Uprising in Tunisia
Protests in Yemen
A barrage of bombings in Baghdad.
And Egypt. Riots, looting, protests, violence running rampant through the streets. The internet is being blocked through the entire country. The last messages I can see are from Thursday. Police stations are being burned. Thousands break curfew & are met with an overwhelming response from the police – tear gas, rubber bullets & brute force. Mubarak asks the entire cabinet to resign & while refusing to leave his seat pledges democracy & economic opportunity. Neither have been seen in his 30 years of leadership over this key nation.
We have been told that the Muslim’s are a peaceful people. It appears that this is not the case.
The response of our government is stern rebukes followed with “Be peaceful, be peaceful.”
What vague & hopeless advice.
The last flight out of Cairo left this morning. I am confident that my Egyptian friends were not on it. But I can come boldly before the Throne of Grace tonight asking protection for my friends, asking that the word of the Lord would run swiftly & be glorified in the streets of Egypt. And ever asking that the Lamb would receive the reward of His sufferings.