By Walid Shoebat
When we say that the Ottomans will rise again, including its image “the image of the beast,” Shariah and Islamic Beheading’ we concluded all this decades ago just by reading the Bible.
And now, as we monitor the news in Turkey, just in the last few days, we find two news pieces which further confirm our proclamations.
Firstly, Hayrettin Karaman, Turkey’s main Fatwa giver, wrote an article for Yeni Safak headlined with “Shariah Will Rise Again”.
This would be the minor piece of news.
Secondly, Erdogan erected a giant image symbolizing his victory and “Turkey’s unification,” he then had his people come to visit the image as a symbol of pledging allegiance to him. It was topped by a crescent, carried by seven statues signifying Turkey’s seven regions united. Tek Devlet “One State” the image said.
And yes, Erdogan vowed that beheading is coming to Turkey as well to all who betray him.
To confirm this rising Sharia announced by Karaman, his Fatwa giver in Turkey, just last week Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivered a feisty message on the one-year anniversary of the failed coup. He lauded the popular resistance that helped stop the coup, and promised to “decapitate traitors”.
Karaman, Erdogan’s main Fatwa giver, writes that “The CHP, the Kemalists and the White Turks” are the ones who “allowed the country to slip into secularism since 1950” because, according to him, these “have turned their backs on the Islamic civilization, which once brought Europe out of darkness and enlightenment, and the legacy of the Seljuk and Ottoman Turks representing that civilization.”
He lamented that “these white Turks are now surrounded by concepts such as ‘human rights,’ ‘democracy,’ ‘enlightenment,’ ‘contemporary civilization and values'”.
White Turks (Turkish: Beyaz Türkler) is a term used in Turkey for the urban Republican elite. Turkey’s AKP Party has become the populous movement to magnetize the rest of the Muslim world “against the elitists” a phenomenon we see also arising in Northern Europe and Japan.
Karaman then gave what he perceived as a recent victory:
“The large masses (Muslim people), these did not like what they perceived as dangerous, they have now achieved what they have planned by applying democracy. Today, the massive masses (more than a hundred percent of our people) is against democracy, while the other side is now a very narrow gate.”
“Turkey is experiencing a ‘silent revolution’ process with the AKP” Karaman added.
And what he plans he made clear:
“Compulsory [Islamic] religious education, Koranic courses, Arabic and Ottoman lessons, Islamiziation of all schools, sharia education and finally compulsory worship services in all schools”.
He adds that the end of Kemalism and the rise of Ottomanism has been accomplished:
“The regime and the political structure is changing; Law and democracy are getting out of hand. With the silent revolution, the secular republic founded by Atatürk is terminated. The Republican enlightenment and the Anatolian renaissance leave their place in the dark. In the Anatolian lands, a unique Republic is being established.”
And this comes from the top. Erdogan confirms: “If parliament passes a bill on resuming executions (by beheading) in Turkey., he said, “I will sign it.”
Erdogan wants to approve beheadings. If Turkey does so it would likely scuttle its longtime effort to join the European Union, whose member countries have abolished the death penalty. The massive numbers in support of Erdogan was so huge. People in Istanbul gathered to commemorate the failure of last year’s coup after Erdogan ordered to erect an image in front of his palace symbolizing seven lifting up the seven regions of Turkey lifting up the crescent. Erdogan pointed to the image as a symbol for his victory and vowed that all who defy him will literally be “beheaded”. The Bible speaks of an “image of the beast” (Revelation 13:15) and anyone who refuses to worship the image of the beast will be beheaded (Revelation 20:4).
Everyone came to honor Erdogan and his image he erected. Notice in the above photo, the two-square star bordering at the base. This is called Rub el Hizb. This is the symbol, represented as two overlapping squares, which is found on a number of emblems and flags as well as the Isra and Mi’raj, Muhammad’s alleged ascension to heaven and “the meeting of the crescent moon and the star”.
It is also a symbol from the Ilkhanate “Rub el Hizb” geometrical wall-tile containing the Azure dragon.
It is the current coat of arms of Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, the unofficial flag of Kazakhstan and the elite Special Police Squad of the Republic of Bosnia, the Mughal monument in Delhi, India, completed in 1572 AD and especially that its the Jerusalem Symbol. Rub el Hizb is essentially the Islamic version of the eight-pointed star, an icon that is found in several spiritual traditions all over the world. The Rub el Hizb (two squares) is formed by two overlapping squares with one square titled over the other to make an eight-vertex, star-shaped geometrical figure. It is the very symbol of “Sujud” to literally bow once this symbol is seen in all Qurans.
It is also a Hindu symbol, just as is the Swastika, but this one is called the “Star of Lakshmi”.
Interestingly, Erdogan described his opposition led by Fethulla Gulen with “Dajjal” (Antichrist) ensuring that “we will gain our goal in 2023”:
“We will reach our goals for 2023 with our people and no one will discourage us from achieving this neither the traitors of the Gulen organization, the PKK, nor allies who are working to encircle us along our borders.”
The symbolic image Erdogan erected represents the seven regions, a symbol of Ottoman unity; all seven Anatolian regions carrying the crescent, Shariah, the base on the Jerusalem Symbol, the resurrection and rise on these four bridges upwards says it all. What we have here is the symbolism of this revival of the Ottoman beast.
Turkey in 1941 was composed of seven regions: 1-Aegean Region (Aegean Section Edremit Area) 2-Black Sea Region (Western Black Sea Section) 3-Central Anatolia Region (Konya Section) and 4-Eastern Anatolia Region (Upper Euphrates Section) 5-Marmara Region (Çatalca – Kocaeli Section) 6-Mediterranean Region (Adana Section) and 7-Southeastern Anatolia Region (Middle Euphrates Section). With all seven topped by the two-horned crescent it sends a clue to what the Bible predicted of two beasts; one with seven heads and another with two horns (the crescent moon) led by Antichrist, the star that fell from heaven (Revelation 9:1) who poisons the earth, the rivers and the seas.
Erdogan also loves erecting symbolic images that represent his dreams. But such symbolism fulfills Daniel’s prophecies. From his palace to a Goliath size mosque in Uskudar district in Istanbul, Erdogan is fulfilling his neo-Ottoman dream.
Daniel says of the Antichrist as “planting the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain”. This magnificent temple is in Uskudar near Istanbul, literally between the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara.
Erdogan just loves putting tabernacles, erect images and palaces between two seas. An Ottoman sultan is addressed as such in prayer:
“O Allah, assist the Sultan, son of the Sultan, Sovereign of the Two Continents, of the Two Seas, Destroyer of Two Armies, Sultan of the Two Iraqs, Servant of the Two Sanctuaries [Mecca and Medina]” (Ibn Iyas, 195-1960).
Erdogan wants to mimmic Muhammad II who was “Sovereign of the Two Seas, the Black Sea and the Mediterranean.”
Daniel tells us of the personality of Antichrist and what he likes; tabernacles and castles on high mountains. He is boastful, arrogant and deceptive. He exalts and magnify himself as a god.
It is not difficult to profile the personality of Antichrist and Erdogan is definitely a perfect match as he is given titles that only fit a god.
“And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him.” (Daniel 11:45)
A tabernacle can by anything from a place of worship, erected images to his castles. “In the glorious holy mountain” does not necessitate Jerusalem, it could be a mountain of God according to Antichrist. Biblical scholars allude that this “holy mountain” is not holy from God’s perspective but from a pagan perspective. According to Barnes’ Notes:
“What is here stated was to occur after the rumour from the east and the north Daniel 11:44 … It would not be long before his “end,” – before the close of the series, and would be connected with that; or would be the place where that would occur … that it would be held as sacred or holy – קדשׁ qôdesh – that is, as sacred to religion, or regarded as a holy place, or a place of worship …it is true that this language might be applied to Mount Sion, for that was a mountain; it was distinguished for beauty, or was so regarded by those who dwelt there (compare Psalm 48:2); and it was holy, as being the place where the worship of God was celebrated. But it is also true, that, so far as the language is concerned, it might be applied to any other mountain or mountainous region that was distinguished for beauty, and that was regarded as sacred, or in any way consecrated to religion. I see no objection, therefore, to the supposition, that this may be understood of some mountain or elevated spot which was held as sacred to religion, or where a temple was reared for worship, and hence, it may have referred to some mountain, in the vicinity of some temple dedicated to idol worship, where Antiochus would pitch his tent for the purpose of rapine and plunder”
There are other possibilities. Erdogan also has a palace in Ankara and “The two seas” is also central in Muslim Ottoman hegemony and in Ankara where Erdogan’s palace resides, it is between the two major seas: the Black Sea and the Mediterranean Sea.
However, Turkey is huge and any palace somewhere in Turkey is between two seas and is not a specific locator. The Bible might be telling us that it is literally on a spot that separates “two seas” on a “mountain” smack in between which that red circles on Turkey’s map would fit perfectly where Erdogan would be “master of the two seas” right on the Bosporus.
Hagia Sophia is also on a holy hill in Istanbul and we also should not eliminate the Temple Mount and the Dead and Mediterranean seas.
Some translations render the verse “And he shall fix his tabernacle, Apadno, between the seas, upon a glorious and holy mountain”. Some take the word אפדנו, “Apadno”, translated “palace”, for the proper name of a place, Theodoret takes it to be a place near Jerusalem; and Jerom says it was near Nicopolis, which was formerly called Emmaus; where the mountainous parts of Judea begin to rise, and lay between the Dead sea on the east, and the great sea on the west, where he supposes antichrist will pitch his tent. George Haydock’s Commentary says: “Apadno. Some take it for the proper name of a place; others, from the Hebrew translate it, his palace.(Challoner) — He fixed his royal tent between the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea. (Worthington) —Porphyrius explains this of the march beyond the Euphrates, which St. Jerome does not disapprove. Apadno may denote Mesopotamia, which is styled Padan Aram.”
This is nearby where Hamon-Gog is destroyed “east of the sea” in Ezekiel 39:15, where it is to be the place where all of Israel buries the five-sixths of the army of Gog and Magog that are struck down by God. The name is given to us precisely:
“And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will give Gog a noted place for a sepulchre in Israel: the valley of the passengers [Abarim] on the east of the sea, which shall cause astonishment in them that pass by: and there shall they bury Gog, and all his multitude, and it shall be called the valley of the multitude of Gog.” (Ezekiel 39:11, see Douay Rheims and also NABRE)
Things are happening at rapid speed getting us closer to Armageddon and by 2023 the picture will be clear. While Megiddo is another location for the battle stemming from the Golan Heights, we know that another bulk of Antichrist’s army (possibly comes in later to create a pincer and reap the victory) which is coming from Iraq to Jordan towards the valley that runs east from Jerusalem to Jordan.
Antichrist wants to enter this valley which is the normal approach route through the mountains for any army to attack Jerusalem from the east when Antichrist “passes Edom and Moab” and spares it, he heads towards Palestinian controlled Jericho.
I lived there for five years and know well that terrain. If Israel is to hit that army with a mini nuclear, the area (see also Zech 14 :12) where is the “Valley of The Passengers” is called Abarim which faces Jericho (Abarim literally means to pass, from Hebrew Eber pass through/Passover). Abarim is literally mentioned in the Hebrew and is a name of a place. If this is true, Antichrist does not personally enter the Jordan River and will not pass through to the promised land in his invasion.
Regardless to which location, what we know for sure is that Jerusalem will be on the crosshairs of Antichrist and Erdogan is already eyeing it by erecting an image that sits on the al-Quds star (Arabic نجمة القدس, najmat al-Quds).