Russian President Dmitry Medvedev illustrated his call for a supranational currency to replace the dollar by pulling from his pocket a sample coin of a ‘united future world currency.’
Another source, Breitbart.com, reports that
even if Russia’s call for a global currency failed to gain much traction at a G8 summit, President Dmitry Medvedev took home a coin meant to symbolize that the dream may one day come true.
Rosenberg is the author of several best-sellers, from his fictional Political Thrillers series (5 so far) to his first non-fiction Epicenter: How the Current Rumblings in the Middle East Will Change Your World.
His latest non-fiction work, Inside the Revolution: How the Followers of Jihad, Jefferson & Jesus Are Battling to Dominate the Middle East and Transform the Word explores Muslim Radicals, Reformers, and Revivalists and the role they play in the Middle East. From the inside flap:
The Followers of Jihad: On April 1, 1979, Iran became the first Islamic republic in history. Three decades later, the shock waves from the Iranian Revolution are still being felt around the globe [and] we are rapidly approaching the most dangerous moment in the history of the Iranian Revolution.
Iran’s senior leaders have stated publicly that the end of the world is imminent. They are feverishly trying to build, buy or steal nuclear weapons. Iran, however, is not the only threat. Osama bin Laden and his al Qaeda terrorist network remain a clear and present danger to U.S. national security. What the Radicals need most is Western ignorance, apathy, and lack of moral clarity. If the West can be lulled to sleep, then the Radicals will soon be able to pull off a series of attacks that make 9/11 pale by comparison and could leave millions dead.
The Followers of Jefferson: “Are there any Muslims out there who think the Radicals are crazy and are willing to fight back against the jihadists?” I am often asked. “Where are the Muslim leaders who are promoting freedom and opportunity and trying to create and expand democracy, as difficult as that may be in the modern Middle East?”
Here are the answers: “Yes, absolutely,” and “They’re out there, but they don’t get nearly enough attention.” While not all Reformers are full-blown Jeffersonian democrats, a growing number of Muslim leaders are, in fact, seeking to follow and emulate Thomas Jefferson’s teachings and example. And they are not simply talking about the power of representative government; they are actually gaining real political power and wielding game-changing influence in critical countries in the Middle East.
The Followers of Jesus: You rarely hear about it on the news. But the big, untold story is that more Muslims are coming to faith in Jesus Christ today than at any other time in human history. During the course of interviewing more than 150 Christian leaders in the epicenter, I have been able to assemble enough data and anecdotal evidence to paint a picture of how powerfully the God of the Bible is moving to draw Muslims into His family.
The head of one leading Iranian ministry told me: “Based on all the things we are seeing inside Iran today, I personally believe that if every Iranian who secretly believes in Jesus could come forward right now and declare his or her faith publicly, the number would top a million.”
And on Friday evening, September 11, 2009, Joel and Lt.-General (ret.) Jerry Boykin, former commander of Delta Force, “will host a national town hall meeting to discuss the threat of Radical Islam, the future of Israel, and the role of the Church in the Middle East.” This is sure to be an informative, stimulating discussion.
I take the time and space to present Rosenberg and his works because it is difficult to find Middle East experts that are both conservatively evangelical and balanced. Thus far I have found Rosenberg to be both. His blog and email updates have been informative and challenging. I trust that they will be helpful to MM readers who subscribe to them.