• Alliance Of Civilizations

    From Steve Asher@3:800/432 to All on Saturday, December 31, 2005 01:57:10

    Dec 30, 2005

    The onslaught of Islamic terrorism has accelerated nations moving
    toward a one world order. European leaders, the United Nations and
    Islamic nations have embraced what is called an "alliance of
    civilizations" aimed at combining cultural exchanges, joint
    peacekeeping missions and interfaith dialogue to foment international
    peace, possibly laying the groundwork for the one-world order
    discussed in Revelation 13. In July 2004, the BBC reported that
    Spain's President Jose Zapetaro cast a vision for the alliance of
    civilizations that "could therefore prevent hate and misunderstanding
    from developing by looking at political and cultural issues -
    everything from joint peace keeping missions to interfaith dialogue."

    In July 2005, British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Spain's Zapatero,
    in the wake of terrorist attacks in London and Madrid, were joined by
    United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan and European Union Foreign
    Minister Javier Solana in a call for the convening of an "alliance of civilizations." This alliance is aimed at bringing together mostly
    European and Arab nations in an effort as Mr. Blair put it in July,
    "to form a coalition of civilized people from whatever race or
    religion to combat the barbarity of terrorism." This marked one of the
    first joint public statements by European leaders that mixed religion
    with race and geography primarily targeting Euro-Islamic relations.

    The first meeting of this group was held in November at a Barcelona
    summit sponsored by Blair, where the Arab states and European
    countries tried to reach agreement on the definition of terrorism.
    They failed to reach consensus on what defines terrorism, but agreed
    otherwise to share information that could prevent terrorism. Even with
    no definition of terrorism, the shared information was considered a
    valuable first step to opening dialogue between Europe and Islamic
    states. The alliance of civilizations fits hand in glove with another
    European Union program that provides special economic and trade
    incentives to Middle East nations who wish to accept certain EU
    foreign policy objectives. Israel is among them.

    Europeans, with basically no strong religious convictions, creating an
    alliance with radically committed Islamic nations could usher in the
    Revelation 13:7-8 prophecy, "And it was given unto him to make war
    with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over
    all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. And all that dwell upon the
    earth shall worship him whose names are not written in the book of
    life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world." These are
    days of great deception. What seems reasonable to create peace may be
    the type and shadow of prophetic destiny. These are the days when your relationship with Jesus is most important for with it is wisdom and discernment.

    Source: "Montana News Association" http://www.montanasnews.com/articles.php?mode=view&id=3340

    Cheers, Steve..

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