The Daily Jot
Daily reporting and analysis of current events from a biblical and prophetic perspective.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
One more thing about Ivory Coast and Christian massacres
The situation in the Ivory Coast is not unlike many across West Africa. Problem is, we have a Muslim presidential candidate that claimed victory in Ivory Coast over a Catholic president. The Ivory Coast Constitutional Council said that the Muslim candidate could not be seated because of widespread voter fraud. The United Nations overruled the sovereignty of the Ivory Coast Constitutional Council determination and declared the Muslim candidate the winner. The Christian president said "no" and stayed in office. The Muslim raised an army and began killing supporters of the Christian president, who happen to be Christian. They were burned alive, hacked with machetes--women and children, too.
Redeem West Africa is a ministry that my friend and brother in Christ, William Agbeti and I started with the help of our local church. The ministry is aimed at raising up pastors and evangelists to go out to the rural areas of West Africa to show the love of Christ. The genesis of this ministry is that Muslims are taking over entire villages and requiring that all in the village convert to Islam in order to have jobs, food, housing and safety. The way its done is this: They move through a village demanding that the people accept Islam. They beat and rape the women and club the men into submission. Once they have established their authority, they demand that all convert to Islam or they cannot live in the village.
The local governments do not intervene because they are not strong enough to do so. Fearing civil war, fearing massive Islamic uprising, fearing violence on their own families, government leaders and tribal chiefs resist little and hope for the best. In the Ivory Coast, when Muslim candidate Ouattara didn't get his way, he started killing innocent people--these Muslims do not go after the soldiers in the military--they attack the unarmed, the weak, anybody that will show others that they, the Muslims, are ruthless enough to make good their threats. The United States has no business supporting such a group of butchers. But our president has cast his lot with the Muslim Brotherhood and other elements of evil.
As a Christian, I have no tolerance for the Islamic way. It is inhumane, brutal, and the antithesis of everything Christian. To counter this, I have put my support behind a ministry that reaches out with not only the word of Christ, but also the love of Christ with food for children and families and opportunities to help themselves. My African brother William has placed his life and the life of his family on the line for this cause. We are truly a Proverbs 31:9 brotherhood as we "plead the cause of the poor and needy." No amount of tolerance can be justified for the barbaric death cult of Islam. When America's government supports it in any way, it is supporting the system of the antichrist. We should demand otherwise.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Word of Life Ministry