For some time now many of us have been looking at Islam as the driving force behind Babylon the Harlot as seen in Revelation 17-18. While we certainly do not want to interpret the Bible by current history, this idea has some possibility to it.
Shoebat in his latest book "God's War On Terror" has opened the door on this idea with a lot of evidence that this may be true.
These names of well-known men of the past have also thought this could be possible:
John Wesley said "The iron teeth of Islam matches closely with" such an idea.
Hilaire Belloc (1938) said "I believe that a main unexpected thing of the future is the return of Islam."
Gregory Palamus of Thessalonica (1354) wrote "The Muslims live by the bow, the sword and debauchery, taking slaves, devoting themselves to murder, pillage, spoil, they believe God approves of them."
Vernon Richards said Islam and Muhammad's concept of Allah believes in making the whole world Muslim, this is an actual mandate for war. This is their latest attempt to conquer the infidel world."
Josiah Litch (1840) interpreted the star in the figurative language of Revelation, is a minister of religion.
Sir Robert Anderson argued for the rise of power with Iran, Iraq, and Turkey as the great kingdoms who seek power in the end times.
Anderson added that the Levant and not the Adriatic, Jerusalem and not Rome, is the center of the world in the End Times.
Cyril of Jerusalem (315-386) said the antichrist will come from the Middle East is certainly not new.
Sophronius, Patriarch of Jerusalem (560-638) identified the Muslim occupation of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount as the fulfillment of the "abomination that causes desolation" that is always associated with the coming of the antichrist."
Other names can be mentioned such as Maximus The Confessor (580-662), John of Damascus (676-749), Eulogius, Paul Alvarus, and the Martyrs of Cordova, as well as Martin Luther can be added to the list.
While the unity is mixed, these scholars are getting close to Babylon in their interpretation of what is happening in the Middle East. --Dr. Mal Couch (9/11)