In Brussels, Belgium, its main airport and metro station were hit by Islamic terrorist attacks:
March 22, 2016
BRUSSELS — A series of deadly terrorist attacks struck Brussels on Tuesday, with two explosions at the city’s main international airport and a third in a subway station at the heart of the city, near the headquarters complex of the European Union.
At least one of the two airport explosions was touched off by a suicide bomber, officials said. At least 34 people were killed — 14 at the airport, and 20 at the subway station — and many more were wounded, including 92 at the airport and 106 at the subway station.
“We were fearing terrorist attacks, and that has now happened,” Prime Minister Charles Michel of Belgium said at a news conference, calling the attacks “blind, violent, cowardly.”
On Twitter, he issued an appeal to the population to “avoid all movement,” as the authorities braced for the possibility of additional violence. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/23/world/europe/brussels-airport-explosions.html?_r=0
March 22, 2016
PARIS— Three explosions rocked Brussels Tuesday morning – two at the airport and one at a metro station in the heart of the Belgian capital . . .
Footage showed people fleeing the Zaventem airport, as a double explosion at about 8 am local time shattered the massive windows, leaving glass and tile scattered on the airport floor and smoke curling into the chilly morning air. Local media reported a third unexploded bomb had also been discovered. Various news reports at least 11 people were killed in the airport blasts.
Suicide attack confirmed
A Belgian prosecutor said at least one blast at the airport was probably caused by a suicide bomber. Local media also reported shouts in Arabic at the airport before the explosions.
Brussels’s public transport operator says 15 people were killed and 55 injured in an explosion just moments later at the at the Maelbeek subway station near the main headquarters of the European Union. EU personnel have been told to either stay in their offices or at home.
Local media described people emerging from the metro with burns and wounds and panic on the street. …
Passengers described the blasts taking place at a Starbucks cafe and in the terminal for flights to the United States. http://www.voanews.com/content/deadly-explosions-brussels-airport/3248630.html
March 22, 2016
BRUSSELS — The Islamic State claimed responsibility for deadly terrorist bombings that struck Brussels on Tuesday, killing at least 30 people at the main international airport and in a subway station at the heart of the city, near the headquarters of the European Union.
The violence began shortly before 8 a.m. with an explosion in the departure terminal at Brussels Airport believed to be a luggage bomb, followed shortly by another. Then, at 9:11 a.m., a bomb tore through the last car of a subway train as it was pulling out of the Maelbeek station.
Officials said the bombings killed at least 10 at the airport and 20 at the subway station — and more than 230 others were wounded. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/23/world/europe/brussels-airport-explosions.html?_r=0
March 22, 2016
While there is still so much information unknown about the deadly Belgium attacks … Fox News hosted a phone-in interview with Republican frontrunner Donald Trump. The focus of his remarks seemed to be on how far the city of Brussels has fallen, as emergency first responders continue the effort after blasts rocked an airport and subway stationthere Tuesday.
“I’ve been talking about this for a long time. Brussels was a beautiful place,” Trump said to Fox’s Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt, and Brian Kilmeade. He continued, “Zero crime, and now it’s a disaster city. It’s a total disaster and we have to be very careful… as to who we allow into this country.” http://www.mediaite.com/tv/donald-trump-phones-in-to-fox-news-to-bash-disaster-city-brussels-in-wake-of-deadly-attack/
March 22, 2016
Donald Trump, who previously rocked mainstream media by saying he would temporarily shut borders to Muslims to give security officials time to catch up with security threats, said on Fox News in reaction to the Brussels terror attacks: See? My way is the right way.
“I think it’s absolutely horrible. I’ve been talking about this for a long time,” Trump said, during the “Fox & Friends” Tuesday morning talk which focused on the Brussels terrorist strikes that left more than a dozen dead and scores injured.
And his assessment?
“We have to be very, very careful in the United States,” Trump said. “We have to be very, very vigilant with who we let into this country. We are taking in people without real documentation. … I would close up our borders to people until we figure out what’s going on.
“We don’t know who they are or where they’re from. We don’t learn. I will tell you I’ve been talking about this for a long time. This whole thing will get worse as time goes by.”
Trump also said the incident shows why the U.S. should be wary of Middle Easterners.
“Frankly, we’re having problems with the Muslims,” he later told Fox Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo.
“These attacks are not done by Swedish people. That I can tell you. We have to be smart. We have to look at the mosques and study what’s going on. There is a sick problem going on.” http://www.wnd.com/2016/03/trump-i-would-close-up-our-borders-after-brussels/#U9YFFBYRWYbd53yd.99
In the airport, one bomb exploded near the American Airlines check-in counter and another by the Brussels Airlines check-in counter. Apparently the terrorists were attempting to send specific threats against the USA and the EU (which is based in Brussels).
The more terrorist attacks happen, the more likely the USA may see Donald Trump as its next president.
Despite the ‘war on terror’ that US President George W. Bush declared back in 2001 (which he indicated would probably take about ten years to complete), terrorism is not over. Nor will it be.
As regular readers of this page are aware, the Bible shows that terrorism is prophesied:
14 ‘But if you do not obey Me, and do not observe all these commandments, 15 and if you despise My statutes, or if your soul abhors My judgments, so that you do not perform all My commandments, but break My covenant, 16 I also will do this to you: I will even appoint terror over you, wasting disease and fever which shall consume the eyes and cause sorrow of heart. And you shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it. 17 I will set My face against you, and you shall be defeated by your enemies. Those who hate you shall reign over you, and you shall flee when no one pursues you. (Leviticus 26:14-17)
25 The sword shall destroy outside; There shall be terror within (Deuteronomy 32:25)
12 “Cry and wail, son of man; For it will be against My people, Against all the princes of Israel. Terrors including the sword will be against My people; Therefore strike your thigh. (Ezekiel 21:12)
12 Behold, these are the ungodly,Who are always at ease; They increase in riches…19 Oh, how they are brought to desolation, as in a moment! They are utterly consumed with terrors. (Psalms 73:12,19)
25 Because you disdained all my counsel, And would have none of my rebuke, 26 I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your terror comes, 27 When your terror comes like a storm, And your destruction comes like a whirlwind, When distress and anguish come upon you. (Proverbs 1:25-27)
5 Also they are afraid of height, And of terrors in the way (Ecclesiastes 12:5).
As I have repeatedly written, more terrorism should be expected (see also the short video Terror: Will Paris be Destroyed?). And because of increasing terrorism (and yes, terrorism has been increasing, seeState Department: 35% increase in terrorist activities), many are trying to figure out what to do.
Increased ‘security’ is the route often taken–and while that does thwart many acts of terrorism, it does not stop them all. Nor does it get to the root causes. The root causes have to do with greed, lust, poverty, and following the desires of Satan.
Satan was a murderer from the beginning and influences people today:
44 You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it. (John 8:44)
Terrorism causes people to be concerned about their safety. Sometimes they will turn to whoever promises to be the strongest leader. Currently, in the USA, that (according to polls) seems to be Donald Trump. Irrespective of who becomes the next USA president, the solution truly is the coming Kingdom of God. Pray for God’s kingdom to come (Matthew 6:10).
More and more inside and outside of the Arab world have proposed for some type of Arabic/Islamic confederation to better combat the problem of Islamic terrorism. Expect also to see more plans in Europe to deal with problems associated with Islam. Europe will turn to a strong leader of its own (Revelation 17:13) (someone like Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg comes to mind–a video of related interest would be: Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg and Europe’s Future). In the Old Testament he is referred to by the title of the King of the North(Daniel 11:40).
Notice something from an Eastern Orthodox prophecy probably from the 7th century that I came across today:
Written in Syriac in the late seventh century, theApocalypse of Pseudo-Methodius shaped and influenced Christian eschatological thinking in the Middle Ages. …
One notable feature about the work is the presence of sexuality with regards to Christian behavior in the end days—specifically discussing swinging, homosexuality, and cross-dressing as indicators of a sinful society. It is only then that the text says the “sons of Ishmael”, that is Muslims, will emerge from the desert of Ethribus to inflict God’s punishment upon the Christians who “slipped into depravity”. (Apocalypse of Pseudo-Methodius. Wikipedia, accessed 03/22/16)
Of course, since the Bible opposes cross-dressing, swinging (adultery), and homosexuality, it is not actual Christians who are approving of such behaviors.
The Bible also tells of a time when a confederation of people in North Africa and the Middle East will get together (Ezekiel 30:2-8) and be part of something led by the final King of the South and push against Europe (Daniel 11:40-43). This, however, will not be the current Islamic State as its leader will be defeated before then.
Yet, before then, for a time this group of nations may be somewhat supportive of a temporary peace deal (cf. Daniel 9:27; see also The ‘Peace Deal’ of Daniel 9:27). When that deal is in place, many government leaders (as well as people around the world) will believe that the problem of terrorism will be basically solved–but that will not be the case as this will be a false and temporal peace. Sudden destruction will come when many say “peace and safety” (1 Thessalonians 5:3).
The Bible shows that along with the prophesied King of the North, thisKing of the South power will be involved in one or more deceptive deals (Daniel 11:27; Psalm 83:3-8). Deals that will not end well for the USA (Daniel 11:39) nor its Anglo-Saxon allies (Psalm 84:3-8). Furthermore, after that, the Bible shows that this North Africa and Middle East power will itself be defeated (Daniel 11:40-43; Ezekiel 30:2-8).
The Europeans will get sufficiently offended by terrorism, other Islamic issues, the economy, and other international matters to one day reorganize (Revelation 17:12-13). Islam will one day be defeated (Daniel 11:40-43; Revelation 13; 19). The European Union’s deal with Turkey to deal with migrants began on Sunday (see EU’s new migrant deal with Turkey begins), but that will not be enough. A strong leader in Europe will arise (Revelation 13:4).
Terrorist incidents in Europe and around the world are setting the stage for many in the world to propose the type of King of the Southconfederation that the Bible tells of (Daniel 11:40-43) as well as to accept the European Beast power known as the final King of the North. Because few understand biblical prophecies, they do not realize that this will end in disaster for the USA, its Anglo-Saxon allies, and the nations that stick with the King of the South per Daniel 11:39-43, as well as ultimately the Europeans (cf. Daniel 11:44-45).