The Shofar is the ancient trumpet which called the people of God to prayer, repentance, sacrifice and war.

December 2003: SADDAM TRIAL 'IN IRAQ'

The arrest of Saddam Hussein is good news for President Bush and Tony Blair, but fear of possible revelations at his trial may lie behind their determination to have Saddam tried in Iraq.  His defence team will be certain to accuse both the American and British governments of supporting Saddam with weapons and training when he was our favoured despot in the Middle East, standing up for us against Islamic Iran.  Mr Bush and Mr Blair hope that a trial in Iraq, which is after all the logical choice, will generate less publicity than one anywhere else.  There is even the chance that Saddam could be assassinated en route.

With Saddam out of the way, the road is now clear for the forces of Islam to press for Iraq to become a full Sharia-law state.  In the meantime, blood will continue to be spilled and the million or so Iraqi Christians will be under threat.  Iraq and its people - especially our Christian brothers and sisters - are still in need of prayer.