Wait -- the Outrage Isn't Over

By Jan Markell

Olive Tree Ministries - www.olivetreeviews.org/

January 21. 2009




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For those who are ecumenically minded, they should be happy that nearly all faiths are a part of all the inaugural activities this week. It was tough to accept the role of Bishop V. Gene Robinson on Sunday praying to "the god of our many understandings." But now it gets worse.

At the Cathedral service on Wednesday, Ingrid Mattson, President of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), will have a role. As Brigitte Gabriel's organization, Act for America says, "It is sufficiently problematic that ISNA, the organization of which Ingrid Mattson is president, was designated an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism trial (which produced guilty verdicts on 108 counts)."

Act for America continues by saying, "Mattson's words and views beg the question: When there are Muslims in America who have publicly spoken out against jihad, against Shariah Law, and against ISNA, why was Ingrid Mattson chosen for this interfaith prayer service?"

The organization known as Campus Watch further documents that "In 2007 and as recently as July, federal prosecutors in Dallas filed court documents linking the Hartford, Connecticut-based Islamic Society to the group Hamas, which the U.S. considers a terrorist organization."

Mattson will likely whitewash her society as a legitimate organization in this nation's democracy while, in fact, it has terrorist alliances that are especially frightening for our country's safety. Additionally, she places loyalty to Islam before loyalty to the United States of America; she denies the existence of terrorist cells in the United States; she defends Wahhabism; she equates Christian critics of violent jihad with Osama bin Laden.

Frankly, the list of similar issues is endless.

Mattson is also a professor of Islamic Studies at Hartford Seminary in Hartford, Connecticut.

The Bush administration must also share the blame for her "mainstreaming." Mattson has been the guest of honor at State Department dinners and has met with senior Pentagon officials during the past eight years.

Where is the outrage?

Other religious leaders participating in inaugural events include T.D. Jakes, Pastor Rick Warren, Rev. Joseph Lowery, Rev. Sharon Watkins, several rabbis, Dr. Uma Mysorekar of the Hindu Temple Society of North America, Pastor Kirbyjon Caldwell, Bishop V. Gene Robinson previously mentioned, religious Left leader Jim Wallis, and others. You could call it ecumenical stew. But please, could we have an Islamic rep who isn't affiliated with some of the worst?

Now is the time to pray for President Obama. "Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: The powers that be are ordained of God" (Romans 13:1). Pray that a solid Christian leader would find favor with him and be able to speak into his administration. In that Rick Warren was delighted he chose gay Bishop Gene Robinson to give a prayer "to the god of our understanding," I am not so sure that he qualifies as a solid Christian leader who would speak the "inconvenient truth" to Obama.

A prominent Web site is asking readers to pray that Obama fails. This is unsound wisdom as America will fall and fail as well.

But then, that is what the Bible seems to indicate as we are absent in the "end-times."

Source article at http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs019/1101818841456/archive/1102418960511.html
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Other articles by Jan Markell:

Footprints of a Prophet or Tracks of a Wolf?

Are Evangelical pulpits about to praise Islam?

The World is Spinning out of Control!

Are Evangelical pulpits about to praise Islam?

Footprints of a Prophet or Tracks of a Wolf?

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