“Islam on Capitol Hill” Event Sparks Christian Right “Spiritual Warfare” Rhetoric

A planned Muslim prayer rally at Capitol Hill tomorrow has provoked a fit of the vapours from the Charismatic end of the Christian Right, with calls for “spiritual warfare” from as far away as Nigeria. Charisma reports:

Tonight [Lou] Engle will join Shirley Dobson, chair of the National Day of Prayer Task Force, and Family Research Council President Tony Perkins in praying for the U.S. during a national teleconference beginning at 7:30 p.m. Eastern. In a statement posted on his ministry Web site, Engle also called on Christians to fast and pray Friday…Window International Network distributed a prayer guide related to the Islam on Capitol Hill rally, and Intercessors for America created radio spots with a prayer that there would be only peaceful protests Friday…

Nigeria-based prayer leader Mosy Madugba called on Christians to fast and pray beginning at midnight Friday and pray until the rally ends at 7 p.m. Madugba-leader of the Ministers Prayer Network in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, and the Florida-based Global Prayer Network-said the rally is part of an ongoing spiritual war.

“If they succeed, they will acquire greater boldness to press for stronger and greater Islamic influence in USA,” he said. “What they are trying to do is test the waters. For every ground Islam gains, the church loses some.”

…Oklahoma pastor Reza Safa, a former Muslim who now broadcasts the gospel into the Middle East through his Nejat TV, said 50,000 Muslims bowing before Allah is “a slap in the face of Christianity.”

 “You can’t say America is a Christian nation and have Muslims, who deny Jesus is the Son of God, on the lawn of the White House,” he said this week from Jerusalem.

The “Window International Network” – run from Colorado by a certain Beverley Pegues – has got particularly carried away, exhorting us to

Ask the LORD to dispatch His warring angels to oversee, contain, and defeat any spirits of destruction, terror or violence that seek to use this meeting of Muslims as an opportunity to wreak havoc. Pray that every demonic attack against the United States is revealed. Pray the Bible. Mark 4:22. Pray for every terrorist plot to be revealed, and those planning evil to be caught and quickly brought to justice.

And:

Pray for the false gods of Allah and Muhammad, along with the demonic spirits of manipulation, religion, control, hatred, rejection, abandonment, and witchcraft to be bound and cast down in the Mighty Name of Jesus. Loose Godly unity, peace, and love.

Pray for the Athan (Islamic call to prayer) and all other Islamic prayers to be rendered ineffective and powerless, and for God’s impenetrable hedge of protection to be placed around leaders and governmental agencies of the United States of America. Pray that these leaders will not be affected in any way or influenced by witchcraft prayers and the schemes of evil principalities and powers. Pray the LORD’s Will and Purpose for the US will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.

There’s also conspiracy mongering:

Muslim groups have begun a 20 year plan to make America an Islamic country by the year 2020…Pray America will never become an Islamic country, but one that is dedicated to the Lord Jesus Christ in service and in deed. Pray for an immediate end to any of the “Islam 20 Year Plan” that is in process or that is already taking place in America.

The website links to an anti-Islam website, where there is a repost of an article by Anis Shorrosh on the subject of “How Islam will Defeat America”:

The following is my analysis of Islamic invasion of America, the agenda of Islamists and visible methods to take over America by the year 2020!  Will Americans continue to sleep through this invasion as they did when we were attacked on 9/11?

Shorrosh (who has a slightly strange-looking website here [UPDATE: and who was arrested last year for attempted arson]) has a feverish vision that Muslims are involved in an all-encompassing plot which includes the following strategies:

Terminate America’s freedom of speech by replacing it with hate crime bills state-wide and nation-wide….Wage a war of words using black leaders like Louis Farrakhan, Rev. Jesse Jackson and other visible religious personalities to promote Islam as the original African-American’s religion while Christianity is for the whites!…Take control of as much of Hollywood, the press, TV, radio and the internet…Encourage Muslims to penetrate the White House… Train Muslims as medical doctors to dominate the medical field, research and pharmaceutical companies…. Massive immigration (100,000 annually since 1961)… Muslim men must marry American women and Islamize them…Applaud Muslims as loyal citizens of the US by spotlighting their voting record as the highest percentage of all minority and ethic groups in America.

Lou Engle, meanwhile, sees the rally as a moment of “convergence”:

First of all, our President has recently proclaimed, honored, encouraged the Muslim holy days of prayer and fasting called Ramadan. He was very silent on the National Day of Prayer, but very vocal on the support of Ramadan. Interestingly, at the same time, a major Christian leader of the Emergent Church called for forty days of fasting and prayer in the same Ramadan period with the goal that the Church will better understand our Muslim friends…At the same time, on the 25th of September, Muslims are calling for a Muslim Day of Prayer in Washington DC… This is the exact word of one of the Sheikhs who is leading this historic gathering: “Muslims should march on the White House. We are going to the White House so that Islam will be victorious, Allah willing, and the White House will become into a Muslim house.”…However, I believe in this moment of divine providence that God has raised up on the stage of history, a little “Esther” that if we pray and fast for her, she could be a major voice to expose the dark under-belly of Islam and radiate a bright hope for a day of salvation for Muslims in America…

(That would be, of course, Rifqa Bary)

This convergence, I believe, is urgently summoning us in the midst of the rising tide of Islamic influence in America to recognize that our God is above every god and that if we return to Him with all of our hearts and call upon Him with fasting and prayer, then God could use what the enemy meant for evil to bring about a great day of salvation for Muslims in America, of which Rifqa is but a major sign.

Last year, Engle led a “team of prayer leaders” in Washington D.C. in battle against the demonic forces which were working to help Barack Obama to get elected; perhap’s they’ll have better luck this time.

Returning to the Charisma article, apocalyptic paperback author Joel C. Rosenberg (first blogged by me here)  tells us that

“My prayer is that people go out and just start handing out copies of the New Testament in Arabic to those who are there,” he said. “To share the gospel. That they show love and mercy to those who are there who are Muslims. That they don’t get into arguments. You’re not going to persuade Muslims by arguing with them. … The Lord has to open their eyes to understand that He’s calling them to Him.”

As I  noted recently, nobody was particularly bothered when the exact same spot was used last summer to puff a Unification Church front group.

19 Responses

  1. You level of ignoarnce is astounding! these islamic prayers have nothing whatsoever to do with piety and a grat deal to do with staking out territory! If you’d od some homewaork you’d find that the major organisers all belong to islamist supremacist groups whose variouis official charters, such as that of the Muslim Brotherhood front group CAIR, make no secret of wighing Islami to be the dominant relgious/legal system in America.

    for civilisational pathologies such as yourself, Richard, Christians are always in the wrong and Muslims, no matter their chauvinism sinister aims or extremism, always the victims.

    One wonders why you’ve never had a single exposé on the horrific treatment meted out to Christian in Muslim-majority countries.

    But then, as I said, you’re evidently a civilisational pathology.

  2. “As I noted recently, nobody was particularly bothered when the exact same spot was used last summer to puff a Unification Church front group.”

    Help me out a little on this –> I don’t remember the Unification Church ever making an effort to kill Christians. Do you?

    Or is it that you intentionally blind yourself to what is going on around the world? I’m far more worried about Islamic Jihad than I am about the “religious right”…whatever that means. When the “religious right” start killing people because their Bible tells them that is what they are supposed to do to please God, then I will come back to this web site and apologize for thinking how willfully ignorant you are to the threat that Islam is to Christians.

    Am I being alarmist? Maybe. But who wouldn’t be after reading the stories from compassdirect.com and persecution.com. Not to mention that threat to the Jewish people from Muslim countries that abide by Sharia law.

  3. The religious right has already started killing people. Please google the name “George Tiller” before the next time you pontificate on the unique evil of Islam.

    • Quit lying. The Bible says that no murderer has eternal life abiding within them–therefore they are no Christians.

  4. Pray that every demonic attack against the United States is revealed.

    Amen! So maybe we should read book by 9/11 Commission Chief Counsel John Farmer and then ask why we were lied to about who was really behind those attacks?

    Outfoxing the 9/11 Coverup

    With the 9/11 Commission rescinding their own report, 9/11 debunking machine is now our “smoking gun”.

    (CINCINNATTI, Ohio) – When 9/11 Commission Chief Counsel, John Farmer, released his book, The Ground Truth, debunking his own 9/11 commission report and was supported by Chairman Thomas Kean and commission member Senator Bob Kerrey with no dissent, the cover story of 9/11 died.

    This leaves us with these inescapable facts:

    * We no longer have an official answer to questions about 9/11.

    * Perjured testimony and falsified information given to the original commission is a criminal act and demands a Grand Jury investigation and Special Prosecutor.

    * Hundreds of respected leaders of the military, law enforcement, intelligence and scientific communities question the credibility of an investigation now proven beyond a doubt a conspiracy in itself.

    * The institutions of government, including all 3 branches, Executive, Judicial and Legislative have combined in an unexplainable way in their failure to respond to circumstances that legally require action.

    * The press has continued a pattern of distortion of facts, suppression of news and has engaged in a systematic campaign of deception.

    http://salem-news.com/articles/september242009/outfoxing_911_gd_9-24-09.php

    And to those who are waving their pom-poms in an excited manner, cheerleading for this decades long planned war against the Muslim world and who also proclaim themselves to be follower of the “Prince of Peace,” Jesus Christ, I ask this:

    If you are praying and hoping for death and destruction to be visited upon the Muslim world, aren’t your rejecting the teachings of Christ?

    And if so, then maybe you should ask yourself who or what it is you are actually praying to, maybe?

    Maybe we should ask Congress to look into this matter, but they’re off for the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur.

    Is calling someone ‘civilisational pathologies’ like being called ‘anti’Semitic?’

  5. Wow, those are some amazing quotes, e.g. “Pray that these leaders will not be affected in any way or influenced by witchcraft prayers and the schemes of evil principalities and powers.”

    When will we know whose prayers won? I have money riding on this.

  6. I just noticed the Christian call for fasting. I’ve never known a Christian to fast…how do they do it? Forgo full-sugar Coke for Diet Coke?

  7. Christians who are US Senators fast by only accepting bribes, sorry, I meant to say campaign donations of only $10,000 dollars or less.

    The rest of the time, there’s no limit.

    • If they are a senator, they arn’t a christian anyway. Senators serve the people . Christians serve God,

  8. I don’t remember the Unification Church ever making an effort to kill Christians. Do you?

    Nor do I, but then erecting equivalences where there aren’t any in an effort to deny certain ugly realities is the way leftists operate. The Muslim Brotherhood, a vicious, anti-semitic, clercial-fascist organisation and an organisation that stands in direct opposition to ANYTHING and EVERYTHING The Left is supposed to represent, is behind this ‘ecumenical’ outreach bullshit. This “prayer service” is designed to be nothing but a show of islamist supremacism and has, thus, much more in common with a Nuremburg rally than it has with anything that could properly be considered religious.

    Leftists, the author of this blog included, no longer have the ability to recognize and to extract the salient points of fascism when those practicing said fascism are neither Western, nor White, nor Christian.

  9. Bullshit? Kinda nasty talk there, isn’t it?

    How about answering the question already posed?

    And to those who are waving their pom-poms in an excited manner, cheerleading for this decades long planned war against the Muslim world and who also proclaim themselves to be follower of the “Prince of Peace,” Jesus Christ, I ask this:
    If you are praying and hoping for death and destruction to be visited upon the Muslim world, aren’t your rejecting the teachings of Christ?

    And if so, then maybe you should ask yourself who or what it is you are actually praying to, maybe?

    And the explain why Jesus Christ’s “Sermon on the Mount” is no longer necessary or valid.

    What if we recognize the facism hiding behind certain sects and followers of Christianity?

    Do we need to get the Pope to issue a ‘bull’ saying to kill the Muslim infidel so we can get a guaranteed ticket to heaven?

    And when’s the next ‘Rapture’ scheduled for? And will that be Central or Mountain Time?

  10. […] sometimes get irritated comments from people (particularly a certain “June” of late) who think my blog entries on this kind of thing mean that I must be wishing to […]

  11. Do we need to get the Pope to issue a ‘bull’ saying to kill the Muslim infidel so we can get a guaranteed ticket to heaven?

    Mmmm. you’re really up to speed in a 60s kind of way. The Pope doesn’t issue fatwas, and I’d suggest you get in touch with the growing numbers of ex-Muslims if you’d like to learn about the differences between Islam and Christiantiy.

    In the last 10 days alone the FBI ( and various other U.S. authorities) have been arresting jihadists plotting mass murder in Chicago, Texas and New York. Jihad, as I’m sure Bart knows, is a peaceful, inner spiritual struggle that often ends in Kabooms! all ’round!

    It’s a real howler to watch blinkered leftists attempt to ‘fit’ islam into pre-concieved catagories that were once so sure, reliable and comfortable, but which now fail to produce the desired results.

    By the way, in the New York jihadist case, one of those caught was a respected ‘moderate’ Imam, (a spiritual leader!) who’d been hired by the FBI to help nab that nasty and elusive ‘tiny-minority-of-extremists’.

    I feel sorry for these misunderstanders of Islam. Will they ever stop misunderstanding it?

  12. Christian fanatics don’t need to kill “unbelievers” by themselves, since they have a (US) government and a military already killing “unbelievers” by the thousands in Iraq and Afghanistan, and many want the killing extended to Iran as well.

    But a Muslim who sets off a bomb that kills people, is proof of how evil Islam is. But a (Christian) American polit who drops a 2,000 bomb on a wedding party killing countless innocents, is in no way criminal or tarnished Christianity.

  13. With the existence of ‘Techie Worlds’ (available at http://www.amazon.com) believers in Christianity can hold their views utilizing sound logic, clear thinking and a mechanistic view of worlds. Applying Flatland’s concept of contiguous dimensional worlds, Trinity, Resurrection, Judgment and soul are sensible and mechanically viable beliefs. ‘Techie Worlds’ follows that rule of science by which individual details are tested for their conformity to the overarching hypothesis. Admittedly, agnostics may choose not to follow such obvious and sensible logic, but no longer can they denigrate believers for fuzzy thinking. Moslems and pagans who read and understand the sound logic of the Flatland concept must adopt the reasonable Trinitarian view. ‘Techie Worlds’ will make them abandon the ways of terror.

    GeorgeRic

  14. i just happened on to this website-just amazed at all the
    hatefull thinking and comments on bth sides—ask yourself-
    if you do believe in any type of Higher Power- or God, or are
    Christian, Jew, Muslim, etc–

    Would your GOD have wanted all this evil & destruction,
    murder, etc over a piece of real estate—Jerusalem or Palestine—think about it—-when will we ever learn????

    when will it ever end!!!!!! we need PEACE

    • in a peacefull manner, one country would like to buy oil from a muslim state but factions in the muslim state don’t want to sell the oil because those factions arn’t getting any action. so they crash planes into buildings , blow up their own and not so own civilians-I think this all boils down to money.

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