Erdogan Wants The Keys To Mecca And Jerusalem And Will Stop At Nothing To Expand His Muslim Caliphate Agenda

By Walid Shoebat (Shoebat Sunday Special)

The one obstacle for an Ottoman Caliphate is that Saudi Arabia holds the keys to Mecca and Medina while Jordan holds the keys to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. For a Caliphate to succeed it needs to hold both keys: the keys to the Temple Mount (Al-Aqsa) and the keys to Mecca. Erdogan wants these keys and will do everything in his power to restore what once belonged to the Ottoman Caliph which was lost when Arabia betrayed the Ottomans by allying with the British during Ottoman fall. For that, Turkey is executing plans to redraw the Middle East region back to Ottoman times. All caliphates held such keys; the Ayyubids, the Mamluk Sultans of Egypt, the Ottoman Sultans, and then to have the modern Saudi kings hold it is unacceptable for Erdogan.

The plan to regain these keys starts by using Erdogan’s ally, Qatar, under the care of Erdogan’s neo-Ottomans. Now Qatar demands that Mecca become an international city for all Muslims while Saudi Arabia threatens “war”. In reality, this is all about control of these keys. Erdogan then moves in on Jerusalem (he must obtain these keys) demanding all Muslims to begin to visit it. What westerners do not understand is that this is expanding the Hajj to also be observed in Jerusalem as an extension of Mecca via the Umrah:

Turkey’s Directorate General for Religious Affairs (Diyanet) has included the al-Aqsa Mosque [Temple Mount] into the religious Umrah program that will be effective as of April 15. One of the Muslim pilgrimages, the Umrah, which is not compulsory but is highly recommended for Muslims who can afford it, will also include the visiting of the al-Aqsa Mosque [Temple Mount] in Jerusalem, Israel.

By next year (2018), the world will begin to see the change. In Istanbul on Thursday was hosted the signing ceremony of the “Protocol of the Declaration of Jerusalem” as the Muslim youth capital in 2018. The Turkish Daily Sabah had this to say:

“The main objective of the declaration of Jerusalem being the capital of the Muslim youth in 2018 is to attract young people to Jerusalem from all over the world and defend the Islamic sanctuaries in it.”

The whole region is realizing that they need to redraw their political and governmental structure. They either be magnetized towards Turkey and its Islamism or towards secularism.

Even Israel see this. When the Temple Mount in Jerusalem had the fiasco with metal-detectors, Turkey took the lead in fomenting the violence. Israel had to make a diplomatic choice; does it cow-tow to Turkey or seek Jordan to deal with Israel’s capitulation to remove the metal detectors. And since Jordan holds the key to the Temple Mount, Israel finally reconsidered the equation of forces, responded to Jordan’s request instead of Turkey’s. This was the only way to thwart the Islamists’ plan to pour regional chaos on Israel. Arab states fearing the end of their rule, noted the Islamists’ attempt to create chaos claiming al-Aqsa (Temple Mount) was in danger. In an interview with Al-Jazeera, Sheikh Raed Salah recently demanded a coup against these Arab regimes in the name of Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Israelis saw Netanyahu’s capitulation as weakness where Israelis using social media began circulating a mock-photo of the Israeli army’s entry into Old Jerusalem in the Six-Day War of 1967. The picture was created and the faces of Islamic figures were placed in place of Israeli military figures. In the photoshopped picture, the faces of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Sheikh Raed Salah (the head of the Islamic Movement inside the Green Line) and Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian territories Sheikh Muhammad Hussein were installed on the bodies of the chief of staff of the Israel Defense Forces during the 1967 war Yitzhak Rabin and the then Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Dayan, and the commander of the central region of the army, Uzi Narkis; a picture that Jews consider historic, coming four hours after the fall of Jerusalem.

تداول النشطاء الإسرائيليون صورة مفبركة تم فيها تركيب وجوه كل من أردوغان (يمين) ورائد صلاح (وسط) ومفتي القدس (مواقع التواصل)

In other words, Israelis are beginning to see Erdogan’s march towards Jerusalem and Israel’s capitulation fearing Erdogan. The Islamist Turkey wants the key to the Temple Mount (al-Aqsa) and will not mind using any excuse, even the controversy over some metal detectors installed.

And to add more prophetic chips on the table, Egypt, Somalia (part of biblical Cush) and the entire Arabian Peninsula is in the cross-hairs of Turkey’s expansion. While Qatar is in Turkey’s pocket, the rift with the UAE (United Arab Emirates) is growing.

Recent leaked emails from an Emirate’s ambassador reveals that every nation in the region now is magnetized to move towards western-securalism or the neo-Ottoman Muslim Brotherhood.  The Daily Sabah reported:

“the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Turkey have strived to coexist in the Middle East since the 2013 military coup in Egypt. The Egyptian coup against the Muslim Brotherhood’s Muhammad Morsi removed the legitimately elected Muslim Brotherhood-led government, which resulted in the two sides backing opposing groups … Turkey and the UAE continue to be in each other’s crosshairs. Recently leaked emails that appear to belong to Emirati ambassador to Washington Yousef al-Otaiba clearly illuminate the extent of the animosity between the two countries.”

The emails confirm the perception that the UAE treats Turkey, along with Qatar, as one of the main antagonists with competing regional visions. Otaiba is concerned about the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt and Bahrain’s future within the next 10 years.

But these countries have regulations based on Islamic sharia law. Otaiba believes Turkey, a constitutionally secular country, is a part of the Islamist axis that can undermine the UAE’s rule in the region. Otaiba, in response to a Turkish expert at the Council on Foreign Relations, said in May that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan only understands the language of power. He also encouraged the individual to write more about Turkey, saying that “most Americans have no idea what is fundamentally happening to Turkey and the long-term threat it poses to most of us.”

In the Middle East they know better. They live close by.

The UAE ambassador also seems to be very concerned about the possible Turkish and Qatari responses to Abu Dhabi and its allies’ future policies.

Future policies in the Middle East is set up via military strength. And its not only in Qatar that Turkey is setting up military camp, Somali capital Mogadishu next month will have more Turkish troops moved there. The military camp is spread over 4 square kilometers (1.54 square miles) and has the capacity to train more than 1,500 troops at a time. Turkey’s forward-basing posture is a political-military raison d’etre to serve Ankara’s foreign and defense policies. The Anadolu Agency reported:

“The Turkish forward-basing in Somalia is an integral part of Ankara’s Africa initiative, which is intended to boost Turkey’s smart-power capacity throughout the continent. Somalia has been at the epicenter of Turkey’s geopolitical perspective in the 2010s.”

So in the future, any regional fluctuation, Turkey now can twist arms by using politics plus military power in Africa and Arabia. From the Eastern Mediterranean to the Horn of Africa, Turkey has been building its sphere of political-military influence to promote a robust regional military architecture. This is Turkey’s strategic posture for the 21st century.

Somalia is part of “Cush” in Ezekiel 38:5 revealing what we see “Persia, Cush, and Put” uniting with the Gog of Turkey. If one wants to know Turkey’s agenda, they are no secret, all one has to do is read Erdogan’s mouthpieces. The pro-government daily Yeni Söz’s headline on Tuesday claimed that Turkey would even conquer Europe in just three days if a campaign were to be launched in the morning.

The paper is using arguments by George Friedman, the founder of Stratfor said that Stratfor’s calculations were wrong, that the battle would be won much faster since Europe has no will to fight:

“Friedman said the Turks can beat the Germans in an afternoon and the French, if they show the courage to turn up, in an hour. Friedman was proven wrong. According to a survey conducted by international research center Gallup that asked ‘Would you fight for your country?’ the citizens of Europe already have their white flags ready to wave in the event of a war. In the great Germany, only 18 percent of people say ‘I would fight for Germany.’ Twenty-nine percent of French, 27 percent of English, 21 percent of Spanish and 20 percent of Italians said they would fight for their country. So according to these results, if we leave for a conquest in the morning, we can do the evening prayers in Bellevue Palace! Taking into account the reality of July 15 [the day of a botched coup attempt in Turkey], we would have Rome on the second day”

It is obvious, Erdogan wants Rome.

Erdogan was furious when on the eve of the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome, Pope Francis received 27 European Union heads of state in the Vatican’s Sala Regia. Erdoğan then lashed at the E.U and the Pope saying: “the alliance of crusaders has shown itself in the end.” Erdogan calls his forces the forces of “the Crescent” and Europe whom he called “the Cross”.

Ironically, Erdogan views Rome similar to the typical Protestant ‘prophecy buff’ who lashes out at the E.U and calls the Pope as Antichrist or false-prophet. Erdoğan’s followers are mostly conspiracy theorists and these say that Rome is the center of all evil. Therefore, Erdoğan and the typical ‘Left Behind’ crowds have much in common with the ones who go roundabout warning of the ‘evils of the Vatican’. It is no wonder why scripture warns that Antichrist will work with the ones who abandoned the covenant “he shall even return, and have intelligence with them that forsake [abandoned] the holy covenant.” (Daniel 11:30). In other words, the ones who abandoned the ancient church will unite with Antichrist.

Antichrist will attempt to “change set times and set laws” (Daniel 7:25) and in Turkey all governmental systems are being revamped even including the main religious institution, Diyanet (Turkey’s religious institution). On June 31, Mehmet Gormez, a Turkish cleric who headed the Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet), a government department that runs more than 85,000 mosques, bid farewell to his post he had occupied since 2010. But Gormez’s term didn’t end until 2020, which is why his early departure is signaling that in the Middle East, not only nations must now fear Turkey, but all the Waqf, Muftis, Muslim scholars and Imams must soon comply.

Within Turkey, ferocious Erdoganists, began slamming Gormez, the head of Diyanet for being soft on the Gulenists, which amounts to the ultimate political heresy in today’s Turkey. In Turkey, all the old hat must go and be replaced with Erdogan’s loyalists. The current leadership now is gone because the institution was created back in Mustafa Kemal Ataturk’s time (1923-1938) under pressure from the West. Now the whole structure will change to Muftis ruling under Erdogan. And with ‘Muftism’, any Mufti all across the globe must soon adhere to a ‘Muslim-Pope’ if you will and this one will be centered in Turkey. In a few years, we will see Erdogan then demanding Saudi plus Jerusalem muftis to submit to him. It is likely to see that in Jerusalem, Mufti Sheikh Muhammad Hussein (in the mock-photo) will later be replaced by his successor, Ibrahim Shoebat (my first cousin).

The Diyanet is a government body whose budget exceeds many key government ministries, such as the Foreign Ministry, and whose influence over society is extremely significant controlling all mosques and also supervising the content of their sermons. Since the 1960s, its influence even spread to Europe, as it opened hundreds of mosques in countries like Germany with substantial Turkish immigrant communities. Now the messages and sermons will change in all mosques throughout Europe where the caliphate-message will be heard.

Turkey’s land, air and navy commanders were reshuffled on Aug. 2, restructuring the military in the Gendarmerie Forces, Air Forces and naval forces. This was all a surprising move since some of the commanders were expected to assume the role till 2019. Around 200 generals were expelled from their positions in the aftermath of the coup attempt and this year’s annual YAŞ meeting was supposed to reshape the military cadre. Some 61 colonels were promoted to general and admiral ranks. Six generals and admirals were also promoted to higher ranks.

To top it all, Arabic speaking Shiites are now looking towards Turkey giving it the lead. Iran cares for Iraq-Syria-Lebanon corridor and Lebanon’s Islamic Council President Shiite leader Mohamed Ali al-Husseini wants Turkey to manage this corridor instead of Iran: “Iran aims to draw a new map of the region, and that Turkey has a historic responsibility to prevent this” he said emphasizing that a new map is going to be drawn in the region where Iran wants to expand, and added: “Turkey has a historic duty. It should prevent this project. Turkey, which is a very powerful state, can take action.” Al-Husseini has visited many countries and met Shiites to warn them to take Turkey’s side against Iran.

Al-Husseini reveals that eventually both Turkey and Iran will take various steps to leave sectarianism aside. Even Saudi Arabia has started taking various steps to leave sectarianism aside. Qatar’s unity with Turkey against Saudi Arabia including Iran’s animosity against Saudi Arabia will soon bring Turkey and Iran to come to terms on how the Middle East region is divided.

Al-Husseini even reveals Berlin’s support for Ankara’s ambitions which is also obvious. While the media in Germany reveals a rift between Germany and Turkey, this is for the novices to read, truth is that Germany has its different interests with Turkey than Great Britain and France and wants to enlarge the European Union towards the east.

It is this which constitutes the great threat since history repeats. The Germans are well aware that their country provides luxury and industry. It seeks to open up markets in the east to export industrial products and import agricultural crops. For this to happen, this makes it necessary to join new countries such as Turkey, Macedonia, Moldova and Serbia. Yet France and Britain have large agricultural production and fear competition from crops coming from Eastern European agricultural economies, so they refuse to expand eastwards. This leaves France and Great Britain out of the picture. The rifts and new unities confirm biblical wisdom that history repeats.

“History merely repeats itself. It has all been done before. Nothing under the sun is truly new.”
What God is basically saying here is simple: if you want to understand prophecy, just study history. Therefore, why do prophecy buffs come up with fanciful algorithms as if they hold the secrets to God who is hiding in some cave? God does not speak in secret (Isaiah 45:19).


  • OrthodoxChristianAmerican

    Well done mr. Shoebat, people indeed should study history to illuminate their prophetic understanding.

  • bubba

    Great article. Seems like it is tightening up.

  • AnthonyM

    Good Sunday Special, thank you.
    And it would be interesting if in Jerusalem, Mufti Sheikh Muhammad Hussein is later replaced by Ibrahim Shoebat (your first cousin). There would be some interesting conversations around the Thanksgiving dinner table 😉

    • susan

      My thoughts exactly! 🙂

    • Grace Ziem

      Long distance talks would be safer.

  • OrthodoxChristianAmerican

    I noticed too that the poll quoted has more respondents willing to fight for their individual countries in Eastern and Southern Europe, and fewer in North and Western Europe.

  • Darren Neufeldt

    Just want to say Thank you for the Shoebat Sunday Special, enjoyed it as always. God bless Walid, you and your family both at home and here at

  • Raph Sebastian

    I’ve always suspected that Jordan will always be the next target. Once they’re done with Syria and ousted Assad, Jordan would be next and this will trigger greater Iranian involvement. Things are certainly jotting up.

    • “I’ve always suspected that Jordan will always be the next target.”

      You are our military man and familiar with the Middle East next to Walid given your tours there. How did you suspected Jordan would be the next target?

      • Raph Sebastian

        Well I knew that after Syria they would focus on Jordan. I think I have said this here many times before. The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, has always been a thorn at the side of the Sauds/Sunnis/Wahhabis and the Sunni-Sufi alliance. Just as Assad is being Shiite. Jordan being Hashemite leaning more towards the Shiite is also displeasing to the Sunnis/Wahhabis/ Sufis.

        But this goes way back further than just today’s borders drawn by the British and the West and the treaties that you so often cite.

        The Hashemites were in fact the royal family of Syria (1920), Hejaz (1916–1925), Iraq (1921–1958). The family belongs to the Dhawu Awn, one of the branches of the Hasanid Sharifs of Mecca – also referred to as Hashemites who ruled Mecca from the 10th century until its conquest by the House of Saud in 1924. Their ancestor is Hashim ibn Abd Manaf, great-grandfather of the Islamic prophet, Muhammad.

        The sharif of Mecca always had the plan of creating an islamic state from Aden to Aleppo and this still the plan shockingly among the purist Hashemites.

        In order to eradicate a possible legitimate Hashemite claim as protectors of the mosques in Mecca and he tomb of mohammad and owners of the lands around those sites. the country should be destabilized and when world powers unite against this and get behind Saudi the Wahhabi plan would be complete.

        If Jordan were to launch a claim in the UN about being the hereditary owners of Mecca, I am sure the UN would side with the Saudis even though the Palestinian claim to the wailing wall is similar in context.

        It’s going to get to be one hot mess (pardon the pun) very quickly.

        • Your knowledge dropping is incredible. I’m a dwarf compared to you, captain.

  • Tom_mcewen

    27% of the UK will fight for Queen and country and 22% of UK Muslims will fight for the umah

  • DantesRivers

    “Therefore, Erdoğan and the typical ‘Left Behind’ crowds have much in common with the ones who go roundabout warning of the ‘evils of the Vatican’. It is no wonder why scripture warns that Antichrist will work with the ones who abandoned the covenant “he shall even return, and have intelligence with them that forsake [abandoned] the holy covenant.” (Daniel 11:30). In other words, the ones who abandoned the ancient church will unite with Antichrist.”

    The Doleful City of Woe (repost)
    The naïve have no interest in entering the nave,
    Favoring the narthex, arguing with the depraved,
    Performing biblical gymnastics, their backs to the altar door,
    While others seek out the porch, with their current amour.
    But, be careful where you go, or what you think you know,
    ‘Lest you be one who must enter, the City of Woe.
    It’s a place from which, there is never a furlough,
    Hear from Bruckman’s translation of Dante’s Inferno:
    Through me, one comes into the Doleful City;
    Through me, one finds eternal pain unchecked;
    Through me, one finds the legions lost to pity.
    Justice impelled my lofty architect;
    Crafted was I by might divine and sheer,
    By primal love and supreme intellect.
    Only eternal things were crafted ere
    My crafting, and forever I endure:
    Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.

    Dante (edited and greatly enhanced by ace,inspired by Walid)

  • Kamau41

    Excellent analysis on Erdogan’s movements and what is currently happening prophetically in the Middle East/Saudi Arabia. What you said here makes total sense:
    “For a Caliphate to succeed it needs to hold both keys: the keys to the Temple Mount (Al-Aqsa) and the keys to Mecca.” So far, Erdogan is well on his way to stop at nothing to ensure the revival of the coming Caliphate. Lots of movement continues to take shape. In 2018, I would not be surprised that the world will begin to see the change and we will be watching for it.

  • DantesRivers

    I know these are serious time and this is in poor taste but the campfire scene in the article inspired(?) me.

  • Mart1963

    Daniel 11:28-32New International Version (NIV)
    28 The king of the North will return to his own country with great wealth, but his heart will be set against the holy covenant. He will take action against it and then return to his own country.

    29 “At the appointed time he will invade the South again, but this time the outcome will be different from what it was before. 30 Ships of the western coastlands will oppose him, and he will lose heart. Then he will turn back and vent his fury against the holy covenant. He will return and show favor to those who forsake the holy covenant.

    31 “His armed forces will rise up to desecrate the temple fortress and will abolish the daily sacrifice. Then they will set up the abomination that causes desolation. 32 With flattery he will corrupt those who have violated the covenant, but the people who know their God will firmly resist him.

  • “Therefore, why do prophecy buffs come up with fanciful algorithms as if they hold the secrets to God who is hiding in some cave?”

    Because they will not look to the ancient wisdom of the Ante-Nicene Fathers such as St. Ireneaus whose works laid the foundation for the Nicene Council against heresies, including trying to use mathematical model to unlock the mark of the beast. He warned against it, evidently as if there were those in his days trying to do the same.

    “Therefore, Erdoğan and the typical ‘Left Behind’ crowds have much in common with the ones who go roundabout warning of the ‘evils of the Vatican’. It is no wonder why scripture warns that Antichrist will work with the ones who abandoned the covenant “he shall even return, and have intelligence with them that forsake [abandoned] the holy covenant.” (Daniel 11:30). In other words, the ones who abandoned the ancient church will unite with Antichrist.”
    I would go a step further by adding, “Not only by abandoning the ancient Church, they also abandoned the Eucharist which the prophet Joel predicted priests and laity will lament the loss of ‘grain and wine offering’ where there is no mention of animal sacrifices.”
    It was probably around 2010 or thereabout I reached the conclusion through private studying of prophecies through the Old Testament the pre-tribbers are the one going to end up deluded when they realize there is no pre-trib rapture waiting to happen, and will embrace the Antichrist. I now realize, in conjunction, there are those who have left Roman Catholics and those of Eastern Orthodox for the hyper-Pentecostalism (having strong and close common with Sufism) flavor where nearly everything of Scriptures are superficially spiritualized away will also embrace the Antichrist.
    I also have the sense time is against us now. We don’t have time to pussyfoot with sectarian strife anymore. Either we get on with the program as the ancient Church understood and worship, or we remain as a sectarian in our ignorance and persist with the fools who grovel at the feet of Antichrist.

  • richinnameonly

    So, Gallup says that low percentages of people in European countries would be willing to fight for their countries. If that is true, then the politicians allowing immigrants to overrun them in order to stir intense nationalism must not be working. Maybe it needs more time and more immigrants. Of course most of the immigrants are willing to fight to take the country over. The “West” is currently being played like a fiddle. I’m glad God is controlling the final outcome.

    • Lidia

      Hi richinnameonly! I wonder if European political parties who are considered ‘nationalists’ have ties with secret society groups and European Royal Families. I know Ted talked about some of them. You would have to consider all the European royal families (especially the British Royal Family), which there are many and also people of wealth that comes from certain well known families in Europe, some of which are organized crime families. Then you have European secret societies that have been around for centuries. All these families and secret societies have some kind of power in Europe. They have a lot of property too. Some of these royal families are in these secret societies. If this invasion is all pre-planned by them ” to stir intense nationalism,” like you said, it’s crazy to think that they would want to risk their power and wealth to this invasion. Why would they want these immigrants to overrun their country? Why would they allow countries like Turkey and Saudi Arabia to build thousands of Mosques in Europe. It seems permanent to me, not temporary. It doesn’t make sense. For example, why would Queen Elizabeth II want her country to be overrun by immigrants? She wants her family bloodline to continue. The next King of GB will probably be Prince William and then it will be Prince George, his son. In the future, the non-native Britons will be the majority and Prince George will never see the crown. All their wealth and property will be taken away and they will end up leaving their country.

      One very interesting group is the Knights of Malta. The pope has recently had some trouble or disagreement with them for some reason.

      I personally think that ‘nationalism’ is NOT pre-planned by the nationalist but those on the opposite side–the SOCIALISTS–who want nationalism to make a comeback. I think nationalism is a reaction to socialism and their plan to cause a stir or worse, WAR between Muslims and Christians, not just in Europe but all over the world, especially in the Middle East. So far, their plan has failed!!! There are so many geopolitical shifts now in Europe and it causing them-the socialists- to go into a panic mode!
      Worse case scenario, the Muslims will take over Europe overtime with their population growth. With nationalism gone for good because the Muslims now rule Europe from Rome, all those socialists who supported this invasion will be next–gone for good. I guess Mohamed was right about one thing—the Muslims will have the keys to all four cities-Jerusalem, Constantinople, Mecca and Rome. All thanks to the STUPID people who run this world. They think they are the smartest people in the world but actually they are the dumbest people in the world!!!
      Then it will be interesting to know what comes next?

  • Nasrani

    3rdogan’s followers begging to kiss his hand

  • Nasrani

    Finally muslim Imam sheikh Imran Hussein condemns the ottoman empire and speaks out on how evil it was and how they enslaved and waged war on orthodox Christians.

  • David Abraham

    He will pretty soon

  • Grace Ziem

    “Now the messages and sermons will change in all mosques throughout Europe where the caliphate-message will be heard”. This seems very possible, based on the military consolidation, control of mosques and their message, and extending the Mufti system for Sharia compliance.
    Hopefully we can get updates on this in Europe, as it seems likely to be done in Arabic, and thus missed by media. Hopefully caliphate messages in Europe will not reduce Muslims seeking Christ, but this phenomenon is likely to be seen as a significant threat to the caliphate-seekers.
    Thanks for this insightful article. (I can’t wish luck to your cousin….)

  • Grace Ziem

    Muslims believe they MUST die in jihad (eg., killing Christians) to be assured salvation. Satan’s cruel joke: it ensure the opposite. Christians willing to die for their faith, in contrast, find faster salvation. Life here is a very faulty image of eternity. Turkey’s fighting force has such short-term relevance, though being informed helps prepare our hearts and comfort others.

  • Raph Sebastian

    Lebanon is heavily Shiite, so it would be natural for the Sunnis to target it. You also see Hezbollah runs Lebanon, they are also actively involved in Syria supporting Assad in the war against the Sunnis and ISIS.

    This definitely irks the Wahhabis of Saudi Arabia and the Sufis of Turkey. And such actions against Lebanon will provoke Iran as well.