Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Muslim Antichrist? Idea stirs hornet's nest

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Popular Turk personality fires back, says Christians teamed with Satan

Adnan Oktar, who writes Islamic creationist books under the pen name Harun Yahya, is reported by Reuters to be one of the most widely distributed authors in the Muslim world, with a publishing empire that boasts over 250 books in 52 languages. Israel’s Arutz Sheva reports his TV program seen by millions in the Middle East.

  But Oktar – a white-suit clad personality who surrounds himself with glamorous women and opulence – is often accused of leading a sex-tainted cult in which some followers believe the author is actually Islam’s long-awaited savior, or “Mahdi.”
Apparently, Oktar is none too pleased with biblical research linking the Mahdi to the Antichrist.
Oktar devoted a television program recently to blasting Joel Richardson, author of the New York Times best-selling “The Islamic Antichrist: The Shocking Truth About the Real Nature of the Beast” and “Mideast Beast: The Scriptural Case for an Islamic Antichrist”, for drawing parallels between the rise of Islam in Turkey and the rise of the Antichrist.
“Evangelical author Joel Richardson, quoting the prophecies of the Gospels, … says that Turkey will become a power in the last days,” Oktar said, according to a translation of the show. “This Joel … is sitting in the lap of the Antichrist and he is not aware of it. The proponents of the Antichrist see the system of the Mahdi as the system of the Antichrist. … Seeing the Antichrist as the Mahdi and the Mahdi as the Antichrist is one of the portents of the end times.”
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