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An “Islamic Antichrist?” Joel Richardson Still Predicting A Muslim Satanic Figure

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That Joel Richardson is predicting a Muslim anti-Christ isn’t anything new. Richardson did, after all, publish a work in 2006 with the title, Anti-Christ: Islam’s Awaited Messiah; the book received an enthusiastic blurb on its front cover by none other than Rev. Deacon Robert Spencer himself,

“A fascinating and provocative work. A must read for priests and pastors, students and lay-readers everywhere.”

An Islamic Antichrist? Joel Richardson Predicts A Muslim Satanic Figure

(RNS) Every age needs an Antichrist.

Protestant Reformers picked the papacy as their embodiment of evil. American colonists chose King George III and some Cold War Christians suspected the Soviet Union was satanically led.

Now, amid threats of Islamic terrorism, a nuclear-armed Iran and tumult across the Middle East, a growing group of American evangelicals say the Antichrist will be Muslim.

“I understand that I’m going to be viewed as a fringe, apocalyptic Christian,” said Joel Richardson, author of several books predicting an Islamic Antichrist. “But I fully own the idea that the Antichrist will be a Muslim and will come out of the Muslim world.”

These days, even the fringe has a faithful following. On websites, television programs, conferences and books, conservative Christians like Richardson warn that a Muslim Antichrist will lead army to arise and attack Israel, in fulfillment of the biblical prophets and the Book of Revelation.

From there, they say, it’s a short road to Armageddon.

“Today, we’re seeing the beginning signs of that exact prophecy coming to pass,” warns Richardson.

Scholars say the arrival of Islamic Antichrist prophecies was, well, predictable.

“I think the shift to Islam was just waiting to happen,” said Glenn Shuck, an assistant professor of religion at Williams College who has studied evangelicals’ views on the apocalypse.

A certain kind of Christian, sometimes dubbed “armchair apocalyptists” or “newspaper exegetes,” seems especially inclined to cast their foes as agents of the Archenemy. The Antichrist they identify, scholars say, often reflects the era’s deepest anxieties.

For many modern Christian apocalyptists, fears of big government are embodied in an Antichrist who will unite nation-states in a totalitarian One World Order.

Since 9/11, though, Islamist terrorism has ascended as a new threat, and lept from the front pages to apocalyptic thrillers like the “Left Behind” series and nonfiction books such as Richardson’s “Mideast Beast” and “Islamic Antichrist.”

Richardson, a 40-year-old decorative painter from Missouri who jokingly refers to his writings as “an expensive hobby,” presents his prophecies as straightforward interpretations of the Bible, including the Book of Revelation.

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  • Tanveer Khan

    Nonsense Sir David. Britishness and muzlimnez are at war at each other. The left wings have brainwashed you.
    And im a liverpool supporter Sir David….DEATH TO MANCHESTER! *Starts burning random stuff*

  • Leftwing_Muslim_Alliance

    better wear that Newcastle United top rather than the Manchester United one you usually wear then 🙂
    Sir David
    Le Toon Army Fan

  • Tanveer Khan

    Yup, it means that when i am inevitably sent on a intelligence mission i can refine my disguise so that i dont fall prey to the factors that make people realise im muslim and look like a british person.

  • Tanveer Khan

    Brown skin and not using intoxicants are also good clues i have heard.

  • Leftwing_Muslim_Alliance

    I find seeing if they are wearing a hijab is usually a good clue .
    Sir David

  • Leftwing_Muslim_Alliance

    and you would know because …………….
    Sir David

  • This is blasphemy! Muslims are not waiting for the anti-Christ! Like the Christians, we’re waiting for Prophet Jesus!

  • Seeker

    That is always a good skill to have. Recognizing a Muslim in disguise.

  • Seeker

    “and “lept” from the front pages to apocalyptic thrillers” – “leapt” ?

  • Seeker

    How much wood would a woodchuck chuck

    If a woodchuck could chuck wood?

  • mindy1

    Dammit we jooos were supposed to take over-thanks for taking that from us
    🙁 😛 in all seriousness, I wonder how many of them really believe it, and how many are doing it for money or attention

  • mindy1

    Sometimes I wonder if there is a large muslim/gamer community out there-there sure seem to be a lot of gamers here 😛

  • Solid Snake

    I beseech thee brothers! Listen to him who knows the Truth! He knows who the AntiChrist is!

  • I wouldn’t be surprised. In fact I would imagine that a lot of people would persecute aliens. People like Spencer would probably also demonize them in addition to Muslims. You’d probably also have extremists of all stripes demonizing them.

  • Kirook

    Well, I was joking about the elcor, but yeah, if an ME alien was the antichrist it would probably be a batarian.
    But that’s assuming it’s an alien at all; my guess is it’s the Illusive Man.

  • Solid Snake

    On a more serious note, I think the most likely candidate to be the AntiChrist is a Geth. Think about it, they have no soul, they live for war, they are not made of flesh, etc etc..wait they kind of sound like Muslims . Ok ok how about the Krogans? Sex starved, violent, live for war, live on a desert planet…..O—k,and they also resemble these moozlims!

  • Solid Snake

    Dude, we all know that the Batarians are the Muslims of the Mass Effect Universe.

  • golden izanagi

    oh please batarians, he is probably most likely to be a volus remember they are biotic gods http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=6iD9eTLDCHU&feature=endscreen

  • Heinz Catsup

    I’m betting the Anti-Christ will be a Batarian ’cause, ya know…

  • golden izanagi

    kinda sucks elcor don’t exist because I am having this funny thought of an elcor reenactment of the left behind movies besides it was awesome seeing them do hamlet http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIfx32iAjzU

  • Kirook

    No! The antichrist is obviously an elcor!
    Why yes, I am a devoted Mass Effect fan. How on earth did you guess?

  • Tanveer Khan

    Its good that you put christians in speech marks. It shows that you know these people are actually muslims in disguise.

  • Crow

    I have to say the right wing “Christians” seem to be doing a goog job at spreading Satan’s message and worked

  • Leftwing_Muslim_Alliance

    I don’t know about human kind discovering intelligent life elsewhere I have doubts about discovering intelligent life on earth someday.

    Sir David

  • golden izanagi

    you know I wonder if humanity ever comes into contact with aliens or inter dimensional beings will somebody from there be considered the antichrist like for instance a hanar http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0UrqXNAA9s

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