It Is Now Being Declared That Soon There Will Be A MUSLIM Pope Who Will Rule The Union Of Muslim States

By Walid Shoebat

Yeni Akit columnist, Abdurrahman Dilipak, is one of the most prominent columnist in Turkey. His promotion this week should raise the eyebrow of everyone who tracks the Bible, especially its prophecies regarding the man of sin. Surprisingly to many speculators and conspiracy theorists, this man of sin will not come out of the papacy in Rome, but is already emerging as a ‘Muslim Pope’ from Turkey.

Dilpak is already declaring that soon, Erdogan will announce himself as the “Vice-regent of Allah” and “Commander of the Faithful” and literally “the Caliph”. The Turkish Hurriyet Daily News reported on Dilpak’s latest declarations stating that Mr. Erdoğan:

would become the “new [‘ecumenical’] caliph” once he has won the executive presidential powers he much desires.

Dilpak’s latest declaration shows exactly how the Muslim Turks are already proclaiming Recep Tayyip Erdogan after the latest victory as ‘Caliph of the Muslim world’.


They report that since then no one has denied or dared to object on Mr. Dilipak’s declaration since he is one of Turkey’s Islamist rulers’ and the Islamist darling of the press. For two decades we have been trumpeting that the Caliphate will re-arise again out of Turkey. Last year we wrote:

However the ball bounces in the Middle East, what we are certain of is that a regional superpower will take advantage of the masses deluding them regardless how the tables turn for or against the ISIS which will be either gulped up or destroyed, in which there will be an ultimate Mahdi claimer who appears modern enough to claim that if Rome has a Pope, the Muslim world must have a Caliph and by peace Islam will again deceive many and then enter Egypt, Libya and parts of Africa to create the more serious threat than the ISIS and the current mini-Caliphate in Iraq.

Dilipak explained that in reality, the Caliphate succession has never been canceled stating that:

“We have the legal text [in the constitution] which states that the Caliphate simply merged in the figurehead of the Republic. This means that the tasks are identified. The religious institution and the Presidency of Religious Affairs was authorized to implement services. The law did not provide for cancellation of the Caliphate. The Caliphate now has moved to the Parliament. This means that the government is implementing the requirements of the Caliphate. So if Erdogan moved to the presidential system, it is likely that he will appoint advisers to him in all Islamic countries and regions associated with the Caliphate. And then he will start commissions in the Islamic Union at Beştepe (Erdogan’s Palace). That is why there is some hostility against Erdogan’s palace saying its contrary to the law. This palace will bring together all the Muslim communities in the framework of the community of nations in the Ottoman Beştepe. Because the law gives the head of state the task of protecting their rights.”

The idea of a Muslim Union of Muslim states is the plan and how all this is divided into ten regions remains to be seen.


And its not like Erdogan is delaying such preparation since this week he took over the Yildiz palace for himself which was also the same palace used by Sultan Vahdettin (Abdülhamid II) who was the last sultan/Caliph of the Ottoman Empire from 1918 to 1922. In his victory:

“Erdoğan also reminded citizens of their ancestral ties to the land and called on Turks to defend their homeland. “We cannot leave the Ottoman [Empire] or Seljuk [Empire] aside while protecting the Republic. We are not a tribal state but the descendants of noble ancestors,” Erdoğan said.”

In reality, when it comes to the Bible, history repeats itself. There is not that much difference between the Seleucid Grecian Empire of Daniel and the Seljuk Empire of the Ottomans.


Seleucid Grecian Empire


Seljuk Empire of the Ottomans

Since Sultan Abdülhamid II  (in 1922-24), the 101st caliph in succession, there have been no caliphs with universal recognition. The Sharifian Caliphate existed only briefly, between 1924 and 1931. But there are two contesters at the present time with no universal recognition: The Ahmadiyya Muslim Caliphate (since 1908) and, neighboring Turkey, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).


Under the last Ottoman caliph’s rule the ailing empire allied with Germany during World War I. In 1924, when modern Turkey abolished the caliphate, Sultan Abdülhamid II, a gifted painter, was given 2,000 English Pounds in cash, then placed on the “Orient Express” with his wife, daughter, private secretary and two members of his harem, bound for Christian Europe – first stop Switzerland. He eventually settled in Paris where he would die in 1944. In Switzerland, he said: “My deposition and the abolition of the caliphate are fundamentally sacrilegious and void!”

While for millions of Muslims he was still “Commander of the Faithful” and “Vice-regent of Allah,” Sultan Abdülhamid II chose to live in a huge, sun-drenched Riviera villa, high above champagne-soused Nice – where he regularly corresponded with the grand mufti of Palestine, Haj Amin Al-Husseini who wanted the restoration of the Caliphate.


Hajj Amin (center) presenting Palestinian flag to Mawlana Shawkat Ali, (left of Hajj Amin) a leader of Indian Khilafat movement

The Hurriyet Daily News reports that Turks, this time want this caliphate to be established and headquartered in Jerusalem:

Nearly a century ago, the Turkish government asked the British government not to allow the restoration of the caliphate anywhere in imperial British lands, particularly not in Jerusalem. Today, restoring the caliphate in the personality of an Ottomanist Turkish sultan sounds like music to many Turkish ears – especially if the throne should be restored in Turkish-controlled Jerusalem.

In Daniel 11:45, there is only one man who would carry out the task of establishing his palace headquarters as close as possible to Jerusalem: “he [Antichrist] will plant the tents of his palace between the seas and the glorious holy mountain”.

The Hurriyet Daily News argues that:

Turkey looks like the final days of the Ottoman Empire its leaders are so powerfully longing for: A near failed state whose leaders prefer to ignore and live in illusions of grandeur. Add the “palace fetish” and the picture would be more telling.


Caption read: “Erdogan is preparing for the Mahdi’s coming are you?”

Indeed, Erdogan loves palaces and Daniel predicted such a love affair between Antichrist and “palaces” and “strongholds”. This is significant and it shows that it is all coming together. This is especially true as we see Erdogan is preparing his seat after taking over the Caliphate palace this week as his new fortress, the old Yıldız Palace that was used by the last exiled Ottoman Caliph, Sultan Abdülhamid II. The palace will become his operational headquarters and as the center of the Ottoman Empire’s administration. After all it was the center of administration for Ottoman sultans in the last decades of the empire.

And its not like Erdogan is void of even more fetishes than palaces, on the 92nd commemoration of Ataturk’s establishments of Turkey, Erdogan runs over to see the last remaining granddaughter of Caliph Sultan Abdülhamid II, an aged old woman as to connect with the last remainder of the dead Ottoman Caliphate to become the symbol of its revival.


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  • Owen Schumacher

    Amazing. The dots keep connecting and the evidence keeps mounting. More and more Erdoğan is fitting descriptions and prophecies about the Antichrist. If and when this guy announces himself as Caliph and a 10-region government is solidified, IT’S ON. From that point forward, I can imagine all end-times prophetic events wrapping up within a decade. What do you think, Walid? (By the way, God bless you for your amazing work and scholarship.)

    • Keep in mind, he is only a candidate. The 100% proof still remains. People had though Hitler was the Antichrist and they were wrong.We just keep our eyes open.

      • Doc

        Sage advice. The Antichrist could be Erdogan’s son, grandson, or an interloper who just happens to take power in the system Erdogan rules now.

        • Owen Schumacher

          Right on, Doc.

        • Grandmere

          Don’t forget his right hand man, Davutuglo.

  • Smith

    Amazing how we are alive to witness this

  • Seraphim2478

    There is something in the air, the plot is thickening!

  • RodK1975

    Mr Shoebat, I found something very interesting online… from what I can tell it’s written from the Hadith… I often wonder how much, if any, of the Islamic prophecies about the Last Days can be trusted or to what extent we Christians should consider them when interpreting events that are now taking place… Anyway, I’ll submit it here and anyone that wants to read it all of it and give their thoughts will be welcomed to do so! And for everyone’s “FYI” Rūm = Rome…


    Since the Ottomans were the political successors and inheritors of Rūm, who then is
    Rūm in our day? The answer is quite simple, as one only need ask – Who were the political successors and inheritors of the Ottoman Empire once the empire fell? The answer should be very clear, the successor of the Ottoman Empire is well known by all to be the Republic of Turkey, the sole state that claimed to be the successor of the Ottoman Empire. Mustafa Kemal (Atatürk) was a commander in the Ottoman army in the period in which the empire became severely weakened and was about to fall to the European powers. He successfully defended the Ottoman lands in Anatolia and its surrounding areas ensuring that the lands would not be lost entirely. It was in this period that the Ottoman Empire came to an end at the hands of the Turkish Nationalists who overthrew the empire which had existed for more than 6 centuries and established the Republic of Turkey in its place. The Sultanate was abolished and Mustafa Kemal became the leader of the new republic. Turkey as a new nation succeeded the Ottoman Empire and took control of the former Ottoman lands, including its capital city Istanbul. Despite being a secular state which was opposed to the Islamic Ottoman Empire, the Turkish Republic adopted many of the symbols of the Ottomans such as the national flag which was red with a white crescent moon and star. This symbol in itself predates its adoption by the Ottomans and was initially used by the Eastern Roman Empire as the flag of the city of Constantinople; it was adopted by the Ottomans when they conquered Rūm and ever since it became associated with the Ottoman Empire and consequently its successor state – Turkey. It is worth noting as well that genetically, the inhabitants of Turkey are more closely related to the Roman/Byzantine inhabitants of Rūm than to the Turks of Central Asia from whence came their name. The Turkish people are essentially the descendants of the Byzantines and are more closely related to Europeans, Circassians and Caucasians than to the Mongols or Turks with whose name they share.”

    • As soon as I saw the caps “RUM” I knew what you were presenting. Keen eye.

      • RodK1975

        The more I learn about Islam… the more the Bible makes perfect sense… that may sound like a ridiculous statement to some, but I really think in order to understand these times and what Daniel and St John were saying, we need to understand Islam and the consequences their beliefs have for our time…

        • richinnameonly

          Makes you wonder about those that ignore the Old Testament, when much of it has to do with God warning his people to keep separate from those worshiping false gods (Baal worship). Think how much that applies to our day.

      • Grandmere

        I call him “ole dead eye”. lol

        • RodK1975

          You have never called me that… LOL… not to my face anyway.. ;-))

  • Grandmere

    He will plant his palaces between the seas (Black Sea, Mediterranean) and the holy mountain. Sounds like Turkey to me. And he has built accommodations for all the delegations at the new palace.

    • mspip

      saw that looking at map between the two seas. where is the holy mountain?? saw pergamum also which revelation 12:13 says that is the throne of satan. erdogan is very ambitious…. this fits in the puzzle but maybe there are some more pieces coming.

  • Trevor

    Walid, you touched something very critical. In the line above about the palace and the advisors that will live in there, the passage on which both Daniel and John reported, ten Kings will arise out of the coming Islamic kingdom, and now the clarity comes. The reason for Erdogan’s push in the last few years is to announce the impending arrival of the Ottoman Empire! Furthermore, the ten kings will surrender their authority and transfer it to the beast, aka the Antichrist.

    The big hang up for some Christians is Erdogan’s age. Here’s my challenge to them- show me in the Scriptures that the Antichrist is a young man. Good luck.

    Personally, after Rod sent me a map of the schools of Islamic jurisprudence, I was startled to see there are exactly 10, TEN, such schools. There’s 4 Sunni schools, 4 Shiite schools, and 2 “other” schools, and with the exception of Indonesia, all those schools are heavily concentrated in the Middle East! It’s my opinion that those ten schools are the ten toes of iron and clay mixed together with Islam as the only adhesive holding together the contradictory materials.

    Perhaps what is more startling is how the school of jurisprudence are located in the same territory of the former Ottoman Empire!

    Therefore, I believe that we should be looking at the schools since it is intricately tied to the governments they serve.

    • RodK1975

      I think the one or one of the things about this that stands out to me, Trevor, with all things taken into consideration is Saudi Arabia and the Hanbali SOJ… they are pretty mucsh isolated to Saudi Arabia… which will see destruction… it’s almost an overload for my brain…

    • Does the branches jive with the location? I guess we just have to wait and see. Sounds interesting.

      • Trevor


        I don’t want to be dogmatic. For me, it’s the most plausible explanation.

    • kensme

      If Erdogan announces himself as the Vice-regent of Allah, and Commander of the Faithful, as the article states then he cannot fit Daniel 11:37…”He shall pay no attention to the gods of his fathers, or to the one beloved by women. He shall not pay attention to any other god, for he shall magnify himself above all.” The key phrase here is “pay no attention”. The title of Vice Regent of Allah certainly has him paying attention to the gods of his fathers.

      • Trevor

        Um, you forget another verse that says he will acknowledge a foreign god.

        • kensme

          These following verses only validate further that he will not pay attention to the gods of his fathers, which is Allah. Erdogan has not acknowledged a foreign god.

          • Trevor

            YES HE HAS! Jeez Louise.

          • Allah is not “gods” plural. Also, he follows “a god of fortresses”. Who is this God? Taking partial verse to make a case is classic bad hermeneutics.

        • She’s/He’s amazing isn’t she/he? Never in my life have I seen excellent exegesis since the Church Fathers 😉

          Smile and move on.

      • Trevor

        You did not finish the rest of the passage.

        Daniel 11:

        He will show no regard for the [at]gods of his fathers or for the desire of women, nor will he show regard for any other god; for he will magnify himself above them all. 38 But [au]instead he will honor a god of fortresses, a god whom his fathers did not know; he will honor him with gold, silver, costly stones and treasures. 39 He will take action against the strongest of fortresses with the help of a foreign god; he will give great honor to [av]those who acknowledge him and will cause them to rule over the many, and will parcel out land for a price.

      • Trevor

        Furthermore, your argument has been defeated. In your rambling, you failed to acknowledge Muslims worship one god, that is Allah, not gods, plural. This is where understanding the origin of Islam is important.

        It was their prophet who allegedly entered Mecca which houses the black stone they still worship today, and it was Muhammad who destroyed 360 idols that once graced Mecca and in their place put the black stone. According to a source, Muhammad rode around the black stone on his favorite camel seven times, and touched the black stone with his stick. This is why Muslims in their pilgrimage in Mecca circle the black stone seven times and touch it. Muhammad said touching the black stone takes away their sins.

        Then you also ignore the passage that said the King would exalt himself as a god, which only Sufi Muslim believe is possible, while at the same time acknowledging Allah.

        • After all these articles and they are not convinced. I would not waste my time.

          • susan

            Don’t blame you. He could descend on Israel and they still wouldn’t believe because the temple hasn’t been rebuilt or because it’s not the Pope or because of x, y and z. They’ll be easy pickings for the devil.

        • kensme

          The word Ala can be traced back to Babel in conjunction with the other gods in Babylon spawn from Nimrod’s reign. Arabs and muslims trace their lineage to Cain, Esau, and Ishmael — the seeds of serpent. My argument is not that Islam won’t be a major player with antichrist. This theory of Erdogan won’t be validated until he stands in the temple with his army surrounding Jerusalem, as he declares himself God. So rather than being consdescending and borderline insulting, we will take up this conversation when Daniels prophecy referenced by Jesus is fulfilled. Until then your theory is conjectured opinion, no different, or more accurate than any of the others looking for anitchrist instead of watching for Christ.

          • Grandmere

            Why would you say he is not looking for Christ? You don’t know him.

          • kensme

            Jesus was asked what signs to look for of his coming, the end of the world, and when will these things be. The antichrist appearance is just another sign, and important one since it indicates the greatest time of tribulation that has ever been or ever be–another sign. Immediately after the tribulation the sign of his coming occurs as light across the sky. The the end will come. Curiously he says…look up for your redemption is near. Then the angels gather the elect. Who the antichrst is and where he is from is not necessary to debate. Announcing himself as God tells believers that there are 1290 days left, according to the angel Gabriel, to Daniel. Jesus never said to try and determine the identity of the antichrist, only that when he appears in sign that the ‘end is near, even at the door’.

          • “Who the antichrist is and where he is from is not necessary to debate. ”

            Indeed O wise one. If it is “not necessary to debate” It is then also “not necessary to read”. So kindly tell me, why do you not follow your own advise and do not read or even comment on the subject?

          • kensme

            The antichrist appearance as the abomination is another sign pointing toward the soon return of Christ, which all believers should understand and therefore keep watch because their redemption is getting closer. It does’t matter who he is Walid, whether the Pope, Trump, Putin, or where he comes from. When he appears the Jews are told to run for the high ground out of Judea. And believers all told the great tribulation has started. That’s all we need to know. You risk all your hard work and credibility if you are wrong about Erdogan. You realize that you are bearing false witness against Erdogan, if you are wrong. Is that how the Spirit works in you? Besides I’m not challenging you, I’m challenging your opinion. There is no basis in fact about Erdogan at this time. And in doing so, I hope others will do also. As the scriptures say, test the spirits..John 4:1.

      • You’r absolutely brilliant kensme, beyond recognition. Can you brilliantly share the rest of the verses with us? Please? Teach us. Help us here all the blind. Guide us on the right path. You’r amazing.

  • Trevor

    You clearly don’t know the reach of the Greecian Empire under Alexander the Great. It reached China.

  • Trevor

    Familiar with the map.

  • You’r welcome Joe.

  • Rodolfo, Its always nice to hear from folks who know from experience what their country went through, especially in Mindanao where Christians had to carry arms and defend themselves. It beats most of the other comments where I have to read all these crazy theological arguments on easy believism in the United States where they keep fighting and bickering over “grace” and “works” ad nauseum. Much appreciated.

  • “pre-coulombs American Indian head hunters physically descended from Mongolian people.”

    Very educated Paul. Much of the American Indian came from the Tuvan.

  • 2 Peter 1:19-21New International Version (NIV)

    19 We also have the prophetic message as something completely reliable, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. 20 Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things. 21 For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

    In the Latin Vulgate it is:

    2 Peter 1:19 (Latin Vulgate) “et habemus firmiorem propheticum sermonem cui bene facitis adtendentes quasi lucernae lucenti in caliginoso loco donec dies inlucescat et lucifer oriatur in cordibus vestris”

    The “morning star” in Latin is lucifer and has NOTHING to do with satan depending on the context. It is not with capital “Lucifer”.

    In the video you sent is the Roman Rite liturgy’s Exultet chant in praise of the paschal candle and refers to Christ as the “Morning Star” (in Latin, lucifer, with lower-case initial): “. . . . . .Flammas eius lucifer matutinus inveniat:Ille, inquam, lucifer, qui nescit occasum:Christus Filius tuus,qui, regressus ab inferis, humano generi serenus illuxit,et vivit et regnat in saecula saeculorum.”

    The devil’s name is NOT Lucifer, but see the Hebrew he is called Heleyl Ben Sahar: Son of the Morning.

    Do not be fooled by conspiracy theorists who play with the language.

    • Grandmere

      Thanks be to God.

    • Six Cents

      Thank you Mr. Shoebat.

    • 1Bobby8

      Thank you Mr. Shoebat for clearing that up.

    • susan

      Two “morning” stars. 🙂

  • Doc

    I have often wondered how this would play out. From the Devil’s perspective, will he be satisfied to be worshipped as Allah, or will he want to be worshipped as Satan? Now, keep in mind also that Satan is the name appended to him by God–a name he undoubtedly hates. So what is Satan’s alternative? I would think he would want to be worshipped under a name of his own choosing as a further act of rebellion (to refuse any name given to him by God). So, is that name Allah, or Lucifer, or Beelzebub, or something else?

    We also must keep in mind that the Evil One wants to deceive people into believing that he is God, so he must almost certainly take a name already recognized by his followers as that of God.

    Will Satan the ultimate ego demand he be worshipped for what he is? Or will he be satisfied to be worshipped as the pretender? Will he call himself Jesus, showing with lying signs and wonders that “he” has returned? Or will his ego only be satisfied to be worshipped openly as the absolute evil and enemy of mankind and YHWH?

    Food for thought.

  • Trevor

    I’m not a walking history book like a fellow named Higlic, but from my research, the Greece empire expanded easterly into India and crossed into western China provinces. The Selecuid Dynasty, which is one of the four dynasties which emerged after the death of Alexander the Great, kept that territory together for a short time. It is from Selecus lineage Antiochus Epiphanies, an archetype of the Antichrist, came. He forced Jews to worship Zeus, going so far to put a bust of Zeus in the temple in Jerusalem, sparking the Maccabeans Revolt. Epiphanies later died in Persia, reportedly going insane.

    What is so critical to understand is we may witness the rebirth of the Selecuid Dynasty courtesy of Erdogan and his ottoman dream. The Ottoman Empire also held lands that belonged to Greece, the Selecuid, and I will go far to argue that modern Turkey is a descendants of the Greek.

    Hence, the coming fierce king, who will not acknowledge the gods of his fathers (Greek or later Arabian gods abolished by Muhammad’s conquest of Mecca), exalt himself as a god above all gods, and still acknowledging a foreign God (after all, Allah is a foreign god to the Hebrews and Christian alike).

  • OrthodoxKGC2015

    Yo have written a very good and reasonable comment, thanks! I find it to be very probable in fact, what you have said.

  • RodK1975

    “It seems that simply being mohammads successor as supreme caliph being
    accepted by muslims as this, should accomplish daniel 11 since mohammad
    already fits the bill in it.. And the false prophet (mohammad) and the
    antichrist (his successor which will have his spirit) are the same
    spirit.. Mohammad said the mahdi will have his spirit/doing the same

    I have to say, I like the way you’re thinking here… I think that is very plausible and makes a lot of sense…

  • Seraphim2478

    Very interesting. Indeed…indeed…