President Trump puts fight against ‘radical Islamic terrorism’ at heart of inauguration speech


The Times of Israel: In uncompromising address, new president promises to ‘reinforce old alliances,’ quotes Bible on ‘how good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity.’

“We will reinforce old alliances and form new ones, and unite the civilized world against radical Islamic terrorism, which we will eradicate completely from the face of the earth,” he declared, referring to the Islamist terror threat in language that his predecessor always preferred not to use.         

Opinion: There were more Scripture verses than any inauguration in history, but completely eradicating Islamic terror is not in any man’s job description.

To think differently would be treating terrorism as a recent problem.

Think of King David’s purchase of the threshing floor (temple mount) in 1000 BC as having taken place 500 years after the first terrorist stalked and drew Israelite blood.

Amalek traveled 900 miles to kill. He inherited the hate from his grandfather Esau. Amalek was so treacherous that the old and infirm were some of his favorite targets. When they would fall behind in the Exodus they met with certain death.

Amalek has been found in every generation since (Exodus 17:16.)

Our new president made a point of calling it what it is: radical Islamic terrorism. But when it is finally solved it will be Jesus Christ (Isa. 63:1-3; Rev. 19:13-15)  who does it, because the job is definitely above President Trump’s pay grade.