By Mike Evans
The tiny country of Bahrain lies in the Persian Gulf about fifteen miles from Saudi Arabia’s east coast. One of the major reasons for dissent is that the ruler of Bahrain is a Sunni Muslim and 80 percent of his subjects are Shi’a Muslim. The Sunni minority is in control, and the Shi’ite population claims it is subjected to discriminatory treatment.
In Bahrain the protesters are demanding that the ruling Sunni monarchy give up its control over top government posts and all critical decisions, and address deep grievances held by the country's majority Shiites who claim they face systematic prejudice and are prevented from assuming strategic positions in the government and the military. This may well be exacerbated by propaganda from Iran, a country whose leaders have a vision to impose a Shi’ite caliphate on its surrounding neighbors. Shi’a hardliners in Iran support the majority in Bahrain.
Last month’s demonstrations in Manama forced a bloody crackdown which resulted in at least seven people being shot by the military. With Washington pressuring King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa to stop the retaliation, he offered a compromise to the protestors and took a great risk by allowing radical Haq leader Hassan Mushaima to return to Bahrain from his self-imposed exile in London. It was strongly suspected that Mushaima would try to assume a role of leadership in the country. The King’s fears were well-founded when Mushaima jumped into the fray.
According to Mushaima the protestors in Bahrain were well within their rights to appeal for help from a Shi’ite majority in Iran, and especially if Saudi Arabia offered military support to King Khalifa. A rumor of Saudi tanks having been spotted crossing the 17-mile bridge that spans the Gulf of Bahrain was circulated last week. The rumor was denied by the Saudi government.
The situation in Bahrain presents the perfect picture of what could happen in the neighboring Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia where Sunnis hold sway over the Shi’ite Saudis. Firas Abi Ali, a Gulf expert at Exclusive Analysis, believes events in Bahrain will set the stage. He is convinced if the Saudis try to stop protests and demonstrations with military force an uprising will follow. He stated, “These people do not want to live under the House of Saud.” Shi’a activists in Saudi have used the social network, Facebook, to call for a “Day of Rage” on March 11.
The Eastern Province is home to more than two million Shi’ites with strong ties to Iran and to their brothers in Bahrain. In recent years King Abdullah has introduced reforms that allow the Shi’a to more openly practice their religious rites.
King Abdullah has little room to negotiate. His monarchy is tightly controlled by Wahabi mullahs who refuse to negotiate with the Shi’a sect. His recourse thus far has been to throw money at the problem by infusing the coffers with $36 billion to be spent on welfare problems and salaries. He may find that “patronage politics” is too little too late.
Since so many of the Middle Eastern states depend on oil exports, the whirlpool that has been created by the revolution may well last for decades and wreak havoc with oil production and distribution during that time. Earlier this week the Saudi Tadawul stock exchange plunged 11 percent. Speculation was that the tumble was due to the incarceration of a Shi’ite cleric in the Shi’a-dominated Eastern Province, the location of the Ghawar oilfield, responsible for more than half of the collective production of oil for the Saudis.
The Obama administration is planning for the probability that the uprisings in the countries nearest Iran could result in control by a Shi’a majority. This would bring the President face to face with the prospect of dealing with radical Islamists whose governments are dominated by the practice of Shari’a law.
With so many varieties of radical Islamic organizations, Mr. Obama will be forced to deal with them all – from the Muslim Brotherhood, with groups in a majority of the Muslim countries, to al-Qaeda. Will we one day have to sit across the bargaining table from leaders of that fanatical organization responsible for bringing down the World Trade Towers on 9/11?
The revolts that erupted during the past weeks have not shown overt signs of being prompted by radical Islam, but the return of radical leaders and clerics have indicated the potential for such. In Yemen radical cleric Sheik Abdul Majid al-Zindani demanded that President Ali Abdullah Saleh resign in favor of Islamist rule; radical Muslim Brotherhood cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi who was allowed to return to Egypt and address the crowd gathered in Tahrir Square.
A senior administration official who wished to remain anonymous offered this bit of questionable wisdom:
“We shouldn't be afraid of Islam in the politics of these countries. It's the behavior of political parties and governments that we will judge them on, not their relationship with Islam.”
Even after all the terror attacks aimed at the U.S. at home and abroad, the Obama administration still does not understand that it is religion, stupid. Former President Jimmy Carter felt the same way about Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in 1979 – until April Fools’ Day.
Dr. Michael D. Evans is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of the nonfiction book Jimmy Carter: the Liberal Left and World Chaos, in which he compares the Obama and Carter presidencies; and the fiction book, GameChanger. Evans’ books are available at www.Timeworthybooks.com.
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Persia: The Final Jihad
Persia. The very word evokes images of kings and princes and tales of Arabian nights, of Scheherazade, the teller of 1001 stories of cunning and derring-do.
However, Persia was not solely acclaimed for the tales of 1001 Arabian Nights, but for algebra, Backgammon, a postal service, military conscription, and advances in human rights.
Living in the FOG (Favor of God)
Until God gave me this revelation, I had no idea that Scriptures I had circled even as a child would have special significance in the years to come.
After having seen Jesus face-to-face at the age of eleven, I knew I wanted to hear His voice again. That is what sparked this amazing search. I learned through this revelation how to hear the voice of God again and again-through His Word.
As a young girl, Sarah Batsheva was infatuated with the handsome teenage boy who lived down the street. That teenage boy was Adolf Eichmann. It all seemed innocent and nice until Sarah's grandmother died, and then nothing was ever the same again.
Living Fear Free
Discover the secret of "replacing fear with joy" and learn how "you can enter into His rest by accepting the reality of the Atonement".
This uplifting book will remind you that "You are a soldier in the army of God…called, anointed, filled, blessed, and equipped and…more than a conqueror in Him". You will be inspired to "take courage as you go in His name" and filled with hope as you remember that "the best is yet to come!"
What is the real reason for the ongoing conflict in the Middle East between the Jewish and Muslim populations?
The Candidate was written in order to expose the lie of The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion and to reveal the extent to which this lie has led to the ongoing hatred of the Jewish people and the state of Israel by her racist enemies.
It was written in fiction form in order to reach beyond an audience of scholars, academics and political pundits to the common man. Most are unaware of the extent to which even their own opinions about modern Israel and the Jewish people have been subtly influenced by the anti-Semitic slurs which ultimately flow from this hate literature.
The Final Generation
Are the Prophetic Pieces Nearly in Place?
A diabolical counterfeit of God's ultimate plan of salvation seems to be spreading across the Middle East—and is playing out just as foretold in the Bible. While Western Christians seem to be growing more complacent and concerned with their personal comfort and success, a prophetic storm is gathering in the Middle East. Radical Islamists are preparing for the final battle, believing it will usher in a new age of Islamist supremacy.
Do you find these events as chilling as I do?
The Samson Option
Darkness blankets the eastern seaboard. From Maine to Georgia, the power grid is in shambles, destroyed by the pulse of a high-altitude nuclear detonation. Cities and towns of every size are on the verge of chaos. Only the military continues to function, frantically searching the seas for the two container ships bearing nuclear missiles poised for a second strike that will destory what remains of America. The President is convinced the attacks are the work of Al-Qa’ida operatives aided by elements within the Pakistani government. David Hoag knows the truth about who is really behind the attacks, but powerful forces in high places are bent on unleashing America's military might and Israel is poised for a response of its own. Can Hoag reach the President in the time to avert a worldwide disaster? Or, is the beginning of the end?
Events in the Middle East are rapidly moving toward total chaos. Eyes worldwide are directed toward every country except the one that is most important—Israel. It has been called the "world's canary in the coal mine." You know the story of how miners carried canaries into coal mines to detect poisonous methane gas. It was one of the first early warning systems.
Each of the countries that surround Israel—Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Egypt—is in upheaval to some degree. The only matter on which all can agree is their hatred for Israel and the Jewish people.
Sorrowfully, the Liberal Left in America has drawn a line in the sand and stepped over to the other side—away from our long-time ally, Israel. President Barack Obama's one-world view has placed him squarely alongside the United Nations. He has cast his lot with those who would see Israel stripped, bleeding, and impotent to defend herself. No longer the Good Samaritan, he has befriended those who pass by on the other side and ignore the threat Israel faces.
IT’S A LIE THAT WOULD NOT DIE;
believed to be true by Adolf Hitler, Henry Ford, and the late Osama bin Laden. It was introduced by the Russian secret police in an attempt to bolster the reign of Tsar Nicholas II. It erroneously exposed his enemies as co-conspirators with the Jews in a plot to take over the world. This fabricated document was embraced by a religious fanatic, Sergei Nilus, and published in 1905 in Russia. He published three separate versions of the book, and the last in 1917 indicated that Theodor Herzl was the writer of the mythical conspiracy theory. The book birthed the pogroms in Russia, and was used by Hitler as an excuse to exterminate six million Jews in Europe. Many Muslim leaders worldwide keep it within reach as the most revered book, after the Quran. Every terrorist organization uses this plagiarized copy to support the vile acts it commits.
When a father forsakes his God-given responsibilities, Can a son find the strength to forgive?
… David took a deep breath and forced himself to think. God’s grace, he told himself, reaches to the depths of sin.
When a son is wounded beyond belief, Can he unleash the healing power of love on his entire family?
Unforgiveness is like drinking poison while hoping it will make your enemy sick, David thought to himself.
When a heaven-sent messenger draws near and empowers healing… Can a man of God believe what he sees?
As he sat there on the step the light through the window grew brighter again, filling the room and surrounding him with its glow.
You’ll love this moving story of grace and forgiveness beyond measure.
I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed. - Genesis 12:3
President Obama plans to succeed in dividing Jerusalem by 2012, blackmailing Israel over the Iran crisis to achieve his objective. "Never miss the opportunity of a crisis."
The president apparently feels that Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria are a fair trade in order to keep Iran (Persia) from going atomic. The Obama administration seems to be treating Israel as a property to be bartered — or perhaps more accurately — to be betrayed for the sake of expediency. The Arab world wants its 22nd Islamic state with its capital in Jerusalem for one simple reason: Muslims believe Israel is Arab land occupied by foreigners.
If America touches prophecy - Jerusalem - God's curse will fall upon America and upon President Obama as decreed in Genesie 12:3. The ancient prophet Zachariah cried out, "I will make Jerusalem a cup that will send all the surrounding people reeling … an immovable rock for all nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves."
An Islamic radical drives a Suburban loaded with explosives into the early morning drop-off line at a school in Denver.
In Chicago, another fanatical Muslim drives a gasoline truck into the Chicago Board of Trade building. Death and destruction rain down.
Terrorists crash small, explosive-laden airplanes into the airport in Atlanta, destroying two jumbo jets and the main terminal. All flights are grounded.
A nuclear bomb is exploded high above Washington, D.C. The entire East Coast power grid collapses. Everything is at a standstill.
This electrifying new fiction novel from Mike Evans traces the events from inception to execution — from the hopelessness of a world gone mad to a renewed hope.
Atomic Iran: Countdown to Armageddon
The Story Behind this Provocative Book
The Countdown to Armageddon Has Begun!
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said that Israel must be “wiped off the map.” Such a radical statement might seem like bravado and bluster, but the Iranian connection to rocket attacks on Israel make it crystal clear that the Islamic Republic has every intention of following through with its threats of total destruction. Most troubling of all, Iran is pursuing nuclear weapons with reckless determination as part of its mission to annihilate Israel, which Ahmadinejad calls a “stain of disgrace.”
With Iran’s history of contempt for the United Nations, the United States, Great Britain, and of course, Israel, such an apocalyptic event could happen at any moment. You need to take a stand!
Jimmy Carter, the Liberal Left and World Chaos
The presidential election was a public sounding board for the much-touted failures of the Republican Party. He ran against a disgraced president in the aftermath of an unpopular war on a theme of "change." He kept his word, and change began. Barack Obama? No, Jimmy Carter!
Philosopher George Santayana said, "Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it." Jimmy Carter, the Liberal Left and World Chaos: An Obama/Carter Plan That Will Not Work, is a 550-page hardback revealing how Barack Obama and the Liberal Left are poised to repeat Carter's changes and mistakes!
Mistakes like providing checks of $150 million to the Ayatollah Khomeini to overthrow the Shah of Iran. This change lit the fuse of terrorism that exploded against the world when Khomeini declared April Fools Day 1980 "the first day of the government of God." Radical Islam was born. As if that weren't enough, Carter provided $500 million to the Muslim Brotherhood Freedom Fighters, who became the Taliban and Al-Qaeda