Today President Erdogan of Turkey gave a speech that no one in the English media is reporting. The Anadolu Agency, which is like the ‘Reuters’ of Turkey, reported on it and several Arabic sources have now picked up on it. And the speech he gave included a few lines where he talked about invading Jerusalem.
Walid Shoebat helps us out with the translation:
“Unfortunately we the Muslims lost our aim to head towards Jerusalem. The water of our eyes froze making us blind, and our hearts that was destined to beat for Jerusalem is now instead conditioned for rivalry being in a state of war with each other.”
Walid points out that Erdogan is calling on all Turks to refocus on the Ottoman goal of re-conquering Jerusalem for Islam. Even more so, Erdogan also wants to reunite the Muslim world, Shiites and Sunnis, for that same goal.
Right now the Middle East is in chaos, from Saudi Arabia’s war with Iran in Yemen to the civil war in Syria that just won’t end, to the chaos in Libya where multiple terrorist groups are vying for control of Libya. Erdogan sees all this and believes this state of war has clouded the vision of Muslims from their true aspiration of marching on Jerusalem.
If you remember, when Erdogan went to Turkey, he and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani made an alliance of sorts to work together to reunite the Muslim world and ‘end the bloodshed‘:
“I don’t look at the sect. It does not concern me whether those killed are Shiite or Sunni, what concerns me is Muslims,” Erdoğan said during his one-day visit to the neighboring country, adding that Iran and Turkey should mediate between the battling parties and hope to obtain a result.
“We have to put an end to this bloodshed, this death,” said the president.
Erdogan continued in his speech:
Turkish president called on citizens to “raise their hands in supplication for this blessed night towards Allah to restore the Al-Aqsa Mosque [Jerusalem] to be re-owned by Muslims, and to remove the mist from their eyes, to see Jerusalem in their hands at every moment and at every opportunity”.
Is there any doubt about his intentions here? Even his own Prime Minister Davutoglu said something similar a few weeks ago in an election fight with a member of another party who suggested that Taqsim Square in Istanbul is to Turkish workers what Jerusalem is to the Jews. Davutoglu didn’t like that very much, responding:
“Jerusalem belongs to the Muslims, not to the Jews… Jerusalem our home and our Jerusalem”
If you’ve been watching the Muslim world in the last decade or more, you’ve heard Muslims chant about marching on Jerusalem and even the top Muslim Brotherhood official from Egypt called for everyone to unite around one man in order to invade Jerusalem:
Egypt’s foremost Muslim Brotherhood official called on the Arab world Thursday to replace negotiations with Israel with “holy Jihad,” claiming that if Jews are allowed to pray on the Temple Mount they will destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque and supplant it with the third temple.
Mohammed Badie, Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, declared in a public message published by Egyptian daily Al-Ahram that “the Zionists only understand force,” and that Arabs cannot hope to achieve justice from the Jews “through the corridors of the United Nations or through negotiations.” …
“The time has come for the Islamic nation to unite around one man for the sake of Jerusalem and Palestine,” Badie said. “The Jews have dominated the land, spread corruption on earth, spilled the blood of believers and in their actions profaned holy places, including their own.”
“Zionists only understand the language of force and will not relent without duress,” Badie continued. “This will only happen through holy Jihad, high sacrifices and all forms of resistance. The day they realize we will march this path and raise the banner of Jihad for the sake of God, is the day they will relent and stop their tyranny.”
This ‘holy Jihad’ on Jerusalem is the spirit of the Antichrist and we know from the Bible (Ezekiel 38) that both Sunni and Shiite Muslim countries will unite to invade Jerusalem, with Turkey as their leader. The fact that we are now hearing these same rumblings from the president and prime minister of Turkey is very significant.
They have one more election to win in Turkey and if the AK Party gains enough seats in the Turkish Parliament next month, they will rewrite the Turkish constitution and put in a new presidential system that will leave Erdogan as the supreme leader (caliph) of this New Turkey.
As I wrote before, the fourth kingdom of Daniel 2 is reviving and is nearly upon Jerusalem.
For more on Erdogan’s speech, check out Walid Shoebat’s article here.