‘Declaration of war:’ Hajj controversy widens row between Saudi Arabia & Qatar While Shiites Attempt To Bomb Mecca

By Walid Shoebat

The Iran backed insurgents in Yemen recently acknowledged that they had launched on Thursday a ballistic missile towards Mecca region in Saudi Arabia, reported one Middle East news agency. Now the war over Mecca rises between Qatar and Saudi Arabia as Qatar demands that Mecca become an international city while Saudi Arabia threatens “war” with Qatar over this issue.

Firstly, Alsharq Al-Awsat reported:

“An observer only needs Google Maps or any similar app to determine just how close the King Fahad Air Base is to the Great Mosque of Mecca. The Arab Coalition air defense had managed to intercept Thursday’s missile. The launch was deemed by observers as an attempt to “ruin the Hajj pilgrimage season.” This is not the first time that the insurgents acknowledged that they had targeted Saudi Arabia. They sought in October 2016 to strike Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport, which also lies in the Mecca region.

In October last year, one ballistic missile that was shot down came close near Makkah and in the following month alone, at the same year, Saudi Arabia had intercepted 11 Scud missiles aimed to take down Mecca’s holy site.

And then we read another headline from RT: “‘Declaration of war:’ Hajj controversy widens row between Saudi Arabia & Qatar” which reveals:

“The feud between the Saudi-led block and Qatar escalated over the weekend, with Doha protesting to the UN over restrictions on its citizens flying to Mecca, and Riyadh threatening “war” over what it considers calls to “internationalize the holy sites” in Mecca and Medina.”

Can it get any worse than this for Mecca? Answer is yes. Most do not pay attention to detail, scripture says:

“And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. For God hath put in their hearts to fulfill his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast.” (Apocalypse 17)

The Muslim alliance that is already forming as we see Turkey uniting with Qatar and tomorrow even with Iran will “agree” to “hate the whore” (Saudi Arabia) and “burn her with fire” and that “God hath put it in their heart to fulfill his will”.

One thing about God is that every letter is fulfilled precisely as He says it will.

And think about where these scuds are aimed at:

The facility [where the scuds are launched at] is the primary arrival point of the majority of pilgrims headed to Mecca. “What is worrisome is not the ballistic threat alone, but the fact that the missile, according to experts, could be manipulated to increase its range. This consequently reduces its accuracy and makes it veer off its trajectory, which means it could land in civilian areas, most notably injure pilgrims.”

The Islamic world and international community are expecting the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to hold an emergency meeting within the upcoming days to address the Houthi and Saleh militias’ targeting of Mecca.

Political observers expect the 56-member OIC to hold a meeting that would call for tangible action to thwart the Houthi and Saleh violations. This stance will come in light of a November 2016 meeting of Islamic country foreign ministers, who had taken a collective stand against the first Mecca attack and those behind it.

OIC Secretary General Dr. Youssef al-Othaimeen condemned Thursday’s failed attack, saying that it confirms “without a doubt, the Houthi and Saleh militias’ insistence to target holy sites in Saudi Arabia.”

But Saudi Arabia’s appeal to the O.I.C will fall on deaf ears since Turkey’s Erdogan stands with Qatar which gave allegiance to Erdogan. Today the Muslim world already “hate the harlot” that controlled them spiritually.

This allegiance therefore with Antichrist is not exclusively the hatred of Israel, but the hatred of Arabia as well. This is further proof why Sheba and Dedan in Ezekiel 38 are on the sidelines when it comes to the hatred of Israel and Saudi Arabia these days seeks Israel’s aid. And today we see this already forming. Saudi Arabia has been also making historic peace gestures to Israel after realizing its isolation in the Middle East.

Qatar’s request to internationalize the holy sites is an aggressive act and a declaration of war against the kingdom, Saudi Arabia’s al-Jubeir told the Al Arabiya News, adding, that Saudi Arabia “reserve the right to respond to any party” promoting such demands.

But Qatar is no small-fry since its backed up by Turkey which stationed Turkish troops in Qatar.

Being backed by Turkey, the most powerful Muslim nation, Doha has rejected the 13-point ultimatum, with Qatar defiantly speeding up the deployment of Turkish troops to the country. Now Saudi Arabia has a pincer effect against it with Iran to its east and Shiite Houthis to the south.

And in another development, the Qatari Defense Minister Khalid bin Mohammad al-Attiyah told RT Arabic Tuesday that joint drills between the Turkish, Qatari and US militaries were said to be in the final stages of preparation.

Students of scripture should pay less attention to the so-called Sunni-Shiite divide and more attention to the wahhabist versus non-wahhabist divide. This is what we already see quickly coming together.

This is why studying a single verse or two in Scripture must be done extremely carefully weighing inductively other verses with careful attention to geography, history and also theology. Scripture is mainly a theological argument and not just prophetic.

Last year we wrote:

It is impossible to understand how the hatred develops for Arabia to be destroyed by her spiritual offspring unless she is hated by them. This means a unity between Shiites and non-Wahhabi Sunnis against Arabia including wanting Mecca out of Al-Saud’s control.

And what do we see today? We see demands to exactly what we said a year ago. Qatar demands Mecca become international to all Muslims. Now its not only Iran demanding to boycott Mecca but also Qatar and tomorrow it will be Turkey uniting with Iran since Iran too is against Saudi Arabia.

Even Al-Azhar, the hub of Muslim scholarship par excellence in the Sunni (not Shiite) world is calling to boycott Arabia. This was done with participation of 200 senior Sunni scholars, emphasizing that Saudi Wahhabism is no longer “Sunni” since the Wahhabists anathematize the Ash’ari and the Sufi Muslims who with the Shiites make up a majority in the Muslim world.


These are major Sunni scholars gathering to legitimize the exclusion of all Saudi based Wahhbist/Salafi scholars as “non Muslim”.

How could Sunnis anathematize their headquarters, Mecca, is unheard of. But this ‘abandoning of Wahhabism’ will give the Muslim world a facelift, especially that Turkey leads the O.I.C and soon the Muslim world. Everything is transferring to Turkey; the management of Muslim holy places including the Temple Mount, and even Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood which encompass a bulk of sunni scholars. Mecca was under Ottoman rule and Turkey wants it back and is now using Qatar to do it.

The Shiites would simply want this abandonment of Saudi Arabia done by completely opting for Karbala as the center of Islam instead of Mecca which their theology teaches that Mecca is to be destroyed (1).

Islam is a Christian schism and a cult, its unitarian, an extension of the Arian heresy, and not just some other foreign religion. This is why it gets the title of being an Abrahamic faith. This is why it encompasses all heresies “mother of harlots” and is why its history is filled with legends inspired by jinn (demons) mimicking biblical stories.


(1) Once the land of Ka’bah (Mecca) declared proudly, ‘Which land is like me? Allah has made His House on me. People from all parts of the earth come to pay homage to me. I have been made sacrosanct (haram) and sacred by Allah.’ On hearing this Allah, revealed, ‘Be silent! Wait a little (before you say anything further). By My Might and My Honour, the excellence and distinction I have granted to the land of Karbala is more than what I have given you. Compared to Karbala, your position is like a needle head sized drop in front of the sea. If the dust of Karbala had not been there, I would never have bestowed this honour upon you. If the one resting in Karbala (Imam Husain (a.s.)) had not been there, I would neither have created you nor the House over which you are so haughty. Wait, adopt humility and modesty and don’t be arrogant and boastful. Don’t try to prevail over Karbala in importance (as that is not possible). Else I will be displeased with you and throw you in Hell.’ (Kaamil al-Ziarat, p.267, tradition 13, narrating from Imam Ja’far al-Al-Sadiq also see here)

  • “Mecca was under Ottoman rule and Turkey wants it back and is now using Qatar to do it.”

    And who helped the Saudi to overthrow the Ottoman’s control of Mecca? The British.

    It is why the West is hated with a passion because the British and French fatally wounded the Ottoman Beast. It’s why it is being resurrected before our eyes.

    • Eric

      Indeed, Trevor. They STILL hate the west, and eventually, they will clash again. We must not forget that Britain and France will play an important role, just like they did the first time. History repeats, and the chess board is still being set.

      • Kamau41

        That’s right, Eric. You have totally nailed it so we don’t forget this very important piece of history.

        • Eric

          Thank you, Kamamu. Many people forget the fact that history repeats like a record. Perhaps not EXACTLY the same way, but in general, history repeats itself. That’s why the notion of a “One World Government/New World Order” is absurd. Numerous people throughout history have tried to conquer the world–the Romans, Ghengis Khan, numerous Sultans, Hitler and the Nazis, and so on–and every time, other nations have resisted, and it has always led to war. It will be the same with the Antichrist. Eventually he will become arrogant enough to think he can actually rule the world, and will attempt to conquer it, only to drag the world into war, and be crushed.

          History repeats. Always. The Wise King Solomon etched that saying in Holy Writ under the influence of the Holy Spirit. We should heed such worlds, and such wisdom.

    • “Students of scripture should pay less attention to the so-called Sunni-Shiite divide and more attention to the wahhabist versus non-wahhabist divide. ”


    • Read an interesting article at Hurriyet Daily,and while it discussed the “crime” against Turkey, two things stood out.

      First is this quote:

      “The Honorable President of the Republic of Turkey was damaged by the crimes committed and planned against himself[…]”

      Against himself? He’s the one who engineered it and was convinently out of the country as it happened.

      Second, the picture being held up by the protestors, there was this image of a man wearing the flag like a cape. Is it Erdogan?

      http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/erdogan-political-parties-apply-to-intervene-in-key-coup-attempt-case.aspx?pageID=517&nID=116210&NewsCatID=338 (This is a mobile site)

      • Grandmere

        How well we remember the “coup”. It was staged to bring in the caliphate.

        • Exactly. Erdogan lost patience with the democratic process and decided a “coup” was needed.

        • Kamau41

          That’s exactly right!! Can’t believe it has already been more than a year since that turning point Day.

        • Grandmere

          He rode that democratic train until he got to the station named Caliphate. He told everybody that was what he was going to do, so no one should be surprised.

    • Turkey’s Foreign Minister said Israel acted “with common sense,” in regard to the removal of metal detector and urges the Muslim world to actively show support for the Palensitian cause. Unfortunately, Christians are beginning to side with Muslim on this issue.


  • Kamau41

    Truly amazing to actually see the Turkey-Iran alliance is being formed and no one can argue here that Saudi Arabia(the Whore of Babylon) is certainly toast. The prophetic pieces continues to line up and perfectly coming together. Thank you for this very eye opening and crucial update.

  • AnthonyM

    Very interesting info. I wasn’t aware Turkey used to control Mecca. Talk about a devilishly clever plot to take back control.
    Turkey is agitating muslims to visit Jerusalem. Possibly Turkey wants to control that site also? And could they be behind the outside agitation in Spain where some, and the Left are calling for the Cathedral of Córdoba to be declared an international site to remove Catholic control.

    Security note, I clicked on the 2nd to last link which sources from Imam Ja’far al-Al-Sadiq, and my browser warned me that ‘The site ahead contains malware’ and blocked access. Also, the last link in the same sentence give ‘Page Not found’ error.

    • “Very interesting info. I wasn’t aware Turkey used to control Mecca.”

      T. E. Lawrence had a hand in this.

      • AnthonyM

        Sometimes it’s amazing how much the West meddles in other country affairs, seemingly with disregard for the locals.

  • OrthodoxChristianAmerican

    The days of the Arabs being on top in the Muslim world, brief as it has really been for over 500 years, are almost over. The Turk and the Persian will be rising up.

    • David W

      And the newly built tower of Babel does not have enough air conditioning to withstand an Iranian nuke. A 1900 ft abomination will descend into the sands forever, along with the Kaaba. It may be a few years.

  • Steven

    This is no surprise to those who always knew the Antichrist would come from the Muslim world. Luckily for us, we get to see it unfold whilst many are still clinging to the “European Antichrist” Nonsense.

    Thanks for the article!

    • David W

      I raise a glass of Russian vodka to you Steven!! In the ’90s I wasted so many dollars and hours in the fiction aisle of a religious bookstore that I almost got LEFT BEHIND

  • Your blinded obsession with rape and Islam as the only anti Christian religion is conditioning you to embrace the Antichrist. After all, you have shown yourself to be a Gnostic, mediating in the style of Buddhism, a major heresy, and you rejected the New Testament in favor of the Old Testament. You approve of eugenics and put yourself on the road to perdition.

    My comment about T. E. Lawrence was about him helping the Arab overthrow the Ottoman’s control of Mecca and is why the West and the Saudi are hated today, something you failed to mention.

    • David W

      SNAP!! The eugenicists will unite with anyone with a CounterJihad t-shirt, even if the dual lightening bolt insignia is tattooed on their forehead!

      • Unfortunately, you may be right.

      • Kamau41

        Very sadly, you could very well be right. You got the connection down.

  • Rjk

    Thanks for the great info, I teach many others from what I learn hear. It just makes perfect sense.

    • mspip

      there are loads of information here that can be found on no other web site.

  • Julie LaBrecque

    Who were the three ‘men’ that appeared to Abraham, of whom he addressed THEM ” Lord ” ?????????????

    • Grandmere


      • Julie LaBrecque


      • What the heck is going on? I see Kamau41 writing “SNAP SNAP” even though he has no mouse trap and here I see you going “KABOOM” even though you were never a terrorist.

        • Grandmere

          What am I to do? Everybody went to Ace Hardware and bought mousetraps. I hope they remembered to get a few Roach Motels while they were there.

    • Where do these people get their warped theology from? Shoot, my allergy is acting up!


      Self-diagnosis: I’m allergic to bad theology.

      • Julie LaBrecque

        It stems from sola scriptura where every person is their own pope, all while demanding there is no such thing as a pope.

        • Kamau41


      • Kamau41

        Too funny bro. Some things and people just don’t change. Nothing new.

    • mspip

      they were more than “men” ….. God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. if I am incorrect, please let me know so I can study on it.

      • Julie LaBrecque

        Me thinks so!! Every so often we get a JW in here, besides John Bowman there is on named Gataheart. Little do they know, according to Scripture, they are anti-Christ.

  • mspip

    on this one point you are correct.

  • Kamau41

    Sadly, you have already revealed which side of the fence you are on.

  • Good catch Marcelo. This gets to prove beyond doubt that Iran and Turkey will unite just as Ezekiel predicted.