Category Archive: Islam

May 10

Iran-We Will Destroy All Saudi Arabia but Not Mecca & Medina

May 08, 2017

Tehran, in response to Saudi Arabia’s most recent threats, said it would destroy all of the Saudi kingdom besides Mecca and Medina.

Responding to Saudi Arabia’s latest threats to take their conflict inside Iran, Tehran said it will leave nothing standing in the kingdom except for Muslim holy cities of Mecca and Medina if the Saudis do anything “ignorant,” Al-Manar reports.

“We warn them against doing anything ignorant, but if they do something ignorant, we will leave nowhere untouched apart from Mecca and Medina,” Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan told Arabic-speaking Al-Manar channel, as cited by Reuters.

“They think they can do something because they have an air force,” he added in an apparent reference to Riyadh’s bombing of Yemen, where Iran-affiliated Houthi forces are being routinely targeted by the Saudi Air Force.

Dehghan’s comment followed unusually blunt remarks by Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who said on Tuesday that any struggle for influence between Riyadh and Tehran would take place “inside Iran, not in Saudi Arabia.”

In a rare interview broadcast on multiple Saudi TV channels, the 31-year-old prince, who was named in 2015 by his father, King Salman, as successor to the throne, outlined his vision of modern-day Iran.

Making use of sectarian terms, Prince Salman said Iran is eager “to control the Islamic world” and to spread its Shiite doctrine, according to AP.

When asked if there is a mere possibility to mend ties with Iran, the prince said: “How can I come to an understanding with someone, or a regime, that has an anchoring belief built on extremist ideology?”

The prince, who is also in charge of the Sunni kingdom’s economy, argued that the predominantly-Shiite Iran aims to reach Mecca – the holiest site for all Muslims.

“We will not wait until the fight is inside Saudi Arabia and we will work so that the battle is on their side, inside Iran, not in Saudi Arabia,” he threatened without elaborating.

Ties between regional powers Saudi Arabia and Iran have been strained since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, but tensions began to mount rapidly over the past few years.

Perhaps the most significant flare-up happened in January last year, when Riyadh executed Nimr al-Nimr, a prominent Shiite preacher. Massive demonstrations erupted in Tehran, with some protesters ransacking the Saudi embassy and setting it ablaze.

The next day, Saudi Arabia cut diplomatic ties with Iran, though Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said there was no justification for the assault.

The incident took place amid the infamous Saudi intervention in Yemen aimed at restoring the power of ousted President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi.

Riyadh accuses Tehran of waging a proxy war there by arming and supplying Houthi rebels, though Iran denies the allegations. According to UN estimates, the Saudi-led invasion of Yemen killed over 13,000 civilians during the two years of the conflict.

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May 01

Christians Prepare To Build The World’s Largest Statue Of Jesus In The World’s Most Populous Muslim Nation

By Andrew Bieszad on April 26, 2017 in Featured, General

Indonesia is the most populous Muslim nation in the world, and right now Christians are working on making it home of the world’s largest statue of Jesus as well.

According to a report, the statue is planned to be almost twice the size of the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil:

Authorities in the Papua region of Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim nation, are reportedly planning to build the world’s largest statue of Jesus Christ, which would dwarf the famous “Christ the Redeemer” statue in Brazil.

The statue, which would be built at the top of Puncak Gunung Swajah in the city of Jayapura, would cost somewhere between $22.6 million to $37.6 million, which is a significant amount of money for Papua, where 28.5 percent of the population live below the poverty line.

Mambaya explained that the Jesus statue would be at least 165 feet tall in height, with a base of 328 feet, which is far larger than Rio De Janeiro’s “Christ the Redeemer,” which is 98 feet tall, though adding in the platform rises to 124 feet.

“We will build an elevator in the statue of Jesus Christ, like the one in Jakarta’s Monumen Nasional, in order to see the entire city of Jayapura through the eyes of Jesus,” Mambaya added.

Although a location for the proposed statue has been chosen, the provincial government is still waiting for approval from the regional parliament in order to go ahead with the building project, so the plans are not yet finalized.

If built, the monument would also be taller than the “Christ of Peace” statue in Bolivia, which stands at over 112 feet in height.

The title of the tallest Jesus statue in the world has changed hands on a few occasions over the past decades, with USA Today reporting in 2015 that the 118-foot-tall “Christ the King” in western Poland being the tallest at that time

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May 01

Bible Prophecy Fulfilling At Alarming Speed: Turkey Is Declaring That They Are “The Beast Rising Out Of The Dead”

By Walid Shoebat

When I read the news from Erdogan’s demonic mouthpiece these days, the words seem to jump right out of prophecy, right out of scripture and without a doubt, what we will show here is prophecy fulfilling right before your very eyes. They even speak literally of Erdogan visiting the graves and reviving dead spirits. Here, read some shockers:

İbrahim Karagül, Erdogan’s favorite mouthpiece at Yeni Safak writes today:

“A new Turkey reality will stand out with the political identity of our past

What past?

That “past” is the wounded Ottoman Empire coming back to life.

And when scripture in John’s Apocalypse says: “And I saw another beast rising up out of the earth” it is speaking of a wounded empire in the process of resurrecting from burial since symbolically it was buried beneath the earth and then comes back to life, to resurrect, following the exact political, religious and expansionist system from its past glory.

Empires that die do not revive. Today there are no Egyptian Empire, Mughal Empire, Roman Empire, Grecian Empire, Persian Empire …

Such expression as a ‘rising beast’ (empire) is exactly what we see read from İbrahim Karagül, Erdogan’s favorite mouthpiece at Yeni Safak:

The rising period post-World War I has started now, just as it started after the Crusades, just as it started after the Mongolian invasion. This is the third rising period after the third shock.

So what constitutes this “third rising”? Karagül explains:

Turkey, which has been putting up a relentless fight against the global tutelage system, which has been displaying an example of “relentless resistance,” overcame the intervention of almost the entire world, “counter-revolution” scenarios and has now managed to draw a hard-to-intervene path for itself. This has thus triggered that “rising period,” the period of “Turkey’s becoming a star” that we have all been waiting for. The era of being trapped into Anatolia  is over.

This “trapped” beast “executed all the power of the former beast” “the first beast” “whose wound to death was healed”. The Ottomans are no longer “trapped in Anatolia” and will expand via warfare. It broke the shackles out of its abyss.

“Following this stage, it [Turkey] needs to make the utmost investment in power” writes Karagül hinting that the time for war is coming after the completion of this resurrection in 2023.

And what is this new empire representing? This former beast had seven dynasties that persecuted Christendom. No other power has persecuted the church more than the seven Islamic dynasties from Rashidun, Umayyad, Abbasid, Fatimid, Ayyubid, Almohad and ending at the Ottoman, which was wounded when the threat to Christendom ended by the fall of the Ottomans.

Now its all coming back. John even warned of its rising:

And I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns, like a lamb, and he spoke as a dragon. And he executed all the power of the former beast [the seven headed beast] in his sight; and he caused the earth, and them that dwell therein, to adore the first beast, whose wound to death was healed.

Hello. “To adore the first beast, whose wound to death was healed.”

It really can’t get any simpler than this. A Bethlehem shepherd would get it, but a scholar?

For how many centuries did these so-called Bible scholars muddy this prophecies. This rising threat “adores the first beast, whose wound to death was healed” and Karagül says: “A new Turkey reality will stand out with the political identity of our past” to heed the prior structure, the Ottoman Empire which according to Karagül has been healed.

Such re-arising from the dead is being depicted in bizarre hints. Karagül says that with Erdogan’s victory “Both Yavuz and Fatih are here now”.

Say what? Yavus and Fatih died nearly six centuries ago. How could they be “here now”?

Are Muslims all of the sudden into Hindu re-incanation?

Indeed. Turkey’s Sufi Islam is in to all sorts of dung. Erdogan now has their spirit in him so that when they behold Erdogan, they behold Muhammad, Allah and all the Muslim sages in the past.

Yavus is Yavuz Sultan Selim I and Fatih is Mehmed II commonly known as Mehmed the Conqueror who took the mantle from the Christian Roman Byzantine Empire in 1452.

Karagül makes it clear that when Erdogan visited the graves of the dead heroes, that he was sending a clear message that Erdogan obtained the spirits of the dead who will accompany Erdogan during his journey to Caliphatehood:

Now, Erdoğan is accompanied on this path by Yavuz, Fatih and Kanuni as much as by Necmettin Erbakan and Turgut Özal. The message is clear.

Erdogan is claimed to be literally “accompanied” by the spirits of these dead icons of Ottoman heroes.

They believe that they have not only revived an empire, but dead spirits.

Indeed it is a clear and utterly demonic revival of a dead empire which is coming after the seed of the woman (Mary’s children), the martyrs of Jesus Christ.

The April 16 “yes” decision that resulted from the referendum, Karagül says “is a history, a struggle for power” that says “who is like the beast, who can make war with him”. After all, according to Erdogan’s mouthpiece, this “rising period” started before “after the Crusade” war and after “the Mongolian invasion”.

This “third rising period” to us Christians is the “second rising period” of Islam’s seven caliphate dynasties coming as the “eighth”.

This “rising period” according to Erdogan will take six years from now to land at 2023.

To Karagül:

“There is no doubt that this step [April 16th victory] will take its place in the pages of history as ‘the day of great transformation’. In other words, a new history has begun.”

What is happening in Turkey debunks the modern biblical scholars who did not see it coming because they focused on Rome. Even the demon infested Karagül gets it:

“the European Union are beginning to collapse and new power axis are forming.”

With all the lousy interpretations of John’s Apocalypse saying that the Holy Spirit is what stops the beast from rising until He, the Holy Spirit, is “removed out of the way”.

What utter nonsense. The hatred of Rome generates faulty interpretations. The text was speaking of the mystery of iniquity which is already at work. He who now holdethdo hold is the very Pope of the Holy Roman Empire, which restrained Islam and heresy and it combated Islam. The haters of Rome therefore must be the heretic for they agree on one goal with the Muslim: the destruction of Rome.

This Christendom is slowly falling away and is being taken out of the way. One can even argue that the European Union and NATO which were designed to hold the rise of such tyrannies are slowly being taken out of the way with the praise by foolish crowds.

Europe is no longer “holy” and is turning into all sorts of syncretism, atheism, neopaganism and ultranationalism.

“The game-setters” according Karagül “did everything they can to ‘stop Turkey’” from coming out of the dead.

And in the Muslim world, there is jubilation. The Turkish Hurriet Daily reports:

“From Beirut to Tripoli, in many areas in the Middle East, Arabs have been campaigning on social media for Recep Tayyip Erdoğan,” Janna Jabbour told France 24.

“Why? Because for many in the Middle East, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan represents a hope to balance relations between the East and West. He is the leader to stand up to the West to say that the Middle East and Muslims are not subjugated by imperialist Westerners,” she added.

What can I tell you. I’ve been sounding the trumpet for decades. The Turks are coming.

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Apr 24

Expert: Turkey’s president dreams of new Ottoman Empire

Joel Richardson sees NATO ally becoming ‘radical nationalist Islamist nation’

As Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, continues to consolidate power in the formerly secular nation, one of the foremost experts on Middle East geopolitics is sounding a desperate warning.

Erdogan is just getting started.

“I’ve been saying this for 12 years,” said Joel Richardson, New York Times bestselling author of “The Islamic Antichrist” and “Mideast Beast.” “I’ve said for years: ‘Watch Turkey. Watch Turkey. It’s going to become a radical nationalist Islamist nation.’”

Richardson made the comments on a recent episode of the “Shaun Tabatt Show” as the author discussed his newest book, “Mystery Babylon.” Though Richardson believes Saudi Arabia and its city of Mecca is the real “Mystery Babylon,” he says Turkey is turning out to be an end times actor in its own right, and the tensions between the Sunni Islamic powers of Turkey and Saudi Arabia will shape the Middle East in the coming years.

Richardson’s warning of an Islamist, anti-democratic Turkey is now widely accepted among geopolitical analysts, many of whom are deeply concerned the NATO nation, once spoken of as a potential member of the European Union, is being systematically transformed into an anti-Western power.

“The silence of the world’s great democracies as the Middle East’s one great democracy slips toward authoritarianism has been deafening for Turks,” wrote Elliot Ackerman in Foreign Policy. Steven Cook suggested in the same publication Erdogan’s recent election victory means the end of modern Turkey itself, as Erdogan derives more inspiration from the Ottoman Empire than the secular, democratic values of Ataturk, the founder of the Turkish Republic.

As Dexter Filkins noted in the New Yorker, Erdogan was once viewed as a reformer in the Islamic world whom “every leader in the West wanted … to succeed.” Now, however, he has essentially brought “Turkish democracy to an end.”

Richardson, who has closely followed Middle East politics in his effort to spread the Gospel in the region and who chronicled rising Turkish nationalism in his film “End Times Eyewitness,” sees a deeper pattern unfolding as Erdogan continues his rise: something embedded within the pages of Scripture. He argues Turkey and Iran are on a path to conflict, and it will be Turkey that will eventually lead a coalition of Islamic nations against Israel.

“I believe Turkey is going to lead this coming Antichrist coalition,” he said.

However, though Saudi Arabia and Turkey are currently working together to confront the Shiite power of Iran, Richardson argues conflict between the two powers is inevitable.

“Why would Turkey be in conflict with Saudi Arabia?” he asked rhetorically. “They’re actually uniting right now against Iran. Well, the reason is because historically Turkey, the heart of the Ottoman Empire, controlled the Middle East for 500 years. … And they have a long memory. They believe that the Saudis, they just made up this kingdom, they have no history of being kings, they just said ‘we’re kings,’ the Turks feel as if they’ve taken their property.

“In many ways, Turkey and Saudi Arabia are the competing Sunni alpha dogs of the region. Egypt is sort of the intellectual head of the Sunni world … but in terms of who would lead, it’s really down to those two.”

Richardson ventured specific geopolitical predictions on the “Shaun Tabatt Show” for believers to watch for.

“I believe that Turkey will eventually conquer Iran, and Iran will come under the sway of this emerging Turkish neo-Ottoman empire,” he said.

“The Turks want to revive the empire that ruled the Middle East for 500 years. And I believe that in the midst of that, the Saudis, who are in league with the United States, are going to be a tremendous roadblock to Turkey re-establishing the historical caliphate, the Islamic form of government. And it’s for that reason that I think eventually we’ll see Turkey, and all the nations that come under her sway, eventually turn on Saudi Arabia, and as the prophecy says, devour her and burn her body with fire.”

Though Turkey is in the headlines today, Richardson claims it is Saudi Arabia that is ultimately at the heart of the spiritual challenge facing Christians, as it contains the city of Mecca. In his newest book, Richardson identifies “Mystery Babylon” as Mecca, which he calls the “greatest city of paganism in human history.”

“‘Babylon the Great’ is primarily two things,” explained Richardson. “It is a religious entity, a corrupt, religiously corrupting influence and an economic influence. Religiously speaking, Mecca is the greatest city of idolatry ever known, 1.26 billion people bowing five times a day toward that idol, known as the Kaaba, with its black meteorite embedded into the corner, shrouded with a black shroud in the same way that Muslim women are covered. You can look at the various worship that goes around the Kaaba … and it is dripping with paganism. The whole practice of circumambulation, thoroughly Hindu and Buddhist practices, you don’t see that anywhere in the Bible.”

Richardson argues ominous symbolism identified with Islam can even be found in the Bible.

“The very symbol of the crescent moon, of course,” Richardson said. “You can go back into the Bible when Gideon killed Zebah and Zalmunna, these pagan Midianite kings. What were they wearing? They were wearing crescent moon symbols.”

Richardson further explained the famous passage in Isaiah 14, which refers to a “morning star,” often is interpreted to be Lucifer as the “crescent moon.”

“Satan himself is referred to biblically by the crescent moon,” said Richardson. “This is the very symbol that Muslims worship on top of mosques, etc.”

As an increasing number of intelligence reports confirm, Saudi Arabia is funding extremists and terrorist movements around the world.

“When you look at al-Qaida, you look at ISIS, Boko Haram, Abu Sayyaf, Al-Shabaab, any of these radical groups, the Taliban … they find their ideological genesis in Saudi Arabia,” said Richardson. “They find their financing from Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia is the fountain, is the womb of all of this bloodshed we’re seeing all over the earth. Christians disappearing from the Middle East, being attacked in Europe. Where does it come from? It comes from Saudi Arabia.”

Ultimately, Richardson predicts Turkey will destroy Saudi Arabia. Yet the real threat to Christians, spiritually and physically, is not a particular state, but the religion of Islam itself.

“Islam is not simply just another false religion in a series,” Richardson said. “Islam is actually the mother of all false religions. It is the greatest numerically in terms of its impact. In human history, there has not been another false religion as large as Islam. But it is also in many ways that perfect Antichrist, the perfect counterfeit religion.”

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Apr 24

Christians Facing Uncertainty After Major Conservative Islamic Victory in Jakarta Elections

“The challenge now as we come out of this election … is just the challenge of, what political rights are Christians going to have moving forward? Was this simply a political election where one person put forward their ideas, another person put forward their ideas, and the voters went for the other guy?” Todd Nettleton of Voice of the Martyrs USA posed in an article for Mission Network News on Thursday.

“Or how much did it play into the fact that this was a Christian and that radical Muslims within Indonesia are saying, ‘We shouldn’t have a Christian in this leadership role. As a Muslim, you should vote for a Muslim, regardless of what their politics are.'”

As CNN reported, Ahok conceded his loss in a re-election bid on Wednesday, which is being seen as a victory for the country’s conservative Islamic population.

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Apr 07

Very ominous warning’ from Turkish strongman just ‘a preview’

Radical Muslims now ‘view Europe as an extension of their territory’

Published: 13 hours ago

Paul Bremmer

Turkish citizens living in Europe are heading to the polls this week to vote on a referendum calling for expanded powers for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Members of Turkish expatriate communities in Germany, France, Austria, Denmark and Switzerland are able to cast their ballots between March 27 and April 9 at Turkish consulates.

When Turkish ministers from the ruling Justice and Development Party infamously tried to campaign for the referendum in Germany and the Netherlands, officials in those countries barred them from doing so, citing security concerns.

The moves prompted Erdogan to fly into a rage and declare: “If Europe continues this way, no European in any part of the world can walk safely on the streets. Europe will be damaged by this.”

Germany might have been able to brush aside the threat if it weren’t home to a sizable Turkish population. Roughly 3.7 percent of the country’s 82 million residents are Turks, and 1.4 million of those Turks are eligible to vote in the referendum.

Philip Haney, a former Customs and Border Protection officer who co-authored “See Something, Say Nothing: A Homeland Security Officer Exposes the Government’s Submission to Jihad,” said it’s an ominous sign for Europe that Turkish ministers felt the need to go into European countries to campaign for a Turkish referendum in front of Europe’s large Turkish population.

“It tells me they view Europe as an extension of their territory, of their sovereignty, of their influence,” Haney told WND. “This is a preview of what we can expect in the time ahead: an inordinate amount of malevolent influence exerted by rulers of countries, in this case in the Middle East, interfering with the sovereign authority of countries in Europe directly, no pretense.”

Erdogan’s threats amount to nothing less than a breach of European sovereignty, in Haney’s view. He noted German and Dutch leaders had the right, as leaders of sovereign nations, to deny entry to the Turkish ministers if they believed their presence would threaten public security.

“Erdogan’s saying that non-Muslim countries don’t have sovereign rights,” Haney said. “He’s saying, ‘If you do something we don’t like, there might be war.’”

Unfortunately, because there are so many Turks living in Europe, European leaders have no choice but to take Turkey’s threats seriously, according to Haney.

“Look what happened when these countries said, ‘No, no campaigning for Turkish leaders in our country.’ What happened?” Haney asked rhetorically. “They had riots.

“These people are supposedly the equivalent of lawful permanent residents, green-card holders. They’re supposed to be pledging allegiance to the countries that they’re going to, not making a fifth column for Turkey, and that’s why they didn’t let the Turkish ministers in. And Erdogan is threatening, ‘Look, this is what we can do. We can have riots in your cities. One word from me and they will break out into the streets.’ A very ominous warning.”

Michael Maloof, a former senior security policy analyst in the office of the secretary of defense, agreed Europe must take Erdogan very seriously because of the large Turkish diaspora residing in Europe.

“What happened was that by preventing the Turkish leaders from coming in, it got the Turkish diaspora – those are the expatriates living in Europe – to rise up to defend Erdogan in effect,” Maloof told WND.

Maloof, author of “A Nation Forsaken,” believes Germany and the Netherlands should have allowed the Turkish ministers into their countries to campaign. He admitted there was a high prospect of rioting, and the European countries probably made their decision more out of security concerns than anti-Turkish animus, but he still believes the countries could help defuse tensions by allowing the ministers in.

“They should allow the speakers to come in to show that they are forthcoming, to show that democracy is still prevalent,” Maloof suggested. “The Netherlands and Germany basically showed the limitation on their democracy, and you’re dealing with diplomats from another country, and they’re supposed to be a member of NATO. I think the decision should have been to allow them to come in, just provide security, insist that there be security and peaceful gatherings, like we do here, and allow them to speak.

But the Dutch and the Germans basically panicked, in my opinion.”

Maloof said the fundamental problem is that Europe’s large Turkish communities, rather than assimilating into their host societies, remain isolated.

“Turks have never been integrated into the German society or the European society simply because Europeans are fundamentally xenophobic,” Maloof declared. “They believe in homogeneous countries. We saw that as a result of World War II. They’re highly prejudiced against outsiders, and as long as these ethnicities stay within their own enclaves, then the rest of Europe is happy until they start pouring out into the street. And that isolation is what has helped contribute to the rising problem that we’re seeing in Europe of Islamic radicalism.”

Maloof said the social problem has been years in the making, but Europeans have done nothing about it.

“It isn’t an economic issue,” he insisted. “It’s the isolation in the communities – that’s where professional people get radicalized and take off, and you have many Turks and other ethnicities in Europe that have done well economically. They haven’t necessarily assimilated, however, into the economy like we have here in the United States.”

In addition to threatening European safety, Erdogan also called Turks the “future of Europe” and called on his countrymen living on the continent to have many children as an act of revenge against the West.

“Go live in better neighborhoods,” the president implored. “Drive the best cars. Live in the best houses. Make not three, but five children. Because you are the future of Europe. That will be the best response to the injustices against you.”

Here Erdogan was threatening civilization jihad – the transformation of a non-Muslim society from within so it may eventually be subverted and brought under Islamic law, according to Haney. He pointed out civilization jihad is the ultimate goal of the Muslim Brotherhood in North America, as laid out in the group’s 1991 “Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Brotherhood in North America.”

Although various Muslim clerics have threatened jihad, either violent or civilizational, over the years, Haney does not recall an Islamic head of state openly threatening conflict with the West in his lifetime.

Perhaps Erdogan is trying to position himself as the leader of the worldwide Muslim community, Haney suggested. The Turkish president has already earned that blessing from Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the top cleric and spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood. Speaking at a festival last April, Qaradawi referred to Erdogan as “Sultan,” saying Ottoman sultans were always the best defenders of Islam, and the world’s 1.7 billion Muslims should give Erdogan their allegiance.

Qaradawi declared: “Who can make war with Sultan Recep Tayyip Erdogan? He became the Muslim world’s defender fighting in the name of Islam and the Quran and Shariah. He speaks standing firm in the faces of tyrants to tell them NO!”

Haney noted the Quran seems to condone the destruction of national borders, which is essentially what Erdogan has threatened to do. Sura 13, verse 41 and Sura 21, verse 44 both speak of Allah reducing the borders of non-Muslim nations.

“My point is that Erdogan’s backed by the international Muslim Brotherhood in what he’s doing, and it’s compliant with Shariah law,” Haney said. “Erdogan is basically pushing out his influence with the authorization of well-known, global-level Muslim Brotherhood leaders, and it all complies with the Quran.”

Haney thinks that just as the U.S. needs to pause and reevaluate whether its immigration policy is threatening public safety, Europe should step back and consider whether Turkey can be a trusted EU partner at this point.

“Erdogan doesn’t show any signs of going towards democracy; he’s showing signs of going toward a dictatorship, so just on that alone if they want to maintain the appearance of democratic forms of government, it should put them at pause,” he said.

Maloof, for his part, thinks Erdogan has doomed Turkey’s decades-long bid to join the European Union. He does not believe the Turkish president is gaining any stature in the eyes of the international community by threatening Europe.

“I think people are really fearful of him. They don’t know what he wants to do, plus he’s running against both the U.S. and Russian direction in Syria right now by going after the Kurds, and the Kurds are helping both the Russians and the U.S. in fighting ISIS in Syria,” Maloof said. “So I think he’s already isolated himself pretty much from the EU, but he stands an increasing chance of doing the same toward Russia and the U.S.”

Maloof said Erdogan’s desire to go after the Kurds could rip his country apart.

“It could lead to a civil war; I think it could lead to a civil war inside of Turkey the way he’s progressing right now,” Maloof predicted.

“I think that’s where it’s heading ultimately, because the Kurds are 20 percent of the population, plus he has the Alawite population inside of Turkey. That’s also a large minority inside of Turkey from Syria. So if they all gang up on him, he’s going to have some real issues. Plus, he’s not confident that he has the full support of the military, and the Gulen movement internally has also been able to penetrate a lot of the political and economic fabric of the country to the point that he really doesn’t know who to trust at this point.”

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Apr 02

NCPA: Rise of ISIS in Latin America a threat to US

March 30, 2017

 

Mohammed Ali Jinnah Memorial Mosque, St. Joseph, Trinidad and Tobago, Source: Wiki Commons

According to the National Center for Policy Analysis the growth of Islamic extremism in Latin America is a major security threat to the US

(WASHINGTON, DC) Growing Islamic extremism in Latin America constitutes a “major security threat” to the United States, according to an analysis published this month by the National Center for Policy Analysis.

“The threat from Islamic extremists in Latin America remains an overlooked aspect of U.S. national security strategy,” NCPA senior fellow David Grantham argued.

Grantham noted that “Saudi Arabia has invested millions to construct mosques and cultural centers in South America and Central America that expand the reach of its rigid version of Islam, known as Wahhabism.”

“The international spread of Saudi dogma, which the State Department’s first special representative to Muslim communities worldwide, Farah Pandith, called ‘insidious,’ has laid the foundation for likeminded radicals to thrive in other areas of Latin America,” he explained.

Later in the brief, Grantham noted that the “threats to U.S. security in the Greater Caribbean region are even more alarming in Trinidad and Tobago. The small island nation off the coast of Venezuela, once the target of an overthrow by Islamic militants, has also become a breeding ground for ISIS — 70 of the 100 Latin Americans known to have joined ISIS originated from the small country.”

The ease of mobility Islamic extremists have in Latin America is also cause for concern.

Perhaps the greatest Islamic extremist threat in Latin America, though, is the Islamic Republic of Iran, which Grantham said could potentially strike the US from Latin America as a retaliatory act.

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Mar 27

Erdogan Has Just Declared He Intends To Have Muslims Invade Christian Europe In The Future And That Turkey Will Build Nuclear Bombs To Soon Attack The Christian West To Subjugate The Church

By Shoebat Foundation on March 19, 2017 in Featured, Highlight, Media

We hear of Turkey’s Mufti calling for Turkey to go nuclear. Erdogan is also sounding some alarm warning Europe regarding its Muslim headscarf ban that the day of Europe’s reckoning with Turkey will soon come to pass. Erdogan is reacting to the ban of headscarfs and to Israel banning mosques from blasting the call to prayer in Jerusalem.

As a response to all this, Hayrettin Karaman, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s main Fatwa giver said that Turkey should acquire weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) including “nuclear arms” to stand up against the West. Karaman was not giving his instruction to build just few nuclear bombs but to match the West’s ability:

“Let’s invent [these WMDs], balance [the West] out, but let’s not use weapons of mass destruction unless it is necessary; the way to not resort [to WMDs] is to possess weapons that are equal to or more powerful than the ones the enemy has.”

Also, president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has called on Turkish citizens living in Europe to have five children – two more than his usual calls to Turks in the homeland – in a bid to multiply their presence in the continent so that they will be the “future of Europe.”

“I am calling out to my citizens, my brothers and sisters in Europe,” Erdoğan said at a rally in the Central Anatolian province of Eskişehir on March 17. “Have not just three but five children.”

Erdogan hints that Muslims will soon occupy Europe:

“The place in which you are living and working is now your homeland and new motherland. Stake a claim to it. Open more businesses, enroll your children in better schools, make your family live in better neighborhoods, drive the best cars, live in the most beautiful houses”

“That’s because you [the Muslim Turks] are the future of Europe. It will be the best answer to the vulgarism, antagonism, and injustice made against you.”

This is the flood of Islam from the Red Dragon coming after Christendom (Revelation 12).

The West is “an enemy” Karaman declared and Turkey wants to face Europe with enough armament for a future war and Karaman says that Turkey needs to move fast:

“We need to consider producing these [WMDs] rather than purchasing them, without losing any time and with no regard to the words [of caution] and hindrance from the West”.

Christians need to focus, the rhetoric coming out of Turkey is not secular. In the online post Karaman accused “Christian” countries in the West of egotism and racism – stating the bad attitude towards Turkey has been “accelerated”.

Who is being blamed are the Christians.

President Erdogan is in the midst of a deep fallout with European nations including Germany and the Netherlands after both countries banned rallies and kicked out his ministers who had sworn to campaign for his referendum.

All this is catapulting Turkey’s move into increasing its military capabilities wanting to unite with the Muslim world for a showdown, not just against Israel, but Europe as well. From Chad and Sudan (biblical Cush) to Tunisia (biblical Phut) we see Turkey’s alliances in military exercises:

Turkey is also purging all dissent from government. Karaman said recently that the “no” voters in an April 16 referendum that will switch Turkey to an executive presidency are opponents of Islam.

These are no small issues. It was after all, Karaman, who called upon Erdogan to build nuclear bombs this week, he also was the one who stated that Erdogan will rule as Caliph.

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Feb 28

The Muslim Antichrist Is Rising Up

Major Muslim Leaders Are Declaring The Coming Of A Divine Leader Who Will Lead An Islamic Empire, The Islamic Antichrist Will Declare Himself To Be God And War Against Christendom

By Shoebat Foundation on February 26, 2017 in Featured, General, Highlight

By Walid Shoebat (Shoebat Sunday Special)

As the date of the Turkish constitutional referendum to make Erdoğan supreme ruler approaches, each day continues to come with surprises. This time its a prophecy predicted by MP Şevki Yılmaz, a columnist for Erdoğan’s pro-government mouthpiece Yeni Akit TV. It caused quite a stir amongst secularists watching Yilmaz switch from a politician/columnist to false prophet uttering some strange aberrations.

“Whatever the ‘no’ camp does, the ‘yes’ camp will emerge victorious in the referendum on April 16 next month” he predicted Turkey’s switch to an executive presidency claiming that his prediction stems from a prophecy by Muhammad himself. Yilmaz continued:

“… all oppressed people on earth needs Turkey … Turkey has become ‘the house of Allah’ while Turks will become [the war-like ] Ababeel”.

It was a message of mystery to the secular media, but a clear message to the Muslim Sufi world. These can comprehend that Turkey will become the temple of Allah who will be Erdoğan, while the Turks will transfer to becoming these warrior “Ababeel” birds defending Erdoğan’s temple.

Yılmaz kicked off his utterances weeping and lamenting the loss of Abdulhamid II, the last Caliph of Islam prophesying that the outcome of the referendum on April 16 next month will fulfill a hadith:

“The Hadith by prophet Muhammad is about to be fulfilled with victory on April 16”.

A portion of the clip was translated by Turkish Minute:

The “head” according to Yilmaz, is to be revived and the wound healed. While the above video is but a small clip, Shoebat.com was able to review the whole interview where Yilmaz was weeping in front of the camera saying: “Those who want to take Turkey back [to secularism], neither their vassals, nor their lives can save them.” “Turkey will become Beit-u-Allah. On April 16, vote ‘YES’ to the referendum means to be an Ababeel bird in Beit-u-Allah” said Yilmaz.

Allow me to explain all this. Beit-u-Allah is none other than the Kaaba, the House of Allah himself. But this is located in Saudi Arabia. Yilmaz is now saying that it will be symbolically or even literally re-stationed in Turkey. “Türkiye gitti mi Beytullah gider” he said in Turkish, which literally means: “Yes, Beit-u-Allah goes to Turkey”.

This goes back to what we said years ago: that the Kaaba will be transferred from Mecca to the leader of the Islamic world. Instead of Muslims bowing towards Mecca, they will bow towards their Mahdi. This is in accordance to the Sufi Islamic religion. Unlike the Wahhabi school of Islam, with all of its mechanical religion, the Sufis don’t mind being extremely charismatic, they don’t mind openly worshipping human beings. In the Sufi tradition there is the belief that one can reach a state of godhood, in which the Sufi mystic can declare, “I am god,” and his followers bow down to him as a human incarnation of the Kaaba.

Jalal al-Din Rumi, by far the most prestigious sufi in Islam’s entire history, explained this concept as such:

Remember the famous utterance of al-Hallaj, “I am God.” People think that to say “I am God” is a claim of great pretense and spiritual arrogance. It is actually a claim of extreme humility. “I am God” means “I do not exist.” He is all, everything is He, existence is God’s alone. I am without existence, pure non-existence. I am nothing.” “I am God” is not a claim of great pretension, it is a claim of extreme humility. There is more humility in this than any supposed claim to greatness, but people do not understand the inner meaning. When a man acknowledges his servitude to God, he is aware of his being a servant. He may see himself as a devoted servant of God, but he still sees himself and his own actions as apart from the one reality of God. He is not drowned in the Ocean of Divine Unity. Drowned is he in whom there is not separate motion or mobility. Drowned is he whose movement is the movement of the water. And so it is with the enlightenment ones, those who declares, “I am God.” Anyone who says “I am the servant of God” asserts the reality of two existences, one for himself and the other for God. But he who says “I am God” — and has realized the deepest levels of unity within his being — has seen through the illusion of his existence. He knows from the experience of unity that his own separate existence is nothing but an illusion. Knowing that, he casts its former selfhood upon the winds of oblivion. (Rumi, Hearts bear witness one to another, in The Complete Discourses of Jalal al-Din Rumi, discourse 11, p. 75, ed. Louis Rogers)

Rumi recounts a story in which a sufi sheikh named Mawlana Baha’ al-Haqq wa’l-Din, becomes the light of God and “the soul of the Kiblah” (the Ka’ba’s Black Stone in Mecca) to which Muslim pray. Rumi relates:

The Shaikh had lost all ego-consciousness and had long since passed away from the sense of personal identity. Having been consumed in the Light of God, his self no longer remained. This is the meaning of the prophetic saying, “Die before you die.” The Shaikh had become the Light of God. And whoever turns his back on the Light of God to face the wall of the prayer niche has assuredly turned his back on Mecca, since God’s Light is the soul of the Kiblah [the Ka’bah] (Rumi, Service done for God is proof of divine favor, in The Complete Discourses of Jalal al-Din Rumi, discourse 3, p. 17, ed. Louis Rogers)

As we wrote back in 2014 in regards to this statement by Rumi:

This is quite telling; what its saying is that the sheikh became the Kiblah, or the person to whom Muslims would pray toward. Therefore, an Antichrist Muslim leader in Turkey, who is a practicing sufi, can declare that he is the light of God, and Muslims from all over the world will pray towards him; he will become the new Kiblah [direction of prayer as in the Kaaba], with the multitudes of Muslims praying to his direction.

Mind you, Yilmaz is no quack, which is why this was so shocking to many. He was the son of the former Karamürsel Mufti Ali Efendi. In 1982, the European National Vision Organization appointed him as the Austrian Regional Director and he served as Deputy Chairperson of the European National Vision Organization and served in The Welfare Party when it became the second party in Turkey.

Anyone can see the shocking response by secular Turks by clicking here when Yilmaz was participating in the National Resurrection Program on Akit TV this Wednesday to only proclaim “Yes, Beit-u-Allah goes to Turkey” and “On the 16th of April, it means to be an Ababeel Bird in Beit-u-Allah“?

Turkey becoming “Beit-u-Allah,” (the House of Allah) while these flying “Ababeel” creatures protecting and defending Erdoğan needs an interpreter which only the seasoned Muslim Sufi understands what this prophecy packs. This would mean that Erdoğan has become Allah himself and Turkey will become his temple (house) at some point in time after April 16th.

The Ababeel stems from when the birds of Ababeel defended the Kaaba from when the Christian king Abraha came with complete war equipment, armour, and the elephants to knock down the Kaaba (Beit-u-Allah or the House of Allah) in Mecca before Islam. The Christian Abraha was convinced that he will easily be able to destroy the Kaaba, but what happens next, according to Muslim legend in the Quran, was that Allah’s help arrived according to the Koran in Sura Al-Fil (The Elephant) where Allah sent “Birds of Ababeel to throw stones of Sejjil” on the elephants and the army, which led to their defeat and destruction.

In other words, the coup against Erdoğan’s efforts last year’s July 15th, only had Erdoğan flying around Istanbul like the Ababeel bird in victory and now all of Turkey must say “yes” to Erdoğan’s referendum so they too can join together to become the Ababeel flying birds, the protectors of Erdoğan who is Allah himself, and Turkey then becomes Erdoğan’s temple.

The Hadith, Yılmaz was referring to, was expressed by Erdoğan in a speech from May 30th last year, saying in classical Arabic “Latuftahhanna al-Qustantiniyyeh” (Constantinople will be conquered). Listen at 00:33:

Erdoğan cited revelations from the Quran and the Hadith in classical Arabic in which the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad predicted “Constantinople will be conquered, the best prince is its prince and the best army is that army”.

The prophecy is when Muslims in end-times fight the west and then they “will conquer Constantinople” after which Rome will also be conquered by Turkey’s “prince” (the Caliph) just as Daniel predicted Antichrist will be called “prince”.

According to history Constantinople has already been conquered by the Ottomans, but the prophecy in Islam has a dual-fulfillment, which according to Erdoğan, needs to be re-conquered from the westernized secularists. To Erdoğan, there is an apocalyptic re-fulfillment of when Muhammad II the Conqueror, conquered Constantinople, which Erdoğan now becomes this revived conqueror who took it from western secularism.

On his Facebook, Yılmaz even displays the symbol of this Muslim invasion, in an image of a ship. The hull of the ship is the shape of a Muslim sword pointed Westwards (left) towards Europe, where the sword spells out Bismillah (In the Name of Allah), the mark of Islam to be enforced on all of Europe. This is the mark “Bismillah” we have been speaking about for two decades.

The two sails (also in the shape of swords) stems from the Turkish Tughra which represent the Black Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, the two are to be ruled and protected by the Ottomans, which the Tughra Analysis and Form explains the emblem represents a ship “going westward to invade and conquer the west.”

So according to Yilmaz, Erdoğan’s referendum is to catapult Erdoğan as a Caliph who becomes Allah himself, and Turkey which sits on the two seas, then becomes Erdoğan’s temple, his throne, ruling the Black Sea and the Mediterranean Sea.

Even God addresses the Antichrist as such:

“ … In the pride of your heart you say, “I am a god; I sit on the throne of a god in the heart of the seas [Black Sea and the Mediterranean Sea] But you are a mere mortal and not a god, though you think you are as wise as a god. Are you wiser than Daniel? … (Ezekiel 28:1-3)

Erdoğan says that the conquerer of Constantinople will become “the best prince” and the Caliph in Islam is “the prince of the faithful”. Shoebat.com explains these prophecies here and how Antichrist is called “prince”.

Now that Turkey is finished with the July 15th coup and it is turning fully Islamist, it becomes obvious that “allegiance” will be required from all Turkish citizens were one has to conform with Islamist uniformity. This will also include the dreaded Mark of the Beast as you will see that Turkey’s society is being set up for some shocking realities where the Bismillah (in the name of Allah) and the Crescent are mandated to becoming permanent symbols for Erdogan’s Islamists movement.

As a matter of fact, we have etched this prior to its happening. Over a decade ago, in 2005 in my book Why I Left Jihad (page 319-326) and for the first time in history, I laid out my discovery to what flavors will encompass this Mark of The Beast. I even repeated it in my other book God’s War on Terror in 2010. In these books I suggested that the Arabic Bismillah as well as the red dragon’s Crescent symbol will be some of the flavors that compose the mark which gives allegiance to Antichrist.

So many laughed off my proposal sighting that because I used the wrong codex that this makes my theory null-and-void. This while no one denied that the Greek Stigma and Xi does exactly read in Arabic the word Bismillah while the Chi (X) is the symbol of Islam’s two crossed swords.

On the right: Bismillah with two swords On the left: the letters translated to 666.

Now that Bismillah (Arabic for In the name of Allah) has become the symbol of July 15th Islamist takeover in Turkey and is seen in their symbolism even a ship in a sword-shaped written Bismillah, this theory becomes more plausible. Here watch and read the words in this chant in Turkey marking this historic transformation:

The story of Ababeel and such symbolism has another meaning: the defeat of Christianity. In the legend, Ababeel threw Sejjil, the fiery missiles from Allah which these Ababeel, the heavenly birds, delivered them and Abraha Al-Ashram‘s elephants, the tanks of the day were destroyed by Allah’s Sejjil. Abraha was a zealous Christian ruler of Yemen, which was subject to the Kingdom of Aksum of Ethiopia, marched upon the Kaaba with a large army, which included war elephants, intending to demolish the Kaaba. However, the Muslim legend by the Arabs has the story that the lead elephant was Muslim, known as Mahmud, is said to have stopped at the boundary around Mecca, and refused to enter.

While such detail is legend, it has been theorized by historians that an epidemic such as by smallpox could have caused such a failed invasion of Mecca. The war was launched as a campaign to destroy Makkah in Arabia and end the pilgrim to the Kaaba and divert Arab worshippers instead towards Christian Yemen at the time, which had a large church built by Abraha.

And today, Turkey becoming the House of Allah (Erdoğan is Allah) and that all the attempts to divert Turkey towards the West (Christianity) will fail according to this false prophet.

This forced replacement of holy places from Mecca to Turkey is similar to what Iran wants to do proclaiming Karbala over Mecca. Sejjil is the name of Iran’s baby pet missile. Iran’s naming their missile, Sejjil, is to succeed where Abraha failed to destroy the Kaaba. Iran also sends a prophetic message to Arabia that your Kaaba will be no more and that they will fulfill where Abraha failed.

But Yılmaz says that Turkey will become the house of the temple of Allah, that Erdoğan is now Allah. If the Kaaba is destroyed then this would not matter.

This Sejjil rock thrown by the Ababeel birds, became a symbol of Arabia’s pride, Karballah wants to become Iran’s pride and now Erdoğan wants Turkey to become Islam’s pride.

Yılmaz’s words are easily interpreted “All oppressed geography needs Turkey. Turkey will be the home now, it is being tried.”

The Mahdi responds to all the needy of all clay nations (oppressed geography) and weak Muslim nations which soon will be under the “Ummah’s Mother” as Yilmaz calls it. Ummah is global Islam and Turkey will be the mother of all Muslims where Erdoğan will be Caliph.

“Underlining that a saying of the Prophet Muhammad points out that the “yes” votes will win in the referendum,” Yılmaz noted that “good news was promised that Allah decided to nominate Turkey to be the mother of humankind”.

“… there is a hadith, there is good news promised that tells how [yes votes] will emerge with a victory in the April 16 [referendum]… This is destiny. Allah has decided to nominate Turkey to be the mother of humankind. No one can stop it,” he said.

Turkey will hold a referendum on a constitutional amendment package on April 16 to switch from a parliamentary system of governance to an executive presidency that will enormously expand the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. This is not some secular decision. Hayrettin Karaman, Erdoğan’s main Fatwa giver declared what we were saying all along they will do; that Erdogan will soon become the Caliph for all Muslims where he wrote:

“During the debate on the presidential system, here is what everyone must do so while taking into account the direction of the world’s national interest and the future of the country and not focus on the party or a particular person. What this [presidential system] looks like is the Islamic caliphate system in terms of its mechanism. In this system the people choose the leader,  the Prince, and then all will pledge the Bay’ah [allegiance] and then the chosen  president appoints the high government bureaucracy and he cannot interfere in the judiciary where the Committee will audit legislation independent of the president. ” Hayrettin Karaman

Everyone in Turkey will then give allegiance to Erdogan. Several members of ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), pro-Erdoğan columnists and people in government circles have loudly voiced that Erdoğan will be the caliph of the Muslim world after Turkey implements the executive presidency

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Feb 17

Trump Renounces US Commitment to Two States

By Tazpit Press Service February 16, 2017 , 8:30 am

“And I will plant them upon their land and they shall no more be plucked up out of their land which I have given them saith Hashem thy God.” Amos 9:15 (The Israel Bible™)

President Donald Trump has announced that US Middle East policy is no longer wedded to the two-state solution.

Speaking at a joint press conference at the White House, at the conclusion of his meeting with PM Netanyahu, the American President said he doesn’t care whether a peace agreement is based on a one state or two state solution, as long as it works. “I’m looking at two states and one state. I am very happy with the one that both parties like. I thought for a while the two state might be easier to do, but honestly if Bibi and the Palestinians, if Israel and the Palestinians are happy, then I am happy with the one they like the best,” Trump said.

He also said that both parties understood that any peace agreement entails compromise from both sides.

Regarding settlements, the US President said he had asked Netanyahu to “go easy” for a while.

He also criticized the UN over the way it treated Israel, saying it was unfair.

He reiterated his commitment to work towards achieving a peace agreement. “Our administration is committed to working with Israel and our common allies in the region towards greater security and stability.  That includes working toward a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians.  The United States will encourage a peace and, really, a great peace deal.  We’ll be working on it very, very diligently.  But ultimately it is the parties themselves who must directly negotiate such an agreement.  We’ll be beside them; we’ll be working with them, but it’s up to them.”

The Israeli Prime Minister opened his remarks by thanking President and Melania Trump for “the truly warm hospitality you have shown me, my wife Sara and our entire delegation.”

After emphasizing the strong bonds of common values that are the foundations of the “remarkably strong” alliance between Israel and the US, he said those values were under attack from radical Islam.

“Our alliance is based on a deep bond of common values and common interest, and increasingly, those values and interests are under attack by one malevolent force: radical Islamic terror. Mr. President, you’ve shown great clarity and courage in confronting this challenge head on,” Netanyahu said.

“You call for confronting Iran’s terrorist regime, preventing Iran from realizing this terrible deal into a nuclear arsenal, and you have said that the United States is committed to preventing Iran from getting nuclear weapons. You call for the defeat of ISIS. Under your leadership, I believe we can reverse the rising tide of radical Islam, and in this great task, as in so many others, Israel stands with you, and I stand with you.

“Mr. President, in rolling back militant Islam, we can seize an historic opportunity, because for the first time in my lifetime and for the first time in the life of my country, Arab countries in the region do not see Israel as an enemy, but increasingly – as an ally.”

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