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Turkey is the only potential caliphate I am concerned about.

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Submitted by Michael S. (United States), Sep 4, 2014 at 13:24

Turkey: Faruk Köse, a columnist for the pro-AKP newspaper Akit, wrote yesterday that the newly-appointed prime minister of Turkey, Ahmet Davutoğlu, "should take concrete rebellious actions against the international system that is not producing happiness and security for Muslims. A Turkey under Davutoğlu should immediately end the treason of 1924 and take its historic responsibility by reviving the caliphate." (August 27, 2014)

A potential Turkish Caliphate is the only one I take seriously, because it is prophesied in Ezekiel 38-39. The net effect of the other proposed and current caliphates, emirates, etc. will no doubt be the destruction of national and ethnic borders, since this is what happened in the Islamic World during the Middle Ages. It was that very disappearance of meaningful nation-states, in fact, that led to the emergence of the Ottoman Empire in the first place.

Hitting this from a news angle, rather than a prophetic one, we can be fairly certain that Iraq and Syria will not be viable states for the forseeable future -- ESPECIALLY with the US-led meddling in the area currently in progress. Ultimately, the only reasonable expectation for those countries is their being occupied by neighboring countries willing to stay the course (which the US and allies are definitely NOT willing to do). That means Iraq, Syria and Lebanon will be divided between Iran, Turkey and Israel.

From either angle, the ultimate outcome will be the Turko-Iranian attack on Israel which is prophesied in Ezekiel. Prognosis? An overwhelming Israeli victory, as prophesied. As a side note, Sudan and Libya are prophesied to join in the fray; but not Iraq, Syria and Egypt. When the dust has settled in the latter countries, perhaps we will see the period of peace prophesied in Isaiah 19.


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1first nation-state to recognize caliphate will be ... [169 words]Patrick ConstantineSep 4, 2014 18:44217605
Turkey is the only potential caliphate I am concerned about. [291 words]Michael S.Sep 4, 2014 13:24217598
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stevenAug 29, 2014 08:02217488
Ironically Islamic world is too disorganized to have proxies. [131 words]PrashantSep 2, 2014 12:35217488
It will last about as long as the Khmer Rouge [17 words]Empress TrudyAug 26, 2014 09:26217428
2What does "Caliphate" Mean for ISIS? [267 words]AlexAug 25, 2014 20:19217414
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PJAug 25, 2014 05:07217398
Khalifatu Allah or Khalifat Rasul Allah [188 words]dhimmi no moreAug 26, 2014 07:12217398
3Wake up [not so] free world [48 words]NuritGAug 25, 2014 01:07217394
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2A Rationale for Ideological Passivity? [270 words]Ron ThompsonAug 24, 2014 20:54217384
The old /new Caliphate [35 words]JanaAug 24, 2014 18:36217378
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2Lessons learned [52 words]David W. LincolnAug 24, 2014 16:55217372
Anagram [5 words]Luke WarmAug 24, 2014 16:13217371
4Caliphates will trigger the Crusades which in turn become WW3 [100 words]Michael Hanni MorcosAug 24, 2014 15:36217368
2Excellent [30 words]cmtljnpkisvji1683Aug 24, 2014 15:00217367

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