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Hate Evil, Love Good!

Updated: Feb 11



In the book of Psalms, King David writes:

“For evildoers will be cut off…the wicked will perish;
And the enemies of the Lord will be like the glory of the pastures,
They vanish—like smoke they vanish away” (Psalm 37:9, 20-21 NASB).

For almost fifteen hundred years, radical Islamic leaders and terrorists have murdered, maimed, and terrorized both their own nations and the world—often getting away with murder and even pallets of cash.[1] But recently, that has begun to change. Major radical mass murderers are now being targeted and taken out.


For example, Kashim Sulaimani of Iran, who was not only responsible for the deaths of thousands, but also of over 600 Americans, was successfully neutralized—ending his reign of terror. Likewise, ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was also removed. Among his many crimes against humanity (aside from being responsible for targeting thousands of Yazidi’s and ordering the death of Western captives[2]) was the murder of American Kayla Mueller, a 21st Century Christian martyr who refused to recant her faith.[3]


Yet instead of America supporting victory over evil, members of the media chose to mourn the loss of the dead ISIS leader, characterizing him as an “austere religious scholar w/ wire-frame glasses.” Even adding:


“Acquaintances would remember him as a shy, nearsighted youth who liked soccer but preferred to spend his free time at the local mosque.”[4]


Only after public outrage over this defense of a mass murderer did the Washington Post later admit him to be the, “extremist leader of Islamic State.” Mourning the death of the wicked is becoming a recurring theme in the media.


Recently, when American troops took out Soleimani, the Iranian leader who, “made the death of innocent people his sick passion,”[5] the media once again sided with the enemy. The Washington Post declared:


“Airstrike at Baghdad airport kills Iran’s most revered military leader, Qassem Soleimani, Iraqi state television reports” [emphasis added].”[6]


Still worse, some in Hollywood even decided to publicly apologize to Iran with one actress tweeting:


“Dear #Iran, The USA has disrespected your country, your flag, your people. 52% of us humbly apologize. We want peace with your nation. We are being held hostage by a terrorist regime. We do not know how to escape. Please do not kill us. #Soleimani[7]


Similarly, U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar, completely disrespecting of the thousands of innocents slaughtered by Soleimani, even classified the strike as a political diversion tactic to divert the conversation away from impeachment:


“‘So what if Trump wants war, knows this leads to war and needs the distraction?’ Omar wrote on Twitter. ‘Real question is, will those with congressional authority step in and stop him? I know I will.’”[8]


The media and some Democrats seem to prefer terrorists instead of America—choosing to defend a murderous tyrant instead of supporting freedom and justice. The Bible, however, is unwavering:


“Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;

Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness;

Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah 5:20 NASB).

As people of faith, we are called to a higher standard:

“For thus says the Lord…

Hate evil, love good,

And establish justice in the gate!” (Amos 5:4, 15 NASB).

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[1] Dibble, M. (2020, January 3). ‘$1.7 billion in unmarked bills’: Cruz rips Obama speechwriter for condemning Trump’s actions in Iran. Retrieved from https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/1-7-billion-in-unmarked-bills-cruz-rips-obama-speechwriter-for-condemning-trumps-actions-in-iran


[2] Schreck, A. (2019, October 27). Islamic State leader leaves a legacy of terror. Retreived from https://apnews.com/7c573f62b9614399b0867c14d7788f76.


[3] Bland, K. (2019, October 27). Parents of Kayla Mueller grateful for death of ISIS leader who held their daughter hostage. Retrieved from https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona/2019/10/27/dead-isis-leader-abu-bakr-al-baghdadi-held-arizona-kayla-mueller-hostage/2478713001/


[4] Rossi, R. (2019, October 17). Washington Post criticized for obit headline calling ISIS leader ‘austere religious scholar.’ Retrieved from https://www.yahoo.com/news/washington-post-criticized-obit-headline-195540028.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAImyga8beTx_atf_12-foPlJYCeiki2dI9q6ijyrVncxdtd5WM9ROy-4XSE5YqPeV2JwqGiiV_qCFEv56I17tO1Opfc4KYThWHmLKURTB6YNEluciLiNTC0yWPbcsSlTrrvsDJTHoq3Mx_FwXk1UtypLwmz8LxiANQIht3F4YcUn


[5] Pappas, A. (2020, January 3). Trump says Soleimani was planning 'imminent and sinister attacks' in first public remarks since US airstrike. Retrieved from https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-says-soleimani-was-planning-imminent-and-sinister-attacks-defends-airstrike


[6] Wulfsohn, J. A. (2020, January 2). Washington Post blasted for referring to Qassim Soleimani as Iran's 'most revered military leader.’ Retrieved from https://www.foxnews.com/media/washington-post-qassim-soleimani-as-irans-most-revered-military-leader


[7] McGowan, R. (2020, January 2). Retrieved from https://twitter.com/rosemcgowan/status/1212976832544460801?s=20


[8] Evans, Z. (2020, January 3). Ilhan Omar implies Trump ordered Soleimani killing as ‘distraction’ from impeachment. Retrieved from https://www.nationalreview.com/news/ilhan-omar-implies-trump-ordered-soleimani-killing-as-distraction-from-impeachment/