By Theodore Shoebat
ISIS is again expressing its antichrist spirit, and its anti-Catholicism, but declaring that they are going to invade the Vatican and “break the cross.” According to one report:
Islamic State (ISIS) has published a new edition of the propaganda booklet Dabiq, which is again signaling its primary enemy – Christianity.
On the cover page of the booklet is a photo of the Vatican bearing the ISIS flag, along with the terror group’s desires to conquer Rome and “break the cross.”
According to some Islamic traditions, the founder of Islam Mohammed predicted that the occupation of the three cities of Istanbul, Jerusalem and Rome pave the way for the appearance of the Mahdi, the Islamic Messiah.
The declaration surfaces amid growing concern over the widespread persecution of Christians in the Middle East.
The cause sparked a joint conference between the International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem (ICEJ) and the World Jewish Congress (WJC) in Jerusalem earlier this week, and an impassioned speech on regional issues by an Israeli Christian Arab leader to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) last month.
“Across the Middle East, in the last ten years, 100,000 Christians have been murdered each year. That means that every five minutes a Christian is killed because of his faith,” Father Gabriel Nadaf, who has campaigned for Christian Arab rights and for local Christians to support Israel, told the UNHRC in September.