Zionist Christians & Jews: A symbiotic, destructive, end-of-the-world relationship – A. Faizur Rahman

Indians should pay close attention to these Evangelical Zionist Christians. They operate freely in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Orissa under the benign eye of the present UPA government, and have the same deadly end-of-the-world plans for the ‘heathen’ Hindu as they have for the ‘recalcitrant’ Jew. – IS

Christian ZionismBy announcing fresh sanctions against Iran the UN Security Council has once again displayed a kind of motivated obstinacy which makes one suspect that it is not really serious about establishing peace in the region. But then the UN rarely exudes neutrality. It has always been subservient to American interests, particularly the pro-Israel US foreign policy that has kept West Asia on the boil ever since the creation of the Zionist state.

On the face of it, it may appear strange that the US-controlled Security Council should let go of the historic opportunity offered by the Turkish-Brazilian initiative to amicably resolve the Iran imbroglio. But West Asia watchers know that US response to Iran’s nuclear programme cannot be seen in isolation because it is dictated by the US-Israeli relationship which again is not a mere political alliance but a symbiotic bond firmly secured by Judeo-Christian theology.

An analysis of the US political scene would reveal that it is the Evangelical Right, also known as the Christian Zionists, led by extremist televangelists such as John Hagee, Jerry Falwell and

Pat Robertson, who, along with the Jewish lobby, call the shots, insofar as the US Middle East policy is concerned. It must, however, be said that mainstream Christianity (including the Catholic Church) does not identify itself with the fanatical beliefs of Evangelical Right such as those discussed below.

John HageeIn a recent article in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz titled ‘Why Christian Zionists really support Israel’ Hagee wrote; “Our support for Israel starts with God’s promises in the Hebrew Bible, but it does not end there. Christian Zionists recognise that we owe an enormous debt of gratitude to the Jewish people. As I have stressed to my Christian audiences for years: If you take away the Jewish contribution to Christianity, there would be no Christianity.” ( See “Why Christian Zionists really support Israel”)

By ‘God’s promises’ Hagee is actually referring to the deliberate misrepresentations of certain biblical verses. One such verse promises prophet Abraham and his descendants the land ‘from the river of Egypt as far as the great river, the Euphrates’ (Genesis 15:18). In another one God offers to give Abraham and his ‘seed’ after him the entire land of Canaan (Palestine) ‘for an everlasting possession’ (Genesis 17:8). It may be noted here that according to the Old Testament the Arabs and the Jews are the descendants of Abraham through Ishmael and Isaac respectively which, hypothetically speaking, makes them the joint owners of the ‘promised land’.

Abraham sends Hagar and Ishmael awayBut for obvious reasons the Zionists and their Christian supporters do not recognise Ishmael as the legitimate son of Abraham as he was born to a ‘slave woman’ named Hagar, the ‘handmaiden’ of Sarah, the first wife of Abraham and the mother of Isaac (Genesis 16:1-6).

This divide was further aggravated by saint Paul who advised the Christians saying, “Now you, brothers, like Isaac, are children of promise. At that time the son born in the ordinary way (Ishmael) persecuted the son born by the power of the Spirit (Isaac). It is the same now. But what does the scripture say? ‘Get rid of the slave woman and her son, for the slave woman’s son will never share in the inheritance with the free woman’s son’.” (Galatians 4:28-31).

It is therefore the belief of the Christian Zionists that the occupation of all Arab lands by the Jews (in fulfilment of the prophesy in Genesis 15:18), after driving out the children of the ‘slave woman’, is a prelude to the second coming of Christ and Armageddon, the biblical concept of the last battle between the good and the evil before the day of judgment (Ezekiel 38-39). It is in this context that the US attitude to Iran must be seen and understood, and once again John Hagee personifies this extremist mindset. In his provocative book Jerusalem Countdown, Hagee advocates a war on Iran saying, “The rise of terrorism in our world and the emerging crisis in the Middle East between Israel and Iran are part of a much bigger picture — that of God’s plan for the future of Israel and the entire world. We are going to discover we are facing a countdown in the Middle East — the Jerusalem Countdown, a battle such as the world has never seen or will ever see again”.

Christian ZionismBut what many Israelis are unaware of is that the Zionist Christians are not exactly honest in their support for their country. They have their own hidden religious agenda according to which, Jesus in his second mission will convert all the Jews to Christianity, and therefore, to hasten this process all must be done to help the Jews take over the Arab lands between Nile and Euphrates. This belief is based on a statement in Matthew 23:39 in which Jesus is quoted as saying, “For I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord’.” As Jesus was speaking to a Jewish audience at that time the Zionist Christians interpret this statement as having one meaning: for Jesus to make a second appearance all Jews must be converted to Christianity.

It is a strange paradox that, on the one hand we have the Christian Zionists supporting Israel with financial, moral and military aid in the dogmatic hope of one day converting all the Jews to Christianity, and on the other, we see the cunning Zionists — who never accepted Jesus as their Messiah — successfully manipulating the Christian Right using their own Bible to further their diabolical expansionist agenda. The victims of this scheming between two Machiavellian religious groups are the innocent Palestinians who have been rendered refugees in their own homeland.

» The author is the secretary general of Forum for the Promotion of Moderate Thought Among Muslims. E-mail: faizz@rocketmail.com

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  1. What is called Israel and Palestine today belongs to the ancient Canaanites. Both Jews and Palestinians are invaders and have no moral right to the land which was taken by force from the Canaanites by Joshua (brother of Moses). Joshua, a Hebrew perpetrated one of the first recorded holocausts on the peoples of Canaan. He did it with the blessing of his racist god Jehovah.

    Neither Jews nor Muslims can claim Abraham as their spiritual patriarch.

    There is no clear evidence that Abraham was a monotheist. He also did not claim Canaan as his own land. He told the native people of Hebron that he was an outsider and sojourner in Canaan who had come to live peacefully among the people of Hebron.

    The real spiritual patriarch of the Jews and Muslims is the prophet Moses.

    He was a fanatic monotheist (after his alleged relative the mad Egyptian pharaoh Ikhnaton) and can be called the first anti-Semite as he attacked the Hebrew tribes he led for worshipping their own deity the Golden Calf.

    Yahweh or Jehovah was imposed on the Hebrews by force even as Allah (supposedly the same god) was imposed on the Arabs by force.

    Moses was a thoroughly wicked man and his legacy of evil has plagued the world ever since. It is therefore of no surprise that his patrimony of violent conflict continues in West Asia even after 3,500 years.

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  2. Prime Minister Golda Meir lying had said ‘This country now exists as the fulfillment of a promise made by God Himself. It would be ridiculous to ask it to account for its legitimacy.’ And yet still there is no such New Testament approval, prediction. And the false Jewish supporters can solely refer to the Old Testament verses now such as Jeremiah Chapter 31, Joel 3:2, Amos 9:15 and Psalm 83: for they undeniably have no New Testament substantiations, support for Israel’s return or possession now of the past promised land.

    http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/06/16/what-the-canadian-conservatives-do-not-say-about-israel/

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