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Former Attorney General Casts Christ as
By Michael Betsch and Scott Hogenson
CNSNews.com Staff Writers
January 10, 2003
(CNSNews.com) - Former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark Wednesday compared Jesus Christ to a terrorist during a media event for a new anti-war group.
"The Christian Church overwhelmingly -- there are exceptions -- who choose to call Mohammed a terrorist. They could call Jesus a terrorist too," said Clark. "I mean, he was pretty tough on money lenders a time or two."
Clark, who served as attorney general under former president Lyndon Johnson, made his remarks during a news conference announcing an anti-war protest initiative targeting the White House and a Washington, D.C., naval base.
When asked if Americans in general, and Christians in particular, should be wary of Muslims and the Islamic religion, Clark cited the need for trust among people of different faiths. "We have to live together," said Clark. "You can't do that by being leery of a billion and a half people who are very devoted to what they believe in."
The former attorney general's remarks appeared to be in reference to remarks made by Rev. Jerry Falwell in an October 6 broadcast of the CBS program '60 Minutes,' in which the minister referred to Mohammed as a "terrorist," and a "man of war."
Falwell's remarks resulted in death threats from an Iranian cleric and widespread denunciations in the Muslim world. Falwell later apologized for the comment, saying he meant no disrespect to "law abiding Muslims."
Clark also expressed his admiration for Muslims and pointed to the U.S. prison population as an example.
"The greatest moral force there by far is Islam because it is present in the prisons," said Clark. "They're the ones that are respected, they're the ones that are up at up at 5 a.m. and worshiping, they're the ones that are praying five times a day and not ashamed to submit themselves to what they believe is a greater power."
Clark was in Washington, D.C., Wednesday to lend his support to the launch of International A.N.S.W.E.R., otherwise known as Act Now to Stop War and End Racism, which is preparing for what it hopes will be a large scale protest January 18 to demonstrate against possible military action against Iraq and to mark the birthday of Martin Luther King.
The organization is demanding access to the White House and the Washington Naval Yard to inspect for weapons of mass destruction, and protestors were urged to show up dressed like United Nations weapons inspectors.
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This man's comments were openly designed to bring Christianity down to a more hateful level so as to bring up the Islamic faith to an accepted plato. To further confirm this as fact, Clark praises the Muslim's "in prison" no less that pray five times a day. He even describes them as a MORAL FORCE. In this article, Christ and all His followers are now called TERRORISTS for the "sake of illustration" and Muslims are then displayed as a moral force?
So, with that said, is Clark preaching the "new morality" of today's world is that we should kill those that love you and pray for you? It appears this is the case. He is in essence stating that doing so will be considered a good and moral thing! By the way, was this ever prophecied by the man some call Terrorist?
What amazed me was that in the article "Clark cited the need for trust among people of different faiths..." Did I mis-read that? Or did he say that right after calling Christ a terrorist? The article "assumed" that Clark made the statements after Falwell called Mohammed a terrorist on "60 minutes" in October. Did Clark miss the FACT that after Falwell made those comments an Iranian cleric made DEATH THREATS against Falwell? Is that a MORAL FORCE reaction? Why is it these men running things in Washington can't see the forest for the trees?
Truth is, when Jesus used that small whip in John chapter two, He never hit anyone with it at all. He only spilled their money on the ground when He turned over their tables because they were doing exactly what their God had already spoken in His Word was illegal to do in HIS HOUSE! If that's the definition of a terrorist, then what do you call someone that blows themselves up with high explosives that shreds every person near them into unrecognizable chunks of human flesh? A MORAL FORCE I guess eh?
It appears the words "terrorist" and "Christian" are becoming a more and more popular conglomeration today. Praise the Lord we expected this. That's the wonderful thing about prophecy. It allows us to better prepare for His arrival, and at the same time help others see the truth!
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