October 13, 2006

Jews have become more at risk as Turkey is moving towards Islamic radicalism

Turkish Muslims, long known for their hospitality and peacefulness towards the Jewish people, are quickly becoming radicalized by the introduction of the Nazi inspired Arab hatred against the Jewish people, that according to the Jewish community now living in Turkey.

Attacks, violence, and anti-Jewish graffiti is becoming common in Turkish cities especially as Turkey has adopted the role of defending Islam against the West and also defending Iran, the nation that has been an adversary of Turkey for a number of years. Islamic Jihadists in Turkey, mostly Arabs that have immigrated to Turkey, have led large scale protests against the Jews in Istanbul and other major Turkish cities that called for the demise of the Jewish state of Israel and the murder of Jews.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

The rise of radical Islam and anti-Semitism in Turkey is a precursor of the prophetic scenario for Turkey in the Last Days that can be found in Bible prophecy.

Throughout the centuries, the Sultans of Ottoman-Turkey never issued edicts against the Jewish people even though Turkey must be considered an Islamic nation with over 98 percent of its population adhering to the Islamic faith. Yet, today there is an alarming situation existing in Turkey that threatens to change the historic course of Turkish-Jewish relations. With the rise of radical Islam and anti-Semitism, Turkey is quickly becoming a playground for Islamic fascists that feed off the ferocious propaganda being disseminated from Arab countries and Iran.

Once again, current events are evidence that Bible prophecy scenarios for the Last Days are coming into better focus and the fulfillment of Bible prophecy is moving closer. The ancient Jewish prophet, Ezekiel wrote some 2,500 years ago that modern-day Turkey would be a major player in the End Times. Ezekiel 38:2, 6 mention Meshech, Tubal, Gomer, and Togarmah, the ancient four divisions of what is now modern-day Turkey. Ezekiel 38:5 lists Persia, modern-day Iran, as a partner with Turkey in a battle to the death against Israel.

The trends in Turkey towards Islamic radicalism are indeed precursors to the fulfillment of Bible prophecy.