The connection between the Alt-Right fascist Nazi’s and the Erdogan (Turkey) Revived Ottoman Caliphate does not seem to fit their American Paradigm of politics or eschatology. This merging of Nazi’s and Muslims is happening primarily in Europe but it is starting to show itself here in America as well, both in politics, Christianity and in the media. This could be the biggest threat to America we have ever faced. As Christians and conservatives we need to be aware of how the enemy (Satan) operates and warn our friends and neighbors of what to be on guard against.
This article explains in detail how this has developed in the past and how it is developing again. It explains how both the political right and left are being duped to allow it to happen; and finally what to do to stop it.
Submitted by: Veronica Coffin
By Walid Shoebat (Shoebat Sunday Special)
What is the greatest threat to America? ISIS? The Muslim Immigrants? Obamacare?Political Correctness? Multiculturalism? The Arab Spring?
While these indeed are threats to America, a greater threat is confusion.
Take for example the Arab Spring; was it the greatest threat?
It was the greatest confusion of our time. Yet the Arab Spring of 2011 is ushering in even a greater threat to western stability: the coming Euro-Spring of 2018. Lets delve into some really shocking comparisons that reveal what the future holds for America and the West:
When it comes to the Arab Spring, even conservatives consumed the blue-pill in 2011 to only learn way later that it was a Muslim Spring.
And you think that you recovered from that trap? While you think that by now you discovered this phenomenon’s ramifications, reality is, the global blue-pill consumers are delving again into another even scarier ‘spring’ in Europe which is already germinating to hit seven years from 2011 where the same phenomenon will occur and only the labels will differ but with greater disasters that will effect the whole West. In fact, when comparing the two springs they match, perfectly.
SAME SLOGANS SAME FEARS SAME PLANS
Remember when you read the headlines about the Arab Spring when it first erupted? You were told that the populous in the Middle East were fed up with the status quo; the high unemployment and ruthless government control. You were told that the Arab masses desired liberal western style freedoms “for the people and by the people”. Yet we instantly warned in 2011, that the Muslim Brotherhood was the main channel for dissent and opposition to the status quo in the Middle East, that these people in Tahrir Square in Egypt were not desiring a government “for the people and by the people” but that they were complaining of foreign western liberalism encroaching into their Islamic way of life. They were complaining that these Arab dictators were simply western puppets and all that is what truly sparked the revolution. The people then elected the Muslim Brotherhood.
And just like its sister spring in Europe where Fascist movements are the main channel for dissent and opposition to the status quo people complained about liberalism and foreign Muslim ideology encroaching into their Western way of life claiming that these liberal governments were pro-Muslim agents and is why we see demonstrations all throughout Europe just as we have seen in the Middle East and they are elevating fascist parties to be elected by next year.
Just like its sister, the Arab Spring, the populous in Europe are clamoring behind these movements expressing the same fears and the same slogans about unemployment, government control and a Muslim foreign invasion.
With the Arab Spring, reality was that global powers were paving the way for Turkish Islamists working with the Muslim Brotherhood to hijack that spring. The western opportunists, Turkey, Germany as well as the Muslim Brotherhood knew it was not an ‘Arab‘ but a ‘Muslim‘ Spring.
The populous in the West thought their governments were stupid and naive. Neither truth or reality could penetrate people’s minds to see the obvious. Reality was that it was the populous who were naive; Turkey, Germany, including armchair revolutionaries throughout Europe were working with Fascist and neo-Nazi groups to generate dissent. These efforts hijacked all the efforts by the people who are gladly casting their support to elect parties to replace the current regimes. These opportunists knew it was not an ‘Arab’ or ‘Euro’ springs, but Fascist and Islamist springs which ultimately agree since they have much in common. History reveals that such agreements between two opposing racist groups, European ethnocentric and Turkish ethnocentric, happened during Nazism’s uniting with Turkestanische (Turk) Legion and Caucasian Muhammadan Legion and notorious Muslim Albanian and Muslim Bosnian SS Handschar (dagger division).
And today, both springs are populous movements. On the one side, the planners were opportunists while on the other side there was the naive, ill-informed angry mobs (possibly even you), who were told that foreigners were exporting to them another culture shipped from the opposite direction. The Middle East complained about liberalism plus intrusions of western values while the West complained about the same liberalism plus intrusions from Muslim values.
While such intrusions are real, they were simply used to generate other plans; Islamism in the East and Euro-Fascism in the West. To the eastern Arab, it was western liberal values that the populous Muslims complained about and to the western European populous, it was the Middle Eastern Muslim values the Europeans complained about.
In other words, both complained that a foreign value system was being crammed down their throats and that they were invaded by a foreign element.
And while all this was happening, the politicians and experts were telling us quite the opposite, that the Middle East was just dying for western liberal values while the Muslims were told that the West was ripe for Islamic Shariah.
With the Arab Spring it was guised with combating Arabist government control and with the Euro-Spring it is guised with combating E.U government control; both were supposedly pushing back on liberalism’s multiculturalism.
But when we exposed the Arab Spring in 2011 most refused to drink the red pill opting for the blue one. Our side of the argument was only understood after the catastrophe, not during its initial stage where people’s minds was impossible to penetrate. Likewise, as we expose the Euro-Spring of 2018 most will refuse to drink the red pill. But our side of the story will only unravel after the catastrophe, not during its initial stage while most will bitch, bicker and holler at us complaining that “immigration is the greatest threat to America and the West”. People only found out way later, the hard way that the Arab Spring was nothing more than a Muslim Spring just as we stated and just as they will find out way later on in the game, the hard way, that the Euro-Spring will be nothing more than a Fascist-Spring.
Yet in 2011, liberal and conservative activists, media moguls, industrialists and experts alike, came on television to state that these were secular and not ideological or Islamist movements, the same way we see daily today where conservatives insist that the revolutionaries in Europe are not Nazi or Fascist but proud nationalists.
They all lied confusing the people then and they are still lying confusing the people now.
Ask yourself, why did the Arab Spring, which claimed to resist the West, ask for aid from the very West, which it claimed it was resisting its temptations in the first place?
This is key.
It is because both sides knew that the premise of the Arab Spring’s arguments, just like the Euro-Spring’s arguments was a complete lie and that there is a greater global agenda.
This first spring of 2011 was not national “Arab” but “Muslim,” it was “ideological” and “globalist” just like the Euro-Spring is not national but “Fascist,” it is “ideological” and “globalist”.
In reality the Euro-Spring is not calling to separate from the European Union to revive “French” or “German” nationalism as it claims, but to create European transnationalism. This is an ideological movement on a continental level, a truly Fascist Spring in disguise encompassing central and northern Europe.
And its all coming together. Both the naive populous from the Arab and the European springs, expressed their needs and desires in a loud voice of protest, without fully comprehending the implications of their actions setting the stage for the elitists masters of confusion.
From populous movements in the Arab world, Turkey’s Erdoganism, all the way to Europe and even in the U.S., what we witness today is similar to the French Revolution where the dumbest, crudest, oxymoronic, most ill educated and barefooted nobodies, arose and expressed their voices. These were not reaching out with sound reason, but reaching upwards–just as the planners wanted them to do–to the building blocks of societies creating revolutions made by the loudest sounds of brain-dead beggars.
The populous with mediocre minds are no match to elitist professional deception.
But we all now know the end results of the Arab/Muslim Spring. It was calamitous, leading to wars and increased repression in all nations where the Arab Spring principally took place. Syria, Libya and Yemen are being torn apart by civil wars that show no sign of ending. In Bahrain autocracy is far greater and civil liberties far less than they were prior to 2011. In Tunisia and Egypt the system shifted between secular to Muslim Brotherhood and is temporarily back to secular awaiting a Caliphate to come from Turkey. Like the Arab Spring, where Arab nationalism was the adhesive uniting the Arab Middle East, it now fell apart, paving the way for an Islamist rise of a different kind: neo-Ottomanism.
Likewise in Europe, the European Union’s unifying powers began to fall apart where populous fascism is rising. The League of Nations and later the United Nations to coordinate strategy for facing global challenges is now hated and is no longer relevant. States such as Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, Spain, Scotland, Belgium, just like what happened in Tunisia, Libya, Bahrain and Egypt started to sound their voices just as we have seen in Tahrir Square.
The Sykes-Picot agreement, which set borders and controls following the First World War in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, is now hated and has been forever altered signaling the neo-Ottoman Turks to begin its global strategy of reclaiming the Middle East for its new alliances and its regional control. Today even the papacy has no relevance amongst Europe’s population.
So you might think, I hate all of these anyway, why should I care?
Really? People, especially Christians are not paying attention that all the pegs that held the evils of the past from Ottoman and Fascist to Nazi have been taken out of the way.
This my friends is “the mystery of iniquity already worketh; only that he who now holdeth, do hold, until he be taken out of the way. And then that wicked one shall be revealed…” (2 Thess 2:7-8)
You who read our report could be aiding in all this.
During this Arab Spring, smokescreens were plenty, while unseen powers were knitting a spiderweb, extending western powers to deflect Russian influence in the Middle East, and then, all of the sudden, it uplifted Turkish influence by weakening Arab nationalist regimes. This was not an effort to uplift national identity as claimed in the Middle East and in Europe, it was all about forming new alliances with what was obviously becoming a trend: the rising neo-Ottoman power to be. Therefore, the Euro-Spring, likewise is not an effort to uplift national identity throughout Europe, it is all about forming new alliances with what was obviously becoming a trend: the rising Euro Fascist parties in Europe.
Indeed, the neo-Ottoman Turks has already began implementing their global strategy of reclaiming the Middle East for its new alliances and its regional control. Think about it; today in the hot-spot of the Arab Spring revolution in Syria, it is Muslim Turkey that is parking in Northern Syria, not ‘Christian’ Russia or ‘Christian’ America. This is exactly what we have foretold will happen, where we insisted that Russia cannot afford to go to war with Turkey and that Turkey will encroach into Syria. Today its Muslim Iran influencing Iraq, not Russia or America.
This is no war with Islam, but being in bed with it.
Therefore, as we compare the end results of the Arab Spring, we should also easily know the end results of the Euro-Spring; utter disaster much worse than anything we have ever seen from the Arab Spring’s Syrian civil war, Yemen or Libya’s destruction.
But unlike the Muslim Spring where it needed aid from the very West that it so much claimed to resist, the West is self-sufficient with military might that could destroy the earth seven times over.
All the talk of showdowns between Russia and Turkey during the Arab Spring turned out to be nothing more than smokescreen. “Its now Russia versus Turkey,” everyone sounded the war trumpets last year, saying that the two powers were about to collide and spark a war between Turkey and Russia over Syria. It was all “rumors of wars”.
Christians failed to listen to Jesus Who was telling them that everything will be set in motion: in reverse of what we read in the headlines; where when they say “war” its “rumors of war” and where they say that the Arab Spring will ‘bring democracy’ and ‘peace’ then “sudden destruction come” with wars in Syria, Libya and Yemen; where when we read that Europe is reviving ridding itself from liberalism and Islamism that in reality it is Fascism and Nazism reviving all over again.
Confusion so powerful that even the very elect could be deceived lest God watches over them. The red pill is why we think in reverse of what the trumpeters trumpet. Drink it.
TRUMP SURROUNDED BY SHARKS
And if you think that what we are saying here is all conjecture think again. This coming weeks we will explain a CIA report, which reveals that such plans as the Arab Spring was on the table as far back as 1986 which even details what the expected results would be “mass Muslim immigration into Europe”. Our investigative reporting will reveal the ‘far right conservative ultra-nationalists’ in bed with the neo-Ottomans. Our reports will include videos showing the spiritual copulation, personalities, funding moguls from Turkish entrepreneurs working with European and American right-wing armchair revolutionaries. All this happened in Bodrum Turkey where plan, goals and outcomes were set in motion as far back as 2006 onward.
Some of these surround Trump including the support for his campaign are the same pro-Turkey groups. Such plans continue. Today we read the headlines; Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis is trying to twist Trump’s arm to tap the former U.S. ambassador to Egypt who was key in sparking the Arab Spring in Tahrir Square, Anne Patterson, as his undersecretary of defense for policy. But Trump is resisting. If nominated and confirmed, Patterson would hold the fourth most powerful position at the Pentagon – and would effectively be the top civilian in the Defense Department. As ambassador to Egypt between 2011 and 2013, Patterson worked closely with former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi and his Islamist government.
Submitted by: Veronica Coffin
Useful idiots. Allah does not permit those of Islamic faith to celebrate that which belongs to Christians. Try explaining how inclusive that is to the kiddos.
From Boston Globe: Lots of kids make lots of Valentine’s Day cards this time of year, but the cards hung on a display inside the Massachusetts College of Art and Design on Sunday afternoon were different. Among the usual red and pink, hearts and doilies, glitter and paint, were messages in Arabic.
More than 150 adults and children showed up for “To Islam, With Love,” a card-making marathon at the school’s Design and Media Center.
The handmade pieces will be delivered to the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center in Roxbury around Valentine’s Day, along with others mailed in by people who couldn’t attend, said Tanya Nixon-Silberg, co-founder of Wee the People, which organized the event.
Twelve Boston Latin Academy students who study Arabic at the school volunteered their time at the event to help families write the Arabic script. Members of the Arabic program created a handout with “phrases of love” in Arabic as a guide, according to Katie Quackenbush, who teaches Arabic at the school.
“On a very visceral level, kids understand when someone’s not being nice to someone,” said Nixon-Silberg. “If kids can understand fairness, they can understand unfairness, which means they can understand injustice.”
Parents in the room said they felt a duty to make the local Muslim community feel wanted and included, especially given some of the heated rhetoric expressed during Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. And though the children in the room were young — most under 10 years old — their parents and caretakers wanted to get started early, teaching inclusion to the next generation.
“I don’t think they’re ever too young to teach empathy and support for others,” said Lisa Ballew, of Melrose, who brought her two young children to the event. Her 4-year-old son, Henry, said he was there to make cards for Muslims, “because some people don’t like them and we want to cheer them up.”
From attending rallies to contacting legislators to supporting local nonprofit groups, “every day, we do something” to spread inclusion and stand against Trump’s rhetoric, said Lynn Brown, of Jamaica Plain, who was at the event with her partner and her partner’s nephew Noren. That morning, she said, they had called the office of Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona.
It took a few tries, but 3-year-old Noren carefully used a clothespin to attach his card to the display. Scrawled in marker upon the red heart glued to the white doily, he explained, was a drawing of “a machine for when monkeys get hot.”
Renato Milone and his wife, Monica Cohen, smiled as their 1 1/2-year-old daughter climbed around his shoulders like a jungle gym, blue paint smeared on her face and hands. “This is beautiful,” he said. “With or without Donald Trump, this should happen every day.”
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Jihadi cult? Is that a new name for Islam? The group is “Muslims of America.”
Why is the FBI finally owning up to this now? I wrote about this jihad compound extensively all the way back to 2007.
PREP FOR A FINAL JIHAD?: FBI LINKS U.S. JIHADI CULT TO AL-QAEDA
CBN, December 13, 2016:
Newly-declassified FBI documents from 2003 reveal that a jihadist cult headquartered in New York state and with branches across the country, has had ties with al-Qaeda in Pakistan.
Sources say members have armed themselves in anticipation of government raids.
Jamaat ul-Fuqra, also known as Muslims of America (MOA), is reported to have a network of about 22 Islamist compounds on American soil, according to the Clarion Project.
The FBI warns that MOA serves as a conduit to foreign terrorist organizations, including al-Qaeda and its affiliates in Pakistan. The report states in part:
“Several current members in New York have been convicted of criminal acts to include murder and fraud. Recruitment most often occurs in prisons or neighborhood mosques. Once recruited, some members are selected to receive training in firearms and explosives in Pakistan. Prior to assuming the name MOA, JUF has had a profound history of carrying out violent actions to include, arsons, bombings, shootings and assassinations.”
Some of MOA’s recruits are then handpicked by overseas terrorist groups like al-Qaeda and receive more specialized training before being deployed around the world.
The Fuqra Files website shows that MOA and the group’s founder and spiritual leader, Sheikh Gilani, have a history of links to al-Qaeda and its allies, including the “Blind Sheikh” responsible for the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
The FBI says several businesses in the New York City area are “believed to be shell companies run by MOA members that are used to structure and launder money obtained from illegal activities. The FBI New York office specifically focused on a network of front groups in Brooklyn, including several security companies like 786 Security.
The formation of security companies as a means of acquiring weapons, training and laundering money is a long-standing MOA strategy. 786 Security had projected sales of $4 million.
“Islamberg,” the group’s national headquarters, is located about 150 miles northwest of New York City in the Catskills. The Clarion Project reports that members have been told to arm themselves to be ready for raids on their compounds by the Trump Administration.
The election of Donald Trump was seen as the fulfillment of apocalyptic prophecies centered around a final jihad against a Satanic-Zionist conspiracy.
The Most Fascinating Bible Prophecy Reveals The Muslim Caliphate Will Revive And Invade Europe But God Intervenes With Plagues And Swarming Locusts And Defeats Them
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Allah has 99 names; locusts lay 99 eggs; and the Muslim prayer beads have 99 beads. It was a specific locust that invaded from the Muslim world and it will be the same locusts that invades them in the end. Many ask: why in Revelation 13 John spoke of two beasts and not just one? This will be the most amazing study ever.
The secrets of where Islam comes into prophecy and how it invades the West is easily revealed once we examine that Apocalypse was written for the entire Church Age.
The Christian world will soon be invaded by Islam, especially Europe. Revelation 13 speaks of two beasts arising with one lasting 1260 lunar years having seven kingdoms and another lasting 1260 days which invades Europe. We will explain both in such detail that will amaze the most ardent skeptic. The plan is simple. Islam is planning to send an army to invade Europe and help their 20 million muslims living there who are winning a demographic Jihad to end Christendom. It is not as if Christianity is doing well there, but God will repeat a history well etched in the Apocalypse of John that studying it will give us many clues of things to come: locusts, famines, where they hit and how this Muslim plague finally ends when God sends famine, locusts and disease in many parts of the world. Enter an amazing prophetic study.
Prophecy for me is easier to decipher than reading man’s attempts interpreting it. I see such an invasion where prophecy starts in Revelation 9. A mysterious “fallen-star,” obviously the fallen angel Lucifer brings out of the “bottomless pit” Arab and Muslim locusts “there came out locusts upon the earth”. They are not even grass-eaters: “And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, nor any green thing, nor any tree: but only the men who have not the sign of God on their foreheads.” Watching the news I see Europe invaded by Muslim locusts spitting at and raping a liberal society that has long ago abandoned God. In Revelation 9 God has His angel “sound the trumpet” and announce the devil’s scourge upon the fallen church “who have not the sign of God on their foreheads”.
Apocalypse is so easy to interpret as you shall see. As these Muslim locusts march on to “wear out the saints” (Daniel 7:25) they can never spiritually kill them. This continues until “the earth help the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the river, which the dragon cast out of his mouth” (see Revelation 12). And before the earth swallows the locusts, God sends real locusts, the four legged grasshoppers. I will explain this later from a recent history that will boggle the mind.
The Arab and Muslim locust, from the “pit” they come and to “the pit” they go. We see the same cycle in Ezekiel 28-32 as well as in Revelation 12:16, the locusts are “swallowed up” by “the “pit” (the earth) 1260 days later (Rev 12:6). We will see how this 1260 years matches so many issues.
A simple search of “the pit” in the Bible we find it replete with repetition of “the pit” in Ezekiel 28-32 with precision regarding the very national makeup of these locusts: “Sidonians” (Lebanese), Ezekiel 28: 20-24; “Egyptians”, Ezekiel 29:9; “Cush” (Somalis, african), “Put” (Tunisians, Moroccans), “Lydians” (Turks) and “Arabs,” “Assyrian [Syrians, Iraqis]”. Just search the Bible for “the Pit” and see what you see invading Europe on television these days. Christianity spread from east to west, the east has already been plundered by Islam and the west is what is left and is why the cleansing takes the same course: “For as lightning cometh out of the east, and appeareth even into the west: so shall the coming of the Son of man be.” (Matthew 24:27)
It is that easy.
These locusts are making Islam part of Europe’s fabric and structure while destroying it from within. While the prophetic schools divide on whether Islam will represent the Antichrist or will it stem from the European Union is an issue of continual debate, but in this research we will unravel another old kept secret which will clear the runway; theMuslim Caliphate fits the seven headed beast of Revelation perfectly. While Revelation 9 is about the apocalypse, it is a repeat of history. As we understand this history, we can also understand how Armageddon unfolds. From when Muhammad’s Arab invading locusts went after the church is also how the Antichrist repeats history.
The word “Arab” related to the Hebrew word for locust “Arbeh”. They flooded Christendom beginning in 629 A.D at the Battle of Mu’tah when Christian Heraclius soon faced Muhammad’s locust invasions. The “star” of Revelation 9, Muhammad, possessed by Lucifer, gave his famed speech just as John prophesied telling his warriors “do not hurt the grass of the earth, nor any green thing, nor any tree”. Muhammad ordered the war on the Christians proclaiming “… Do not be treacherous or kill a child, a woman, an old man, or a secluded worshipper in his solitude. Do not cut a tree or a palm tree …” The scourge began as punishment to the eastern church which was steeped into the Monothelite heresy and compromised with Islam’s iconoclasm (1).
The initial invasions continued from 629 A.D to 633 A.D., one year after Muhammad’s death the Muslim locusts entered Jordan massacring Christians in Kerak and in 636 A.D under Khalid bin Walid they crushed the Byzantine army at the plains of Megiddo (Armageddon) at the battle of Yarmuk. They then entered Jerusalem occupying it in 638 A.D. Amazingly, 1260 lunar years later in 1880 Russian Jews began flocking into Jerusalem, 1260 lunar years after Islam occupied it.
Heraclius eventually lost Syria (640 A.D.), Egypt and Byzantine Mesopotamia to the Arab locusts and the wars continued throughout all seven Muslim caliphates until 1260 lunar years passed and the tide turned in 1871 A.D all the way until Allenby’s decisive victory at the same place where Islam entered: at Megiddo and in 1918 Christian Allenby forced the Turks to relinquish control of Jerusalem to the British. Thereafter he was often referred to as Allenby of Armageddon.
So from when Muhammad gave that speech in 629 A.D (1871 – 629 = 1260 lunar years). In 1871 A.D, Turkey was struck with one of history’s worst famines and then followed by one of the world’s greatest locust invasions sent by God three years later in 1874 A.D, 1260 lunar years from when Islam did its first occupation of a Christian country invading Syria at 633 A.D in the Siege of Damascus. And then the locusts hit the Ottomans again in 1915 blocking the sun in Jerusalem with massive locust invasions in the United States right after when it declared U.S. neutrality in World War I in 1914 refusing to fight the Muslim Ottomans. During these times and before Communism the U.S. abandoned Russia which was fighting Japan and the Muslim Ottomans. The U.S. as we see today, cozied up with the Ottomans in the beginning to later declare war on the German Empire and its Muslim ally on April 6, 1917. In the coming Armageddon they will turn their backs on England and Russia including supporting the Antichrist against Russia and only turn around in the end.
As Islam began to lose its grip from the Christians, God punished everyone who harmed the seed of the woman. But before we take you on the epic journey of prophecy and history, we must explain why this is not told to you and why we have so much prophetic confusion.
WHY WE HAVE PROPHETIC CONFUSION
Christianity expanded for six centuries then began to suffer setbacks; two more sets of six centuries each while losing territory to Islam’s seven successive caliphates which sent a torrent of Muslim floods. This is what I call the lost prophetic history of the 7 Islamic Caliphates which was prophesied in scripture. It was lost because many view Daniel squabbling over which verses were historically fulfilled and which verses are still future while ignoring the dual and the triple nature of fulfillments. They do the complete opposite when it comes to the Apocalypse of John where prophetic verses have been fulfilled and they think it all happens only in the tribulation period. It is here where we need to do some homework.
Truth is that prophecy includes both past and future. John in Revelation 13 includes past empires and Daniel speaks of expeditions fulfilled by Antiochus who persecutes God’s people Israel, that also resemble the expeditions of the seven Caliphates who also persecuted God’s people, the Church, for 1260 lunar years. They also resemble the future expeditions of the Antichrist which he persecutes the church for 1260 literal days as God speeds it up “lest no flesh is saved”.
Indeed, there were four heads (Daniel 7) and four metal composites (Daniel 2) that came against God’s people Israel and there was also a fifth element; the feet; and then a sixth element; the clay and iron as ten toes at the bottom. Yet Daniel says we only have four. As Challoner Notes explains:
“Four great beasts: Viz., the Chaldean, Persian, Grecian, and Roman empires.This is by no means excludes what some rather choose to understand the fourth beast of the successors of Alexander the Great, more especially of them that reigned in Asia and Syria for the people of God Israel, but then it too has “Ten horns: That is, ten kingdoms, (as Apoc. 17. 12,) among which the empire of the fourth beast shall be parcelled. Or ten kings of the number of the successors of Alexander; as figures of such as shall be about the time of Antichrist.”
When we read “Another little horn: This is commonly understood of Antichrist. It may also be applied to that great persecutor Antiochus Epiphanes, as a figure of Antichrist.”
When it comes to God’s people, what we will find out is that there are not just double, but even triple whammies (Israel, post-Israel and then the Antichrist). Prophecy at times reflects God’s triune nature with tri-fulfillments all struck in one reference. I like how theDouay-Rheims Challoner Notes explains the beast in Revelation 13 as:
A beast: This first beast with seven heads and ten horns, is probably the whole company of infidels, enemies and persecutors of the people of God, from the beginning to the end of the world. The seven heads are seven kings, that is, seven principal kingdoms or empires, which have exercised [in the past] or shall exercise [in the future], tyrannical power over the people of God; of these, five were then fallen, viz.: the  Egyptian,  Assyrian,  Chaldean,  Persian, and  Grecian monarchies: one was present, viz., the empire of  Rome: and the seventh and chiefest was to come, viz., the great Antichrist and his empire. The ten horns may be understood of ten lesser persecutors.
Prophecy encompasses all times where God’s people suffer the threat of beasts “from the beginning to the end of the world”.
Once we apply this rule, we can see clearly how God speaks, before the time and within the time and beyond that time. This is why we find John saying the beast was, is not andyet is. (Rev 17:8, Rev 13:5-6)
This is how we find God’s signature which should aid us to eliminate error and cease to view prophecy with the tunnel vision most get tied up with.
So are we changing how Daniel is viewed? No, Daniel 7-8 definitely speaks of Darius the Mede (lower horn), Cyrus the Persian (higher horn that came up last) Alexander the Great, Ptolemy, Seleucus, Cassander and Lysimachus (Alexander’s generals) Antiochus Epiphanies and the Ten Caesars of Rome.
But likewise, the threat to the church encompasses the same composites. In this essay what we will find out is that we also had the four heads of the infamousCaliphate empires that were the sole persecutor that threatened God’s people whom we rarely examine. Why do we ignore the seven caliphates?
The answer is simple: the Protestant-Catholic divide. This is not the history that many in the West are accustomed to, that plus the Puritans did a job in being Papal-centric. But who can deny that Islam was the greatest persecutor of God’s people during the church age? Yet the period of prophecy from the seventh centuries onwards is silenced due to the focus on the papacy where they were continually twisting and jimmy-rigging the text to fit the Puritans anti-papacy interpretations.
And since no honest historian can deny 12 centuries of Muslim persecution of God’s people by the seven caliphates of Islam, should we then believe that Daniel and John dropped it and that God just left the church hang to dry?
Always keep in mind that the beast “was” and “is” and “is not yet” (Rev 17:10). It was as for Israel, it is as for the church during John’s writings and “is not yet” (for the church at John’s time) but as post Roman which last 1260 years and it also occurs again in the end for 1260 days.
EXPLAINING THE SEVEN CALIPHATES
And now we begin to understand why we see this beast popping up twice in Revelation 13. It was written by St. John, so it cannot be solely addressing God’s people Israel but the church age. Keep in mind “The seven heads are seven mountains upon which the woman sitteth and they are seven kings [kingdoms]” which were all, regardless that they are kings, were ridden and were subordinate by exclusively one single whore: the city inMecca, which was and still is geographically within ancient Babylon. When we think Babylon, we need to stop looking at modern maps where Iraq is separate from Arabia. In ancient times these (Iraq and Arabia) including the Sinai were all “Babylon” as Paul even calls the Sinai “Arabia” (Galatians 4:25). Stop using the maps drawn by colonial powers.
Remember, the woman (Mecca) is the sole rider the beast submits to with seven heads which are the seven Caliphates. These are: (1) Rashidun (2) Umayyad (3) Abbasid (4) Fatimid (5) Ayyubid (6) Almohad and (7) Ottoman.
And who spiritually ruled and rode all these caliphates? It all starts in Mecca; the poison is from Mecca; the locusts came from Mecca; and the “mouth of the lion” is from Mecca-Babylon; and the blasphemies are Meccan and it all ends up in Mecca’s destruction where the beast burns the harlot. John was taken to a desert (Rev 17:3) surrounded by many waters and Isaiah 21 clearly told us this is Arabia “desert of the sea” (v. 1). And today it isliterally called “mount Babel” with the seven tower structures uniting all the Muslim nations under one language.
Few focus that Islam came and will come again as a ‘double whammy’ and as it was “seven heads” with “10 horns” which are the “ten crowns” of the anti-church Caliphate; this first beast that received a deadly wound and is currently arising from the earth (the pit) will come again as the second beast.
This first beast, this seven-headed caliphate will revive again as the second beast, but this time, it will stem as two crowns with “two horns,” “acting like a lamb” while “speaking like a dragon” (one Shiite horn from Persia and another Sunni horn from Turkey) as mantioned in Revelation 13:11 and Ezekiel 38.
This dragon is the same dragon in the previous chapter in Revelation 12, the same beast that received the deadly wound: “And I saw one of his heads [the seventh] as it were slain to death: and his death’s wound was healed.” It “comes up out of the bottomless pit, and go into destruction [swallowed by the earth]”. It is healed to become the eighth: “And the beast which was [Greco-Roman], and is not [at John’s time]: the same also is the eighth [the coming Antichrist], and is of the seven [the seventh], and goeth into destruction.” (Revelation 17:11)
“And all the earth was in admiration after the beast” this would be the last one (the revived seventh) wounded head which is the Ottoman Empire which took the mantle from the Roman Empire. This came up (as the seventh) encompassing the Four Muslim Caliphates (four heads); all in one and was centered in Greece (Asia Minor) as the “Leopard” of Alexander’s realm.
THE ISLAMIC CALIPHATE AS THE FOUR HEADS AND SEVEN KINGDOMS
As the dragon-beast spewed his flood (Rev 12:15) which are the Muslim locusts from the bottomless pit (Rev 9:2) to persecute the seed of the woman (Rev 12:17): “that he might cause her to be carried away by the river”.
The devil’s whole purpose with the flood is that he wanted the church to blend in this torrent and get carried away by the river of Islam to convert and worship him abandoning the Trinity (1 John 2:22). Here are the two threats (beasts):
“And I saw a beast [first beast] coming up out of the sea, having seven headsand ten horns, and upon his horns ten diadems, and upon his heads names of blasphemy.” (Revelation 13:1)
“And I saw another beast [second beast] coming up out of the earth, and he hadtwo horns, like a lamb, and he spoke as a dragon.” (Revelation 13:11)
Please note, the seven heads (seven Caliphates) have been swallowed up by the pit and comes as the second beast “another beast” back from the earth (the pit). We shall explain that later.
Here we will investigate from solid history how each of the seven heads (Caliphates) is counted from the first to the seventh. We count as each was taken over by the next, while we also count each appointed crown (or Caliph/horn) keeping in mind that each crown is transferred to the next Caliph. And then we will examine the last beast: the lamb with two horns. To each we will give the briefest summary how it persecuted the woman. This is another subject of a thousand pages my son Theodore Shoebat has spent five years preparing in his coming new book just to prove our case.
These invasions add up perfectly to the Four Main Caliphates (Rashidun, Umayyad, Abbasid and Ottoman) yet there were also seven caliphates (Rashidun, Umayyad, Abbasid, Fatimid, Ayyubid, Almohad and Ottoman) and ten crowns which represent the seven caliphates that also arise in the end as two horns (Turkey and Iran).
It is here where we answer a common question of the two horned beast. Many ask: why in Revelation 13, John spoke of two beasts and not just one?
The reason so many misunderstand this prophecy is simple: they focus on prophecy as strictly for the ends of days as if God cared only about the Christians in our time and as if He cared little to help the Church throughout history. Apocalypse is not intended only for the end times but for the entire history of the people of God especially during the church era.
Once you read Revelation 13 and Revelation 17, pay close attention. What John was saying can be summarized in that John includes the historic threat to all of God’s people; Israel (the Jews) and post Israel (the Church). So when he says of the seven headed beast “five have fallen” (Rev 17:10) these are pre-church which also includes Israel. Then he says “one is” (Roman, during the church) yet refers to another “the other that is not yet” is regarding the church age after Rome was converted and lost its empire. This church age suffers two beasts (two massive threats); one comes as a “seven headed beast” to also come again as the second beast in the end as “a lamb with two horns”; which is the “the eighth” kingdom of the Antichrist’s empire.
God does not instruct only a select group. Church history has already endured the first beast (which will revive again):
“And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the [Mediterranean] sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. [denies Father and Son (Trinity), see 1 John 2:22]”
This beast (controlled spiritually by the Arabian harlot city, Mecca) made war with the church specifically at the Mediterranean region (the Sea): “it was given unto him to make war with the saints,” and “to overcome them” and it ruled “over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations”.
This empire used the sword and whoever gave allegiance to it ended up on the side of the dragon, swept by the river that spewed out of the dragon-beast and is bound to hell. It used the sword: “He that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.” It also requires the “patience and the faith of the saints” to endure till the end (by death or victory) in order to be saved. No patience or endurance; giving up; or accepting the beast to spare one’s head from amputation; means spiritual death; while having our heads amputated means victory. (Revelation 20:4) For decades we warned of the coming beheadings, where people wrote us off, and today we are so accustomed to it is becoming a daily occurrence.
Then when one continues reading John then ‘pop’, we have yet another beast:
“And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth [the grave]; and he hadtwo horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon and it exercises all the power of the first beast [which went to the grave] before him … whose deadly wound was healed [coming out of the grave of the dead].”
The first beast comes out of “the sea,” which are multitudes of nations, tribes and different tongues within the Mediterranean region then is “swallowed by the earth” (Rev 12:16) and the second beast resembling the first beast comes out of “the earth” after it was swallowed by the earth having received the deadly wound. So the last one (lamb with two horns) comes in 2 powers: Sunni (Turkey) and Shiite (Iran) as described in Ezekiel 38 with the hordes from “Meshech” (Turkey), “Persia” (Iran) and “Libya” (North African hordes) including Sudan and Somalia “Cush”.
To presume that the two beasts arise at the same time in the last days presumes a major problem, that an entire seven headed empire is destroyed within 1260 literal days and then remerges again instantly. This renders this interpretation absurd. But if this first beast by the time of the Antichrist is viewed as historic and then the second beast (lamb with two horns) calls for its revival after it received a deadly wound which is exactly what John says, this would make perfect sense.
Therefore, the second beast is exactly the seventh (revived). It spans for 2520 days (7 years) from its resurrection where all hell breaks loose after 1260 days. It is the little horn because its lifespan is very short and it is a lamb with two horns because it is Persia (Shiite) and Turkey (Sunni). It is this empire (which represents the previous seven heads) which will “mark their right hand, or in their foreheads and that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name” and they will make an abomination mark on the fallen Christians as well.
The second beast is a “leopard [Asia Minor] bear [Persia/Iran], and a mouth of a lion [Babylon/Arabia]” and it will rule for 1260 days and commits the abomination of desolation banning Christians from communion.
It is ruled by the harlot spiritually which is Arabia where the locusts sprouted and is why all verses in Scripture when speaking of Babylon it addresses literal Arabian districts “Tema” “Dedan” “Kedar” “Dumah” and “Arabia” and even every occurrence where we see “Babylon is fallen is fallen” in Revelation 14 and 18 it addresses Arabia with the same rendering “Babylon is fallen is fallen” in Isaiah 21 which strictly addresses Arabia.
This duality “is fallen is fallen” is obvious since we have two falls: “is fallen is fallen”. It fell when the first beast when Arabia betrayed the Ottomans in World War I, the Ottomans began to lose their seat and so they shelled Mecca and the Black stone during the rule of Sharif Hussein (the first fallen). And so it will be when the Ottomans revive, Mecca will be totally destroyed, but this time by Persia (see Isaiah 21). This would make the beast with both its historic and future composites have participated in her destruction; Turkey in World War I and Persia in World War III. This fulfills precisely what John declared the revived beast destroys the harlot and burn her (Revelation 17:16).
Again, we have three years and a half constitutes twelve centuries (1260 years) of this torment the woman had to endure until it ended and the Church was at a temporary peace. And this will repeat with literal 1260 days at the end when the dragon knows that his time is very short and where nuclear warfare cannot endure years so God will shorten the time lest no flesh is saved.
This dragon was after the sons of God and specifically the sons of Mary who honor and love the woman which started in 632 A.D when all Christians honored Mary. Historically the first beast did not persecute the Protestant church and in fact in the sixteenth century the Protestants cooperated with it during the war with the Catholic League.
The persecution turned around between 1871-1876 A.D. So the persecution lasted 1260 lunar years (1242 solar years) after the first Muslim attacks and from when Christendom (Arab-Byzentine Wars) erupted in 629 A.D.
But before we continue, we need to explain how God intervened. In 1871 A.D, God struck the Ottoman Empire with mass starvation and disease. The loaf of bread was for a denarius. The famine sprouted the Great Eastern Crisis. Amazingly, history even records what the Bible foretold “a quart of wheat for a denarius” and “do not harm the oil and the wine”. In 1871 A.D., even the wheat was extremely rare where “food sold for ten times the normal value” (2):
“Food was so scarce that the little available sold for ten times the normal value. Although the rains came in 1871, there was no easing of the famine, for the farmers had no seed to sow.”
“A drought in 1872 led to massive crop failures across the Empire. Locust swarms denuded Cyprus of crops. A harsh winter led to widespread starvation. Dead bodies were seen on the streets of Istanbul and packs of wolves were observed attacking people in the suburbs.”
“Two pounds [a quart] of wheat for a denarius” (Revelation 6:6) went on to 1915, even a greater famine where locusts invaded Turkey and the entire Levant region. Locusts even invaded the Ottoman sympathizer at the time, the United States (more on that later). Most are unaware, that the United States, John Adams to cozy up to the Ottomansdeclared in the Treaty of Tripoli: “the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion.”
If this fulfillment is to repeat and as we see the United States today still cozy up to Turkey, this will repeat including the famine.
In Jerusalem the flour was 7 Kirsh (Kurus) per kilo (a kilo makes two quarts). So it is 3.5 Kurus per quart. In 1915, a Kurus is a 2.4 silver coin. This would be 8.4 grams of silver per quart. The daily wage was 12.6 grams of silver for an unskilled worker per day (5.5 Kurus a day). It will be three fold worse in the Tribulation period.
Even the Jews in the Holy Land had to obtain wheat as in the time of Joseph, from Egypt:
“The [Jewish] community was obliged to borrow money from non-Jews at exorbitant interest rates in order to buy wheat for their fold. Their leaders finally decided to send their eminent Chief Rabbi Eliau [Soliman] Mani to Egypt to obtain relief.”
The mass starvation continued even until 1915 to even get worse:
“500,000 people died of disease and starvation in greater Syria alone. During the war this area and Palestine suffered both from a locust plague and famine”.
This continued even in 1930. It is no wonder why in Ezekiel 38, the Muslims invade Israel for food.
Evil always starts with abandonment of nationalism (reverse to babel) and ends by nationalism (aversion from Babel) and the reversion to nationalism was what brought theOttoman Empire to collapse (3) as we have seen with the Communist and every other empire. It all starts in Genesis and ends in Genesis where the war is between the seed of the woman and the seed of satan is reversed and Babel retreats.
Keeping these principles is key to stop believing in the success of a one world order and we see Europe reverting to nationalism which will eventually defeat globalism’s European Union, while the Muslim is reverting back to Babel attempting a one world language, one world religion (Islam) and one world government (Sharia).
God’s refinement is by reversing the Babel effect where the two (reverse as in Euroskeptic and unite as in Eurocentric) are colliding together. The Euroskeptic results from the massive Muslim locust invasion and the falling away results in Eurocentric.
THE SEVEN HEADED BEAST
So when one examines the first beast which attempted to reverse to Babel and unite the world under one world religion and one Muslim nation (Ummah) this was the Muslim Caliphate all centered and spiritually ruled from Mecca. These seven heads are:
(1) The Rashidun Caliphate (632-661) centered in the harlot city of Mecca and Babylon which had 2 crowns (we will explain that later). So we have the 1st crown and the 2nd crown.
(2) The Umayyad Caliphate (661-750 successor of the Rashidun Caliphate which sent Mecca’s message through the sword of Jihad and even expanded into Europe as the Umayyad Caliphate of Cordoba in Islamic Spain (929-1031). This one also had 2 crowns,3rd crown and 4th crown.
(3) The Abbasid Caliphate (750-945 and 1258-1517) which is the successor of the Umayyad Caliphate. This was the 5th crown and 6th crown.
(4) The Fatimid Caliphate (910-1171) centered in biblical Phut (the Moors) in North Africa. This is the 7th crown.
(5) The Ayyubid Caliphate (1171-1260) centered in Egypt (see Isaiah 19). This is the 8th crown.
(6) Almohad Caliphate (1147-1269). This is the 9th crown.
All these expansions were then taken by the greatest Islamic caliphate in history, the seventh:
(7) Ottoman Caliphate (1517–1923) which encompassed all and went to perdition, wounded becoming the “sick man of Europe” and then got its “deadly wound” and was swallowed by the earth. This is the 10th crown.
The revived empire (little horn) is the 11th crown.
If you care to read detailed analysis of these seven empires and how they persecuted the church see exhibit (A).
It matters not how we slice it and dice it. From the beginning of God’s people, from Daniel when speaking of God’s people Israel, to the church and its revival, and with the last beast (neo-Ottoman), one beast encompasses all four and seven heads. No matter what scenario one views John’s prophecy, whether from ancient Israel: (1) Egypt, (2) Assyria, (3) Babylon, (4) Medo-Persia, (5) Greece, (6) Rome to the seventh (Ottoman) or from the Ottoman (the seventh) encompassing all previous six or in the end which is Ottoman as it is the “eighth” encompasses all six as well.
It adds up however one looks at it. If we view it from the inception of the beastly kingdom before the church during Israel, with the four threats (four heads, four metallic statue in Daniel 2), Israel was ruled by “6” empires and even after the church which these seven Islamic Caliphates became the greatest enemy, to its future revival; it is always a “6” ending with one takes all (as the Ottoman took it from the Roman) and another “6” as the eighth takes all in the end.
From Daniel 2, no one crushed all the metallic kingdoms but the iron of Islam. Rome never conquered Persia, only Islam conquered all previous 3 (Gold/Babylon, Silver/Medo-Persia and Iron/Rome) to become the Iron and Clay and stem until Christ destroys the whole structure at the two feet (lamb with two horns) and they all collapse together at the same time and all at once:
“Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold broken to piecestogether” (Daniel 2:35).
Once we comprehend a crucial rule that these come together in the end while in the past they were a sequel then it all fits like a glove.
God prophesied man’s destiny from 2000 B.C. to 2000+ A.D. This is key to unraveling all prophecy which so many lazy servants today simply chop off half of our church history to switch it and focus on the Roman Catholics instead, and focusing prophecy as purely Israel centric instead of Church centric.
The timespan of God’s people (including Israel) 2520 years where we last see “Ottoman” as the persecutor of the church:
Once one comprehends what a “beast” is and the multiple occurrences, whether Daniel (for Israel) or John (for the Church), a beast being the main threat to God’s people withthree comings in three sixes (666) and four heads which include seven kingdoms, it will all fit perfectly.
Indeed, no matter how we slice it and dice it, it all adds up, the three Greek symbols being a blasphemy, even with its numerical equivalent and their imprint as Bismillah, or their other hidden secrets, from when Israel began, we had (1) Egypt, (2) Assyria, (3) Babylon, (4) Medo-Persia, (5) Greece and (6) Rome, which ended Israel’s advent and brought in the Gentile Christians and the six empires with ten crowns (Greece broken to 4 crowns it adds to 10 horns). Then even when the Church came after Rome was humbled by Constantine, where Christendom flourished until Islam’s first caliphate at 632 A.D. to the 19th century where the beast began to die and the church turned around to defeat it; it was seven heads with ten horns. This was the greatest threat (beast) to the church, and it all came from Islam, a deadly theology stemming from Mecca’s mouth trying to bring us back to Babel.
Now we have the last threat when Europe will be invaded.
While all these invasions, one finds that Islam “by peace deceived many” (Daniel 8:25) both Muslims and fallen Christians “swept by the flood”, only the ones who remain till the end of their lives or the age of the beast, without conversion to the dragon’s religion, will be saved. This is the test of the saints as gold is tested by fire.
Even until today if one peruse Islam you find most writ is how Islam was peaceful throughout history where well funded liberal historians speak of a false golden age especially during the Ottomans, and such propaganda is even expressed until now.
“By peace he will deceive many” packs tremendous meaning and expands throughout the generations. The Christian disconnect of the ancient church lacks history and is why he is unable to decipher what is so plain in Scripture.
To show how accurate this is, we compiled from actual historic records how Islam had seven heads and ten horns which included what has been accepted as official Caliphates. Again, no matter how one slices and dices history or the biblical text they match. If we take the four makeup of Daniel’s composite or the seven mountains of Revelation, it all matches. According to history, Islam’s empire are four Caliphates (Rashidun, Umayyad, Abbasid and Ottoman) comprised of seven (Rashidun, Umayyad, Abbasid, Fatimid, Ayyubid, Almohad and Ottoman) it is seven in four plucking 3 out of the root.
THE SPARK OF OTTOMAN DECLINED (1871 A.D)
The beast is not weakened and continues to pride itself “who can make war with the beast” until 1260 lunar years passed: “And power was given unto him to continue forty and two months [1260 lunar years]” (v.5) Power to do what? “The dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?”
The decline of the Ottoman Empire began first through economic collapse between 1828-1908 and got to its height of natural disasters through God’s intervention beginning 1871. To measure the span of invasions by Islam, we calculate from 629 A.D, when Islam started it assaults on Christians add 1260 lunar years = (1260 X 360/365+629 [when the Caliphate began its invasions] we land on 1871 A.D.
On 1871 a severe drought hit Anatolia then in 1873 massive flooding destroyed all the crops and in 1874 massive famine and widespread discontent in the heart of the empire rising the spirit of nationalism and independence by all Christian states under the yoke of the Muslims. The starvation continued to 1915 and 1930 by invasions of locusts as God promised in Joel 1-2 and Christendom countered in victory suffocating what was left in the life of Ottoman Empire. During these times it was called The Sick Man of Europe until it completely died. Most do not consider, the most powerful Muslim Caliphate was European.
During these times one can see that “A quart of wheat for a denarius” (Rev 6:6).
Persia alone lost 2 million from starvation. History repeats and we ought to take note. My grand parents never stopped telling me of these times where the locusts invaded death and starvation followed:
The first culprit: the relentless locust. Following a bad harvest caused by a drought, in April 1915 dark clouds heralded the arrival of swarms of locusts, descending to feed on plants, whether green or dry.
For over three months, the tiny but insatiable creatures devoured whatever had been left behind by the Ottoman authorities, who had prioritised food and grain reserves to feed their soldiers as part of the imperial war effort.
This marked the beginning of a period that is now often just a footnote in the history books: the Great Famine of 1915-18, which left an estimated 500,000 people dead. With a lack of accurate data, estimates range from 100,000 to 200,000 deaths in Mount Lebanon alone.
At this time, the population of Lebanon was estimated at about 400,000, meaning that half its people died. At 250,000, the American Red Cross estimated an even higher death toll.
It was the highest death toll by population of the First World War.
According to history professor Aaron Tylor Brand, at the American University of Beirut:
Analysing monthly price lists and climatic statistics of the famine period and contextualising these within the history of famine in the region suggests that the high prices that drove the region towards famine in late 1915 were the product of environmental factors (poor rainfall, a climatic oscillation, and locust attack)
Sami Hadawi, a Christian resident of Jerusalem writes of this time as a time where the Turks brought in sodomy and the locusts:
“In 1915, when the war was at its highest, the entire region of the Middle East, stretching from turkey in the north to Egypt and beyond in the south, was invaded by swarms of locusts, the extent and density of which was said never to have been known in any part of the world. The locusts appeared over Jerusalem about 2:00 p.m, in such density that they eclipsed the sun.”
In his writings, Hadawi confirms what I have said of the days where hyenas roamed in Jericho where we lived and I add, centipedes a foot long and blood sucking bats ended me in the hospital which I still have the mark of it on my forehead.
THE CHRISTIANS DEFEAT THE OTTOMANS
The agricultural shortages precluded the collection of necessary taxes, which forced the Ottoman government to default on its foreign loan repayments in October 1875 and increase taxes in all of its provinces, including the Balkans which sparked an outrage culminating in the Great Eastern Crisis (1875–78) and ultimately “the Russo-Turkish War (1877–78) that provided independence or autonomy for the Christian nations in the empire’s Balkan territories, with the subsequent Treaty of Berlin in 1878.”
Everything turned around from 1874. This period was also followed by insurrections from Christian peoples under Ottoman subjugation, culminating in the Serbian revolution (1804–1817) and the Greek War of Independence (1821–1832). This occurred in tandem with the Russo-Turkish Wars and the Catholic Polish-Ottoman Wars, which rolled back much of the remaining Ottoman encroachment in Europe. The final pushback against Ottoman control came with the First Balkan War (1912-1913), followed by the signing of the Treaty of Sevres at the close of World War I.
History records, finally the “threat from the North [Russia]” (Daniel 11:44-45) ended the Ottoman threat as the Russo-Turkish War of 1877–78:
“between the Ottoman Empire and the Eastern Orthodox coalition led by the Russian Empire and composed of several Balkan countries. Fought in the Balkans and in the Caucasus, it originated in emerging 19th-century Balkan nationalism. Additional factors included Russian hopes of recovering territorial losses suffered during the Crimean War, re-establishing itself in the Black Sea and supporting the political movement attempting to free Balkan nations from the Ottoman Empire. As a result of the war, Russia succeeded in claiming several provinces in the Caucasus, namely Kars and Batumi, and also annexed the Budjak region. The principalities of Romania, Serbia and Montenegro, each of whom had had de facto sovereignty for some time, formally proclaimed independence from the Ottoman Empire. After almost five centuries of Ottoman domination (1396–1878), the Bulgarian state was re-established as the Principality of Bulgaria, covering the land between the Danube River and the Balkan Mountains (except Northern Dobrudja which was given to Romania), as well as the region of Sofia, which became the new state’s capital. The Congress of Berlin also allowed Austria to occupy Bosnia and Herzegovina and Great Britain to take over Cyprus.”
In 1875 Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia, Wallachia and Moldova declared their independence from the Empire; and following the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78, independence was formally granted to Serbia, Romania and Montenegro, and autonomy to Bulgaria. This was the “bad news from the north (Daniel 11:44) where the “Russo-Turkish War (1877-78) led to further break-up in the western part of the Ottoman Empire”.
The Catholic centric view focusing on the papacy as the beast is a defunct proposition. They assert that the 1260 years in which the Roman Catholic Church warred against the saints from when the papacy was established in 538 AD (the papacy was not established in 538. From the second century the primacy of the Bishop of Rome was widely recognized and accepted) to 1798 AD. The premise is that the papacy was in absolute control of the state as a religio-political power from 538-1798 (1260 solar years) when the Ostrogoth’s were supposed to have vanished out of existence. However, the Ostrogoth’s occupied Rome from 541 to 548 AD. They also assume the end of this supremacy was when in 1798 Pope Pius VI was captured by Napoleon and put in prison and later died that this is the finish line.
While it takes any amateur to refute such falsities, few focus on the secular scientists to observe how God protected the West from Muslim not Papal occupation. If one substitutes ‘climate’ and ‘Ice Age’ with God one would see how incredibly God intervened and protected the Austro-Hungarian Catholics from Muslim Ottoman invasion:
“Combining proxy data such as tree rings with descriptions from historical sources, we can draw together the narrative of natural and human disasters that afflicted Ottoman lands starting in the late 1670s. In 1676, as temperatures cooled across Europe, the southern Balkans entered into a long series of extremely cold winters. Over the following years, drought extended across Anatolia, and famine and plague were reported in Egypt. (In early 1681, however, Mecca witnessed another major flood.) In 1682, Mount Etna erupted again, casting a dry fog over the Mediterranean; I ̇zmir suffered an invasion of locusts; and Crete and Greece witnessed exceptionally cold winters marked by the death of livestock and loss of crops, followed by famine. In early 1683, Grand Vizier Merzifonlu Kara Mustafa Pas ̧a made the unfortunate decision to invade Austria, turning a long-running border conflict into a full-scale war. The events that followed have been narrated before, especially the Ottomans’ historic retreat from the gates of Vienna that summer, driven from the siege by the Polish troops of Jan Sobieski. Historians have generally recognized the Ottoman defeat of the 1680s and 1690s as a turning point in the empire’s history. Yet few have noticed the role of the Little Ice Age … As the Ottomansset out for Vienna in 1683, freezing weather and heavy spring rains plagued the soldiers’ advance across the Balkans. Weather on the Hungarian front turned extremely cold that winter and the next. Following Venice’s entry into the Holy [Catholic] Alliance in 1684, the European blockade and military requisitions brought shortages to cities along the Aegean and even Istanbul itself. However, the real crisis started in 1685, while Ottoman forces were being pushed back toward the Danube. By that time, the persistent cold and drought had brought serious famine to Greece and Anatolia. As one contemporary chronicler recorded, with the start of the campaign and the absence of rain, the fields could not be planted, and even what was planted did not sprout. From the year 1096 (1685) on, a great famine appeared in all the lands of Islam. A kile of wheat reached two kurus ̧, and an akce could not even buy thirty dirhems (about 90g) of bread . . . And it was reported that in parts of Anatolia many perished trying to eat gallnuts and grass roots and walnut shells. During the same years, a dismissed sekban leader Yeg ̆en Osman Pas ̧a led a wave of banditry in Anatolia, plundering towns and villages from Sivas to Bolu, until the Ottoman government bought him off with another military command and sent him and his forces to the Hungarian front. Following the loss of Buda in the autumn of 1686, the region witnessed one of the coldest winters since 1621. Lake Ioannina in Greece froze over for three months; and in Istanbul, the Golden Horn was covered in ice. According to one eyewitness, roofs in Istanbul caved in from the heavy snowfall, and the roads remained impassable for fifty days.” (Climate of Rebellion, page 216-217)
I shall do another Sunday Special just to cover this subject alone. Theodore spent five years tracing miracles throughout history and recorded them from hundreds of historic references on how God stopped the Muslims from conquering the West which will be in his upcoming book.
GOD HIT THE UNITED STATES WITH LOCUSTS
But the famines and locusts spoken of in Joel did not only hit the Ottomans. It hit India (Bihar famine in British India) and it hit North America as well for cozying with the Ottomans as we see today:
“The widespread winged invasion of 1874, though, hit harder than a ton of flying bricks… The hot and dry conditions of the spring and summer of 1874 had provided ideal breeding conditions for the Rocky Mountain locusts. “The grasses seemed to wither, and the cattle bunched up near the creek and the well, and no air seemed to stir the leaves on the trees,” Kansas pioneer Susan Proffitt wrote. “All nature seemed still.” And then they came.”
In places the mass of insects blocked out the sun for as long as six hours. When the locusts did descend, they covered every shrub, plant and tree, sometimes breaking limbs with their combined weight. They flattened and devoured corn stalks and reaped fields of grain. They consumed only the most succulent bits of the wheat crop, letting the rest rot on the ground.
A map produced by the state of Missouri shows that the 1874 infestation spread from the eastern slope of the Rockies into western Iowa, Minnesota and Missouri and from the Canadian Prairie provinces to central Texas, just north of Austin. Generally it moved from north to south. Hit particularly hard wereKansas, Nebraska, Dakota Territory, western Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Indian Territory, eastern Colorado Territory and the southeastern corner of Wyoming Territory. The results were often magnified in remote areas, as settlers there had modest food reserves and few neighbors to help. Texas, Montana Territory and the Prairie provinces of Canada were affected but escaped the worst of the infestation. The largest locust swarm in 1874, according to an 1880 U.S. Entomological Commission report, “covered a swath equal to the combined areas of Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.”
A swarm of locusts in the U.S. would be some 1,800 miles long and 110 miles wide. “By the turn of the 20th century, the Rocky Mountain locust was fast becoming extinct. The last reported sighting of a living specimen came in southern Canada in 1902. Why this particular species became extinct remains something of a mystery.”
Let this be a lesson, this will repeat. God does not watch stock markets or blood moons or any of man’s insanity. He sends His army: locusts.
Now we come to the end times, the eighth kingdom:
“The beast who once was [Grecian] and now is not, is an eighth king. Hebelongs to the seven and is going to his destruction.”
This would encompass the threat to all God’s people from Moses: (1) Egypt (1st horn), (2)Assyria (2nd horn), since Assyria defeated Egypt , (3) Babylon (3rd horn) since Babylon defeated Assyria, (4) Persia (4th horn) since Persia defeated Babylon, (5) Greece (8th horn) since Greece defeated Persia and had 4 divisions making it, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th horn (6) Rome (9th horn) since Rome defeated Greece and then (7) the Ottoman (10th horn) since the Ottomans defeated the Romans at Constantinople and ended the Roman Empire. The Ottoman Caliph held the title Kaisar Al-Rum (Caesar of the Romans) and “belonged to the seven” just as St. John says.
It matters not how we slice it and dice it. The Antichrist would be the 11th horn and is the seventh head revived as the eighth.
The Bible insists that the beast arises from the sea and it all rose from and focused on the Mediterranean region and the bulk of these battles are the battles of what Scripture calls the battles of the “Isles”. Here, watch the word “islands of the Mediterranean were getting hammered” (00:27):
ISLAM DEPOSITED THEIR STATES
The Ottomans laid their locust eggs in Europe and Russia. In Europe we have four Muslim states of Albania, Bosnia, Kosovo and of course Turkey. Bosnia was the center of the Christian heretics called the Bogomils who are counted as martyrs by today’s Protestant prophecy mania crowds. Bosnia is supported by the US led West which supports Turkey and God will not sleep over such issues.
The Ottomans and Persians also converted to Islam some Russian states in the North Caucasus residing between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea: Circassians, Balkars, Chechens, Ingush, Kabardin, Karachay, and numerous Dagestani peoples. Also, in the middle of the Volga Basin reside populations of Bulgars and Bashkirs. Then we have former Soviet Republics Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
Azerbaijan and Turkey want to increase their influence in Central Asia by strengthening ties with Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan via the Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States.
After the Ottoman Empire annexed Bosnia in 1463, the first Ottoman ruler made Sarajevo into the capital. In the next 200 years, Sarajevo became the largest and most important city in Ottoman-controlled Europe until the 17th Century when Sarajevo was attacked by the Austrians and the city was burned down. The Ottoman Empire continued to weaken and lose territory to Russia and others.
This history is repeating itself and we see today a polarization in Europe, where European Muslim countries like Bosnia, Albania and others will magnetize towards the Ottomans while Serbia and others (refined Christian) will magnetize towards Russia.
We project that the attacks by Muslim terrorists in major European cities will have a great deal of affect in people’s everyday lives which will aid to revive the ancient conflict between Islam and Christendom. But it is not only terrorism. The “Sykes-Picot line” – agreed on by Britain and France in 1916 and the attempt to recreate what resembled the seven heads of the Muslim Caliphate and the repeated claim that the world is divided into the “House of Islam” and the “House of War” by that the revival of the fierce and ancient Christian/Muslim divide will erupt again.
HOW EUROPE WILL BE REFINED
How Europe will be refined and how God will bring Christendom out of the falling away is simple. Regarding Europe as a whole there are two schools of thought; Eurocentrism,which is European Exceptionalism and a worldview centered on Western civilization and then we have the Eurosceptic who oppose the E.U. The latter will eventually be the winner as the war of the Babel-centric tugs with the nationalists.
The first (Euroecentric) believe that we live in a global world and to be successful, must unify since no single European state, not even Germany, has the economic power to compete against the US and China (which God mightily is converting to Christianity, especially in upper classes). This dream cannot succeed without liberalism to avoid religious and cultural divisions, and so no matter what terror attack happens, they are so centered on calling Islam “moderate” and “peaceful”. No matter what will happen these will trumpet the usual:
“Muslims mourn those who died in Brussels, just like everybody else does. We empathise in just the same way. But Islamophobia distracts the world from this” (a liberal idiot from The Guardian named Allan Henesey)
These insist that:
“Turkey, even under its present regime, has hardly ever wavered in its desire to become a member of the Union. We need the Turks and the EU should make more use of the powers of leverage it undoubtedly possesses to improve the political situation within the country. A European Turkey may well be the first real step toward modernizing the rest of the Middle East.”
This worped thinking sort of says, that if one allows the fox in the henhouse long enough, that through evolution, the fox will turn into a hen.
While these write-off religion as a factor and a game player, here comes Islam to shatter their attempts and their myth. Whenever the West ignores its sickness, here comes the virus with fevers as hot as fire from Brussels to Paris. While many think that the current invasion of migrants is the main problem, think over 80 Million more Muslims are preparing to enter the EU if and when Turkey joins it. This will be an Islamic Army entering Europe to help their fellow 20 million muslims to win Demographic Jihad against Europe.
Currently, by repeated attacks of terror all over Europe, this, they hope, will lead to a European civil war that will eventually allow them to establish the Caliphate in Europe itself and “conquer Rome.”
To understand how Europe will unfold we must focus not only on the economic trends. The US-Russian future move toward Eastern Europe after both put much focus on Iran and Afghanistan. The U.S. will focus on Poland and Romania to likely be the chief ally of the United States in the region. Poland borders the Atlantic Ocean (via the Baltic Sea). This provides it access to English-speaking countries like Britain, the United States and Canada. In response to an American-Romanian axis, Russia would gain Ukraine, Moldova, Hungary and Bulgaria are both potentially significant to Russia. Bulgaria can give the Russians access to the Mediterranean Sea via Greece or the Balkans, without having to pass through the Turkish Straits While Serbia and Bulgaria are both Slavic and Orthodox countries that have historically often looked towards Russia for support when flighting against Muslim Turkey, Muslim Albania and Muslim Bosnia.
We are witnessing the spark. In Serbia, around 6,000 took the streets of Belgrade on last Saturday to protest against Serbia’s recent cooperation agreement with NATO. The deal, signed in February, guarantees diplomatic immunity and freedom of movement throughout Serbia for NATO troops. This would mean that Turkey’s troops will be visiting Serbia in the future.
Thousands of anti-government protesters marched in the Moldavian capital of Chisinau on Sunday, calling for “unification with Romania.” The protesters carried national flags and balloons in the colours of the flag. The demonstration marks 98 years since the now non-existent Moldavian Democratic Republic was unified with Romania.
It is clear that the 66 years push for citizens of European countries to get used to thinking of themselves as ‘European citizens’ and not simply as national ones is failing. The EU. Leaders of member states have surprisingly easy approved the deal with Turkey, according to which it looks like the EU is not fully selling.
Scuffles erupted as hundreds of far-right protesters, mostly members of the social group “Sacred Band,” demonstrated against refugees and the so-called ‘Islamification’ of Greece in Thessaloniki on Sunday. A counter-protest staged by a group of around 200 antifa demonstrators, organized by the Movement Against Racism and the Threat of Fascism (KEERFA), took place close to the site. A heavy police presence was deployed to prevent altercations between the two groups.
WHEN THE WAR ERUPTS LOOK FOR THE EAGLES
“For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.” (Matthew 24:28, KJV)
“And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body is,
thither will the eagles be gathered together.” (Luke 17:37, KJV)
I have erred in the past “Eagles” is the literal translation of “αετοι” (Thayer, Strong’s) and this does not connect to Ezekiel’s “vultures”. Many err seeing Matthew 24:28 and Luke 17:37 based on the assumption that these verses describe the sight of birds eating dead flesh.
Eagles at times are angels: “And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect.”
The “eagles” in Luke 17:37
“34 I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left. 35 Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 36 Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 37 And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together.” (Luke 17:34-37)
The eagles are the righteous and the body is the body of Christ, the Eucharist. It is prevented from practice by the Antichrist after taking away the sacrifice, the Eucharist (initially made of wheat). God, as punishment against him, will take away the wheat from the Antichrist’s kingdom where the measure thereof is for a denarius, for his abolishing of the grain offering.
This threat was and will be “a flood that spews out of the mouth of the Dragon-Beast” (Revelation 12) which was eventually “swallowed up by the earth” (Revelation 12:16) when the Caliphate will get the final deadly wound.
To which empire can any student of history of the Bible credit of being the greatest persecutor of the church besides the Islamic invasions against Christendom?
Even today, we see the same flood where we daily witness demonstrations encompassing Europe from Greece (against the Islamification of Greece) to Moldovia and Serbia. The turmoil will be Europe’s ‘refinement as gold is refined’. It will be underway for the few years to come, and we will report on it since it will be a focus of Shoebat.com’s prophetic tracking as we started this last Sunday.
In the meanwhile, keep the oil in your lamps, be steadfast, endure, until the end and be saved.
With love from your brother
(1) See John of Damascus on Islam, The Heresy of the Ishmaelites. Also, Balkan and Italian provinces, strongly opposed iconoclasm. Balkan and Italian provinces, strongly opposed iconoclasm. who had to deal frequently with raids from the new Muslim Empire. The “First Iconoclasm”, as it is sometimes called, lasted between about 726 and 787. The “Second Iconoclasm” was between 814 and 842.
(2) History of the Jews of the Netherlands Antilles, Volume 2, Isaac Samuel Emmanuel, Suzanne A. Emmanuel, American Jewish Archives, 1970. p. 754: “Between 1869 and 1871 Hebron was plagued with a severe drought. Food was so scarce that the little available sold for ten times the normal value. Although the rains came in 1871, there was no easing of the famine, for the farmers had no seed to sow. The [Jewish] community was obliged to borrow money from non-Jews at exorbitant interest rates in order to buy wheat for their fold. Their leaders finally decided to send their eminent Chief Rabbi Eliau [Soliman] Mani to Egypt to obtain relief.” A drought in 1872 led to massive crop failures across the Empire. Locust swarms denuded Cyprus of crops. A harsh winter led to widespread starvation. Dead bodies were seen on the streets of Istanbul and packs of wolves were observed attacking people in the suburbs. Flooding caused by the spring thaw made matters worse. By early 1874, 90 per cent of the livestock in Anatolia and the southern Balkans had been slaughtered for food.
(3) The rise of nationalism swept through many countries during the 19th century, and the Ottoman Empire was not immune. A burgeoning national consciousness, together with a growing sense of ethnic nationalism, made nationalistic thought one of the most significant Western ideas imported to the Ottoman empire, as it was forced to deal with nationalism-related issues both within and beyond its borders. There was a significant increase in the number of revolutionary political parties. Uprisings in Ottoman territory had many far-reaching consequences during the 19th century and determined much of Ottoman policy during the early 20th century. Many Ottoman Turks questioned whether the policies of the state were to blame: some felt that the sources of ethnic conflict were external, and unrelated to issues of governance. While this era was not without some successes, the ability of the Ottoman state to have any effect on ethnic uprisings was seriously called into question. Greece declared its independence from the Empire in 1829 after the end of the Greek War of Independence. Reforms did not halt the rise of nationalism in the Danubian Principalities and Serbia, which had been semi-independent for almost 6 decades; in 1875 Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia, Wallachia and Moldova declared their independence from the Empire; and following the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78, independence was formally granted to Serbia, Romania and Montenegro, and autonomy to Bulgaria, with the other Balkan territories remaining under Ottoman control. A Serbian Jew, Yehuda Solomon Alkalai, encouraged a return to Zion and independence for Israel during this wave of decolonialization. During the Tanzimat period (from Arabic Tanzîmât, meaning “reorganization”) (1839–1876), a series of constitutional reforms led to a fairly modern conscripted army, banking system reforms, and the replacement of guilds with modern factories. In 1856, the Hatt-ı Hümayun promised equality for all Ottoman citizens irrespective of their ethnicity and confession, widening the scope of the 1839 Hatt-ı Şerif of Gülhane. The Christian millets gained privileges; such as in 1863 the Armenian National Constitution (Ottoman Turkish:”Nizâmnâme-i Millet-i Ermeniyân”) was Divan approved form of the “Code of Regulations” composed of 150 articles drafted by the “Armenian intelligentsia”, and newly formed “Armenian National Assembly“. The reformist period peaked with the Constitution, called the Kanûn-ı Esâsî (meaning “Basic Law” in Ottoman Turkish), written by members of the Young Ottomans, which was promulgated on 23 November 1876. It established freedom of belief and equality of all citizens before the law. The empire’s First Constitutional era (or Birinci Meşrûtiyet Devri in Turkish), was short-lived; however, the idea behind it (Ottomanism), proved influential as a wide-ranging group of reformers known as the Young Ottomans, primarily educated in Western universities, believed that a constitutional monarchy would provide an answer to the empire’s growing social unrest. Through a military coup in 1876, they forced Sultan Abdülaziz (1861–1876) to abdicate in favour of Murad V. However, Murad V was mentally ill, and was deposed within a few months. His heir-apparent Abdülhamid II (1876-1909) was invited to assume power on the condition that he would accept to declare a constitutional monarchy, which he did on 23 November 1876. However, the parliament survived for only two years. The sultan suspended, not abolished, the parliament until he was forced to reconvene it. The effectiveness of Kanûn-ı Esâsî was then largely minimized. During this time, the Empire faced challenges in defending itself against foreign invasion and occupation. Egypt was occupied by the French in 1798. Following defeat in the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78, Cyprus was lent to the British in 1878 in exchange for Britain’s favors at the Congress of Berlin. The empire ceased to enter conflicts on its own and began to forge alliances with European countries such as France, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and Russia. As an example, in the Crimean War the Ottomans united with the British, French, and others against Russia. Economically, the empire had difficulty in repaying the Ottoman public debt to European banks, which caused the establishment of The Council of Administration of the Ottoman Public Debt. By the end of the 19th century, the main reason the empire was not entirely overrun by Western powers came from the Balance of Power doctrine. Both Austria and Russia wanted to increase their spheres of influence and territory at the expense of the Ottoman Empire, but were kept in check mostly by the United Kingdom, which feared Russian dominance in the Eastern Mediterranean.
All these represent the same landmass and past empires (Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece and Roman) making the seventh the Ottoman and the re-creation of it all in the end (the eighth) which comprises two Sunni and Shiite horns and seats of power. Even the time-span matches and metallic makeup in Daniel’s image including the ten crowns.
Now to the detail:
(1) The Rashidun Caliphate (first head 632-661) centered in Arabia, Iraq, Syria.
Founded by (1st crown) Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq and (2nd crown) Hasan ibn Ali’ , Grandson of Muhammad Son of ‘Ali ibn Abi-Talib which branched into the Shiites. This sprouted the two horns and is why it is a “divided kingdom”:
Arid whereas thou sawest the feet, and the toes, part of potter’s clay, and part of iron: the kingdom shall be divided, but yet it shall take its origin from the iron, according as thou sawest the iron mixed with the miry clay. (Daniel 2:41)
The beastly kingdom is Asia Minor (Turkey) which was the eastern Roman Empire: Iron.
The feet are the two divided empire which led to the origin of Shiism Hasan abdicated after six or seven months for Mu’awiyah who defeated him and established the the Umayyad Dynasty of the caliphate.
RASHIDUN PURSUED THE WOMAN (CHURCH)
It’s most notable advancement on Christendom was four years after its inception when Omar bin Al-Khattab began to advance into Christian Byzantine territory and then came the decisive Battle of Yarmouk in Harmageddon (Megiddo, Armageddon) in August 636 when the Christian Emperor Heraclius was defeated by Islamic hordes.
And its not as if Christians did not interpret prophecy the way I do. Mine is no private interpretation. Sophronius, the Christian Arab from my village in Bethlehem who was there at the time Patriarch of Jerusalem in 636 A.D, explained how in his sermon on theDay of the Epiphany 636 A.D. used John’s Apocalypse to announce that this is Antichrist when he bewailed the destruction of the churches and monasteries, how the sacked towns, the fields laid waste, the villages burned down by the Muslim nomads who were overrunning the country then to later invade Jerusalem itself and occupy it under Umar bin Al-Khattab.
Under the Rashidun Caliphate, the Christian world suffered the conquest of Christian Syria in 637 and the conquest of Christian Armenia in 639 and also the conquest of Christian Egypt in 639 A.D reducing the population of the Christian Copts gradually from nine million to 700,000 at the early 1900’s. Then we had the conquest of Christian North Africa, 652, then the conquest of Christian Cyprus, 654.
(2) Umayyad Caliphate (second head, 661-750):
Appointed Muʿāwiyah ibn ʾAbī Ṣufyān (3rd crown) centered in Mecca and Abd-ar-Rahman III (4th crown) centered in Christian Spain and North Africa and reached to east China borders and southern France Africa Morocco.
UMAYYAD PURSUED THE WOMAN (CHURCH)
They invaded one of Christendom’s headquarters in Catholic Spain in 711 A.D and also in Christian Armenia in 693 (and during the third head, Abbasid all the way to 862). Under the Umayyads, more conquests into Christian North Africa, 665, then the first Arab siege of Christian Constantinople, 674–678, then the second Arab siege of Christian Constantinople, 717–718. Then the conquest of Georgia, 736.
(3) Abbasid Caliphate (third head 750-945/1258/1517):
The reason for 3 ending dates for the Abbasid caliphate is due to the fact that Abbasid rule became co-opted by other rulers. In 945, the Buyid dynasty gained control of Baghdad (and therefore controlled the Abbasid caliph), in 1258 Baghdad was sacked by the Mongols, who killed the Abbasid caliph. The Abbasid Caliphate was quickly reinstated in Egypt under the Mamluks. In 1517, the Ottomans defeated the Mamluks, took the Abbasid caliph back by force to Istanbul, and eventually declared themselves as caliphs.
ABBASID PURSUED THE WOMAN (CHURCH)
They Invaded Christian Crete, 820, then the conquest of Christian southern Italy, 827 and 831–902. Even the Seven Churches which were the Seven Lampstands in Asia Minor mentioned in Revelations by John, the very churches the apostles established, the beacon of Christendom and the descendants of these churches began to end at the beginning with the conquest of Anatolia in 1060 through the Seljuks who were Turkic nomads from Turkmenistan, related to the Uighurs (who are today in China as well) who entered the Abbasid empire around 950 AD and gradually converted to Sunni Islam. The Seljuk Sultanate of Rûm (literally gave themselves the title of Roman Sultanate) was a Turko-Persian Sunni Muslim state, established in the parts of Anatolia which had been conquered from the Christian Byzantine Empire.
Officially Islam became the Roman Empire of the east.
(4) The Fatimid Caliphate (fourth head 910-1171):
Founded by al-Mahdi Billah (7th crown) established Fatimid rule (Shiite) throughout much of North Africa, Hejaz, Palestine and the Levant.
The Fatimid invaded Egypt and established Al-Azhar University which is the hub of Islamic jurisprudence until today that unites the Muslim Brotherhood with Turkey’s Erdogan.
FATIMID PURSUED THE WOMAN (CHURCH)
It was the Rustamid Imamate, an independent Shiite political entity that took advantage of the relative weakness of Abbasid control controlling Christian territory what is now Tunisia, as well as parts of present-day Morocco, Algeria, and Libya. It remained in power for a little over a century, until the Fatimid conquests in 909. The persecuted the Egyptian Copts under al-Ḥākim bi-Amr-Allāh (985–1021)
(5) The Ayyubid Caliphate (fifth head 1171-1260):
It was the Mamluk regiments who constituted the backbone of Egypt’s military under Ayyubid rule in the late 12th and early 13th centuries, beginning with Sultan Saladin (8th crown) who replaced the Fatimids‘ African infantry with mamluks. Saladin became every Islamist’s dream to emulate even today.
AYYUBID PURSUED THE WOMAN (CHURCH)
The name Ayyubid stems from Salah-u-Din Al-Ayyubi. In 1244 it was the Mamluks who conquered Christian Jerusalem from the Crusaders, and in 1245 Louis IX of France led the 7th Crusade to try to get it back, but the Mamluks captured him and from them came Saladin launched conquests throughout the region and by 1183, the territories under his control included Egypt, Syria, northern Mesopotamia, Hejaz, Yemen, and the North African coast up to the borders of modern-day Tunisia.
He invaded The Christian Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem which was a crusader state established in the Southern Levant in 1099 after the First Crusade. The Kingdom of Jerusalem fell to Saladin after his victory at the Battle of Hattin then the Crusaders had a comeback and regained control of Israel’s coastline in the 1190s.
(6) The Almohad Caliphate (1147-1269):
The Alomhads (9th crown) ruled major areas of the Maghreb and Muslim Spain. Almohads declared an everlasting Jihad against the Christians in 1148 after they arrived in Central Spain and shored up the Muslim defenses and imposing their tyrannical rule. Alfonso VIII of Castile (1158-1214) decided to try an offensive. He met the Almohads in battle at Las Navas de Tolosa, where the Muslims were defeated. In the 1220s, then, Muslim Spain began to politically fragment all over again, at the same time as Ferdinand III of Castile was reaching majority, and James of Aragon was coming into his own. Starting from 1229 and lasting to 1250, the majority of Spain was retaken by the Christians. This was highlighted by the fall of Cordoba in 1235, which was once the Umayyad capital. The Christian conquest of Seville by Ferdinand in 1248 was the next high watermark of the Reconquista.
(7) Ottoman Caliphate (1517–1923 the seventh head):
Founded by Selim I (10th crown) and by that he was the tenth and final horn. This one encompassed all and is the seventh which is also the eighth (to revive in our time) and is the crux of the whole infolding story. Ottoman caliphs ruled over an empire that, at its peak, covered Anatolia, most of the Middle East, North Africa, the Caucasus, and extended deep into Christian Eastern Europe. Most ignore that Turkey is in Europe and is part of Europe. Erdogan of Turkey today fancies himself is the resurrection of Selim I, the 10th horn and if the Caliphate is established from Turkey it is the 11th little horn: the Antichrist.
The Ottoman came after the Mamluk came in when the Abbasids recruited slave soldiers mainly from Turkic non-Muslims captured in areas north of the Black Sea, the steppes of present-day Southwestern Russia and the Caucasus. The mamluks were often sold into slavery by impoverished steppe families or kidnapped by slave-traders then converted to Islam. The Kipchak Turks finally took the mantle from the Ayyubid where Qutb-ud-din Aibak became a Sultan. It was in 1144, the Mamluk general Imad-ud-Din Zangi conquered Christian Edessa, one of the Crusader states founded after the First Crusade. Then came the Muslim Sultan Baybars and the Bahri Mamluks defeated the last of the Crusaders in 1263. They killed 16,000 Christian soldiers and sold all of the hundred thousand Christians living in Antioch as slaves.
OTTOMAN PURSUED THE WOMAN (CHURCH)
This included Muslim-Christian wars with the Byzantine–Ottoman Wars in the 13th century, followed by the Bulgarian–Ottoman Wars and the Serbian–Ottoman Wars in the 14th century. Much of this period was defined by Ottoman expansion into the Balkans and modern-day Serbia, which allowed the Empire to gain a foothold in Christian eastern Europe. The Ottoman Empire made further inroads into Christian Central Europe in the 15th and 16th centuries, culminating in the peak of Turkish territorial claims in Europe.
There was a backslide in Ottoman military dominance after the unsuccessful Siege of Vienna in 1529 and the Ottoman-Habsburg wars. European powers began to consolidate against the Ottomans and formed the Holy Catholic League, reversing a number of Ottoman land gains during the Great Turkish War of the late 1600s which had the Christians lost it would have been the end of Christianity.
Mass Chaos And Demonic Possession Is Taking Over The Middle East, Muslims Are Now Ushering In The Coming Of The Antichrist And World War III Is Near
Submitted by: Veronica Coffin
Wahhabist Saudi Arabia’s grand mufti Sheikh Abdul-Aziz responding to Iran’s handling of the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca has declared that Iranians are no longer Muslim. His fatwa came in response to Iran that regards Wahhabist Saudi Arabia as their “enemy”. The Iranians, he says, are “Zoroastrians, an ancient pre-Islamic Iranian religion.”
So its time to revisit this divide, delve to understand it, clear both prophetic and historic western misconceptions, in order to comprehend why this divide alone is so crucial and how it will plunge the world into a major coming conflict: World War III.
Let slowly and carefully re-examine the first misconception westerners believe, that what we have in the Muslim world is a “Sunni-Shiite divide” that plagues the Middle East.
This one over simplification causes many faulty policies, misjudgments and erroneous prophetic conclusions. Fact is, there has always been a divide–not a Sunni-Shiite divide–but a divide between the Saudi Wahhabists on the one hand versus on the other hand Iran’s Shiites and Turkey’s Sunni Sufis. Wahhabism is exclusively Saudi Arabian. The latter makes a huge prophetic difference.
It is time to stop believing the clichés as we shall carefully explain in detail from history and current events.
ISIS’s theology, for example, is strictly Saudi Arabian Wahhabism, which does not encompass all Sunni Muslims, as many falsely claim, and is why Muslims who hate ISIS’s methods as result are beginning to also hate Saudi Arabia as result. This leads to further isolation of Wahhbist Saudi Arabia, not just ISIS.
In fact, this (Saudi wahhabist vs. non-wahhabist, including both Sunni and Shiite) is the divide which is alluded to in scripture. So few focus on the prophetic sense where in John’s apocalypse 17 regarding the desert city (Mecca), it explains that the beast with its ten horns, “will hate the harlot”:
And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. For God hath put in their hearts to fulfill his will, and to agree, andgive their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.
Much focus needs to be made on the underlined. Most do not even pay close attention as to what did “God put in their hearts”? Answer: hate; “these shall hate the whore,” that is, the entire kingdom of Antichrist will hate the harlot that controlled them spiritually. In other words, God says that He will plant division and hate between the beast and theharlot that has been riding this beast. Therefore, there is a remarkable difference between the two which we shall also examine. This hatred is planted by God which becomes clear from the text: “God has put it into their hearts“. This is the divide between Arabia, the heart of Islam, including it wahhabist ideology versus all non-wahhabist sects which encompass all Sunni plus Shiite branches of Islam.
This is crucial. This means that the Islamic beast is made of mainly non-wahhabism and non-Arab and is why we see the Arab (Sheba and Dedan) stand idle by the wayside during the invasion of Israel (Ezekiel 38:13). This is why we find the text says “God hath put in their hearts to fulfill his will, and to agree“. All these branches must “agree” in unity and not just some over the others. This is done “to give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled”. This allegiance therefore with Antichrist is not exclusively the hatred of the Jews, but the hatred of Arabia as well. This is further proof why Sheba and Dedan are on the sidelines when it comes to Jew hatred.
And today we see this already forming. Saudi Arabia has been also making historic peace gestures to Israel after realizing its isolation in the Middle East.
When the text says that God will “put it [this hatred] into their hearts,” it makes it clear that this destruction is not caused by a Sunni-Shiite divide, but a divide between a nation [Saudi Arabia] vacillating on the issue of Israel, hypocritical wahhabist Arabia, versus all non-wahhabist who want Israel’s destruction. This “Sheba and Dedan” in Ezekiel ‘standing on the wayside’ is a crucial clue.
Both history and current events confirm this divide to be true. This is why students of scripture should pay less attention to the so-called Sunni-Shiite divide and more attention to the wahhabist versus non-wahhabist divide. This is what we already see quickly coming together.
This is why studying a single verse or two in Scripture must be done extremely carefully weighing inductively other verses with careful attention to geography, history and also theology. Scripture is mainly a theological argument and not just prophetic.
The second misconception we can clear up by studying just these two verses jumps in the face of the insistence by some that God never plants hatred. He does: “these shall hate” (not love) “the whore” and it is “God” Who “hath put in their hearts to fulfill his will“. God plants the hate, puts it in their heart to fulfill His will.
It can’t get any clearer than that.
God has zero trouble with the hatred of evil. This demands a “divide and conquer”.
Therefore, to “divide and conquer” is biblical and has always been the historical signature of the Christian West when dealing with the Islamic world. Call it the Christian version of Taqiyya, Kitman and Muruna if you will. God even says that He does this in order that “the words of God are fulfilled“.
These couple verses are loaded with both theological and prophetic wealth should encourage us to delve into what most have never seen or heard of regarding the secrets hidden in just these two verses.
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 Shiites would simply want this abandonment of Saudi Arabia done by completely opting for Karbala as the center of Islam instead of Mecca which their theology teaches it will be destroyed (1). This Muslim prophecy simply confirms biblical prophecy. This escalation will continue the divide until Mecca is destroyed where another divide will arise again, this time at Armageddon, but this one, we presume, will be a Sunni versus Shiite divide (after Mecca’s destruction) to cause “each sword to go against his brother”.
And while you read the headlines in the secular West, that Saudi Arabia is anathematizing Iranians, what you do not see them explaining, is the anathematization of Saudi Arabia itself. These two verses of hating wahhabist Arabia is beginning to get its initial fulfillment.
For example, who in the West even discusses the Grozny Conference? It was even held just last month during August, 2016, under the auspices of Egypt’s Sunni Mufti, Sheikh Al-Azhar of Egypt.
This is huge. Al-Azhar is the hub of Muslim scholarship par excellence in the Sunni (not Shiite) world. This was done with participation of 200 senior Sunni scholars, emphasizing that Saudi Wahhabism is no longer “Sunni” since the Wahhabists anathematize theAsh’ari and the Sufi Muslims who with the Shiites make up a majority in the Muslim world.
How could Sunnis anathematize their headquarters, Mecca, is unheard of.
THE HISTORY OF THIS DIVIDE FOR DUMMIES
So lets first delve into this intriguing journey explaining this arising divide from eastern eye opening sources in a way you would never see or read in today’s headlines. We will start from the beginning, to make it all easy as in Shiites plus Sunni Sufis etc, vs. Wahhabists for dummies.
Another major misconception by westerners is that Islam is simply “another world religion”.
Islam is a Christian schism and a cult, its unitarian, an extension of the Arian heresy, and not just some other foreign religion. This is why it gets the title of being an Abrahamic faith. This is why it encompasses all heresies “mother of harlots” and is why its history is filled with legends inspired by jinn (demons) mimicking biblical stories.
And just to show the examples of the mimmic of biblical stories, there was once upon a time, Hashim and Abd Shams (literally means worshipper of the sun). These two were conjoined twins – born with Hashim’s leg attached to Abd Shams’ head. It was said that they had struggled in the womb, each seeking to be firstborn. Their birth was remembered for Hashim being born with one of his toes pressed into the younger twin-brother, Abd Shams’s, forehead.
The family history is true, yet it is mixed with legend, a fabrication of the truth written in the Bible regarding Jacob and Esau’s birth. Legend says that their father, ‘Abd Manaf ibn Qusai, separated his conjoined sons with a sword and that some pagan Arab priests believed that the blood that had flown between them signified wars between their progeny.
Hashim (like Sarah did) banished Abd Shams from Mecca. Abd Shams (sun worshipper) gave birth to Ummaya and from that line came forth the Umayyads clan which turned out hostile to Hashim’s clan.
The astrologers of Arabia opined that Abd Munaaf, their father, had committed a grave error when he separated his sons by means of a sword; they did not regard his deed as a good omen which later haunted Muslim history until our day.
From the lineage of Hashim, came the Muslim Messiah, Muhammad, born and raised to become the big boss and founder of Islam. His best friend was Ali, his cousin, adopted son and son-in-law of Mohammed. He became ‘son-in-law’ because Ali married Mohammed’s daughter, Fatima, in AD 624. In other words, from western technicality, Ali married his sister. Ali was the first to follow Muhammad in accepting Muhammad’s prophethood. So if Muhammad was ‘king’ Ali was ‘prince Ali’.
Muhammad also married. After his first two women, he also fell in love with a third, an under aged girl named Aisha. I was sort of like Abraham taking Hagar. Aisha was the daughter of Muhammad’s other buddy, Abu Bakr. I say she was a Hagar because she caused a major division and shift within Islam (more on that later).
Muhammad later on died after he conquered Mecca removing all pagan idols except the black stone. Obviously his successor should have been Ali, or even Ali’s son, Hussein, to become “prince of the faithful” to keep it within Muhammad’s bloodline. Aisha, Muhammad’s surviving wife, of course wanted her daddy (Abu Bakr) to be Caliph instead of ‘prince Ali’.
Even though Ali was married to Muhammad’s daughter, Fatima, Aisha Muhammad’s third wife had the upper hand after her husband passed away, of course. She was joined and echoed in this posture by protégés, her dad Abu Bakr of course (who became the first Caliph) and Umar (Ibn Khattab, who became the second Caliph), whose daughter Hafsa was also married to Muhammad while prince Ali was left aside. These guys passed women and girls like passing Christmas presents. Aisha also had other relatives on her side like the third caliph, Uthman (Ibn Affan), who married Muhammad’s daughtersRuqayyah and Umm Kulthum (this one had two sisters in his bed).
Ali only had the descendants of his and Fatima’s branch of the Prophet’s family. Ali lost and Aisha’s daddy Abu Bakr, Muhammad’s father in law won (beware of in-laws).
This established the Rashidun Caliphate (the Muslim empire’s first head) which its first horn was Abu Bakr. It continued with the second Caliph Omar, and the third Caliph Uthman who married Muhammad’s two daughters as we stated.
So similar to Catholics where St. Peter was the first Vicar of Christ (Pope), Islam too had its vicar of God on earth (Caliph), or Khalifat-u-Allah, literally the vicar of Allah. To the fathers of the Shiites, Ali should have been the first Caliph and instead Abu Bakr became the first Caliph, then was succeeded by Omar bin al-Khattab and then Uthman who was assassinated by Egyptian rebels in 656 and continued through the four-year reign of Uthman’s successor Ali ibn Abi Taleb, Muhammad’s favorite, Fatima’s husband. But his reign ended in 661 when Ali’s heir Hasan his son concluded a treaty acknowledging the rule of another of Muhammad’s companions, Muʿāwiyah, the third horn, who began the first Umayyad caliphate (second head of the Islamic Empire). The Umayyad were of the ‘Esau’ if you will, the descendants of Abd Shams (sun worshiper).
So the divide was between Muslims who believed that Ali’s authority was usurped by the first three caliphs: Abu Bakr and Umar ibn a-Khatab (both fathers-in-law of Muhammad) and Uthman ibn Affan (also a son-in-law) but unlike ‘prince Ali’, none of the men were blood relatives of Muhammad. This was the point of contention for Ali’s supporters, who believed that the succession should be hereditary. These Caliphs were elected through democracy.
Before the fiasco, Islam expanded militarily into Syria and later Egypt. Finally Ali was nominated and reluctantly accepted and was Caliph, Ali, Prince of the Faithful. But his rule was under much turmoil since most governors where loyal to another, Muʿāwiyah ibnʾAbī Ṣufyān, who derives from Umayya ibn Abd Shams (the Muslim Esau), not Hashim (the Muslim Jacob) who rejected Ali’s caliphate. This is where this Muslim version of ‘Esau’ (Abd Shams) vs. ‘Jacob’ (Hashim) divide begins where it is this ‘Esau’ who got the birthright instead.
Aisha wanted her cousin Talha to succeed Uthman (The first Umayyad caliph) and was jealous of Ali. She ignored the Prophet’s fore-warning about taking part in such a conflict. But the argument that Ali was the preferable claimant to Muhammad’s succession as commander of the faithful never died out.
When Aisha heard of the killing of Uthman, the third Caliph, she became so angered by his unavenged death, and was angered by the naming of Ali as the fourth caliph, that she took up arms against those supporting Ali. She gained support of the big city of Basra and, for the first time, Muslims took up arms against each other. This battle is now known as the First Schism (Fitna), or Muslim civil war.
The result was war between Ali and his opponents, who were enraged by his failure to punish Uthman’s killers and suspected him of involvement in the murder. They included Muhammad’s widow Aisha (Abu Bakr’s daughter of course) and Uthman’s cousin Muawiyyah, who was governor of Syria.
Ali won the battle (Battle of the Camel). At this point, Muawiyya’s men fixed copies of the Koran to their spears and cried out to let Allah decide who is to be Caliph. Ali’s army agreed and he had to accept independent arbitration. The panel of arbitrators ruled against Ali and Muawiyya claimed the caliphate for Muawiyya. In other words, it went to the Esau of Islam.
Ali, who had moved his capital to Kufa in present-day Iraq, by this time, refused to accept the decision. Ali became the victim of intrigues and was assassinated in 661 AD. But the drama of Shiism has less to do with Ali himself, than with the trauma of prince Ali’s son, Hussein, the only true lineage to Muhammad through Muhammad’s daughter Fatima.
Ali and Fatima’s son, Hussein, even 20 years later in 680 (61 AH) refused to pledge allegiance to Yazid I, the Umayyad caliph (second head of the Islamic Empire) because he considered the rule of the Umayyads unjust. As a consequence, he left Medina, his home town, and traveled to Mecca. There, the people of Kufa sent letters to him, asking his help and pledging their allegiance to him. So he traveled towards Kufa in Iraq. At Karbala his caravan was intercepted by the Umayyad’s, Yazid I’s army. He was captured and beheaded by Shimr Ibn Thil-Jawshan, along with most of his family and companions, all were beheaded, including the kids and a baby, Ali Al-Asghar (literally, Baby Ali) ending the true bloodline of Muhammad.
So from this story stems Shiism (pro-Hussein), the question becomes is how do Sunnis who hate Arabia deal with this issue? Do they convert to Shiism? No. Depending if one has a Salafi (Wahhabi influence) they would argue that in Karbala, Hussein fighting Yazid was wrong and illegitimate. Others say that such judgmental view on Hussein’s resistance is rooted in the arid and poisonous soil of the early Umayyad historians.
In this twist of Muslim history, Allah could not keep his pledge to Muhammad, here we have Islam’s ‘Esau’ (sons of Abd Shams), the Umayyads defeated Islam’s ‘Jacob’ (Hashim). This defeat became the key reason for future back and forth bloody vengeances. This was known as the Âshûrâ tragedy where Hussein was considered ‘martyr’ and ‘messiah’ where blood atonement is made by Shiites, sort of like the Mayan blood letting in Mesoamerica which Sunnis do not practice.
Shiism robs from Catholics who celebrate the Eucharist, which has a double purpose, being the literal (Flesh and Blood of Christ) and is taken as a grain offering. With the Shiite celebration of Âshûrâ, to commemorate the martyrdom of Hussein, they consume a grain and fruit offering, the sort of which can mimmic Cain’s offering and Essau’s porridge as memorial. And for the literal blood sacrifice, these mark their foreheads, not just with the mark of allegiance, but with the literal blood and wailing which according to Shiism, such practice remits sin. It is an extremely demonic act they call “Latmiyeh” (self affliction) on the body with chains and daggers to ensure being registered by Hussein (their messiah) in the book of life. The mimic, flavors, marks and imitations speaks of Antichrist. This makes it easy for Muslim converts to Christianity to comprehend reading the eastern text of the Bible and to spot Islam’s forgeries. See Iranians and how they mark their forehead
This Ummayad versus Ali split continues, even until now. When speaking to Shiites, Umayyad and Yazid are viewed as Christians view antichrists. From Ali and his wife Fatima, comes the Shiite loyalty, lamenting Muhammad’s bloodline to rule instead of being democratically elected.
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 aWahhabi-Excommunicated divide and not a Shiite-Sunni divide.
The story of Islam is like the initial Esau-Jacob divide, then to later evolve into some sort of Protestant-Catholic divide. Islam is an attempted mimic, a forgery of biblical narratives, but unlike the Catholic narrative, where lineage and succession was crucial, and kept in accordance the promises of God; Islam failed to keep the lineage or succession issues intact. So besides the Ali/Hussein bone of contention, you also haveKarbala, sort of like Protestant Geneva , where Hussein was killed and his tomb becoming the holiest place to Shiites even more than Mecca itself. Wahhabists prohibit worshipping at tombs and even destroyed many. It was in Karbala, Iraq, after all, that their Messiah, Hussein (al-Ḥussein ibn ‘Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib) was martyred, a sort of a garden-tomb where Shiites pilgrimage to besides Mecca.
To Shiites, Hussein is literally their Messiah, as Jesus is to Christians, and Fatima (Ali’s wife) is as crucial to Shiites as Mary is to Catholics. If one examines this brand of Islam one finds that it attempts to mimmic the Catholic faith in many ways, one of which, Hussein is now ‘the savior’ while Fatima is a saint to be the symbol of motherly sacrifice. Shiites accuse Aisha whom Sunnis view as Umm Al-Munineen “mother of the faithful” of bing nothing more than a “whore” and Muhammad’s disciples (besides Ali) as traitors to Islam.
While Protestants reject Mary being the “mother of God” and “mother of the faithful,” they would never attribute such derogatory labels towards Mary or deny the Virgin Birth, except to Catholics Mary remained virgin and was assumed to heaven.
Therefore, with such a schism, there is absolutely no turning back; Islam is set to eventually self destruct in inner conflicts. Anger at Hussein’s death was turned into a rallying cry that helped undermine and ultimately overthrow the Umayyad Caliphate (sons of Esau in our parallel).
UNDERSTANDING THE GROWING SECTARIAN DIVIDES WITHIN ISLAM
Now that we know the root of the problem, for westerners to comprehend the sectarian differences, not just Shiite-Wahhabi divide, but the divide within Sunnis and the hatred of Wahhabism. But without delving too deep into each sect, it is best to perhaps refer to the Catholic-Protestant divide, not in the sense that these have common goals with Islam (God forbid), but in the sense of making it easier to understand the divides and approach to faith and religion.
But this conflict flips when comparing it to the Catholic-Protestant divide, where in Islam, it is the puritanical Wahhabis (protestant) who had control over the central headquarters, Mecca, as it is for Catholics in the Vatican.
Wahhabists are Salafist who insist on using the original texts. Therefore, the use of “Salafist” became synonymous with Wahhabism.
Saudi Arabia being the center of Islam kept Islam puritanical from the sense that there was not much room for change and theological development. Mecca etched the rules asVatican etched Catechism, which other sects of Islam refuse to follow. Salafism is associated with literalist (sort of like the Puritan Protestants).
And if Christendom had a reformer, Martin Luther, the Arabs had the 14th century scholarIbn Taymiyyah who greatly influenced Abd al-Wahhab (1703 – 1792). Ibn Taymiyya had a strict and puritanical approaches to issues of faith and interpretation, unlike the other sects, which tend to be charismatic and allow much latitude and new opinion. Taymiyya was the dynamo behind Wahhabism which went directly to Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab (the founder of Wahhabism), and the use to which his exclusionist puritanism was put forth by Ibn Saud, a minor leader — amongst many — of continually sparring and raiding Bedouin tribes in the baking and desperately poor deserts of Arabia’s Nejd desert. This is the wilderness “desert” John spoke of in the Apocalypse chapter 17:3 and Isaiah in chapter 21.
And it is here where one finds in Islam the type of back and forth arguments between Protestants and Catholics where Protestants insist on “chapter and verse” whenever they question theologies developed from historic traditions by the Catholic Church.
Abd al-Wahhab wrote Kitab al-Tawhid (the book on unitarianism), sort of like Luther’s 95 Theses, a short essay which draws from material in the Quran and the recorded doings and sayings (hadith) of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. These questioned many Sufi and Shiite practices as “innovations” much as Protestants accuse Catholics and Orthodox regarding ‘prayer to saints’.
Abd al-Wahhab accused the Sunni Ottomans proclaiming that they are “not Muslims; they were imposters masquerading as Muslims” similar to certain Protestants who anathematize Catholics. The Ottomans so much aggravated Abd al-Wahhab by their honoring of saints, by their erecting of tombstones, and their “superstition” (e.g. revering graves or places that were deemed particularly imbued with the divine).
Abd al-Wahhab got everything from the Mujadid (reformer) Ibn Taymiyah. And like Luther who proclaimed “the Bible alone”, he revived the strict adherence to the Quran and Hadith and the first disciples of Muhammad.
And if Ibn Taymiyya became the Martin Luther of the Wahhabists, the non-Wahhabists considered him as anathema, just as Catholics do with Luther. One would find arguments back and forth as one finds Protestants versus Catholics where Sufis would denounce Taymiyya’s Kitab-ul-Arsh, “Allah sits on the Arsh [throne], and He leaves space for His Messenger [Muhammad] to sit next to Him” condemning the idea that Muhammad sits on the right side of God. Of course, such ideas shows that Islam’s theology intended to mimic Christianity.
Taymiyya condemned the Sufi dhikr as innovation and heresy, and he made vicious slanders on Sufi masters. Dhikr is when Sufis make a circle, a form of devotion, in which the worshiper is absorbed in the rhythmic repetition of the name of Allah or his attributes to get themselves into a frenzy state.
All this behavior, Abd al-Wahhab denounced as bida — forbidden by God.
Like Taymiyyah, Abd al-Wahhab believed that the period of the Prophet Muhammad’s stay in Medina was the ideal of Muslim society they called “the best of times”, to which all Muslims should aspire to emulate, similar to Luther’s call to emulate the apostles in the Holy Land and their journeys as written in the New Testament and nothing after. This was essentially called Salafism.
Salafism therefore is Islam’s protestantism. In other words, similar to Protestants where they cling to the apostles while they kept out Catholic tradition as “innovation”.
Taymiyyah had declared war on Shi’ism and Sufism and even spoke out against visiting the grave of the prophet Muhammad and the celebration of his birthday, similar to some Protestant Messianic rejection of Christmas and the visiting of the traditionally accepted Catholic holy sites. And similar to Protestants, he declared that all such behavior represented mere imitation of the Catholics. Abd al-Wahhab declared war calling on Muslims to deprive Shiites and Sufis of immunity of property and life, similar to the Beeldenstorm where the Iconoclastic Fury of outbreaks and destruction of religious images that occurred in Europe in the 16th century by the Calvinists.
The key idea of takfir doctrine, Abd al-Wahhab and his followers could deem fellow Muslims infidels should they engage in activities that encroach on the sovereignty of the absolute authority of the Quran and Hadith. All Muslims who honored the dead, saints, or angels was condemned since they detracted from the complete subservience to Allah banning any prayer to saints and dead loved ones, pilgrimages to tombs and special mosques, religious festivals celebrating saints including the honoring of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad’s birthday, and even prohibited the use of gravestones when burying the dead.
Those who would not conform would be killed, their wives and daughters violated, and their possessions confiscated. Shiites, Sufis and other Muslim denominations, Abd al-Wahhab considered as no longer Muslim just as Sheikh Abdul-Aziz, the Saudi Mufti did this week responding to Iran’s handling of the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca. In other words, unlike the Catholic-Protestant wars, the Orthodox Muslim wars on non-Orthodox continues till our day.
The Sufi Turks attacked Abd al-Wahhab for destroying the domes that were built over the graves of Muhammad’s disciples. Arabs say that the Hadith said that such things are the actions of the Jews and Christians, and that those who build such things are the worst of creation and that the Prophet cursed such practices that are clearly forbidden. This is why Saudi Arabia destroyed over 90% of Muslim holy sites including the destruction of Khadijah’s home (Muhammad’s wife) to built a toilet.
So Muhammad ibn ʿAbd al-Wahhab (1703 – 1792) came to “purify” Islam by returning it to what, he believed, were the original principles of that religion.
The attitudes by Saudi Arabia towards Shiites was no different when it comes to the Sufi Turks. Abd al-Wahhab, the founder of Wahhabism despised “the decorous, arty, tobacco smoking, hashish imbibing, drum pounding Egyptian and Ottoman nobility who travelled across Arabia to pray at Mecca.”
Islam’s expansion into Persia and other places where converts incorporated Zoroastrian concepts seeped into Shiism and Sufism. Salafists became hostile to certain practices. Saudi Arabia destruction of every temple where a Muslim ‘saint’ is buried will not stop whats coming since Salafists can never terminate certain spiritual aspects of their denominations.
For example, Salafists reject the literal presence of God, similar to Protestants rejecting the Eucharist as the literal Blood and Body of Christ. But there is one area where Sufisand Shiites, sort of like Catholics, do believe that God can have a literal presence, not the presence in the bread per say, but in a man. And while Catholics believe in Theosis (union with God), the Muslim non-wahhabist corruption of this is called Fana, eliminating the self to become God (2).
This makes many of these Sunnis mystical where Allah can be present in man. This is what makes the none-Wahhabists ideal to follow the man the Bible calls the Antichrist. This explains why the Bible does not include the whore (wahhabist) as part of the beast (non-wahhabist) which worships the Antichrist instead of submitting to her control. Her rejection of such worship becomes her demise.
This is why, in reality, it is not a Sunni Shia Divide as westerners like to assume, the divide has always been Mecca’s Islam vs the excommunicated.
Erdogan’s recent emergence in reviving Islam’s Ottoman splendor began to reveal this Sufi trend. He is also attempting to heal the non-Wahhabi Sunni-Shiite divide to unite all factions. While such attempts will succeed on the surface, the deep wound will always be there, despite the commonality.
However, while the Shiite Sufi differences can heal easier where the two can cooperate for the sake of Islamic unity and interests, Turkey’s Sufi and like Shiism versus Wahhabi divide is impossible to heal. The Ottomans and Arabia have a history of conflict similar to the Shiites had with Arabia.
This further isolates Saudi Arabia. Sufis are charismatic and believe that man can have the essence of God. Erdogan for example is seen as deity in Turkey:
Here the Saudi Wahhaists expose Turkey’s Sufism by revealing how Erdogan is worshipped as “prophet” and “God”. In several clips pieced together it reveals statesman and politician declaring Erdogan is worthy of worship.
“The greatest leader since the dawn of history has appeared to us” says the first. “To us he is the second prophet” says the second clip. “To touch Erdogan is a form of worship” says the third clip. “Behold, I introduce to you Erdogan who has all the attributes of Allah in Him. He has the ability to solely manage the earth” says the fourth clip.
Wahhabists completely see this as ‘anathema’ rejecting the idea of Allah in the flesh. Therefore, westerners should pay close attention, it is another myth to say that all Muslims completely reject the idea of an incarnation. The Muslims simply know how to cloak it. The Sufi doctrine of Fana (man becoming God) is completely rejected by Wahhabists.
THE CRUCIAL WESTERN MISCONCEPTIONS TO BIBLE PROPHECY
The Protestant wrong view of making Rome “harlot,” while completely ignoring “Arabia,” which is literally mentioned as Babylon in Isaiah 21, and coupling this to the geography of these anti-Arabia sects, which this beastly empire encompasses becomes a major oversight by Protestant theologians. These ultimately destroy and burn the harlot, Mecca, not the Vatican.
Lets first compose the massive geography to show how western misunderstanding of the difference between Salafi and Shiite-Sufi theology undermines the reality. For example, Islam is the second largest religious body after Christianity where Sunnis make up 75% of all Muslims. This makes the Shiites a minority. But this analogy must include the similarities between certain Sunni sects with Shiism. When this is taken into consideration, reality will reveal a much different scenario as to certain loyalties where Salafism becomes the minority and not the majority. Salafism does not form the main version of Islam, Sufism, Shiism, Ahmadia, Ashari, Ismaili … collectively make the bulk and are in a way anathematized, excommunicated protestant denominations by Arabia. And once you combine these ‘protestant’ sects, the magnitude becomes overwhelming.
Scripture in fact reveals this. God knows more than western headlines and it becomes crystal clear once we examine the geography in the Bible regarding this beastly fragmented end-days empire. Shia Muslims are in the majority in Iran, Iraq, Bahrain, Azerbaijan and Yemen and extends as far as the Indian subcontinent. There are large Shia communities in Afghanistan, India, Kuwait, Lebanon, Pakistan, Qatar, Syria, Turkey, the UAE and even in Saudi Arabia itself who already hate Arabia.
But we must also consider in this equation even the much bigger giant, the other Sunni styles with Sufi bent like Zikrism. This expands deeply into Central Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, the Balkans, modern-day Turkey, Chechnya, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kirghizstan, northern Afghanistan, the Turkoman province of Iran and even all the way to the Uygur district of Xinjian province of China.
And with this geography confirmed without doubt by Isaiah, Daniel, Ezekiel, John and even Jesus warned that Lucifer’s dominion in Pergamum it becomes crystal clear that God foretold such divisions since this beast is a divided kingdom. Ezekiel and John warned about a Gog (Ezekiel 38) who is “chief prince of Meshech and Tubal” which are in Turkey. And then Gomer and Beth Togarmah encompass this geography as well. Ezekiel also warned about the beautiful Cherub becoming man (Ezekiel 28) including naming the very nations who are cast into the pit with him (Ezekiel 28-32), most seem to be within the Sufi and Shiite regions we just explained. Isaiah warned about a man who makes the earth tremble possessed by the fallen angelic lucifer (Isaiah 14) where Paul in II Thessalonians 2 predicted this man to declare himself as if he is God. Even the region in which this multitude stemming from “the north” is as Jesus foretold would be the seat of the devil in Pergamum (Turkey).
This completely debunks the notion of Rome being the focal point of scripture when it comes to the beastly empire.
THIS BEAST ALREADY CAME (WAS) AND WILL COME AGAIN (YET IS NOT)
Islam’s beast already came with its seven heads and 10 horns. (To understand this click here). We are awaiting the coming of the eleventh (Antichrist). The end days beast “looks like a lamb with two horns [Sunni/Shiite, Turkey/Iran] but speaks like a dragon.
Keep in mind, the two verses of discussion here, “the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore …”. The 10 horned beast came from the sea, went into the pit (the earth) which comes back from the earth (the pit). This is the one that will utterly destroy and burn the whore.
So how could the previous Islamic caliphates have hated the whore?
Mecca (the whore) in fact was always hated from the first horn down to the tenth. If Mecca was so loved, why would Ali, the fourth caliph, move the power choosing Kufa as his capital instead of Mecca?
The Umayyad Caliphate (2nd head) also moved the capital to Damascus in Syria instead of Mecca.
The Abbasid Caliphate (3rd head) also moved the capital from Mecca to Baghdad, in ancient Babylon, which remained the center of the Islamic Empire for nearly 500 years.
Mecca then re-entered Islamic political turmoil during the Second Islamic Civil War, when it was held by Abd Allah ibn al-Zubayr, an early Muslim who opposed the Umayyad caliphs (sons of Abd Shams). If they loved Mecca so much why was Mecca itself twice besieged by the Umayyads, in 683 and 692? For some time thereafter the city figured little in politics, remaining a city of devotion and scholarship governed by the Hashim clan.
If Mecca was so loved, why would the Muslims in 930, attack and sack Mecca again by Qarmatians, a millenarian Ismaili Muslim sect led by Abū-Tāhir Al-Jannābī from east Arabia? Even the Black Death pandemic hit Mecca in 1349.
To attempt to bring back Mecca’s status, in 1803 the city was captured by the First Saudi State, which held Mecca until 1813. This was a massive blow to the prestige of the (Turkish) Ottoman Empire, which had exercised sovereignty over the holy city since 1517. The Ottomans assigned the task of bringing Mecca back under Ottoman control to their powerful Khedive (viceroy) of Egypt, Muhammad Ali Pasha who successfully returned Mecca to Ottoman control in 1813.
Turkey holds a historic long memory against Saudi Arabia’s aid of Britain to oust the Ottomans during the Sharif Hussein revolt (1916-1918) when the Turks shelled Mecca and hit the Kaaba itself burning it as John predicted “burn her with fire” which will repeat when Iran and Turkey destroy the harlot (see Isaiah 21).
The Wahhabist also hold a historic long memory how Turkey bombing the Kaaba. Sharif Hussein’s own letter lamenting:
We have sufficient proof of how they [the Turks] regard the religion and the Arab people [Wahhabists] in the fact that they shelled the Ancient House [Kaaba], the Temple of the Divine Unity, of which it is said in the word of God, “Purify my House for those that pass round it,” the Qibla [direction of prayer] of Mohammedans, the Kaaba of believers in the Unity, firing two shells at it from their big guns when the country rose to demand its independence.
One fell about a yard and a half above the Black Stone [which means it hit the Kaaba] and the other three yards from it. The covering of the Kaaba was set in a blaze. Thousands of Moslems rushed up with shouts of alarm and despair to extinguish the flames.
To reach the fire they were compelled to open the door of the building and climb on to the roof. The enemy fired a third shell at the Makam Ibrahim in addition to the projectiles and bullets aimed at the rest of the building. Every day three or four people in the building itself were killed, and at last it became difficult for the Moslems to approach the Kaaba at all.
We leave the whole Mohammedan world from East to West to pass judgment on this contempt and profanation of the Sacred House.
This asteroid that fell and poisoned the waters (people) received a hard blow. It is broken into fragments, held with black-reddish epoxy that continually needs maintenance:
Who can imagine, this, ridiculous put together object that seven heads which are the seven Caliphates (3) all had to submit to. The woman (Mecca) is the sole rider of a beast which adds up perfectly to four and seven, just as history breaks down this empire to exact. Four in the case of Daniel’s breakdown, and seven in the case of John’s apocalypse. History acknowledges Four Main Caliphates (Rashidun, Umayyad, Abbasid and Ottoman) yet they also break it down to seven caliphates (Rashidun, Umayyad, Abbasid, Fatimid, Ayyubid, Almohad and Ottoman) with exactly ten crowns which represent these seven caliphates that also arise in the end as looking like a lamb with two horns (Turkey and Iran/ Sufi and Shiite).
THE SPIRITUAL HUMPTY DUMPTY MAKEUP OF ANTICHRIST
There are only two faiths, God’s or lucifer’s. There are only two offerings, one acceptable to God (Abel’s) and another is not (Cain’s). And today, it is through charismaticism, there is unity in allowing seducing spirits to enter in the last days. This, Scripture foretold. Demonic utterances, bobbling heads (see Hillary), barking, crawling on the belly as the snake’s curse, jerking, uncontrolled laughter … did not initiate in the U.S., as we see in charismatic chaos, but is imported from the east, and is spreading like wildfire across the globe. But this is no new phenomenon, it is ancient. Here enter Iran’s mosques and temples:
Similar to Shiites, Sufis practice Muraqaba (meditation). Besides, they practice visitation highly. These are pilgrimages to various tombs of saints, great scholars and supposedly the righteous people. Sufi students enter the faith by seeking a teacher, a master of the way who comes through as an unbroken lineage (spiritual lineage) from the prophet. The Shiites of Iran have much in common with the Sunni Sufis. And just like in Turkey, you will find circular chants in Shiite Iran:
In Turkey they have Sufi Dhikr/Zikr (Zikrism, Meditation) in a Circle:
To the Wahhabists, the Ottomans are considered as Muslim shaman, like their Siberian counterpart who cultivates personal relations with spirits to supposedly help individuals through what they believe as healing and divination which is what we see in the charismatic chaos. This is definitely inline with the religion of the fallen cherub: lucifer. This ‘Islamized shamanism’, covers a huge geographic area of the world. It will not only encompass Muslims but fallen Christians as well.
Turkey is especially plagued with Sufi Islam and Edorgan was raised as a Sufi Muslim and Shamanism pervaded Turkish Sufism which naive western tourists are fascinated with watching Dervishes spin into a trance where mysticism plagues the west as well. Shia Islam in Iran follows metaphysical Sufism, and pre-Islamic shamanism. The figure of the shaman has always been a prominent motif within the Islamic world, particularly in relation to the mystical domain of Sufism.
Sufism has its orders within both Shia and Sunni and transcends the Shiite-Sunni divide and find more commonality than difference just as charismatic chaos transcends Catholic-Protestant divide.
The communion of devils always attempt to mimic. Shia Muslims and Sufi Muslims celebrate Ashura and practice a communion in remembrance of Ashura, in which they consume grains with fruit, which is done once a year for remembrance of also the Passover of Moses and the resurrection of Christ excluding His Crucifixion since Islam denies it.
What is not known by many is that all Muslims observe a communion feast, but it is the feast of Cain and not of Abel. For Shi’a Muslims they commemorate Ashura and Sunni Muslims view it as a victory God gave to Moses and God parting the Red sea and Christ’s resurrection. In their view it purifies from sin.
They, in mosques, provide free Ashura meals called Nazri “fruit offering,” sort of like Cain’s fruit offering. Ashura is Cain’s meal and Esau’s porridge and in Islam is understood literally as “porridge” including similar offering to Cain’s, Ashura includes a mixture consisting of grains, fruits, dried fruits and nuts.
For Shiite Muslims, Ashura, is the day when Mahdi demand allegiance to him:
“It is as if I can see Hadrat Qa’im [Mahdi] on Saturday on the day of ‘Ashura’ standing between Rukn and Maqam (Mecca) with Jibril (Archangel Gabriel) standing in front of him and calling on the people to pay allegiance to him.” (Shaykh at-Tusi, Ghaybah, p. 274; Kashf al-Ghammah, vol. 3, p. 252; Bihar al-Anwar, vol. 52, p. 290.)
Everything in Islam is set up to coincide with biblical prophecy. This would be the spark of the beginning for the “seven year” allegiance with “many”.
It becomes clear, the founding of ISIS resonates amongst those who recall the history of the Wahhabists who roared back into life when the Ottoman Empire collapsed after World War I with Al Saud’s 20th century renaissance uniting the fractious Bedouin tribes, launched the Saudi spirit of Abd-al Wahhab seizing Arabia from the Ottomans by the early 1800s. Wahhabist Abd-al Aziz later captured Mecca, Medina and Jeddah between 1914 and 1926.
With the advent of the oil, Saudis goals were to spread Wahhabism across the Muslim world. This backfired. Today even ISIS, born of Wahhabism, undermines of the legitimacy of Al-Saud, which today, in street terms, no Muslim supports.
Saudi mandate to manage the insurgency in Syria against President Assad is neo-wahhabi, but with Saudi Arabia being a kingdom, how could there be a caliphate from? Even Wahhabi ISIS hates Wahhabi Arabia. A caliphate will make null and void all Arabia’s kings and princes since a caliphate is elected by democratic means where the Muslim world must pledge the bay’at (allegiance) to this beast. Therefore, Arabia must be warred against by all Muslims and by this you know how the rest of the story in John’s apocalypse 17 ends:
And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. For God hath put in their hearts to fulfill his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.
Hasta entonces, voy a seguir la melodía exacta de la flauta de mi pastor: Until then, I will follow the exact tune from the flute of my Shepherd:
(1) Once the land of Ka’bah (Mecca) declared proudly, ‘Which land is like me? Allah has made His House on me. People from all parts of the earth come to pay homage to me. I have been made sacrosanct (haram) and sacred by Allah.’ On hearing this Allah, revealed, ‘Be silent! Wait a little (before you say anything further). By My Might and My Honour, the excellence and distinction I have granted to the land of Karbala is more than what I have given you. Compared to Karbala, your position is like a needle head sized drop in front of the sea. If the dust of Karbala had not been there, I would never have bestowed this honour upon you. If the one resting in Karbala (Imam Husain (a.s.)) had not been there, I would neither have created you nor the House over which you are so haughty. Wait, adopt humility and modesty and don’t be arrogant and boastful. Don’t try to prevail over Karbala in importance (as that is not possible). Else I will be displeased with you and throw you in Hell.’ (Kaamil al-Ziarat, p.267, tradition 13, narrating from Imam Ja’far al-Al-Sadiq also see here)
(2) “Remember the famous utterance of al-Hallaj, “I am God.” People think that to say “I am God” is a claim of great pretense and spiritual arrogance. It is actually a claim of extreme humility. “I am God” means “I do not exist.” He is all, everything is He, existence is God’s alone. I am without existence, pure non-existence. I am nothing.” “I am God” is not a claim of great pretension, it is a claim of extreme humility. There is more humility in this than any supposed claim to greatness, but people do not understand the inner meaning. When a man acknowledges his servitude to God, he is aware of his being a servant. He may see himself as a devoted servant of God, but he still sees himself and his own actions as apart from the one reality of God. He is not drowned in the Ocean of Divine Unity. Drowned is he in whom there is not separate motion or mobility. Drowned is he whose movement is the movement of the water. And so it is with the enlightenment ones, those who declares, “I am God.” Anyone who says “I am the servant of God” asserts the reality of two existences, one for himself and the other for God. But he who says “I am God” — and has realized the deepest levels of unity within his being — has seen through the illusion of his existence. He knows from the experience of unity that his own separate existence is nothing but an illusion. Knowing that, he casts its former selfhood upon the winds of oblivion.” (Rumi, Hearts bear witness one to another, in The Complete Discourses of Jalal al-Din Rumi, discourse 11, p. 75, ed. Louis Rogers)
(3) The seven head:
(1) The Rashidun Caliphate (632-661) centered in the harlot city of Mecca and Babylon which had 2 crowns. So we have the 1st crown and the 2nd crown.
(2) The Umayyad Caliphate (661-750 successor of the Rashidun Caliphate which sent Mecca’s message through the sword of Jihad and even expanded into Europe as the Umayyad Caliphate of Cordoba in Islamic Spain (929-1031). This one also had 2 crowns, 3rd crown and 4th crown.
(3) The Abbasid Caliphate (750-945 and 1258-1517) which is the successor of the Umayyad Caliphate. This was the 5th crown and 6th crown.
(4) The Fatimid Caliphate (910-1171) centered in biblical Phut (the Moors) in North Africa. This is the 7th crown.
(5) The Ayyubid Caliphate (1171-1260) centered in Egypt (see Isaiah 19). This is the 8th crown.
(6) Almohad Caliphate (1147-1269). This is the 9th crown.
All these expansions were then taken by the greatest Islamic caliphate in history, the seventh:
(7) Ottoman Caliphate (1517–1923) which encompassed all and went to perdition, wounded becoming the “sick man of Europe” and then got its “deadly wound” and was swallowed by the earth. This is the 10th crown.
The revived empire (little horn) is the 11th crown.