Yeni Akit columnist, Abdurrahman Dilipak, is one of the most prominent columnist in Turkey. His promotion this week should raise the eyebrow of everyone who tracks the Bible, especially its prophecies regarding the man of sin. Surprisingly to many speculators and conspiracy theorists, this man of sin will not come out of the papacy in Rome, but is already emerging as a ‘Muslim Pope’ from Turkey.
Dilpak is already declaring that soon, Erdogan will announce himself as the “Vice-regent of Allah” and “Commander of the Faithful” and literally “the Caliph”. The Turkish Hurriyet Daily News reported on Dilpak’s latest declarations stating that Mr. Erdoğan:
would become the “new [‘ecumenical’] caliph” once he has won the executive presidential powers he much desires.
Dilpak’s latest declaration shows exactly how the Muslim Turks are already proclaiming Recep Tayyip Erdogan after the latest victory as ‘Caliph of the Muslim world’.
They report that since then no one has denied or dared to object on Mr. Dilipak’s declaration since he is one of Turkey’s Islamist rulers’ and the Islamist darling of the press. For two decades we have been trumpeting that the Caliphate will re-arise again out of Turkey. Last year we wrote:
However the ball bounces in the Middle East, what we are certain of is that aregional superpower will take advantage of the masses deluding themregardless how the tables turn for or against the ISIS which will be either gulped up or destroyed, in which there will be an ultimate Mahdi claimer whoappears modern enough to claim that if Rome has a Pope, the Muslim world must have a Caliph and by peace Islam will again deceive many and then enter Egypt, Libya and parts of Africa to create the more serious threat than the ISIS and the current mini-Caliphate in Iraq.
Dilipak explained that in reality, the Caliphate succession has never been canceled stating that:
“We have the legal text [in the constitution] which states that the Caliphate simply merged in the figurehead of the Republic. This means that the tasks are identified. The religious institution and the Presidency of Religious Affairs was authorized to implement services. The law did not provide for cancellation of the Caliphate. The Caliphate now has moved to the Parliament. This means that the government is implementing the requirements of the Caliphate. So if Erdogan moved to the presidential system, it is likely that he will appoint advisers to him in all Islamic countries and regions associated with the Caliphate. And then he will start commissions in the Islamic Union at Beştepe (Erdogan’s Palace). That is why there is some hostility against Erdogan’s palace saying its contrary to the law. This palace will bring together all the Muslim communities in the framework of the community of nations in the Ottoman Beştepe. Because the law gives the head of state the task of protecting their rights.”
The idea of a Muslim Union of Muslim states is the plan and how all this is divided into ten regions remains to be seen.
And its not like Erdogan is delaying such preparation since this week he took over the Yildiz palace for himself which was also the same palace used by Sultan Vahdettin (Abdülhamid II) who was the last sultan/Caliph of the Ottoman Empire from 1918 to 1922. In his victory:
“Erdoğan also reminded citizens of their ancestral ties to the land and called on Turks to defend their homeland. “We cannot leave the Ottoman [Empire] or Seljuk [Empire] aside while protecting the Republic. We are not a tribal state but the descendants of noble ancestors,” Erdoğan said.”
In reality, when it comes to the Bible, history repeats itself. There is not that much difference between the Seleucid Grecian Empire of Daniel and the Seljuk Empire of the Ottomans.
Since Sultan Abdülhamid II (in 1922-24), the 101st caliph in succession, there have been no caliphs with universal recognition. The Sharifian Caliphate existed only briefly, between 1924 and 1931. But there are two contesters at the present time with no universal recognition: The Ahmadiyya Muslim Caliphate (since 1908) and, neighboring Turkey, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
Under the last Ottoman caliph’s rule the ailing empire allied with Germany during World War I. In 1924, when modern Turkey abolished the caliphate, Sultan Abdülhamid II, a gifted painter, was given 2,000 English Pounds in cash, then placed on the “Orient Express” with his wife, daughter, private secretary and two members of his harem, bound for Christian Europe – first stop Switzerland. He eventually settled in Paris where he would die in 1944. In Switzerland, he said: “My deposition and the abolition of the caliphate are fundamentally sacrilegious and void!”
While for millions of Muslims he was still “Commander of the Faithful” and “Vice-regent of Allah,” Sultan Abdülhamid II chose to live in a huge, sun-drenched Riviera villa, high above champagne-soused Nice – where he regularly corresponded with the grand mufti of Palestine, Haj Amin Al-Husseini who wanted the restoration of the Caliphate.
The Hurriyet Daily News reports that Turks, this time want this caliphate to be established and headquartered in Jerusalem:
Nearly a century ago, the Turkish government asked the British government not to allow the restoration of the caliphate anywhere in imperial British lands, particularly not in Jerusalem. Today, restoring the caliphate in the personality of an Ottomanist Turkish sultan sounds like music to many Turkish ears – especially if the throne should be restored in Turkish-controlled Jerusalem.
In Daniel 11:45, there is only one man who would carry out the task of establishing his palace headquarters as close as possible to Jerusalem: “he [Antichrist] will plant the tents of his palace between the seas and the glorious holy mountain”.
The Hurriyet Daily News argues that:
Turkey looks like the final days of the Ottoman Empire its leaders are so powerfully longing for: A near failed state whose leaders prefer to ignore and live in illusions of grandeur. Add the “palace fetish” and the picture would be more telling.
Indeed, Erdogan loves palaces and Daniel predicted such a love affair between Antichrist and “palaces” and “strongholds”. This is significant and it shows that it is all coming together. This is especially true as we see Erdogan is preparing his seat after taking over the Caliphate palace this week as his new fortress, the old Yıldız Palace that was used by the last exiled Ottoman Caliph, Sultan Abdülhamid II. The palace will become his operational headquarters and as the center of the Ottoman Empire’s administration. After all it was the center of administration for Ottoman sultans in the last decades of the empire.
And its not like Erdogan is void of even more fetishes than palaces, on the 92nd commemoration of Ataturk’s establishments of Turkey, Erdogan runs over to see the last remaining granddaughter of Caliph Sultan Abdülhamid II, an aged old woman as to connect with the last remainder of the dead Ottoman Caliphate to become the symbol of its revival.
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