I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord. Our feet shall stand within thy gates, O Jerusalem. Jerusalem is builded as a city that is compact together: Whither the tribes go up, the tribes of the Lord, unto the testimony of Israel, to give thanks unto the name of the Lord. For there are set thrones of judgment, the thrones of the house of David. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee. Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces. For my brethren and companions’ sakes, I will now say, Peace be within thee. Because of the house of the Lord our God I will seek thy good. ~ Psalm 122
That Psalm of David made its debut 3000+ years ago (ie 1000 BC) some 1700 years before ever there was a Muhammad or an ideology encompassing Muslims or Islam. Yet it made no difference to the hypocrisy which immediately emanated from the usual suspects following yesterday’s announcement from president Trump that the United States would be recognizing Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel by moving its embassy from Tel Aviv.
As one of my favorite thread commenters, ‘truebearing’ expressed it:
Oh the humanity! Merkel, May, Macron, and the Pope – sounds like a puppet show – are stereotyping Muslims! Why, they are jumping to conclusions; they are speculating before all of the facts are in; they are huge bigots!
Muslims are peaceful, as long as you give them everything they want, including your country. They won’t even kill you as long as you submit to their rule as a third class citizen with no rights. That’s certainly no reason to assume they will do exactly what they are doing – making threats and being violent. Or maybe it is, but why did Trump have to go and rile them all up by speaking the truth?
We can’t speak the truth. It’s dangerous and means we might have to actually do something about the violence inherent in Islam, and the stupidity of multiculturalism. We were starting to get the hang of lying about how bad things are wherever Muslims live. We were just getting comfortable with being good little dhimmis. Now Trump is supporting Israel’s right to decide where its own capital should be. Oh dear.
It looks like it’s time for a candle light vigil. This time the theme will be “Je suis Muslims”.
Robert Spencer with an excellent commentary on it all in FrontPageMagazine, “Global Islamophobia following Trump move”…
President Trump displayed more courage and integrity Wednesday than Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama ever did when he ended twenty-two years of waivers postponing the U.S. Embassy to Israel’s move to Jerusalem, declared that the U.S. recognized that Jerusalem was Israel’s capital, and announced that preparations for the embassy move would begin forthwith. And the world reacted with…Islamophobia.
“Today,” Trump said, “we finally acknowledge the obvious. That Jerusalem is Israel’s capital. This is nothing more or less than a recognition of reality. It is also the right thing to do. It’s something that has to be done.” He added: “This decision is not intended in any way to reflect a departure from our strong commitment to facilitate a lasting peace agreement. We want an agreement that is a great deal for the Israelis and a great deal for the Palestinians….The United States remains deeply committed to helping facilitate a peace agreement that is acceptable to both sides. I intend to do everything in my power to help forge such an agreement.”
Nonetheless, the reaction was predictable. Pope Francis obliquely denounced the move, saying: “I appeal strongly for all to respect the city’s status quo, in accordance with the relevant UN resolutions.” A spokesman for German Chancellor Angela Merkel said: “We do not support President Trump.” French President Emmanuel Macron said that Trump’s move was “regrettable.” British Prime Minister Theresa May called the move“unhelpful for peace prospects.”
Why were all these leaders, and many more, lining up against the move? Because Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas “warned of the dangerous consequences such a decision would have to the peace process and to the peace, security and stability of the region and of the world.” And Jordan’s King Abdullah said the move would “undermine efforts to resume the peace process.”
The Bible plainly states that Israel’s miraculous end time restoration brings into play another factor, in the last days God judges nations according to their leaders’ attitudes and actions regarding His promise to restore Israel. God has staked His reputation, His Name, on this. His whole redemptive plan now focuses on Israel being in the land that He promised to them. Personally, I can’t think of a better entity to side with. What about you?
After all, JerUSAlem has the United States covered…
See also Monica Showalter: Trump’s move triggers global chain reaction as nations follow his lead
Kenneth Lasson: Why Trump is right on making move
Shoshana Bryen: A Down Payment for Peace