The Caliphate Rises

The jihadists of the Islamic State of Iraq and al Sham (ISIS) continue to consolidate their grip on Sunni Iraq. They control most major cities, they took over the border crossings with Jordan this week, and now they’re re-opening banks and government offices and establishing political control.

Welcome to the new Middle East caliphate, a state whose leader is considered the religious and political successor to the prophet Mohammed and is thus sovereign over all Muslims. The last time a caliphate was based in Baghdad was 1258, the year it was conquered by the ravaging Mongols. Now the jihadists aim to do the ravaging, and it isn’t clear that the Obama Administration has a plan to depose them.

Full article here at Wall Street Journal

Little by little, groups will pledge allegiance to the Caliphate/Caliph. This is called making bay’ah. I wrote about this 5 years ago in God’s War on Terror. I also pointed out there that according to the Islamic shariah, failure to make the bay’ah pledge once the Caliphate is officially established is beheading. What will happen after various groups from Kenya to Nigeria, from Yemen to Afghanistan all pledge allegiance to the new Caliphate? I’m sure we will begin seeing videos of folks even in the US making the pledge.

Meanwhile, if you’d like to be reminded of how this idea was mocked by those who tried to shame America with claims of fear mongering, this article, originally featured in the Toronto Star on December 15, 2005 is a good flash back: Muslim Conspiracy to Rule World Just Nonsense

  • Robert Macniel
    Posted at 14:04h, 29 June

    Do they need to put on a headband or armband after making their pledge Joel? As in are there any signs already of the mark of the beast?

    And also concerning the mark of the beast what do you make of the prayer bump many devout muslims grow on their forehead? Do you know of any islamic ritual that might perhaps cause a similar mark on ones right hand?
    It’s a long shot perhaps but I was quite intrigued by the fact that by becoming a devout muslim who prays a lot, causes you to have a mark in your forehead. And the antichrist will of course make adherence to the rule to pray 5 times a day mandatory, which might cause “all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads”. What are your thoughts on that Joel?

  • Davy
    Posted at 16:26h, 29 June
  • Strings
    Posted at 21:07h, 29 June

    Hi Joel,

    You can really see how this will shape up as more and more will start pledging allegiance to the new Caliph and Islamic State.

    As you mention, it will be Obligatory on ALL Muslims to give bay’ah to the Caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, so you can see this really growing, possibly starting with objections on if this caliphate is valid and then ending up with countries pledging allegiance and you will see states within states in countries with large populations of Muslims.

    Any Muslim who does not pledge allegiance (bay’ah) once caliph is declared, will be fought….

    Perilous times indeed.

  • mary vanderkooi
    Posted at 21:15h, 29 June

    Today, near Wheaton Illinois, I saw a pick-up truck with two large flags in back of it. One was the Stars and Stripes. The other was the black flag of ISIS.

  • David W. Lincoln
    Posted at 22:26h, 29 June

    Something tells me that the Caliph would like to have under his control, the nukes that Pakistan has.

    I get the impression that folk in Pakistan are nervous, given their country is the stitching of part of the region of Punjab, part of Afghanistan, and part of Kashmir.

  • Linda W
    Posted at 05:48h, 30 June

    Joel, I was expecting that Turkey would establish the Caliphate from reading, God’s War On Terror, you co-wrote with Walid. Maybe I misunderstood. Since Turkey is where the seat of satan is located how does this work? Another question if you don’t mind. Is Turkey Ionia Greece of old? Are they the same country or two different countries? Sorry, but I seem to be confused. Thank you Linda

  • John Preacher
    Posted at 22:13h, 30 June

    Joel you are invited to be an Admin on Armageddon News on Facebook where we are watching all this very closely.

  • Joel
    Posted at 22:35h, 30 June

    I do not do Facebook. I do appreciate it though. Blessings.

  • Christopher Mantei
    Posted at 22:41h, 30 June

    Linda, see Dan 7, 8 and 11. It does not pass to Turkey until after Iraq and then Iran have it.

  • Doug Hanley
    Posted at 22:55h, 30 June

    John Preacher But you could put Joel’s twitter feed on your page. @Joel7Richardson
    He posts good links to resources.

  • Jose Martinez
    Posted at 14:56h, 01 July

    As prophecied in the Bible and in the book from the 70’s “Islam: The Harlot of Revelation”, the Islamic beast is rising while deceived Christians still wait for the Pope to order a national Sunday law and start beheading Christians, good grief!

    Soon this new Caliphate will grow and people will be amazed at how such bunch of rag heads could accomplish such endeavor! They will use gokf coins for their economy, gold from Iran since Iran now only accepts gold for oil, no longer American dollars. Soon to edict an anti-blasfemy law as part of Shariah law. I also believe they will attempt to move the black stone from Mecca into Iraq and eventually into Jerusalem. They will also use the largest American embassy in Iraq as their head quarters.

  • Kaye Stevens
    Posted at 23:53h, 01 July

    I just discovered you this week and am in the middle of The Islamic AntiChrist. It appears that you are a believer in the post-trib rapture/resurrection from your comments here. Can you explain your views on rapture and resurrection for me? I’m a pre-wrath believer myself, but I like to hear other views. Thanks

  • Joel
    Posted at 00:55h, 02 July

    I hold to pre-wrath but am undecided on some finer details.

  • Linda W
    Posted at 16:19h, 02 July

    Thank you Christopher, I will read those chapters again and broaden my scope. If you don’t mind would you answer my second question on Greece/Ionia of old being Turkey or a completely separate country. Again, thank you, Linda

  • Jose Martinez
    Posted at 05:22h, 09 August

    Alliance? After the leader proves his divinity by going to war!

    Also, the Black stone will not be moved from Mecca but nuked by Iran!

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