Arab Spring: Great Hope, or Anti-Semitic?

Tunisia (where it began):  The Islamist Ennahda Movement won enough seats to set agendas.  The general secretary Hammadi Jebali declared “the liberation of Tunisia will, God willing, bring about the liberation of Jerusalem.”

Libya:  Terrorist groups have looted Ghadaffi’s regime’s weapons from his arsenal.

Egypt:  The central government as lost control of the Sinai and Israeli officials worry that the 1979 peace treaty is threatened.

Jordan:  King Abdullah II has opened dialogue with the Muslim Brotherhood.  Bedouin Tribes along with Palestinians are trying to create hostility between the King and Israel.

Syria:  President Bashar Assad has murdered thousands of his own people protesting his rule.  Most analysts believe Assad will eventually be deposed.  (from JPCE December 2011)

Crazy Regime

Iranian authorities have arrested and is pressuring 34 year-old Evangelical pastor Youcef Nadarkhani to convert back to Islam.  Youcef converted to Christianity when he was 19.  Converting away from Islam to another faith is considered an act of apostasy punishable by death under Islamic Shari’a law, which is followed in Iran and some other Muslim countries. 

According to Compass Direct News and other sources, Youcef is being held in solitary confinement and is experiencing various forms of torture.  His outcome is uncertain. Pray!