The Rise Of Antichrist: Watch Erdogan Of Turkey Being Hailed As Mahdi To Rule The Muslim World

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visits the Anitkabir, the mausoleum of the late founder of the Turkish Republic Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, during a ceremony marking the 93rd Anniversary of Republic Day in Ankara on October 29, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ADEM ALTAN

By Walid Shoebat

Al-Isra’ Wal-Mi’raj is when Muhammad claimed he “ascended” and then “descended” from heaven. Muslims await a Mahdi who will do the same. In the nationalist spirit of Turkey, opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) Central Executive Board (MYK) member Erdem Karakoç has given President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan such honor. He praised Erdoğan’s efforts in thwarting a coup attempt on July 15, saying he was “in the sky,” similar to the Mi’raj where the Prophet Muhammad ascended to heaven and spoke with God.

The claimed to have “ascended to heaven” is a reference from Isaiah 14:13 regarding Antichrist: “I will ascend to heaven; above the stars of God”. Muhammad described his journey claiming to meet God who ordered him to rule over all of mankind, angels and the whole multitudes of demons and carried out such authority as Khalifat-u-Allah (Vicar of Allah) on earth.

In this recently revealed video that appears to have been recorded following the coup attempt in July, politicians and standing inline like Karakoç speaking to party members and says President Erdoğan, the prime minister and MHP leader were all united to fight against the coup attempt on the night of July 15 with flowery language that is fitting a Mahdi. He said:

“We witnessed that night together. Our President [Erdoğan] was in the sky similar to [ascending to heaven] in the Mi’raj [of Muhammad]. Our prime minister was trying to coordinate the movement [of security forces battling the putschists]. Our [MHP] chairman was in his Ankara office with the lights on and sent his deputies to Parliament to say ‘we are here’”

According to Islam, the Prophet Muhammad physically and spiritually took a night journey, traveling on the steed Buraq from Mecca to Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem where he led other prophets in prayer and then ascended to heaven in the Mi’raj journey, where he supposedly spoke to God.

Such aspirations for Erdogan as Mahdi came in 2015 by Erdogan himself. Nothing in the western media covered what the Turkish Anadulu Agency released, when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gave a speech with a strange message riddled with statements that were predicted in the Bible regarding Antichrist. From his desire to invade Jerusalem and to Muhammad’s claim to have ascended to heaven from there, Erdogan called on all Turks to refocus on the Ottoman goal to re-conquer Jerusalem for Islam:

“Unfortunately we the Muslims lost our aim to head towards Jerusalem. The water of our eyes froze making us blind, and our hearts that was destined to beat for Jerusalem is now instead conditioned for rivalry being in a state of war with each other.”

From his desire to invade Jerusalem to mimicking Muhammad’s claim to have ascended then descended from the heavenly, Erdogan called on all Turks to refocus on the Ottoman goal to re-conquer Jerusalem. When Erdogan desired to end strife and unite Sunnis and Shiites to aim towards Jerusalem was made in the state of Erzincan, central Turkey, he expressed his desire for the place to become suitable for Al-Isra’ Wal-M’iraj (again, Muhammad’s ascension to heaven and descent to Jerusalem) where he claimed is the cause of goodness: “descending from heaven over all Muslim nations”.

Turkish president called on citizens to “raise their hands in supplication for this blessed night towards Allah to restore the Al-Aqsa Mosque [Jerusalem] to be re-owned by Muslims, and to remove the mist from their eyes, to see Jerusalem in their hands at every moment and at every opportunity”.

Erdogan wants to fulfill Zechariah 12 and 14 where Jerusalem becomes the “cup of trembling” to “all surrounding nations” when they storm against Jerusalem to annihilate all Israel.

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Erdogan added: “When you mention the word ascension; the first thing that comes to mind is Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque,” while he expressed deep regret for the condition of Muslim heedlessness for Al-Aqsa Mosque and Jerusalem.

And lest we think that such claims of ascension to heaven (the fascination of Erdogan) is strictly Lucifer’s original rebellion, the Bible shows that such a claim is also regarding Antichrist as the Bible adds: “Is this the man who made the earth tremble?” (v. 16) This angel has manifested in a man. Antichrist claims to have ascended to heaven: “you have said in your heart, I will ascend to heaven” (v. 13).


In this video above, Erdogan says that he wants Spain. He says he is some reincarnation of Tariq Bin Ziad, the conqueror of Spain, the tyrant Alp Arslan, and Saladin. These are the Muslim leaders who fought Christendom and Saladin was the one who conquered Jerusalem. He wants to declare war on the strongest fortresses to advance his foreign God, Allah, through warfare.

He talks of Martyrs descending from heaven. Biblically, Erdogan wants the fallen angels to descend. He wants Allah to raise Jihdists. He want to be the shepherd, the Sultan and the Caliph.

Populism in Turkey has become a pervasive feature of the “new” Turkey of Erdoğan’s movement were the coup has united both parties (MHP and AKP) and in April 2017, Turkey will hold the referendum, Erdogan will become President Erdogan (Caliph in waiting) and in 2019, the Constitutional change will be in effect and Erdogan would be the one who changed the set laws in Turkey to make him Sultan.

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  • Julie

    Muhammed ascended to heaven on a horse next to St. Mary Major of Justinian Catholic Church.

  • I just about spit out my milk when saw this on Twitter.

    Remember this image I made after the July 15 coup.

  • Julie LaBrecque

    One more event of enormous proportions – I do hope that someone is keeping a time line – quite amazing that this was just revealed/made public. Dont forget – tmorrow is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.

  • Shane Bass

    Before I read this article, I just gotta say; thank you Walid, some months ago you referenced a book called the Catholic Prophecies: the Coming Chastisement by Yves DuPont and I finally read these last two days in my spare time and all I have to say is, wow! What an informational read put forth by DuPont. If you both could go over those prophecies together today I think a lot of his Russian comments would be greatly changed due to your input. Thanks again for that reference and tell your son to hurry up with his book lol or at least reference something else I can start reading.

    • Julie

      Those were part of the ones I came across in 1981 or 2.

      I lived in the Seattle area and took my children over to the beach at the Edmonds ferry dock and we would do sealife studies along the shore.

      I took my youngest who was born in another state up there to see the ferries and it was snowing, Christmas day and the boat was there right at eye level.

      I came by another time, and it was so so strange now seeing women wearing the long black muslim dress, two of them pushing baby carriages against the backdrop of my childhood, where we would take the ferries over to my aunt’s up by the Olympics.

      I think the final solution will be for the world to confiscate the Koran, destroy it and forbid anyone in the world from ever following it again.

      • pete1589

        And how many folks in the NW do you see pushing baby carriages? Hardly any, so the Muslims are out breeding us by exponential figures, because they are subservient, while American women are arrogant supremecists who are heading for old age without children to take care of them.

    • I will be doing a series on these prophecies. A critique if you will on some misunderstanding and carefulness we need when examining these prophecies in light of scripture. There are some human errors. However, the errors are matters of misunderstanding the timing of the epochs. Nevertheless, the conclusions of some of these prophecies are quite remarkable. As you have poured into Dupont, I did, but I thought to share this time a few articles presented from my critical lens. Perhaps someday I will write articles critiquing myself, from my own “critical lens” 😉 since I have caught myself making a few errors and at times I should confess them to the public.

      • Shane Bass

        I can’t wait looking forward to it sir

      • richinnameonly

        What you say you want to do someday is just exercising hindsight. When I read Dupont (great read) the question I had in my mind was could some of these be history already? And so, the old 20/20 rule that things will be revealed “in the fullness of time” always limits our current knowledge and perspective.

  • magaforever

    I wonder if Jesus himself will slaughter this pathetic arrogant idiotic piece of trash or if American or Russian troops will get to melt his face off with hot lead.

  • Kamau41

    Everything is coming together as expected. These next few years is no doubt going to be quite interesting.

  • Juan

    Sadly Ankara and another Turkish cities will be eventually nuked and Constantinople will be Christian again. The Blessed Virgin Mary will have the crescent moon under her feet.
    Viva la Inmaculada Concepcion!

    • Julie

      I just wish Russia and the USA take them out.

      Yes, tomorrow is the feast of the Immaculate Virgin! It is a great blessing to know her and be free within her Immaculate Heart.

      • Juan

        Russia will eventually must do it… in one way or another Russia and the Turkic hordes will be on war, as well as Spain, Italy and France will be with northern africans. Regarding the USA, since Ronald Reagan times until today they have been supporting the muslims. May be something will change with Trump, we have to wait and pray.
        The Immaculate Conception is the patron dedication of Spain and today is national holiday. May the Blassed Virgin Mary protect the whole Christendom and convert the jews, pagan and muslims. God Bless

        • Kevin Nicholson

          The USA would be involved one way or another due to NATO.
          Trump needs to pull all our nuclear weapons out of Erdogan’s control:

          “According to a recent report by the Simson Center,
          since the Cold War, some 50 US tactical nuclear weapons have been
          stationed at Turkey’s Incirlik air base, approximately 100 kilometres
          from the Syrian border.”

          God direct the USA to join Russia in the final crusade to destroy the prince of the power of the air’s armies….

          “When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, He will sit on His glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate the people one from another, as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will place the sheep on His right and the goats on His left.…” Matthew 25:31-33

          • Juan

            USA should to pull out these nukes from Turkey but also to leave NATO.

            NATO have been always a terrorist organization that menaces Russia. No mention its support of nazis in Europe (ex. Italy in the 70s-80s or Ukraine just now) and muslims in the Middle East.

            The Americas, Europe and Russia need to cooperate between themselves and based on national sovereignty of different nations.

            God Bless, Kevin 😉

          • Kevin Nicholson

            Amen Juan.

            “However, as expected, following the sudden departure of Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has taken all control of foreign policy in his hands, signaling that this trend will continue in the new era of Turkish politics…Erdoğan hinted that the Black Sea will be the new theater of conflict between Turkey and Russia, and therefore NATO and Russia…The second leg of the Turkish approach includes developing a military-to-military relationship with all countries around the Black Sea region. A recent visit by Defense Minister Yılmaz to Ukraine brought about a new agreement between the two riparian states to “outline directions and spheres of military cooperation between the two countries’ armies until 2020.””

            The devil is in the details indeed….

            Godspeed brother and thank Him for His Mother.

          • Renato Steri

            Ukraine is not to be trusted

          • Kevin Nicholson

            Agree that Western Ukraine sympathizes with neo-Nazis….

        • Julie

          Looking at Homs, Aleppo…the abuse of women, children, even the animals, I say it is time for Islam’s militancy and extremism to be banned. Been this way…the Jews advanced. They never did.

  • two questions: How did Muhammad ascend to heaven from Al Aqsa mosque when he died years before that was built?
    How is the end of Erdogan’s name pronouced? is it wan or gon?

    • Pamela Sage

      Muslims identify the rock altar or platform on the Temple Mount where “Ishmael” (actually Isaac) was allegedly offered for sacrifice as the site of Muhammad’s ascension and they later built the mosque over it. Every time I hear Erdogan’s name pronounced, it’s “wan”, but I’m no Turk.

    • Now there is a smart one. You are correct and this has been a dilemma for muslim apologists.

      You get an A+

  • richinnameonly

    He could beat his 2023 target!

  • It will still take some time Chris. Maybe a decade, maybe two, maybe three or even maybe five.

  • Wow. What a bunch of convoluted heresies you just typed up.

    Now I’m going to jump in a bath tub of bleach so I can wash the filth away from your comment.

    • David W

      The JWs no longer ring our doorbells, they now troll the forums…

      • I haven’t seen any JW come to my door and good riddance.

        • alexander

          well Trevor Nice to hear that that the JW come not to your Door

          But if they may come and you have a Jehovah witnesses Bible ?

          Show them This , Acts Chapter 8 Verse 37 Their you see only the Number 37 and This , _ (Noting Written)

          Because its not in their Bible , as there are many and many more Verses Not in their Bible , But this is More Than sufficient
          To show them why is it not in your so called Concocted Twisted version ,

          What says The king james version in Acts Chapter 8 Verse 37

          And Philip said if thou believest with all thine heart thou mayest and he answered and said i believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God

          What is That mean Trevor ? , I dont have to give you The Answer for you know it already (Antichrists)

          Jesus came in 1914 ,
          Mzzzz Do i see him ? , Was it not that world war One begun

          And is satan not called Apollyion ? , (Destroyer) ,

          Thats how i Sent them away by my door ,

          And if they like to lissen the first thing i say to them ,

          Yea Yea The light become brighter still you stay in Your Kingdom hall and you start to change parts of your Doctrine
          That i give you some truth , well Sorry JW’s , I am Not Cast Pearls before Swine Leave and never come back Ye crooked serpents Snakes vipers

  • Grandmere

    December is prime grazing time for sheep in Israel. You have been fed a load of crap and you swallowed it hook, line and sinker. Jesus was crucified on a cross just like criminals and rebels were under the Romans.

  • You are a Watch Tower representative

  • Genesis 5:24 And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.
    No need to guess where God took him.
    Heb. 11:5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.
    No dust to dust for Enoch.
    What could Paul possibly have meant when he said this?
    Phil. 1: 21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. 22 But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour: yet what I shall choose I wot not. 23 For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better:

    As for the means of the Lord’s crucifixion it is true stauros has the base meaning of pole or stake. However, don’t stop there. You have to search to see how the word was used. And when you do a historical search your argument falls on it’s face. I know how you picture the Lord’s death. His arms are extended above his head with a spike through both hands with are overlapping. Try this one on for a little primer.
    John 20:25 The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.

    Now you have a problem. 2 hands and two spikes, not one. He was crucified with his arms out stretched.

    The old standard argument that the sheep were not grazing in the fields in December is now dead because we know it is false. This is when the grass was growing, not getting scorched by the burning sun.

    I’d be willing to bet you don’t know Jesus Christ as God either. Am I correct?

  • Tom_mcewen

    It is a dependable guide that those closest to the event or he who has access to witnesses and writing of the event is more dependable then someone in Pennsylvania or New York 11,000 miles away and 2000 years later, sitting in his bathtub imagining how things worked. The climate was different at the time of Christ, they grew grapes in England and North Africa was a lush grassland which produced the grain for Rome, it was the breadbasket of the empire, the apostolic and the fathers tell us in their writings that Jesus was born on the 25 day of the ninth month of the Roman calendar which is December. The pagan holiday you reference was created by the Romans to overshadowed the Christians celebration of Christ’s mass, not the other way around. Taylor Marshall has a good report on the birth of Christ on the 25th of December. Caeser Augustus had a vision that a god would be born on the 25th in the east and had a temple constructed in Rome it is now a Catholic Church. The Romans were very legal to a fault and crucifixion was the punishment for a non Roman citizen not a pole. The lettering inside the shroud testifys to his death, it says in latin, greek and Hebrew In the sixteenth year of the reign of Caeser Tiberius that Jesus was condemned by the Jewish council and by the Roman procurator of Judah. This was placed inside the shroud because common criminals which Jesus was was buried in a mass grave and the body returned to the family after one year, the documents helped with this legal procedure. The apostles the apostolic and greek and Latin fathers are a fuller and more accurate guide then Russell or even the bible, the bible is a reader’s digest condensed book for beginning readers, very good but more the times table then calculus. P.S. we have zero ways of knowing the correct way to pronounce the word you call Jehovah. The last man who knew died in the Temple 2000 years ago part of Roman justice for rebellion.

  • At least there is one who is listening: Russia is North of Turkey.

  • Grace Ziem

    I guess you missed the pictures Walid showed us that the pastures by Bethlehem are nice and green for grazing in December. It helps to know a local!

  • Renato Steri

    Ancient Byzantium is a strategic point between the two continents. It’s no surprise that the sparkle comes from there

  • pete1589

    I live in an apartment building with abundant Muslims in this liberal town which is a sanctuary city. They are the only ones with multiple kids, although a Catholic family down the hall has 2 and are expecting a third. My own daughter has one and can’t fathom having another since her husband is worthless in assisting in her care. We help out as much as we can, but she still has to take the girl to work and can hardly get anything done. We had 2 as we started very late, and would have had a 3rd but satan got to my wife, instilled horrific fear for her own health in her and we failed to consummate the union at her fierce complaint.

    We will have *much* to answer for at Judgment.

    • Julie

      So sorry to hear that.

      I had to get out early before the snow hit, and saw a number of ‘white’ mothers with multiple small children in tow.

      It is very sad. I read that the Church has adopted St. Francis of Assisi’s ways in dealing with Muslims, and be a brother to them…

      Speak to your priest for guidance. pray before you speak to him and believe his answer he gives you…the best place is in the confessional…trust the Lord has spoken through him.