Bloomberg News: “Ahmad Salman Abdul Rahim chose to leave his job at a Malaysian construction company to fight alongside jihadists in Syria for a reason he says is 1,400 years old: the Prophet Muhammad demands it.
Muhammad, the founder of Islam, once advised a companion to fight in the area that makes up modern-day Syria and predicted that Allah would send an “army of mujahideen” to the region, Ahmad said. He said he’s there to avenge Muslims tortured and killed by President Bashar al-Assad’s regime.
“We are portrayed as terrorists but I don’t care as this affair is between me and God,” U.K.-educated Ahmad, 38, said via Facebook messages from near Kfar Zeta in Syria’s Hama region. “Many of the end-of-times battles will happen around Syria. That’s among the reasons why I am here.”
Opinion: He’s right. All of the prophesied end time wars are in the neighborhood.
Ezekiel 38 -39 takes place on the (north) mountains (Ezekiel 39:21)
Armageddon – the plains of Megiddo