TIM LAHAYE LINKS BIBLE PROPHECY TO CURRENT EVENTS IN NEW SERIES (Rancho Mirage, California-AP) -- Christian author Tim LaHaye says his new fiction series isn't linked in any way with the "Left Behind" novels. He says the hero of "Babylon Rising" is a present-day archaeologist whose research into Biblical prophecy leads to adventure and spiritual conflict. LaHaye says his own studies of Bible prophecy make him wonder if a Babylon rebuilt in today's Iraq will become headquarters of a future world government. He's convinced that God has blessed America for supporting Israel and the Jewish people. But LaHaye says last night's Ramadan dinner for Muslims at the White House made him uncomfortable. In his words, "Allah is not the God of the Bible. It's not the God that we Christians worship."