Tricks of the Tirade: Hagee, God and Israel

August 9, 2006 § 7 Comments

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I knew that this would hit the blogosphere sooner or later but I didn’t think that Americans could be suckered into believing the self-righteous claims of Evangelist John Hagee. I guess I was wrong, as he held a lecture in Washington for nearly 4000 Americans who applauded and cheered the man as he arrogantly suggested that Israel is doing God’s work in a “war against evil”. Hagee’s agenda is best illustrated in statement where he summarizes his own efforts saying,

“After 25 years of hammering away at the truth on national television, millions of people have come to see the truth of the word of God… there is literally a groundswell of support for Israel in the USA among evangelicals.” (J. Hagee qtd. in The Age)

This kind of fanticism is called Christian Zionism which is a growing movement driven by evangelicals in a call for support of the Jewish-State. These evangelicals have the support of high ranking officials which include our President G.W. Bush and others, the title “Trick of the Tirade” implies that while evangalists like this screech and holler about Israel, financial support is given to these organisations to spread their message. However, they are not only influencing religious beliefs but political power as well, as the followers of Hagee and others will likely bring a old/new method to swing voters this way or that way, what a mess… na’uduu billah.

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§ 7 Responses to Tricks of the Tirade: Hagee, God and Israel

  • As far as I know Christian Zionists support Israel as they think that it will bring about Armaggedon. The resulting war and mass killing will see the Jewish people all killed off or converted to Christianity.
    I dont see way anyone would want there support

  • Abu Sahajj says:

    As far as I know Christian Zionists support Israel as they think that it will bring about Armaggedon.

    Hagee has really become influencial under the radar… I usually keep an eye out for this kind of thing but I did not catch this one. As for Christian Zionists, Israel and Armaggedon… my guess is that much of these relationships boil down to money, political lobbies, power and control.

    The mundane elements of our global community are becoming stronger and stronger, I think there needs to be a strong and committed movement of learning and wisdom to stand as its anti-thesis.

    FLAME ON:The problem is that the Sheikhs seem crazy these days, the real Rabbis are overshadowed by the secular corruption of the Jewish people and the Christian clergy are completely superstitious and out-of-touch with the people. FLAME OFF

  • Eko says:

    The liars are getting stronger and the ones with the true religious knowledges live underground.
    Cursed by our own negligence and unwillingness to break free of deceiving prosperity?

  • Abu Sahajj says:

    The liars are getting stronger and the ones with the true religious knowledges live underground.

    Yes… indeed lies are rampant particularly in the media which is why many Muslims, myself included have decided to publish blogs. These blogs have a voice, an undeniable voice in the media and my petition is that Muslims utilize these blogs in addition to our daily struggle for ihsan. The Carnival of Islam in the West could be a start if we could get Muslims to participate.

    wasalaam.

  • Shanlee says:

    Hello Abu I was on yahoo answers and you supplied this link. I am not Muslim first off so my point of view will be as a non-Muslim. This country was founded by persons of a strong christian faith. The mass majority of this country is still christian ,US leaders as well. Just as the Koran shares certain Commonalities with Judaism, Abraham for one. THe Christains Bible’s Old testiment is made up of all Jewish writings. It is a common held believe within christianity that the Jews are God’s Chosen favorite people ( this is base on the Jews of the Old testament saying as much) Christians assume then that God always stands by the Jews in all things and are afraid to ever go against Jews which would mean going against God. Even though secretly I will hear Christians crtiize Israel actions they would still untimately stand by them in fear of God himself. I hope this sheds light on US support of Israel. It all boils down to religion. The president in office at this time is a fundamentalist Christian. Very traditional in thought.

  • hakawi says:

    Ah.. thanks for writing on my blog and pointing me to yours. How could one possibly miss this madman? As you saw from my blog, I am Christian.. but this man is a lunatic. This is NOT what we believe. There always are madmen in every faith, and it always surprises me when people fall for this kind of thing. Do people ever use their minds???

  • Abu Sahajj says:

    THe Christains Bible’s Old testiment is made up of all Jewish writings. It is a common held believe within christianity that the Jews are God’s Chosen favorite people ( this is base on the Jews of the Old testament saying as much) Christians assume then that God always stands by the Jews in all things and are afraid to ever go against Jews which would mean going against God.

    Ya Shanlee! I know a man who is a drug addict. He comes to work high nearly everyday, and as a result has very poor work ethics. The person happens to be Jewish… do you think that since “…God always stands by the Jews in all things…” this person won’t be accountable for his misdeads?

    On the contrary… he will stand accountable on Judgement Day the same as everyone else, as will the Jews. Please do not blame bad judgement on bad theology… humanity does have an innate quality to sense right from wrong but politics, power and property have distorted our better judgement.

    wasalaam

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