Stakelbeck on Terror: The Coming Caliphate — “It’s Time to Start Thinking Outside the Box About What’s Coming”
“On this week’s edition of the Stakelbeck on Terror show, CBN News examines the growing strength of global jihad and the possibility of a new Islamic caliphate.
We start by exploring the Obama administration’s recent statements that al Qaeda is nearing defeat. While al Qaeda may be weakening, other more dangerous threats to America’s national security are strengthening — namely Iran, Hezbollah and the Muslim Brotherhood. See why the U.S. should be concerned.
CBN News also heads to Istanbul, Turkey for a report on how the so-called ‘Arab Spring’ has laid the groundwork for a re-established Islamic super state known as the caliphate.
We then analyze how Iran is vying to lead the new caliphate.
Also watch as Jeremy Issacharoff, a leading Iran expert in Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, discussed the Iranian regime’s alarming progress in developing nuclear weapons.” Watch Full Episode Here.
Why Iran’s Top Leaders Believe That the End of Days Has Come – “Why would Iran authorize a major terrorist operation on American soil? Skeptics say the much-discussed ‘foiled’ Iranian plot makes no sense. We will know soon enough if the Feds have sufficient evidence related to this specific plot. But Iranian leaders may, in fact, have a motive to accelerate direct attacks on the U.S.: Shia Islamic eschatology, or ‘End Times’ theology. Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad are convinced that the End of Days has come. They believe the Shia messiah known as the ‘Twelfth Imam’ or the ‘Mahdi’ will appear soon to establish a global Islamic kingdom known as the caliphate. What’s more, they believe the way to hasten the coming of the Twelfth Imam is to annihilate Israel …” Read more.
Ayatollah Khamenei Calls for the World’s Islamic Nations to Form an International Power-Bloc – The First Step in the Fulfillment of Ezekiel 38-39? – “… this past Sunday, the Ayatollah called for the formation of an ‘international Islamic power-bloc’ of all Muslims uniting against the non-Muslim world (specifically, ‘the West, the United States, and Zionism, which are weaker than ever before’). According to the Ayatollah, such a power-bloc ‘can change the destiny of the Islamic Ummah (nation),’ and herald ‘a bright future accompanied with dignity and progress.’ It really doesn’t matter whether we label the Ayatollah’s call a ‘Revived Caliphate’ or an ‘international Islamic power-bloc,’ the point is that a Shia leader is calling for the uniting of all Muslims against the Infidels.” Read more.
Notice very carefully the title that the Iranian President bestows upon the awaited “perfect human being” of Islam, called “Imam al-Mahdi.” Ahmadinejad declares this individual to be “the Ultimate Savior of mankind” and one whom all societies of the world would be wise to follow. According to true Biblical Scripture, however, God declares in Isaiah 43:11 that “I am the Lord, and apart from me there is no savior.” In the eyes of God, anyone who is proclaimed to be — or proclaims himself to be — the “Savior of mankind” would not only be speaking “great words against the Most High” by calling God a liar in denying Christ alone as Savior, but would also therefore be claiming to be God by attributing to himself a title that only God can hold:
2 Thessalonians 2:3-4, “Let no one deceive you by any means; for [that Day will not come] unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.”
Daniel 11:38-39, “But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things. Thus shall he do in the most strong holds with a strange god, whom he shall acknowledge [and] increase with glory: and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for gain.”
Daniel 11:37-38 reveals that a Last Days ‘Antichrist’ figure will not regard “the God of his fathers” but will instead honor “a god whom his fathers knew not.” Many Arabs and Muslims are descendants of Ishmael, whose father was Abraham. To not regard “the God of his fathers” means, in my opinion, that this Last Days ‘Antichrist’ figure will not regard YHWH the true God of Abraham (and Ishmael, whom God took care of after he and Hagar were sent away), but will instead honor a god whom they never knew, one that is forced upon the inhabitants of all nations surrounding Israel in the eschaton, and in increasing measure upon the world, whom they refer to as ‘Allah’ …
By Joel C. Rosenberg – “Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is not a world leader worthy of the world stage. He is the evil leader of an Iranian death cult. A new U.N. report indicates that he is making progress in building nuclear weapons. He has predicted the arrival of the Twelfth Imam and called for wiping Israel ‘off the map.’ He aspires to be a mass murderer beyond the scale of history’s great dictators. He deserves to be in prison, or an insane asylum. His speech on Thursday before the United Nations General Assembly was further proof, if any more were needed.
Did you see Ahmadinejad’s apocalyptic address, or read the full text? You should. It’s instructive. Unfortunately, you won’t find Ahmadinejad’s full speech reprinted in the major newspapers. It was pitifully covered by the mainstream media. It should have been carefully analyzed.
Ahmadinejad isn’t hiding what he believes. He denied the Holocaust. He blasted the U.S. for bringing Osama bin Laden to justice. He blamed the terrorist attacks of 9/11 on the U.S. government. He insisted that his so-called messiah known as ‘Imam al-Mahdi’ or the Twelfth Imam is coming soon. He insisted that Jesus Christ will come with the Mahdi to take over the world. He called for ‘the shared and collective management of the world.’
Consider this excerpt:
This movement is certainly on its rightful path of creation, ensuring a promising future for humanity. A future that will be built when humanity initiates to [tread] the path of the divine prophets and the righteous under the leadership of Imam al-Mahdi, the Ultimate Savior of mankind and the inheritor to all divine messengers and leaders and to the pure generation of our great Prophet. The creation of a supreme and ideal society with the arrival of a perfect human being who is a true and sincere lover of all human beings, is the guaranteed promise of Allah. He will come alongside with Jesus Christ to lead the freedom and justice lovers to eradicate tyranny and discrimination, and promote knowledge, peace, justice, freedom and love across the world. He will present to every single individual all the beauties of the world and all good things which bring happiness for humankind.
Though most world leaders do not appear to understand what Ahmadinejad is really saying, students of Shia Islamic eschatology, or end-times theology, do. The Iranian leader believes the end of the world as we have known it is increasingly close at hand. He believes the time for establishing an Islamic caliphate, or global government ruled by the Mahdi, is rapidly approaching. What’s more, he believes that the way to hasten the coming of the Twelfth Imam is to acquire nuclear weapons and use them to annihilate the United States, which he calls the ‘Great Satan,’ and Israel, which he calls the ‘Little Satan.’
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu understands what Ahmadinejad means. So do some of his top military advisers. That’s why they believe Iran is in the eye of a gathering storm in the Middle East, and the chance of a major war is growing.” Read more.
Significant numbers of respondents in ‘moderate’ Islamic countries adhere to many not-so-moderate views …
By Bernardo Cervellera – “Radical Islam has always been present in Islam, but it has emerged in recent decades thanks to the Muslim Brotherhood (founded in Egypt in 1928) and with the support from the Saudi Wahhabi ideology. It supposes a literalist interpretation of Islam and a return to the origins of Islam – that of Mohammed and the four caliphs – as a way to reaffirm the dignity of the Muslim communities in the world.
Their enemies are the corrupt Islamic governments (almost all) the atheist and colonial West, the State of Israel, and finally Christians, often banded together with the West, although the Islamists often target the Christian communities who were present in the Middle East long before Muhammad.
The choice of violence and terrorism seen as a religious act in praise of Allah that purifies the world by destroying the enemies of Islam is linked to the Islamic world.
What weight does this interpretation of Islam have?
A survey by the Palestinian Center for Public Opinion published by AsiaNews  March 4, 2009, showed that at least 30% of respondents in several Muslim countries – Egypt, Palestine, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Jordan and Morocco – supported the use of bombs and murder to achieve political and religious purposes.
A large majority supported the goal of al Qaeda to ‘push the U.S. to remove its bases and its military forces from all Islamic countries’. These include 87% of Egyptians, 64% of Indonesians, 60% of Pakistanis.
Other aims of al Qaeda also received wide support. Among these, ‘the strict application of sharia law in all Islamic countries and the unification of all Islamic countries into a single Islamic state or Caliphate’ received the support of 65% of Egyptians and 48% of Indonesians, 76% Pakistanis and Moroccans. ‘Keeping Western values out of Islamic countries’, another of the organization’s goals gained the support of 88% in Egypt, 76% in Indonesia, 60% in Pakistan and by 64% in Morocco.” Read more.
Turkish PM Greeted by Cheering Crowds in Cairo, Banners Proclaiming ‘Egypt And Turkey Will Together Become An Islamic Caliphate’
Globes – “Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan continued to make threats against Israel on his arrival in Cairo last night, resulting in a rapturous reception by the crowds. He was surrounded by Egyptian supporters after disembarking from his plane at the airport.
Using a prepared amplifier system, Erdoğan spoke to the crowd in Arabic, saying, ‘Salaam aleikum, Egypt and Turkey are one. Peace to the Egyptian people.’
Erdoğan was received by Egypt’s acting Prime Minister Essam Sharaf and his wife.
The welcoming crowd included many members of the Muslim Brotherhood, which supports Hamas. Supporters along the road into Cairo carried Erdoğan’s picture and shouted, “Egypt and Turkey will together become an Islamic Caliphate”, and ‘Erdoğan, who angers Israel will liberate Palestine like Saladin.’
Today, Erdoğan visited the grave of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, who was assassinated in 1981 after signing the Peace Treaty with Israel two years earlier. Erdoğan is scheduled to meet Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces Mohammad Tantawi and other political leaders to discuss bilateral cooperation.
Speaking in Cairo, Erdoğan said, ‘Israel is taking irresponsible steps that harm international law. We reject Israeli excuses that apparently justify the Gaza blockade.’
He continued, ‘Unless Israel will apologize, compensate the victims and remove the Gaza blockade, we will impose sanctions and take other steps at the International Court in The Hague. The Palestinians have a just and legitimate right to proclaim independence. If Israel continues on its current line of behavior, it will lose.’” Source – Globes.
By Shari Goodman – “It was only a short ten years ago that we in America suffered the worst terror attack upon our soil. Nineteen Islamists murdered 3000 Americans that day. The murderers were following Quranic verse (2:191-193) ‘And slay them wherever ye find them, and drive them out of the places whence they drove you out, for persecution (of Muslims) is worse than slaughter (of non-believers)….but if desist, then lo! Allah is forgiving and merciful. And fight them until persecution is no more, and religion is for Allah.’ This verse is just one of over a hundred verses that command Allah’s followers to wage war upon the unbelievers.
Since 9/11 there have been over 17,000 Islamic terrorist attacks worldwide with over 30 attacks here at home. While the fear of terrorism continues there is another stealth civilizational jihad that is taking place under our radar that is much more insidious and perhaps far more dangerous. The Muslim Brotherhood under the guise of dozens of Islamic civil rights groups have infiltrated all of our major institutions from education, textbooks, law enforcement, our judicial system, the media, the military, Homeland Security, the State Department, Congress, and even the White House. Their goal is to transform our Constitutional Republic to a Sharia compliant Caliphate as stated in a 1991 strategy paper for the Brotherhood found in the Virginia home of an un-indicted co-conspirator and presented as evidence during the Holy Land Foundation trial, the largest terror-funding case in U.S. history.
‘The Ikhwan (another word for Brotherhood) must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and sabotaging its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.’
A decade later they have succeeded far beyond most Americans’ imagination. In Dearborn, Michigan and Philadelphia Americans have been arrested for preaching the gospel on public sidewalks because it offends Muslim sensibilities. In Minneapolis, Somali taxi drivers refuse to transport anyone with a dog or alcohol because it too offends their Muslim sensibilities. Footbaths and prayer rooms have been installed at numerous American universities and airports to accommodate an increasing Muslim population. In Toronto, regular Islamic prayer led by an Imam is permitted within a public school and the cities of San Diego, Dallas, Dearborn, and New York have instituted recess time during the school day for Islamic prayer.
Particularly troubling are the 50 appellate court cases in 23 states which involved a conflict between Sharia Law and our American state laws that were adjudicated in favor of Sharia. Muslim women and children involved in these cases were seeking equal protection under our laws, but were denied their rights when Sharia was applied.” Read more.
By Soeren Kern – “The municipality of Salt, a town near Barcelona where Muslim immigrants now make up 40% of the population, has approved a one-year ban on the construction of new mosques. It is the first ban of its kind in Spain.
The moratorium follows public outrage over plans to build a massive Salafi mosque that is being financed by Saudi Arabia. Salafism is a branch of revivalist Islam that calls for restoring past Muslim glory by forcibly re-establishing an Islamic empire (Caliphate) across the Middle East, North Africa and parts of Europe such as Spain, which Salafists view as a Muslim state that must be reconquered for Islam.
Much of Spain was ruled by Muslim conquerors from 711 and 1492; Salafists believe that the territories the Muslims lost during the Spanish Reconquista still belong to them, and that they have a right to return and establish their rule there – a belief based on the Islamic precept that territories once occupied by Muslims must forever remain under Muslim domination.
Sacrificing common sense on the altar of multiculturalism, the previous Socialist government in Salt secretly gave permission to the Salafi Muslims to build the mega-mosque, which, with four stories comprising 1,000 square meters (11,000 square feet) accompanied by towering minarets, would be the largest Salafi mosque in Europe.
The secret deal was only discovered after the Socialists were ejected from power in May 2011. Angry natives began pressuring the new town council – now ruled by the center-right Convergència i Unió (CiU) party – to prevent the mosque from being built. On August 24, the council approved the one-year ban on the building of new mosques in order to provide ‘some time for reflection.’
The Salafi mega-mosque may still be built, however, because the construction permit was issued before the non-retroactive moratorium took effect. The building permit, which is valid for a period of six months, expires at the end of September 2011.” Read more.
Flashback: Islam Lays Seige To Spain: Arson – Murder – Rape – Pillage – Riots – City Council and Mayor Cower – “The town of Salt, Spain has been besieged by riots, burnings, murder, rape and pillage, at the hands of hundreds of Morroccan Muslim immigrants. As you will see if you watch the video, the Spanish women of Salt cannot go out of their homes after 8:00 p.m., for fear of becoming rape victims. As one woman in the video puts it succinctly, they are ‘scared sh**less’.” Read more.
Seems that every passing day there is an ever increasing wave of support for the reestablishment of the Islamic Caliphate. Here is an article from Pakistan on July 3rd, 2011 that instead of being from the perspective of one looking in, it is rather from the perspective of one looking out …
By Syed Shariq – “… The extent of the malaise in the Muslim world requires a comprehensive change, not just a change of faces. Replacing Ben Ali in Tunisia or Mubarak in Egypt with those who worked with, supported, or even legitimised their regimes is no solution. Democracy is not the solution either. Pakistan and Sudan are democracies after all, and are no better than an Egypt or Tunisia. What is required is a comprehensive change at the level of the regime and system.
This is what the people want. The emphatic slogan of the uprisings was unequivocal: The people want the downfall of the regime; not the President, but the entire regime. This is, of course, the type of change Western governments do not want. They have been working hard to hijack the uprisings and to get away with mere cosmetic changes. Undoubtedly, their role in the uprisings has been intrusive, exploitative and hypocritical. In this regard, the West continues to doublespeak.
The propaganda is also persistent. If one were to go by the coverage of the mainstream media or the pronouncements of Western leaders, one would think that people of the Middle East and North Africa have finally seen the ‘light’ of the Western way of life, and are calling for liberal democracy. This could not be further from the truth. Being subject to decades of Western imperialism, Muslims have an intimate appreciation of what Western ideology has to offer, and they reject it outright. Instead, keeping the historical context in mind, it is clear to any impartial observer that it is the Islamic revival that gathers steam and the Muslims want change on the basis of Islam. The proof of this has been furnished elsewhere. And so they should. It is not the European model of the secular nation-state that represents the values, beliefs and history of the Muslim world; it is the Islamic model of the Caliphate.
The Caliphate, far from being a threat to the world that some would have us believe, would be a source of progress. For one, it will fill the political and leadership vacuum in the Muslim world and, thereby, would be a source of stability, and, in turn, progress and prosperity. A stable Muslim world means a much more stable and peaceful world. Two, the Caliphate would offer a new intellectual and political leadership to rival, and break USA’s monopoly as the sole superpower, whose foreign policy has wreaked much havoc on the world. Surely, advocates of liberalism cannot argue against competition?
Many in the West will disagree with our arguments…” Read more.