September 06, 2006

President George W. Bush claims Al Qaeda's vision is to create a global Islamic state with Iraq as its capital

In a recent speech, US President George W. Bush vowed to prevent Al Qaeda from creating a violent radical Islamic empire based in Iraq, which he said is the ultimate goal of Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden.

The President said Islamic radicals would like to obtain nuclear and other Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) in order to blackmail the free world and spread the ideologies of hate setting up a caliphate, a global theocratic regime, over the free world of today. President Bush said that Bin Laden has declared Iraq the capital of the caliphate and he compared the Al Qaeda leader to 20th century dictators like Russia's Vladimir Lennon and Germany's Adolph Hitler.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

The statement by US President Bush that Al Qaeda's leader, Osama Bin Laden, wants Iraq to be the capital of a global Islamic empire has an interesting connection to Bible prophecy for the End Times.

Public statements by Osama Bin Laden, the leader of the terrorist network Al Qaeda, that Iraq will be the capital of the caliphate had been broadcasted across the world from Bin Laden's videotaped messages aired on all the news media. The continuing controversial war in Iraq seems to be, by all accounts, the battleground for the establishment of a Democratic Middle East, but radical Islamic resistance has put the process in jeopardy. The world has tried to reason that Bin Laden's goal of a caliphate, a global Islamic theocratic regime under Sharia Law, is not the goal of all of Islam. However, one finds it very difficult to explain away the doctrine of a global empire which is the stated Last Days scenario that can be found in the Islamic holy book, the Koran.

Bin Laden's call for Iraq to be the capital of the caliphate is right in line with Bible prophecy. Revelation 18 reveals that biblical Babylon, today's Iraq, will be the capital of a world wide, economic, political, governmental system headed up by a dictator, the Antichrist.

This prophetic passage along with Revelation 13:12-18 lays out the biblical foundation for this present-day scenario to be the stage setting for Bin Laden's declaration to come to pass.