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Monday, September 23, 2013

A weekend of carnage

Prophecy Sign:  Perilous events - Terrorism

It was a terrible weekend of carnage as dozens of Christians were killed in both Pakistan and Kenya at the hands of radical Islamist terrorists.  But it was not only Christians being killed over the weekend as Muslims were also killed in Iraq as sectarian Muslim violence took the lives of dozens. 

We are living in a violent world with many brutal, abusive and evil people acting in sadistic fashion against the innocent.  Bible prophecy warns that the last days would be rife with these kind of people.

But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 2 Timothy 3:1-3 NIV

Nairobi mall siege: 200 hostages freed, soldiers seal 'all possible escape routes'
The Kenyan military has reportedly taken control of Nairobi's Westgate shopping mall. Over 200 civilians have been freed and over 60 killed during the three-day bloody hostage crisis in the Kenyan capital. “We're in control of Westgate,” Kenya’s interior ministry said in a post on Twitter. "We think that everyone, the hostages, have been evacuated but we don't want to take any chances," government spokesman Manoah Esipisu previously told AFP. The military earlier said that all possible escape routes were sealed and the attackers’ chances of escape were very slim. Four powerful explosions rocked Nairobi’s Westgate mall on Monday, followed by gunfire. The explosions caused dark smoke to rise from the building.

Peshawar church bombings toll hits 81; over 145 injured
The death toll of twin suicide bombings at a church in Peshawar has reached 81, Geo News reported. The tragedy came to pass after two suicide attackers blew themselves up outside a church near Qissa Khawani bazaar here on Sunday. According to latest reports at least 145 people were injured in the attacks. Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) cordoned off the site of the crime after what is said to be the Pakistan’s deadliest attack on the Christian community.  The dead and injured, some of them seriously, were rushed to different hospitals of Peshawar including Lady Reading Hospital. AFP adds: The two attackers struck at the end of a service at All Saints Church in Peshawar, the main town in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, which has borne the brunt of a bloody extremist insurgency in recent years.

At least 92 dead in day of carnage
Two suicide bombers, one in an explosives-laden car and the other on foot, hit a cluster of funeral tents packed with mourning families in a Shiite neighbourhood in Baghdad, the deadliest in a string of attacks around Iraq that killed at least 92 people. The assaults, the latest in a months-long surge of violence, are a chilling reminder of insurgents' determination to reignite sectarian conflict more than a decade after the US-led invasion. Thousands of Iraqis have been killed in violent attacks in recent months - a level of bloodshed not seen since Iraq pulled back from the brink of civil war in 2008 - despite appeals for restraint from Shiite and Sunni political leaders.

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