In last weeks’ MWS online, I showed some pictures of Muslims protesting in London, England.
Right after I sent that out, the person who sent me the pictures apologized saying that she had mixed them up. The “religion of peace” demonstration was in June and was very peaceful.
Here is what a friend in Canada wrote me –
“I was touched by your thoughts on Sept. 11 and the true intentions of radical Muslims. I did a bit of follow up research on the net and found that while the pictures you used were authentic, there was no “Religion of Peace” demonstration in London, England. The pictures were actually taken at a Muslim protest rally outside the Danish Embassy in London on February 3rd, 2006. It was an angry protest over the publication of cartoons in a Danish newspaper that were regarded as insulting to the prophet Muhammad.
It does not change the focus of your article which was about “praying the love of Jesus Christ into the stronghold of fear and death being created through radical Islam”. The pictures do reveal the true intentions and the true nature of radical Islam. The context does help explain the virulence of some of the placards, but not all of it. In March of 2006, five of the protestor’s were arrested and charged with suspicion of inciting racial hatred. Four of them were charged with suspicion of incitement to murder. I could not find if any of them were ever convicted.
If you examine the pictures, you will see that the protestor’s are dressed for winter weather, not June.” (I did not notice because I have been in London in June when it has been so cold and rainy that I have had to wear a winter coat and hat.) “Anyway, I just wanted to bring this to your attention. Your conclusion is bang on. We are called to do the work of intercessory prayer in regard to those caught in this stronghold of fear and spiritual bondage.”
Actually, as I worked on this article, indeed every time I have called for prayer for the overcoming of this stronghold, I and the PRMI team have been touched by this fear. It is a fear that wants to silence all exposure of its evil and true intentions. This is for me all the reason more why it must be exposed and why intercessors must boldly pray. We must also not just pray, but be prepared to, in love and wisdom but with no compromise of the truth of Jesus Christ as the only way of salvation, present the Gospel in the Muslim world and to Muslims who increasingly may be our next door neighbors.
A video clip from Dr. Zeb Bradford Long – Praying the love and life of Jesus Christ into the demonic stronghold of fear and death embodied in radical Islam.