Shiites: Syria War Will Ignite End Times

Ryan Mauro is a fellow with the Clarionproject.org, the founder of WorldThreats.com and a frequent national security analyst for Fox News Channel. He can be contacted at ryanmauro1986@gmail.com.


hizrally2-reutersA Lebanese reporter for the Al-Monitor Middle East news service explains that Iran and Hezbollah view the Syrian civil war not only in a strategic context, but in a prophetic one. In their belief, the radical Sunnis will conquer Syria for a short period of time and then Iranian forces will intervene on their way to destroying Israel.

The unnamed reporter points out that Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah is, like Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei, “known for being a strong believer” in the Shiite prophecy that Iran will lead an End Times war against Islam’s enemies. At that time, the Mahdi will “reappear” and defeat the infidel.

According to the author, Iran and Hezbollah rely upon a book of prophecies called Al-Jafr to guide them. It was passed down to Jafar al-Sadiq, for whom the Jafari school of Shiite jurisprudence is named after. Teachers of this book say that the Syrian leader will be killed in a civil war during the End Times.

A Sunni leader will take over Syria and persecute Shiites, Allawites and Christians. The persecution will continue until an Iranian army invades Syria via Iraq, killing this Sunni leader on the way to capturing Jerusalem. Once Jerusalem is taken, the Mahdi will appear. Interestingly, in a modern context, this means that Hezbollah is fighting to preserve the regime of a man (Bashar Assad) that they believe will be killed.

Keep in mind, the Jafari school of jurisprudence is mainstream Shiite doctrine. There’s bound to be disagreement over the interpretation of prophecy, but these are not the beliefs of an isolated cult. In July 2010, a senior Iranian cleric said that Khamenei told his inner circle that he had met with the Mahdi, who promised to “reappear” during his lifetime.

A very similar eschatological viewpoint is articulated in a 2011 documentary produced by the office of then-President Ahmadinejad. The film, titled The Coming is Upon Us, does not predict a Syrian civil war but shares many of the same details articulated by the Al-Monitor reporter in Lebanon.

A critical point of convergence between the two sources is about Saudi Arabia’s role in prophecy. Both agree that the death of Saudi King Abdullah will be a major trigger. In fact, this event is so central to the Iranian film that it opens up with the statement, “Whoever guarantees the death of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, I will guarantee the imminent reappearance of Mahdi.”

What’s amazing about this film is the high level of detail of the discussed prophecies. It is easy to see why, if you were a devout Muslim (especially a Shiite), you would believe that the Mahdi’s return is near.

The arrival of Jews in Palestine from the West and the birth of the state of Israel, the conquering of Arabia by the Al-Sauds and the global dominance of the U.S. and the West are all clearly foretold, it claims.

An Allah-blessed revolution will take place in Iran led by a man based out of Qom. The narrators point to the 1979 Islamic Revolution as a clear fulfillment. After this happens, a series of vague and specific “signs” are to follow.

The most specific “signs” are related to Iraq. The Iranian video claims that prophecy requires the invasion of Iraq by infidels from the south with heavy use of aircraft, as happened in 2003. The infidel will cause tribal divisions and the evil dictator of Iraq (Saddam), will be killed.

Other signs include the Westernization of Muslim youth (with the 2009 Green Revolution offered as evidence), the Iran-backed Houthi rebellion in Yemen and the overthrow of Egyptian President Mubarak.

“The preparer,” named Seyed Khorasani, will rule Iran at this decisive point in history. He will come from Khorasan Province, his strong army will have black flags and there will be a “sign” in his right hand. The filmmakers point out that Khamenei fills these requirements and has a disabled right hand.

Yamani will coordinate the offensive against the infidel with Khorasani that trigger the Mahdi’s reappearance. The film argues that Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah is his incarnation. Yamani will have a Yemeni background and it says that Nasrallah’s ancestors came to Lebanon from Yemen.

Khorasani/Khamenei’s military leader is given the name of Shoeib-Ebne Saleh. The film allegedly produced by Ahmadinejad’s office predictably says he is the incarnation of this figure. However, any military commander under Khamenei can arguably be him.

Analysis of these prophecies helps us see the future through the eyes of Hezbollah and the Iranian regime.

Iran and Hezbollah are first focused on assembling an anti-Western Arab coalition. The Coming is Upon Us film specifically cites the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood as a step towards this, even if Iran and the Brotherhood are on opposite sides in Syria.

This stage includes fomenting internal strife in Bahrain, a Shiite-majority country governed by a pro-American Sunni monarchy. A representative of Khamenei said in 2011 that Bahrain presents “the best opportunity to begin setting the stage for the emergence of the 12th imam, our Mahdi.”

The development that Iran is eagerly awaiting is the death of the Saudi King Abdullah, which will trigger internal strife throughout Saudi Arabia. It is probable that this is when Iran hopes to begin a rebellion in the Shiite-majority Eastern Province where 90% of the country’s oil is.

After Assad is killed and replaced by a vicious Sunni leader, Iranian forces are to invade Syria from Iraq. The withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq and the Iraqi government’s slide into the Iranian orbit are undoubtedly seen as dramatic “signs.”

Once an Arab coalition is formed and Syria is invaded, Jerusalem is to be captured by the Iranian-led forces. At this point, the Mahdi is to reappear and final victory will come that includes a Nasrallah-led march to Mecca.

The Al-Monitor report appears fanciful until all of these pieces are put together. Once they are, it is easier to understand why the Iran-Hezbollah bloc is confident of victory.

“According to Shiites who believe in this [Al-Jafr] book, mainly Khamenei and Nasrallah, there is one possible explanation. The signs of reappearance of Mahdi are being successfully unveiled, and the Great War with Israel and the disbelievers is just around the corner,” writes the Lebanese reporter.

The Shiite Islamists’ End Times worldview does not necessarily result in recklessness. They do consider military strength and geopolitical realities, but the objectives of those calculations are to fulfill prophecy. Any policy debate that takes place among them is not about whether to pursue the war that summons the Mahdi, but how.

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  • truebearing

    According to a 17th Century prophetic text of the Shiite branch of Islam, the return of the Mahdi, the Islamic messiah, in the End of Times will be preceded by “a tall black man” running “government in the West” and commanding “the strongest army on earth.” The black “promised warrior” will carry a “clear sign” from Hussein ibn Ali (the third imam) and will assist the Mahdi in converting the world to Islam. The Iranian media have identified Obama as the “promised warrior.”
    Obama has done a fantastic job of enabling Islam in this country and the world. He certainly hasn’t done anything for Jews or Christians.

    • TheOrdinaryMan

      Personally, I prefer to believe Sir Issac Newton’s 17th century prediction about the end times; namely, that they’ll begin around the year 2060; long after blowhards like Nasrallah are gone. Newton’s predictions were based on mathematics and careful research, not on fanaticism. Thus Newton’s prediction is much more likely to play out.

      • http://americandictators.blogspot.com/ WarriorClass III

        Syria is a major player in the end times, and so is Al Assad:

        http://americandictators.blogspot.com/2013/09/why-syria-is-important.html

      • truebearing

        If Newton was infallible, I’d say that your preference is justified, but Newton’s Third Law has been disproven in some conditions, so I would say he is fallible.
        “Around the year 2060″ — that’s pretty close. There are more wars and more weapons to be developed by the Muslims before they will unleash their insane attempt to “bathe the world in blood,” but what is impossible to deny is the inevitability of a horrific war when cults like the Shiite Twelvers believe in starting a nuclear war that they know they kill them, too. There is no “mutual assured destruction” — or any other indicator of sanity — to count on when dealing with a cult of death like Islam. Never before has the world seen a cult with the mentality of the Muslims in possession of nuclear weapons.

      • Gunner57

        Please go to Ellis Skofield’s website and read his free book. Newton wrote about 2060 because he lived before 1948 and it was impossible for him to conclude the right date. It is much closer than what he imagined.

    • Fox

      Shiites’ apocalyptic beliefs are only one side of this probable Islamic Armageddon in Syria. On the other side, Salafis fighting in Syria have their own prophesies regarding the End Time wars which are at odds with those of Shiites’.:

      “The official media outlet of al-Nusra Front is named al-Manarah al-Bayda or the White Minaret which has messianic references in Sunni tradition. This white minaret is reported in Islamic hadiths to be located to the East of Damascus which is the modern day capital of Syria.
      According to the Sunni tradition, Jesus will descend on this White Minaret in the Levant – Greater Syria – to fight ad-Dajjal or the Antichrist. It should be noticed that Jesus in Islamic teachings is believed to descend to help establish the universal caliphate of Islam before the end of time. Considering the religious intentions of Salafi-jihadist leaders of Al-Nusra to establish the caliphate in the Levant, such an apocalyptic reference cannot be just a coincidence.”

      “Hundreds of thousands of devout Shias in Iran, Iraq and Lebanon strongly believe that Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei is that Sayyid from Khurasan mentioned in detailed religious prophesies of Shia teachings. Although such superstitious beliefs may seem irrelevant to international politics in the real world, thousands of Shia civilians have already registered their names to be deployed to Syria to fight against the army of as-Sufyani whom they believe to be the Syrian rebels.”

      “Sayyid Ali Khamenei, born in the city of Mashhad in Khorasan Province, may really believe himself to be the legendary Sayyid from Khurasan named in Shia apocalyptic tradition. Considering Iran’s nuclear ambitions, contradicting interpretations of messianic prophesies by Shias and Salafi-jihadists, and an ongoing religious war in Syria, the US should try to prevent such a devastating apocalyptic confrontation between Iranian and Syrian rebels.”

      Read more about an Apocalyptic War in Syria here: http://www.internationalpolicydigest.org/2013/09/01/avoiding-apocalyptic-war-syria/

      • truebearing

        Thanks for your comment.

  • antioli

    Al Laurence Olivia did a great job of playing the Mahdi in the movie Khartoum.

  • LindaRivera

    Destroy Israel? IMPOSSIBLE. God is the Guardian of Israel. Thousands of years ago before anyone ever heard of Islam, God gave Israel to Jews as an everlasting possession. Beware, all who would attack Israel! God is a Shield to Israel!

    Bible, Israel 41:17 As the God of Israel I will not forsake them.

    Why be so foolish as to make yourselves enemies of God? In the Bible, prophesy is given of a future time yet to come when Israel will be attacked by multiple enemies. God will defend His people!

    Bible, Zechariah 12:9 I will set about to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.

    • cjkcjk

      Zechariah 14:2, Jerusalem will fall which will be followed up shortly there after by the appearing of the Messiah to save Israel and destroy their seemingly triumphant enemies. When they say peace, sudden destruction will come upon them.

      • LindaRivera

        For thousands of years, people have looked forward to this future wonderful day when Messiah rescues Israel! And the beginning of a forever wonderful future!

        I’m a Christian but I’ve attended many, many Shabbat services in the synagogue. This is one of the many prayers I LOVE to read in the Jewish prayer book they have in the synagogue:

        Hallowed and honored, extolled and exalted, adored and acclaimed be the name of the blessed Holy One, whose glory is above all the praises, hymns, and songs of adoration which human beings can utter.

        • cjkcjk

          We’re on the same page Linda, I just wanted to point out that Israel does indeed eventually get defeated. The destruction of evil will be done by the Messiah, not a nation.

          • LindaRivera

            Yes. Messiah will indeed save!

          • defcon 4

            And who wouldn’t want to fight for the last free state on earth?

          • cjkcjk

            I’m with you on that!!!

        • Olen Rush

          Morner’s Kaddish.
          Transliterated the portion quoted reads:
          Yisborach ve’yishtabach v’yispoar ve’yisromam ve’yisnasey ve’yishadar ve’yisalleh ve’yishallol sh’mey dekudsho berich hoo le’eylo minkol birchoso veshiroso, tushbchoso venechemoso, da’ameeron b’olmo, ve’imroo omain.

    • John P.

      I will believe the Bible before anything else. Look who you walk with when you do. Enoch, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, David, Moses, Joshua, … John the Baptist, Paul, John, Luke, Matthew, Peter and Mark. All of them pointed to the coming savior of his people, Jesus Christ.
      I agree with Linda, Israel will suffer but God will defend them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/muslimsare.deceived Justa Guy

    most of the “prophecies” outlined in the beginning of this article DO NOT EXIST ( i only read 4-5 paragraphs, there’s only so much BS one can take).

    There are exactly ZERO valid “prophecies” in islam because islam had exactly ZERO true prophets. The islamic end-times beliefs are simply the Bible’s book of Daniel and Revelaiton turned upside down to trick muslims to fight against God at Armageddon and take the Mark of the Beast (this is an actual commandment for muslims) : the islamic Mahdi is the Bible’s Antichrist, the islamic “prophet Jesus/Isa” is the BIble’s False Prophet and the islamic “dajjal” is Jesus Christ :

    w w w .numacalca.ro -> [Conclusions]

    • cjkcjk

      Just as there are Satanic miracles, so there are Satanic prophecies. I believe that some of their prophecies will come to pass just as some people are indeed seemingly healed by unGodly means.
      I’m with ya on the Mahdi and Issa as the Beast and False Prophet.

    • alihusaini

      You don’t know much do you? Dajjal IS the anti-Christ in Islam not Jesus.

      • defcon 4

        Isn’t Issa supposed to come back, break the cross and lead a complete slaughter of the najjis kuffar who refuse to convert to Islam?

        • alihusaini

          There you are, using a word you have NO clue as to its meaning and in what context it is to be used in.Try again moron.

          • defcon 4

            Yes no one can truly understand Islam unless they speak/read/write the holy Arabic of the prophet Muhammad’s time. Sorry, I had forgotten. Please push me to the narrowest part of the road.

      • Moa

        > “Dajjal IS the anti-Christ in Islam not Jesus.”

        Which means, Dajjal in *Christianity* is Christ and the anti-Christ of Christianity is your Mahdi.

        Islam fights for Satan, according to a prophecy of Christianity made half a millennium before the invention of Islam by Mohammed.

        defcon 4 is correct when talking from the Christian point of view. Yes, we understand what you are saying from the Islamic point of view, but Christians consider Islam to be a false and Satanic heresy.

        Of course, you are both wrong. There is no God nor Allah – and *zero* reputable scientific evidence for either. All we have are coalitions of people willing to do evil to each other based on superstition.

        • TienBing

          “There is no God nor Allah” It takes just as much faith to make that statement as it does to say there is a God. Faith is the basis of religion. Faith that there is no God is the basis of atheism.

          • Moa

            Absolute rubbish! It takes no faith to no believe in the tooth fairy. It takes no faith to not believe in Santa Claus. It takes no faith to not believe in the Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM) – there have been more sightings of pasta that could possibly from the FSM than there has been evidence of Allah or God (a recent prayer study showed that praying for someone had a negligible but slight negative effect on recovery rates).

            “I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you
            dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours.” — Stephen Roberts.

            Peace (and reason).

          • TienBing

            Actually you do not KNOW that there is no such thing as the Tooth Fairy, or Santa Claus – you just have no proof that there is and the existence of the Tooth Fairy and Santa Claus does not fit your world view.
            I don’t think there is a Tooth Fairy or a Santa Claus either, but I am just an unbeliever – I’ll believe it when I see it. Unbelievers, like scientists, don’t state as a FACT that something they don’t have any information about either exists or doesn’t exist. They can only hypothesize based on available data. – others BELIEVE – that’s faith.
            P.S. Based on the nature of the phenomena and its history one is fairly safe saying that there is no such thing as a Tooth Fairy or Santa Claus. Making emphatic statements about the possibility of a natural force in the universe of unknown composition or power is another argument.

          • Moa

            > “Actually you do not KNOW that there is no such thing as the Tooth Fairy,
            or Santa Claus – you just have no proof that there is and the existence
            of the Tooth Fairy and Santa Claus does not fit your world view.”

            I do know there is *zero* evidence for an innumerable number of silly speculations. With zero evidence the existence or non-existence makes no sense for these infinite number of non-entities. And *no* belief is required to realise they either do not exist, or effectively do not exist (because they produce no evidence of their existence).

            > “Unbelievers, like scientists, don’t state as a FACT that something they don’t have any information about either exists or doesn’t exist. ”

            I was an astrophysicist. You have it wrong. What we say is that based on observed evidence God does not exist. We admit the possibility that if we got some other observation that could only be explained by the existence of God then we’d change our mind. But until that point God, or pegasus, or dragons, or the tooth fairy, or santa claus do not exist – why? because their postulated properties of all these things are contrary to observed nature. Unicorns on the other hand could exist. But they don’t, do they? there is no evidence for them except for fables, and no habitat they could possibly be in today without being observed.

            Let us postulate the existence of an imaginary sub-atomic particle which we call the “bozotron” (and speculate it has a high number density within religious apologists). Now every natural law can be explained without reference to the bozotron. There have never been any confirmed interactions with the bozotron. By Occam’s Razor the rational man will remove this as superfluous to the explanation of the observed world. We can introduce the bozotron at any time later if we need it, but at the moment we must conclude through reason that the bozotron does not exist. Now, how much ‘faith’ be required to ‘disbelieve’ in the bozotron? zero! that’s right, no ‘belief’ is required to believe in nonsense that has *never* been observed. You argument is pure bunk.

            > “Making emphatic statements about the possibility of a natural force in the universe of unknown composition or power is another argument.”

            “God” as described in the Bronze Age mythologies is *supernatural*, by definition. Such a supernatural actor has never been observed, and therefore is not needed to explain the natural world.

            The only “evidence” you have is a book written by primitive desert dwellers who were trying to explain observations without aid of the rational framework of the Scientific Method. The evidence you desperately want to defend is anti-scientific (apparently modern soap can dispel the ‘demons’ that cause disease) and massively self-contradictory:
            http://www.project-reason.org/gallery3/image/105/

            And Islam is even worse (plus being thoroughly evil to boot).

            I mean, if God actually existed why does the Bible and Qur’an contain *zero* information that a man of that time would not have known. All God would have to have done is say something like, “Tiny microbial life is the cause of most disease. This is how you can make soap from animal fat to prevent much disease”. That advise alone would have saved *billions* of lives and countless misery. Instead, we have claptrap about how “The Creator of the Universe” cares about how, when and with whom you have sex.

            Arguing for this stuff is just dumb, dude.

            There are many many more arguments against God. Christopher Hitchens (look for him on YouTube) points the multitude of reasons why God does not exist, but the absolutism of ‘His’ believers has caused chaos through the ages.

            Face it, we are simple primates that are wired to see pattens (even when it doesn’t exist), fear our own demise (even though we don’t fear the time before we were born), and are wired to be scared of the dark.

            No faith is required to understand that some things just do not exist when there have been *zero( observations of such things. If you have an open and rational mind you can eventually let go of the indoctrination of the superstition myths of your particular culture. You will even become a better person when you let go of the nonsense and see the world as it really is – amazing in its natural and awesome state – no supernature required.

            Pax.

          • teacher of the heathen

            Well there is no other holy book that has thus far a proven track over 3.000 yr old record of prophecies that have been fulfilled or are being fullfilled before our very eyes.Thus demonstrating verifiable scientific evidence to support the idea that the accuracy of the information it contains likely came from an off world source ie a god.
            To state there is no evidence of god is a statement only somebody ignorant of bible prophecy would state.The entity that inspired the revelations of future events even states in the bible his proof of existance would be when the events he/she/it predicted take shape.God says this virtually mocking people like you who cannot deny the prophecies are coming true with razor sharp detail is suggest you do a study of ezekiel 38 for starters to see how you are so clearly wrong.

          • Moa

            Lol, you believe in something with the accuracy of a horoscope – as in vague non-specific waffle that the reader will project their own thoughts on to.

            There is *nothing* in the Bible, Torah or Qur’an that one of its primitive authors couldn’t know. I mean, how come God was mistaken and thought that ‘demons’ were the cause of disease rather than microbes? If those books had stated *even once* that microbial life was the real cause of disease and a simple ‘soap’ made from animal fat and a few ingredients could prevent many illnesses then *billions* of lives would have been saved over the ages. Instead, we get anti-scientific mumbling nonsense giving praise to a pathologically insecure, invisible man in the sky.

            Besides the fact that the books are clearly man-made by people with a primitive and superstitious ignorance of the universe, they are also massively self-contradictory.

            Here, look that the *hundreds’ of parts of the Bible that contradict other parts:
            http://www.project-reason.org/gallery3/image/105/

            Or, look at the analysis of the anti-scientific falsehoods and idiocy in the Bible:
            http://skepticsannotatedbible.com/

            and the Qur’an is even more stupid (despite being written half a millennia later; these desert cults get stupider with increasing time):
            http://skepticsannotatedbible.com/quran/index.htm

            You can choose to cling to your superstition. But then you are choosing falsehood over rational scientific truth. it is clear that your ‘holy’ books are man-made attempts to explain the universe in the most primitive way.

            We now have a much better understanding of health, and disease, and the creation of the universe, and physical laws (rainbows!), and public hygeine, and morality, and philosophy, and economics, and military operations, and the historical record, and political systems. The Bible is merely our oldest attempt and understanding these things. But because it is the oldest it is also the worst attempt. We know so much more now.

            The Bible served its purpose a thousand years ago, but it stands in the way of science and human progress now. We can honor its contribution but it is time to let the superstition go. You accept the huge benefits that science has brought in medicine to save your family and prolong your life, so why not drop ancient mythology and adopt a scientific approach to understanding your life and your place in the universe? You can be a moral person without having to grovel to some invisible, insecure, ghost tyrant.

    • TienBing

      I couldn’t follow the url you posted.

      I’m not sure I understand what you are saying. Are you saying that in Islamic doctrine Jesus Christ is the false prophet whereas in the Bible the Mahdi is the false prophet?

      • cjkcjk

        No, I think what he’s saying is that the Mohammedan savior/conqueror know as Al Mahdi fits in as the Antichrist of the Bible. The Mohammedan ‘Jesus’ , a false Jesus known as Issa fits in as the False Prophet of the Bible; note how the False prophet is noted as having horns like a lamb, but speaks like a dragon. Anyone know anywhere else in scripture where the attribute a lamb is spoken of in a negative manner? Actually everywhere else in Revelation the Lamb is Jesus. The False Prophet has deceptive attributes of a lamb while performing probably the greatest physical miracles in history in order to successfully lead people to worship the Beast. The False Prophet will claim to be Christ, not the Antichrist.

        • TienBing

          Thanks.

      • JAFO425

        No for Islam Jesus was a prophet and they believe in Him They just deny He was/is the Son of God. For Muslims, in the end times Jesus comes back to tell Christians they are wrong. If they refuse to convert Jesus will make war on them for failing to follow Alah.

        • TienBing

          Thanks for the info.
          So, according to Muslims, Jesus was not the son of God, but he will come back (from where?) to make war on the Christians who refuse to submit to Islam. They know this because Mohammad said so.
          Charles Manson had a following and spread a lot of horse manure too. Who should I believe? Mohammad, Charles Manson… let me think on this for awhile.

          • JAFO425

            Hello TienBing: your position is correct. Muslims consider Jesus a very great prophet. Some will even concede that He was crucified. But they all deny He is the son of God. When He died He did not die for the sins of the world so we may have forgiveness. Mohammad declared there is no god but Alah and he never had a son.

            While Islam recognizes Jesus as a prophet they say he was not the last prophet. Mohammad was. They also say Jesus is in paradise with Mohammad.

            To a Muslim Alah means god. But, to convert to Islam it is not good enough to say “there is no God but God”. You must say there is no god but Alah and Mohammad is his prophet.

            Thus I respond there is “No God but Jahovah and Jesus is His Son.”

    • Mehran the ship

      when you sleep next time, be ready for I’ll touch your dream. You shall then know that our prophecy is the most updated one and a true one.

  • thekidde

    Well, it will surely be “end times” for many of these religious nutcakes.

    • defcon 4

      Really? When was the last time any Buddhists committed or advocated for general warfare against the unbeliever? Or Bahai? Or Zorastrians? When did Jesus ever advocate for or take part in a war against the unbeliever? It’s somewhat disingenuous to paint all religions w/the same brush based on the insane psychopathy of islam.

      • alihusaini

        In Myanmar and Sri Lanka today Buddhists are killing Muslims.

        • defcon 4

          Idiot, they are defending themselves from the predations of islam0nazis like you. Ya see, dimbulb, they’ve noticed the fate of Buddhists in Afghanistan and Bangladesh.

        • TienBing

          Not fast enough. They will never top or stop the incessant Muslim provocations, and murder and territorial encroachment,

          Buddhists take years of abuse then finally blow up and retaliate – then try to return to normal. Muslims keep pushing without letup.

          • Well Done

            Yes, Ten, that is what moslems do, which is why the only parts of the world with a large moslem population that don’t have major problems are run by gov’ts that deal quickly and decisively with moslem extremists. And I don’t mean maybe.

          • alihusaini

            Oh I know,Buddhists in Buddhist-majority countries are sooooooooo oppressed by their Muslim minorities.Get a grip!

          • defcon 4

            Of course the persecution of Buddhists in Bangladesh doesn’t bother your fine, islamic morality in the slightest and neither does the complete islam0nazi ethnic cleansing of Buddhists from Afghanistan (which includes the destruction of two 2000 year old statues of Buddha). I hope the Buddhists of Myanmar succeed in expelling all your savage islam0nazi brethren from Myanmar.

        • Drakken

          The Buddist are paving the way on how to deal with you bloody savages, there is going to come a time here in the west when you will be fleeing us infidels enmasse.

          • alihusaini

            By fleeing you imply that I will have fear.Not a chance.Fear is demonizing and dehumanizing whole groups of people.And this dehumanizing allows for genocide.You and most on this site have a fear of a bogeyman.Most here claim to follow Christ and yet you are full of hate,how do you think that will bode on the Day of Judgement.You see,I am a true student of history whereas most here on this site are very selective in their readings and studies.There is one historical truth which cannot be denied.ALL nations,dynasties,empires,world powers have a beginning,an ascendancy,a zenith(a word borrowed from the Arabic,ha ha ha),a decline and an eventual downfall.This fact is irrefutable.The USA is in its decline.Blame and demonize who you want to for the US’s decline,but that blaming will not stop its downfall.

          • Drakken

            Well I say, we will be sending you to your 72 virgins with our compliments. You don’t know what fear is, but as human history has pointed out time and time again, you will.

          • alihusaini

            whatever you say there Mr.Selective History Reader.

          • Well Done

            lol you won’t be so flip when you see who those virgins are, boy.

          • Drakken

            You forget desert savage that us of western civilization has in our very DNA to go Crusades in a half a heart beat when you Islamic savages push us too far. That day is coming soon to a neighborhood near you. See Balkans for an example.

          • alihusaini

            Never said I don’t KNOW what fear is,I just said I don’t have it,especially from the likes of you.

          • Well Done

            Don’t try to change the subject to the U.S., aszwhole, the subject is moslem’s unyielding devotion to violence, terror, and radicalism. But thanks for bragging about a word borrowed from Arabic. Helps us know you are Arab, and that Islam is nothing but Arab imperialism with an overwritten and largely stolen back story. Too fun.

          • alihusaini

            Again,you are a selective reader,in other words,stupid.Just read what I was replying to idiot.Is not the US leader of the west,Mr.Selective and Subjective Reader?You are proof of how warped people can be.Your hate does not even allow to follow a simple conversation.

        • Well Done

          Ali, the very idea that Buddhists are killing moslems informs us that Islam is wrong with a capital RAW. If you think it “proves” Buddhists are all wrong and moslems are peaceloving, you’re probably a moslem. Say hi to your mother/sister and father/cousin for me.

          • alihusaini

            Don’t know how you read that into what I wrote.Another selective reader,folks!

          • defcon 4

            Is that folks? Or volks?

      • thekidde

        Buddhism is fundamentally a philosophy and pacifistic. Bahai and Zoroastrianism is fringe. Now – Christianity (not Christ – he’d be appalled at what’s been done in his name), is vile in its push to dominate (Catholics have been particularly murderous). The interpretation of their “book” by of many the followers of Mohammed is “kill the infidels” and so on. Nice try but bone up on your history – religious zealots tend to be murderous (zealots, not bewildered, frightened followers looking for something after they die – fat chance).

        • bribri

          Since muslims have been conducting systematic war against christians for many centuries starting shortly before muhammad’s demise, and ruled over them for almost as long (see Bill Warner’s youtube video “why we are afraid”, books on the “pact of umar, history of jihad), it’s my impression that the islamic worldview exerted a terrible influence on christianity itself, a fundamentalist, divisive, barbarous influence that took centuries for christianity to “wash off”.

          • alihusaini

            I love it, even the murderous rampages of Christians throughout their history is blamed on Islam and Muslims.So tell me, are the massacres committed by Christians prior to the advent of Islam caused by Muslims and Islamic worldview as well?

          • bribri

            which massacres? but no, islam didn’t invent barbarism, it just kept it alive and active for 1400 years through the worship and practice of a detailed genocide instruction manual they believe is the perfect word of “god”!

          • alihusaini

            I’m not going to give history lesson here.Look it up yourself. Look up the time of Constantine and after his era to see what became of those that did not adhere to the view of Christianity that was the official view.

          • bribri

            Constantine was a roman warrior before converting to christianity and it showed. This gave a flavour to christianity quite unlike the “jesus” doctrine the first christians dying as martyrs in roman arenas. In my opinion, the history of jihad beginning with muhammad, pushed “pious” mass violence and sadism way further. So for example i think 700 years under islamic rule in Spain (under 8th century laws) had much influence on later purges by Spanish christians against jews, the inquisition, behaviour towards native populations in America. I said it is my impression, I could study the topic for decades but I am not interested enough. Islam sucks from a to z, christianity is not too bad, end of.

          • defcon 4

            Yes, the najjis kuffar should never dispute the words of their muslime masters — otherwise there’s a good beating in it for them right?

          • defcon 4

            Interesting comment about Constantine, because I had read that Constantine implemented freedom of religion throughout the empire.

          • truebearing

            What massacres are you talking about?
            Here are the key differences between Christianity and Islam, as regards historical incidents involving violence by the respective adherents:
            The Christian teachings do not advocate violence, but foregiveness and compassion. Followers who engage in violence are not acting in accordance with Christian teachings.
            The teachings of Islam require violent jihad from the followers. Anyone who won’t submit is to be killed, according to the Quran. A “good” Muslim is one who murders people of other faiths.
            Islam is entirely focused on world domination — a political religion. Christianity has no wordly ambition, and doesn’t seek any domination of other religions.
            Islam teaches that the end justifies the means when acting on behalf of the Muslim collective — an evil principle.
            Christianity teaches people to “Do unto others as you would have done unto you.” A perfect ethic of compassion and justice.
            Your attempt at a false equivalency failed miserably, not because alleged adherents of Christianity have never been violent, but because they weren’t taught or required to be violent, and in fact, admonished to not be violent by their Bible, unlike Muslims and their blood-soaked Quran.

          • alihusaini

            You are a selective and subjective bible and history reader.I don’t know how many have been killed and enslaved,how many cultures obliterated in the name of the Prince of Peace.Nice try though.

          • truebearing

            Where are you facts? All you offer is self-righteous blather.
            You want to talk about slaves? Good. We’ll start with the world’s most prolific slave traders: Muslims.
            Muslims have been slave traders from the very inception of Islam. Mohammed was not only a slave trader, but kept numerous sex slaves. American blacks might like to know that Arab Muslims were the source for most African slaves, and that for every slave they sold into bondage, several dependent family members died. That means Muslims are responsible for tens of millions of Africans dying because of their slave trade.

          • Gee

            Unless the target is Jews – then Christianity is just as bad as Islam

          • defcon 4

            Well, not initially. I didn’t notice Yeshua and his followers killing anyone, anywhere at any time. I believe at first Christians were a persecuted minority.

          • defcon 4

            Can you really say that with respect to the 21st century? In the here and now?

          • TienBing

            Which massacres were those?

          • Drakken

            Thank God(not allah) that the Crusades took place because otherwise we of western civilization would still be in the dark ages. Ever ask yourself why Vlad Tepesh is held as a reverend Saint in the Balkans?

          • Well Done

            Ya know, Ali, the crusades were only Christians finally throwing off the yoke of Arab/moslem imperialism. Note that it took several tries, in fact Islam wasn’t corked until the 19th century. Jimmy Carter uncorked it.

          • 11johnmac66

            Well perceived bribri, prior to the arrival of Islam the divisions within Christianity at no time degenerated into war on religious grounds. The break between Rome and Byzantium ( as great as that between Rome and the Protestant reformation ) never erupted in war. Before the encounter with Islam no Christian leader ever forced conversions- i.e. on pain of death- onto ‘pagans’ . Charlemagne did so in the 800s and recognised the radicalness of the event but considered it for pragmatic purposes. Islam was clearly a bad influence on Christianity. Which you rightly say took along time to wash off.

          • alihusaini

            Well, as I sad to bribri, I will give no history lesson.Do go and look to see what the crusaders did when they entered Constantinople on their was to Jerusalem. They slaughtered the common people, killed Orthodox priests, trampled the Host, put a whore on the chair of the bishop, etc.

          • TienBing

            The Crusades were a response to Islamic assault and occupation. It is really absurd that Muslims whine about the Crusades – attempts by Christians to reclaim access to territory forcefully stolen from by Muslims, when Muslims believe that once a land is captured by Muslims it is theirs forever, and they are justified in reclaiming it if they lose it.
            Gosh, Muslims sure are special.

          • thekidde

            Your history is flawed. Europe was awash in blood from such things as the Albigensian crusades, etc. Just the religious bullshit between Spain and England was responsible, not for large numbers, but for significant murder nonetheless.

          • 11johnmac66

            With regards to the history of wars fought over religion Islam was solely responsible for creating the concept of ‘holy war’ this was something that was a bad influence on Christianity. No schism within Christianity prior to the encounter with Islam descended into religious war. Note the war against the Albigensians occurred post Islams arrival and evil influence. Note too the great schism between Byzantium and Rome did not degenerate into a religious war ( the concept was alien to Christianity at that time.) A religious dispute as significant as that of the reformation.Which the war between Spain and England was one such outcome…but by then Christianity had adapted all too much of Islamic concepts of killing ‘infidels’ etc.

          • truebearing

            Just how naive are you? There were constant battles over territory and power that had nothing to do with being Christian. That nobles and clergy were corrupt and used religion to motivate illiterate peasants to fight for an alleged Christian cause is not a reflection on the Christian religion but on the ruthless, greedy rulers who falsely used the religion.
            The Inquisition was entirely politically motivated, for instance.

          • thekidde

            You make my point. Your, and all religions, are constructs for power – nothing more. Either that or your god is a powerless charade.

          • defcon 4

            I don’t believe the war between Spain and England was religious in any meaningful sense at all.

          • TienBing

            Very true. Violent defense of Christian faith and counter forced conversions didn’t occur among Christian sects until after disastrous experience with Islam.

        • defcon 4

          Jesus never advocated for, nor participated in the slaughter of anyone for ANY reason. As a matter of fact on two occasions he opposed violence. Muhahahahamad OTOH had ALL the Jewish tribes in Soddy Barbaria put to death, enslaved or expelled. A fact muslimes still rant and rave about to this day.

        • truebearing

          Your maunderings on religion are fascinating, if one wants to read superficial and inaccurate drivel.
          Perhaps your biggest problem in understanding religion, after your arrogant bigotry, is that you don’t know the difference between what a religion teaches and how adherents follow those teachings. A religion should be judged by what it teaches and an adherent by how well they follow those teachings. Ultimately, you will have to make a moral/spiritual decision as to which religion teaches good things and which doesn’t.
          Islam teaches — demands — world domination, and requires followers to kill all of those who belong to other religions. It makes apostasy a sin punishable by death — death being the solution to everything in Islam. Islam condones slavery and rape, as well. Islam encourages its adherents to indulge in negative, destructive emotions. Therefore, according to the teachings of Islam, a devout follower is raping, enslaving, and killing unbelievers, i.e. a zealot.
          Christianity has no wordly domination obsession, nor interests. It is a religion that teaches compassion, foregiveness, honesty, generosity, and transending one’s negative, destructive emotions. A devout Christian is a peaceful, compassionate, self-less person. Not a zealot.
          A zealot is considered a “good” follower in Islam. Not so in Christianity. Zealotry implies political.
          Christianity doesn’t have a code of conduct that is imposed on people, with the threat of death, like Shariah. It teaches individual responsibility.
          Most importantly, the teachings of Christ come from a being who led an exemplary life, not one who sold slaves, kept sex slaves, and murdered people in untold numbers, not to mention encouraged an entire religion to follow in his evil footsteps.

        • TienBing

          Read the Koran. Peruse the Haditha, then skim through the Sira.
          The something Muslims get after they die is dependent on how much misery and death they cause others in the name of Allah.
          Rivers of wine, and perpetual virgins for the murder of infidels.

          • alihusaini

            You have no clue of which you write.

          • Well Done

            lol

          • truebearing

            Afraid to read your own “holy book?” The clues are all over the cut and paste job.

    • truebearing

      The biggest perpetrator of violence in history is an atheocracy known as Communism, and when you add Fascism — communism’s ideological cousin, and derivative of Marxism — to the mix, the death toll in the 20th Century alone exceeds 150,000,000 people, murdered by their own government.
      Your pathetic attempt at an atheistic polemic has a fatal lack of facts or honesty, not to mention a false conclusion.

      • thekidde

        Your conflation doesn’t work. Two (or three) wrongs don’t make you right or bring to life people murdered by religious fanatics as opposed to political tyrants. Your god is bankrupt and demands blood (even in the Old Testament). Grow up.

        • Drakken

          Well you go ahead and lie down and take the slaughter, the rest of us won’t.

        • truebearing

          Yes, it does.

        • defcon 4

          Did Judaism ever require blood letting and/or animal sacrifice? I don’t think so.

          • thekidde

            Have you no knowledge whatsoever of the beginnings of Christianity, Islam and Judaism??? Ritual sacrifice was a staple of early religions including Judaism. Does “kill the fatted calf” ring a bell? What a maroon. Parading ignorance seems a calling for the befuddled believers.

          • defcon 4

            And when was the last time such sacrifice was practiced? Two thousand years ago? Or more?

        • defcon 4

          Are you trying to say Communism isn’t an atheist ideology?

          • thekidde

            Communism is a socialist form of government. It has nothing to do with religion – literally. Your ignorance conflates everything you seem to touch.

  • Gee

    “the
    radical Sunnis will conquer Syria for a short period of time and then
    Iranian forces will intervene on their way to destroying Israel.” That is laughable. Iran could not defeat Iraq – what makes them think they would have a chance against a real army?

    • nenicu

      you are absolutely wright! there is no way something like that will happen, Iran can’t defeat Iraq!
      SUA must control these war fanatics!! and Rusia shouldn’t get in SUA way!
      ______________________
      forum galati

    • toxyTurvy

      It was not just Iraq, it was the rest of the world backing Iraq vs Iran, and Iran did pretty well, and stabilized itself again very soon unlike Iraq which broke down with debts. So my dear friend Iran was the real winner.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    The Shiite Islamists’ End Times worldview

    Again, Shiite Islamist, like Sunni Islamist as well, only exists in the dark recesses of those minds that have been corrupted by political correctness. Still haven’t figured that one out yet I see!

  • defcon 4

    Is the 12th imam, the islamic leader who is supposedly hiding in a well in Iran?

  • D.Paul.Beck

    EVERYONE has an eschatology. YOU have an eschatology, whether you know it or not. Only one eschatological story can be correct, but we can learn from the counterfeits and we can clearly see how hundreds of millions are going to react once certain eschatological events take place. There are over 1.2 Billion muslims in the world. The majority are said to be “moderates.” 10% are said to be “radical” (translation = they follow what the Quran instructs). Think about it… what is 10% of 1.2 Billion? That’s a lot of radicals. What happens to the other 90% when their anticipated and desired Mahdi comes on the world stage? Does that 10% figure grow to a larger %? You better not kid yourself….

    Learn more here: http://vimeo.com/74029445

    • JAFO425

      You are correct! There are 2 Muslim leaders the Islamic faith is waiting for. One is the Mahdi the Christian Anti-Christ. The other is the restored office of the Caliphate. The last Imam to hold the Calipate office ended in 1924. When the British took over from the Ottoman empire and disbanded the position.

      Now that turkey is moving from a secular to an islamic focus. There is much talk in the Muslim world to restore the Caliphate office. The clincher is all Muslims must swear Allegence to the restored Caliphate or be declared apostate and killed.

      One of the reasons we see a large percentage of so called moderate Muslims. Is they believe only the Caliphate or the Mahdi can order jihad. In the mean time moderates move forward the Muslim adgenda through politics and other forms of deception.

      • TienBing

        Explained well.

  • alihusaini

    Ryan is a liar.Muslims do not believe in any kind of “incarnations”.Khamenei would never claim to have spoken to the Imam Mahdi as this is blasphemous to the shia.No has read the al jafr but for the 12 Imams, so how can anyone know what is supposedly written in it? Another case of a lying idiot writing ridiculous articles for morons to read and belief and then for these same morons to write as if they know jack sh*t about Islam and Muslims.I love reading the dumbest things written by the dumbest a**wipes in these posts on Frontpagemag as if they know it all.Read idiotic articles and books by other morons and then pepper their posts with Arabic words and phrases as if they know what’s up. Most of you people here are pathetic.

    • defcon 4

      I think you should go down that well and see if the 12th imam is there, then sit down and have yourself a nice, tall mug of steaming healthy camel urine to settle your nerves.

      • alihusaini

        Oooooo, good comeback there buddy.Did you come up with that all by yourself?

        • defcon 4

          I’m sorry it’s not as interesting as a good ole’ islamic head chopping for the blasphemer/heretic/kufar.

    • Drakken

      Oh look, Islamic reasoning at it finest, how special.

      • defcon 4

        Of course the debating skills of the average islam0nazi are kinda rusty when defending islam. Because the usual response to criticism of islam, in any islamic state, is minimally imprisonment and usually death (either extra-judicially or not).

        • Drakken

          That is why us infidels should give them a taste of their own jihad on steroids.

    • Biff Henderson

      So the Coming is Upon Us was made by in your own words a blasphemous group of clowns. Iranian clowns, Shiite clowns. What’s the saying? When you break open the bones of a Persian out comes $h*t? Not enough depictions of gore and bloodlust to suite your sensibilities? Do you feel the need to go kick the snot out of someone to regain your equilibrium?

      • alihusaini

        wow!!you are so eloquent!

        • defcon 4

          Bacha Bazi, you enjoyed it as a child, now you can enjoy it as an adult, in pakistain, afghanistan or iranistan.

          • alihusaini

            I did not even know what bacha bazi was,I had to Google it.You know what?It seems that it is you and a few others here are the ones who have a fascination with sexual deviancy or should I a tendency towards it?

          • defcon 4

            Is that why only women seemed to be punished for the crime of adultery in muslime states?

        • Biff Henderson

          Typical blind-faith donkey tripe. When you’ve painted yourself into a corner and cannot defend the indefensible you resort to name calling and smarmy comments.

          • alihusaini

            Name calling?I call it as I see it.

          • Biff Henderson

            Let’s have a show of hands. Those that say it’s a factual portrayal…

    • Well Done

      “I love reading the dumbest things written by the dumbest a**wipes in these posts on Frontpagemag as if they know it all.” yup.

    • JAFO425

      I’d argue with you. But, arguing with a radical Islamic is like wrestling a greased pig. While you both get dirty the pig loves it! While this is a western focused saying. It translates into don’t waste your time on closed minded people.

      It’s funny that Jesus Himself said much the same thing, see reference below:
      Pearls before swine” and “casting pearls” refer to a quotation from Matthew 7:6 in Jesus’s Sermon on the Mount, implying that you should not put what is valuable in front of those who will reject the notion that it has value and furthermore that they will seek to diminish or destroy what you offer.

      Of course what Jesus was talking about, when He referenced a pearl, is the gospel of salvation. So, while I will not argue with you, I will make a well meaning sugguestion. Go read the bible it might just scare the hell out of you ….. I don’t mean that mockingly, read it and understand ….

  • thekidde

    All of these predictions by people ignorant of all science is foolish claptrap. Do you believe everything 4-year-old says?

    • Well Done

      lol I don’t believe everything science says, because most of what science says is shown to be horse hockey as time goes by. AGW for example.

    • Drakken

      Obviously our not up on current events are you? So how is that liberal everything is relative bubble working out for you?

      • thekidde

        If you mean the crap in the Middle East, it illustrates the paucity of rational thought from religions.

        • defcon 4

          NO, just one religion tool.

  • Well Done

    Sorry, you Islamist nuts, you, but the Mahdi visited me just the other day and told me the enemies of Islam are you freaks. Islamists. Islamists are giving Islam a bad name and will be defeated by the combined forces of Asia, America, and Europe. One could include moderate Moslem countries in that list, but there are none. Check out the antics of far-flung Islamist shiiteholes such as Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines.

  • Jay Vee

    So in a nutshell Allah Baba, Mohomo, 12th Imam, Mahdi and the rest of those fruit cakes are going to meet up on the hill for an ole classic islamic butt plugging in the name of jihad or do they just take turns smoking the Camels hung dong Hookah? What’s the deal here?!

  • Jay Vee

    Sounds like a poorly written script. We all know that’s not how it will go down. 12th imam, Mohammed, Allah gather around a camp fire fingering each other before the big mushroom cloud comes and whisks them away to a place where they expect virgins but end up being a bunch of beheaded spirits who come to avenge their horrific deaths.

  • Fox

    Shiites’ apocalyptic beliefs are only one side of this probable Islamic Armageddon in Syria. On the other side, Salafis fighting in Syria have their own prophesies regarding the End Time wars which are at odds with those of Shiites’.:

    “The official media outlet of al-Nusra Front is named al-Manarah al-Bayda or the White Minaret which has messianic references in Sunni tradition. This white minaret is reported in Islamic hadiths to be located to the East of Damascus which is the modern day capital of Syria.
    According to the Sunni tradition, Jesus will descend on this White Minaret in the Levant – Greater Syria – to fight ad-Dajjal or the Antichrist. It should be noticed that Jesus in Islamic teachings is believed to descend to help establish the universal caliphate of Islam before the end of time. Considering the religious intentions of Salafi-jihadist leaders of Al-Nusra to establish the caliphate in the Levant, such an apocalyptic reference cannot be just a coincidence.”

    “Hundreds of thousands of devout Shias in Iran, Iraq and Lebanon strongly believe that Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei is that Sayyid from Khurasan mentioned in detailed religious prophesies of Shia teachings. Although such superstitious beliefs may seem irrelevant to international politics in the real world, thousands of Shia civilians have already registered their names to be deployed to Syria to fight against the army of as-Sufyani whom they believe to be the Syrian rebels.”

    “Sayyid Ali Khamenei, born in the city of Mashhad in Khorasan Province, may really believe himself to be the legendary Sayyid from Khurasan named in Shia apocalyptic tradition. Considering Iran’s nuclear ambitions, contradicting interpretations of messianic prophesies by Shias and Salafi-jihadists, and an ongoing religious war in Syria, the US should try to prevent such a devastating apocalyptic confrontation between Iranian and Syrian rebels.”

    Read more about an Apocalyptic War in Syria here: http://www.internationalpolicydigest.org/2013/09/01/avoiding-apocalyptic-war-syria/

  • defcon 4

    The only states which have legalized slavery in the 21st century are muslime. Soddy Barbaria still had public slave auctions as late as the 1960′s.

  • George Parker

    Religionists are a dangerous bunch. Constantly arguing who has the best imaginary sky friend. We must strive to educate the world and dispel the archaic belief systems that have plagued our species.

  • TienBing

    “What we say is that based on observed evidence God does not exist.”

    Scientifically a more accurate statement would be: At this time we have no evidence to support the belief in the existence of God.
    Sometimes “scientists” get overly enamored with themselves and the concept of science rather than the science. They forget the transitory nature of facts, and the interpretations of those facts. Fact today, myth tomorrow.

    I’ll stick with unbelieving and leave arrogant assumptions to atheists.
    Peace

  • TienBing

    “What we say is that based on observed evidence God does not exist.”

    Scientifically a more accurate statement would be: At this time we have no evidence to support the belief in the existence of God.
    Sometimes “scientists” get overly enamored with themselves and the concept of science rather than the science. They forget the transitory nature of facts, and the interpretations of those facts. Fact today, myth tomorrow.

    I’ll stick with unbelieving and leave arrogant assumptions to atheists.
    Peace astrophysicist dude

  • You Heard it

    Ironically the Arab, Muslim, populace will probably wipe themselves out before they could ever take over the world…….Stop your senseless killing of eachother before you all become bad history…….