Category Archive: Antichrist

Jul 10

CERN scientists one step closer to unlocking key to Universe after LHC breakthrough

SCIENTISTS investigating the origins of the Universe through the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) are celebrating a major breakthrough.

By Jon Austin

PUBLISHED: 18:04, Thu, Jul 6, 2017 | UPDATED: 18:21, Thu, Jul 6, 2017

CERN LHC boffins are celebrating the discovery of baryons.

Boffins from CERN (The European Organization for Nuclear Research) which runs the bizarre complex in Geneva have discovered a brand new heavy particle.

The new particle, named Xi-cc++ (pronounced Ks?-CC plus-plus), is part of a family of “doubly-charmed baryons” that are predicted to exist by the Standard Model theory of particle physics.

It is the first time scientists have been able to confirm their existence.

The Large Hadron Collider is in a complex of tunnels beneath the Swiss-French border, where particles are smashed into each other to discover what matter formed the universe.

Chris Parkes, deputy spokesperson for the LHCb experiment and Professor of experimental particle physics at the University of Manchester, said: “This discovery opens up a new field of particle physics research.

“An entire family of doubly charmed baryons, related to this particle, now await discovery.”

Nearly all the matter that we see around us is made of baryons, which are common particles composed of three quarks, the best-known being protons and neutrons.

The LHC – The Large Hadron Collider. What is the LHC, how does it work

Inside the Large Hadron Collider

Tue, October 20, 2015

Pictures of The Large Hadron Collider which is the worlds most powerful particle accelerator held in Geneva, Switzerland.

 

This discovery opens up a new field of particle physics research.

Chris Parkes

However, there are six types of existing quarks, and theoretically many different potential combinations could form other kinds of baryons.

Baryons that have been observed so far are all made of, at most, one heavy quark such as a bottom or charm quark.

University of Glasgow physicist Dr Patrick Spradlin, who led the research and announced the findings at the European Physical Society Conference on High Energy Physics in Venice today, said: “The properties of the newly discovered baryon shed light on a longstanding puzzle surrounding the experimental status of baryons containing two charm quarks, opening an exciting new branch of investigation for LHCb.”

Guy Wilkinson, former Spokesperson of the collaboration, said: “In contrast to other baryons, in which the three quarks perform an elaborate dance around each other, a doubly heavy baryon is expected to act like a planetary system, where the two heavy quarks play the role of heavy stars orbiting one around the other, with the lighter quark orbiting around this binary system.”

LHCb is one of the four main experiments at the collider solving the mysteries of our universe.

The collaboration has submitted a paper reporting these findings to the journal Physical Review Letters

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Jul 05

Turkish dictator ‘removes mask’ in seizure of 50 churches

Policy of returning country to Shariah gains speed

Published: 11 hours ago. Updated: 06/28/2017 at 9:48 PM

Leo Hohmann

Mor Gabriel Monastery in Turkey is one of more than 50 Syriac Christian properties seized by the government of Turkish dictator Erdogan.

The government of Turkish dictator Recep Tayyip Erdogan has seized at least 50 Syriac Christian churches and monasteries, according to press reports in Turkey.

The Turkish-Armenian daily Agos reports that in 2012 the province of Mardin established a “liquidation committee,” which started to expropriate and redistribute the property of churches and other Christian institutions whose legal charters had expired. The seizures and liquidations are ongoing, and the Syriac community has been especially targeted.

The Mor Gabriel Monastery Foundation appealed to the decision, but the liquidation committee rejected the appeal in May. Inquiries by the foundation revealed dozens of churches and monasteries had been transferred to the state treasury first and then allocated to the Diyanet. And the cemeteries have been transferred to the Metropolitan Municipality of Mardin.

The church seizures are occurring against the backdrop of Erdogan’s policy of turning Turkey back to its Shariah-compliant Ottoman roots. The Hagia Sofia, one of the most famous churches in the world, is in the process of being converted to a mosque.

The Hagia Sofia was constructed during the Byzantine Empire in its capital of Constantinople, modern-day Istanbul.

The great church was turned into a mosque in 1453 after the Muslim Turks conquered Constantinople and subjugated the surviving Christian inhabitants. Following the defeat of the Ottoman empire in World War I, the new leader of the secular state of Turkey, Kemal Ataturk, in 1935 put a stop to Islamic prayers in Hagia Sophia and had it converted into a museum.

The maintenance of some of the seized churches and monasteries are being provided by the Mor Gabriel Monastery Foundation, and they are opened to worship on certain days. Similarly, the cemeteries are still being used by the Syriac community, who are allowed to visit them and perform burials, but they are no longer owned by the church.

Now the world’s oldest Syriac Christian monastery is reportedly in danger of being expropriated by the state.

The Syriacs have filed court appeals for the return of their property.

“We started to file lawsuits and in the meantime our enquiries continued,” said Kuryakos Ergün, the chairman of Mor Gabriel Monastery Foundation.

Ergün said they would appeal to the court for the cancellation of nearly 30 title deed registries.

Included in the seizure is the 1,600-year-old Mor Gabriel Monastery.

The petition filed to the court noted the properties subject to the court case had been, since ancient times, under the possession and ownership of a church foundation and the significance of Mor Gabriel Monastery has been underlined.

Its history dates back to the 4th century AD. It’s one of the oldest active monasteries in the world and one of the most ancient religious centers of Syriacs, with its history of more than 1,600 years.

The Midyat Syriac Mor Gabriel Monastery Foundation had been established on the basis of the imperial order of Sultan Abdülmecid Han during the Ottoman Empire in “1267 Islamic calendar (1851/1852 Gregorian calendar) and its status was redefined, became a legal entity, on the basis of the Foundations Law of 13.06.1935 with no 2762.”

Joel Richardson, a Christian filmmaker and author focused on the Middle East who produced the new documentary film “Antichrist, Turkey and the Coming Caliphate,” said Erdogan is becoming the most dangerous actor in a region noted for bad actors.

Richardson’s film crew visited Turkey and was present at an Erdogan political rally three years ago. Since then, he has further marginalized Turkey’s Christian minorities.

“If Erdogan is not stopped, history will recognize him as the closest thing to the Adolf Hitler of our generation. President Erdogan began his career pretending to be a moderate,” Richardson told WND.

A prime example is that for years Erdogan spearheaded the U.N.-sponsored program Alliance of Civilizations.

The program would invite various religious and political leaders to Turkey to engage in “religious dialogue,” Richardson said.

“The sole purpose of this was to sell various gullible leaders on the moderate and peaceful nature of Islam. Now Erdogan has increasingly, particularly over the past year, removed his mask,” he said. “While publicly castigating President Trump for breaking the recent tradition of holding a Ramadan ending Iftar dinner at the White House, he has seized control of over 50 churches in his own nation.”

This is but the tip of the spear in the grand scope of what Erdogan is capable of, Richardson contends.

“Erdogan and his government are emerging as the greatest potential entity to take control of the emerging pan-Islamist Caliphate,” Richardson said. “It is long past due that the American government and the praying church awakens to the profoundly caustic mixture of nationalism and Islamism that has emerged in Turkey.

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Jun 26

Turkish Funding in Jerusalem Could Be “Explosive”

By Andrew Friedman June 23, 2017 , 7:00 am

“Who devise evil things in their heart; every day do they stir up wars.” Psalms 140:3 (The Israel Bible™)

Turkey’s interest in Jerusalem could have the potential to spark a diplomatic explosion with the government of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, former Foreign Ministry director general Alon Liel told Tazpit Press Service Wednesday on the heels of a report published by the Israel Hayom free sheet outlining 63 Turkish-funded projects in the city’s Arab sector, including funding for Palestinians who are paid to harass Jews on the Temple Mount (known in Arabic as Murabitoun).

The report said that a government subsidiary, the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA), has given millions of dollars to Islamic projects in the capital. TIKA president is headed by Dr. Serdar Cam, a close ally of Erdoğan and his former bureau chief in the Turkish Parliament. Last month, Erdoğan leveled a furious attack at Israel for retaining control of Jerusalem, that the prime minister called a “humilation to the Muslim world.”

The paper said that TIKA’s projects include restoring the archive of Muslim Ottoman documents on the Temple Mount, purchasing a large water tank for worshippers on the Mount, financing a salvage excavation on Sharsheret (chain) Street in the Old City, rebuilding the Muslim cemetery at the foot of the eastern wall of the Temple Mount and in several religious and community projects throughout East Jerusalem.

In addition, Turkey also replaced the crescent atop the Dome of the Rock several years ago.

“Turkey has always been interested in Jerusalem and involved in one way or another in what’s going on there. That’s been true for decades, not just in Erdoğan’s time,” Liel, a former chargé d’affaires to Ankara, said. “Even when Turkey was a largely secular society, the Jerusalem issue was enormous. Add into the mix the Islamization of recent years, and the fact that Turkey is in a much better economic place than it was 15 years ago when Erdoğan came to power, and the issue suddenly looks very explosive,” Liel said.

Despite the potential for a diplomatic “explosion,” Liel said that Israel does not place the importance on relations with Turkey that it once did.

“Israel has enough friends in the region today that Jerusalem doesn’t really care too much if they upset Turkey,” he said. “We have developed strong enough relationships around the region that we don’t have to rely on strong ties to Anakara anymore.”

Still, Liel cautioned against provoking Erdogan by moving to curtail Turkish-funded activities in the capital.

“In addition to the Jerusalem issue, the Turks are very, very angry that Israel has not fully implemented the deal to normalize ties, especially in the gas sector. The issue is so sensitive, if you add something else into the mix right now, Erdoğan could well explode. I don’t really see that Israel has an interest in moving against the Turks in Jerusalem,” he said

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Jun 14

The Sufi Muslim Nation Of Turkey And The Shiite Nation Of Iran Are Now United Against Mecca While Turkish Television Just Announced That Erdogan Must Become Caliph Of The Muslim World By Shoebat Foundation on June 13, 2017 in Featured, General

Years ago you normally read our alarmist headlines as if Armageddon was just around the corner. Sure, we did this to get your attention, but reality is that a verse could take decades or even centuries to be fulfilled. For example, in Ezekiel 38, when one reads “Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them.” While this “them” is Turkey, the question is how will Persia (Iran) unite with Turkey and go against Arabia?

This is especially the case when we read later on that the Arabs (Sheba and Dedan) refuses to enter this Islamic alliance. (Ezekiel 38:13)

When it came to Sunni Saudi Arabia versus Shiite Iran, Turkey, officially has always taken the side of Saudi Arabia over Iran. Therefore there is much to consider here in just that one little verse. This doesn’t happen overnight.

But not anymore. This verse is being fulfilled by the day.

Today much of the Islamic newspapers suddenly changed direction to start talking about a “conspiracy by Saudi Arabia to conquer Qatar and Iran.”

Amazingly, even Iran turned its pages from saying that Erdogan is “criminal supporting the killing of Syrians and Iraqis” to “victim of an American conspiracy” as Yeni Shafq Ibrahim Qara Gul writes.

And even in Turkey, the pro-Erdogan Turkish newspapers began to switch its position and defend Iran (biblical Persia) referring to the attacks in the heart of the Iranian capital Tehran, targeting the shrine of Khomeini and the Iranian parliament as a Saudi plan.

Years ago you would never read any newspaper in Turkey taking Iran’s side over Saudi Arabia or in Iran taking sides with Turkey like we are seeing.

But this week it all switched. Erdogan’s Yeni Safak condemned Saudi Arabia claiming that Saudi Arabia seeks to mobilize all Arab countries against Iran:

“Saudi Arabia is seeking to mobilize all Arab countries against Iran. The crisis between the two parties turns into an opportunity for polarization. Iran is close to Qatar to strengthen its relationship with it, to ignite the Gulf differences.”

Erdogan’s Aksham newspaper in its editorial blamed Saudi Arabia as being behind “the latest campaign  and mastermind in the Middle East: a siege in Qatar and a bomb in Iran,” and then quoted the Iranian Revolutionary Guards vowing revenge from Saudi Arabia.

The newspaper “Milad” close to Erdogan also described the United States of America, Saudi Arabia and Egypt as “global war gangs” and claimed that they hit Iran using a preacher, in an editorial entitled “A conspiracy against the nation!”.

A month ago if you told the best of political analysts that Turkey will take the side of Iran over Saudi Arabia they would laugh you off. But show these analysts our decades old reports predicting exactly that this will happen and they would still ignore you for this proves the existence of a God Who draws the destiny of nations in advance and Him giving the keys to unlock all this is only given for a handful few.

For years we told you that sooner or later Turkey will turn on Saudi Arabia and will unite with Iran against Saudi Arabia. To the analyst this was an impossibility since Saudi Arabia is Sunni.

It was two years ago that Erdogan during his trip to Iran said:

The Islamic world is at risk of “disintegration” due to the current conflicts in the region between the Sunni and Shiite strands of the Muslim faith.

But the uneducated who hates knowledge used to read these ‘prophecy updates’ and think “the Muslims are coming, the Muslims are coming” while the ones privy to the Muslim would would say “sure the Muslims are coming, but wait a decade or two for Turkey to turn on Saudi Arabia”.

First we have to come to the point where Iran unites with Turkey. Turkey to go against Saudi Arabia is not something that will happen overnight.

Only two weeks ago can we say that we have come to this point where Turkey is siding with Iran over Saudi Arabia. Weeks ago it was impossible for any analyst to predict this much fathom this scenario.

But last year in 2016 we warned:

It is impossible to understand how the hatred develops for Arabia to be destroyed by her spiritual offspring unless she is hated by them. This means a unity between Shiites and non-Wahhabi Sunnis against Arabia including wanting Mecca out of Al-Saud’s control. This is what Iran this week called on all Muslims to do; to abandon Saudi Arabia. This complete abandonment will not happen unless it is coupled by Turkey’s abandonment of Arabia as well. While all Muslims honor Mecca, this Turkish abandonment is not far-fetched, as we shall examine …The most common misconception by westerners is this Sunni-Shiite divide. Fact is, there is a certain Shiite-Sunni alliance and not a divide. It is from Ali, Shiism’s icon, that stems the progenitor of nearly all Sunni Sufi orders. This is huge. This will encompass Turkey and several central Asian nations leaving Wahhabi Saudi Arabia out. It is truly a Wahhabi-Excommunicated divide and not a Shiite-Sunni divide.

Do you see “This will encompass Turkey and several central Asian nations leaving Wahhabi Saudi Arabia out”?

And what analyst last year would even consider what we have been writing for two decades about such happenings? None would entertain it but it was all true. Now we must wait for all others to completely abandon Saudi Arabia which will take a few years.

And in Qatar they are already adoring Erdogan. Posters and stickers of Erdogan with Sheikh Tamim on cars and walls is seen all throughout the country. Turkey is also sending food stuffs to Qatar to ease the boycott.

But its not only this. In Turkey itself the media is now openly talking about appointing Erdogan as Caliph. Here, check this out for yourself:

Pro-government Star daily Editor-in-Chief Nuh Albayrak said during a TV show on Sunday that he has been raising the issue of reinstating the institution of the caliphate and suggested President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan become the caliph, saying “Will you find a better caliph than Erdoğan?”

Then there is this ora spreading the notion that conspiracies are being cooked-up to silence the pro-Erdogan movement. He said he has been targeted by government critics for repeatedly raising the “caliphate issue” in his columns in the Star newspaper:

“They [Western powers] removed the institution of the caliphate, which had united the entire Islamic world. Now they have a free hand [in the Islamic world]. I have been targeted for raising this issue in my columns. Someone has to raise it. [Government critics ask] ‘Do you want to make Erdoğan a caliph?’ Yes. Let him be [caliph]. What will happen? Will you find a better caliph than Erdoğan?”

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Jun 12

Turkey Is Sending A Massive Military Force (10,000 Troops) Near The U.S. Military base In Qatar Forming An Ottoman Muslim League In Fulfillment Of Bible Prophecy. Saudi Arabia Is Toast.

By Shoebat Foundation on June 7, 2017 in Featured, General

By Walid Shoebat

While Qatar says “death to Saudi Arabia” and Saudi Arabia says “death to Qatar,” Turkey moves into Qatar with massive troops. Turkey’s parliament has approved a legislation allowing its troops to be deployed to a Turkish military base in Qatar Al-Jazeera reported today. Turkey has now made its decision, it is a key ally of Qatar, not Saudi Arabia and is now setting up a military base with 10,000 Turkish soldiers in the country which also hosts the largest US air base in the Middle East with 10,000 American soldiers.

Now what!

Riyadh now cannot plan to send troops into Qatar and forcibly remove Qatar’s ruler Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani from office for his support of the very Wahhabi Islam which Saudi Arabia initially promoted. Saudi Arabia is not ‘Wahhabi’ enough for Qatar’s taste.

Qatar’s emir rejects the Saudi demands to stop aiding terrorism—including its refusal to abide by the GCC “commitments and agreements,” to cease “hostilities against the Saudi Kingdom,” and to stand “against terrorist groups and activities”.

Saudi Arabia, the fountain that started Wahhabi-Islamic ideology has its hatchlings come against their mother (Saudi Arabia) to slowly consume her and set her on fire in the end.

Al Udeid American airbase has its 10,000 US troops in Qatar now has 10,000 Turkish troops opposing U.S. stand with Saudi Arabia. Now what will Trump do?

Saudi’s attempt to thwart Iran for regional hegemony is out the window. And how will this bode with Saudi Arabia’s relations with Turkey taking into consideration Qatar’s fallout with Saudi Arabia and today’s recent attack in Iran by ISIS which Iran blames Saudi Arabia?

Think major shifts on the near horizon that will change the demography of the Middle East forever.

For decades when western media dished out the news about the Middle East, from the New York Times to Fox News, they would make the error of stating that Iran and Saudi Arabia are the leading nations on the opposing sides of the Middle East split between Shiite and Sunni Islam.

Such a simplistic division is all a westerner can consume. We warned this is not the case.

Fact is what we stated: the Muslim states on the opposing sides of the Middle East split is between SHIITE/SUFI/SUNNI versus WAHHABI Saudi Arabia. The situation is not as cut-and-dry the way westerners put it.

Our decades prediction that Turkey will ally with Saudi Arabia’s enemies is now coming to fruition and its a time for ‘we told you so’, in 2015 we wrote predicating Turkey’s military advances into Qatar:

When it comes to the Bible and Christ’s Second Coming, we do not find any mention of New York City, Tokyo, or Paris, but Egypt, Libya, Elam (Iran), Lydia (Turkey), Yemen, Arabia and Jerusalem. “Ethiopia, And Libya, And Lydia, And All The Mingled People, And Chub, And The Men Of The Land That Is In League, Shall Fall With Them By The Sword.”– Ezekiel 30:5 

Staying focused on these nations, Ezekiel speaks of them coming as a “league”. And while looking at the current news this week, we have had successive and escalating developments in the Turkish-Gulf relations effecting  regional, military and geopolitical impact as we have seen the latest visit paid by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan …

But the problem for Saudi Arabia, Syria and Egypt is that Turkey and the U.S. both major powers support the Muslim Brotherhood, the archenemy of the Egyptian government specifically and it is Turkey that continues to revive it. Both Turkey and the U.S. realize that the Muslim Brotherhood is key to influencing the Muslim world since they hold the Muslim scholarly realm.

And Qatar is the base for the Muslim Brotherhood.

And now, Saudi Arabia which historically fomented Wahhabism has Qatar “instigating against the Saudi State and infringing on its sovereignty,” supporting various terrorist and other groups, including the Muslim Brotherhood, al-Qaeda, and the Islamic State, using its media to attack Saudi Arabia, and undermining the war in Yemen.

Based on these “violations,” Saudi Arabia proceeded to sever all relations with Qatar—diplomatic, economic, food imports, and flights—and ordered all Qatari citizens, including diplomats, to leave the kingdom.

The mantra has always been that Erdogan’s Sunni supporters are generally opposed to predominantly Shiite Iran and keen on seeing Turkish-Saudi Arabian ties develop.

This slogan, as we predicted and warned about, is not true anymore.

Turkey will never give up anything at the expense of the Muslim Brotherhood, which Riyadh and Cairo consider a terrorist organization while Turkey considers as ally.Without the Muslim Brotherhood, Turkey cannot establish its Caliphate agenda since it has the religious scholarly think-tank to drive it.

Saudi Arabia aims at regime change in Qatar by replacing Tamim bin Hamad with another Al Thani who could act as a pro-Saudi puppet. Such a dangerous game could not have been accomplished without a nod from President Trump’s recent visit to the kingdom, but this is a western miscalculation.

What this does, is it forces Turkey to becoming Saudi Arabia’s enemy. This will advance Iran.

Iran has military advisers in Iraq and Syria controlling and financing militias in those countries and in Lebanon. Tehran also has some influence over the Houthis fighting the government in Yemen, and it often speaks out in support of Shiites in Bahrain, a majority group that Iran says is repressed by the Sunni monarchy.

This situation will definitely escalate, it will soon become Turkey, Iran and Qatar versus Saudi Arabia.

This will escalate this conflict to a new level where you will begin to see all nations abandon Saudi Arabia including even the U.S. where the U.S. is now self-sufficient oil supplier and is in no need of Saudi oil.

Saudi Arabia currently has Egypt, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Yemen, Libya and the Maldives, all of which form an anti-Iranian bloc. But prophecy is clear, Turkey goes against Egypt and Libya (Daniel 11) and will make an alliance with Iran which will encompass Yemen and Bahrain leaving Saudi Arabia completely naked to beg Israel, its cousin, for help and is why Sheba and Dedan stand against Magog (Turkey).

Its all lining up.

Turkey does not forget when Iran did not wait for the coup’s failure against Erdogan to speak up when President Hassan Rouhani supported Erdogan during the coup in contrast, Saudi King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud congratulated Erdogan for suppressing the attempt, but only after it failed.

By this, Saudi Arabia signed its own death-sentence. To add more to the tightening noose around the Saudi kingdom’s neck, sources close to Iran are zestfully reporting claims that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were involved in the coup attempt, in an apparent hope this might encourage Ankara to change its axis.

And that it did. Turkey moved quickly to shake hands with Putin and Iran and now with Qatar, the Muslim Brotherhood’s stronghold. Such a move by Erdogan will force the West to reconsider its options on Turkey. This new emerging prospect of a Turkish-Iranian-Russian axis is pressuring the U.S. to mend fences with Ankara while it too abandons Saudi Arabia.

In the Middle East, politicians fear the religious institutions most. Announcing a Caliphate is under the authority of the Union of Muslim Scholars led by the Muslim Brotherhood, which only it represented the decision making power in the Muslim world. This would be Qatar. This is why Turkey is in bed with the Muslim Brotherhood while it has its eyes on Arabia gaining not only Muslim Brotherhood blessing for its new revival of a grand Caliphate, but now its closer to taking they keys of the two holy mosques (Mecca and Medina) from Saudi Arabia as well are giving the Ottomans blessings from the Kaaba’s  Zamzam water.

As we stated in 2015, the world thinks that “Turkey’s goal is to eventually establish a military alliance involving Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates.” But we emphasized “But such goal can never be established with the Al-Sisi’s anti Muslim Brotherhood current government. Is it no wonder why Antichrist finally has to invade Egypt (Daniel 11).”

The Gulf states realizes that despite their wealth, they are still vulnerable and continuing to depend on the United States to guarantee their security no longer appears tenable given the possibility of a broader U.S.-Iranian rapprochement.

And in another article in 2015, we stated:

“We have no religion called ‘Sunni’ or ‘Shiite’” said Erdogan reminding the Muslim world that Turkey will  not join a Sunni alliance with Saudi Arabia, but an Islamic alliance of both Sunnis and Shiites which also includes Iran and wants to become the guardian of this new coalition (Ezekiel 38:7)

It can’t get anymore accurate than this. Everything fits like a glove once you understand biblically which nation is which.

We have been saying this all along. In August 2014 we wrote that:

“Erdogan will not enter any party in the sectarian conflict but intends to use his Sufi brand of Islam to unite the entire Muslim world.”

Far from Wahhabism, Sufism is the most dangerous, not only that because it teaches tremendous violence since it was the Sufis who are the muscle and sinew of the faith advancing it to become the world’s second-largest religion. Sufis are not simply a sect of Islam, but rather heirs of an ancient mystical tradition within both the Sunni and Shia branches of the faith combining their inward quest with war and expansion worldwide. Sufism is also the ecumenical force in which it is the best uniting factor between Shiite and Sunni Muslims.

“This ‘Islamized shamanism’, covering the geographic areas of modern-day Turkey, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kirghizstan, northern Afghanistan, the Turkoman province of Iran and the Uygur district of Xinjian province of China will play a major role in the end times and we predict that the Antichrist is likely to be Sufi.”

Indeed, this is what is happening and as we have been saying years ago: Saudi Arabia is being abandoned, so expect the news headlines for the next couple years to be shock to the world, but not to you.

Erdogan, single-handedly was able to do several things as of late. He was able to revive an Islamic theology which enables himself to be declared as God (here, here, here). He seeks to change set laws in Turkey. He seeks now to unite Shiites and Sunnis to be the guardian of the Muslim world:

“Be you prepared, and prepare for yourself, you, and all your company that are assembled to you, and be you a guard to them.” (Ezekiel 38:7)

The “you” is “Gog” “chief prince of Meshech and Tubal,” that is Turkey. And the “them” are “Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya …” (Ezekiel 38:5). Persia is Iran. This verse alone got us to conclude all of our previous reports that Shiites and Sunnis will be the subject of unity and false peace as Erdogan will attempt to be their guardian. Few verses from the Bible could take a library to explain. And in order to stop Libya and Egypt calling “death to Turkey,” Turkey will invade both Egypt and Libya (Daniel 11:42-43) while Arabia (Sheba and Dedan) will take a sideline when Turkey unites the Muslim world with Turkey’s and Iran’s unifying slogan “death to Israel”.

In the end, it matters little what Muslim divides exist between Shiite vs. Sunni, Wahhabi ISIS vs.  Wahhabist Saudis, Brotherhood vs. Wahhabist. Indeed, all this matters to some extent, these will always divide. But nothing can unite the Muslim world, not even Allah and Muhammad or even their direction of prayer and pilgrim can unite them. It is not the black stone that will unite them, but the burdensome stone, Jerusalem, which will unite them for a moment and will crush them in the end.

Let me explain the Middle East simply: “Death to Turkey,” says Egypt, and while Turkey responds “death to Egypt,” Libya too says “death to Turkey,” and while Turkey responds “death to Libya,” Saudi Arabia says “death to Iran” and while Iran responds “death to Saudi Arabia,” the Yemeni Houthis says “death to Saudi Arabia,” and while the Saudis respond “death to the Houthis,” Hamas says, “death to the Palestinian Authority,” and while the Palestinian Authority responds  “death to Hamas,” all these agree on one ‘death slogan’, that is “death to Israel and death to America”

Why the optimism? ‘Because Trump has arrived on the scene…’

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Jun 12

Turkey Throws Support Behind Qatar in Rift Among Arab Nations

By PATRICK KINGSLEYJUNE 7, 2017

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, center, met with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif of Iran, left, in Ankara on Wednesday. The Turkish foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, is at right. Credit Yasin Bulbul/Turkish Presidential Palace

ISTANBUL — Turkey signaled support for Qatar on Wednesday after the tiny Gulf country was isolated by several of its neighbors in a major rift among Arab nations.

Meeting in a special night session of Parliament, Turkish lawmakers rushed through new laws that will allow the Turkish Army to conduct joint military exercises with Qatar and members of the Turkish gendarmerie to train their Qatari counterparts.

The new legislation also allows Turkey to send more troops to Qatar, where it has an army base and about 150 soldiers.

The moves followed a speech by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey in which he criticized the countries that acted against Qatar, including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt and Yemen.

On Monday, those nations cut diplomatic ties with Qatar and closed their airspace to Qatari planes; Saudi Arabia, Qatar’s only land neighbor, also closed its border to Qatari traffic. Qatar, which imports a large majority of its food, was thrown into crisis.

“I want to clearly say that we disapprove of the sanctions on Qatar,” Mr. Erdogan said in a speech on Tuesday evening, according to the Anadolu Agency, the state-owned news service.

Qatar has angered its neighbors by supporting certain Islamist political movements in the region. Qatari news outlets like Al Jazeera have criticized many of the country’s neighbors. And Qatar is seen in the region as being sympathetic to Saudi Arabia’s nemesis, Iran.

Turkey had initially tried to position itself as an honest broker in the dispute among the Arab states. Mr. Erdogan had a round of phone conversations on Monday with the leaders of Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Russia and Kuwait, whose emir also tried to act as a peacemaker.

“They’re all our Sunni brothers and our friends,” Ilnur Cevik, a foreign policy adviser to Mr. Erdogan, said of the Arab states on Tuesday afternoon, in a show of neutrality.

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But with the new laws, Turkey showed that it was “transitioning from neutral mediator to the role of firmly supporting the side of Qatar,” said Galip Dalay, the research director at Al Sharq Forum, a Turkish research organization.

Mr. Erdogan also met in Ankara on Wednesday with Mohammad Javad Zarif, the foreign minister of Iran, another sign that Turkey was no longer staying on the sidelines.

“Turkey does not want to be forced into this crisis, and having to take one side against another,” Mr. Dalay said. “On the other hand, Turkey is very concerned that if Qatar succumbs to pressure, inevitably Qatar will re-evaluate its relationship with Turkey.”

Turkey is already relatively isolated in the region and is frightened of losing its staunchest regional ally. The Qatari emir was the first foreign leader to telephone Mr. Erdogan during a failed coup in Ankara last year, on a night when Turkey’s other allies were slow to offer support.

Qatar and Turkey also share the same vision for the Middle East, said Ozgur Unluhisarcikli, the Ankara director for the German Marshall Fund of the United States.

“The countries allied with Saudi Arabia want to see Qatar capitulate,” Mr. Unluhisarcikli said. “But Turkey doesn’t want to see this, or see Qatar change its strategy in the Middle East, because broadly speaking, the two countries have the same approach to groups in Egypt, Syria and Palestine” like the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas.

Both Qatar and Turkey welcomed many Muslim Brotherhood members who fled Egypt after the 2013 ouster of Mohamed Morsi, a Muslim Brotherhood leader who had been elected president of Egypt the year before.

“If Qatar gives in to this pressure” from its Arab neighbors, Mr. Dalay said, “that will mean that Turkey’s role in the region will be further constrained.

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Jun 05

Turkey Eclipsing Jordan in Arab Claims to Old City, Temple Mount

By JNI Media May 30, 2017 , 9:00 am

“And they deceive every one his neighbour, and truth they speak not; they have taught their tongue to speak lies, they weary themselves to commit iniquity.” Jeremiah 9:4 (The Israel Bible™)

The Jerusalem municipality’s eastern Jerusalem experts have revealed in recent days that Turkey has been competing with Jordan over influence among Arab residents as well as over control of the Temple Mount, Hashiloach—an Israeli journal for thought and policy, created by the Tikvah Fund—reported last week.

The city’s experts, David Koren and Ben Avrahami, also revealed that Turkey has begun pouring millions of dollars into non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in eastern Jerusalem, in order to strengthen Ankara’s status among the Arab residents, at the expense of Jordan and Israel.

The Arab population of Jerusalem numbers approximately 320,000, with another 50,000 residents of Judea and Samaria who are staying in the city illegally or through family reunification. Jerusalem Arabs constitute about 37 percent of the city’s population and about 20 percent of the Arab population in Israel. In fact, Jerusalem is the city with the highest Arab population density between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea (excluding Gaza). Ramallah has 280,000 residents, and Nazareth, the largest Arab city in Israel, has only 75,000.

The vast majority of Jerusalem’s Arabs are Muslim – the Christian population is estimated at between 10 and 15 thousand.

“The growing involvement of the Erdogan regime, which is now the main patron of the Muslim Brotherhood worldwide, shows that the Turkish actions in Jerusalem are part of a wider process of creating regional Turkish hegemony at the expense of other players,” wrote the Jerusalem mayor’s advisers on the eastern part of the city, noting that “the biggest loser from the increased Turkish presence is Jordan, which for many years had enjoyed the status of Custodian of the Holy Places and the protector of the residents of eastern Jerusalem.

“The greatest threat to the Hashemite Kingdom on the Temple Mount comes from Turkey.”

Earlier this month, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan slammed Israel for “massacring the Palestinians,” calling on the Turks to visit the Al-Aqsa Mosque and dubbing Israel’s control of Jerusalem “an insult.” He also attacked President Donald Trump’s plans to move the US embassy to Jerusalem, and declared that “all Muslims must defend Jerusalem.”

The experts added that in May 2015, Muslim worshipers expelled the chief Jordanian Kadi from the Temple Mount, while at the same time receiving with great honor the Turkish minister of religious affairs. “In recent years, the Turks have poured considerable sums of money into the Temple Mount for a number of activities: Koran reading groups, transporting worshipers to and from the mosque, Ramadan meals, renovations, and cleaning. As a rule, whether deliberately or not, Muslim groups on the Temple Mount are acting in favor of Turkey and to the detriment of Jordan.

“In their view, replacing the Jordanian presence with Turkish presence would be a positive and welcome step,” Koren and Avrahami wrote.

“Erdogan’s Turkey now enjoys unprecedented popularity among the residents of eastern Jerusalem,” the report continued. “Turkish flags are often seen hanging from rooftops in the eastern part of the city and even on the Temple Mount, and Turkish culture is being revived, which is reflected in Turkish language courses, Turkish music and Turkish cuisine.”

One hundred years after the last Turkish soldier was chased out of Jerusalem by the invading British Empire, “Turkey’s public support for the Palestinian cause and the Al-Aqsa conflict, and their channeling of millions of dollars into eastern Jerusalem, bear many fruits in the form of sympathy and support,” the experts concluded, adding that the Turks’ “involvement is made possible by their cooperation with Muslim Brotherhood elements in the city, who are often being used as their allies and collaborators.”

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May 15

End-of-Days Prophecy Describes Erdogan Leading Ishmael to Final War for Jerusalem

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz May 11, 2017 , 12:30 pm

“And he said: ‘Hearken ye, all Yehudah, and ye inhabitants of Yerushalayim, and thou king Yehoshafat: thus saith Hashem unto you: Fear not ye, neither be dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God’s.” II Chronicles 20:15 (The Israel Bible™)

This week, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan established himself as a leader in the End-of-Days by calling for the Islam to unite for Jerusalem. Erdogan’s perplexing statement could be the cry that rallies the world of Ishmael for the prophesied third and final battle of Jerusalem preceding the Messiah.

On Monday, at the opening ceremony of the International Forum on Al-Quds Wakfs (Islamic trusts) in Istanbul, Erdogan called for hundreds of thousands of Muslims to ascend to the Temple Mount, thundering, “Each day that Jerusalem is under occupation is an insult to us.”

Rabbi Berger, rabbi of the Tomb of King David on Mount Zion, believes that Erdogan’s call to Muslims was based in a Jewish prophecy that predates Islam.

“Erdogan is fulfilling a prophecy as the leader of his country,” Rabbi Berger told Breaking Israel News. “Just like Pharaoh in Egypt.”

The rabbi related a prophecy written in Pirkei D’Rebbe Eliezer, a collection of Biblical exegesis believed to have been compiled in the seventh century. He explained that according to the prophecy, the “sons of Ishmael”, which the rabbi identifies as Islam, will wage a war against “Edom”, which the rabbi identifies as Christianity. After this war, the sons of Ishmael will wage three wars against the Jews focused around Jerusalem.

“Rabbi Ishmael (the High Priest) said, ‘Three wars of turmoil the Sons of Ishmael are destined to wage in Israel in the end-of-days’,” the prophecy reads, citing a verse in Isaiah.

For they fled away from the swords, from the drawn sword, and from the bent bow, and from the grievousness of war. Isaiah 21:15

The prophecy continues, “And from there, the Messiah from the House of David will grow, and he will witness their destruction, and then he will come to Israel.”

Rabbi Berger explained how the prophecy, written hundreds of years before Muhammad founded Islam, related to current events.

“The war between Islam and Christianity has been going on for some time now, in Europe and America,” Rabbi Berger said.  He identified the two intifadas Israel has suffered, the first from 1987-1993 and the second from 2000-2005, as the first two wars to which the prophecy refers.

“Erdogan has just declared the third and final war for Jerusalem as foretold in the prophecy,” Rabbi Berger said.

He noted that while Erdogan might not seem the natural Arab leader to unite the Muslims, he had touched on a universal message in targeting Jerusalem which would, in a sense, ‘activate’ the need to fulfill the prophecy.

“The world of Islam is fighting among itself and Erdogan is not a major Islamic leader,” Rabbi Berger said. “But his call to unite in the fight for Jerusalem will resonate among the Muslims because it is the call they have been waiting for. It is written in their soul.”

The Islamic war for Jerusalem was also predicted in the Zohar, the foundational work of Jewish mysticism. It is written in the Zohar that in the sixth cycle of 1,000 years, “there will be a spiritual process of 70 days”, which “will return the Torah to Moses”. After that, “a great cry will go up to God from Israel from the suffering.” The Zohar (Vayera 1:119a) then predicts a multinational war for Jerusalem led by Islam, basing this prophecy on a verse in the final chapter of Zechariah.

For I will gather all nations against Yerushalayim to battle; and the city shall be taken and the houses rifled and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity but the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city. Zechariah 14:2

Professor Ze’ev Maghen of the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic studies (BESA) explained that Turkey has a powerful political interest in Jerusalem as well which relates to the historic ties between the two regions.

“It should be remembered that Erdogan inherited the title of leader of the Ottoman Empire, which ruled over Jerusalem and its holy places, politically and religiously, for 400 years,” Dr. Maghen told Breaking Israel News. “Erdogan is, after all, an Islamist, and Jerusalem is the third holiest city in Islam.”

The professor explained that as leader of the current incarnation of the Ottoman Empire, Erdogan sees it is his role to lead the Islamic battle for Jerusalem.

“Since Saudi Arabia as the leader of Sunni Wahabism rules over the holy city of Mecca, it is only natural that a call to war would focus on Jerusalem,” said Dr. Maghen. “For that reason, Iran has a Jerusalem Day.”

Iran instituted ‘Quds Day’ in 1979 as an annual holiday held on the last day of the Ramadan period of fasting. It was intended to be in direct opposition to Israel’s celebration of Jerusalem Day. At its inception, the Ayatollah Khomeini, the spiritual leader of Iran, declared the “liberation” of Jerusalem a religious duty to all Muslims.

Essentially, Dr. Maghen concluded, “Erdogan’s call for Islam to unify in the fight for Jerusalem dates back to Suleiman the Magnificent, leading to the 200-year battle against the Christian Crusaders.”

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May 10

Turkey’s Erdogan Calls on Muslims to Ascent Temple Mount in Defiance of Jerusalem “Occupation”

By JNS May 9, 2017 , 7:30 am

“Who devise evil things in their heart; every day do they stir up wars.” Psalms 140:3 (The Israel Bible™)

President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan (Facebook)

In an anti-Israel tirade Monday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for thousands of Muslims to ascend the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

Erdogan made the remarks at the opening of the Al-Quds Waqf International Forum in Istanbul, saying Turkey will not allow for Muslim prayers to be silenced in Jerusalem.

“Turkey attaches great importance to the justified resistance of the Palestinians and will not yield to Israeli attempts to change the status quo in the Al-Aqsa mosque,” said Erdogan, Turkey’s Daily Saba newspaper reported. “We as Muslims should visit the Al-Aqsa mosque more often, every day that Jerusalem is under occupation is an insult to us.”

Erdogan also criticized Israel for its “Muezzin Bill,” which is meant to limit the volume of Muslim calls to prayer during early morning hours.

“The fact that such an issue is even coming to the agenda is shameful,” Erodgan said. “Why are you afraid of the freedom of faith if you believe in your faith? I am now reminding Israeli administrators: If you believe in your faith, then why are you afraid of the sound of our prayers?”

The Turkish leader called Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians “racist and discriminatory,” and said Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip “has no place in humanity.”

The Israeli government was swift in condemning Erdogan’s comments as “baseless slander.”

“Anyone who systemically violates human rights in their own country, should not preach about morality to the only democracy in the region,” Israel’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement, adding, “Israel strictly adheres to protecting full freedom of worship for Jews, Muslims and Christians.”

Turkey and Israel last year agreed to normalize diplomatic ties following a six-year rift in their relationship, but Erdogan has a history of anti-Israel and anti-Semitic remarks.

In his comments at the conference in Istanbul, Erodgan also criticized promises by President Donald Trump to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, saying the plan is “extremely wrong” and should be “dropped from the agenda.”

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May 04

UNESCO Makes Outrageous Move Denying Israel’s Sovereignty in Jerusalem – on Independence Day

By JNS May 3, 2017 , 8:30 am

“Fret not thyself because of evil-doers, neither be thou envious against them that work unrighteousness. For they shall soon wither like the grass, and fade as the green herb.” Psalms 37:1 (The Israel Bible™)

As millions of Israeli and diaspora Jews marked Israel’s 69th Independence Day, the United Nations cultural body UNESCO voted Tuesday to adopt a resolution denying Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem.

The resolution—which passed in a 22-10 vote, with 23 abstentions—states that “all legislative and administrative measures and actions taken by Israel, the occupying Power, which have altered or purport to alter the character and status of the Holy City of Jerusalem, and in particular the ‘basic law’ on Jerusalem, are null and void and must be rescinded forthwith.”

The 10 countries voting against the resolution were the U.S., U.K., Italy, Netherlands, Lithuania, Greece, Paraguay, Ukraine, Togo and Germany. Among those voting in favor of the measure were Brazil, China, Egypt, Iran, Russia, South Africa and Sweden.

Italy was the only European Union country to publicly oppose the resolution ahead of the vote.

“Our opinion is very clear,” Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano said. “UNESCO cannot be the place for a permanent ideological confrontation.”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday, “There is no nation in the world for whom Jerusalem is more holy than for the Jewish people,” adding that UNESCO “is trying to bury this truth. We will uphold it.”

Israel’s Ambassador to the U.N. Danny Danon called the resolution “distorted” and “shameful,” and said it will “not change the fact that Jerusalem is the eternal capital of the Jewish people.”

Last October, UNESCO passed two separate resolutions ignoring Jewish and Christian ties to Jerusalem’s holy sites.

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