Jan 5, 2009

The Turkish Prime Minister Says That Allah, The Islamic God, Will Punish Israel Over Gaza

By Jimmy DeYoung

After returning from a tour of the Middle East capitals, the Turkish Prime Minister, Tayyip Erdogan, made a statement that Allah will punish Israel for its inhumane actions against the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. The Turkish Prime Minister conspicuously skipped Israel during his Middle East tour despite the bilateral ties that both countries enjoy and the assessment in Jerusalem is that Erdogan's criticism will not have a lasting impact on Turkish-Israeli relations since strong ties are in the best interest of both countries.

Erdogan said that Israel's aerial attacks in Gaza were a crime against humanity and since Israel launched these attacks against Gaza four days after a visit to Ankara by Israeli Prime Minister Olmert, this was a sign of disrespect against Turkey.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

The statement by Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan that the Islamic god Allah would punish Israel is contradictory to Bible prophecy.

Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan has traveled throughout the Middle East with visits to Egypt, Syria, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia engaged in shuttle diplomacy with Arab countries in search of a Gaza cease fire. The Turkish leader made some extremely critical comments about the Israeli military action in the Gaza Strip even as he conspicuously skipped stopping in Israel to assess the situation. Then Erdogan made the harsh statement about Israel being punished by the Islamic god Allah because of Israel's actions against the Palestinians in Gaza.

Erdogan's statement is, as I said, a contradiction to Bible prophecy and the prophetic passages that deal with all the parties involved, even Turkey. The ancient Jewish prophet Ezekiel actually mentions Turkey in one of his prophetic passages (Ezekiel 38:2,6). In these verses, Meshech, Tubal, Gomer, and Togarmah are the Biblical names for the four parts in Bible times of modern-day Turkey. Ezekiel 39:2-6 says that Turkey will be almost totally destroyed when they come against Israel in the last days and the Palestinians will be as if they never had been (Ezekiel 35).

Allah will not punish Israel - the God of Israel will destroy her enemies. Bible prophecy will be fulfilled.