"For the first time in human history, the leaders of two nation states are being driven by eschatology. The rulers of the Islamic Republic of Iran are consumed by ancient Islamic prophecies that predict the end of the world as we know it. So are the rulers of Islamic State (ISIS). The former are Shi'ite. The latter are Sunni."
"Yet both believe their messiah--known as the 'Mahdi' (or 'Twelfth Imam') will appear on Earth at any moment. Both believe he will usher in the End of Days," says Rosenberg. "Both are determined to hasten his coming."
For ISIS, this means building the caliphate in the Levant, which is a nice way of saying they want to take over Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and Israel, while slaughtering anyone who gets in their way.
For Iran, the priority is not building the caliphate, but rather building the infrastructure to create an arsenal of nuclear weapons.
When Iran is ready "to commit genocide on an epic scale," warns Rosenberg, they intend to "annihilate America and Israel."
"Apocalyptic thinking is rampant in the Muslim world," Rosenberg cautions.
Roughly half of the 1.6 billion Muslims believe they will live to see the return of the Mahdi and the End of Days, all the while trying to speed things along.
Oh, and in another satanic twist, millions of Muslims believe Jesus is also coming back to earth. Only they don't believe that He is the Messiah or the Son of God as Christians do. Instead, "they believe Jesus is the Mahdi's deputy who will force all infidels to convert to Islam or be slaughtered," says Rosenberg.
A wise man once said: "We have not defeated the idea. We do not even understand the idea." -- Major General Michael K. Nagata, U.S. Special Ops Commander in the Middle East
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