The Danish cartoons have stirred up the entire Islamic world. This may be a fulfilment of Daniel 11:11. Daniel prophesied that after the Invasion of Iraq the Middle East would be stirred up. I wondered how this would come about, but now it seems to be happening.
For many Moslems, the cartoons are the last straw, after a century of insults. These started with broken promises of Lawrence of Arabia and the cynical carve-up of Iraq and Syria to protect western oil interests and continued with the CIA-led overthrow of democratically elected governments in Iran and Iraq. The cartoons are just a final frustration that have triggered an explosion of anger.
Now the Middle East is really stirred up.
There are two consequences:
- Sunni and Shia Moslems are united on this issue.
- Iran's position as defender of Islam has been strenthened.