By Chris Mitchell
A Christian refugee sobs, “Jesus, forgive them!” after fleeing the lethal rampage of Islamic country warring parties. A Yazidi mom tells of the bad destiny her overdue son suffered by the hands of those marauding Muslim terrorists. An Israeli girl recounts how Hamas jihadists rose like zombies from the seashore close to her condominium to release a fear assault on her kibbutz. Sirens wail over the skies of Jerusalem. Beheadings make international information, shake the leaders of Western powers, and form public coverage and army procedure. by contrast precarious backdrop, Iran’s mullahs quietly arrange their lethal nuclear cocktail. feels like a plot from a undercover agent novel, yet it's all too real!
ISIS surprised the realm with its Islamic blitzkrieg that swept via Syria and northerly Iraq and declared an Islamic caliphate for the 1st time in approximately 100 years. once more, Christians bore the brunt of this threat. those militants compelled tens of hundreds of thousands of Christians to escape their historical houses and gave them 4 grisly offerings: pay the Islamic tax for infidels, depart, convert, or die via the sword. Hamas additionally sparked a fifty-day conflict demonstrating that their time table continues to be a similar: “End of the Jewish State.” Israel discovered herself once again within the forefront opposed to radical Islam. Her destiny is wedded to our personal on the grounds that jihadists see Israel because the “little Satan” and the U.S. because the “big Satan.”
CBN information center East Bureau leader Chris Mitchell landed at the entrance traces of those conflicts. In vacation spot Jerusalem, he brings you firsthand money owed of the lads, girls, and kids stuck in those fiery trials. Their tale traces resound with the grand topics of our age: the increase of radical Islam, the continued persecution—some say ethnic cleansing—of Christians within the heart East, and the centrality of Jerusalem in global history.
Even although those occasions ensue within the heart East, their impression reverberates to the beaches of the United States. From the cost of gasoline at your local pump, the price of your retirement account, or a family member who will be despatched into harm’s approach, all of them hit us in our pocketbook, middle, or domestic. during this defining time, how may still we arrange? vacation spot Jerusalem presents a blueprint of the way to prepare for what may good be probably the most demanding days any people will ever see.
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In the year 1411 AH, at the time of the Gulf War, a petition was sent to the king with around 400 signatures calling for reform in the country, but he made a mockery of t h e m by c o m pletely ignoring their advice, and the situation went from bad to worse. 20 18 T h e currency of Saudi Arabia. 19 "Islamic law" throughout this volume represents the Arabic word sharia. Islam has no distinction between religious and secular life; sharia therefore covers not only religious rituals but many aspects of everyday life, including politics, economics, and banking.
W h e n the ulema approved King Fahd's decision to call in US troops in 1990, the clerics demanded that the regime grant them n e w measures of social control in the name of Islam. Bin Laden argues that the prestige of the ulema a m o n g the Saudi population led to their laws being obeyed rather than true Islamic law; in his eyes, this constituted shirk, idolatry, which is forbidden in Islam. 13 34 See above, p. 27, n. 17. 4 THE SAUDI REGIME At the same time, they promoted some of the scholars w h o were far below Sheikh bin Hamid, may G o d bless his soul; in a cunning plan which began more than twenty years ago, they foregrounded those k n o w n to be weak and soft.
27 T h e falsehood in previous juridical decrees, even if not issued by you, were knowingly uttered by their authors and had dangerous consequences, but w h e n they come from you, it is certain that the fault in them should not be ascribed to a lack of legal knowledge on your part, but rather to a lack of understanding of the truth of reality. T h e necessary conditions of such juridicial decrees cannot be fulfilled, so they are therefore unfit to be issued in the first place. This makes it necessary for the issuer to stop issuing juridical decrees, and to leave it to the specialists w h o can bring together knowledge of legal judgments and knowledge 25 "Jurist" t h r o u g h o u t this v o l u m e represents t h e Arabic w o r d mufti.