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How the "Islamic Antichrist" reflects our era's anxieties

(RNS) Every age needs an Antichrist.

Protestant Reformers picked the papacy as their embodiment of evil. American colonists chose King George III and some Cold War Christians suspected the Soviet Union was satanically led.

Antichrist with the devil, from the Deeds of the Antichrist circa 1501.  RNS photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain (

Antichrist with the devil, from the Deeds of the Antichrist circa 1501. RNS photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain

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Now, amid threats of Islamic terrorism, a nuclear-armed Iran and tumult across the Middle East, a growing group of American evangelicals say the Antichrist will be Muslim.

“I understand that I’m going to be viewed as a fringe, apocalyptic Christian,” said Joel Richardson, author of several books predicting an Islamic Antichrist. “But I fully own the idea that the Antichrist will be a Muslim and will come out of the Muslim world.”

These days, even the fringe has a faithful following. On websites, television programs, conferences and books, conservative Christians like Richardson warn that a Muslim Antichrist will raise an army to attack Israel, in fulfillment of the biblical prophets and the Book of Revelation.

From there, they say, it’s a short road to Armageddon.

“Today, we’re seeing the beginning signs of that exact prophecy coming to pass,” warns Richardson.

Scholars say the arrival of Islamic Antichrist prophecies was, well, predictable.

“I think the shift to Islam was just waiting to happen,” said Glenn Shuck, an assistant professor of religion at Williams College who has studied evangelicals’ views on the apocalypse.

A certain kind of Christian, sometimes dubbed “armchair apocalyptists” or “newspaper exegetes,” seems especially inclined to cast their foes as agents of the Archenemy. The Antichrist they identify, scholars say, often reflects the era's deepest anxieties.

For many modern Christian apocalyptists, fears of big government are embodied by an Antichrist imagined to unite nation-states in a totalitarian One World Order.

Since 9/11, though, Islamist terrorism has crept from the front pages into apocalyptic thrillers like the “Left Behind” series and nonfiction books such as Richardson’s “Mideast Beast” and “Islamic Antichrist.”

Richardson, a 40-year-old decorative painter from Missouri who jokingly refers to his writings as “an expensive hobby,” presents his prophecies as straightforward interpretations of the Bible, including the Book of Revelation.

Revelation, which never actually uses the word “Antichrist,” is one of the first Christian texts to cast rivals as Satan's spawn. Many scholars say phrases like “whore of Babylon” and “666” are coded references to the Emperor Nero, who persecuted Christians.

For many early Christians, however, the Antichrist was not a particular person. It was spiritual figure who lurked in the hearts of all believers, luring them toward sin and heresy, said Shuck.

By the 12th century, the Antichrist - often seen as a human inhabited by Satan - had become a tool for identifying an enemy, fomenting fear and assembling an army.

“The Antichrist moves a long way from Augustine’s view of something that we all face inside us,” Shuck said, “to being very much an external battle with concrete figures.”

Popes used the Antichrist to rally Crusaders. Reformers used the Antichrist to battle popes. Northerners saw the Antichrist in the slave-holding South, and Southerners saw the same specter in the abolitionists.

In the modern era, Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, U.S. presidents, former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, England’s Prince Charles, and even megachurch pastor Rick Warren have all made the Antichrist list.

Apocalyptic Christianity always needs an enemy, scholars say, and the Antichrist is nothing if not adaptable.

“The Antichrist idea is very responsive to changes in current events,” said Robert Fuller, a professor of religious studies at Bradley University in Peoria, Ill. “It’s a symbol for what is most unsettling or troubling.”

Antichrist prophecies raise fears by warning of an imminent battle between good and evil, Fuller said, and settle those fears by assuring Christians that the “good guys” will win in the end.


If bad theology, the Antichrist often makes for good reading, as attested by the more than 60 million copies of "Left Behind" books sold.

Prophecy may not be the best career option, however. Jerry Falwell's Liberty University closed its Tim LaHaye School of Prophecy just one year after it opened in 2002.

"It never did attract hardly any students, so we shut it down," said Ronald Godwin, Liberty's provost. "The students were looking for a major that would land them a career."

Prophecy might not be the safest profession, either.

A press release for one of Richardson’s books begins by noting a threat on the author’s life, and acknowledges that fears of Islamic terrorism have fueled interest in the idea of a Muslim Antichrist.

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“I understand that I’m going to be viewed as a fringe, apocalyptic Christian,” said Joel Richardson, author of several books predicting an Islamic Antichrist. RNS photo courtesy Joel Richardson..

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Not all apocalyptic Christians agree with Richardson, however.

Richardson’s own press release asserts that Hal Lindsay, perhaps the most famous modern-day doomsayer, is one his staunchest critics.

Tim LaHaye, co-author of the bestselling series “Left Behind” and one of conservative Christianity’s most respected apocalyptists, doesn’t buy Richardson’s theories, either.

“His book is interesting and informative,” LaHaye said in a recent interview, “but his argument on the Antichrist is ridiculous.” LaHaye and his ilk say the Antichrist must come from Roman stock, and point to modern-day Romania as his likely birthplace.

Muslim leaders and progressive groups are even more critical of Richardson.

Eric Boehlert, a senior fellow at the group Media Matters, said Richardson popped onto his radar after a 2011 appearance on Glenn Beck’s now-defunct Fox News show.

“If Richardson was saying these things about Christianity or Judaism he wouldn’t be able to get a pamphlet published,” Boehlert said, “but unfortunately, there’s a market in right-wing America that’s decided Islam is pure evil.”

Ibrahim Hooper, a spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said calling Islam or any other religion evil often leads to violence. Earlier this month, for example, a Muslim family in Oklahoma reported that their home had been attacked by a sniper after an individual asked about their religion, according to CAIR.

“There’s a question we should ask of all hatemongers who attack Islam,” Hooper said. “What is your end game here?”



  1. If ANY of these so called “bible – scholars” actually read the bible whole bible, they would see the 1 John 2:18,22 says that there are “MANY antichrists”, and that “anyone who denies the Father and Son” are antichrists.

    Its not ONE individual who rules anybody. False christianity abounds with its lies!

  2. To be fair – though Revelation never mentions “anti-Christ” and John elsewhere discussed them in the plural, Paul does tell the Thessalonian Church about a “man of lawlessness” who will be revealed before Jesus comes back. The exact nature of the “end times” as presented by the New Testament has always been less than clear and from the first has been a fertile hotbed of dissention and breathless prophecy. (By the way, most scholars accept a 95AD date for Revelation which means 666 can not refer to Nero. The oldest consensus is that it refers to Latienos, the father of the Latins according to Irenaeus @175AD – and hence the belief that the man of lawlessness or anti-Christ would be a Roman, or Catholic, or Pope, or an undocumented immigrant from Guatemala, and so on.)

  3. As a Bible student and teacher I have to confess a bit of disatisfaction with scholars such as Pagels. For the past 200 years the high profile Bible scholarship has tended to ignore the prior 1700 years of such scholarship and recast much of what was formerly settled and known as being doubted and unclear. Though these folks have the ear of Time magazine, the NY Times and the History channel, they hardly represent the “mainstream” of what is actually being taught in the seminaries and Bible colleges, nor despite their love of the Gnostic texts, do they pay much attention to recent discoveries that shore up the traditional views of the Orthodox Scriptures. (For instance a discovery just last year of a fragment of Mark that dated to the 90’s along with a fragment of a sermon quoting Hebrews from the same period thereby proving that both of these parts of the Bible were indeed first century documents.) An excellent and more truly “main stream” work on the topic is “Revelation – Four Views” by Steve Gregg. I have used this as a text in my classes on Revelation due to its wide ranging scholarship and balanced approach. He does an excellent job of presenting the four historical and conflicting views of the “end times” without putting his thumb on the scale. (In fact he does such a good job I seem to shift a bit one way or another in my own opinions every time I teach from his text.)

  4. Of course the Muslims will win. People are sheep who want to be told what to do. The Muslims tell their followers exactly what they must and must not do to appeal to Allah’s mercy. Christians on the other hand can now do what ever they want as long as they become saved, baptized, and go to church regularly. How ironic the easier Christian path is becoming the road less traveled.

  5. Yes indeed, “Every age needs an antichrist.” The is recaptulated from era to era. As I see it, the antichrist (like most eschatological ideas) is a mythological symbol that shouldn’t be interpreted literally. The antichrist functions as the historical embodiment of a group’s paranoia, especially when a religious feels threatened or is going through persecution. If these apocalyptic symbols are not de-literalized by reasonable people, all “hell” breaks loose…and there’s another mythological idea: Hell!

  6. I’ve heard it said that since Satan doesn’t know when the end times will occur, every generation he raises up a candidate for the antichrist, which might explain how so many individuals have been seen in that role over the years. As for an Islamic antichrist, I’ve heard that for many years the church thought Mohammed was the antichrist. I think we all need to keep an open mind regarding the “end of days” and be respectful of people’s differences in this difficult area of biblical interpretation.

  7. Ibrahim Cooper has the gall to say: “There’s a question we should ask of all hatemongers who attack Islam,” Hooper said. “What is your end game here?” When he is the head of one of the Muslim Brotherhood fronts in the US, CAIR, which was convicted in the biggest court trial on funding of terrorism (upheld on appeal). And in a secret document captured by the FBI the goal of his parent organization, the MB, is to ‘destroy western civilization’ and force us all to live under Islam’s barbaric Sharia Law. They’ve managed to almost silence all criticism of this cult of death.

    He, and Muslims in general, are very disingenuous too, as they so often say ‘but we believe in Jesus too!’. Totally false. The Qur’an and Mohammed blaspheme Jesus Christ of the Gospels and Mohammed (who knew little about Jesus) described him as a ‘prophet’ who said he was not the Son of God, and who was not crucified or resurrected, told his followers that he was a Muslim and had come to prepare the way for a greater prophet than himself – you guessed it, Mohammed.

    Islam and its deity Allah (who is NOT the god of the Bible by any stretch of the imagination) preach hate and violence against all non-Muslims. How can this hypocrite Cooper play the victim when Christians are being ethnically cleansed all over the Muslim occupied lands right now – lands that were once mostly Christian until the brutal Muslim conquest. No Muslim ruled land has freedom of speech, religion, conscience press – All forbids them all.What hypocrisy, but you who know nothing of Islam fall for it every time.

    I’ve studied islam now for over 4 years, read the Qur’an, hadith and sira etc. There are 109 verses of hate toward Jews, Christians & ‘pagans’ in the Qur’an alone. Allah specifically commands Muslims: ““. . . slay the idolaters[all non-Muslims] wherever you find them, and take them captives (sic) and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush. . .” Qur’an 9:5 THE VERSE OF THE SWORD ABROGATES SOME 113 EARLIER less hateful VERSES.

    Here are just a couple more. See who is the real inciter of hatred and violence:

    “Your Lord inspired the angels with the message: ‘I will terrorize the
    unbelievers. Therefore smite them on their necks and every joint and
    incapacitate them. Strike off their heads and cut off each of their fingers
    and toes.” Qur’an 8.12 Talk about incitement to hate and violence!

    Quran (8:39) – “And fight with them until there is no more fitna (disorder, unbelief) and religion should be only for Allah”

    Most Christians and Jews ‘are evil-livers’ Qur’an 5:59

    Non-Muslims are “the most vile of created beings.” Qur’an 98:6

    “…for the Prophet said, “If somebody (a Muslim) discards his religion, kill him.” Bukhari 4:52:260

    “Fight everyone in the way of Allah and kill those who disbelieve in Allah.” Mohammed, Ibn Ishaq 992

    “He (Allah) does not love the unbelievers [non-Muslim].” Qur’an 30:45 Even their deity hates non-Muslims so why should Muslims be any different?

    “O ye who believe! Take not the Jews and the Christians for friends.” Qur’an 5:51

    And there’s so much more. Read the Qur’an and hadith. They’re online and know the truth about this most hateful of ideologies. Mohammed himself fits the description of the great anti-Christ and no one has done more to persecute Christians and lead people away from the teachings of Jesus, to deny his divinity or to blaspheme his good name. (BTW I’m not a Christian)

  8. Jayson.B. Firstly I must congratulate you for knowing lot about Islam. It is so unfortunate that the vast majority of the non muslims be they in America,Canada,Europe ,UK and , Australia have no clue how evil Islam is. As You say”.. muslims in general are very disingenuous too, as they so often say’ but we believe in Jesus too’ ‘ Totally false ” Muslims lie to promote their religion and go to any extent, it is called ”Al-taqiyya” Please you can Google it or go to wikipedia and do a search there to learn more.
    From Quran Sura 9:111″ Allah has purchased from the faithful their lives and worldly goods and in return has promised them paradise. They will fight for the cause of Allah, they will Kill and be Killed ” And that is exactly what muslims have been doing for the times of Mo-ham-mad and please don’t expect them to stop now.
    I only wish the non muslims [Christians] to just read Quran, Hidait and Sira to know the truth about the EVILS of Islam. I will challenge any one out there that if we the Infidels/Kafurs don’t wake up , we will end up like the Byzantine , Persian, Egyptian Empires. Once Afghanistan had predominantly Buddhist and Hindu population, to-day there is predominantly more Buddhists or Hindus. Time will only tell about America.

  9. Sura 5:51 ” O’Believers take neither Jews nor Christians for your friends and protectors,for they are friends and protectors of one another. Whoever of you seeks their friendship and supports them shall become one of their numbers, Allah does not guide the wrongdoers” Quran is full of hate towards Jews and Christians. People believe that the conflict between Israel and Arabs only started at the creation of the Stare of Israel in 1948, False, it goes back to the times of muslims so called profit mo-ham-mad.1434 years .See how Christians are treated in muslim countries

  10. CAIR has been proven to be run by known terrorists or associates of known terrorists, see the anti-CAIR website for confirmation. I would not give anything that Hooper said any consideration.

    As for calling Islam evil; perhaps it is, perhaps it isn’t. But Mohammed was an untrustworthy, hedonistic, necrophiliac paedophile. He stole large chunks of Judaism and Christianity and twisted it to make them look bad. Mohammed then added chunks on abusing women (obviously had a low opinion of them) and just as obviously hated children. Mohammed seemed to hate everyone else too, especially those from whom he stole chunks of religion. Perhaps he was scared that the appalling and perverted behaviour he displayed did not sit well with those of a proper religion.

    His followers continued with these abysmal abuses, attacking other tribes and forcibly converting them or killing them. If one Muslim wanted to leave, he was killed (that is how Islam still exists), the little girls are forcibly married to old men or, sometimes, forced into prostitution. Many Muslims now use acid on their children, apostates or anyone they dislike.

    I have only read bits of the various writings of Islam but they make me physically sick that anyone could write them or, even worse, practice them.

    As I said earlier, as for calling Islam evil; perhaps it is, perhaps it isn’t, but it does do a very good impersonation of being evil, as is the way that the followers behave.

  11. Sura 2:193 ” Fight against them [Infidels/kafurs] until idolatry is no more and Allah’s religion reigns supreme ” We the infidels MUST learn more about the EVILS of Islam if we are to survive or else we are doomed.
    To see what Muslims are up-to through out the world see
    I think there are Christians who believe that all religions are same. Wrong, no religion are same,especially when comparing Islam. WAKE UP before its too late.

  12. Mr. Burke cogently critiques one major strand of Evangelical Protestant eschatology, and gives the mainstream Sunni apologist view thereof. BUT this take totally fails to note the historical irruptions of self-styled Mahdis in Islamic history have generated many, and massive jihads (and the argument within the Islamic world over whether any such is the “Mahdi” or the “Dajjal,” the Islamic “deceiver”–tantamount to the antichrist in Islam).

  13. what should be noted is that revelation does say even the elect will be led astray, and when your prominent leaders are promoting “chrislam” and celebrating supposedly shared beliefs with a disgusting anti-woman, abusive, and oppressive ideology that condones everything from marrying pre-pubescent girls to having sex with your recently deceased wife, AND that blasphemes your deity, can you see how it might look like certain christian leaders have blinders on about this? i fail to see how anyone could possibly be farther astray than embracing as equivalent a so-called “faith” that calls YOUR deity a liar.

    make no mistake. you can sit and sing kumbaya with them, but you’ll be the first ones beheaded when they get around to it. they lie to you in english and tell you what you want to hear, and in arabic they plot your demise.

  14. Regardless of what or who anyone pegs as the anti-Christ in any given era, the bottom line is: Islam IS de facto evil.

    Bravo to all of you who have pegged Islam for being just that and enumerated SOME of the verses of the Qur’an that attest to the hatred of the Kuffar, roughly the Islamic equivalent of the “N” word for non-Muslims.

    Muhammad said, “War is deceit” and Islam’s followers, especially Douggie Hooper of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Council on American-Islamic Relations, is an expert at dissembling and pretending to play victim, like a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

    CAIR’s Hooper demonstrates his deftness for disingenuousness when he says, “calling Islam or any other religion evil often leads to violence. Earlier this month, for example, a Muslim family in Oklahoma reported that their home had been attacked by a sniper after an individual asked about their religion, according to CAIR.”

    In fact, Islam points to virtually EVERY religion outside of Islam as evil and attacks them as such.

    In the real world, not Hooper’s example where he had to search hard to find an incident against Muslims by Christians, what is actually happening in most places on the globe, EVERYWHERE Islam exists alongside another religion or another ISLAMIC SECT, there is strife, violence, death, heinous torture, barbarity collapse of the host culture by Islam.

    A number of posters here have already given verses from the Qur’an which mandates that Muslims KILL people who don’t follow their ways. There is absolutely no religion anywhere that is as violent and destructive as Islam. Yet Muslims love to play the victim. And it looks like Daniel Burke drank the Kool-aid

    All over the Middle East, especially in Syria, Iraq, and Egypt, as well in a number of African countries Christians — whose communities predated Islam by hundreds of years — are under attack by Muslims and are disappearing. Churches are being bombed and burned by Muslims. Christian congregants are beheaded, shot, blown to bits, have their limbs cut off by Muslims.

    Islam is terror. Islam is terror for Buddhists. Islam is terror for Hindus. Islam is terror for Jews. Islam is terror for Christians. Islam is terror for those of different sects.

    Daniel Burke, you ought to be ashamed. Do your homework, which you clearly have not done, except to try to make Christianity look bad — and I am not a Christian either.

  15. Let’s just look at one day of the Religion of Peace and see just how peaceful they are:

    2013.02.08 (Nad Ali, Afghanistan) – Two women are among six member of a family torn to shreds by an Islamic bomb.
    2013.02.08 (Kalaya, Pakistan) – Muslim fundamentalists bomb marketplace selling videos and CD’s, killing at least sixteen.
    2013.02.08 (Shomali, Iraq) – Fourteen Iraqis at a bus stop are dismantled by Islamic State of Iraq bombers.
    2013.02.08 (Baghdad, Iraq) – Holy Warriors detonate two car bombs at an animal market popular with Shias, slaughtering at least seventeen.
    2013.02.08 (Kano, Nigeria) – Islamists gun down one male and nine female polio vaccination workers in two attacks after clerics accuse the program of being a conspiracy against Muslim children.

    Daniel Burke, it sounds like you need to go to and scroll down the page and take a look at the last month’s statistics. It will nauseate you, and it’s that way day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year.

    Please, do your homework, for everyone’s benefit, and especially, the truth.

  16. Sorry but speculation by on the identity of the antichrist is a waste of time
    2 Thessalonians 2
    However a better question might be– Do conditions ripe for the antichrist appear to be unfolding ?

    Boehlert said, “but unfortunately, there’s a market in right-wing America that’s decided Islam is pure evil.”—-which of course it is

    “Ibrahim Hooper, a spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said calling Islam or any other religion evil often leads to violence -notice how he tries to excuse Islam by attempting to associate its violent reaction to even the merest slight as similar to the way other religions respond- like their many claims of anti Islam behaviour-…..-Lies,islam is based on lies and violence

    in Islam you have a messenger from Alla who reveals Alla’s revelations and the quran tells us that he is the finest example for mankind to emulate if they ever want to get to paradise
    This epitomy of good behaviour taught his followers that lying to achieve ones goals or breaking ones sworn oath was perfectly acceptable never mind the murder,rape,torture etc.carried out-all at his instigation

    Cair’s representatives simply follow his guidance
    violence is in short “moderate islam” and only the deluded think otherwise

  17. The name Irenaeus discusses, among others, is Lateinos and he actually favors another, Teitan. See
    As for the great enemy as the personified ‘evil Islam,’ that idea is quite certainly ‘bad theology’ as long as Christians don’t feel tempted to convert: as 2 Thess 9-12 clearly states, God himself allows the Antichrist to do as he likes, in order to ‘seperate the wheat [of the faithful] from the chaff [of the ‘lukewarm’].’
    If looking at the broader context of the passage there can be no doubt (and, as far as I’m aware never has been any in the history of Christian reflection on the motif) that Paul in fact tried to warn his fellow Christians (of Thessalonica) not to fall for the deception of “Christ’s alter ego” (Bernard McGinn). If all the ‘faithful’ ‘recognize’ Islam as ‘evil,’ – and there appears to be little disagreement on this – how could that (quite successful) deceiver possibly be a Muslim?

  18. There are extremists in EVERY religion. The headlines of Muslims killing others are examples of that religious extremism which exists amongst Islam. It is most unfortunate that they are interpreting the Qu’ran in such a violent and literal way instead of realizing it is a product of its time, (just as is the old and new testaments are,) and are not adapting it to our current time and circumstances.

  19. Jessica, there is no other way to interpret Islam but to hate and do violence to non-Muslims. Anyone who knows anything about Islam knows that the Qur’an is not written in chronological order (surahs 5 & 9 were the last written) and much of it was lost in the Riddah Wars after Mohammed’s death when Muslims slaughtered each other in power bids (Allah didn’t seem to have seen this coming) and because of all those forced to convert who now thought they could renounce Islam, but were forced, again by the sword, to stay in this religion of peace and tolerance.

    It is very difficult for westerners to understand that Islam teaches the exact opposite of everything that Jesus taught in the Gospels. All religion does NOT teach turn the other cheek, love your enemies and forgive those who wrong you. Islam is the only religion that does NOT even teach the Golden Rule. Its values are in opposition to everything western values are based on – the Judeo-Christian ethic.

    In Islam it is impossible to reform and renounce the hateful, violent, bigoted teachings because Allah said that every word in the Qur’an (as obviously flawed as it is) was written before the world was created (flat, BTW) and every word is true for all time – NOT just for the 7th century. So to renounce even one word of hate is to commit heresy and apostasy and that commands death in Islam (the only religion that kills those who criticize or leave it, among others).

    So, since Judaism hasn’t practiced the stonings etc of Leviticus (which only applied to Jews anyway) for centuries and is now, overall, one of the most humane and progressive religions in the world, Islam can’t renounce any of the hate and violence without admitting that it is false.

    And any of those earlier Meccan verses Mohammed wrote that were more tolerant were all abrogated/cancelled by the later Medinan verses when Mohammed became a warlord and assembled a large enough band of thugs that he was able to begin terrorizing everyone into converting or fleeing.

    When Muslims disingenuously quote you verses like “there is no compulsion in religion’ etc, they know that is a lie because that, and all the others like it were cancelled later. Allah apparently changes his mind and his doctrines depending on his current mood.

    Please everyone read the Qur’an and the hadith (the sayings and actions of Mohammed that with the Qur’an make up Sharia law – at least read Bukhari, the most revered). They’re all online: (this is the Qur’an with the chapters/surah and verses in the order written, unlike the normal Qur’an)

    Here are accepted translations of the hadith:

  20. Islam itself is the root cause of violence and terrorism today. The Muslims in the West hide the truth about Islam using Taqiyya- the Islamic principle of Lying for Islam (

    “When placed under scrutiny or criminal investigation, (even when there is overwhelming, irrefutable evidence of guilt or complicity), the taqiyya-tactician will quickly attempt to counter the allegation by resorting to the claim that it is, in fact, the accused who are the ‘the victims’. Victims of Islamophobia, racism, religious discrimination and intolerance. Currently, this is the most commonly encountered form of distraction and ‘outwitting”

    “Sheik Hilali and the late Yasser Arafat are both on public record as (a) ‘condemning’ the 9/11 attacks, in ambiguous terms, to the Western media and (b) praising suicide bombings, or “ martyrdom operations”, to their Arabic speaking audiences . Islamic spokesmen will rarely unequivocally condemn a specific act of terrorism and direct questions will be skillfully evaded.:(because Muslims regard Islamic attacks as “jihad”, and not terrorism, their spokesmen can truthfully deny any support for terrorism.)

    Interviewers would be better advised to ask the more precise question “do you believe in jihad against the unbelievers? However, a direct question requiring a simple “YES” or “NO” reply is rarely forthcoming and is usually deflected by responding with a tangentially irrelevant rejoinder or, in an attempt to neutralize the original question, counter-challenging with another question such as “are you in favor of killing children in Iraq?”…..Touché and Checkmate! ”

    Islam is a supremacist ideology of hate similar to supremacist Nazi ideology and should be treated as such in the Western world. Obama is a traitor of American values and major practitioner of taqiyya of Islam (

  21. “There’s a question we should ask of all Islamic hatemongers who attack us ,”

    We need to ask “What is your end game here?”

    There you go. Fixed.

  22. Guys think. I wont say that the dajaal/anti christ.wont come out of the muslim world but think on that one he would not be a muslim. Muslim is one who submits to god. Some are christians and also jews. But if he was to come pretenting to be muslim that would make the muslims the people of god. Because his job would be to fool gods people and if he came as a muslim then would he not try to fool the muslims and not the jews or christians. Allab knows best.

  23. Brother i have to say you are miss informed about islam.

    Islam is a beautiful religion. And kuffar means non believer not non muslim. A kuffar is one who dont beileve in god. Also the quran is the word of god. We know from the bible how god feels about non believers

  24. John, you are making the BIG assumption that Allah is the same God as in the Bible. He is NOT. Allah is the name of A god, not the generic name of ‘god’. The name for ‘god’ in Arabic is ‘ilah’. Allah was the name of the Arab pagan chief deity (out of 360) who had a wife and 3 goddess daughters (of the famed ‘Satanic Verses’) and his name was the 4th name that Mohammed used for his god in his new religion/ideology in the Qur’an. (Mohammed’s father was named ‘Abdullah’ – Slave of Allah – before Mohammed was born).

    Much of what is seen in today’s Islamic rituals comes from the pagan religion – the crescent moon and star (Venus, actually) was the symbol of the god Allah, who was the Moon God and god of war (very appropriate since Mohammed was a warlord and spread this new religion with the sword) and is seen on every mosque today, the ‘star’ was the ancient symbol of his consort. The Hajj, circling the pagan Ka’aba with its pagan black stone, praying toward Mecca, and crying ‘Allahu Akbar’ are all straight out of the Arab pagan religion (which was much more tolerant than Islam ever was).

    It is a mistake to translate Allah as ‘God’ as if that is the same deity as worshiped by Jews or Christians. Not true. AND, though Muslims claim so, Allah is NOT mentioned anywhere in the Bible, but the Great Anti-Christ will come from the East and will lead astray even the very elect.

    The Anti-Christ is one who denies the divinity of Jesus Christ, as he said so himself. Mohammed has done that more successfully than any other in history since the Qur’an clearly states that Jesus was NOT the Son of God, did not die on the cross and was not resurrected – something which is very offensive and blasphemous to Christians, but Muslims don’t care since they have the only truth.

    BTW I don’t believe in any religion. To me they all blaspheme the true Creator and make the Creator so much less and so punishing, all to keep people under control.

  25. Surely you jest!? Haven’t you read the Qur’an? If you think that cruel, spiteful, tantrum-throwing, punishing, hateful, bigoted, unloving, narrow minded deity knows best, you have a very warped sense of what the Greatest Intelligence and Creator of all, the most loving, forgiving, kind and embracing is.

    Allah condoned Mohammed’s (or so he said) taking of captive women as forced ‘wives’ or sex slaves, robbing, torturing and beheading those who were smart enough not to fall for his con job, ‘marrying’ and raping a 6 y/o child, lying, breaking treaties, kidnapping and enslaving women and children while he murdered their men and etc etc etc.

    You should read the Qur’an and Sunnah, as I have. No rational person could read these ungodly tomes and ever say such a silly thing.

  26. Oh really? Then tell us where Jesus ever says anything as ugly about ‘nonbelievers’ in the Gospels. Where does he say he doesn’t love them, as your Allah does ( Qur’an 30:45). Tell us where Jesus said to kill those who don’t follow him as your Allah said:

    “Your Lord inspired the angels with the message: ‘I will terrorize the
    unbelievers. Therefore smite them on their necks and every joint and
    incapacitate them. Strike off their heads and cut off each of their fingers
    and toes.” Qur’an 8.12

    There are 109 verses of hate in the Qur’an alone, and many more in the Sunnah. You really should read your own books and see just what kind of deity you are proclaiming. Allah is NOT a god of love, kindness, healing, forgiveness or hope. He even brags about how he is going to torture those ‘unbelievers’ for all eternity in his hell (odd that Satan doesn’t do that, but your god does – Q4:56.

    Kafir is the ugliest word in Islam, akin to the ‘N’ word in the West and it does apply to all non-Muslims. Your bigoted god makes that clear. He can’t bear anyone who doesn’t grovel on the ground as his ‘slave’. What kind of Creator of all needs to have that kind of ego-stroking? Is he that insecure and immature?

    Mohammed and Allah make clear how non-Muslims are to be treated:

    “Muhammed is the messenger of Allah. And those with him are hard against the disbelievers and merciful among themselves.” Q48:29 Islam is the only religion that does NOT teach the Golden Rule except for fellow Muslims. No non-Muslim can ever be equal to a Muslim, nor can any other religion ever have equal treatment in a Muslim ruled land – Allah forbids it.

    “O ye who believe! Take not the Jews and the Christians for friends.” Qur’an 5:51 Is this from a loving god? Are these people equal to Muslims?And your Qur’an’s saying that Jesus of the Gospels actually said he was a Muslim and came to prepare the way for your debauched, venal, murderous, hateful, sex-obsessed ‘prophet’ Mohammed is sick and offensive.

    “Killing unbelievers (non-Muslims) is a small matter to us.” Mohammed, Tabari 9:69

    “Fight everyone in the way of Allah and kill those who disbelieve in Allah.” Mohammed, Ibn Ishaq 992 Well, that includes everyone on this planet other than Muslims.

    Non-Muslims are “the most vile of created beings.” Qur’an 98:6

    Non-Muslims are “the most vile of created beings.” Qur’an 98:6

    “…for the Prophet said, “If somebody (a Muslim) discards his religion, kill him.” Bukhari 4:52:260 This is the spokesman for your deity? You think this is godly – or more like Satanic. No good god would ever condone such evil. Islam is the only religion that commands death for those who criticize or leave it. What is it afraid of? Truth need never fear criticism because that only will prove it. A leading Saudi Muslim authority recently admitted that these harsh, cruel punishments are what has what has kept Islam surviving and without them Islam would have died out long ago. How true.

    “. . . slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captives and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush. . .” Qur’an 9:5 The Verse of the Sword abrogates 113 earlier less hateful verses. Surahs 5 & 9 were the last 2 written by Mohammed. The Qur’an is not written in chronological order (and much is missing). Your Allah changed his mind often and got more hateful as time went on, yet every word of the Q is supposed to be true for all time since before the world was created. Then why isn’t is consistent in its teachings?

    Read the Qur’an, hadith and sirah and find how ugly they truly are.

  27. @ Jayson B
    Islam induces a form of euphoria due to constant brainwashing as in their many prayers,rituals and head banging
    They imply that they are an abrahamic faith
    —- they are not
    also that they revere Jesus
    — lies–
    They revere iesa born to miriam the sister of moses 1400 years before the Christian Jesus was born.— you see muhammed mucked his plagiarism up in his attempt to win Christians over to his side

    Islam denies Christianity and the trinity. The god of islam is a false god – a figment of muhammeds imagination and the koran has no history,no archeology , no prophecy and makes no sense

    How you ask yourself did it all start

    Muhammed —– “I am a messenger from god”
    Arabs—————“Prove it”
    Muhammed——-“Look I have a book that states I am a messenger”
    Arabs—————“Thats OK then”

    and so began the most violent cult ever to exist in the history of the world
    a cult where it is ok to tell lies,where its ok to beat women up,where its ok to murder apostates,rape and pillage,where its ok to torture to find treasure in fact anything goes if it will advantage islam or muslims
    They tell so many lies they even have them graded for types– in fact the only science they ever developed was the use of the forked tongue.
    Best of all—this is moderate Islam

  28. I often use this quote as it sums up the attitude of Islam towards any and all people regardless of their religion or lack thereof.

    “If non-Muslims submit to conversion or subjugation, this call (da’wah) can be pursued peacefully. If they do not, Muslims are obliged to wage war against them. In Islam, peace requires that non-Muslims submit to the call of Islam, either by converting or by accepting the status of a religious minority (dhimmi) and paying the inmposed tax, jizya. World peace, the final stage of the da’wah is reached only with the conversion or submission of all mankind to Islam.” (Bassam Tibi)

  29. john appears to be on drugs, sad to say.
    his comments about “beautiful islam” are false.
    kuffr IS like the N-word, and lets say he’s right and it means those who “don’t believe in god”, but how does he and the rest of the world’s deluded followers of mohammed define that? because they were screaming the K-word when they came in a mob to beat ahmadiyya MUSLIMS to death for being the wrong sect of islam. this rage and murder is your “beautiful islam” john. and you know it. and it’s on you tube, so we know it, too. at 00:25 you hear the man yell “kaffir” several times. at about 7:00 there’s a glimpse of the fate of the men inside, then at 11:08 see more of their fate and hear the attackers laugh as they take cell phone pictures of them. this mob aren’t terrorists. they are the muslim community.

    the logic that if the anti-christ comes from islam then they must be the people of god is bull. the jews and christians ARE being deceived about the evils of islam. that’s why things like “chrislam” exist. when even in ENGLISH muslim leaders say they’re not a religion of peace but of war, and obama says “the future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of islam” but jews and christians still re-elect his lying a**, trust me, they ARE deceived.

  30. Regardless of one’s belief in who the anti-Christ is or even IF there’s an anti-Christ, it must be recognized by its words and deeds that Islam is an evil force in the world, wherever it is. If it isn’t non-Muslims its deceiving and brutalizing, then it is its own women and children.

    Islam has a constant need for blood, and if it doesn’t have the non-Muslims to draw, then it doubles back and consumes its own.

    Good comments, Jayson, Skai, sootys mum, 100%haram, and others. Sounds like some people are awake.

  31. From the Prophecies from bible & nevi’ium, The False – Mashiha will not be from Islam origin. The history & prophecies are miraculously coincide some where, but authenticity is under debate. How ever, if there a character named, False – Mashiha, arise, most of the Israeli-ties should support him.
    Israel’s excepting mashiha should be
    1) He should be from the branch of David (Jesus did)
    2) He should be born in Jerusalem (Jesus did)
    3) He should be victorious over the enemies & bring all enemies under their Kingdom (Jesus Didn’t ????????)
    So if it was a Musalem, then there is now way that Israel call him as their Meshiha.

    End times:
    1) Israel will be attacked from almost all sides (mainly by major nations).
    2) Even though Israel will won by the leader.
    3) He will then have agreement to build the temple (Where court yard of the 3rd temple never measured- for gentiles)

    There for Islam is just a phenomenon to bring the end, which has to be defeated or cut down by Israel’s G-D, but the claim of victory goes to the LEADER, called then as Messiha.

    Thus equation will be solved!
    Islam is just a bunch of rotten, which has to be cut down by the character called Anti-Christ. For the establishment of prophecies.

  32. “Hilal ben shahar” means Morning star, son of dawn, the Venus star, among Christians, its the name Lucifer, a Latin translation of ‘Hilal’ (The name of Satan in Nevi’im in thanak, Isaiah 14:12).
    ‘Hilal’ in arabic, meaning, crescent moon.
    May be a coincidence. Symbol is common every where, Look at the top of Mosque, Crescent Moon and star. Even “allah” is written or scriptures along with this. Is the name of Lucifer is stamped all over Islam now. Why this happens?
    Even though Musalems never worship Moon, they do all rituals and fasting, celebrations in accordance with the Moon and this Dawn.
    Beware of those and repent!

  33. John, do you know anything of beauty? When something is truly beautiful, everybody recognizes it as so. A flower may be considered more or less beautiful by observers from different cultures, but universally beautiful nonetheless. When the source text of a religion calls for horrific acts to be perpetrated upon non-believers, it is hard to argue that the religion will be considered universally beautiful by all. Therefore, it is not truly beautiful. Love and compassion for all humanity are recognized as universally beautiful. I would encourage you to seek out a faith that promotes these ideas. It is not Islam.

  34. From my point of view, the modern day enemy is *not* going to be the Antichrist since he wouldnt be able to get the world to worship him. For example, in order for Islamic Antichrist to work, the world has to somehow totally forget about Islamic terrorism and end up liking Islam. Or, for england to be the Antichrist during the time of american revolution, Americans had to somehow renounce their revolutionary ideas and fall in love with england they used to hate. I guess that course of events might be possible — for example Americans might feel so badly about the way they mistreated Muslims that they would want to make up for it by worshiping them (I mean, that’s what happened with treatment of blacks). But, if you put it in this light, it would just be one of several far fetched theories as opposed to anything as straightforward as Islam=evil=Antichrist.

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