Terrorism has been a cause of some of the "wars" predicted by Jesus as signs of the times. It has been a factor in the history of the Middle East for hundreds of years, and is now a world-wide problem, especially since the 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington D.C. in 2001. Terrorism produces a general sense of dread even when there is no actual attack taking place. This could be one of the most significant fulfillments of Jesus' prediction of "rumors of war" (Matthew 24:6).

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Al Qaeda Rebranding Itself to Improve Image, Arab Diplomat Says

Dec. 14, 2011 - After the death of Osama bin Laden and the events of the "Arab Spring" demonstrations, the Al Qaeda organization in the Arabian Peninsula is rebranding itself to try to lose the negative "baggage" associated with the name. An an anonymous Arab diplomat said that they now want to be known as "Ansar al Sharia," which means Army of Islamic Law.
Source: Fox
Related: Freedom and Justice Party is Muslim Brotherhood's new political party - Jadaliyya

Prophetic Significance of Terrorism

New York City Police Arrest Alleged Terror Suspect

Nov. 21, 2011 - New York police arrested Jose Pimentel of Manhattan, "a 27-year-old Al Qaeda sympathizer" as he was preparing pipe bombs.
Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said police had to move quickly to arrest Pimentel on Saturday because he was ready to carry out his plan.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Pimentel was "plotting to bomb police patrol cars and also postal facilities as well as targeted members of our armed services returning from abroad." He appears to have acted alone, but was motivated by the Sept. 30 killing of Al-Qaeda's U.S.-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki.
Source: Fox

Obama Pulls Terror Training Manuals Referencing Islam

Oct. 24, 2011 -
Deputy U.S. Attorney General James Cole confirmed on Wednesday the Obama administration was recalling all training materials used by the law enforcement and national security communities, in order to eliminate all references to Islam.
The change was prompted by complaints from the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)and other Muslim advocacy groups. CAIR was identified as a Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas front group in the 2004 Holy Land Foundation terror fundraising trial.
Source: Israel National News

Former al-Qaida Leader Emerging as Strongman in Libya

Oct. 21, 2011 - Award-winning journalist Arnaud de Borchgrave warns that the death of Libya's dictator Muammar Gaddafi will cause a political vacuum that will most likely be filled by Abdul Hakim Belhadj, who at one time was head of the al-Qaida underground in Libya. Now he is the head of the Tripoli garrison.
Source: Newsmax

US on High Alert, Conducts Drill in Israel and Saudi Arabia

Oct. 16, 2011 - The U.S. is boosting its naval presence in the Mediterranean by moving the USS John C. Stennis aircraft carrier into the area. In addition, the United States is conducting a week-long large-scale aerial exercise in Israel and Saudi Arabia. All of this is to prepare for possible terrorist activity that could flare up in the Middle East as Israel frees 1,027 terrorists and security prisoners in exchange for kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit.

The preparations are also a response to the assassination plot against the Saudi ambassador to the US last week. The plot was apparently orchestrated by Iran.

Source: Israel National News

U.S.-Born Terror Boss Anwar al-Awlaki Killed
Sept. 30, 2011 - American-born senior Al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki was killed this morning in Yemen. His convoy was attacked by an air strike that was presumably conducted by America.
The strike hit a vehicle with three or four suspected Al Qaeda members inside, in addition to al-Awlaki. The strike comes after a heavy presence of U.S. drones was spotted in the skies over the region.
Source: Fox

Al Qaeda leader killed in Pakistan
Sept. 15, 2011 - According to a U.S. official, another top al Qaeda has been killed in Pakistan, presumably by a drone attack. Abu Hafs al-Shari, their chief of operations, was killed in Waziristan, further weakening the power of al Qaeda in the country where Osama bin Laden was killed a few months ago.
Vickers said that this year alone the terror group has lost eight of its "top 20" leaders and of all its top leaders from 2001 only one, Ayman al-Zawahiri, remains. The killing of al-Shari raises the total to nine.
Source: CNN

FBI on Heightened Alert for 9/11 Anniversary
Aug. 31, 2011 - An FBI agent says that material seized from Osama bin Laden’s compound, had references to the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Because of this every FBI office will be on heightened alert.
“We are going to treat that period as having significance,” the official adds. “But there is no information of a specific threat.”
Source: NewsMax

Norway police say 85 killed in island youth camp attack
July 23, 2011 - Norwegian police have arrested Anders Behring Breivik, 32, for detonating a bomb in the capital city of Oslo which killed seven people, and for killing as many as 85 other people at an island youth camp during an hour-long shooting spree. He is thought to have links with right-wing extremists.
A farm supply firm has confirmed selling six tonnes of fertiliser to Mr Breivik who is reported to have run a farming company. Speculation has been rife that fertiliser could have been used in the Oslo bomb.
Source: BBC
Terrorist proclaimed himself 'Darwinian,' not 'Christian' - WorldNetDaily
2083 Manifesto - WorldNetDaily

Ayman al-Zawahiri appointed as al-Qaeda leader
Jun. 16, 2011 - Ayman al-Zawahiri, who has been second-in-command of al-Qaeda for many years, was appointed head of the organization, replacing Osama Bin Laden, who was killed by US forces last month. The statement announcing his appointment was posted on a militant website and attributed to al-Qaeda's General Command.
It vowed that under Zawahiri, it would pursue jihad or holy war against the US and Israel "until all invading armies leave the land of Islam".
Some experts believe that al-Zawahiri was the "operational brains" behind the 9/11 attacks on the US.
Source: BBC

Top Al Qaeda-linked militant reportedly killed by drone attack in Pakistan
Jun. 5, 2011 -
An overnight attack by an unmanned aircraft killed Ilyas Kashmiri, an Al Qaeda-linked operative blamed for several high-profile attacks in Pakistan and India, local news reports and a statement by his banned militant organization said Saturday.
Source: Los Angeles Times

Yemeni President Injured in Attack on Presidential Palace
Jun. 3, 2011 - Protests in Yemen reached a new high Friday with an attack on the presidential palace in Sanaa. Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh was "slightly injured" as well as the country's prime minister and the speaker of parliament were also injured in the attack.
This comes as tens of thousands of Yemenis held a mass funeral Friday for 50 people killed in regime-sponsored violence in the capital. Heavy shelling expanded into new sections of the capital.
Source: Fox

Pakistan bombings: Taliban admits retaliation for Bin Laden

May 13, 2011 - Twin suicide bombers at a paramilitary academy in Pakistan have killed 80 people, and injured at least 120 others. Pakistani Taliban claim responsibility for the blasts at the training centre for the Frontier Constabulary in Shabqadar, Charsadda district.
The Pakistani Taliban said they carried out the attack to avenge the death of Osama Bin Laden earlier this month.
Source: BBC

Will Muslim Brotherhood succeed where Osama bin Laden failed?

May 11, 2011 - Bestselling author Ayaan Hirsi Ali shows that the Muslim Brotherhood learned the hard way that violence will be met with superior violence by state governments. They changed their tactics to develop a bottom-up movement rather than a commando structure, and are now poised to take control of the Egyptian government. He compares this strategy to that of Ayatollah Khomeini in Iran.
All that Khomeini did before he came to power in Iran was to preach the merits of a society based on Islamic law. He did not engage in terrorism. Yet he and his followers took over Iran.
He explains that if the Muslim Brotherhood succeeds in ruling Egypt, it will depend in part on the willingness of America and her allies to underestimate their ambitions and political skills.
Source: Jewish World Review

Terror Expert Scheuer: Jihad Revenge is Certain

May 3, 2011 - According to author and former CIA bin Laden-expert Michael Scheuer, Al-Qaida is bigger and stronger than it was on 9/11, and it will undoubtedly retaliate for Bin Laden's death.
Scheuer predicted that bin Laden will have “an enduring resonance among Muslims for hundreds of years,” because he hurt the United States and survived for a decade afterward.
He also warned that talk about democratic revolutions in the Middle East is wishful thinking because the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist groups, including Al-Qaida, are moving to exploit the turmoil in Egypt, Lybia, Syria and other countries.
Source: NewsMax
Cleric: Jihad coming to 'heart of America - WorldNetDaily

US, UK condemn Hamas for mourning death of Osama bin Laden

May 5, 2011 - US State Department spokesman Mark Toner complained that Hamas's reference to Osama bin Laden as a "holy warrior" is "outrageous."
Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh on Monday condemned the killing of bin Laden, whom he hailed as a Muslim mujahed [warrior] and Arab human being. He also told reporters in Gaza City that the killing of bin Laden came in the context of the United States’ policy of killing and repression.
Source:Jerusalem Post

Details and Reaction to Bin Laden's Death

May 2, 2011 - By any standard, this is an historic day! After nearly 10 years of evading justice, Osama bin Laden was finally put to death for his horrific crimes against innocent people. The following headlines give a glimpse into the range of issues and emotions that is felt around the world.
Obituary: Osama Bin Laden - BBC
How Osama bin Laden Was Located and Killed - N.Y. Times
Al Qaeda No.2 Zawahri most likely to succeed bin Laden - Reuters
DNA confirms bin Laden death - MSNBC
Not everyone believes bin Laden really is dead - AP
US Muslim Group Lauds Death of Osama bin Laden - - Warren Throckmorton - Crosswalk
WikiLeaks: Capturing bin Laden 'would unleash nuclear hell' - NineMSM
Gaza Hamas leader condemns US killing of bin Laden - Yahoo - AP
Bin Laden’s burial at sea questioned by Islamic scholars - Sun Times
Osama Bin Laden, Adolf Hitler both declared dead on May 1 - NY Daily News

Usama Bin Laden Killed in Firefight With U.S. Special Ops Team in Pakistan

May 2, 2011 - Usama bin Laden, the mastermind of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 was killed by U.S. forces in Pakistan. Officials said bin Laden’s body, which was in U.S. custody, was given a sea burial. President Obama said that he authorized the operation to bring bin Laden to justice last week.
The president made the stunning announcement within hours of informing congressional leaders. He said bin Laden was killed Sunday, the culmination of years of intelligence gathering.
Source: Fox
Osama bin Laden killed in Pakistan - Al Jazeera

King Draws Fire for Hearings on Radicalization of Muslims in U.S., But Most Americans Support Discussion

Mar. 10, 2011 - Rep. Peter King opened hearings on Islamic radicalization this morning, encouraging the committee not to live in denial about the problem. The hearings have drawn fire from religious and civil rights groups.
The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee said the hearing "must go forward, and they will." He said backing down would amount to a "craven surrender to political correctness."
A new Gallup poll shows a majority of Americans (52%)support King's plans.

Zuhdi Jasser, president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, was the first witness at Thursday's hearing. He agreed with King that the majority of Muslims want to fix the problem. He said we need to discover why the situation is getting worse lately. He said some misguided imams are conditioning Muslims to distrust the U.S. government.

Source: Fox

Rep. King to Host Islam Hearings Despite Protests

Mar. 7, 2011 - Starting this Thursday, Rep. Peter King, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee will host hearings on the threat posed by Islamic radicalization. He says he will engage moderates in the American Muslim community in the process. But in the face of protests, fomented by the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and other Muslim advocacy groups, he said, "I'm not going to give into political correctness. I'm going ahead."
Source: Fox
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