Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Rush says Obama may be Caliphate building

UPDATE: See new post "What do Muslims believe about the end of the age" FMI on caliphate, Imam, and Islamic end time eschatology.

On September 4, 2010, 6 months ago, I posted a piece exploring Obama as Caliph. Seemingly out of the blue, a Pakistani Ayatollah had made a curious call for Obama to be named as Islam's Caliph. As a side note, isn't it amazing that now just 6 months later, we are all now very familiar with terms such as Caliph, Shia, Imam and Mullah?

I post this 6-month-old piece again because today Rush Limbaugh made a curious statement. Limbaugh said "Out of the clear it would seem that Obama is into Caliphate-building. It is almost as though Obama might believe he is the Twelfth Imam." The clip is short and though it goes on for a few more seconds I don't have a context as to why Rush would say this. But if you read the article below, you will see undeniably that it is not "out of the clear", that the Muslims have long regarded Obama as a brother. Obama himself has demonstrated this by his actions. He went to a place specifically to hear a Pro-Palestinian message. The Muslims recognize Obama as a brother, as we see below. Obama gave a speech at Georgetown on condition that the crucifix behind him be blacked out or removed. A myriad of clues big and little tell us that Obama is an enemy of the US and an enemy of God.

Please read the post below in light of even more information that has come out. This week it was revealed that the Clerics and Ayatollahs of Iran have produced a video in preparing their people for the arrival of the 12th Imam, the Final Mahdi, in celebration because his near arrival is imminent, they say. They are convinced he is near, just as convinced as we are that the antichrist is near (I believe the 12th Imam IS the antichrist). And you will not forget who works with the antichrist: the False Prophet. Please re-read the essay below with these things in mind, and my assessment of just who Barack Hussein Obama is comes at the bottom.


Re-post begins:
Ayatollah Durrani's call for Obama to be Caliph has enormous end time implications in Christianity AND Islam

Yesterday I published a piece that was pretty curious. Out of the blue, an Ayatollah from Pakistan called for Barack Hussein Obama, our President, to be installed as Caliph, leader of Muslims. Further, he called for Obama to lead Muslim Eid holiday prayers from Ground Zero on Sept. 11. The Ayatollah had called the Pakistani newspaper "The Nation" and made this claim, and it was published in both their print version and online. I thought the call for Obama to become caliph was odd, and anything odd these days bears intense research, because as we draw so close to the end, nothing is to be taken for granted. Thus, I began really looking at the language in the Pakistani news article. This is what I found, thanks to the Holy Spirit's guidance in research.

First, a republishing of the short, odd article:

Minister wants Obama to become Ameer-ul-Momineen
ISLAMABAD – In a development that could be duly termed as one and only of its kind, an incumbent Government’s Minister has urged US President Barrack Obama to offer Eid prayers at Ground Zero Mosque and become “Ameer-ul-Momineen” of Muslim Ummah [the collective Muslim world]. Minister of State for Industries and former member Pakistan Ideological Council Ayatullah Durrani called TheNation on Wednesday to register his demand made to President Obama. “The coming Eid would expectedly be observed on 9/11, this a golden opportunity for President Obama to offer Eid prayers at Ground Zero and become Amir-ul-Momineen or Caliph of Muslims. In this way, all the problems of Muslim World would be solved,” he thought. Durrani argued that Muslim World was in “dire need” of a Caliph and the distinguished slot of Caliphate would earn President Obama the exemplary titles of what he termed, “Mullah Barrack Hussain Obama” or “Allama Obama.” “The time is approaching fast. Barrack Hussain Obama must act now. This is a golden opportunity, Muslims badly need it,” he added, saying that the elevation of President Obama to Muslim’s Caliphate would be the “key to success.” This news was published in print paper.

The term caliph came into use as a title of the civil and religious head of the Muslim state. But because the Muslim state is so fractured, having one head as Caliph became untenable and fell out of use by 1924.

Let's take a close look at two of the sentences. First, Durrani said: "all the problems of Muslim World would be solved."

I can't speak for the Pakistani Ayatollah on exactly how this may solve the Muslim world's problems, but I do know that the Muslim world is not a united world. Sunni and Shia diverge greatly, and once the office of Caliph was abandoned in 1924, the division became seemingly permanent. "Disagreement over the status and legitimate line of caliphs lies at the root of the division between Shiite and Sunni Muslims. The caliphate has throughout history been an important symbolic focus of unity for Muslims, and since its abolition several pan-Islamic congresses have attempted to establish a rightful caliph. (Cambridge Encyclopedia).

Instituting the office of Caliph with an acceptable candidate would indeed go a long way to solving the Muslim world's problems. 

In Shia end time doctrines, the final Mahdi (12th Mahdi, and they have already had 11) will be a world leader, emerging out of the chaos and violence to institute a one world religion and economic system. The world will worship this Mahdi, (Muslim Messiah)in advance of the coming of Jesus prior to Jesus instituting HIS kingdom. Sound familiar? The final Mahdi is central to their doctrines, CENTRAL. The entire focus of much of Islam (with exception of certain Sunni sects) focuses on this final Imam.

With that in mind, on the Jihadica blog, a conversation took place in 2008 that bears on today's conversation about Obama as Caliph. The title of the entry is "Mahdi Will Appear After Return and Death of Caliph" and the excerpt is "Discussion of the appearance of the Mahdi, a messianic figure who will appear to restore justice to the world, is not a hot topic on Sunni Jihadi forums (in contrast with Shia miliants, who talk about it a lot). So a post today on Eklaas by al-Fata al-Jurani caught my eye. In it, he argues that the Mahdi will not appear until a caliph once again rules Muslims. After the caliph dies, the black banners will be unfurled and the Mahdi will appear. So if the caliphate were to be declared and acknowledged, would hitherto non-messianic Jihadi groups like al-Qaeda become messianic?"

Are you starting to get the import of this little-reported, curious call for Obama to be a Caliph?

In a second curious sentence from the article, I thought that the Ayatollah's specificity in delivering the titles for Obama in this yet-to-be-named Caliphate were odd. But they are not odd, in fact, these titles have great meaning for Muslims.

From the article: "Durrani, a former member of the Pakistan Ideological Council, contended that the Muslim world is in "dire need" of a Caliph and occupying this distinguished slot would provide Obama "exemplary titles" like "Mullah Barack Hussain Obama" or "Allama Obama".

Mullah is generally used to refer to a Muslim man, educated in Islamic theology and sacred law. The title, given to some Islamic clergy, is derived from the Arabic word mawl√† , meaning "vicar", "master" and "guardian". In large parts of the Muslim world, particularly Iran, Bosnia, Afghanistan, Turkey, Central Asia and the Indian subcontinent, it is the name commonly given to local Islamic clerics or mosque leaders.”

Allamah also spelled Allameh and Allama, is an honorary title carried by only the very highest scholars of Islamic thought, jurisprudence, and philosophy. It is used as an honorific in Sunni Islam as well as in Twelver Shia Islam. The caliphate has throughout history been an important symbolic focus of unity for Muslims, and since its abolition several pan-Islamic congresses have attempted to establish a rightful caliph.

Obama is seen as a uniter, a bridge from the past to the future, a scholar, and a person of diverse origins, able to understand all peoples. From what I have read of Obama's life, he seems to be able to fulfill the titles the Pakistani Ayatollah has readily prepared for him. Qualifications aside, that Obama has been deemed acceptable by a respected former member of the Muslim Ideological Council is tremendously significant theologically.

And now, the point, if you haven't figured it out already: from Watchmanbiblestudy.com
"Throughout the Islamic world today there is a call for the restoration of the Islamic Caliphate.  The Caliph (Khalifa) in Islam may be viewed somewhat as the Pope of the Muslims. The Caliph is viewed as the Vice-regent for Allah on the earth."

We know that the False Prophet paves the way for the Antichrist to be worshiped, and the vehicle for that worship is the Mark. (Rev 13:11-17). Is the call by Ayatollah Durrani for Obama to become Caliph really the first call from satan to his false prophet?

13 comments:

  1. Personally, I think this is a bit of fear mongering. I am a strong Christian and typically love you site but I think these comments about the President are as silly as the one's people made about Bush being the antiChrist. They are politically motivated and really shouldn't have a place in the chrisian dialogue. -Shelly

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    1. Bush wasn't Muslim. Obama IS a Muslim Supremacist. Worse yet,Obama has usurped the Presidency during time of war. That makes Obama a spy.

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    2. Robert, I like that phrase, Muslim SUpremacist. It is apt. I believe Obama to be a domestic spy or a domestic terrorist, who with malice aforethought, purposely does not "support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic" and in fact IS a terrorist who could be domestic but given his murky origins, could well be a foreign terrorist

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  2. Why is it when people disagree they claim political motivations? My comment doesn't stem from a political stance but a biblical one. Just because one of the players in the end time drama unfolding before our eyes is Obama doesn't make commenting about it political, anymore than it does by mentioning Ahmadinejad, Assad, Netanyahu or Putin who are all part of nations prophesied to be part of the end time events.

    Comparing end time eschatology of Christians and Muslims is pertinent, as was discussion of Ayatollah Durrani's call for Obama to be Caliph, as was the Iranian Ayatollahs' production of a video that states they feel the 12th Imam is near.

    Sorry you disagree.

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  3. From what I have read I came to the understanding that the United States was not in the prophesies. What you say about Obama sounds good but can you point out any Biblical references that point to the United States? From what I see it is all related to the middle east.

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  4. the end time nations involved in prophecy are listed and USA is not in that list, specifically. The Middle east nations are specifically listed (Israel, Jordan, Saudi, Lebanon, Egypt, Russian, Sudan, Ethiopia, Iran, etc) I'm sorry if I indicated that the US specifically is in prophecy. We aren't any more or less than any other nation in Matthew 24 that has "wars and rumors of wars", or is a "nation against another nation". I believe Obama plays a major end time role (not a main role) as a deceiving individual but not as a leader of the US. Just as a deceiver and a person who propels deception along its path toward the ultimate deceiver: the antichrist.

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  5. I'm kind of surprised you think the mahdi is the antichrist...isn't that almost saying there is truth in the quaran? Also, how would a muslim dictator condone the unification of all religions when he is Muslim (I know it will move toward a one world religion though) or even condone lifestyles and acts that most muslims deem as immoral? And then with the rise of terrorism and global disdain towards muslims, you think one will sweep the world into his arms and even bring peace to the middle east?

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  6. I wrote a more detailed explanation today, look up above.

    There is no truth in the Koran. None. The Koran was written by satan. The Mahdi is the antichrist, but Muslims think he is a messiah.

    The antichrist will commence killing all who do not believe in his religion. You can read in Rev 6 that after the first four seals, seal 5 is "Martyrs." They are killed for their testimony for God and His name. There are many martyrs at the Lord's altar in heaven crying for justice.

    The bible doesn't say that all religions are unified. Only that the antichrist - through the False Prophet, will cause all to worship the Antichrist. Rev 13:7-8, and 15-16). And by the time the abomination of desolation occurs the antichrist mandates that all people worship him as the only religion.

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  7. Hi Elizabeth,
    This sounds pretty good and could very well be true, but really there is no Biblical absolute here, this is just piecing together what we see and could still very well be wrong. No where in the Bible does it say the Antichrist is Muslim. We as Christians need to be careful what we say is truth...

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  8. Aw man I just spent half an hour on a cogent reply with scriptures but lost it. I will try to reconstruct

    Hi Child of God,

    I’m not sure where I said in the post that the antichrist is Muslim, but I did say that I believed he would be. I did paint a strong picture of how Islam’s end time events mirror Christianity’s.

    There are some biblical absolutes here. The vision of Nebudchanezzar’s statue in Daniel 2 tells us that the antichrist will emerge out of a revived Roman Empire. That empire had two legs, one standing in Constantinople, now Istanbul, Turkey. Turkey is a Muslim nation, as are all the near neighbors and northern Africa. Even western Europe is so populated by Muslims especially UK and France, that a western antichrist could still be Muslim. There are already some who believe the 7th Kingdom of Rev. 18:10 is the Ottoman Empire, and I believe this also. The Ottomans ruled for over 500 years. The other absolute is that non-believers will be beheaded. (Rev 20:4).

    Islam is the only religion that mirrors our so closely in terms of end time eschatology. The largest religion in the world is Islam and after Christianity is decimated by the true believers being taken out of the way (rapture) Islam will be a structure easily advanced as the one religion prophesied in Rev 13. Remember, the Koran quotes Revelation, the man on the white horse of Rev 6:1-2.

    Given the rapidity of the seal judgments unfolding it is not likely that another person of different religion could or would come out of the Roman Empire that Muslims will accept as their Mahdi.

    Daniel 12:4 says that as we approach the end knowledge of these things will increase. Who could have foreseen 15 years ago the reach, spread, violence, and influence of Islam in the world today? A growing number of scholars are making the case and I agree and given the scriptures, I stand with them in theinterpretation.

    For all those reasons and the scriptures I mentioned in Daniel, Revelation (including Rev 20:4, Ez 38 and 39, Psalm 83 and the end time hatred of Jews and Muslim persecution of Jews and Christians) I believe the antichrist will be Muslim or so closely connected with Islam that he would be accepted. My other answer had more verses but as I said, I lost it in an endless edit, I should know when to stop, and just press ‘publish”!

    You can go here to see a map of the Roman Empire at its height
    http://www.gods-word-first.org/bible-maps/roman-empire-bible-maps.html

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  9. Thanks for such a wonderful detailed reply! There is very good evidence for the Antichrist being a Muslin, from what you have sited. Thank you for taking the time and effort to explain yourself and I am very sorry you lost your first reply.
    Words and phrasing can be tricky and misleading if not chosen right and internet writing can be misconstrued.

    The link you provided is broken, thought you might want to know.

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  10. Hi Child of God,

    Thank you for the reminder to always be scrupulous in exhorting the bible! I always appreciate the correction along with encouragement

    If you copy and paste the link...it should work. It just did for me. It's interesting to see the old Roman Empire from this vantage point in history and with an eye to the future
    http://www.gods-word-first.org/bible-maps/roman-empire-bible-maps.html

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  11. Ok, got the site to work! I had to reset it 5 times. :)

    Blessings and I am very thankful to God for the knowledge you have been given; very informative.
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