COMING NEXT YEAR ... A NEW BOOK
* [6:9] The altar: this altar corresponds to the altar of holocausts in the temple in Jerusalem; see also Rev 11:1. Because of the witness…word of God: literally, “because of the word of God and the witness they had borne.”
ISIL - ISLAMIC STATE of IRAQ and the LEVANT
LEVANT - Cyprus, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine,
Syria, and Turkey
The above-right picture was the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians on a beach near Tripoli, Libya, where ISIL has established a new presence. I don't have proof that the location had some significance to ISIL, but this heinous crime was committed on the "Shores of Tripoli". This verse comes from the official hymn of the United States Marine Corps and it refers to Tripolitian War or the Barbary Coast War (1801-1805), was the first of two wars fought between the United States and the Northwest African Berber Muslim states.
Islamic State terrorist groups like Boko Haram, ISIL, ANF, ABM, AaS, AQIM, AQAP, Al-Shabaab and the Taliban are not Muslims, they're Monsters.
In the 14th book Surat Ibrahim (Abraham) of the Quran, it addresses these IS extremist groups abhorrent behavior from Satan vs the peaceful behavior from God for the vast majority of Muslims:
14:22-23. "22.When everything has been decided, Satan will say, 'God gave you a true promise. I too made promises but they were false ones: I had no power over you except to call you, and you responded to my call, so do not blame me; blame yourselves. I cannot help you, nor can you help me. I reject the way you associated me with God before.' A bitter torment awaits such wrongdoers,23. but those who believed and did good deeds will be brought into Gardens graced with flowing streams, there to remain with their Lord's permission: their greeting there is 'Peace’.
Someone once criticized me on Pinterest about not reading enough. I read and write about good vs evil and right now, that's all I have time for. My favorite books are the Bible and anything written by John le Carre.