‘the face of a terrorist’

Photo by Bash Back of its own members, who disrupted a Michigan church service by flinging condoms around the sanctuary.


ter⋅ror⋅ist - /ˈtɛrərɪst/  [ter-er-ist] –noun

1. a person, usually a member of a group, who uses or advocates terrorism.

2. a person who terrorizes or frightens others.


These overtones are becoming all too familiar. For years we have seen this image of masked rebels roaming the streets of Palestine or standing in the United Kingdom’s public square shouting “death to the USA and the UK”. But this past September we saw similar scenes at the Republican National Convention as we watched rebels run the streets of St. Paul, Minnesota setting fires, breaking windows and destroying both public and private property while publicly displaying their acts of terror. This terror seems to be a perennial spirit, a seed if you please, that is being nurtured to bring forth its fruit in due season… this fruit is flourishing my friend.

On Sunday, November 9, 2008  we saw this rebel spirit of terror push itself to a new low, at least in America; a band of about 30 homosexual extremists stormed a church in Lansing, Michigan USA. This terrorist group was not FARC, Abu Sayyaf, Hezbollah or Al Qe’ada, but a group that calls themselves ‘Bash Back’. Though they carry a different name, their heart and spirit is the same… ‘terror is their game’.

In a statement posted on the Internet, Bash Back confirmed..

A group stood up, declared themselves fags, and began screaming loudly. Upon hearing the loud interruption, other affinity groups went into action. A team that had been hiding under the pews in the closed-off balcony dropped a banner and pulled back the curtains to reveal “IT’S OKAY TO BE GAY! BASH BACK!”. Another group threw over a thousand fliers to the entirety of the congregation. The fire alarm was pulled. Queers began making out in front of the pastor. And within a matter of minutes, everyone had evaded the guards and made their escapes.

The statement continued, “Let is be known: So long as bigots kill us in the streets, this pack of wolves will continue to BASH BACK!”

I had read the testimony of Walid Shoebat that was born in 1960 to an Arab Muslim father and an American Christian mother, Walid grew up mainly in the village of Beit Sahour, near Bethlehem. Shoebat was initiated into Yassir Arafat’s Fatah terror group.

The scriptures teach us that from the abundance of ones heart the mouth speaketh. Consider the fruit of Shoebat’s heart…..

“Sharpen my bones into swords and make my flesh into Molotov cocktails,” Walid Shoebat

The words of Shoebat, an avowed terrorist speak volumes. They are saturated with a spirit of rebellion, hatred, death and destruction.  

It was not long before Walid’s education led him to get involved in various terrorist activities. He routinely stirred up riots and lynch mobs, throwing firebombs and rocks at soldiers and pelting Jewish worshippers at the Western Wall. He even beat an Israeli soldier, with the intent to kill, but the soldier escaped at the last second.From PLO Terrorist to Lover of Zion

No matter what name is given to the organization or what color the mask, the heart and the spirit of the terrorist is the same, but the heart can change.

“In 1993 I asked the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob to reveal to me whether the Bible was indeed corrupted as I was taught or if it were the truth and the Koran was the false document,” Shoebat said. His search for truth led him to a saving knowledge in Jesus Christ. Today he is an evangelical Christian preaching a true message of peace.

Shoebat no longer wears the keffiyeh (scarf) to hide his identity, for the Lord of Glory has circumcised his heart and it now reveals His glory. By Walid Shoebat’s own testimony he was immersed in terrorism because his heart and mind was blinded to TRUTH…

But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ. But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart. Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away. Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. 2 Corinthians 3:14-18

True liberation from terror can only come through Jesus Christ!


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