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Jerusalem Dateline: Can Kurds, Coalition Win New ISIS Battle? 09/23/16

This week on Jerusalem Dateline: Frontline Iraq: Kurds, coalition prepare for major battle against ISIS; and Netanyahu says Iran biggest global threat; plus inside an Iraqi refugee camp for Christians; and Faithwire -- reaching out to millennials. Read Transcript


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Chris: THIS WEEK ON

"JERUSALEM DATELINE," THE

KURDS AND COALITION FORCES

PREPARE FOR A MAJOR

OFFENSIVE.

A RACIST FROM THE FRONT

LINE.

AND ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU SAYS

OY-VEY AT THE U.N.

PLUS, AN EXCLUSIVE LOOK

INSIDE AN IRAQI REFUGEE

CAMPP.

REFUGEE

CAMP.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE ON

"JERUSALEM DATELINE."

HELLO, AND WELCOME TO THIS

EDITION OF "JERUSALEM

DATELINE."

I'M CHRIS MITCHELL.

WE'RE COMING TO YOU FROM

OUR JERUSALEM STUDIO

TODAY.

I JUST RETURNED FROM

NORTHERN IRAQ, WHERE I

VISITED WITH CHRISTIANS

AND OTHER REFUGEES, AND

TRAVELLED TO THE

FRONTLINES, LITERALLY

WITHIN SNIPER RANGE OF

ISIS.

MORE ON THE REFUGEES

SHORTLY, BUT, FIRST, ISIS

IS LOSING TERRITORY AND

MOMENTUM IN SYRIA AND

IRAQ.

U.S. AND COALITION FORCES

WANT TO CONTINUE THAT

TREND WITH A MAJOR PUSH

AGAINST MOSUL, IRAQ'S

SECOND LARGEST CITY.

ISIS TOOK CONTROL THERE

TWO YEARS AGO.

AND AS I REPORT T FROM THE

FRONT LINES, LOSING MOSUL

WOULD COST THE ISLAMIC

STATE IN MORE WAYS THAN

ONE.

ONE OF THE MAIN FORCES IN

THE LIBERATION OF MOSUL

WILL BE THE KURDISH

MILITARY KNOWN AS THE

PESHMERGA.

THIS IS THE FRONT-LINE

POSITIONS OF THE KURDISH

MILITARY.

IT IS ABOUT 400 TO

600 YARDS AWAY FROM ISIS

POSITIONS.

BEYOND IS THE TOWN OF A

YAZIDI VILLAGE CAPTURED BY

ISIS.

THEN THE PLAINS OF

NINEVEH, AND ABOUT

18 MILES AWAY IS THE CITY

OF MOSUL, THE PRIZE IN THE

UPCOMING MILITARY

CAMPAIGN.

THIS MODERN DAY BAND OF

BROTHERS ARE KURDISH

PESHMERGA FIGHTERS.

WE JOINED DAVE UBANKS.

YOU SEE THE ROAD TO THE

RIGHT?

THEY HAVE COME UP THERE

AND ARE AROUND THAT

CORNER, ABOUT 300 YARDS

AWAY.

Chris: SITTING BEHIND

SANDBAGS, WE TALKED WITH

HIM ABOUT THE KURDISH

MILITARY.

THE KURDS ARE ON THE

FRONT LINE.

THEY'RE ON 10-DAY

ROTATIONS.

IF YOU'RE A BUTCHER,

BAKER, CANDLESTICK-MAKER,

YOU COME HERE.

BECAUSE IF YOU DON'T, ISIS

CAN BE IN YOUR HOUSE.

Chris: THESE FRONT

LINES ARE LANDS WRITTEN

ABOUT IN THE BIBLE.

IN THIS PARTICULAR

SPOT, WE'RE LOOKING AT

NINEVEH, WHERE JONAH WAS.

WE ALL NEED GOD.

IN JONAH'S TIME, THEY

REPENTED.

AND THAT IS MY PRAYER, FOR

US AND ISIS TO REPENT.

Chris: A SHORT DRIVE

AWAY, THE COMMANDING

OFFICER TOLD US WHAT LIES

AHEAD FOR HIS TROOPS.

THE SITUATION IS VERY

GOOD BECAUSE THE PESHMERGA

ARE IN A GOOD POSITION,

AND THE KURDISH PEOPLE ARE

HELPING US A LOT, AND THE

COALITION FORCES ARE

STANDING WITH US.

Chris: HE WON'T BE

ALONE.

MILITARY LEADERS FROM

SEVERAL EUROPEAN NATIONS

MET WITH THE GENERAL.

THIS GERMAN COMMANDER TOLD

US HOW THE EUROPEANS

ESTABLISHED A CENTER TO

TRAIN THE PESHMERGA AND

PREPARE FOR THE MOSUL

OFFENSIVE.

THEY NOT ONLY TRAINING,

BUT A MORALE BOOST.

HELPING WITH THAT NEED IS

SISTER PESHMERGA WHO COMES

TO THE FRONT LINES TO

ENCOURAGE THE TROOP.

AND SHE ALSO DELIVERED A

MESSAGE TO THE WORLD.

I WANT TO SAY, PLEASE,

WE NEED HELP.

PRAY TO GOD.

WE NEED THE HELP.

BRING THE GOOD THINGS FOR

THE PESHMERGA BECAUSE WE

ARE FIGHTING -- THE

PESHMERGA ARE FIGHTING FOR

ALL OF THE WORLD.

Reporter: EUBANKS

SAYS THE BATTLE IS BETWEEN

FREEDOM AND TYRANNY.

DOWN THERE IS

OPPRESSION AND DEATH AND

DARKNESS.

UP HERE IS LIGHT AND

FREEDOM.

YOU CAN DO WHATEVER YOU

WANT TONIGHT.

YOU CAN LEAVE THE COUNTRY

OR YOU CAN STAY.

YOU CAN'T DO THAT THERE.

YOU WILL DRESS THIS WAY,

PRAY THIS WAY, AND YOU

WILL STAY UNTIL WE TELL

YOU.

Chris: YET LIFE ON

THE FRONT LINES MEANS

DAILY HARASSMENT BY ISIS

WITH MORTAR ATTACKS.

TWO MORTARS JUST HIT.

ONE WAS ABOUT 300 YARDS

AWAY.

ANOTHER WAS ABOUT

500 YARDS AWAY.

THIS WAS FIRED BY ISIS AT

A VILLAGE JUST OVER THE

RIDGE HERE.

THIS HAPPENED YESTERDAY.

A PESHMERGA FIGHTER WAS

KILLED JUST IN A POSITION

WE WERE IN JUST A LITTLE

WHILE AGO.

THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS MOST

EVERY DAY ON THE FRONT

LINES.

IT IS AN ATTACK

REMINISCENT OF THE WARFARE

FROM WORLD WAR I.

EUBANKS SAYS THE U.S.

PRESIDENT MAKES A

DIFFERENCE.

THREE VERY POSITIVE

THINGS THE U.S. PRESIDENT

DOES HERE: ONE, WE HELP

STOP ISIS AND DEFEAT THEM.

SECOND, WE SAVE LIVES.

AND THE THIRD THING IS OUR

PRESENCE CREATES AN

ENVIRONMENT AND A

POSSIBILITY AND THE

CONDITIONS FOR PEOPLE TO

TALK TOGETHER THAT

NORMALLY WOULDN'T.

Chris: HE ALSO SAYS

PRAYER MAKES A DIFFERENCE.

MY THREE PRAYERS ARE

ISIS WOULD BE STOPPED,

CURD STAKURDISTAN WOULD BE FREE,

AND THE HEARTS OF ALL

ENEMIES WOULD BE CHANGED

TO FOLLOW JESUS.

Chris: THIS MAN FLED

HIS HOME TWO YEARS AGO

WHEN ISIS CAPTURED HIS

VILLAGE, JUST A FEW

HUNDRED YARDS AWAY FROM

THE KURDISH FRONT LINES.

PRAY FOR US, TO JESUS,

TO HELP US TO GO BACK.

Chris: HIS PRAYER

COULD BE ANSWERED WITH THE

SUCCESS OF THIS KEY

MILITARY CAMPAIGN.

WE'LL HAVE MORE STORIES

FROM OUR TRIP TO KURDISTAN

IN FUTURE SHOWS.

HALF THE WORLD AWAY, IN

THE CITY OF AMARILLO,

TEXAS, THEY HOSTED A NIGHT

OF HOPE FOR ISRAEL.

CHRISTIANS AND JEWS

GATHERED THERE TO SUPPORT

ISRAEL'S EFFORTS TO BRING

JEWS BACK TO THEIR

HOMELAND.

THE FEATURED SPEAKER,

FORMER CONGRESSWOMAN

MICHELLE BACHELET.

MICHELE BACHMANN.

SHE SAYS THAT PRESIDENT

OBAMA MIGHT TRY TO

SEPARATE ISRAEL FROM

BIBLICAL JUDEA AND

SAMARIA.

I'M VERY CONCERNED.

I WATCHED PRESIDENT

OBAMA'S SPEECH THAT HE

GAVE TO THE U.N.,

SPECIFICALLY BECAUSE I

WANTED TO KNOW WHAT THE

PRESIDENT WOULD SAY ABOUT

ISRAEL AND ALSO THE

PALESTINIAN STATE.

AND HE WAS VERY CLEAR.

HE SAID THAT ISRAEL CAN'T

GO ON OCCUPYING AND

SETTLING PALESTINIAN LAND.

THAT'S QUITE A STATEMENT.

WHAT THAT SAYS TO ME IS

THAT THE PRESIDENT, IN HIS

OWN MIND, HAS MADE A

DECISION THAT THE BIBLICAL

LAMBLANDS THAT BELONG TO

ISRAEL, WHICH THEY WON IN

BATTLE IN THE SIX-DAY WAR

IN 1967 -- SO AFTER ABOUT

50 YEARS, PRESIDENT OBAMA

STILL DOESN'T SEE THAT

ISRAEL WON THAT BATTLE,

THE JUDEA AND SAMARIA

BELONG TO THEM, THAT EAST

JERUSALEM BELONG TO THEM.

I'M VERY CONCERNED THAT

FRANCE OR SOME OTHER

COUNTRY WILL INTRODUCE A

REVOLUTION AT THE U.N.

THAT WOULD SEPARATE THE

JEWISH PEOPLE FROM THEIR

LAND.

WE'RE TOLD VERY CLEARLY IN

THE BIBLE THAT WE ARE NOT

TO TOUCH GOD'S CHOSEN AND

SEPARATE THEM FROM THE

LAND.

IF THAT HAPPENS, I WORRY

MORE ABOUT THE UNITED

STATES AND WHAT THE

CONSEQUENCES TO OUR

COUNTRY WOULD BE.

Chris: JOINING ME NOW

IS CBN NEWS MIDDLE EAST

CORRESPONDENT JULIE STAAL.

I'VE BEEN GONE FOR ABOUT A

WEEK.

WHAT HAS BEEN HAPPENING IN

ISRAEL AND SPECIFICALLY

JERUSALEM.

WELCOME BACK, CHRIS.

WE'VE HAD AN OUTBREAK OF

VIOLENCE RIGHT AFTER YOU

LEFT.

IT LEFT MANY ISRAELIS

WONDERING IF WE WERE

ENTERING A NEW WAVE OF

TERROR.

THERE WERE A LOT OF

ATTEMPTED AND STABBING

ATTACKS, AND RUNOVER

ATTACKS IN JERUSALEM AND

IN JUDEA.

Chris: IT CAME JUST

ABOUT A YEAR AFTER A WAVE

THAT BEGAN IN

OCTOBER 2015.

THAT'S RIGHT.

SOME PEOPLE CALLED IT,

LIKE, THE ANNIVERSARY

TERROR WAVE.

SO NETANYAHU STEPPED RIGHT

UP.

HE SAID, YOU KNOW, THEY

REALLY CRACKED DOWN WITH

THE SECURITY.

THEY DEPLOYED MORE FORCES.

THEY EVEN HAVE NOW A NEW

PIECE OF EQUIPMENT AROUND

THEIR NECKS, A PROTECTIVE

GUARD TO PREVENT AGAINST

STABBING ATTACKS.

AND IT IS RIGHT AHEAD OF

THE JEWISH HOLIDAYS, WHICH

IS CLASSICALLY A TIME OF

STEPPED UP ATTACKS.

Chris: AND WE JUST

HEARD MICHELE BACHMANN

TALK ABOUT OBAMA'S SPEECH.

WHAT DID BIBI SAY?

HE STARTED OFF BY

NOTING THERE WERE 20

RESOLUTIONS AGAINST ISRAEL

AND ONLY THREE AGAINST ALL

OF THE OTHER COUNTRIES IN

THE WORLD.

AND CERTAINLY WITH ALL OF

THE ATROCITIES WE'VE SEEN

IN THE WORLD IN THE LAST

YEAR, WOULD THINK THERE

WOULD BE A LITTLE MORE

CONDEMNATION IN THE

GENERAL ASSEMBLY.

HE DIDN'T STOP THERE.

AND HE WENT ON TO SAY HOW

MUCH ISRAEL IS

CONTRIBUTING IN WATER

RECLAMMATION, IN

CYBER-SECURITY, AND HOW

MANY COUNTRIES ARE

STARTING TO REACH OUT TO

ISRAEL BECAUSE OF THAT.

HE TALKED ABOUT THE

PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY.

AND ABOUT HOW ABBAS HAD

JUST GIVEN HIS SPEECH, AND

HE SAID HE IS GOING TO SUE

BRITAIN FOR THE BALFOUR

DECLARATION, WHICH SAYS

THERE SHOULD BE A JEWISH

STATE IN THE BIBLICAL

HOMELAND.

HE SAID HE MIGHT AS WELL

JUST SUE ABRAHAM.

Chris: AND NETANYAHU

SPOKE AT THE U.N. ABOUT

THE DANGERS OF IRAN.

WE HAVE A CLIP ABOUT THE

THREAT IRAN POSSESS TO THE

WORLD.

THE THREAT THAT IRAN

POSSESS TO ALL OF US IS

NOT BEHIND US.

IT IS BEFORE US.

IN THE COMING YEARS, THERE

MUST BE A SUSTAINED AND

UNITED EFFORT TO PUSH BACK

AGAINST IRAN'S AGGRESSION

AND IRAN'S TERROR.

WITH THE NUCLEAR

CONSTRAINTS ON IRAN ONE

YEAR CLOSER TO BEING

REMOVED, LET ME BE CLEAR:

ISRAEL WILL NOT ALLOW THE

TERRORIST REGIME IN IRAN

TO DEVELOP NUCLEAR

WEAPONS, NOT NOW, NOT IN A

DECADE, NOT EVER.

CHRIS, WE'RE REALLY

GLAD TO HAVE YOU BACK HERE

SAFELY.

YOU WERE ON THE FRONT

LINES -- REALLY THE FRONT

LINES -- WITH OUR

CAMERAMAN, AND HE SAID YOU

HAD MORTARS FIRED AT YOU.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR

EXPERIENCE.

IT WAS AN AMAZING

EXPERIENCE TO BE ON THE

FRONT LINES WITH THE

KURDISH MILITARY, THE

PESHMERGA.

WE WERE ABOUT 400 TO

600 YARDS AWAY FROM THE

MALITIAS.

AND WE TALKED TO A MAN, AS

YOU SAW IN OUR STORY, THAT

WAS FROM BASHIKA, AND HIS

PRAYER WAS THAT HE COULD

GO BACK AND WORSHIP AND

CELEBRATE IN HIS OWN

CHURCH.

WHAT IS THE CONDITION

OF THE REFUGEES?

Chris: RIGHT NOW

THEY'RE OUT OF IMMEDIATE

DANGER FROM ISIS, BUT

THEY'RE KIND OF

LANGUISHING IN MANY OF

THESE REFUGEE CAMPS, AND

MANY PEOPLE SAY THE FUTURE

OF CHRISTIANITY IN

NORTHERN IRAQ IS AT STAKE

BECAUSE A LOT OF THESE

PEOPLE ARE LOSING HOPE.

THEY WANT TO LEAVE.

THEY WANT TO GO BACK.

BUT THEY WANT TO GO BACK

ONLY IF THERE WILL BE

SAFETY AND SECURITY.

AND THERE IS TALK ABOUT A

SAFE ZONE IN NORTHERN IRAQ

FOR CHRISTIANS AND OTHER

ETHNIC GROUPS.

JULIE, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE

THAT IN OUR NEXT SEGMENT.

WE'LL BE REPORTING

DIRECTLY FROM ONE OF THE

Chris: WELCOME BACK

TO "JERUSALEM DATELINE."

WHAT'S THE FUTURE OF

CHRISTIANITY IN IRAQ?

I WAS PRIVILEGED TO VISIT

ONE OF THE CHRISTIAN

REFUGEE CAMPS IN NORTHERN

IRAQ.

HERE IS WHAT I FOUND OUT

ABOUT THEIR PLIGHT, AND

HOW YOU CAN PRAY FOR THEM.

WE'RE HERE IN THE ASHTE

REFUGEE CAMP JUST OUTSIDE

OF IRBIL.

MANY CHRISTIANS HAVE BEEN

HERE -- THOUSANDS OF

CHRISTIANS -- WE WERE HERE

LAST YEAR AND INTERVIEWED

SOME PEOPLE ABOUT THAT,

BUT THOUSANDS OF

CHRISTIANS HAVE BEEN IN

HERE STARTING THEIR THIRD

YEAR.

MOST OF THE CHRISTIANS

HAVE BEEN FROM MOSUL,

KIRAKUSH, AND MOST OF THE

CHRISTIAN VILLAGES IN THE

NINEVEH PLAINS.

IT IS PRETTY HOT RIGHT

HERE RIGHT NOW.

AND WHAT THEY LIVE IN

RIGHT NOW ARE THESE

CARAVANS, ALMOST LIKE

LITTLE TRAILERS, THAT ARE

PRETTY HARD TO LIVE IN IN

THE WINTER, WHEN IT IS

COLD, AND CERTAINLY IN THE

SUMMER.

IT HAS BEEN UP TO 110 OR

MORE HERE IN IRAQ AND

NORTHERN IRAQ.

IT CAN GET QUITE HOT.

I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT

FOR EVERYBODY TO

UNDERSTAND WHAT IS

HAPPENING TO THE

CHRISTIANS IN HERE.

WE'VE BEEN DOING SOME

INTERVIEWS WITH, FOR

EXAMPLE, FATHER MARTIN AND

THE ARCHBISHOP HERE.

THEY IS A PREDOMINANTLY

CATHOLIC CAMP.

ABOUT THE FUTURE OF

CHRISTIANS HERE IN

NORTHERN IRAQ.

AND IT IS REALLY IN A

PRECARIOUS BALANCE RIGHT

NOW.

BACK IN 2003 THERE WERE

MAYBE 1.4 TO 5 MILLION

CHRISTIANS INSIDE IRAQ,

AND NOW THERE ARE ABOUT

200,000.

AND THE PEOPLE WE'VE BEEN

TALKING TO ARE SAYING IT

IS REALLY PRECARIOUS.

WHETHER THOSE 200,000

CHRISTIANS WILL CONTINUE

TO STAY HERE.

SOME WOULD LIKE TO

IMMIGRATE.

BUT OTHERS, THERE ARE

SIGNS OF LIFE, SIGNS OF

RESILIENCE.

FOR EXAMPLE, WE JUST

TALKED TO FATHER MARTIN,

WHO WAS JUST ORDAINED, AND

HE IS ABOUT 26 YEARS OLD,

AND PEOPLE WERE QUITE

EXCITED ABOUT THAT.

AND THEY'RE DOING

RENOVATION ON THEIR MAIN

CATHEDRAL, ST. JOSEPH'S.

THIS IS SORT OF ONE OF

THEIR SIDE STREETS.

THIS IS MAYBE THE MAIN

BOULEVARD.

YOU CAN SEE SOME KIDS

HERE, JUST WALKING AROUND.

YOU SEE KIDS ON BIKES HERE

AS WELL.

THIS IS THE FUTURE.

THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED

BECAUSE OF ISIS TAKING

CONTROL OF MUCH OF THE

NINEVEH PLAINS.

AS I SAID, I JUST WANTED

TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF

WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE, SO

YOU CAN PRAY FOR THEM.

IF YOU DON'T MIND, I'M

JUST GOING TO SAY A PRAYER

RIGHT NOW.

FATHER, I JUST PRAY YOU

WOULD HELP THESE PEOPLE

HERE IN THIS CAMP, AND

THROUGHOUT NORTHERN IRAQ.

THAT YOU WOULD PROVIDE THE

HOME THAT THEY NEED, THE

FUTURE THAT THEY NEED.

AND UNTIL THAT TIME, WE

PRAY YOU WOULD STRENGTHEN

THEM AND BLESS THEM.

I PRAY THAT THE BELIEVERS

IN THE UNITED STATES AND

IN THE FREE WORLD WOULD

PRAY FOR THOSE HERE AND

SUPPORT THEM AND RAISE

THEIR VOICES FOR THEM.

WE ASK THAT IN JESUS'

NAME.

AMEN.

> UP NEXT, WHY THIS

TERRORIST POWERHOUSE IS

AMERICA'S GREATEST ENEMY,

Chris: WELCOME BACK.

WHETHER IT IS A LONE-WOLF

ATTACK OR MASS SHOOTINGS,

THE WORLD IS STILL A VERY

DANGEROUS PLACE.

SO WHO IS THE MOST SERIOUS

ENEMY ISRAEL AND AMERICA

FACE TODAY?

IS IT ISIS?

WELL, THINK AGAIN.

TERRORISM EXPERT ROBERT

SPENCER SAYS IT IS

ACTUALLY IRAN.

OUR GEORGE THOMAS SPEAKS

WITH SPENCER IN JUST A

MINUTE.

BUT, FIRST, HERE IS A

QUICK ANALYSIS FROM DALE

HURD ABOUT WHAT IRAN HAS

BEEN UP TO.

Reporter: IRAN IS THE

TERRORIST POWERHOUSE OF

THE WORLD, MADE ALL THE

MORE DANGEROUS BY THE

DISASTER NUCLEAR DEAL THAT

DID ALMOST NOTHING TO

PRESTRICT IRAN'S NUCLEAR

AMBITIONS.

IT CONFRONTS U.S. NAVY

SHIPS IN THE PERSIAN GULF

ON A NEAR DAILY BASIS.

ONCE AMERICA'S ALLY, IRAN

NOW CLAIMS LEADERSHIP OF

THE GLOBAL JIHAD.

AND THE AYATOLLAH'S AIM IS

NOTHING LESS THAN WORLD

CONQUEST FOR ISLAM.

IN A NEW BOOK, "THE

COMPLETE INFIDEL'S GUIDE

TO IRAN," ROBERT SPENCER

EXPOSES THE TRUE NATURE OF

THE THREAT IRAN POSSESS

AND LAYS OUT WHAT AMERICA

MUST DO TO DEFEAT IT

BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE.

George: WHY IS IRAN,

IN YOUR OPINION, A MORE

SERIOUS THREAT TO THE WEST

THAN, FOR EXAMPLE, ISIS

OR al-QAEDA?

IRAN IS SMARTER THAN

ISIS AND al-QAEDA.

IT HAS GLOBAL NETWORKS OF

TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS,

HEZBOLLAH AND HAMAS.

AND HEZBOLLAH IS WORKING

IN NORTHERN MEXICO, WITH

THE DRUG CARTELS, AND THAT

IS ULTIMATELY TO GET OVER

THE BORDER AND WREAK

HAVOC.

George: WE HAVE A

NARRATIVE IN THE U.S.

WHERE PEOPLE SAY ISLAM IS

A RELIGION OF PEACE.

WHERE IS THE DISCONNECT,

BASED ON WHAT YOU SEE AND

HEAR IN PLACES LIKE IRAN?

IT IS JUST WILLFUL

IGNORANCE.

IT IS ABUNDANTLY CLEAR

ISLAM IS NOT A RELIGION OF

PEACE.

BUT OUR POLICY-MAKERS ARE

COMMITTED TO POLICIES THAT

ARE BASED ON IGNORING

THAT.

WE WOULDN'T BE LETTING IN

HUGE NUMBERS OF MUSLIM

IMMIGRANTS IF WE

RECOGNIZED THAT.

IF THEY ADMIT IT, THEY ARE

ADMITTING THEY ARE

ENGAGING IN POLICIES THAT

ARE GOING TO BE

DEVASTATING FOR THE UNITED

STATES.

SO THEY CAN NEVER ADMIT

IT.

George: HELP US

UNDERSTAND THIS, THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION HAS BEEN

OPERATING ON THIS IDEA

THAT IF WE TREAT IRAN WITH

KINDNESS THEY WILL RESPOND

WITH KINDNESS, AND THAT

IRAN WILL BRING STABILITY

TO THE REGION.

IS THERE SOMETHING WRONG

WITH THAT PREMISE?

EVERYTHING IS WRONG

WITH IT.

THAT IS BASED ON THE IDEA

THAT THE IRANIANS ARE JUST

LIKE WESTERNERS AND COME

FROM A JUDEO-CHRISTIAN

CONTEXT WHERE ONE DOES

RESPOND TO KINDNESS WITH

KINDNESS.

IN THE ISLAMIC CONTEXT,

THEY DEAL WITH STRENGTH

AND WEAKNESS.

AND THE KINDNESS IS A SIGN

OF WEAKNESS, AND IS TO BE

RESPONDED TO WITH CONTEMPT

WHEN IT COMES FROM AN

UNBELIEVER.

THE QURAN SAYS IT IS

ALLAH, THOSE WHO FOLLOW

HIM ARE MERCIFUL TO ONE

ANOTHER, BUT RUTHLESS TO

THE UNBELIEVERS.

George: CAN YOU TALK

ABOUT THE DANGER THAT

EXISTS BETWEEN THE SUNNI

BRANCH OF ISLAM AND THE

SHI'A BRANCH OF ISLAM.

HOW DANGEROUS ARE THEY?

THEY'RE VERY DANGEROUS

INSOFAR AS THE CONFLICT

COMES WEST AND INVOLVES

THE UNITED STATES.

OBVIOUSLY, WHEN THEY'RE

CONSUMED WITH FIGHTING ONE

ANOTHER, THEN THEY'RE NOT

FIGHTING US.

HOWEVER, THERE IS AN OLD

PROVERB THAT IS "MY

BROTHER AGAINST MY

BROTHER, BUT BOTH OF US

AGAINST OUR COUSIN."

SO WE HAVE TO BE AWARE OF

THAT.

George: IN THIS CASE,

THE INFIDELS BEING THE

UNITED STATES, ISRAEL, AND

THE WESTERN COUNTRIES?

EXACTLY.

George: YOU'RE SEEING

THIS PLAY OUT IN THE

DESERT SANDS OF YEMEN AND

IN SYRIA.

DO YOU SEE THIS HAPPENING

ACROSS THE MIDDLE EAST,

WHERE THERE IS THIS PROXY

WAR BETWEEN THESE TWO

BRANCHES OF ISLAM?

ABSOLUTELY, YES.

NOTABLY MOST IN IRAQ, WITH

THE ISLAMIC STATE, SUNNI,

FIGHTING AGAINST THE IRAQI

ARMY, AND THE IRANIANS,

WHO ARE SHI'ITE.

George: ROBERT

SPENCER, AS ALWAYS,

APPRECIATE YOUR INSIGHTS.

THANK YOU.

Chris: UP NEXT, CBN

NEWS' "FAITH WIRE,"

REACHING OUT TO

Chris: WELCOME BACK.

THESE DAYS MOST PEOPLE

UNDER 40 GET THEIR NEWS

FROM SMARTPHONES, TABLETS,

OR COMPUTERS.

JUST ASK A MILLENNIAL THE

LAST TIME THEY TURNED ON A

TV TO WATCH THE NEWS, AND

THE ANSWER COULD BE NEVER.

IN ORDER TO MEET THIS

GROWING DIGITAL DEMAND,

CBN IS LAUNCHING

"FAITHWIRE" ACROSS THE

SOCIAL MEDIA SPECTRUM.

CAITLIN BURKE SHOWS WHY WE

BELIEVE IT WILL BE A

GAME-CHANGER.

Reporter: MILLENNIALS

SEE LIFE AND LOOK FOR

MEANING THROUGH A VARIETY

OF PLATFORMS, THAT

INCLUDES HOW THEY FIND

NEWS.

CALL IT A SHIFT IN

PERSPECTIVE.

"FAITH WIRE'S" GOAL IS TO

REACH YOUNG PEOPLE WHERE

THEY ARE AND SHOW THEM

WHAT GOD IS DOING IN THE

WORLD.

THIS GENERATION IS

REVOLUTIONIZING THE WAY

STORIES ARE TOLD, HOW THE

WORLD THINKS AND ACTS, AND

"FAITHWIRE" PLANS TO BE

THERE, NOT ONLY FUNNELING

INFORMATION BUT

ENCOURAGING A SHARED

EXPERIENCE.

FROM SMARTPHONES TO

TABLETS, PEOPLE'S STORIES

ARE EVERYWHERE.

"FAITHWIRE" WILL SHOWCASE

EXAMPLES OF SMALL

BEGINNINGS, TRIUMPHS, AND

HOPE, TOLD BY A DIVERSE

TEAM OF CONTRIBUTORS,

INCLUDING FORMER

MISS AMERICA, KERSTIN.

HEY, AMERICA, I'M SO

EXCITED TO BE STARTING MY

PODCAST COMING UP

SEPTEMBER 1st.

MAKE SURE YOU CLICK ON.

TALK TO YOU SOON.

Reporter: ANOTHER

STORY, "GOD AND GOTHAM,"

GOES TO NEW YORK CITY FOR

AN UNTOLD STORY ABOUT THE

PHENOMENON OF REGROWTH IN

THE BIG APPLE.

THERE IS A MOVEMENT

HAPPENING, AND IT IS

HAPPENING IN THE LAST

PLACE YOU WOULD EXPECT.

AN INSANE AMOUNT OF

PEOPLE, YOUNG PEOPLE,

MILLENNIALS, ARE FLOCKING

TO CHURCH HERE IN NEW YORK

CITY.

Reporter: PASTOR TIM

KELLER SAYS THE NUMBER OF

GOSPEL-TEACHING CHURCHES

HERE HAS NEARLY DOUBLED IN

JUST FIVE YEARS.

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IT USED TO BE A PLACE

WHERE I FELT I ALWAYS HAD

TO BE PERFECT.

AND THIS ALLOWS ME TO

EMBRACE MY EMPE IMPERFECTIONS,

AND THAT GOD STILL LOVES

ME.

SO I CAN STILL BE A HUMAN,

WITH FLAWS, AND STILL BE

LOVED BY GOD.

WHICH IS NOT AN IDEA I HAD

BEFORE.

Reporter: ALL PART OF

"FAITH WIRE'S" MISSION, TO

SPREAD LIGHT AND GIVE A

GENERATION THAT REFUSES TO

BE BOXED IN A WAY OUT.

Chris: TO FIND OUT

MORE ABOUT THE STORIES

"FAITHWIRE" IS DOING, YOU

CAN VISIT THE WEBSITE

TODAY AT faithwire.com.

> THAT'S ALL FOR THIS

EDITION OF "JERUSALEM

DATELINE."

THANKS FOR JOINING US.

AND REMEMBER YOU CAN

FOLLOW US, TOO, ON

Facebook, TWITTER, AND

INSTAGRAM.

I'M CHRIS MITCHELL, AND

WE'LL SEE YOU NEXT TIME ON

"JERUSALEM DATELINE."

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