By Walid Shoebat (Shoebat Exclusive)
Reading the clueless news media regarding Turkey is like watching a liberal professor give a lecture on Bible Prophecy. In a surprising announcements coming from the main two Turkish leaders President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has been lingo which one finds in the Bible when Daniel described Antichrist. These two are expert public weepers that on every occasion where “the poor and suffering” seem to be an issue, they would instantly weep for public display and it reaches out to the Muslim world. Now Turkey’s Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu pledged at the G20 Summit that Turkey will closely follow the representation of underdeveloped countries.
“It will not be possible to ensure justice in the world if one fifth of the world is unable to access electricity” the Prime Minister stated, pledging that Turkey aims to be the voice of the oppressed, while saying that it is time to turn the pyramid of inequality upside down. Then we have Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that women cannot be treated as equal to men, and has accused women in Turkey of rejecting motherhood. “You cannot put women and men on an equal footing,” he told a meeting in Istanbul. “It is against nature.”
And while the media thinks that Turkey is simply turning more conservative Muslim and wants to aid the poor, it does not recognize that reading the news headlines these days is like reading the Bible, what we see from Turkey is a manifestation of the spirit of Antichrist who will “not honor the desire of women“.
The women there do not read the Bible. “Such comments by state officials which disregard equality between men and women play an important role in the rise of violence against women,” lawyer and women’s rights activist Hulya Gulbahar said.
Gulbahar said Erdogan’s comments were in violation of Turkey’s constitution, Turkish laws and international conventions on gender equality and didn’t help efforts to stem high incidences of violence against women in Turkey. But as Daniel predicted, he (Antichrist) will “attempt to change set times and set laws” as well.
As for Davutoğlu’s statements about “providing” and being the “voice of the oppressed” to a whopping one fifth of the world, you need to be keen on the Islamic mindset. Davutoğlu is sending a message to the Muslim nations that rings a certain tune saying that Turkey is the land of the coming Caliphate and the last-days Islamic Mahdi whom according to Islam will do what Davutoğlu is offering:
“Allah will give him power over the wind and the rain and the earth will bring forth its foliage. He will give away wealth profusely, flocks will be in abundance, and the Ummah [Empire of Islam] will be large and honored…”
“In those years my community will enjoy a time of happiness such as they have never experienced before. Heaven will send rain upon them in torrents, the earth will not withhold any of its plants, and wealth will be available to all. A man will stand and say, “Give to me Mahdi!” and he will say, “Take.” (See At-Tabarani, as quoted by ‘Izzat and ‘Arif, p. 9)
Davutoğlu is fulfilling some of what is on the checklist of mahdi chores of things to do. This speaks the language of the poor all over the Muslim world that Mahdi is the voice of “justice for the oppressed”. This is music to every Muslim ear, especially that the Erdogan-Davotuglu duet are weeping profusely for the downtrodden from Jerusalem to Bosnia.
It is as if Obama lures the American poor right after his election “help is on the way” to the Muslim its “Mahdi is on the way”.
Egyptian authors Muhammad Ibn ‘Izzat and Muhammad ‘Arif describes Mahdi, “It is clear that this man is the Mahdi who will ride the white horse and judge by the Qur’an with justice and with whom will be men with marks of prostration on their foreheads.” (Izzat and ‘Arif, p. 15)
Prominent and so-called “moderate” Sufi Muslim leader Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani, chairman of the Islamic Supreme Council of America has stated that, “The coming of the Mahdi is an established doctrine for both Sunni and Shi’a Muslims, and indeed for all humanity.” The renowned Harun Yahya also concurs: “Belief in the Mahdi has always been of great importance in the Islamic world. That applies to both Sunni and Shi’a faiths. Although there are some differences in the beliefs of these two major sects, the essence of the belief in the Mahdi is the same.”
According to Islamic tradition, the Mahdi doesn’t merely emerge as some vague great religious leader, he will return to reinstate the office of the Caliphate. Islam directs its followers: “If you see him, go and give him your allegiance, even if you have to crawl over ice, because he is the Vice-regent (Khalifa) of Allah, the Mahdi.” “For he will pave the way for and establish the government of the family [or community] of Muhammad… Every believer will be obligated to support him.”
But since 1924, after nearly fourteen centuries of “divine rule,” the office of the Caliph was finally abolished. Today, the movement throughout the Muslim world to reinstate the Caliphate is exploding with a force that is volcanic. With the mandate to have both seats of the Mahdi and Caliph in one, Muhammad said “There would be a caliph in the last period of my Ummah…He would be Imam Mahdi.” In other words, this last Khalifa, when he is installed, would be the Mahdi of the End-Times.
In the meanwhile, The US and Turkey are headed for a showdown over Syria, as evidence mounts that Ankara is enabling groups that Washington is actively bombing. Discord between the two allies is now more public than ever following a new report by Dr. Jonathan Schanzer and Merve Tahiroglu of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.
“Bordering on Terrorism: Turkey’s Syria Policy and the Rise of the Islamic State” details Turkey’s apparent willingness to allow extremists — including ISIS and their enablers to thrive on the 565-mile border with Syria in an attempt to secure the downfall of Syrian dictator Bashar Assad.
“The IS crisis has put Turkey and the US on a collision course,” the report says. “Turkey refuses to allow the coalition to launch military strikes from its soil … Meanwhile, the border continues to serve as a transit point for the illegal sale of oil, the transfer of weapons, and the flow of foreign fighters. Inside Turkey, ISIS has also established cells for recruiting militants and other logistical operations. All of this has raised questions about Turkey’s value as an American ally, and its place in the NATO alliance.”
Dr. Jonathan Schanzer and Merve Tahiroglu of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and a former counterterrorism analyst for the US Treasury Department, told Business Insider that Ankara was “like that guy at the casino who keeps doubling down on a bad bet. Each time the policy has failed, Turkey appears to have decided to go back and do it again, but with higher stakes.” Schanzer views ISIS as a major problem for Turkey in that he believes that Turkey is doubling down and loosing more. “They’ve inadvertently created a mechanism that can yield blowback for them that could be extremely painful,” Schanzer said.
But what the naives like Schanzer (who probably does not read his Bible) doesn’t get is that ISIS and Turkey are in cahoots; Turkey can easily gulp up ISIS under its wing. The way it works is simple, currently almost all the Islamist ‘militants’ are pledging allegiance to ISIS and what ISIS has to do is pelage allegiance to Turkey and its checkmate, game over.