appeared on her Twitter feed if she didn’t say it, and it demonstrates that she is allowing Oz to put her on the defensive and that she is unsure how to respond. She would be better off just owning the remark and defending it, as there is certainly ample justification in Islam for thinking this.
Turkey’s directorate of religious affairs (Diyanet) said in January 2018 that under Islamic law, girls as young as nine can marry. Ishaq Akintola, professor of Islamic Eschatology and Director of Muslim Rights Concern, Nigeria, said in 2016: “Islam has no age barrier in marriage and Muslims have no apology for those who refuse to accept this.”
Dr. Abd Al-Hamid Al-‘Ubeidi, Iraqi expert on Islamic law, said in 2008: “There is no minimum marriage age for either men or women in Islamic law. The law in many countries permits girls to marry only from the age of 18. This is arbitrary legislation, not Islamic law.”
Dr. Salih bin Fawzan, prominent cleric and member of Saudi Arabia’s highest religious council, declared in 2014 that there is no minimum age for marriage in Islamic law at all and that girls can be married “even if they are in the cradle.” Pakistan’s Council of Islamic Ideology has ruled that “Islam does not forbid marriage of young children.”
These authorities say these things because hadiths that Muslims consider authentic record state that Muhammad’s favorite wife, Aisha, was six when Muhammad wedded her and nine when he consummated the marriage: “The Prophet wrote the (marriage contract) with Aisha while she was six years old and consummated his marriage with her while she was nine years old and she remained with him for nine years (i.e. till his death)” (Bukhari 7.62.88).
This doesn’t mean that all Muslims are pedophiles or approve of pedophilia, but it does mean that what Barnette wrote was not unreasonable. Oz, however, wants her banned from the race for it. “It’s reprehensible,” he said, “that she would tweet out something that is defamatory to an entire religion. This state was based on religious freedom. I’m proud as a Pennsylvanian to uphold those founding beliefs that every faith has its merits. Every time she answers a question, she raises more questions. But I think it’s disqualifying to make Islamophobic and homophobic comments, not just for the general election, but the Republican primary as well.”
Disqualifying. So apparently Oz believes that it is or ought to be a condition for running for Senate in the state of Pennsylvania that one thinks Islam is just grand. If we had any journalists, they’d be pressing Oz about whether he thought criticism of Christianity or other religions would likewise disqualify one for office. And they’d be asking about his understanding of the First Amendment and its importance. But since we don’t have any journalists, the good doctor will almost certainly remain unchallenged on these all-important points.
Editor’s Note: As students of Bible prophecy it shouldn’t surprise us that Satan’s favored religious system has reached such a highly protected status in America. The elevation of Islam over Christianity in America is based on deception and lies. Despite the end-time warning by Jesus saying, “do not be deceived,” (Mt. 24:4), the enemy is a master at twisting the truth and elevating evil for his purposes and who has been a liar from the beginning.
Ken Ham Announces Plans to ‘Confront Racism’ With New Tower of Babel Exhibit
Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis, The Creation Museum, and the Ark Encounter has recently announced plans for the organization to “confront racism” with a new Tower of Babel exhibit.
Answers in Genesis, which is an apologetic organization defending young earth creationism, has not announced an expected date for the exhibit’s unveiling.
Tim Chaffey, who serves as content manager explained the reasoning behind the exhibit in a blog posted to the Answers in Genesis website.
“Our rebellious ancestors started building their city and tower in defiance of God’s command to fill the world and to glorify themselves (‘make a name for ourselves’),” Chaffey explained. “The structure we plan to build will be for the purpose of glorifying God by teaching the authority and authenticity of his Word and by sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ.”
Ancient Tower of Babel:
Temple of the Moon-god Cult
The biblical story of the Tower of Babel is a real historical event that took place after the worldwide Flood, at a time when the earth’s population still lived together in one place (2500-2200 BC). The important question is, therefore, what were they worshipping at the Tower of Babel?
It is widely believed that Shinar, where the Bible says the Babel event took place, was a territory in southern Mesopotamia (southern Iraq); and that Babel was likely located at the ancient city of Ur of the Chaldees where God called Abraham around 2000 BC.
In our recent class, Mystery Babylon, we showed that the history, geography, and archaeological evidence around Ur, from the time-period of the Tower of Babel, indicates it was the chief Moon-god Temple of the day. The evidence is overwhelming. Ur means, “city of the moon god” and worship of the moon-god dominated the region.
What we learn from this, is that, from just after the flood, all the way until the Second Coming of Jesus, after the Tribulation, Satan’s chosen deception has been the Moon-god Cult symbolized by the image of the crescent moon like the giant gold one that sits on top of Mecca today!
In Old Testament times, Nabonidus (555-539 BC), the last king of Babylon, built Tayma, Arabia as a center of Moon-god worship with the crescent moon for its image. Arabia’s prominent religion (Ur, Babylon, Haran, Damascus, the Phoenicians, Canaan, Jericho, etc.) since the days of the Tower of Babel was the Moon-god Cult in variations.
Scholars have pointed out that the Moon-god’s name “Sin“ is a part of such Arabic words as Sinai, the “wilderness of Sin,“ etc. Sin was the moon-god of Arabia.
When the popularity of the Moon-god waned in other parts of the world and pagan worshipers migrated to other false gods, the Arabs of the Arabian Peninsula always remained true to their conviction that the Moon-god was the greatest of all gods.
While they worshipped many gods at the pre-Islamic Kaaba in Mecca, the Moon-god was the chief deity. Ancient Mecca was in fact built as a shrine for the Moon-god.
Allah the Crescent Moon-god is Lucifer, the Morning Star, the Mother of Harlots and the Mother of Abominations.
Off To Norway To Talk About Women’s Rights?
A Taliban delegation led by acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi on Sunday started three days of closed door talks in Oslo with Western officials and Afghan representatives amid a deteriorating humanitarian situation in Afghanistan.
Please continue to pray for the underground church in Afghanistan.
The Taliban travelled to Norway in a private jet and are trying to maneuver their way into legitimacy and recognition by coaxing foolish Western governments like Norway to give them financial support. They claim that their topic of interest is woman’s rights! You’re kidding!
The West is so naïve and blind. Instead of befriending radicals, the West should befriend the suffering people in Afghanistan and help remove the radicals. If they would be honest the Taliban would admit that they really have no concerns for woman since Sharia says it takes 4 woman to equal the word of one man!
The Taliban’s real goal is the creation of the Caliphate and to spread their radical Islamist ideology worldwide and the West won’t change that by meeting with them in private to talk about women’s rights!
Taliban Preaching Shariah
Follows Islamic Mandates
Resumption of Executions!
The Taliban, which took over Afghanistan in just a matter of days after Joe Biden abruptly pulled American military forces out, leaving behind both Americans and billions of dollars in war machinery, now have raised the level of enforcement of Shariah and punitive Islamic religious law.
The Taliban stunned the rest of the world with its quick takeover of Afghanistan as soon as Biden’s pullout was implemented.
Since the 90’s, the Taliban has consistently called for an Islamic Caliphate and telling the world that they felt it was their duty to make the Caliphate a reality including the rule of Shariah law. The Quran calls “intoxicants” “defilement from the work of Satan.”
But remember, you’re not supposed to talk about stuff like this anymore in America!
In fact, it’s getting dangerous in America to criticize Islam on any level. If you even hint that some aspects of Shariah may be incompatible with Western society and law, you’re labeled a racist and a bigoted ‘Islamophobe’.
Protection of Islam from criticism comes about because Satan, the god of this world, favors Islam and needs to protect it like a mother protects her baby. Satan plans to use it by deceiving Muslims into becoming his primary weapon to destroy Israel and defeat Jesus at His Second Coming!
Since the Taliban has taken over Afghanistan, it has confirmed the resumption of executions for offenses to Islam, and it has banned foreign currencies and declared the region to be a caliphate, confiscated girls to use as sex slaves, assembled a “kill list” of LGBT Afghans, handed over land and money to jihadists who killed U.S. soldiers, withdrawn rights for women, and even banned barbers from trimming men’s beards. Welcome to Sharia-heaven!
Students of Bible prophecy need to understand that the Taliban isn’t any different than ISIS or Hamas or Boko Harem or Hezbollah or the former Ottoman Caliphate. They are all forerunners of the coming empire of Antichrist which will be driven by the final Caliphate using the same enforcement of Shariah on the unsuspecting world. I’m looking for Jesus to come soon… how about you?
As some conjecture…
Will Psalm 83 and Ezekiel 38 Cause Islam to Disappear in the End Times?
The purpose of this article is to address what has in recent years become a widely held prophecy theory regarding Psalm 83 and Ezekiel 38-39. The theory, popularized by Bill Salus in his book Isralestine, holds that the Bible predicts two specific invasions before the Tribulation Period begins that change the demographics of the end times.
The Christian church and the rest of the non-Muslim world is about to have a head-on clash with a very real demographic giant. Recognizing the epic proportions of this coming clash, some people (like myself) are shouting from the rooftops to prepare for the massive challenge ahead. Others, however, seem to be determined to lull the church back to sleep. “Don’t worry,” they say, “The giant will suffer a massive heart attack before he even arrives at the battle lines. Go back to sleep.”
Present demographic realities make it clear that as the church continues to slow down its growth globally, the religion of Islam is simply outpacing us. An acknowledgment of demographic trends today and understanding the Islamic connection to end-times prophecy make it clear that Islam represents the single greatest challenge the Christian church will face before the return of Jesus. But the church is largely asleep to the danger of this reality, assisted by a new theory.
One of the more successful false teachings to invade Bible prophecy over the last decade is rooted in a false interpretation of the Scriptures, and a poor understanding of global demographics. The giant in the room is Islam and to remove it, the teaching says that through two end-time wars, before the start of the Tribulation, the religion of Islam will be wiped off the face of the earth and pave the way for Antichrist to rise from Europe. Hmmm.
The two wars used to try to prove their “Islam is dead” theory is a supposed war in Psalms 83 and the battle of Gog and Magog in Ezekiel 38-39. Most scholars reject the view that Psalm 83 is even an actual prophecy but is simply a national prayer of lament. It is also abundantly clear that the Battle of Gog and Magog is simply telling the Old Testament story of the Battle of Armageddon that takes place at the end of the Tribulation and ends in Israel’s salvation.
The “Islam is dead” theory is a recent invention to discredit the Islamic end-time paradigm which correctly believes the religion of Islam will give rise to Antichrist. Driving the movement is also the need to find support for the outdated and unsupportive, “revived Roman empire” theory.
The “Rome is coming back” theory is falsely rooted in a misinterpretation of Daniel’s fourth empire that is discussed in both Daniel chapters two and seven. A more careful analyses of these two chapters reveals that the fourth empire that Daniel talks about points to the Islamic Caliphate not the ancient Roman empire. For numerous reasons outlined in chapter two of my book, The Empire of Antichrist, the ancient Roman empire simply does not meet the requirements of the text describing Daniel’s fourth empire. However, the historic Islamic empire meets all the textual requirements perfectly.
According to the theory, Salus postulates that the two wars of Psalm 83 and Ezekiel 38-39 are pre-tribulation battles that wipe out 100% of the world’s Muslim population. He theorizes that as a result of these two wars, the world’s Muslim’s will simply vanish before the Tribulation begins, perhaps even quite soon.
He refers to the Psalm 83 battle as the removal of the “inner circle” of Muslim nations around Israel today. The “Inner Circle” map overlays the ancient names of Psalm 83 (in red) with their supposed modern-day counterparts map. Then he refers to his map of Ezekiel 38 as the removal of the “Outer Ring” of Muslim nations around Israel. And WAHLAH, there you have it… the Muslim’s are gone! Now you see ‘em… now you don’t!
To rescue the revival of the Roman empire idea, unfortunately, multiple modern prophecy writers have grabbed onto this theory like a rescue line to a drowning swimmer. If you don’t believe the theory is widely taught, consider a sampling of comments made by popular prophecy teachers as they do their best to articulate the view:
“There is no need whatsoever to warn the Bride of Christ [the church] about some non-existent Islamic (sic) myth … Islam will not exist by the time the 70th Week begins.” – Sean Osborne
“The war of Psalm 83 followed by the war of Ezekiel 38 will result in the annihilation of nearly all the armies of the Muslim nations of the Middle East … The Middle East will be reduced to ashes! … There are two wars that are indicated most likely before or just at the beginning of the Tribulation… In my opinion, those wars are going to pretty well wipe out the Muslims in the Middle East.” – David Reagan
“Islam is just another system that will be wiped out before the Antichrist instills (sic) his system … The Gog-Magog Battle of Ezekiel 38-39 that will soon end the Islamic threat before the Antichrist even comes on the scene. Islam’s days are numbered well before the Antichrist’s empire.” – Nathan Jones
The problem with the comments of these good men is they fail to recognize the actual demographics of the Muslim world. Apparently they believe that most of the world’s Muslims live in the Middle East. The truth, however, is that the vast majority of Muslims live outside of the Middle East. In fact, almost half of all Muslims globally live in the four countries of Indonesia, Pakistan, India and Bangladesh. Indonesia has a Muslim population of 276 million, Pakistan has 225 million, India has 300 million and Bangladesh has 153 million. Yet neither Psalm 83 nor Ezekiel 38-39, the two passages that this view claims will soon “wipe out” Muslims and Islam globally, include these nations.
The large majority of the World’s Muslims live outside of the Middle East. For example, today there are more Muslims in either France (3.5 million) or Germany (5.5 million) than in Lebanon (2.5 million).
This is where Bible prophecy and fantasy collide with the harsh realities of demographics. If we listed every nation suggested as part of Psalm 83 and Ezekiel 38-39, this would still represent less than one-third of the world’s Muslim population.
So let’s test the demographics of this theory. If every soldier and every active-duty member of the nations suggested as being part of the supposed Psalm 83 invasion and Ezekiel 38-39 were gone, it would approximately represent
31,213,730 soldiers, less than 2 percent of the total 1.8 billion Muslims of the world. So because a mere 2 percent of the Muslims of the world are defeated, somehow this means that the other 1.6 billion Muslims no longer exist?
Let’s take this scenario one step further. Let’s imagine that not just the active-duty soldiers but every single person in every one of these nations was removed from the picture, leaving not a single survivor, man, woman, or child, from Russian to Sudan, something no one is suggesting will occur, how would this change things? Would Islam be “wiped out” as they claim? Far from it. In fact, there would still remain well over a billion Muslims worldwide. Islam would continue to have more adherents than Protestant Christianity globally. Muslims would continue to be a vast and vibrant force worldwide.
As we can see, even if all the nations suggested within the Psalm 83 and Ezekiel 38-39 wars were wiped out, there would still remain more than two-thirds of all Muslims in the world and the four largest Muslim nations would be untouched. Any suggestion that Islam will disappear from earth before the rise of Antichrist and the 7-year Tribulation is a fantasy.
No amount of denial, prophetic manipulation, or wishful thinking will make Islam go away. It’s not going to happen. It’s time for the church to wake up to the reality that Europe is dead not Islam. It takes the European Union five years to decide on the most mundane matters. The overwhelming biblical evidence is that Muslim’s are deceived by Satan today and are already positioned to participate in the great clash of the Tribulation aimed at destroying the non-Muslim world and Israel.
Far too many Christians have chosen to ignore the looming danger and rising threat and are sitting back and daydreaming about the time when Islam will go away. Instead we need a more aggressive approach, like David took toward the giant, of reaching Muslim’s with the Gospel of Christ and warning our fellow believers of the danger closing in.
Then it happened when Goliath the Philistine rose and came and drew near to meet David, that David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet him.
You know the rest of the story.