The Daily Jot
Daily reporting and analysis of current events from a biblical and prophetic perspective.
Monday, April 4, 2011
The Islamic massacre in Ivory Coast--Type and shadow of America?
Most people have heard that there was a massacre of some 1,000 people in the small West African country of Ivory Coast. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the United States is "deeply concerned" about the protection of human rights there and has called for President Laurent Gbagbo to step down immediately to prevent further slaughtering of innocents. But the United States, the United Nations and Europe seem to be on the wrong end of this political quagmire that is rift with parallels to the 2008 elections in the United States and perhaps a glimpse of what can go wrong when people do not honor the laws of God and keep the Constitutional laws of a sovereign nation.
It is the forces of Alassane Ouattara who are slaughtering people by the hundreds in villages across the Ivory Coast. He is the man that the White House and the United Nations is supporting. Ouattara was a candidate in the 2010 Ivory Coast presidential election. And he claimed victory. The president, Gbagbo, however, has not conceded the election, bringing death and destruction throughout the country. The problem is very similar to America. To be president of the Ivory Coast, one's parents must both be born there. Ouattara, a Muslim, claims that he and his parents are of native birth. But he was accused of forging his nationality certificate issued in September 1999. In fact, it was annulled by the court a month later.
Ouattara was disqualified from the country's 2000 presidential election because he did not meet the Constitutional requirement of his birth. He ran again in 2010 anyway, claiming to win. Amid voter fraud claims, however, the nation's Constitutional Council, which officially validates the elections, said 500,000 of Ouattara's votes were disqualified. Gbagbo has remained president despite tremendous pressure from the UN and the US to step down. He says its a matter of national sovereignty. Since then, Gbagbo has been accused of instituting death squads that kill Ouattara supporters but in reality, Ouattara's forces have been killing people--killing Christians as Gbagbo is a Catholic.
The dispute in the Ivory Coast began with a Muslim who was ineligible to run for president because he could not prove his birth records, continued with voter fraud to the point that the nation's Constitutional Council invalidated the election, and now has turned into a Muslim slaughter of Christians. This lawlessness and usurping of power by Muslims is widespread and takes many forms. In reality, it comes from people denying God as Islam is a direct denial of God. Joshua 24:20 says, "If you forsake the Lord, and serve strange gods, then he will turn and do you harm, and consume you, after that he hath done you good." Its time for us to wake up, the man occupying the Oval Office announced his bid for reelection today.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Word of Life Ministry