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.

Serious Problems Facing Our Nations

Authoritarian beliefs and agents are sinking their roots deeper in non-Islamic countries day after day. They are also dominating Muslim nations one by one. Yet people tend to keep quiet against these destructive powers, even if they are concerned and fear that their security is vanishing.  Subservience towards political leaders and an unquestioning faith in multiculturalism have made silence a common response among so many.

Western leaders and the media, in particular in America, supported the so-called 'Arab Spring' revolutionaries who were working for the establishment of freedom. But now we see that the vast majority of those Egyptian so-called 'freedom fighters' have revealed themselves to be defenders of Al-Qaida and the Shari’a of Islam. The Muslim Brotherhood and Salafists have now won seventy two percent of seats in Egypt’s lower house, and are marching ever onwards to achieve the full dominance and destruction of any non-Islamic presence in Egypt.  One should also be aware that the Muslim Brotherhood has established a strong presence in America and across Europe, and is achieving success in imposing some Islamic beliefs on the non-Islamic majority.

In a similar way, western countries spent billions of western tax payers’ dollars in Libya and handed over the country to Islamists and pro-Al-Qaida fighters.

There we are! Our politicians are expected to do their best to protect their nation’s interests in Islamic countries, but through their support,  the so-called ‘Arab Spring’ has turned out to be a great loss for their own nations as well as the Muslim nations. They put pressure on Muslim presidents and prime ministers, who were fighting Islamic terrorism, to step down for the sake of democracy, which is indeed a cause worth fighting for. Yet these leaders have gone now and their countries have fallen into the hands of Islamists who support terrorism. The presence of five committed Muslims in the White House might have been a great factor in paving the way for the collapse of Hosni Mubarak, who opposed Islamic terrorism and posed no threat to western interests. The media who promoted these changes are now ignoring their own failure.  Instead they call this a great foreign policy success, though all the success seems to belong solely to the Islamists.

Isn’t this shocking! The collapse of the western allies and the rise of tyrannical Muslims to power is now trumpeted as successful foreign policy. Several months ago, the western media and politicians said that the Muslim Brotherhood was a small and insignificant group in Egypt and could not win a majority of votes. Now, the Islamists have won a majority, and the media is twisting the facts to present their abject failure as a success!

It was crystal clear to us, who lived in the Middle-East and knew the Islamists’ ethics, that the collapse of nationalistic dictators in the Middle-East would result in the rise of Islamists. We were also aware that if a country spoke or acted in favor of Islamists’ rule it would expose the interest of their own nation to the threats of intolerant Islamists. For this reason, we wrote and raised our voices against such initiatives and prayed for our politicians to suspend their support of the Islamists.
Sadly, our political leaders took advantage of wide-spread passivity and silence and went their own way. Now, radical Muslims in Egypt, Libya and others on the way are planning to send their representatives to the United Nation (UN) and replace their ambassadors.

Even though Muslim terrorists have hidden themselves so far, they have cost western security services trillions of dollars each year. But soon they will have representatives at the UN and ambassadors in each country. Imagine when supporters of terrorism are in charge in the UN, partnering with our politicians and taking part in global decision-making. The UN will be used (and is being used) as a launching pad for attacks against freedom lovers and Israel.

The problem is not just the access of Islamists to higher positions nationally or internationally, but their global threats to Jews, Christians and all others who do not align themselves with Islamic law. Their strength equates to strong persecution of non-Muslims.

A great persecution is awaiting the world, in particular western countries. If we do not wake up and speak out, making sacrifices for freedom, and do not become the light and salt of Christ for every aspect of peoples’ lives, including politics, a bitter persecution will overtake our nations and the generations to come.

Let us pray to the beautiful Christ to open our eyes to the depths of His love and care, so that we can love and care for our nations and the world and defend the rights of nations against the agents of terrorism and authoritarian rule.

I close with the words of Jesus:
"The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field." Matthew 9:37, 38 (CEV)