Islamic Protests Against Western Embassies


The USA and some other nations are trying to increase security because of waves of Islamic protests:

Reuters – ‎14 September 2012
* Authorities build concrete wall to protect embassy * Egypt’s Islamist president faces tough balancing act * Mursi condemns film, pledges to protect embassies * Protester killed in clash with police near embassy * United States is major aid donor to Egypt…Many Muslims regard any depiction of the Prophet Mohammad as blasphemous and the low-budget film – produced in California – that portrayed him as a womanizer and religious fake has provoked outrage across the Middle East and led to the storming of several U.S. missions in the region.Mursi, an Islamist and Egypt’s first freely elected leader, has to strike a delicate balance, fulfilling a pledge to protect the embassy of a major aid donor but also delivering a robust line against the film to satisfy his Islamist backers.

Protests Escalate in Cairo

Can the US Stop the Wave of Muslim Protest Targeting Its Embassies?  14 September 2012

The furor over a provocative video has obscured the deep anger at U.S. foreign policy that has long existed in the Middle East…

Is there anything America can do to stop the wave of often violent demonstrations targeting its embassies, and those of its allies, across the Muslim world this week? The short answer is no; it will have to ride out the rage stoked by opportunists in Muslim capitals looking to profit politically from genuine popular outrage at a film insulting the Prophet Muhammad — and hope that no more diplomats or protesters are killed, further escalating the confrontation.

Friday saw protests in countries as far-flung as Sri Lanka and the Maldives, Nigeria and Khartoum, as well as deadly confrontations in Tunis, where three people were killed after the U.S. embassy compound was breached, and in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, where one was killed after a similar breach.

German Embassy in Sudan Stormed, Rioting in Jerusalem

The protests and violence are allegedly related to a film that many Muslims find insulting.  The American Ambassador to Libya, along with some others, was killed earlier this week (on 9/11/12, and most do not consider the date to be a coincidence).

Will this type of thing have prophetic ramifications?

Probably yes.  And this type of thing might end up be a factor in unifying many Muslims behind an Egyptian-included confederation (Ezekiel 30:10-8) which will be the final King of the South of biblical prophecy (Daniel 11:40-43).

But the current violence is the most immediate concern.

Here is a section of prophetic scripture I would like to quote:

23 ‘Make a chain,
For the land is filled with crimes of blood,
And the city is full of violence.
24 Therefore I will bring the worst of the Gentiles,
And they will possess their houses;
I will cause the pomp of the strong to cease,
And their holy places shall be defiled.
25 Destruction comes;
They will seek peace, but there shall be none. (Ezekiel 7:23-25)

Violence often leads to violence.  Genuine Christians will strive to resist the temptation to be violent back.  One thing that Christians should do is pray:

1 Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, 2 for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.  (1 Timothy 2:1-4)

A quiet and peaceable life is one without violence.  Prayers for “all men” should also include Muslim leaders.

Some articles of possibly related interest may include:

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Military Service and the Churches of God: Do Real Christians Participate in Carnal Warfare? Here are current and historical perspectives on a matter which show the beliefs of the true church on military participation. Is war proper for Christians?
What Do You Mean — Repentance? Do you know what repentance is? Have you truly repented? Repented of what? Herbert W. Armstrong wrote this as a booklet on this important subject.
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?
Is There an Islamic Antichrist? Is Joel Richardson correct that the final Antichrist will be Islamic and not European? Find out.

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