By Walid Shoebat (Shoebat Exclusive)
The Middle East is aflame. The rapid march of the Islamic State or ISIS, from Syria into Iraq has rattled Washington and Brussels. Then we have the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is also heating up. And then we have the world powers continue to wrangle with Iran over its nuclear-weapons program. All this, and then we have Erdogan of Turkey meddling with all these affairs including aiding in the creation of the Islamic Caliphate in Syria and Iraq while “deceiving many” with a false hope of “peace”. By this he is setting the stage to establish the next Caliphate, if he hasn’t indirectly already done so.
But first lets discuss the warmongerings of Erdogan and then we will get to his attempts to deceive by peace. It was only last year that U.S. President Barack Obama chided Mr. Erdogan for “letting arms and fighters flow into Syria indiscriminately and sometimes to the wrong rebels, including anti-Western jihadists.” And as we predicted, the rift between Turkey and the U.S. is on its way, the U.S. is already criticizing Erdogan for his depicting Israel’s attacks on Gaza as having “surpassed Hitler in barbarism”.
Alarmingly, Erdoğan of Turkey still avoids calling the ISIS terrorists and last week, he even called them brothers. “A Muslim would not do this cruelty to another Muslim brother,” Erdoğan said during an iftar dinner. Erdogan wasn’t speaking of the throat-slitting savages killing other Muslims, but that Turkey would not fight any ISIS members, since the savage is simply a “Muslim brother”.
Erdogan is looking more like a “king of fierce countenance” (Dan 8:23) and is acting as if he is possessed by the devil shaping himself to be a candidate for Antichrist.
It was Erdoğan’s government that fostered al-Qaeda-linked or inspired groups in Syria and how they turned out to be a threat for both Iraq and Syria.
Human Rights Watch noted in an October report, “Many foreign fighters operating in northern Syria gain access to Syria via Turkey, from which they also smuggle their weapons, obtain money and other supplies, and sometimes retreat to for medical treatment.”
As Thomas Hegghammer of the Norwegian Defense Research Establishment said that, “Turkey is to Syria now what Pakistan was to Afghanistan in the 1990s.”
Ilir Kulla, an Albanian expert on international security who served the Albanian President said that the jihadists from Kosovo, Macedonia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina who have joined the civil war in Syria and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), adding that Turkey is their main transit route.
Ankara may also be serving as a remote headquarters for the Palestinian terror group Hamas. Senior Hamas figure Saleh al-Aruri “operates out of Turkey, with the backing of the Turkish government,” Ynet reported in October. And a high-ranking Israeli intelligence official confirmed his presence there, adding that al-Aruri is “one of the most important leaders of Hamas” and is “involved in a lot of things including finance and logistics.”
And when it comes to Iran, Turkey is not distancing itself from the terror state, but uniting with it. Amid global financial pressure to convince the Islamic Republic’s leadership to dismantle its illicit nuclear program, one of Turkey’s three state-owned banks, Halkbank, was allegedly executing gas-for-gold transactions with Iran. Turkey in 2012 and 2013 purchased Iranian natural gas in Turkish lira and transferred the proceeds to Halkbank accounts. Iranian traders then used these proceeds to buy gold from Turkey, which was shipped to Dubai before making its way to Iran.
Then, on December 17, 2013, a massive corruption probe in Turkey alleged multiple links between the Turkish political elite and a shadowy business network tied to Iran. One anti-AKP newspaper reported that Reza Zerrab, an Iranian-Azeri businessman, was “accused of being involved in irregular money transactions, mostly from Iran, that total some 87 billion euros.” Using his connections in Iran and Turkey, Mr. Zerrab moved “almost a metric ton of gold to Iran every day for 1 1/2 years” in transactions amounting to more than $28 billion, according to Bloomberg.
It was Turkey that helped the mullahs of Iran attain financial leverage at a crucial moment in the battle over Iran’s nuclear future. Now we can see Meshech and Tubal (Asia Minor/Turkey) ally with Persia (Iran). Ezekiel 38 is taking shape. It is crucial that students of the Bible pay close attention to Ezekiel 30 which points to Lydia (Turkey) and not Russia as commonly thought. We also see Iran (biblical Persia and Elam) nuclear buildup which will end up being used against Saudi Arabia (see Isaiah 21).
Erdogan of Turkey operates by deception, while by action is creating an Islamic alliance. Erdogan uses empty words of deception imploring NATO for assistance in repelling ISIS and opposing by words only an Iranian nuclear bomb while it condemns Israel’s West Bank manhunt by comparing Israel to Adolf Hitler while the U.S focuses on Russia.
It is becoming obvious that when we look at the violence that is taking place throughout the cities of Europe as we see Muslim thugs attempting to burn Paris to the ground and the chaos in the Middle East, it is becoming clear that Jihadist Islam is no longer an aberration. When someone asked the Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan what he thought of Moderate Islam, he sneered, “There is no such thing as Moderate Islam—only Islam.”
Islam today is not only making extinct ancient Christian presence in Iraq, but in Paris, Berlin, Rome, New York, Los Angeles, and wherever, we are no longer hearing, “Death to all Zionists!” We are now hearing, “Death to the Jews!”
Erdogan is behaving very similarly as the Bible describes the Antichrist; while he causes the conflicts, trouble and mayhem, by peace he is deceiving many. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, speaking at the World Islamic Scholars Peace, Moderation and Commonsense Initiative meeting organized by the Turkish Directorate of Religious Affairs recently, called on the Muslim world to unite, work for peace and leave aside sectarian differences. Starting his speech with a referral to Surat al-Hujurat from the Quran, Erdoğan stated that God orders believers to make peace with one another as all Muslims are a single community, without any distinction of caste, creed or color and noted that it is crucial for Muslims to stop killing each other. “We cannot see the application of these orders within the Muslim world,” said Erdoğan, who noted the serious conflicts in Syria, Egypt, Iraq, Palestine, Myanmar, Central African Republic and elsewhere. He added that Muslims are like brothers and sisters to each other and should not betray or lie to one another or steal their belongings, honor or lives.”
All that while he focuses on Jerusalem. “Don’t you feel the pain suffered by Palestinians, oh Muslim world!” exclaimed the prime minister, who stated they turn a blind eye to the Palestinian issue because it does not involve sectarian conflict.
As we stated in the past, if anyone is more poised for such a mission to establish a temporary seven year peace treaty, it looks like Erdogan is a prime candidate, even bringing Sunni and Shia to establish peace. Erdoğan called on the Shia Muslims and told them it is necessary for them to put sectarian differences aside and not be disturbed when they hear the name of Omar, who served as a Caliph after the death of Prophet Muhammad.
Shoebat.com recently reported that Shiites murdered a man because his name was Omar, named after the second caliph of the Sunnis.
It is crucial to note that Turkey is the best candidate to make peace between Shiites and Sunnis because they are Sufi Muslim. The names painted on these plaques in Hagia Sophia are Allah, Prophet Mohammed, the first four Caliphs Ebubekir, Omar, Osman and Ali, and the two grandsons of Mohammed, Hassan and Hussein. The last three (Ali, Hassan and Hussein) are the top Shiite icons. The Turks unlike the Wahhabists adore Ali, Hassan and Hussein.
“We should only recognize that we (both Shiite and Sunnis) are all Muslims” said Erdoğan, who stated that they cannot stand idly when Muslims are killing one another and said it is about time that they say stop to oppressors and aggressors who shed the blood of their Muslim brothers and sisters for the sake of oil, gold, money and rulership.
“We want to put an immediate stop to the shedding of blood” Erdoğan exclaimed, calling all sides to be moderate. He stated that all the conflicts in the Muslim world can be resolved if all Muslims put aside sectarian differences and stood for one another. “We know that peace, prosperity and solidarity are well deserved by the Middle East and are aware that all opportunities are present to establish this” said Erdoğan.
Erdogan is uniting Muslims. But he will fail to complete such mission since due to the linguistic and ethnic differences, they will remain fractured but nevertheless, they will ally under him in the future in hopes to regain Jerusalem.
While Erdogan supports the ISIS, he intends to replace the Caliphate by appointing himself the Caliph and is why Erdoğan also referred to the terrorist organizations which claim to act on behalf of Islam such as the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) criticizing them for attacking and slaughtering fellow Muslims based on sectarian differences.
We expect that someday, it will be Caliph Erdogan if he hasn’t already. Erdogan continues to present himself as the next Caliph, or spiritual and political leader of ‘the Islamic world.’ It was Bashar Assad who once said that Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan thinks of himself as a Caliph:
Tayyip Erdogan thinks that if the Muslim Brotherhood takes over in the Middle East region – and especially in Syria – he can guarantee his own political future. Tayyip also personally thinks he is the new Ottoman sultan and that he can control the Middle East as it was controlled during the Ottoman Empire under a new umbrella