“Copenhagen police shot and killed on Sunday morning (15 February) a man suspected to have carried out two terror attacks in the Danish capital over the weekend. ‘Once again Europe is shocked by what appears to be another brutal terrorist attack targeted at our fundamental values and freedoms, including the freedom of expression’” (EU Observer, February 15, 2015). The Danish-born Palestinian gunman opened fire on a conference about “freedom of expression” and later on a Jewish synagogue. He later died in a gun fight with police (ibid.). In response to the events, the Danish prime minister commented “We have tasted the ugly taste of fear and powerlessness that terror would like to create” (CNN, February 16, 2015).
It is sad to watch the tragedies of terrorist acts unfold in Europe and around the globe. The recent events in France and Denmark are tragic, but were prophesied to strike the Israelite-descended nations at the end of the age as a result of their sins. God warned, “I will even appoint terror over you… and cause sorrow of heart… I will set My face against you, and you shall be defeated by your enemies” (Leviticus 26:16-17). Sadly, as the Israelite nations turn away from God, we will see more tragedies like the ones that have just occurred, and these events may “push” a core of European nations to arm and unite as is also prophesied in Daniel 11:40-43.
For more on the future of Europe, be sure to read “Bible Prophecy and the European Dream.”