Category: Antichrist

Oct 18

Now Erdogan Says Turkey Doesn’t Need U.S.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a group of regional governors that Turkey no longer needs the U.S. as diplomatic tensions with the NATO ally grow more intense.

October 13, 2017

The divorce is nearly over—Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday his country no longer needs the U.S.

Blaming U.S. Ambassador John Bass—an Obama appointee who President Donald Trump has tapped to be Ambassador to Afghanistan—for the current diplomatic standoff, the Turkish leader told a group of regional governors:

“We are not a tribal state. We are the state of the Republic of Turkey and you will accept it. If you don’t, then sorry but we do not need you.

The decision taken by the U.S. Consulate and the statements made after it are not related to the truth or reality. A junta within the American bureaucracy that is related to the previous administration aims to sabotage relations between the new administration and Turkey.”

Erdogan made similar statements about the European Union recently, and has been building a warmer relationship with Russia and Iran, as well. Turkey is a NATO ally of the U.S.

The president is incensed by the U.S. decision to stop issuing non-immigrant visas in Turkey in the wake of his government’s arrest of consulate worker Metin Topuz. Ankara accuses him of taking part in the plot to overthrow the government in July of 2016.

State Department Spokeswoman Heather Nauert, however, said the decision for visa suspension was taken in coordination with the department, the White House and the National Security Council. Turkey has imposed a reciprocal arrangement with entry visas for Americans.

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Oct 09

Erdogan: Turkey No Longer Interested in EU Membership

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said during a speech to his country’s parliament that he’s no longer interested in European Union membership.

October 03, 2017

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters Tuesday his government is no longer interested in European Union membership.

In a speech to his nation’s parliament, he said:

“We will not be the side which gives up. To tell the truth, we don’t need EU membership anymore.

The EU failed us in a fight against terrorism. If the EU is going to leap forward, there is only one way to do so. And it is to grant Turkey membership and start an action of cultural and economic growth.”

Turkey remains a member of NATO, but German Chancellor Angela Merkel has repeatedly blocked its admission to the EU. These new comments, in addition to Erdogan’s continued overtures to both Russia and Iran, suggest those tensions will continue to build.

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Sep 25

Turkey Is Attacking The Christian Calendar System As It Moves Closer To Being Under The Antichrist

By Shoebat Foundation on September 21, 2017 in Featured, General

By Walid Shoebat

When the Antichrist system begins to appear, the world will not recognize it. No, not even most students of Bible prophecy will see it coming. The mark of the beast will hit them smack in the face and the masses will be oblivious to it. This includes most claiming Christians. In fact these will even follow the Antichrist’s agendas and not even know it because their prejudices obstruct them from seeing the truth.

Take the news in Turkey for example. For years we have been warning that Turkey will fulfill Daniels’ prophecy to change “set times” (the calendar) and “set laws” (the Constitution). We have warned that to change “set times” will primarily be regarding Turkey changing its calendar system from Gregorian to Hijra (Islamic calendar).

And what do we read on Turkey’s media headlines today? Here is Hurriet Daily News:

Turkish Muslims will celebrate the birth of the Prophet Muhammad in the week starting Nov. 29 this year following a date change made by the new chair of the Religious Affairs Directorate (Diyanet), Ali Erbaş.

“Events and activities to better understand the Prophet’s construction of a culture, which began with his migration [from Mecca to Medina], will take place inside and outside Turkey, on Mawlid,” said Erbaş on Sept. 21.

Mawlid is a holy night to observe the birthday of Muhammad, which is celebrated in the third month of the Islamic calendar.

The Holy Birth Week was held in the second week of April from 2008 until this year.

With the latest change, Turkey will mark the prophet’s life according to a Hijri calendar, instead of the Gregorian calendar.

Get it? Turkey is slowly beginning to phase out Latin and Gregorian calendars because these systems honors the Son of God. Changing the calendar system is why Erdogan appointed Ali Erbaş as the country’s top religious authority on Sept. 18, replacing Mehmet Görmez, who was made to step aside.

Back in 2010 we warned:

“So according to the Bible, the Antichrist is said to attempt to “change times and laws.” The religion of Islam fulfills this description to an “absolute T.” (God’s War On Terror, Page 87).

“According to the Prophet Daniel, “He [Antichrist] will speak against the Most High and oppress the saints and try to change the set times and the laws.” (Daniel 7:25) In this passage, we find an important clue; for by his actions, we can assess his origin. Not knowing how to deal with this piece of the puzzle, many students of Bible prophecy have speculated that the Antichrist will try to change cosmic laws. But the text infers no such thing. It simply says that he will desire to change two things: times (the accepted world calendar) and laws. If we simply take the text at its face value, we find a simple warning that the Antichrist will attempt to change the times (calendar), legal systems, and constitutions. (GWOT, page 85)”

For years we have been warning that Turkey will change set times and set laws. They are already doing this.

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk had done away with all Islamic system in 1937. But people took offense, especially when Ataturk implemented the the Gregorian calendar and replaced the fez with European hats, switching from the Arabic alphabet to the Latin alphabet, the introduction of Sunday as a new weekly holiday instead of Friday and the implementation of women’s voting rights.

All this must be reversed so that the Gregorian calendar, the latin and women’s desires to vote will no longer be honored “he will not honor the desire of women”.

This “change” of “set times” will be on the increase as we move in closer to the end. The Latin seems to be under attack, not just amongst Islamists but the Latin is slowly being phased out in worship services in the Catholic church as well. The less that people can link to historic Christianity, the more that they will forget about Christianity’s roots in Rome. While Muslims, and Protestants approve of such changes, since both have qualms with Rome, the New Order (Novus Ordo) are all moving towards that direction and people simply do not care. The further we get closer to the system of Antichrist, the lesser that people will see it.

Pretty soon even we will disappear from the scene as the evil global system will begin to ratchet the social media and the coming generation will completely phase us out.

Today even Donald Trump complimented Erdogan without much objection from the masses. Trump said Erdogan “gets high marks” and “is becoming a friend of mine.” U.S. and Turkey “right now [are] as close as we’ve ever been”.

So behold your king:

Today people are being polarized to the max and all must conform to certain social fads. Today everyone must conform to becoming pro-gay. Even in America, one must either be pro or against immigrants. You are either right wing or left wing, so-called conservative or die-hard liberal. These days we could write about the brains of holocaust victims “German Scientists Will Be Studying The Brains Of Holocaust Victims, And Now The German Government Is Talking About Creating Nuclear Bombs” and people will not care. They will simply salivate and wait to watch what their favorite media fraudster will dish out. Holocaust denial is at epic high and experimentation on human fetuses continues preparing the world to witness how Wisdom II will soon be fulfilled leaving behind few Christians on the earth.

The mark of the Christian is his/her refusal to comply with the world. These days I trust no president, no system, no leaderships in any church, no hopefuls, no politician, no democrat, no republican, no shiite, no sunni, no Protestant leaders, no Catholic leaders, no Orthodox leaders, no Novus Ordo, no SSPX, no Putin or Trump… I trust no one but God who is no respecter of persons.

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Sep 14

Saudi Arabia Is So Dead: Qatar Invites Iran To Opening Of New Seaport Between Two Countries For The Purpose Of Building Ties With Turkey

By Andrew Bieszad on September 4, 2017 in Featured, General

Qatar has just announced that it is opening a major brand new sea port and has invited Iran for an official visit. As stated, the purpose will be to help with facilitating economic exchange between Qatar, Iran, and Turkey:

Abbas Akhoundi of Iran will head a delegation in his Tuesday visit to Qatar where a new sea port is slated to open.

Abbas Akhoundi, Iran’s Roads and Urban Development Minister, is to head a ranking delegation in a visit to Qatar on Tuesday.

The Iranian official is to attend the official inauguration ceremony of Qatar’s Hamad Port on Tuesday. While the port has been in operation in the last months, the official full capacity kick-off of the hub will be on Tuesday.

The new Qatari port is the main rival of Shahid Rajaee Port, Iran’s biggest container port at the mouth of the Strait of Hormuz.

Qatari Port officials say that the port can process 7.5 million containers a year which gives a margin of advantage to the Qatari port vis-à-vis the annual capacity of Iranian port which is 6.5 million containers.

Mr. Akhoundi who is travelling to Qatar in response to the invitation submitted by his Qatari counterpart will sign a memorandum of understanding to ease international transportation and transit between Iran, Turkey, and Qatar. (source)

We have been following the development of Iranian-Turkish relations because as Walid has pointed out, they pertain directly to the future of Saudi Arabia and the return of the once decease Ottoman menace as a world power, and this time even more savage than before.

Contrary to what most Americans believe, Saudi Arabia is not as powerful as it is. While a powerful and oil-rich nation, Saudi Arabia’s wealth and power is due strictly to the abundance of oil in that nation and the fact that America’s economy cannot survive without a steady flow of cheap crude oil. While the Saudi Royal Family is the public face and head of the nation, the nation is actually run by ARAMCO- the Arabian-American Oil Company, which is the official government oil-exporting company and the largest of its kind in the world.

Saudi Arabia grows almost nothing of its own food, and to such a point that 80% of its food is imported. Contrary to the image of a modern nation (in spite of the well-known application of Islamic law and its subsequent brutality) that it presents, many Saudis live in abject poverty and misery. The Royal Family is as notorious for its governance of their nation as they are for their lavish lifestyles and open flouting of all the teachings of Islam. Add to that the long-standing conflict that Saudi Arabia has with the Hashemite family of Jordan, who are regarded as the direct biological descendants of Muhammad, over custody of the Islamic sacred sites of Mecca and Medina, and there is today what existed in France during the years building up to that which eventually culminated in the French Revolution, except in an Islamic context.

Enter into this picture Turkey and Iran.

Arabia and Iran have been feuding with each other since antiquity and well before Islam. The conflict there has not changed in its essence. The same can be said about Turkey and Iran, for both nations have been in conflict with each other well before the advent and subsequent Islamic conquests of both Persia and later, Byzantium. The conflict is as much geopolitical as it is religious, but given the geopolitical history, the religious nature simply fuels what already has existed for millennia.

Turkey and Iran, though historical enemies, are working together right now to build relations in a way that has not been done in likely centuries. Qatar, while a small nation, is a major economic and political player in the region just as is the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, and all three of these nations have close ties to Iran as well as hate the Saud Family. Of all the Middle Eastern nations, Turkey is the most powerful and also the most dangerous historically speaking in the same way that Germany has been for Europe or Japan for the Far East. Turkey has the largest military, it has a younger population with respect to its neighbors, and given its imperial history, it is attempting to restore its glory days of the past, which in a Turkish context means the revival of the Ottoman Empire and all of the horrors that came with it.

Turkey and Germany are historical allies going back to the fall of Constantinople in 1453, for it was a Hungarian engineer of German extraction, Orban, who sold the weapons to the Turks that destroyed the Byzantine Empire. In both World Wars I and II Germany and Turkey were allies, and as we have detailed through our Shoebat Exclusive investigations, Germany and Turkey are once again attempting to re-unite with their third ally, Japan, to form an axis of power stretching from Europe to the Far East. It is for this reason that Germany and Japan are reviving old economic relationships with African nations formerly in their economic sphere of influence just as how those two nations are creating the largest free trade zone in the world, just as how Japan is helping Turkey build nuclear weapons now. Given the situation, it makes perfect sense that Turkey and Iran would also be simultaneously deepening their economic ties.

Economy always precedes policy. What begins as a trade war will turn into a hot war, and improved trade relations mean the formation of political alliances.

As I wrote in the title, to use a colloquialism, ‘Saudi Arabia is SO dead’. It does not matter how much oil they have or do not have, because they are unstable internally on account of the hatred from their own people and facing massive military and economic threats from without, in particular from their former Ottoman masters who are rising once again to power.

What is happening in Qatar now is not peace talks, and this is not the opening of another mere port. This is the formation of economic alliances that will turn into political ones and the preparation for an Ottoman conquest of Arabia that will be cheered (at least initially) by many poor Saudis as the Ottomans do to the Saud family what the French did to their King three centuries ago.

Do not think that Europe will be spared either. For as Turkey rises so will Germany rise in proportion with them, and eventually will re-assert itself in Europe just as it did in the First and Second World Wars, leading to the same horrible results except even more widespread and more efficiently executed than before.

Christians likewise will not be safe anywhere, for as Germany has returned to paganism, Japan always having been pagan, and Turkey following Islam, it will be (as we have warned) an absolute struggle for power in which Christians will be attacked and murdered by European, Middle Easterner, and Asian alike. For as we have said that a man is saved by grace and not by race, so it will not matter in the coming struggle what race you are, because if you choose the grace of God you will be marked as a target.

Just as in ancient times and again today, it will be Christ against the world.

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Sep 05

12 Aug The Death of the Turkish Republic, the Rebirth of the Turkish Caliphate

by Joel Richardson

In 2004 when I wrote my book Islamic Antichrist, the nation of Turkey was still viewed by virtually all western political analysts as the model government to be replicated throughout the Muslim world. The AKP party, led by Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was looked to as proof positive that moderate Islamist governments were possible. Even Reagan conservatives argued that moderate Islamist governments were the future of the region. If we simply offered people the option between freedom, (albeit with an Islamist veneer) and traditional Middle Eastern authoritarianism, they would always choose freedom. Beyond this, it was argued that the hearts of the Turkish people were very much turning to the West, rejecting the values of the Muslim world to the east.

Despite the reality on the ground however, this was not the future the Bible described for Asia Minor. Twenty five hundred years ago, the prophet Ezekiel foretold a last days invasion of Israel, that would specifically be led by Turkey. In my book Mideast Beast, I carefully work through Ezekiel’s prophecy to show how the Bible doesn’t point to a last days Russian led invasion of Israel, but instead points to an invasion led by Turkey. In order for the false perceptions of the early twenty first century to become the grim reality described in the Bible however, much had to change. These changes, as we’ve now witnessed, took far less time than most could have ever imagined. As recently as 2012, President Obama named Turkey’s current President Erdoğan as one of his top three closest friends among world leaders. A quick five years later, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has emerged as one of the most dangerous dictators of our day.

Since Erdoğan has assumed complete control of Turkey, there are now more journalists in prison there than any other nation on the earth. The AKP led government has assumed complete control over virtually every media outlet in the nation. The President has even sought to arrest his critics in nations as far abroad as Germany and the United States. Erdoğan openly stated that he has imprisoned foreign citizens to use as bargaining chips in his hope that foreign governments will extradite his critics to Turkey for punishment. Well over a hundred thousand of its own citizens have either been indefinitely imprisoned or fired from their jobs on suspicion of supporting opposition perspectives. Throughout the nation, men and woman continue to randomly and suddenly disappear, literally snatched off the streets simply for suspicion of holding critical views of the President. The elderly, those with incapacitating illnesses, pregnant women, and even babies are now routinely incarcerated. The current national roundup of Erdoğan’s enemies, or political opponents is eerily reminiscent of Nazi Germany. Yet this is just the beginning.

We have reached the point where the President of a NATO nation is now openly threatening European nations, while he increases military cooperation with Russia. Turkish forces brazenly attack US allies in northern Syria and Iraq, and the President openly brags about it, taunting us to do anything about it. After sending Turkish troops into northern Iraq, Erdoğan responded to Iraqi President Abadi’s protests by saying, “We do not need your permission!” There is abundant evidence that for the first few years of the ISIS Caliphate, Erdoğan’s government was actually assisting them with everything from medical treatment in Turkey, to logistical support, to actually supplying them with weapons. Instead of working to destroy ISIS on its southern border, Turkey has worked to target the Kurds, the primary group responsible for successfully fighting ISIS these past three years. A prominent AKP sponsored Imam has even publicly called for a Turkish invasion of Jerusalem. Meanwhile, a few dozen nuclear warheads still remain under Turkish control at the Inçirlik Airbase in eastern Turkey. Something has gone deeply, deeply wrong.

How did this all come about? In order to better understand how we got here, we need to step back to the early part of last century, when the Ottoman Empire was crumbling. Often referred to then as, “the sick man of Europe,” Turkey’s economy was a complete quagmire. Meanwhile the industrial revolution throughout the West was in full swing. As developing technologies and the economies of the western world were skyrocketing, Turkey, as the leader of much of the Islamic world was floundering. Enter Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. (Ataturk is actually an honorific title meaning the father of the Turks). Ataturk looked out and contrasted the ascendancy of Europe with the slumping condition of the Ottoman Empire and decided that he had discovered the problem. More than nearly anything else, it was Islam that was holding Turkey back from modernization, advancement, and ultimately competing with Europe. Ataturk reasoned that if a more secular republic could be established, then Turkey would be unfettered to rise just like the West. While maintaining its Muslim cultural identity, the government itself would be free from the antiquated restraints of Islam. And so Ataturk become responsible not only for dissolving the government and office of the Caliph, (the religious-political-military head of the Muslim world located in Istanbul), but also setting in place a rigid system of checks and balances whereby Turkey would forever remain a more secular nation. If any particular government in Turkey become too Islamic, then the secular controlled military would step in and remove them from power. Over the past 80 years in Turkey this has happened several times actually, with the secularist elites in control of the military each time wresting control of the Republic of Turkey back from any overly Islamist oriented governments.

While most students of history are familiar with Ataturk, few are familiar with another looming figure, a contemporary of Ataturk named Bediuzzaman Said Al-Nursî. (Bediuzzaman is also an honorific title meaning something along the line of, “the most wonderful, unique, elevated man of the time”), Nursî was an Imam and theologian who understood well the thought process of Ataturk and sought to counter his efforts to secularize Turkey. Of all the various Islamist thinkers with goals of restoring the Caliphate, Nursî is the dark horse, little known, even among many students of Islamic history. Beside Sayyid Qutb (father of the Muslim Brotherhood), Ibn Taymiyyah (Wahabbism, Salafism), or Abul A’la Maududi (Jamaat-e-Islami), Al-Nursî is easily just as important. In my opinion, Nursî’s methodology was far superior to any of the other fathers of Islamist movements. Unlike the others who emphasized violent jihad to accomplish their goals, Nursî emphasized things like science, good deeds, and interfaith dialogue. In this regard, Nursî is the father of what we could call, “Turkish Islam.” Instead of confronting the Western world with acts of jihad and violent resistance, Nursî sought to create a form of Islam that the West would welcome with open arms, roll the red carpet out for. It worked like clockwork. The West took the bait and swallowed the hook. This was the kind of Islam that the West wanted to champion; a moderated, decaffeinated, Christianized form of Islam.

Taking the baton from Nursî, a highly charismatic imam named Fethullah Gülen, dramatically expanded upon all that Bediuzzaman started. Though preaching a more nationalist message than Nursî, Gülen also preached a Islam intermingled with an emphasis on education, science, charitable acts of kindness and service—and its greatest outreach tool—interfaith dialogue. As wonderful as this may all sound to the modern ear, Gülen is also infamous for having been secretly recorded instructing his followers to “infiltrate the very arteries of the system” of society and government to “lay in wait until the most opportune time” to retake Turkey from the secularists to ultimately re-establish the Turkish-led Caliphate. Ironically, Gülen today lives in rural Pennsylvania, under the protection of the United States government. There are also over 120 charter schools in the US under Gülen’s organization.

With regard to the rise of Erdoğan, What must be understood is that it was specifically this vast throng of Nursî and Gülen supporters who created the very backbone of Erdoğan’s support. The Gülenists had followed their leader’s dictates and infiltrated virtually every sphere of society. It was through this vast support base that Erdoğan rode to power over the past fifteen years. It was not until the summer of 2013, that a dramatic spilt between the Gülenists and Erdoğan emerged. As the regional unrest of the Arab Spring finally reached Turkey, the Islamist government began violently cracking down on its own citizens. A handful died in the protests and thousands were hospitalized. Having been in Taksim Square on May 15, 2013, the night of that years most violent crackdown on the protestors, I can testify that the tactics of the government against its people were absolutely brutal.

Concerned at the heavy handed tactics of Erdogan’s government, from his hideaway in Pennsylvania, Gülen began criticizing Erdoğan. Like any narcissistic dictator, who demand absolute loyalty, Erdoğan would have absolutely none of it. What began as an escalating war of words soon grew into a full blown clash of the titans. Gülen struck first with several high level Erdoğan officials being arrested in multiple nighttime raids. Going for the jugular, the Gülenists targeted Erdoğan’s own son Bilal. To further rub salt into the wound, Gülen’s agents released a secret recording of President Erdoğan on the phone with his son frantically warning him that the police were on their way and that he needed to immediately remove piles of boxes filled with cash from his house. Caught red-handed and utterly embarrassed, Erdoğan claimed the tapes were doctored and although it was obviously his voice, he continues to vociferously deny it to this day. The gauntlet had been cast and for the next few years the secret war between Erdoğan’s AKP supporters and Gülen’s deep-state followers continued to roll over at full boil.

On the night of July 15, 2016, the conflict came to a full head, with the now infamous failed Turkish coup d’état. The attempt to overthrow the government was carried out by a faction within the military with ties to Fethullah Gülen. Despite a night of violent attacks and hundreds of deaths, by morning, Erdoğan had regained control of the nation and crushed the rebellion. Immediately, President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry took to the podium and publicly called on all Turkish political parties and citizens to support Erdoğan and the AKP party.

Since that night, analysts have sought to determine wether the coup was a genuine failed coup or if it was all staged by Erdoğan and his agents. The best analysis seems to indicate that it was likely a controlled coup attempt, one that the AKP run government had advance knowledge of and yet allowed to happen as an excuse to carry out the harsh purge of its political opponents.

This wouldn’t be the first time that the AKP had staged a red-flag event for the purpose of removing its political enemies. On two occasions the government claimed that the leaders of the Turkish military were engaged in a conspiracy to stage a series of terrorist attacks throughout the nation, as an excuse to remove the Islamist led AKP party. Instead, the AKP had hundreds of top military leaders arrested and removed from office. They were all replaced by officers faithful to Erdogan. The AKP had effectively beheaded the only wing of the Turkish government capable of removing a runaway Islamist dictatorship.

It worked perfectly the first time, and it worked even better the second time. Just one year after the failed coup, Erdoğan’s government has arrested over 123,000 citizens, has fired over 145,000, removed nearly 9,000 academics, closed over 2,000 schools, arrested nearly 300 journalists, shut down close to 200 media outlets, and has dismissed close to 5,000 judges. This doesn’t include the increasing number of men and woman who continue to simply disappear, having been literally snatched off the streets never to be seen again. This is unparalleled in modern history. Turkey has experienced its own “Nacht der langen Messer,” or “Night of Long-Knives.” Hitler’s 1934 extrajudicial assault on his own supporters know as “the Brownshirts,” bears a striking resemblance to Erdoğan’s purge of the Gülenists. Although he could not have become President if not for their support, he turned on them and crushed them.

Now that Erdoğan has attained absolute power over Turkey, the moderate character that he played to win the support of the western world is no longer needed. His mask has been removed and his true colors revealed. Now he is free to openly threaten European leaders. As I have been warning for well over a decade, the moderate Islamist who supports democracy was all a facade. His plan, declared nearly twenty years ago, went perfectly according to his plan.As he said then, “Democracy is like a streetcar, you ride it until you get where you need to get, and then you get off.” This is exactly where we find ourselves today.

So what does the future hold?

In 2013, during the height of the Turkish riots, I not only attended one of the protests, but also attended a massive political rally for Erdoğan. This was far and away the largest gathering I have ever been to in my life. As far as the eye could see, there was a throng of supporters waving Turkish flags and chanting their heor’s name: “Recep. Tayyip. Erdoğan. Recep-Tayyip-Erdoğan!” I commented then, and will reiterate now, I have never felt as though I was watching history repeat as clearly as I did that day. The combination of nationalism, Islamism, and over-the-top political hero worship on display that day should be terrifying to anyone with foresight. One would have to have been completely blind not to have seen the dark ghost of Nazi Germany hanging over the crowd that day.

For years, analysts tried to shout down warnings that Erdoğan has a desire to return to the Ottoman era. Today those same critics are taking a fresh look at the man they once made excuses for and even championed. On the day that Erdoğan won the referendum (allowing him to rewrite the Turkish constitution and which effectively brought an end to the secular democratic Republic of Turkey as envisioned by Ataturk), to celebrate his victory, he made a very symbolic statement. Not only did he specifically avoid visiting the tomb of Ataturk, but instead, he visited the tomb of Sultan Selim I. He was making a very clear statement. Known as Selim the Grim, the Sultan ruled the Ottoman Empire from 1512 to 1520. He is most remembered for his expansionist conquest over Egypt, Syria, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia. Erdoğan was sending a very clear message. The era of Ataturk is over. There is a new Sultan Selim the Grim in power.

There is a Turkish proverb that says, “Show the people death, and they will happily embrace malaria.” In other words, compared to the horror of the ISIS Caliphate, a Turkish Caliphate looks quite appealing. Even in the western press, various think tanks and op-ed pieces are now suggesting that the key to Middle Eastern stability is a return to Ottoman regional control—a new Turkish Ottoman order of sorts. As the ISIS Caliphate collapses, and much of the civilized world is breathing a sigh of relief, many others throughout the Muslim world, while acknowledging the horrific excesses of ISIS, also recognize that there is indeed a significant cry through the Muslim world for the restoration of the Caliphate. Having a Caliphate in place is an essential part of Muslim life and doctrine. It is as foundational to Muslims as having a Pope in office is to Catholics. Within Islamic theology and practice, the Caliphate is the very means by which Shariah (“God’s law” as Muslims might say), is be established, safeguarded, and ultimately spread throughout the world. Since that fateful year of 1923 when Mustafa Kemal Ataturk oversaw the dismantling of the Ottoman Caliphate, Islamist thinkers, dreamers, and the organizations they birthed have been strategizing and fighting to see its restoration. As the ISIS Caliphate collapses, there is a much larger shadow rising not only over the Middle East, but also well into Europe. The history of American foreign policy has somewhat been a circus of creating our enemies of tomorrow, today. We did it with the Taliban. We did it with Saddam Hussein. We arguably did it with Osama Bin Laden. Each time, it was a short decade or more before we were at war with the very enemies that we had supported, backed, and even trained. After 16 years in Afghanistan and Iraq, with American military resources drained, and well over 4000 American soldiers dead, one could argue the region is in a worse condition than when we first began. But here’s the kicker; the Taliban and Saddam Hussein are small potatoes compared to Turkey, a nation that has the largest army in the Middle East. If my understanding of Biblical prophecy is correct, this time, the very monster that the United States helped to create, is going to be a lot more than the world can handle.

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Aug 21

Turkey Moves to Closer Relationship with Iran

August 17, 2017

Turkey and Iran have agreed to boost military cooperation after talks in Ankara this week between the Iranian armed forces chief of staff and Turkish leaders, President Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman said on Thursday.

Iran’s military chief General Mohammad Baqeri met Erdogan on Wednesday on a visit that Turkish media said was the first to Turkey by an Iranian military chief of staff since the 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran.

Erdogan spokesman Ibrahim Kalin described the visit as “fruitful and successful”, adding that talks focused on counter-terrorism, the battle with Islamic State, and a joint effort by Iran, Turkey and Russia to stem the fighting in parts of Syria:

“An agreement was reached to hold further high-level visits from now on. A series of activities will also be held to boost military cooperation.”

Baqeri’s trip to Ankara came days ahead of a planned visit by U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. Ties between NATO allies Turkey and the United States have been strained by Washington’s support for Kurdish YPG fighters leading the assault on Islamic State in the Syrian city of Raqqa.

Turkey says the YPG is indistinguishable from the outlawed Kurdish PKK which has been waging an insurgency in southeast Turkey for more than 30 years. Washington sees it as a vital ally in the fight to defeat Islamic State.

Iran’s semi-official Tasnim news agency quoted Baqeri as saying he had agreed with Turkey to hold joint training courses, and increase counter-terrorism intelligence sharing.

He said Erdogan would visit Iran in the near future.

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Aug 09

Erdogan Wants The Keys To Mecca And Jerusalem And Will Stop At Nothing To Expand His Muslim Caliphate Agenda

By Shoebat Foundation on August 6, 2017 in Featured, General, Highlight

By Walid Shoebat (Shoebat Sunday Special)

The one obstacle for an Ottoman Caliphate is that Saudi Arabia holds the keys to Mecca and Medina while Jordan holds the keys to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. For a Caliphate to succeed it needs to hold both keys: the keys to the Temple Mount (Al-Aqsa) and the keys to Mecca. Erdogan wants these keys and will do everything in his power to restore what once belonged to the Ottoman Caliph which was lost when Arabia betrayed the Ottomans by allying with the British during Ottoman fall. For that, Turkey is executing plans to redraw the Middle East region back to Ottoman times. All caliphates held such keys; the Ayyubids, the Mamluk Sultans of Egypt, the Ottoman Sultans, and then to have the modern Saudi kings hold it is unacceptable for Erdogan.

The plan to regain these keys starts by using Erdogan’s ally, Qatar, under the care of Erdogan’s neo-Ottomans. Now Qatar demands that Mecca become an international city for all Muslims while Saudi Arabia threatens “war”. In reality, this is all about control of these keys. Erdogan then moves in on Jerusalem (he must obtain these keys) demanding all Muslims to begin to visit it. What westerners do not understand is that this is expanding the Hajj to also be observed in Jerusalem as an extension of Mecca via the Umrah:

Turkey’s Directorate General for Religious Affairs (Diyanet) has included the al-Aqsa Mosque [Temple Mount] into the religious Umrah program that will be effective as of April 15. One of the Muslim pilgrimages, the Umrah, which is not compulsory but is highly recommended for Muslims who can afford it, will also include the visiting of the al-Aqsa Mosque [Temple Mount] in Jerusalem, Israel.

By next year (2018), the world will begin to see the change. In Istanbul on Thursday was hosted the signing ceremony of the “Protocol of the Declaration of Jerusalem” as the Muslim youth capital in 2018. The Turkish Daily Sabah had this to say:

“The main objective of the declaration of Jerusalem being the capital of the Muslim youth in 2018 is to attract young people to Jerusalem from all over the world and defend the Islamic sanctuaries in it.”

The whole region is realizing that they need to redraw their political and governmental structure. They either be magnetized towards Turkey and its Islamism or towards secularism.

Even Israel see this. When the Temple Mount in Jerusalem had the fiasco with metal-detectors, Turkey took the lead in fomenting the violence. Israel had to make a diplomatic choice; does it cow-tow to Turkey or seek Jordan to deal with Israel’s capitulation to remove the metal detectors. And since Jordan holds the key to the Temple Mount, Israel finally reconsidered the equation of forces, responded to Jordan’s request instead of Turkey’s. This was the only way to thwart the Islamists’ plan to pour regional chaos on Israel. Arab states fearing the end of their rule, noted the Islamists’ attempt to create chaos claiming al-Aqsa (Temple Mount) was in danger. In an interview with Al-Jazeera, Sheikh Raed Salah recently demanded a coup against these Arab regimes in the name of Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Israelis saw Netanyahu’s capitulation as weakness where Israelis using social media began circulating a mock-photo of the Israeli army’s entry into Old Jerusalem in the Six-Day War of 1967. The picture was created and the faces of Islamic figures were placed in place of Israeli military figures. In the photoshopped picture, the faces of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Sheikh Raed Salah (the head of the Islamic Movement inside the Green Line) and Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian territories Sheikh Muhammad Hussein were installed on the bodies of the chief of staff of the Israel Defense Forces during the 1967 war Yitzhak Rabin and the then Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Dayan, and the commander of the central region of the army, Uzi Narkis; a picture that Jews consider historic, coming four hours after the fall of Jerusalem.

In other words, Israelis are beginning to see Erdogan’s march towards Jerusalem and Israel’s capitulation fearing Erdogan. The Islamist Turkey wants the key to the Temple Mount (al-Aqsa) and will not mind using any excuse, even the controversy over some metal detectors installed.

And to add more prophetic chips on the table, Egypt, Somalia (part of biblical Cush) and the entire Arabian Peninsula is in the cross-hairs of Turkey’s expansion. While Qatar is in Turkey’s pocket, the rift with the UAE (United Arab Emirates) is growing.

Recent leaked emails from an Emirate’s ambassador reveals that every nation in the region now is magnetized to move towards western-securalism or the neo-Ottoman Muslim Brotherhood.  The Daily Sabah reported:

“the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Turkey have strived to coexist in the Middle East since the 2013 military coup in Egypt. The Egyptian coup against the Muslim Brotherhood’s Muhammad Morsi removed the legitimately elected Muslim Brotherhood-led government, which resulted in the two sides backing opposing groups … Turkey and the UAE continue to be in each other’s crosshairs. Recently leaked emails that appear to belong to Emirati ambassador to Washington Yousef al-Otaiba clearly illuminate the extent of the animosity between the two countries.”

The emails confirm the perception that the UAE treats Turkey, along with Qatar, as one of the main antagonists with competing regional visions. Otaiba is concerned about the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt and Bahrain’s future within the next 10 years.

But these countries have regulations based on Islamic sharia law. Otaiba believes Turkey, a constitutionally secular country, is a part of the Islamist axis that can undermine the UAE’s rule in the region. Otaiba, in response to a Turkish expert at the Council on Foreign Relations, said in May that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan only understands the language of power. He also encouraged the individual to write more about Turkey, saying that “most Americans have no idea what is fundamentally happening to Turkey and the long-term threat it poses to most of us.”

In the Middle East they know better. They live close by.

The UAE ambassador also seems to be very concerned about the possible Turkish and Qatari responses to Abu Dhabi and its allies’ future policies.

Future policies in the Middle East is set up via military strength. And its not only in Qatar that Turkey is setting up military camp, Somali capital Mogadishu next month will have more Turkish troops moved there. The military camp is spread over 4 square kilometers (1.54 square miles) and has the capacity to train more than 1,500 troops at a time. Turkey’s forward-basing posture is a political-military raison d’etre to serve Ankara’s foreign and defense policies. The Anadolu Agency reported:

“The Turkish forward-basing in Somalia is an integral part of Ankara’s Africa initiative, which is intended to boost Turkey’s smart-power capacity throughout the continent. Somalia has been at the epicenter of Turkey’s geopolitical perspective in the 2010s.”

So in the future, any regional fluctuation, Turkey now can twist arms by using politics plus military power in Africa and Arabia. From the Eastern Mediterranean to the Horn of Africa, Turkey has been building its sphere of political-military influence to promote a robust regional military architecture. This is Turkey’s strategic posture for the 21st century.

Somalia is part of “Cush” in Ezekiel 38:5 revealing what we see “Persia, Cush, and Put” uniting with the Gog of Turkey. If one wants to know Turkey’s agenda, they are no secret, all one has to do is read Erdogan’s mouthpieces. The pro-government daily Yeni Söz’s headline on Tuesday claimed that Turkey would even conquer Europe in just three days if a campaign were to be launched in the morning.

The paper is using arguments by George Friedman, the founder of Stratfor said that Stratfor’s calculations were wrong, that the battle would be won much faster since Europe has no will to fight:

“Friedman said the Turks can beat the Germans in an afternoon and the French, if they show the courage to turn up, in an hour. Friedman was proven wrong. According to a survey conducted by international research center Gallup that asked ‘Would you fight for your country?’ the citizens of Europe already have their white flags ready to wave in the event of a war. In the great Germany, only 18 percent of people say ‘I would fight for Germany.’ Twenty-nine percent of French, 27 percent of English, 21 percent of Spanish and 20 percent of Italians said they would fight for their country. So according to these results, if we leave for a conquest in the morning, we can do the evening prayers in Bellevue Palace! Taking into account the reality of July 15 [the day of a botched coup attempt in Turkey], we would have Rome on the second day”

It is obvious, Erdogan wants Rome.

Erdogan was furious when on the eve of the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome, Pope Francis received 27 European Union heads of state in the Vatican’s Sala Regia. Erdoğan then lashed at the E.U and the Pope saying: “the alliance of crusaders has shown itself in the end.” Erdogan calls his forces the forces of “the Crescent” and Europe whom he called “the Cross”.

Ironically, Erdogan views Rome similar to the typical Protestant ‘prophecy buff’ who lashes out at the E.U and calls the Pope as Antichrist or false-prophet. Erdoğan’s followers are mostly conspiracy theorists and these say that Rome is the center of all evil. Therefore, Erdoğan and the typical ‘Left Behind’ crowds have much in common with the ones who go roundabout warning of the ‘evils of the Vatican’. It is no wonder why scripture warns that Antichrist will work with the ones who abandoned the covenant “he shall even return, and have intelligence with them that forsake [abandoned] the holy covenant.” (Daniel 11:30). In other words, the ones who abandoned the ancient church will unite with Antichrist.

Antichrist will attempt to “change set times and set laws” (Daniel 7:25) and in Turkey all governmental systems are being revamped even including the main religious institution, Diyanet (Turkey’s religious institution). On June 31, Mehmet Gormez, a Turkish cleric who headed the Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet), a government department that runs more than 85,000 mosques, bid farewell to his post he had occupied since 2010. But Gormez’s term didn’t end until 2020, which is why his early departure is signaling that in the Middle East, not only nations must now fear Turkey, but all the Waqf, Muftis, Muslim scholars and Imams must soon comply.

Within Turkey, ferocious Erdoganists, began slamming Gormez, the head of Diyanet for being soft on the Gulenists, which amounts to the ultimate political heresy in today’s Turkey. In Turkey, all the old hat must go and be replaced with Erdogan’s loyalists. The current leadership now is gone because the institution was created back in Mustafa Kemal Ataturk’s time (1923-1938) under pressure from the West. Now the whole structure will change to Muftis ruling under Erdogan. And with ‘Muftism’, any Mufti all across the globe must soon adhere to a ‘Muslim-Pope’ if you will and this one will be centered in Turkey. In a few years, we will see Erdogan then demanding Saudi plus Jerusalem muftis to submit to him. It is likely to see that in Jerusalem, Mufti Sheikh Muhammad Hussein (in the mock-photo) will later be replaced by his successor, Ibrahim Shoebat (my first cousin).

The Diyanet is a government body whose budget exceeds many key government ministries, such as the Foreign Ministry, and whose influence over society is extremely significant controlling all mosques and also supervising the content of their sermons. Since the 1960s, its influence even spread to Europe, as it opened hundreds of mosques in countries like Germany with substantial Turkish immigrant communities. Now the messages and sermons will change in all mosques throughout Europe where the caliphate-message will be heard.

Turkey’s land, air and navy commanders were reshuffled on Aug. 2, restructuring the military in the Gendarmerie Forces, Air Forces and naval forces. This was all a surprising move since some of the commanders were expected to assume the role till 2019. Around 200 generals were expelled from their positions in the aftermath of the coup attempt and this year’s annual YAŞ meeting was supposed to reshape the military cadre. Some 61 colonels were promoted to general and admiral ranks. Six generals and admirals were also promoted to higher ranks.

To top it all, Arabic speaking Shiites are now looking towards Turkey giving it the lead. Iran cares for Iraq-Syria-Lebanon corridor and Lebanon’s Islamic Council President Shiite leader Mohamed Ali al-Husseini wants Turkey to manage this corridor instead of Iran: “Iran aims to draw a new map of the region, and that Turkey has a historic responsibility to prevent this” he said emphasizing that a new map is going to be drawn in the region where Iran wants to expand, and added: “Turkey has a historic duty. It should prevent this project. Turkey, which is a very powerful state, can take action.” Al-Husseini has visited many countries and met Shiites to warn them to take Turkey’s side against Iran.

Al-Husseini reveals that eventually both Turkey and Iran will take various steps to leave sectarianism aside. Even Saudi Arabia has started taking various steps to leave sectarianism aside. Qatar’s unity with Turkey against Saudi Arabia including Iran’s animosity against Saudi Arabia will soon bring Turkey and Iran to come to terms on how the Middle East region is divided.

Al-Husseini even reveals Berlin’s support for Ankara’s ambitions which is also obvious. While the media in Germany reveals a rift between Germany and Turkey, this is for the novices to read, truth is that Germany has its different interests with Turkey than Great Britain and France and wants to enlarge the European Union towards the east.

It is this which constitutes the great threat since history repeats. The Germans are well aware that their country provides luxury and industry. It seeks to open up markets in the east to export industrial products and import agricultural crops. For this to happen, this makes it necessary to join new countries such as Turkey, Macedonia, Moldova and Serbia. Yet France and Britain have large agricultural production and fear competition from crops coming from Eastern European agricultural economies, so they refuse to expand eastwards. This leaves France and Great Britain out of the picture. The rifts and new unities confirm biblical wisdom that history repeats.

“History merely repeats itself. It has all been done before. Nothing under the sun is truly new.”

What God is basically saying here is simple: if you want to understand prophecy, just study history. Therefore, why do prophecy buffs come up with fanciful algorithms as if they hold the secrets to God who is hiding in some cave? God does not speak in secret (Isaiah 45:19).

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Aug 02

Erdogan As Leader Of The Muslim Nations Says That Jerusalem Belongs To 1.7 Billion Muslims And He Plans To Unite Them To Rule It

By Shoebat Foundation on July 24, 2017 in Featured, General

By Walid Shoebat

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is now honed in on Jerusalem said on Sunday that “the Al-Aqsa Mosque is the honor of 1.7 billion Muslims, not just the Palestinians, and that the Muslim world cannot wait to remain indifferent to the restrictions imposed on the A-Qsa Mosque [Temple Mount]”. (Source: The Daily Sabah)

“As the periodic president of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), I again call on Israel to act in accordance with humanitarian law and values,” Erdogan said, stressing that Israel should move away from what would escalate tension in the region.

So now Jerusalem according to Erdogan is the property of all Muslims and he wants to unite them to rule it. But notice the crucial point, Erdogan here was not speaking just as President of Turkey, but as leader of the O.I.C. Organization of Islamic Cooperation (O.I.C) considered to be the Muslim ‘U.N’ coming second to the United Nations in size and global power.

This tickles in the ears of over a billion Muslims worldwide.

Erdogan made the remarks at a press conference at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport ahead of his departure for Saudi Arabia, starting with a two-day Gulf tour that also includes Kuwait and Qatar.

“Turkey has expressed its strong and public resentment and condemnation of the Israeli restrictions imposed on al-Aqsa,” Erdogan said, referring to two metal detectors Israel positioned on the Temple Mount to prevent terrorists from entering the sanctuary with weapons.

Using the O.I.C as a platform, Erdogan is also acting as the mediator on the Gulf crisis, Erdogan said: “Turkey is sorry about the recent developments in the Gulf, and Muslims today more than ever need to unite and lined up. Unfortunately, the tragedies in Syria, Iraq, Libya and Palestine are increasing day by day” He said.

On June 5, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain severed relations with Qatar on the grounds of “supporting terrorism,” which Doha denied, saying it faced a “campaign of fabrications and lies.”

Erdogan is now taking sides with terror-state Qatar acting as the leader of the Muslim world and is taking control of the Muslim world via the O.I.C.

Founded in 1969 consisting of 57 member states, the organisation states that it is “the collective voice of the Muslim world”. It was set up as result of the collapse of the Ottoman Empire and the Caliphate after World War I which left a vacuum for a pan-Islamic institution. Losing the Six-Day War in 1967 provided the incentive needed where leaders of Muslim nations met in Rabat to establish the OIC on 25 September 1969.

In May, Erdogan spoke about the importance of Jerusalem to Muslims around the world and urged more Turks and others to visit the city that “Jerusalem is ‘The first of the two directions of prayer, the second of mosques, the third of sanctuaries’”

And by this Erdogan is reestablishing Jerusalem as the central focus since Jerusalem was “the first of the two directions of prayer”.

As Zechariah the prophet predicted that Jerusalem will be the central focus to the surrounding nations and that these nations will be drunk over Jerusalem. Whoever would imagine two metal detectors could make such a ruckus? But this is the type of thing God foretold.

Islam’s false prophet Muhammad redirected the Qibla (direction of prayer) from Jerusalem (the first direction of prayer) to Mecca. Jerusalem was initially the direction where all Muslims worshipped five times a day. Yet “All Muslims should visit Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque,” Erdogan said during a speech at the International Forum of Endowments for Jerusalem in Istanbul to re-establish the Muslim Omra where Muslims are mandated to pilgrimage to Jerusalem in order to flood it “The city and the Temple will be destroyed by the invading army of a powerful ruler, “The end will come like a flood, bringing the war and destruction”.

Last year we predicted:

this red-dragon eyes Jerusalem as the “apple of the eye of every Muslim” as Erdogan once put it … Soon you will see him sending and opening the flood gates of Muslim pilgrims to Jerusalem (Revelation 12, as we have seen in Europe) making Jerusalem an extension of the Haj they call Umra.

An antichrist is a spewer of floods and Jerusalem’s destiny will be with a flood.  Last year we also predicted:

In the near future we will see Muslim demand to allow them entry to Jerusalem from all around the world. While Israel welcomes this economically the repercussions will only be known, we predict, when they create havoc in the city.

We also warned last year that:

“What Caliph Al-Baghdadi wanted to gain through terrorism, Erdogan of Turkey was able to gain ‘by peace’ where he is “deceiving many”. Erdogan is also now leading the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (O.I.C) considered to be the Muslim ‘U.N’ coming second to the United Nations in size and global power. But thats not all. As this happens, the cunning Erdogan was able to woo Saudi Arabia to arrange the Turkey-Egypt talks setting the framework for a peace deal between Turkey and Egypt to be finalized before April where Al-Sisi hands over the leadership of the O.I.C to Erdogan. Keep in mind, that the O.I.C represents the association of 56 Islamic states promoting Muslim solidarity in economic, social, and political affairs. But the devil is not wiser than Daniel who tells us: “And after the league is made with him he shall act deceitfully, for he shall come up and become strong with a small number of people.” (Daniel 11:23)

This “league” is a united Muslim states and the O.I.C plays a major role in this affair. Remember the Scriptures: “Cush, and Put, and Lud [Turkey], and all Arabia, and Libya, and the people of the land that is in league, shall fall with them by the sword.” (Ezekiel 30:5)

Don’t say that we never told you so, way ahead of time, that you may consider the state of your spiritual affairs by becoming one of the five virgins with oil in their lamps before the coming of the Bridegroom.”

And a league it is. Just as we stated will happen is happening. Erdogan lately traveled all over to create such a league. From Saudi Iranian relations to expressing concern at the stand-off between India and Pakistan on Kashmir, Erdogan offered to get involved in settling many issues to bring this unity together.

Erdogan now offers the OIC’s references to self-determination as a means to resolving differences not just over Qatar or Kashmir but other crises such as Saudi Arabia and Iran, the Palestinian problem, Iraq, Syria, the Kurdish issue, the Tibet, Taiwan all the way to Balochistan.

Erdogan said that the OIC is the answer:

“It (OIC) has its area of influence. It has economic and political strengths, it has a say in global matters and it can contribute to world peace. If something has been approved by all member-states, it should not be criticised or questioned. OIC members also have weight in the United Nations. Turkey supports India to become a permanent member of the UN Security Council.”

Beware of anyone who uses flattery and says that they are for all religious rights. Erdogan uses flattery and offers of peace he is deceiving many:

“We are not against any faith. We protect synagogues or churches from possible terror attacks but the West needs to reciprocate but it is not doing so.”

But Erdogan wants to unite all religions in the region into a syncretist reality.

Making a league involves much work which you will see coming on its way in the years to come. Turkey’s president has even called on all Muslim countries around the world to build efficient transportation networks in order to accelerate integration among themselves. “Reinforcing our cooperation in the field of transport – one of the six areas covered under the COMCEC Strategy – is important for facilitating trade between our member countries and accelerating integration,” said Recep Tayyip Erdogan in his opening statement at the 33rd meeting of the Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation (COMCEC) of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Ankara.

But we at see the writing on the wall. Erdogan is on a quest to becoming anointed as the leader of all Muslims and the Solomon who solves all disputes between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, Hamas and the PA … So now Erdogan is presenting Turkey as the defender of Islam replacing the Saudi role whose economy is under the weather due to the US discovery of shale oil.

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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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