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700 Club Interactive - The Mind of Terror - July 12, 2012

A former Muslim sniper provides a look into the mind of a terrorist. Read Transcript


Gordon: HIS NAOMI WAS NICKNAME

WAS BUTCHER, AND YASSER

ARAFAT WAS HIS HERO.

I USED TO JUST STARE AT

HIM.

Gordon: A FORMER

MUSLIM SNIPER TAKES US

INSIDE THE MIND OF A

TERRORIST.

MY JOB WAS TO KNOCK OFF

THE COMMANDER OF THE UNIT.

Gordon: FIND OUT WHAT

MOTIVATES ISIS AND OTHER

EXTREMIST GROUPS.

USED TO CALL OURS

GUERRILLA FIGHTERS,

COMMANDO FIGHTERS.

Gordon: PLUS, WE'LL

BE TALKING ABOUT THE

SHOOTINGS AND PROTESTS

ACROSS AMERICA.

ALL ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

GOOD MORNING, AND WELCOME

TO THE SHOW.

OUR NATION IS ONCE AGAIN

DIVIDED, AFTER A WEEK OF

VIOLENCE.

FIVE POLICE OFFICERS WERE

KILLED, AND AT LEAST SEVEN

MORE INJURED IN A HAIL OF

GUNFIRE THAT BROKE OUT

DURING A DEMONSTRATION,

ORGANIZED TO PROTEST

POLICE-INVOLVED SHOOTINGS

OF 32-YEAR-OLD PHILANDO

CASTILE, AND 37-YEAR-OLD

ALTON STERLING.

THE EVENT HAD BEEN

PEACEFUL.

WITH "BLACK LIVES MATTER"

EMPLOYEES ON SITE BEFORE

THE SHOOTING STARTED, BUT

THE SHOOTING MADE IT THE

DEADLIEST DAY FOR LAW

ENFORCEMENT SINCE 9/11.

AS PRESIDENT OBAMA SAID,

THIS IS NOT A BLACK ISSUE;

THIS IS AN AMERICAN ISSUE.

AFTER THE SHOOTING, DALLAS

MAYOR MIKE RAWLINGS CALLED

FOR UNITY.

WE AS A CITY, WE AS A

COUNTRY, MUST COME

TOGETHER AND LOCK ARMS AND

HEAL THE WOUNDS THAT WE

ALL FEEL FROM TIME TO

TIME.

WORDS MATTER.

LEADERSHIP MATTERS AT THIS

TIME.

Gordon: AND PRESIDENT

OBAMA, HE ALSO ADDRESSED

THE SHOOTING OF THE

OFFICERS.

President Obama: I

WOULD ASK ALL AMERICANS TO

SAY A PRAYER FOR THESE

OFFICERS AND THEIR

FAMILIES, KEEP THEM IN

THEIR THOUGHTS.

AND AS A NATION, LET'S

REMEMBER TO EXPRESS OUR

PROFOUND GRATITUDE TO OUR

MEN AND WOMEN IN BLUE, NOT

JUST TODAY BUT EVERY DAY.

Gordon: AND BISHOP

T.D. JAKES CANCELLED HIS

REGULAR SUNDAY SERMON AND

HOSTED A TOWNHALL.

INJUSTICES, POLICE

KILLINGS, DOMESTIC

VIOLENCE, BLACK ON BLACK

CRIME.

WE'VE GOT A LOT OF STUFF

TO PRAY ABOUT.

BUT WE'RE GOING TO MAKE

IT.

Gordon: WE DO HAVE A

LOT OF STUFF TO PRAY

ABOUT.

AND THE VERSE THAT CAME TO

ME WAS FROM PSALMS, PSALMS

9, VERSE 10: "THOSE WHO

KNOW GOD'S NAME, THOSE WHO

KNOW WHO HE IS, WE REALIZE

HE WILL NEVER FORSAKE US."

BUT WE NEED TO LEAN INTO

HIM.

WE NEED TO LAY HOLD RIGHT

NOW.

THIS IS MORE THAN CAN WE

JUST STOP THE VIOLENCE,

BUT WE HAVE TO GO TO THE

VERY SOURCE OF IT.

AND WHAT IS THE RACIAL

DIVIDE IN AMERICA?

WHAT IS THE ECONOMIC

DIVIDE IN AMERICA?

YOU LOOK AT ONE OF THE

VICTIMS OF THIS SHOOTING,

PHILANDO CASTILE, AND HE

HAD OVER 50 TRAFFIC

INSTANCES WHERE HE WAS

PULLED OVER AND STOPPED.

HE HAD PAID OVER $6,000

DOLLARS IN FINES, ALL OF

WHICH SHOWS HE WAS LIVING

ON THE MARGINS.

HERE HE IS FULLY EMPLOYED,

WORKING AT A SCHOOL, BUT

HE CAN'T AFFORD THE VERY

BASICS.

SOME OF HIS TRAFFIC

OFFENSES WERE FOR FAILURE

TO PAY FOR INSURANCE.

YES, PART OF IT WAS

DRIVING ON A SUSPENDED

LICENSE, BUT HE WAS BEING

PULLED OVER FOR A BROKEN

TAILLIGHT, AND THAT WAS

THE CRIME HE WAS BEING

ARRESTED FOR.

WHAT CAUSES THAT IN OUR

CULTURE?

WHY ARE PEOPLE LIVING SO

DESPERATELY THAT THEY

CAN'T AFFORD THE REPAIRS

ON THEIR AUTOMOBILE.

THEY CAN'T AFFORD FOR

BASIC INSURANCE ON THEIR

AUTOMOBILE.

AND THAT'S GETTING THEM

REPEATEDLY IN TROUBLE WITH

LAW ENFORCEMENT.

AND CREATING AN

ENVIRONMENT WHERE EVERY

TIME THIS BY WAS DRIVING,

HE WAS GETTING PULLED OVER

BY THE POLICE.

IT IS AN ECONOMIC ISSUE,

AND IT IS ALSO A RACIAL

ISSUE.

THE UNDERLYING ECONOMICS

ARE VERY DEFINITELY LINKED

TO RACE.

WE HAVE TO LOOK AT IT.

AND NOT JUST LOOK AT IT

AND PRAY ABOUT IT, BUT

SAY, HOW CAN WE BE A PART

OF CHANGING THAT.

SO THAT THERE IS A RETURN,

ONCE AGAIN, IN OUR CULTURE

WHERE WE CAN]+&?)=SgzzcEHW-

UNDER GOD, INDI INDEVISIBLE,

WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE

FOR ALL.

> THE SHOOTINGS HERE IN

THE U.S. ARE NOT THE ONLY

MAJOR HEADLINES IN THE

NEWS.

RECENTLY ISTANBUL AND

BANGLADESH.

AND AUTHOR TASALINE

NASARIARIN SOUNDED OFF.

SHE TWEETED: "FOR

HUMANITY'S SAKE, PLEASE DO

NOT SAY ISLAM IS A

RELIGION OF PEACE.

NOT ANYMORE."

SINCE JUNE 2014, THE

SELF-PROCLAIMED ISLAMIC

STATE HAS CONDUCTED OR

INSPIRED AT LEAST 126

TERRORIST ATTACKS IN 23

COUNTRIES, AND THAT'S

OUTSIDE OF IRAQ AND SYRIA,

WHERE THE CARNAGE IS

ABSOLUTELY UNBELIEVABLE.

WHERE ETHNIC CLEANSING IS

HAPPENING.

WHOLESALE GENOCIDE.

THEN TO ADD TO IT,

AL-QAEDA'S MEDIA ARM HAS

RELEASED AN ARTICLE OF

HAMSA BIN LADIN, WHO IS

OWE BIOSAMA BIN LADEN'S SON, WHO

IS THREATENING REVENGE FOR

THE KILLING OF HIS FATHER.

HE TELLS AMERICANS THEY

ARE ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR

DECISIONS AND THE

DECISIONS OF THEIR

LEADERS.

AND HE SAYS al-QAEDA

WILL CONTINUE WAGING

JIHAD, HOLY WAR, AGAINST

THE U.S. IN RESPONSE TO

ITS OPPRESSION OF MUSLIMS.

WELL, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE

SOME COMMENT ON THAT.

TERRORISM AND MUSLIM

EXTREMIST ACTIVITY, STILL

IN FEAR ACROSS THE GLOBE,

BUT WHAT'S BEHIND IT?

WHAT'S GOING ON?

WHAT FUELS ATROCITY AFTER

ATROCITY.

WELL, OUR NEXT GUEST HAS

SOME INSIGHT, TAKE A LOOK.

TASADA IS A PALESTINIAN

BORN IN GAZILLION.

GAZA.

HE JOINED THE FATAH

MOVEMENT WHEN HE WAS 17

WAS HE SAID YASSER ARAFAT

WAS HIR HIS HERO.

HE WAS DETERMINED TO HELP

PUSH ISRAEL INTO THE SEA.

HE BECAME A SNIPER,

PICKING OFF ISRAELI

SOLDIERS.

HIS NICKNAME WAS BUTCHER.

BUT HIS MOST PRESTIGIOUS

JOB BACK THEN WAS AT

PERSONAL DRIVER FOR ASSAD.

HE STARTED A NEW LIFE IN

THE UNITED STATES.

WHERE THIS MUSLIM WITH

TIES TO TERRORISM HEARD

THE GOSPEL FOR THE VERY

FIRST TIME AND TURNED HIS

LIFE OVER TO JESUS CHRIST.

HE SAYS HIS CHRISTIAN

FAITH AND HIS EXPERIENCES

WITH ISLAMIC EXTREMISM HAS

LEFT HIM UNIQUELY

QUALIFIED TO EXPLAIN WHAT

MOTIVATES ISIS AND OTHER

TERRORIST GROUPS, AND HOW

BEST TO RESPOND TO THEM.

HE WRITES ABOUT IT IN HIS

NEW BOOK, "THE MIND OF

TERROR."

Gordon: JOINING ME IS

THE AUTHOR OF THAT BOOK,

AND HE IS ALSO A FORMER

MUSLIM SNIPER.

TASADA, IS GOOD TO HAVE

YOU HERE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

Gordon: AND WHAT A

TIMELY BOOK.

ISN'T IT?

Gordon: LET ME ASK

THE QUESTION: WHAT IS

DRIVING THIS?

WHAT IS BEHIND THIS

TERROR?

WELL, I BELIEVE IT IS

THE CONFLICT THAT WE HAVE

IN THE MIDDLE EAST, WHICH

IS BEING USED TO FUEL SO

MUCH OF THAT ITSELF.

THE TERRORIST LEADERS ARE

LURING DOWN PEOPLE THAT

ARE HURTING, PEOPLE THAT

HAVE BEEN HURT BY

ISRAELIS, OR PEOPLE WHO

HAVE BEEN HURT BY AMERICAN

ARMY OR MILITARY.

AND THEY HAVE A REVENGE.

AND SO THEY USE SOME OF

THAT.

THAT'S ONE OF THE REASONS.

WHEN I WAS A FIGHTER WITH

YASSER ARAFAT, I DID NOT

FIGHT BECAUSE OF THE

ISLAMIC RELIGION OR THE

IDEOLOGY OF ISLAM.

I JUST WENT BECAUSE I WAS

HOMELESS.

I GREW UP IN SAUDI ARABIA,

BUT I WAS REMINDED OF THAT

EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE, THAT

I'M AN IMMIGRANT, A

REFUGEE.

SO I GOT TIRED OF THAT.

SO I DECIDED TO JOIN

YASSER ARAFAT TO FIGHT FOR

OUR HOMELAND.

SO THAT'S ONE OF THE

REASONS PEOPLE ARE JOINING

THESE KIND OF MOVEMENTS.

Gordon: THAT'S

INTERESTING THAT IT WASN'T

IDEOLOGY.

FOR ME IT WAS NOT.

Gordon: WHY DID YOU

CONSIDER YASSER ARAFAT TO

BE THE KEY TO THAT?

YASSER ARAFAT VISITED

MY -- AT THE TIME WE WERE

LIVING IN QATAR, AND MY

FATHER WAS A BIG DONOR FOR

FATAH ORGANIZATIONS, AND

HE ALWAYS CAME TO VISIT

WITH MY FATHER.

SO I SAW HIM AND I MET HIM

ALL OF THE TIME.

AND HE WAS LIKE MY HERO.

SO WHEN I DECIDED TO FIGHT

FOR A HOMELAND, THAT WAS

THE REASON FOR ME TO JOIN

HIM.

Gordon: WHY WAS YOUR

FATHER GIVING HIM MONEY?

BECAUSE HE BELIEVED IN

THE PALESTINIAN COACHING.

THEY BELIEVED THAT MAYBE

SOME DAY THEY WOULD BE

ABLE TO BRING OUR HOMELAND

BACK.

Gordon: AND WITH

THAT, DRIVE OUT ISRAEL?

INCREASE, THAT WA OF COURSE THAT WAS TH E

MAIN REASON.

Gordon: YOU SAY "OF

COURSE," BECAUSE THE WHOLE

STATED GOAL IS TO DRIVE

ISRAEL INTO THE SEA.

EXACTLY.

Gordon: IS THAT THE

COLONEL FOR ALL OF THE

TERRORISM THAT WE'RE

SEEING IN THE MIDDLE EAST?

IT IS -- I BELIEVE SO.

I BELIEVE -- YOU SEE, MOST

OF US IN THE WEST, WE

THINK THAT THIS CONFLICT

BETWEEN THE ARABS AND JEWS

GOES BACK TO 1948.

IT GOES WAY BACK.

4,200 YEARS BEFORE.

AND THE ARABS AND JEWS

HAVE BEEN AT EACH OTHER --

AGAINST EACH OTHER FOR ALL

OF THESE YEARS.

NOWADAYS, MOST OF THE

PEOPLE -- EVEN THE MUSLIM

PEOPLE REALLY DON'T KNOW

THAT.

BUT WHEN I CAME TO KNOW

JESUS 23 YEARS AGO, AND I

CAME TO STUDY THE SCRIPT,

AND ESPECIALLY THE OLD

TESTAMENT, I REALIZED,

WAIT A MINUTE.

Gordon: THAT THIS IS

THE CORE OF THE CONFLICT.

THAT'S THE HEART OF IT.

AND IT STILL CONTINUES TO

FUEL IT.

THE DEVIL TAKES IT AND

REALLY USES IT.

Gordon: TAKE US INTO

THE MIND OF AN ISIS

FIGHTER.

WHAT'S MOTIVATING THEM?

I BELIEVE ISIS --

ESPECIALLY THE FOUNDER OF

ISIS, WHO WAS AN IRAQI

FIGHTER HIMSELF -- I

BELIEVE HE IS A PERSON

THAT WAS IN THE COMMANDING

OFFICERS -- IN THE IRAQI

ARMY.

AND WHEN THE AMERICAN

INVADED, HE WENT BACK INTO

CIVILIAN.

AND THEN HE WAS CAUGHT.

AND THEN WITH A RELEASE

ORDER, HE RAN AWAY.

AND HE WAS -- I BELIEVE

THAT WAS A PLAN "B," THAT

SADDAM ALREADY CRAFTED

BEFORE.

AND HE BEGAN TO PREPARE

FOR THE DAYS WHERE HE CAN

COME BACK AND BRING BACK

IRAQ AND BUILD UP A NEW

ISLAMIC NATION CALLED THE

CALIPHATE.

Gordon: DO YOU SEE

ANY SIGNIFICANCE TO HIM

CLAIMING HE IS OF THE

FAMILY OF THE PROPHET,

THAT HE'S A DESCENDENT?

NO, I DON'T THINK SO.

THEY CLAIM SO MANY THINGS.

[LAUGHTER]

IT'S EASY TO SAY SO.

Gordon: SO IT IS EASY

TO SAY AND IT IS TOUGH TO

PROVE IT --

EXACTLY.

Gordon: BUT DOES IT

HAVE A CALL?

IS THAT WHY WE'RE SEEING

OTHER TERRORIST GROUPS,

BOKO HARAM, AND GROUPS

EVEN IN THE PHILIPPINES

NOW ARE SAYING --

ISLAMIC RELIGION IS THE

CORE OF ALL OF THIS.

I BELIEVED ISLAMIC

RELIGION WAS A RELIGION OF

PEACE.

BUT SADLY I SAY, IT IS

NOT.

IT IS THE HEART OF ALL OF

THIS -- WHAT WE ARE HAVING

TODAY, THE PROBLEMS THAT

WE ARE HAVING TODAY.

IT IS THE FUEL THAT IS

COMING THROUGH THE

TEACHING OF ISLAM.

IT'S A VIOLENT RELIGION.

THERE IS NO PEACE IN THAT

RELIGION.

Gordon: WHY DO

PEOPLE -- AND THEY

INSIST -- I IMAGINE YEARS

AGO YOU WOULD HAVE

INSISTED, THAT ISLAM IS A

RELIGION OF PEACE -- WHY

DO THEY INSIST THAT?

ARE THEY DILUTED OR DO

THEY JUST DON'T

UNDERSTAND?

THEY JUST DON'T

UNDERSTAND.

I JUST DIDN'T UNDERSTAND.

I BELIEVE THAT ISLAM IS

THE RIGHT -- YOU SEE, THE

MOST CRAZIEST PERSON IN

THE WORLD, THE MOST

PSYCHOTIC PERSON IN THE

WORLD, ALWAYS BELIEVES HE

IS IN THE RIGHT WAY.

WHAT HE IS DOING IS THE

TRUE AND RIGHT WAY.

AND THAT'S WHAT THE

TERRORISTS ARE DOING.

THEY BELIEVE IN THEIR

CULTURE, THEY BELIEVE IN

WHAT THEY'RE DOING.

Gordon: AND THEY

BELIEVE THAT THEY'RE

ACTING RIGHTEOUSLY.

ABSOLUTELY.

THEY BELIEVE THEY'RE GOING

TO BE DYING AND BE

MARTYRED AND HAVE 72

VIRGINS.

Gordon: WHAT'S THE

ANSWER, THEN?

IF THEY TRULY BELIEVE

THAT, THAT'S GOING TO BE

TOUGH TO REASON WITH THEM,

TO SAY THIS ISN'T THE WAY.

YOU KNOW, WHEN I CAME

TO KNOW JESUS.

JESUS, I CAME TO

MATTHEW 5 TO READ.

THAT'S WHERE MY MENTOR

TOLD ME TO START.

AND WHEN I GOT TO THE

FIFTH CHAPTER, THE 33rd

VERSE AND THE 44th

VERSE, WHEN THE LORD IS

SAYING, IT WAS SAID TO

YOU, "LOVE YOUR ENEMY" --

"LOVE YOUR ENEM NEIGHBOR AND

HATE YOUR ENEMY, ENEMY, BUT I SAY

TO YOU, LOVE YOUR ENEMY."

I SCREAMED NO WAY.

I WOULD NEVER LOVE THE

JEWS.

BUT AFTER I PROCLAIMED TO

GOD WHY I WOULD NOT, AND I

GOT TIRED AND I WAS ON MY

KNEES, THE VOICE OF THE

LORD SPOKE TO ME AND SO

CLEARLY SAID, THEY HAVE

DONE MORE THAN THAT TO ME,

BUT I STILL LOVE THEM.

AND THAT JUST BROKE ME.

JUST BROKE ME.

AND I CRIED.

I SAID, LORD, IF YOU LOVE

THEM, I WILL LOVE THEM.

Gordon: WHAT SHOULD

CHRISTIANS BE PRAYING FOR

RIGHT NOW?

I REALLY WANT TO CALL

ON THE MUSLIM PEOPLE

TODAY.

IN THIS NATION AND IN THE

WORLD.

I KNOW MANY MUSLIMS ARE

WONDERING -- THERE ARE

MANY MUSLIMS THAT ARE

WONDERING IF THIS ALLAH IS

THE TRUE GOD, IS ISLAM IS

THE TRUE RELIGION, WITH

ALL OF THIS MESS WE ARE

SEEING, WITH ALL OF THIS

KILLING THAT IS TAKING

PLACE.

I BELIEVE IT IS TIME FOR

CHRISTIANS TO WAKE UP AND

START GO OUT, REACHING OUT

TO THEM, AS I REACH OUT TO

YOU.

AND A MAN LOVED ME FOR SO

MUCH, AND 19 YEARS NEVER

SAID A WORD ABOUT GOD,

UNTIL GOD'S TIME CAME.

I BELIEVE THIS IS THE TIME

THAT MUSLIMS NEED TO

UNDERSTAND AND KNOW, AND

HOW WILL THEY KNOW UNLESS

WE GO AFTER THEM?

Gordon: SOMEBODY IS

SENT -- HOW CAN THEY

HEAR --

PRAY FOR THE MUSLIMS.

Gordon: AND LET'S DO

MORE THAN THAT.

LET'S GO OUT AND REACH OUT

TO THEM.

IT'S GOING TO TAKE A LOT

OF COURAGE.

THAT IS NOT AN EASY THING

TO DO, BUT IT WILL TAKE

COURAGE.

IT IS NOT.

I BELIEVE MY LORD CALLED

ME TO BRING PEACE AND

HEALING, RECONCILIATION

BETWEEN US AND THE JEWS.

THAT'S WHAT WE'RE DOING

TODAY, IS TO BRING THAT

PEACE.

Gordon: AMEN.

AMEN.

HALLELUJAH.

Gordon: A GOOD WORD

FOR TODAY.

AND IF YOU WANT TO KNOW

MORE ABOUT THIS INCREDIBLE

STORY, HIS BOOK IS "THE

MIND OF TERROR," AND IT'S

AVAILABLE WHEREVER BOOKS

ARE SOLD.

IF YOU WANT TO HELP BRING

OUT RECONCILIATION, JUST

CHECK OUT HIS WEBSITE

hopeforishmael.org.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

Gordon: COMING UP, A

FAMILY FALLS ON HARD

TIMES.

THERE WERE TIMES WHEN

THE BILLS HAD TO BE PUT ON

HOLD WHEN MY KIDS NEEDED

SHOES OR I NEEDED TO PUT

Gordon: ALL HER LIFE,

TABITHA TURNBALL HAS LIVED

IN HER SMALL PENNSYLVANIA

TOWN.

SHE HAS SEEN MORE AND MORE

BUSINESSES THAT HAVE

CLOSED THEIR DOORS.

THEN IT HIT HOME WHEN HER

HUSBAND JERRY WAS LAID

OFF, AND SUDDENLY THEIR

FAMILY NEEDED HELP JUST TO

MAKE ENDS MEET.

Reporter: THE

TURNBALL FAMILY LOVES

SPENDING TIME TOGETHER,

BUT LIKE MANY RAILROAD AND

FACTORY TOWNS IN THIS

SPARPARTOF THE STATES, NEWPORT,

P.A., HAS GONE THROUGH

SOME TOUGH YEARS.

WHEN I SEE SOME OF THE

BUSINESSES BOARDED UP AND

SHUT DOWN, IT IS KIND OF

SAD TO ME.

I HAVE LIVED HERE ALL OF

MY LIFE.

Reporter: JERRY WAS

WORKING AS AN ELECTRIC

NOTOR TECHNICIAN WHEN HE

GOT LAID OFF FROM HIS JOB.

THERE WERE TIMES WHEN

MY BILLS HAD TO BE PUT ON

HOLD WHEN MY KIDS NEEDED

SOME SHOES OR I NEEDED

FOOD FOR THE FRIDGE.

I HIT THE FLOOR AND I

CRIED AND PRAYED AND

PRAYED, AND I KNEW

SOMETHING WOULD WORK OUT,

AND IT FINALLY DID.

Reporter: TABITHA'S

MOM TOLD HER ABOUT

"OPERATION BLESSING"

PARTNER "BREAD OF LIFE."

THE FIRST TIME I

BROUGHT SOMETHING HOME

FROM "OPERATION BLESSING"

AND "BREAD OF LIFE," IT

WAS STUFF I COULD MAKE

REALLY GOOD DINNERS OUT

OF.

MY KIDS COULD DEPEND ON ME

AGAIN.

Reporter: NOW JEREMY

IS WORKING AGAIN, AND

TABITHA IS WORKING, TOO.

BUT THEY VOLUNTEER AND

HELP OUT.

WHEN I VOLUNTEER FOR

"OPERATION BLESSING" AND

"BREAD OF LIFE," IT MAKES

ME FEEL GOOD, THAT NOW

SOMEBODY WHO WAS LOST

COULD FIND A LITTLE BIT OF

THEIR WAY.

TO ANYBODY FO HELPING WITH

"OPERATION BLESSING" OR

"BREAD OF LIFE," I WOULD

LIKE TO SAY THANK YOU.

I'M REALLY APPRECIATE

FOR PLACES LIKE "OPERATION

BLESSING" AND "BREAD OF

LIFE."

I REALLY DO.

Gordon: "OPERATION

BLESSING" IS FEEDING THREE

MILLION AMERICANS EVERY

SINGLE MONTH.

WE PARTNER WITH CHURCHES

AND WE PARTNER WITH FOOD

BANKS, AND WE DELIVER

FOOD.

WE GO OUT TO ORGANIZATIONS

WHO WANT TO DONATE, WHO

WANT TO HELP.

WE PICK UP THE FOOD AND WE

DELIVER THE FOOD.

AND YOU SEE THE RESULTS.

IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART

OF IT, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO

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A PORTION OF EVERY GIFT TO

"THE 700 CLUB" GOES INTO

THE WORK OF "OPERATION

BLESSING."

ANOTHER PORTION GOES INTO

THE WORK OF CBN

INTERNATIONAL TO PREACH

THE GOSPEL AROUND THE

WORLD.

YOU'RE PART OF ALL OF IT

WHEN YOU JOIN.

HOW MUCH IS IT?

JUST $20 A MONTH.

AND IT GOES SO FAR BECAUSE

TENS OF THOUSANDS OF

PEOPLE ARE SAYING YES, WE

WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

SO IF THAT'S YOU, CALL US

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WELL, STILL TO COME, AN

EXPLOSIVE GROWTH OF

CHRISTIANS IN A COUNTRY

WERE 99% OF THE POPULATION

ARE MUSLIM.

GOD HAS GIVEN US MANY

OPPORTUNITIES TO WITNESS.

JUST IMAGINE THIS, AND

THEY SAY, TELL US ABOUT

JESUS, PLEASE.

Gordon: WE'LL SHOW

YOU WHERE THIS REVIVAL IS

Gordon: IT'S AN AREA

THAT WAS ONCE HOSTILE TO

THE GOSPEL, BUT NOW AN

AMAZING REVIVAL IS MOVING

TO THE NORTHERN-MOST

REACHES OF AFRICA.

George: THESE IMAGES

OF NORTHERN AFRICANS

WORSHIPPING HAVE NEVER

BEFORE BEEN SEEN ON

TELEVISION.

AS THE SUN SETS OVER THE

MEDITERRANEAN SEA, MUSLIMS

ACROSS THIS PART OF AFRICA

ARE CONVERTING TO FAITH IN

JESUS CHRIST IN RECORD

NUMBERS.

WHAT GOD IS DOING IN

NORTH AFRICA, ALL THE WAY

TO LIBYA, IS UNPRECEDENTED

IN THE HISTORY OF

MISSIONS.

George: PENA, A

GRADUATE OF REGENT

UNIVERSITY, HAS SPENT

YEARS TRAVELLING THE

REGION TO DOCUMENT THE

TRANSFORMATION.

I HAVE THE PRIVILEGE OF

RECORDING TESTIMONIES AND

LISTENING TO FIRSTHAND

STORIES OF MEN AND WOMEN,

ALL AGES, WHERE THEY CAN

BE SITTING IN A ROOM AND

SEE THEIR PEERS AND THE

PENS OF GOD APPEARS TO

THEM IN REALITY.

SOME OF THEM GAVE ME

STORIES OF CARRYING A

CONVERSATION, NOT JUST A

LIGHT THAT APPEARS.

George: HIS

INTERVIEWS CONFIRM WHAT

EXPERTS SAY IS A PROFOUND

MOVE OF GOD IN THE NATIONS

OF MARATINIA, LIBYA,

TUNISIA, AND OTHERS.

SOMETIMES I FEEL

JEALOUS, HOW COME HE IS

VISITING THE MUSLIM WORLD

AND WHERE WE DON'T HEAR

THAT HAPPENING IN THE

CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY.

George: EXPERTS SAY

THE GROWTH OF

CHRISTIANITY, ESPECIALLY

IN THE LAST 20 YEARS, HAS

BEEN UNPRECEDENTED.

AND NOWHERE IS THAT GROWTH

MORE EVIDENT THAN IN THE

NORTH AFRICAN NATION OF

NIGERIA.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

George: PASTOR SALA

LEADS ONE OF THE LARGEST

CHURCHES IN ALGERIA, WHERE

99% OF THE POPULATION IS

MUSLIM.

HE SAYS EVERY NEW

CHRISTIAN IN HIS CHURCH

CAME FROM A MUSLIM

BACKGROUND.

SOME 1200 BELIEVERS ATTEND

THE CHURCH.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

George: MEN LIKE

PENA, WHO WAS INVITED TO

ATTEND PASTOR SALA'S

CHURCH.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

George: OTHERS, LIKE

FATAT, SPEAK OF MIRACULOUS

ENCOUNTERS.

HE SAYS HE WAS ILLITERATE

WHEN HE ACCEPTED THE LORD,

AND THEN GOD MADE A

CHANGE.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

George: EVEN THOUGH

ALGERIA IS OVERWHELMING

MUSLIM, THE GOVERNMENT HAS

GIVEN PROTESTANT CHURCHES

THE FREEDOM TO REGISTER

THEIR CONGREGATIONS.

IT IS THE FIRST

MUSLIM-ARAB GOVERNMENT WHO

ORGANIZED OFFICIALLY

CHURCHES FROM ISLAM.

George: YUSEF IS A

LEADING ALGERIAN PASTOR,

AND SAYS THE GOVERNMENT

WILL HARASS AND INTIMIDATE

CHRISTIANS FROM TIME TO

TIME, BUT THE LEVEL OF

PERSECUTION IS NOTHING

LIKE IT WAS 20 YEARS AGO.

GOD HAS GIVEN US MANY

OPPORTUNITIES TO WITNESS,

AT THE POLICE STATIONS, AT

THE COURTS.

ONE DAY I WENT TO THE

POLICE STATION, AND THEY

GAVE ME 45 MINUTES TO

SPEAK ABOUT JESUS.

JUST IMAGINE MUSLIMS

SAYING, TELL US ABOUT

JESUS, PLEASE.

George: BUT ALGERIA,

AND THE COUNTRIES OF NORTH

AFRICA, WEREN'T ALWAYS

OPEN TO THE GOSPEL.

PETER'S A VETERAN

MISSIONARY IN THESE PARTS.

THERE IS THE PARABLE

THAT HE WENT OUT TO SOW

THE SEED, AND THE SEED

FELL ON STONEY GROUND.

IT WAS QUITE STONEY.

THE RELIGION AND THE

CULTURE WERE UNSYMPATHETIC

TO ANYTHING THAT WAS

FOREIGN, AND CHRISTIANITY

WAS CONSIDERED TO BE A

RELIGION OF THE EUROPEANS.

George: PETER

BELIEVES THAT THE ARRIVAL

OF SATELLITE TV AND THE

INTERNET HAVE DRAMATICALLY

CHANGED PEOPLE'S

PERCEPTION OF

CHRISTIANITY.

TODAY IN NORTH AFRICA,

ON TV YOU CAN HEAR NATIVE

ARAB CHRISTIANS TALKING

ABOUT THEIR FAITH, AND

MATURE CHRISTIANS ARE

ANSWERING QUESTIONS,

INVOLVED IN DEBUT.

George: ALGERIAN

CHRISTIANS ARE NOW ON A

MISSION TO TAKE THE GOSPEL

TO THE FOUR CORNERS OF THE

GLOBE.

WE HOPE TO SEND 1,000

MISSIONARIES BY THE YEAR

2020.

AND I BELIEVE ONE DAY

AMERICA WILL END UP

MUSLIMS COMING OUT TO

REACH OUT TO OTHERS THERE.

George: GEORGE

THOMAS, CBN NEWS, ALONG

THE SHORES OF THE

MEDITERRANEAN.

Gordon: LET IT BE.

LET'S PREACH THE GOSPEL

AROUND THE WORLD.

HERE IS A WORD FOR YOU:

"THERE IS NEITHER JEW NOR

GREEK, SLAVE NOR FREE,

MALE NOR FEMALE, FOR YOU

ARE ALL ONE IN CHRIST

JESUS."

CH

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