About Daniel Shayesteh

Dr Daniel was born into a Muslim family in Northern Iran. He became a radical Muslim leader and teacher of Islam in the militant Free Islamic Revolutionary Movement, closely supporting Ayatollah Khomeini. However, after falling out of favor with Khomeini’s political group, he escaped to Turkey where there began an amazing journey to faith in Jesus Christ.

Daniel's mission is to help others understand and lovingly respond to those who do not know Christ. He is also deeply concerned for the future of Western societies, their loss of confidence in Judeo-Christian values, and their persistent naivete about the implications of the world-wide Islamic revival.

Obama: A Second Carter for the Middle-East

Jimmy Carter received a Nobel Peace Prize for his great efforts in paving the way for peace and democracy in the Middle East. One of his masterpieces was a friendly approach to the Ayatollah Khomeini, who established the Islamic Republic of Iran, the same Republic which has been shedding the blood of thousands of Iranians and has become a threat to the world.

Jimmy Carter said to his fellow citizens that there was nothing to worry about the Iranian radicals of the 1979 Revolution.  Soon after this, his so called ‘peaceful Ayatollah’ took over the US embassy in Tehran and held its workers hostage for 444 days. Since then, the Ayatollah’s followers have been working diligently to attack American interests everywhere, and have even realized some of their anti-American objectives in some places via Hezbollah.

Carter has always tried to promote radicals as peaceful. His recent comment about the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood is another one of his shocking 'masterpieces'. He said that there is nothing to worry about the Muslim Brotherhood. The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood is the mother of contemporary terrorism.  It has given birth to Al-Qaeda, Hamas, Palestinian Liberation Army and almost all other Islamic terrorist groups in the Sunni countries.

The tolerance which Carter has shown toward radical Muslims is mind-blowing compared to his stand towards pro-democratic voices in the Middle-East. He hated the Shah of Iran, offering no help to him against radical Muslims.  Carter even rejected the Shah's requests to enter America for surgery. The Shah was a pro-Western king and America’s long standing friend in the Middle-East.

It seems that America has really been missing Carter-type peace laureates, and for that reason has handed Carter’s torch over to another Nobel Peace laureate, President Obama.

Obama has continued the task of encouraging people not to worry about radical Muslims, this time the Muslim Brotherhood, who may also, in turn, establish an Iranian-style terrorist government in Egypt. Not only does it seem to be acceptable for the Muslim Brotherhood to take government, or take part in government, in Egypt:  Obama is also trying to convince people to hold in high esteem the advances of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt’s struggle for peace and freedom.

Why are these presidents trying to teach Americans and the world to respect blood-thirsty radical Muslims? Are they trying to condition people to surrender? Are they trying to exalt the things radicals did in Iran and Lebanon in destroying secularism and democracy? Are they trying to hasten the unity of radical Muslims against Israel and the West? An interesting possibility!

Most Egyptians understand that the Muslim Brotherhood’s overriding focus is to establish Shari’a in Egypt and the world for the establishment of Islamic Imperialism: this is the dream of the Caliphate. In their own words, the Brotherhood have revealed that they cannot have peace with non-Muslims and their aim is to conquer Israel, America and the rest of the world. With their own actions they have proved they are serious about their claims. What more evidence do we need than their very own words and deeds to prove their inhumane stand towards humanity? Despite all the evidence, why do American presidents speak in favor of radical Muslims?

Americans have experienced evil things from the followers of the Muslim Brotherhood in their own homeland. There are more than enough credible documents which reveal the evil works and plans of the Muslim Brotherhood in and against America. Their followers have been pressing aggressively into all areas of American life in order to wage cultural and political warfare against its people, with the goal of eventually taking over from within, through infiltration of government agencies.

Are these presidents unaware of what the Muslim Brotherhood has done in America? Are they waiting for more to happen in order to accept the seriousness of the threat inside America itself?  One cannot help asking what is wrong with these leaders!

The problem with Obama, Carter and many other world leaders is not that they are unable to see the very obvious threats posed to their countries by radical Muslims. Their problem is hearts overcome by political correctness and dulled by relativistic and ambiguous moral standards. While a child is able to distinguish the difference between what is good and what is bad, some of our leaders hesitate and fail to do so. What do we need to do in the face of such damaging attitudes?

Let us pray that our leaders wake up to the enormity of the threats posed by radical Muslims to our countries and to the world. Let our leaders be a blessing to people rather than a curse. Let us raise our caring, prophetic and victorious voices in Christ in order to drown out the noise of hostile ones (Isaiah 25:4-5) and pave the way for the Coming King who cares for people from every nation, race and language group, including Muslims.

"For you have been a refuge to the poor,
   a refuge to the needy in their distress,
   a shelter from the rainstorm and a shade from the heat.
When the blast of the ruthless was like a winter rainstorm,

   the noise of aliens like heat in a dry place,
you subdued the heat with the shade of clouds;
   the song of the ruthless was stilled."