In this video Imam Iqbal tells us that everyone passes over the fires of hell in a final judgement. The conversation shifted to how we are all dependent on God’s mercy. The imam explained that hell should be seen as purifying fires and a sort of “jail time” for the evil deeds done while alive but that God in His mercy can shorten the time spent in/over hell’s fire.
The war drums are beating again. “ISIS is just one airline ticket away from attacking the United States,” a senator said on the morning news. The President was to announce another round of policy changes in a speech that night. “We hope the President, in his speech tonight, does not tie our hands and get into what the US will and will not do.”
It seems the “go-to” tool is the military. If things begin to boil out of control, it must be time to bomb the pot. In between bombings, we ignore the pot as it simmers on the stove. Some say it is too expensive to invest in development programs abroad. We even have laws that prevent us from engaging. You have probably heard, “We don’t negotiate with terrorists.” At some point, to resolve issues, somebody has got to talk.