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New Libyan Leader Says Libya Will Be A ‘Moderate Islamic State’ … Based Upon Sharia Law

Western ears often hear the word ‘moderate’ and think ‘peaceful’ or ‘free’ or ‘democratic’, thus in the minds of the naive and the willingly ignorant there’s no need for worry.  Their logic dictates that although Libya’s new constitution and laws will be based upon Sharia, being ‘moderate’ will therefore mean that we’ll have a country that is kind, that is peaceful, that is full of happy-happy-joy-joy feelings where everyone can sit around a Saturday evening campfire and sing ‘Kumbaya’ holding hands and roasting Halal marshmallows.

When it comes to ‘non-moderate’ Islamic governments we think of the theocracy that rules Iran.  We think of the Taliban of Afghanistan.  We think of Hamas ruling in Gaza.  Or Hezbollah in Lebanon.  Yet for a ‘moderate’ Islamic government we’ll often envision Indiana Jones chasing after lost relics in a nation like Egypt.  We’ll think of a moderate country like Indonesia.  Or a moderate society in Malaysia.  Or a moderate state such as Turkey.  Yet Egypt is where Christians have been persecuted and killed for centuries, before and during Mubarak, and now at an increasing pace post-revolution.  In Indonesia Islamic teachers are attacked for speaking against violence, and a television station is forced to pull a film promoting religious tolerance because some Muslims were offended and threatened to riot.  In Malaysia the government can now charge non-Muslims with ‘blasphemy’ for simply quoting from the Qur’an ‘insincerely’, where at least one Muslim group has declared jihad against Christians simply for disagreeing with them.  Turkey is responsible for — and continues to deny — the genocide of over one million Armenian Christians.  And the examples don’t end there.

The fact of the matter is this: there will always be persecution of Jews and Christians in Muslim countries, regardless of any ‘moderate’ label, either directly from the government itself or from the local Muslim population.  And a ‘moderate’ Libya will be no different

The Mark of the 'Moderate Islamist'

“Libya will be a modern, democratic state founded on ‘moderate Islam’, Mustafa Abdul-Jalil, the prime minister of Libya’s interim National Transitional Council, has told a cheering crowd in Tripoli.

Joined in Martyr’s Square by several dozen revolutionary leaders, and backed by a firework display, Jalil told the thousands of flag-waving supporters that Libya would not be a secular state.

Jalil said: ‘We strive for a state of the law, for a state of prosperity, for a state that will have Islamic sharia law the basis of legislation.’

‘We are a Muslim nation, with a moderate Islam, and we will maintain that. You are with us and support us – you are our weapon against whoever tries to hijack the revolution.’

Urging the crowd not to take retribution against political opponents, Jalil said that ‘moderate’ Libyans should accept their differences without resorting to fighting.

‘Absolutely, there will be tensions. There will be different views. That’s the whole point of the revolution … The main thing now is how to solve these conflicts in a peaceful way, not resort to armed fighting.'” Read more.

Libya: Rebels ‘execute 85 mercenaries, including 12 Serbs’ – “Libyan rebels who control most of the country after defeating Muammar Gaddafi’s military, have executed 85 foreign mercenaries, including 12 Serbs, in the city of Misrata alone, Serbian media reported on Tuesday. Belgrade daily Press said the executions took place in the state insurance building in Misrata after it was taken by the forces loyal to rebels’ National Transitional Council (NTC). Among the killed mercenaries, who fought on Gaddafi’s side, were also nine Croats, 11 Ukrainians and ten Colombians, the paper said. The report was also confirmed by Zagreb daily Vecernji list whose correspondent in Misrata, Hasan Hajdar Dijab, said many mercenaries had been killed in fighting, but those arrested were shot in the head.” Read more.

Obama’s Libyan Rebel ‘Allies’ Are Rounding Up and Jailing Thousands of Black Africans – “Rebel forces and armed civilians are rounding up thousands of black Libyans and migrants from sub-Sahara Africa, accusing them of fighting for ousted strongman Moammar Gadhafi and holding them in makeshift jails across the capital. Virtually all of the detainees say they are innocent migrant workers, and in most cases there is no evidence that they are lying. But that is not stopping the rebels from placing the men in facilities like the Gate of the Sea sports club, where about 200 detainees — all black — clustered on a soccer field this week, bunching against a high wall to avoid the scorching sun.” Read more.

  1. 09/16/2011 at 1:53 AM

    LOOK AT HIS FOREHEAD – The most faithful Muslims pray five times every day the very religious prostate themselves so low that their foreheads rub their prayer rugs. The result of all of this prostrating with your head onto this prayer rug some end up having a callus on their forehead which becomes a proud sign and a symbol of a faithful Muslim who is one who has a mark on his forehead called as “zabiba” or (raisin). The zabiba mark or raisin is only found on the foreheads on very religious Muslims in Islam. This also could point and lend some support to this being a part of the 666 mark on the forehead pointing to Islam ??


  2. ICA
    09/16/2011 at 12:10 PM

    While I do believe that the Mark of the Beast is primarily spiritual, it’s easy to see a physical indicator of the spiritual condition.


  3. 09/16/2011 at 3:56 PM

    I agree with that as well that it will be primarily spirtiual – but John tells us that he will force a mark upon all – Daniel tells us that Nebuchadnezzars image the people were forced to kneel or receive death by decree – quite similar really – also we have the history of the Jews being forced to wear the yellow star of David on the outside so all could see who was a Jew – again for those who refused it would have and ended up being death – Cain also received a mark

    Rev 13:16 He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead


  4. 09/16/2011 at 5:33 PM


    The example of the Nazi star identified those who were NOT of the group. The example of Neb. forcing worship or death to Jews is a foreshadow of “the mark”, but Neb. did not force them to wear or take a physical mark–they simply had to forsake biblical worship of God.

    The problem with a physical ‘666’, which I’ve said before, is that people could be given it against their will, and their eternal destiny would then be determined by someone else. I believe God ALWAYS gives us a choice to believe/obey or not. Many, in choosing to obey God, have faced and will face death as the consequences. Many also will choose ‘666.’

    “He forced everyone…” means then, if they didn’t take the mark, they would face death:

    “…And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony of Jesus and because of the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received the mark on their forehead and on their hand; and they came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.” Rev 20:4

    “And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death.” Rev 20:11



  5. 09/16/2011 at 8:55 PM

    Kurt – I guess I should have explained myself a bit clearer – I also believe that we will have a choice just like — Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego also had and it will be at the cost of our lives if we refuse


  6. 09/16/2011 at 11:06 PM

    Agree, for many people. I don’t think it will be everywhere, and I am certainly praying for pockets of divine protection. There is precedence in the Word for that.

    Many people do believe it will be costly, wherever you are, to stand with Israel. There will be tremendous pressure not to do that, which of course we can already see happening.


  7. 09/17/2011 at 2:19 PM

    I would have to agree with you Kurt on this as well – The last half of Daniel seems to clearly indicate that – the king of the South and the ships of the western coast lands will attack him – also in Rev the 200,000,000 man army will cross the Euphrates the debate is are these muslims from the East or Chinease from the orient

    I believe that it is China myself as there seems to be much evidence pointing to that with the colors of China the flag of China with its four and one large star just like Jihn tells us in Rev – plus what we are seeing in the world today regards Chinas exspansionist desires and its military build up and its finacial strangle hold on the world both with its hoard of cash and its manufacturing capabilities and also its cyber attackes against our countries – we are seeing them entering Africa, the ME South America, and now offering Europe finacial help – connected tightly with Iran and Russia – I some how cannot see China falling for the mark of the Beast ??

    It is hard to see how he could take control of all of North and South America plus Europe plus Asia plus Aussi and NZ etc etc – But it may be possible I suppose if he took control of the worlds finacial system some how through Sharia – so much yet to be exposed which we can only surmise about


  8. 09/17/2011 at 8:09 PM

    A comment on ICA’s preamble to the news articles above: The problem is not the word ‘Moderate’ in ‘Moderate Islamic State’, but the word ‘Islamic’. The fact that you have to insert the word ‘moderate’ at all speaks to the problematic nature of a religious state.

    Perhaps the same problems would occur in a ‘Christian’ state; in fact, examining history, they certainly did. We don’t need to look any further than Catholic countries where the de facto ruler was the Pope, and the millions that were tortured and died.

    The sinfulness of man short of the rulership of a physically present Messiah seems to preclude the practicality of a religious state.


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