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Two More American Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan Over Qur’an Burning Fury


Revelation 6:8, “And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.”

Another update on this seemingly never-ending saga. In Revelation 6:8 John describes what we’ve come to call the “fourth horseman of the Apocalypse” as being “chlōros, literally translated as “green”. Green is the official color of Islam and is believed to be Mohammed’s favoriteThe “fourth horseman” is described as having power over 1/4th of the earth. I don’t believe that it is a mere coincidence that Islam today has dominion over 1/4th of the earth. John describes the “fourth horseman” as having the power to “kill with sword.” Islam is spread through Jihad, the “Sword of Islam.”  The “fourth horseman” also kills with hunger/famine. Islamists would rather see children starve to death than see them receive aid from the “Christian West.” The “fourth horseman” kills “with death.” The love of death, suicide missions and martyrdom for “Allah” permeates Islamic culture, so much that they even openly declare to “love death more than you love life.” Lastly, Revelation 6:8 describes the “fourth horseman” as killing with “the beasts of the earth.” The Greek word “thērion” is, I believe, being used metaphorically to refer to “savage”, “brutal” and “bestial” men. And the reaction of the Muslim world upon hearing of the “desecration” of their holy book is, yet again, proving to be nothing short of all-out savagery …

By Hamid Shalizi – “(Reuters) – Two Americans believed to be a U.S. colonel and major were shot dead in Afghanistan’s interior ministry on Saturday, security sources said, while rage gripped the country for a fifth day over the burning of the Muslim holy book at a NATO base.

A spokeswoman for NATO’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) confirmed two of their servicemen had been shot dead in central Kabul by an individual who turned his weapon on them. She declined to say if the killer was a member of the Afghan military or police.

Afghanistan’s Taliban movement claimed responsibility for the shootings, which it said were in retaliation for the desecration of the Korans at Bagram airfield.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in an e-mailed statement to the media that four high-ranking Americans had been killed, though the Islamist group often exaggerate and inflate claims of casualties.

The Koran burnings underscored the deep cultural divide that still exists more than 10 years after U.S. troops invaded to oust the Taliban and has deepened public mistrust of Western troops struggling to stabilize the country.

An Afghan security source said the shooting of the two Americans in the Interior Ministry could be connected to the burning of the Korans…

Muslims consider the Koran to be the literal word of God and treat each copy with deep reverence. Desecration is considered one of the worst forms of blasphemy.

Four Afghans were shot dead by Afghan security forces as demonstrators came out to the streets on Saturday, with an attempt by protesters to bombard a U.N. compound in the north.

Despite an apology from U.S. President Barack Obama and a call for restraint from Afghan leader Hamid Karzai, thousands have taken to the streets. Twelve people were killed and dozens wounded on Friday, the bloodiest day yet in demonstrations.

On Thursday, an Afghan national army soldier joined the protests and gunned down two American soldiers.” Read more.

NATO Recalls All Staff From Kabul Ministries After 2 US Advisers Killed – “The commander of NATO and U.S. forces says that all NATO personnel are being recalled from Afghan ministries following an attack at the Interior Ministry in Kabul. Gen. John Allen says staff are being recalled ‘for obvious force protection reasons.’ He says NATO is investigating Saturday’s shooting and will pursue all leads to find the person responsible for the attack.” Read more.

Insult to WWII heroes: Graves of British troops smashed and desecrated by Libyan Islamists in protest over U.S. soldiers’ Koran burning – “A furious mob has desecrated dozens of Commonwealth War Graves in a Libyan cemetery amid continuing fury in the Middle East over the burning of the Koran by U.S. soldiers. Headstones commemorating British and Allied servicemen, killed during World War II campaigns in the Western Desert, lay smashed and strewn across Benghazi Military Cemetery. Protesters rampaged through site on Friday, despite efforts by America to calm tensions sparked when it emerged U.S. soldiers had burned Muslim holy books in a pile of rubbish at a military base in Afghanistan.” Read more.

  1. 02/25/2012 at 12:54 PM

    My childhood friend Mike Trost was shot three days ago in Afghanistan, losing several fingers, nearly dying, with 4 gunshot wounds. He’s in Germany recovering, after being operated on. http://www.wate.com/story/17013859/maryville-soldier-recovering-from-4-gunshot-wounds-in-afghanistan

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  2. 02/25/2012 at 2:59 PM

    We will keep him in our prayers Kurt

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  3. Leya
    02/25/2012 at 9:12 PM

    How can any religion condone murder because their religious book has been burned? They are a cruel and evil people. Islam is a violent, murdering religion!

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  4. ICA
    02/25/2012 at 9:29 PM

    We are all cruel and evil people. That’s why Christ died. They just need to learn that.

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  5. 02/25/2012 at 11:30 PM

    That’s right. For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

    Not only that. The most righteous man, the only one in fact, died the most horrible death at the hands of—–all of us!

    And He did it willingly. He could have have refused, but didn’t.

    It is written that the first shall be last, and the last shall be first. God has a just scale.

    Jesus is the counter-weight. When the resurrected Christ steps onto the other side of the scale on your behalf, you are measured worthy.

    If He steps off because He never knew you, you drop like a rock.

    In God’s economy all debts are paid in full, one way or the other.

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  6. 02/25/2012 at 11:56 PM

    America and the Christian world has forgotten where its true strength comes from –

    Ps 20:7 Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God

    http://focusonjerusalem.com/newsroom.html

    Iran Launches Bible-burning Campaign

    Feb. 24….(Newsmax) Iranian authorities began to systematically seize and destroy Bibles after a Shiite cleric issued an urgent warning about the spread of Christianity. Authorities in northwestern Iran seized 6,500 Bibles, according to the Iranian Christian news organization Mohabat News, which quotes an official as saying of the seizure that “all religions are strengthening their power to confront Islam; otherwise, what does this huge number of Bibles mean?” The agency has reported several other recent incidents of Bibles and other Christian literature being seized and sometimes publicly burned. Mohabat reports that the government-connected cleric, Ayatollah Hadi Jahangosha, warned of “the spread of Christianity among our youth,” pointing to burgeoning satellite programming, literature, and religious articles promoting the Western tradition. “Everyone in society should feel responsibility in this matter and play his or her role in spreading of pure Islam and fight false and distorted cultures,” the news agency quotes him as saying.

    US Cowering to Islam & The Koran

    Feb. 24….(WND) Experts on radical Islam say the US military is sadly mistaken if it believes groveling at the feet of Muslims after copies of the Quran were accidentally burned will help win the hearts and minds of the world’s Islamic community. The reaction of the US military toward a recent report that NATO forces may have unintentionally burned copies of the Muslim holy book stands in stark contrast to its response when US forces burned copies of the Bible in 2009, when it refused to apologize and even defended the practice.

    Robert Spencer, founder of Jihad Watch, called the actions taken by US Gen. John Allen offensive. “Allen’s statements amount to groveling before Muslims around the world,” he said. “This is the United States military, and he is the commander of all US forces in Afghanistan. This is embarrassing and an insult to every American.” The Qurans were among books and other materials that had been confiscated from Taliban prisoners after military personnel thought they were being used to send messages to other operatives. The materials were taken to a waste pit on the US base at Bagram, north of Kabul, and burned. Once Gen. Allen became aware of the burning, he quickly issued a statement of apology in an attempt to prevent violent Muslim riots similar to those last year that resulted in at least 24 deaths.

    In a statement, Gen. Allen said, “I have ordered an investigation into a report I received during the night that ISAF personnel at Bagram Airbase improperly disposed of a large number of Islamic religious materials which included Korans [sic]. When we learned of these actions, we immediately intervened and stopped them. The materials recovered will be properly handled by appropriate religious authorities.” He assured Muslims that he would thoroughly investigate the issue and ensure the burning “does not ever happen again,” pleading, “I assure you, I promise you this was NOT intentional in any way.” Following the Quran burnings, thousands of protesters shouted “Death to Americans!” and “Death to infidels!” They reportedly besieged the US base with petrol bombs and slingshots.

    In a similar incident involving the burning of holy books in 2009, the US military confiscated copies of the Bible that a church had sent to an American soldier to use in an outreach geared toward Afghan citizens. When the military discovered the Bibles, the holy books were confiscated and burned. After the Bible burnings, the US military defended its actions.

    Appearing on CNN, Lt. Col. Mark Wright said, “The decision was made that it was a ‘force protection’ measure to throw them away, because, if they did get out, it could be perceived by Afghans that the US government or the US military was trying to convert Muslims. lare Lopez, a senior fellow with the Center for Security Policy, said Allen’s penitent attitude will create nothing but contempt among the populace for US soldiers serving in Afghanistan. “They value and respect strength,” she said. “They disdain and will not respect those who show weakness.”

    Lopez said the military’s defense of burning Bibles, while simultaneously showing veneration for the Quran, reveals a shocking lack of understanding regarding the Muslim perception of those outside the Islamic faith. “If the government had showed similar respect for the Bible as the Quran, they would respect us more than they do,” she said. “As it is now, all they have for us is contempt. They will not respect anyone who does not first respect themselves or demand respect for themselves.” Lopez argued that when military and government officials show a higher level of reverence for the Quran than the Bible, they are sending a message that America does not believe the Bible is as sacred as the Quran.

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  7. ICA
    02/27/2012 at 4:13 PM

    Thanks Willard for the link. Iran’s comments demonstrate yet again how deeply mired their governance has become by religion, instead of reason.

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