Facebook is believed to have been used to encourage riots in London, Philadelphia, and elsewhere:
Mirror.co.uk – 10 August 2011
Two teenagers are due to appear in court today in connection with messages posted on Facebook allegedly encouraging people to start rioting.
Finding safety in numbers, social media used to coordinate fights, thefts and chaosAP – Aug 9, 2011 excerpts…As many as 1,000 teenagers, mobilized through social networking sites, turned out and soon started fighting and disrupting the event.BBC – Aug 9, 2011
The Guardian – Alaa Mubarak
In Syria, the Local Co-ordination Committees, which report on and organise protests, have put up a number of Facebook updates.
Now, the West has encouraged the use of social media such as Facebook and Twitter for organizing protests in the Middle East, but apparently many have not considered that the criminals and the disgruntled have figured out how to use them for their purposes in the West. “Flash mobs” seem to be people who decide that since they believe they have nothing better to do, that they respond to social media requests to protest and/or riot. This may turn into a trend.
Of course, I am not objecting to the use of all “social media”, but it does seem that the world has a tendency to often misuse technical and other resources.
“Social media” may be being used as a tool of the horseman of war (Revelation 6:3-4). And at minimum, it seems to be used to stir up part of “troubles” which also have been prophesied as part of the “beginning of sorrows” (Mark 13:8). If we are entering a “double-dip recession” (which I have suspected we may for some time), more protests, civil unrest, and riots may also materialize.
I still expect more civil unrest and riots in the USA and UK. And Facebook, Twitter, and/or other forms of “social media” may be tools used to help cause them.
Some articles of possibly related interest may include:
Is Tony Blair Apocalyptic? The former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom converted to Catholicism shortly after leaving his office and has been active in European affairs. What role might he play?
Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, British, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo-Southern Africans, and New Zealanders descendants of Joseph? Where are the lost ten-tribes of Israel? Who are the lost tribes of Israel? What will happen to Jerusalem and the Jews in Israel? Will God punish the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, and other Anglo nations? Why might God allow them to be punished first?
Will the Anglo-Nations be Divided and Have People Taken as Slaves? Will the lands of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand be divided? What about Jerusalem? What does Bible prophecy teach? Are there non-biblical prophecies that support this idea? Who will divide those lands? Who will end up with the lands and the people?
Canada in Prophecy: What Does Bible Prophecy, Catholic Prophecy, and other Predictions Suggest About the Future of Canada? There are prophecies that suggest involvement with Canada. And many are not positive about its future.
Who is the King of the West? Why is there no End-Time King of the West in Bible Prophecy? Is the United States the King of the West?
Is There A Future King of the South? Some no longer believe there needs to be. Might Egypt, Islam, Iran, Arabs, or Ethiopia be involved? Might this King be called the Mahdi? What does the Bible say?
The Arab and Islamic World In the Bible, History, and Prophecy The Bible discusses the origins of the Arab world and discusses the Middle East in prophecy. What is ahead for the Middle East and those who follow Islam? What about the Imam Mahdi? What lies ahead for Turkey, Iran, and the other non-Arabic Muslims?When Will the Great Tribulation Begin? 2011, 2012, or 2013? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? What happens before the Great Tribulation in the “beginning of sorrows”? What happens in the Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord? Is this the time of the Gentiles? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord? Who are the 144,000?