“War Between the Cross and Crescent”

11 06 2018
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Turkey’s President Erdogan raised the spectre of “war between the cross and crescent” over a dispute in Austria. This reveals a growing boldness by Erdogan to express his radical Sharia brand of Islamic ideology. Pray that Western nations will wake up.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attacked Austria’s impending closure of mosques and consequent expulsion of Turkish-funded imams, saying the move is anti-Islamic while promising a response. “These measures taken by the Austrian prime minister are, I fear, leading the world towards a war between the cross and the crescent,” Erdogan said in a speech in Istanbul covered by AFP.

Austria’s populist government made the announcement on Friday morning at a press conference as part of the governing coalition’s campaign against radical Islamic ideology and the influence of countries like Turkey in the Austrian Islamic community, Kronen Zeitung reports.

Media reports that between 40 and 60 imams, including their families, could be expelled in total. The imams all stand accused of receiving funding from abroad. Official investigations have been launched in 11 cases. Two of the imams had already been denied extensions to their residency permits. Erdogan Predicts ‘War Between the Cross and Crescent’ over Austria Mosque Closures

Why is this important? Historians remember the critical significance of Vienna, Austria in the earliest attempts of Islam to conquer Europe.

The Siege of Vienna in 1529 was the first attempt by the Ottoman Empire, led by Suleiman the Magnificent, to capture the city of Vienna, Austria. The siege signaled the pinnacle of the Ottoman Empire’s power and the maximum extent of Ottoman expansion in central Europe. The inability of the Ottomans to capture Vienna in 1529 turned the tide against almost a century of conquest throughout eastern and central Europe. Siege of Vienna

It is not coincidental that Erdogan would raise his threat in the present crisis. The world is focused on Singapore and the Trump/Kim summit, but do not miss the intent of Turkey and Erdogan to resurrect the Ottoman Empire. Pray for Europe!

The Ottoman Islamists devastated the Middle East for over 400 years until the British defeated them a hundred years ago. You may know that they taxed every tree in the Holy Land which caused the denuding of the forests. It turned the glorious land into a desert. Only now is Israel replanting at the rate of over three million trees a year, 250 million trees since 1901.

We continue to pray for rain to water all these new trees throughout Israel, but especially in the Negev desert area which use to be forested. The forest is mentioned in a prophetic judgement:

Son of man, set your face toward the south; preach against the south and prophesy against the forest land, the South (or Negev). Ezekiel 20:46

The wilderness and the wasteland shall be glad for them, and the desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose; ​​It shall blossom abundantly and rejoice, even with joy and singing. ​​The glory of Lebanon shall be given to it, the excellence of Carmel and Sharon. ​​They shall see the glory of Yehovah, the excellency of our God. Isaiah 35:1-2

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists              (Read more)

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