Monday, March 12, 2012

The Arab Spring has Sprung a Leak

In an article entitled "Arabs Are Beginning to Miss the Dictatorships" Arab Muslim journalist Khaled Abu Toameh writes: "On the first anniversary of the Arab Spring, many Arabs are beginning to wonder whether they would soon start missing the corrupt dictators who ruled them for the past few decades.”

The Arab Spring was supposed to promote women's rights and political moderation. But, Khaled says, “judging from results in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya, it is evident that the "Arab Spring" has failed to achieve any of these goals.”  (Seems to me, their "Spring" has sprung a leak.)

Khaled says the 3 nations where dictators were toppled are now in the hands of Muslim fundamentalists who used "Arab Spring" to gain power. Khaled says the White House was warned the Muslim Brotherhood would hijack the democratic movement and impose radical Islam on the people.

The people of the world are watching these events to see if democracy will take root, as though that will bring about peace.  The solution won't be found in any form of government.  Not  for the Arabs.  Not for the U.S.  We all await the final solution when Christ returns to rule the earth, when “the government will be upon His shoulder, and of the increase of peace there will be no end” (Isaiah 9:6-7).

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