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Bahrain Takes a Stand Against Terror
Bahrain Takes a Stand Against Terror - Jerusalem Prayer TeamOn Tuesday, April 9, 2013, the tiny country of Bahrain became the first Arab country to designate Hezbollah as a terrorist organization.

Bahrain is an island nation situated in the western Persian Gulf northwest of Qatar and the Strait of Hormuz. The country is ranked 187th in land mass at 295.5 square miles, 155th in population at 1.2 million, and 7th in density with 4,212 people per square mile. Its GDP of $31.1 billion USD places it at 91st and its per capita GDP of $27,556 is 33rd.

This tiny country became a titan yesterday as is courageously recognized that Hezbollah is terrorist. Bahrain’s decision to do so was based on Hassan Nasrallah’s recite remarks that indicate that all countries in the Middle East are Hezbollah targets. By naming Hezbollah, Bahrain’s government is sending a strong signal that it does not intend to become a victim of any extension of the so-called "Arab Spring.” The country fended off some disruptive attempts in July of last year. Government officials have interrogated Syrian soldiers who have defected. The soldiers have reported that that Hezbollah cells have been training men in Syria specifically to carry out attacks in Bahrain.

A cabinet member said that "The measure is to protect Bahrain’s security and stability from Hezbollah’s threats.” Bahrain joins a list of countries which have already labeled Hezbollah as a terrorist organization, including the United States, Canada, the U.K., Holland, France, Australia and Israel. The European Union has declined to join the list as it "did not yet have sufficient evidence of its activity in Europe.” This politically driven decision fails to comprehend that a terrorist organization is defined by its activity, not where it carries out that activity.

Hezbollah is one of Israel’s most dangerous enemies. Operating out of Lebanon, it is said to have tens of thousands of missiles already in position and aimed at Israeli cities. Its leaders continually call for the demise of Israel, in keeping with their founding documents that lists the "final obliteration” of Israel as one of its major goals. All of the uprisings in the Middle East ultimately are intended to create an Islamic caliphate with Jerusalem as its capital. That intention is simply the vision created for the Arab people to "drive Israel into the sea” and it is ultimately spawned from the hatred of Islamic governments toward the presence of the State of Israel.

One of the things that we can pray for concerning Israel is the peace of Jerusalem (Psalm 122:6), especially as Hezbollah, al-Qaeda, Iran, Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood and others plot to overtake her. We know that Jehovah God is in control. Let us trust Him to keep Israel safe from all terror and harm.

Sources for this story include CBN, the Jewish Pressal-Arabiya, and the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.

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