Many Muslims have been watching the situation in Syria unfold with great interest because it is believed by Muslims that the final war will begin in Syria, culminating with the return of Issa (Jesus) and the death of al-Massih ad-Dajjal, the Anti-Christ. It is believed that this is where the Mahdi (world-savior) will gain his followers and that the Sunni Muslims will be joined by the Western Christians in fighting against Guj and Majuj (Gog and Magog).
It is not only Muslims that believe that Russia and China are Guj and Majuj, but many Christians hold this belief as well. With the recent entry of Russia into the Syrian conflict with reports of China helping Assad as well, it is being seen by many Arabs as the final war.
Russia came into Syria claiming that they were going to fight ISIS but in fact are helping ISIS by attacking it’s enemies, namely the FSA (Free Syrian Army). Russia has also been accused of bombing refugee camps holding Sunni refugees and attacking cities that are Sunni strongholds and seen as opposition to Bashar al-Assad. This is in spite of the fact that the Russians have stated that they believe the FSA should be allowed to partake in the political process.
In the past I have stated theories that ISIS benefited from weapons given to the FSA and that they split from them. As a result many people believe that ISIS was formed by the West indirectly. Upon further review, I now believe that the ISIS people that split up from the FSA were in fact spies for Assad. ISIS has done a great job fighting against anyone opposed to Assad.
Iran has also sent in Hezbollah to assist Assad in his fight against the FSA. The FSA is a group of Sunni freedom fighters that want to be able to live in peace in Syria without being killed for their religious beliefs. Assad as well as his father before him, were referred to as butchers due to their apparent bloodlust in killing Sunni Muslims.
The Iranian troops and Hezbollah has been seen going into Sunni villages and raping Sunni Women and killing babies. The Russians are now targetting Sunni villages killing women and babies. They have also bombed Sunni refugee camps. In fact ISIS has only been targetted one time by Russian bombers.
Putin was with the head of the Russian Orthodox Church and has stated that this was a ‘Holy War’ for Russia in order to liberate Christians in Syria. However, Syrian Christians have been seen fighting side by side with the FSA.
It is believed by Sunni Muslims that when the last war starts that the Western Christians will join the Sunni Muslims in a fight against the Shia who will be supported by Guj and Majuj. Russia is seen as one of the elements of Guj and Majuj and by the Head of the Russian Orthodox Church saying that this is a ‘Holy War’ it has caused many Muslims to declare a Jihad or struggle against Russia and Syria.
The UK and the USA has condemned Russia for its actions in Syria and many people are exposing Russia for its hypocrisy. It seems that it will only be a matter of time before the West intervenes to help the FSA since we have openly said that we should be supporting them since day one. The USA does not believe that Assad has legitimacy and believe that he should be replaced as leader of Syria. Russia wants Assad to remain as the leader because he has allowed for the last Russian Naval port outside of Russia to remain in Syria.
Saudi Arabia would like to place a pipeline across Syria in order to more easily ship oil to Europe. Israel wants to keep sole control of the Golan Heights which is contested by Syria. Iran wants to support Assad because he is an Alawite and they are a Shia sect. As can be seen, Syria is very strategic for many people.
Other reasons that Syria is seen as the jumping off point of Armeggedon is Assad himself. He has his photos placed around Syria where his soldiers beat up Sunnis and made them prostrate towards Assad’s pictures after beating them. Then they would declare that there is no Allah but that Assad was Allah. This is seen as the sign of the last days and also the Dajjal would declare himself as Allah. By no means am I saying that Assad is the Dajjal but he declared that there is no Allah and he is Allah.
The information that I used for this article has come from Arabic sources as well as Hadiths. I have been monitoring Arab reactions to the conflict. As more information is made available I will update the situation. In my opinion it is too late to put American boots in the ground, because if we did, it would no doubt result in WWIII.
If anyone has any ideas on how this conflict can be resolved please leave a comment.
(Originally Published 10-4-2015 in the Inscriber Magazine)