JPost: Islamic State has already been waging war on Christians in Iraq and Syria, committing countless atrocities that in March were declared as genocide by the US Congress.
Previous attacks in France perpetrated by Islamic State and in its name have been against freedom of speech (Charlie Hebdo), Western liberalism (the Bataclan theater), the ideals of the French Revolution which stand at the heart of Western thought (the Bastille Day truck attack in Nice) and against Jews (Hyper Cacher).
“We will conquer your Rome, break your crosses and enslave your women, by the permission of Allah,” read a statement from Islamic State spokesman Muhammad al-Adnani in 2014. In May, ahead of Ramadan, Adnani called on the “soldiers of the caliphate” to carry out attacks in Europe and the US and to target the “Crusaders.”
Opinion: Muslim Middle East nations know well that progressive politicians of the West, and especially the EU, are ready and willing to take millions of unvetted refugees on humanitarian grounds.
Unlike the European refugees that built America, this new wave of Muslim immigrants are not coming to assimilate but to form Muslim communities with the goal of establishing Shariah law.
Immigration in massive numbers (hijrah) made up of tens of thousands of mostly Muslim men converging on what was once a mostly Catholic continent helps explain the attack on a Catholic priest in Normandy yesterday as a new direction in this one-sided war.
But what did the terrorist mean by Breaking the Cross?
When the Church is called to meet Christ in the air (2 Thess 4:16-18) Islam will be the biggest and most powerful religion on earth and those immigrants could create chaos unlike any the world has ever known.
In a twist of Revelation 6:1-2, Shia eschatology teaches that the Mahdi (the 12th Imam) will ride a White Horse to stop the chaos of a global war.
The Mahdi will bring a deputy, Isa, son of Mary, to break the cross and teach Christians that Islam was correct all along. According to Islamic end time beliefs, the Mahdi, like Antichrist, will change the times and seasons (Daniel 2:21) and speak against the Most High God (Daniel 7:25) giving credence to the theory that Antichrist and the Mahdi are one and the same.
In our book Antichrist: the Search For Amalek we advanced the theory that the final global dictator will be an Edomite: Jewish and Gentile blood.