Purpose Driven Terror? Rick Warren’s Syrian Trip an Outrage

November 15, 2006

MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, Nov. 14 /Christian Newswire/ — The Syrian News Agency today is featuring glowing reports of American evangelical celebrity pastor Rick Warren’s junket to Syria. After reporting yesterday on Rick Warren’s meeting on Syrian-American relations with President Bashar al-Assad, the news agency SANA reports the following about Mr. Warren’s meeting with a Syrian Mufti today.

“The Mufti called for conveying the real image of Syria, national unity and its call to spread peace, amity and justice to the American people which the US administration has distorted their image before the world.

Pastor Warren expressed admiration of Syria and the coexistence he saw between Muslims and Christians, stressing that he will convey this image to his church and country.”

Rick Warren also is quoted as saying that 80 percent of the American people oppose what the Administration is doing in Iraq. We at VCY America Radio Network are appalled and angered that Rick Warren is praising a nation that has long supported international terrorism and that desires the utter destruction of Israel. The U.S. State Department reports that Syria–along with Iran–gives the Lebanese militia Hezbollah “substantial amounts of financial, training, weapons, explosives, political, diplomatic, and organizational aid.” The State Department also has documented that Iranian arms destined for Hezbollah pass through Syria on an ongoing basis. Syria has also let Hezbollah operate in Lebanon and attack Israel, the results of which were seen in the July, 2006 violence between Hezbollah and Israel in which many lost their lives. Experts further believe that Syria is the source of the weapons and insurgents that are taking the lives of Iraqi and American soldiers on a nearly daily basis in Iraq.

The International Counter Terrorism organization as well as the U.S. State Department has extensive information regarding Syria’s history of using terrorism to accomplish political ends. It is an affront to Israelis and Americans both that Rick Warren, whose expertise is in the building of evangelical megachurches, now fancies himself a foreign policy expert and official international man of peace. The pastor has no business involving himself in any role that appears to be representative of the United States and his promise to Syria to present a brighter view of that nation to America and Saddleback members demonstrates his willingness to serve as a mindless shill for a nation that embraces terror as a legitimate way of solving problems.

Rick Warren owes an apology to Israel, to the American people and to the victims of Syrian sponsored terror whose blood continues to soak the earth’s soil.

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3 Responses to “Purpose Driven Terror? Rick Warren’s Syrian Trip an Outrage”


  1. […] Blogger: Unpopular Arab Thoughts That All Arabs Have ThoughtArticle: Purpose Driven Terror? Rick Warren’s Syrian Trip an OutrageOriginaly Posted On: 2006-11-15 01:21:09 […]

  2. Russell Says:

    You are seriously flawed in your reporting and belief about what you read about Rick in Syrian papers. What he said about American opinions about Iraq were from what her read int he USA/Today poll…that is published and distributed around the globe. He actually conferred with the state department before even taking the trip. And what a plus to have a srtong Christian shaking hands for peace…your moniker for “obliterating Islam” is right inline with what is wrong with this world…Dr. Martin Luther King you cannot achieved peaceful end through destructive means…only peace can bring about peace. Live & Breathe that…..

  3. ahmedsalib Says:

    Thank you for your comment, Dr. Ad Hominem.
    I merely share what is sent me, I never said I endorsed it!

    Also, obliterating Islam is truly the only way to bring peace, or at least avoid cataclysm. If you don’t believe me (I know Faisal doesn’t) then you really and truly don’t know. You have led sheltered lives and do not know that Islam’s true prophet is Osama Bin Laden and if anyone deserved 72 houris and all-you-can-drink ‘pure wine’ (I thought liquor was forbidden, Mo?) and all the little young boys you can mess around with, it is he. I wish you peace, Russell. And I am sorry, Faisal, for not having responded yet, I have been slammed with patients this week and last. Happy American thanksgiving.


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