Shayn Roby’s Take: The situation involving conflict between fractured Sunni groups and then between the Sunni and Sh’ia has become increasingly volatile and complex, as the Middle East is a powder keg primed to explode.
Shayn Roby’s Take: Such a move would line up with the mindset of liberals who are more interested in words being technically correct than they are about their decisions being morally, ethically, and strategically sound.
Shayn Roby’s Take: ISIS is a clear attempt to form a Caliphate. The Syrians and Iranians want a Caliphate as well, except it would be one of the Shi’a persuasion. Both Shi’a and Sunni long for a Caliphate and the return of the Twelfth Imam, and are committed to destroying the nation of Israel.
(H/T: Roby’s Right Corner)
Why Al-Qaeda Just Won’t Die
By Sebastian Gorka:
Why Al-Qaeda Just Won’t Die
The story starts with the Caliphate, which—contrary to popular conception—is not some abstract idea invented by a small group of extremists. The theocratic empire of Islam, the polity that integrated faith and politics and which was founded by Mohammed, existed for over a thousand years. True, its center moved over time, from Mecca to Damascus, then to Baghdad and finally to Istanbul, but it was a real living thing which still existed at the beginning of the 20th century. By then, it was under Turkish control and most people called it the Ottoman Empire. Yet this was the Caliphate, and there was even a Caliph, or emperor of Islam.
Unfortunately for the Ottomans, after World War I broke out they decided to side with the Austro-Hungarian Empire and Germany. As a result, by 1918 they were on the losing…
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Shayn Roby’s Take: Indeed, reading today’s newspaper in the Middle East is almost like reading a play by play in the books of prophecy in God’s Holy Word. In Isaiah 17, the first verse, God’s Holy Word tells us: “See, Damascus will no longer be a city but will become a heap of ruins.” Modern day Syria looks as though it may be in trouble as ISIS looks to overtake the Assad regime. There is no way of knowing if this is the conflict that was prophesied in the downfall of Damascus, but circumstances such as they are around the Middle East at least suggest that an end times scenario might indeed be just around the corner.
“Does it shock anyone that world events are now aligning more and more with the state of affairs that the ancient Hebrew prophets spoke of just prior to the return of Jesus? In pondering all of these things, we must all tremble.” Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch …
Revelation 16:15, “Behold, I am coming as a thief. Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked and they see his shame.”
By Joel Richardson, WND – “As the focus of the world is now fixed on the Gaza Strip, students of the Bible would do well to stop to consider what the ancient Hebrew prophets had to say about the future of this little piece of land. Let’s consider a few passages. First, according to the Scriptures, the return of Jesus and the subsequent judgment will largely revolve around what…
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Shayn Roby’s Take: ISIS, an offshoot of Al Qaeda that is making a serious threat to control a large portion of the Middle East and establishing an Islamic Caliphate.