ISRAEL - Jerusalem Will Be Capital of Caliphate, Says Al-Aqsa Preacher

Arno Froese

Jerusalem will soon become the capital of a global caliphate, a Palestinian preacher has told a crowd of Muslim worshipers at the Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem’s Old City, before calling on them to seek martyrdom. 

Speaking at an event held by Hizb ut-Tahrir to mark the anniversary of the 1453 AD capture of Constantinople by the Ottoman Empire, Nidhal “Abu Ibrahim” Siam said the date brought tidings that Rome will soon be conquered in the name of Islam.

In a video recording of the event uploaded to the Internet on January 17, and translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), Siam can be seen telling the enthusiastic crowd that three prophecies would soon be fulfilled: that a rightly-guided caliphate will be established, that Jerusalem will be liberated and established as its capital, and that Islam “will throw its neighbors to the ground” and achieve world domination.

“Do not obey the followers of Satan [and] those who collaborate with America, Russia, and the West,” he urged. 

In response, the crowd chanted: “This Al-Aqsa [Mosque] will be liberated… The caliphate was promised by Allah… By means of caliphate and the consolidation of power, your conquest, oh Rome, is a matter of certainty… Allah Akbar!”  

This is not the first time that Siam has used an address at al-Aqsa to stir up sectarian fervor. In a video uploaded to the Internet during Ramadan on May 10, 2019, he can be seen telling a crowd at the mosque that “during this month of Ramadan, the devils will be shackled—the devils of America, the devils of Britain, and the devils of Russia.”

The crowd chanted “amen!” as he called repeatedly for victory “soon.”, 20 January 2020

Arno's commentary

One thing we know; namely, the prophecy uttered by Islamic preacher Siam will not be fulfilled. Rome represents Europe, and Europe literally conquered the entire world. That’s one reason, but another is a more important one: Rome represents the last Gentile superpower. Daniel proclaims: “Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces” (Daniel 7:23). Even the Islamic world is subject to Rome’s laws and philosophy. This is self-evident when visiting some of the super-successful Arab countries, primarily due to their oil reserves. They have patterned their economy, technology, and infrastructure on Western principles. 

The future of Jerusalem and Israel is proclaimed in Joel 3:20-21: “But Judah shall dwell for ever, and Jerusalem from generation to generation. For I will cleanse their blood that I have not cleansed: for the Lord dwelleth in Zion.”

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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