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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Islam and the Global Epidemic of Muslim Jew-Hatred

Dec. 29, 2015 - Here is part of a genocidal threat allegedly issued by Islamic State “Caliph”, al-Baghdadi, quoting Muhammad from Sahih Muslim Book 041, 6985:

‘The last hour would not come unless the Muslims will fight against the Jews ... until the Jews would hide themselves behind a stone or a tree and a stone or a tree would say. "... there is a Jew behind me; come and kill him.”

This article traces the Muslim hatred of Jews from Muhammad's time to the present.
Source: Breitbart

Prophetic Significance of Terrorism

Ramadi 'fully liberated' from ISIS' grasp, Iraqi military says

Dec. 28, 2015 -

Iraqi government forces took control of the central government complex in the city of Ramadi Monday, liberating the city from the ISIS terror group, a military spokesperson said ... parts of the city remained under ISIS control.

Source: Fox

Feds can't say whereabouts of those whose visas were revoked over terror threat

Dec. 18, 2015 - During a House oversight hearing Rep. Jason Chaffetz questioned Michele Thoren Bond, assistant secretary for the Bureau of Consular Affairs.

Bond initially said the U.S. has revoked more than 122,000 visas since 2001, including 9,500 because of the threat of terrorism.

When asked about where those people with revoked visas were now, Bond said she didn't know. Chaffetz said, “You don’t have a clue do you?”

Source: Fox

Saudis announce Islamic anti-terrorism coalition

Dec. 15, 2015 -

Saudi Arabia has said 34 mainly Islamic nations have joined a new military alliance to fight terrorism. Countries from Asia, Africa and the Arab world are involved in the alliance but Saudi Arabia's main regional rival Iran is not.

Source: BBC

Trump hits a new high in national polls after proposal to ban all Muslims from entering the U.S.

Dec. 15, 2015 -

According to the results of the latest Monmouth University poll surveying voters identifying as Republican or independents leaning toward the GOP, Trump earned 41 percent, nearly tripling the support of his closest rival, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who took 14 percent.

Source: Politico

Federal authorities set to indict friend who bought guns for San Bernardino terrorist

Dec. 12, 2015 - Federal authorities will likely charge Enrique Marquez, a former neighbor of Syed Farook who bought two of the guns used in last week's terror attack. It is believed that the two men had planned a terrorism event in 2012, but abandoned their mission.
Source: Fox

79 Percent of Evangelicals See Violence in Middle East as Sign End Times Are Near

Dec. 6, 2015 - A new survey from the Brookings Institute's Center for Middle East Policy reveals that nearly eight out of 10 Evangelicals believe that the ongoing violence in the Middle East is an indication that the rapture and the apocalypse are near. Even some 43% of non-Evangelical Christians believe that terrorism foreshadows the apocalypse.

Politico editor Susan Glasser said:

"Some of these numbers are really stark," she added. "I mean, the percentage of American Evangelicals, according to your survey, who believe the end of times is nigh, is kind of eye popping, at least for secular America or blue America."

Source: Christian Post

Dec. 6, 2015
RonGraff.jpg - 6668 Bytes PEACE IN AN AGE OF TERRORISM

After the last two mass murder events, just one week apart, experts are saying that the U.S. is now under attack-guerilla-style-by Islamic terrorists. Their goal is to make us fearful about carrying on our normal activities.

Fortunately, for true Christians, who are filled with the Spirit, we have an antidote to the paralyzing effect of terrorism, and we have a message of hope to those who are living in hatred or fear.

We live in San Bernardino, just a few miles from the latest horrific incident. One of the first reactions we all had to this atrocity was to wonder if we could suffer from the same senseless kind of attack. We have always felt so safe in our great country. But recent headlines remind us that, worldwide, Christians are the most persecuted people in the world.

In spite of the threat, I am happy to say that, because of the work of the Holy Spirit, we are experiencing the powerful positive "Fruit of the Spirit," including Love, Joy, and Peace! (Galatians 5:22-23)

God's Word is full of promises about overcoming fear and experiencing supernatural peace. Some commentators have noticed that there are at least 365 places in the Bible that encourage us not to be afraid. That would be a new dose of courage every day of the year!

Here are just a few of those passages, and others that stress the love, joy and peace that are given to us:

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil;
For You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. - Psalm 23:6

The LORD is my light and my salvation;
Whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the strength of my life;
Of whom shall I be afraid? - Psalm 27:1

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. - Philippians 4:6-7

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. - 2 Timothy 1:7

{Jesus said] Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. (John 14:27)

[Jesus said] These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world." - John 16:33

[Jesus said] But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you. - Matthew 5:44

During this Christmas season we celebrate the coming of the Prince of Peace to redeem sinful humans from the penalty of sin if they will truly accept His gift of eternal life.

Even those who hate us and our way of life can, and sometimes do, find new life in Christ.

Those of us who experience this supernatural love and peace should take advantage of this world-wide crisis to share the message, here at home, and around the world, that God is love. In fact, He so loved the world that He gave His One and Only Son, so that those who believe in Him might not perish but have eternal life (John 1:12; John 3:16).

FBI: Massacre Investigated as 'Act of Terrorism'

Dec. 4, 2015 - As the FBI conducts its investigation, it is becoming evident that the husband/wife team that massacred 14 people in San Bernardino were inspired by Islamist militants. The woman, Tashfeen Malik, was a native of Pakistan who lived in Saudi Arabia for more than 20 years. The man, Syed Rizwan Farook, was born in the U.S. They were killed in a shootout with police.

Just before they attacked innocent people at a holiday party, Malik pledged allegiance to Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in an online post.

David Bowdich, assistant director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Los Angeles office, said at a news conference. "Based on the information and the facts as we know them, we are now investigating these horrific acts as an act of terrorism."

Source: Newsmax
Female shooter Tashfeen Malik swore allegiance to ISIS - WND
Islamic State Recruiting ‘City Wolves’ For ‘Guerrilla War In America’ - Breitbart
ISIS: California Killers Were 'Soldiers' of Caliphate - NewsMax

German parliament approves military action in Syria

Dec. 4, 2015 - Germany will assist the effort to stop ISIS in Syria by sending ships, planes and soldiers to the area.

Parliament voted for the mandate for the deployment of Tornado reconnaissance jets, a frigate and up to 1,200 troops by an overwhelming majority of 445 votes in favor and 146 against. Seven lawmakers abstained.

Source: Times of Israel

San Bernardino shooting suspect traveled to Saudi Arabia, was married, appeared to be living 'American Dream,' co-workers say

Dec. 3, 2015 - Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife were killed in a shoot-out with San Bernardino law enforcement officers as they attempted to flee in their vehicle. Farook was a health inspector for the county of San Bernardino. A third suspect in the mass murder case may still be at large.

Farook recently traveled to Saudi Arabia and returned with a new wife he had met online. The couple had a baby and appeared to be "living the American dream," said Patrick Baccari, a fellow health inspector who shared a cubicle with Farook.

Source: Los Angeles Times
Was California massacre an act of Islamic terrorism? - OneNewsNow dd> Radicalized US Muslim was teased by colleagues about his Islamic beard and had clashed with Jewish co-worker over religion before he and Pakistani wife killed 14 at San Bernardino holiday party - Daily Mail

Police: At least 14 people killed, 14 others injured in mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif.

Dec. 2, 2015 -

As many as three attackers opened fire at a holiday party for county employees in San Bernardino, Calif., on Wednesday, killing at least 14 people and injuring 14 others.

The identities of the attackers is not yet known, but they fled in a dark SUV. The San Bernardino police chief called it an act of domestic terrorism. However, their motive is not yet known. The attack took place at the Inland Regional Center, a governmental complex that, among other things, houses a facility that serves people with developmental disabilities.

Source: Washington Post
Update: Shootout follows manhunt for suspects in California massacre, 1 believed at large - Fox
Obama calls for gun reforms in wake of San Bernardino shooting - CNN

British parliament votes to bomb Islamic State in Syria

Dec. 2, 2015 -

Britain's parliament voted on Wednesday to launch bombing raids against Islamic State in Syria, supporting Prime Minister David Cameron's case that the country needs to help destroy militants who are "plotting to kill us".

British Tornado GR4 bombers could start their attacks within hours.

Source: Reuters

US announces more special ops forces to fight ISIS, Iraqi PM says 'no need'

Dec. 2, 2015 - Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced that a "specialized expeditionary targeting force" of approximately 200 troops will soon be sent to Iraq to help defeat ISIS.

The official said the force's remit would include targeted assassinations of senior ISIS if their specific mission requires.

Source: Fox

Thanksgiving Travelers Face Intense Security Amid Terror Threat

Nov. 25, 2015 - In the wake of terrorist attacks on a Russian passenger plane, attacks in Paris and threats in Brussels, world-wide security alerts have been issued. The State Department issued a travel warning for Americans travelling during Thanksgiving.

"We encourage travelers to be vigilant & report any suspicious activity to law enforcement. If you see something, say something."

Source: NBC
Look for the Good in Every Situation! - Ron's Blog

'Sophisticated network' of radical mosques in U.S.

Nov. 22, 2015 -

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve called for the “dissolution” of radical mosques following last week’s terrorist attacks in Paris that killed 130 people. Belgium’s Prime Minister, Charles Michel threatened similar action in his country where the attacks were staged.

See the map in this article for hot zones in the USA.
Source: WND
'Sophisticated network' of radical mosques in U.S. - WND

Anonymous Hackers: ISIS Planning Attacks in US, Worldwide on Sunday

Nov. 22, 2015 - According to the hacker group Anonymous, the Islamic State has plans to attack sites in the U.S., Paris, Indonesia, Italy and Lebanon on Sunday. One target is the WWE Survivor Series pro-wrestling event at the Philips Arena in Atlanta.

The FBI said Saturday that it was aware of the alleged threat to the Atlanta event, but lacked "specific or credible information of an attack."

Source: NewsMax
‘You’re a virus, we’re the cure’: Anonymous takes down 20,000 ISIS Twitter accounts - RT

Poll: Americans Worried About a Major Terror Attack in the US

Nov. 21, 2015 -

The Washington Post-ABC News survey, finds a stunning 83 percent of registered voters believe a terrorist attack in the United States resulting in large casualties is likely in the near future.

This result is about 10% higher than the same poll taken just a few weeks ago.

Source: NewsMax
Why Are There Only 53 Christians Among America’s 2,184 Syrian Refugees? - Christianity Today

Gunmen attack luxury hotel in Mali capital, take 170 hostages

Nov. 20, 2015 - Gunmen in Mali's capital stormed a luxury hotel. At least three people have been killed and some 170 others are being held hostage. The city, Bamako, is a hub for French military personnel who are fighting against Islamist insurgents.

Malian army commander Modibo Nama Traore said at least 10 gunmen stormed the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako shouting “Allahu Akbar” — “God is great” in Arabic — then fired on guards and began rounding up hostages.

Source: Washington Post

Jordan’s King Abdullah II: ‘We Are Facing A Third World War’ Against ISIS

Nov. 18, 2015 -

While on a State visit to Kosovo, Abdullah described the terror group as “savage outlaws of religion,” adding that Islam was under assault by terrorists who seek to destroy its name. ... "And unfortunately over 100,000 Muslims have been murdered by [ISIS]."

Source: Breitbart
Jordan's King Abdullah - We are facing a Third World War - Jerusalem Post
Erdogan urges united Muslim front against terror - Arab News

2 terror suspects killed, 7 arrested in raid targeting Paris attack mastermind

Nov. 18, 2015 -

Seven terror suspects were arrested Wednesday morning and two others were killed, including a woman wearing a suicide vest who blew herself up, after police stormed a suburban Paris apartment.

Police are still looking for ISIS militant Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the suspected mastermind of the Paris attacks.

Source: Fox
Paris attacks ringleader Abdelhamid Abaaoud dead; manhunt for suspects continues - CNN

WATCH: Islamic State threatens the US in new video

Nov. 17, 2015 - On the heels of their slaughter of 129 people in Paris, the ISIS-backed group responsible for the carnage warned in a video that the U.S. will also be attacked.

“You will have a day, God willing, like France’s and by God, as we struck France in the center of its abode in Paris, then we swear that we will strike America at its center in Washington.”

Source: Times of Israel

Paris Attacks: 150 Raids as France Goes to 'War With Terrorism'

Nov. 16, 2015 -

Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said that 23 people had been arrested — while 104 others remained for questioning — over a 48-hour period. He added that guns, bulletproof vests and even a rocket launcher had been seized.

Source: Fox
Video:French jets bomb ISIS targets in Syrian stronghold of Raqqa - Fox

At least 127 killed in ISIS terror attacks on Paris, French president says

Nov. 13, 2015 -

Eight ISIS terrorists wielding AK-47s and wearing suicide belts carried out coordinated attacks at six sites around Paris Friday night, killing at least 127 people and wounding at least 180 others.

Witnesses said the gunmen shouted, "This is for Syria!" and "Alahu Akhbar!"

Source: Fox
Breaking News - Google
Breaking News - Washington Post
ISIS Claims Responsibility for Paris Attacks as Arrests Are Made - Time
Belgium makes three arrests linked to Paris attacks - Fox
Libya IS head 'killed in US air strike' - BBC
After Paris, Netanyahu demands world also condemn attacks against Israelis - Prophecy Central's Israel Section
Europe's Only Hope is Christian Revival - Prophecy Central's Revival Section

At least 40 reported dead, 100 hostages taken in Paris attacks

Nov. 13, 2015 -

At least 40 people were killed and more than 100 hostages were being held in Paris Friday night, after at least three coordinated terror attacks rocked the French capital and prompted President Francois Hollande to order the entire nation's borders closed.

Source: Fox
Paris Attacks: 40 Dead And 100 Hostages - Sky News
Paris Terror Attack: ISIS Adherents Celebrate "Paris In Flames," 140 Feared Dead - Vocativ

US airstrike targets notorious ISIS militant 'Jihadi John'

Nov. 13, 2015 -

The Pentagon said late Thursday it had launched an airstrike in Syria targeting "Jihadi John" [also known as Mohamed Emwazi], a British national seen in videos depicting the beheading of hostages held by ISIS

A drone was used for the airstrike in Raqqa.

Source: Fox
Obama: Forget About ‘Destroying’ ISIS, We Just Need to ‘Contain’ Them - The Daily Beast

'Two-hour timer' uncovered in Russian jet crash investigation

Nov. 12, 2015 -

One of the working theories is that a bomb was planted at or near the fuel line or where it attaches to the engine, with the fuel burning off the explosive.

Source: Fox

Explosion reportedly heard on black box of Russian passenger plane

Nov. 7, 2015 - There is new evidence about the cause of the Russian passenger plane that crashed last week.

Sky News, citing a report from French television channel France 2, reported Saturday that the black boxes from the doomed airliner “distinctly show the sound of an explosion during the flight.”

Source: Fox

Bomb-Plot Suspicion Becomes Top Theory in Crash of Egypt Jet

Nov. 5, 2015 - U.S. and British officials have said that terrorism was now the leading theory in the investigation of the crash of a Russian passenger plane in the Sinai.

“We have concluded there is a significant possibility that the crash was caused by an explosive device on board the aircraft,” U.K. Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said Wednesday.

It is thought that the Islamic State bribed a baggage handler or airline official to plant the bomb in the Metrojet airliner.

Source: Bloomberg
Russian plane crash: head of airport replaced amid reports that bomb was planted by Islamic State - latest news -
ISIS again claims it downed Russian airliner - 'We invite you to check the black boxes of the plane.' - WND
- Telegraph
Report: US intel suggests ISIS bomb most likely caused Russian plane crash in Egypt - Jerusalem Post
UK suspends Sinai flights, source says explosion likely caused crash - YNetNews
Analyst: 'Most significant terrorist attack since 9/11' - CNN

Scraps of inconclusive evidence surface on Russian airliner crash over Sinai

Nov. 3, 2015 -

Investigators have not yet officially said whether the plane disintegrated in midair over the Sinai, scattering debris over seven square miles of desert, due to a technical malfunction, act of terror, or another reason.

Source: Washington Post
Sinai plane crash: 'External influence' caused crash - BBC
Satellite detected heat flash at time Russian jetliner went down - CBS

Eastern European smugglers shopping nuclear material to ISIS, other terror groups

Oct. 7, 2015 - Four times during the past five years the FBI has stopped gangs with Russian connections from selling radioactive material to Middle Eastern extremists. Matthew Bunn, a Harvard professor who is an expert on security of Russia's nuclear arsenal, said,

"In the age of the Islamic State, it's especially terrifying to have real smugglers of nuclear bomb material apparently making connections with real buyers."

Source: Fox

9/11 commemorative events around the country

Sept. 11, 2015 - This is a list of some of the major memorial events planned on this 14th anniversary of the attacks in New York, Washington D.C and Pennslyvania .
Source: Fox
America to mark 14th anniversary of September 11, 2001 attacks - Fox
The long history of September 11 Muslim atrocities - Bill Federer - WND
Coverage from the past: Prophecy Central in the September 11 Library of Congress Archives! - Ron's Blog
Library of Congress Archives - abstract
Archived captures for 2001 & 2002

Activists say ISIS destroys temple at ancient Palmyra site

Aug. 24, 2015 -

Islamic State (ISIS) militants have destroyed a temple at Syria's ancient ruins of Palmyra, activists said Sunday, realizing the worst fears archaeologists had for the 2,000-year-old Roman-era city after the extremists seized it and beheaded a local scholar.

Palmyra is a spectacular archaeological UNESCO World Heritage site.

Source: Fox

U.S. Strike Kills Islamic State’s Second-in-Command

Aug. 21, 2015 - A U.S. military strike has killed Fadhil Ahmad al-Hayali (also known as Hajji Mutazz), the Islamic State’s second-in-command earlier this week.

Mr. al-Hayali was considered Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s senior deputy and a primary coordinator for moving large amounts of weapons, explosives, vehicles, and people between Iraq and Syria.

Source: Wall Street Journal

Franklin Graham: ISIS Sex Slave Trade Proves 'God of Islam' is Not True God

Aug. 16, 2015 -

The Rev. Franklin Graham Saturday condemned the Islamic State and its practice of keeping and raping captured women, saying that the "god of Islam is not the one true God of the Bible."

Graham's remarks followed the news that Kayla Mueller, the 26-year-old American aid worker who was captured by ISIS in February, was repeatedly raped by ISIS leader Baghdadi before her death. Graham added, "This is a barbaric specialty of ISIS — they have a highly organized sex trade industry, even keeping an inventory of sex slaves."

Source: NewsMax

Erdogan’s dangerous gambit

Aug. 1, 2015 -

On July 20th... a suicide-bomber killed 32 people in Suruc, a Turkish town on the border with Syria. Within days Turkey said it would allow America to use its base at Incirlik, and its own jets bombed IS [Islamic State].

Unfortunately, Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, bombed the Kurds at the same time. there has been a struggle between Turkey and the Kurds in Syria. However, the Kurds have been the most effective at driving back the Islamic State terrorists. By bombinb both the IS and the Kurds, Erdogan has added to the chaos in the Middle East.

Source: The Economist
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