A prominent anti-American Shiite Muslim cleric said that he hopes recent countrywide elections in Iraq will unite Iraqis to push out the United States military as the occupiers of this war-torn nation. The radical Islamic cleric, Muqtada al-Sadr, the outspoken critic of US presence in Iraq, and the leader of the Mahdi army militia in Iraq says that Iraq has turned a new page after the elections which he hoped will be a gate of liberation, a gate to serve the Iraqis and not keep occupiers to divide Iraqis.
Muqtada al-Sadr's Mahdi militia has been active in pushing the anti-American campaign and his followers won enough positions in regional governments to help unify politicians, military members, and religious supporters in this effort to have American troops to leave behind their efforts to rebuild this war-torn nation.
Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News
The calls by a radical Muslim cleric for the United States to withdraw from Iraq today is a precursor for a major confrontation in a future tomorrow according to Bible prophecy.
The radical Iraqi Islamic leader, the cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, has increased his volume in a call for what he claims to be the occupiers Iraq, the United States military, and he wants them to pull out of Iraq and do it right away. This ongoing campaign by al-Sadr to have the US forces leave Iraq is playing right into the hands of the new US administration which wants to withdraw troops from Iraq to fulfill a campaign pledge. Military leaders, however, say that there is an appropriate time to leave when the job is done.
This conflict and confusion is actually setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled. The Bible reveals that Iraq, Biblical Babylon, will be the location for the world dictator, the antichrist, to be headquartered for the last half of the seven year period of judgment ahead (Revelation 18). This world leader, the antichrist, will set up a global economic structure headquartered in Babylon that will follow a global economic crisis (Revelation 13:16-17).
A religious leader, radical Islamic cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, calling for conflict and confusion in Iraq is indeed a precursor to the fulfillment of Bible prophecy.