But one aspect of this story has yet to be examined, to my knowledge. This episode is an illustration for all of the world to see of a specific Bible prophecy. An early prophecy given in the book of Genesis is being illustrated to those who have eyes to see. Here is the oracle;
The angel of the LORD also said to her:
"You are now with child
and you will have a son.
You shall name him Ishmael,
for the LORD has heard of your misery. He will be a wild donkey of a man; his hand will be against everyone and everyone’s hand against him, and he will live in hostilitytoward all his brothers." Genesis 16:11-12
This was the Word given to Ishmael , the son of Abraham, before his birth. It is the explanation for what we what we are seeing today in the otherwise inexplicable behaviour of the so called "˜muslim world’. The utter insensitivity exhibited by the builders of the Ground Zero Mosque project is just one of thousands of examples all over the world of how this this prophecy is being being illustrated.
Ishmael was the son born by Abraham, after he and Sarah reasoned that they must take things into their own hands to fulfill the promise of God. God had promised the elderly, barren couple that there would come through them "a nation who would number as the stars of the skies and the sands of seas".
Rather than wait for God to fulfill the promise, Abraham and Sarah reasoned that it was perfectly legal to bear children by handmaidens, thus Abraham slept with Hagar, his young egyptian servant.
But after Hagar conceived , she taunted Sarah to the point where there was no peace in the home. Sarah in turned made Hagar so miserable , that the pregnant woman fled into the desert, where the above prophecy was given.
Islam has a spiritual affinity with Ishmael. The Muslims celebrate a feast every year , in honor of Abraham’s sacrifice of Ishmael, (actually it was Isaac, see Genesis 22), and Islam has taken up the grievance of Ishmael against Isaac.
Ishmael was Abraham’s firstborn, but Isaac was the one chosen by God for the blessing. Ishmael(Islam) hates Isaac (Israel) to this very day. He begrudged the blessings bestowed upon Isaac and believed that he had been relegated to bastard status.
But look at the prophecy about Ishmael, in the light of the current controversy;
He will be a wild ass of a man"¦This would not of necessity be an insult to desert dwelling peoples, who had to be tough and independent to survive.Ishmael would be wild, free, rude, and insensitive.
Islam is very sensitive, in fact extremely sensitive when it comes to its own interests, the West has spent billions and even shed it’s own blood, just to cater to the sensitivities of these people. But as I said in an earlier blog post the sensitivities only go one way.
The Ground zero mosque is at best the very height of crass insensitivity to the feelings of those affected by the slaughter in the name of Allah. But on the other hand, Islam urges its devotees to humiliate Infidels whenever possible.
Does anyone think the Cordoba Mosque* initiative cares how the families of 9-11 feel? Do they care about the American public feeling? These are the people who couldn’t contain their glee on 9-11 at the "humbling of the great Satan".
Most Muslim Mosques in places like Spain, Israel, the Balkans, are strategically placed over former churches or synagogues as symbols of Siyada that is Islamic supremacy. Like a wild Ass, Islam is in the face of everyman.
His hand will be against everyman, and everyman’s will be against him"¦There is a world War going on though our elite riling class is unaware of it. Everywhere in the civilized world there are Islamic insurgencies, senseless acts of terror, destabilization and radicalization of once peaceful people’s.
There is no where on earth where Islam has ever brought peace, unless you define peace as the slaughter of all dissenters. Islam cannot bring peace because the God of Islam, is Satan himself, disguised as the Nabatean Moon god, Allah.
He will live in hostility towards his own brothers"¦When the Ummah is not busy slaughtering Infidels, it reverts to slaughtering itself. Sunni against Shia, Sunni and Shia against Sufi, Klan against klan and tribe against tribe, Islam is it’s own worst enemy.
And yet God did tell Abraham that out of Ishmael’s twelve sons, He would make a great nation out of them also. The Arab world is vast, populated, and greatly endowed with natural resources (Oil).
To the extent that they cling to Isaac’s God the physical descendants of Ishmael thrive and have peace. Remember that most of the arab world was christian at one time. There are still many Arab christians, although the Muslims are avidly engaged in religious cleansing campaigns against them.
But it is Islam which is the spiritual reflection of Ishmael and all that he stands for.And it is this prophecy that we are seeing played out before our eyes, the Ground Zero victory Mosque being just one example of this phenomenon.Truly it is the Mohammedans, who are "in the face of the whole world", Wild and unruly, rude,and unable to dwell in peace anywhere, and particularly unable to among themselves.
* A dualistic name for the project- to the western elite, steeped in the "orientalist" version of middle eastern history, Cordoba was the golden age of religious tolerance, where the Muslim masters supposedly graciously tolerated Jews and Christians, and made moorish spain into one big group hug! Of course this is revisionist history!
To the Muslim world, Cordoba is code for, "Our great humiliation of 1492 is being reversed,(The loss of Andalusia,ie Spain) we are retaking the west!"Osama bin Laden actually refered to the loss of Spain in one of his threatening taped messages to the west.