Addressing the Turkish Parliament, United States President Obama said that the United States is not and will never be at war with Islam and he called for a greater partnership with the Muslim world and said that the United States will launch outreach programs in the near future. The president said America's relationship with the Muslim world cannot and will not be based on opposition to Al Qaeda, while at the same time, admitting that the trust that binds the two has been strained.
At a news conference, President Obama urged Turkey to help bridge the gap between the Muslim and Western worlds and said that Washington supported Turkey's efforts to join the European Union.
Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News
The declaration by President Obama that the United States is not and never will be at war with Islam is incorrect according to Bible prophecy.
President Obama made his first state visit to a Muslim country with an address to the Turkish parliament and declared the United States is not now and will never be at war with Islam in an effort to reach out to the Muslim world. Obama made this statement in the Muslim nation that was the main force behind the spread of Islam into the West for more than 400 years. The fact is that the declaration by President Obama is contradictory to the end times scenario found in Bible prophecy.
A close study of Bible prophecy will reveal an alignment of nations that will attack Israel (Ezekiel 38, Daniel 11, and Psalm 83) and the lowest common denominator among these nations is their religion which is Islam. Another ancient Jewish prophet, Joel, fortells of a mighty militia that will be formed, the largest military might in the history of the world, and this militia will attack Jerusalem (Joel 2:1-4).
Indeed Islam is not mentioned in Bible prophecy but the nations that today do embrace Islam as their religion are the major players in the last days. This prophetic attack on Israel happens after the Rapture of the Church which may well render the United States inoperative - not involved in the fight against Islam. Even so Bible prophecy will be fulfilled.