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There are three different things all called “Islam”


Symbol of Islam

In fact Islam is the Arabic name for religion. While different nations have their names for the same Religion since the oldest civilizations, nations and states

There is only one Religion with countless canons that lead to the first Religion, of the One and only God, which was created before any creation.

The three different things are:

1- The first Religion that was created before any creation and its name in Arabic only is Islam.

2 – The Canon/Code/Sharia of Muhammad, peace be upon him, that was sent to the Arabs to save them and guide them to Islam and liberation from Turkic Mongolians, including Bedouins, Persians, Jews, Romans and Turks

3 – That colonial system, which evolved after the death of the Prophet Muhammad and the end of the Caliphate which is Turkic Mongolian and has nothing to do with God and veiled in the name of Arabs and first Islam, but it is very hostile to them and to all nations and morals.

The most common and damaging thing to true Islam is that third thing whose mantra is the crescent and the star that is present everywhere

The Turkic Mongolian regime which calls itself Islam, Christianity and Judaism, while it is hostile to the codes of Muhammad, Yeshua, Moses and all other messengers and prophets, who are countless in every place and time.

The currently known Islam is neither Islam nor the Sharia of Muhammad and it does not worship Allah

The so-called sheikhs, priests and religious scholars, none of whom are really Muslim, Mohammedan, or even a believer, because they simply serve and promote the Turkic Mongolian system with its Bedouin-Persian-Jewish-Roman-Hyksos-Turkish mixture.

The Bedouins are Turkic Mongolians, and they are related to Persians, Jews, Hyksos, Romans, Turks and yellow Indians. They are the hostile to the Arabs, the Islam, i.e. the Religion, the codes of messengers and divine laws.

Those who worship Allah and respect any heavenly law must stay away from those buildings that carry this Turkic Mongolian fetish of the crescent and the star.

People need to clearly show and understand the difference and the relationship between the faith in the message of Mohammed and Code, and the Islam which encompasses all codes.

Religion is one, from the one Creator, and it has many names according to the language of each nation, but there are no many religions, but there are codes and all of them are guiding to the first one Religion. And each nation has its own messenger and code, in its own language, and no code of any nation could abolish or apply the code of another nation

Whoever says that there are different religions is contradicting the principle of monotheism and oneness of God, freedom of belief and the faith in other codes

The Koran and its stories are accurate and sound and this is confirmed by research, but the interpretations of the Koran are all corrupt and were made on the hands of Persians, Bedouins, Jews, Romans and Turks in their conquests and colonization against all nations

And corruption afflicted the codes of all messengers, including Moses, Yeshua, Zoroaster and others in every nation who God sent them. God sent a messenger to each nation and did not abandon any nation on Earth and in the Universe.

[God sent among each other nations (gentiles) a Messenger from themselves, reciting to them His verses and purifying them and teaching them the code and wisdom]. (Al-i-Imran [164])

Fake Religions and the True Universal Religion and Canons


Fake Religions and the True Universal Religion and Canons

Fake Religions and the True Universal Religion and Canons

Muhammad lived in Medina for 10 years and had not performed Hajj in full. In his final days Muhammad made a Farewell Pilgrimage (Hajj) in 632 CE (10 AH) where he announced the completion of his message and the delivery of his Canon. The canon is a set of rules for living and it must be updated regularly and honestly according to the basic principles and faith. But after his death they were grossly violated leading to social, political, economic and military aggression

This is not Islam, which is correctly the Arab name of the Universal Single Religion, equivalent to Dharma and Maat. The Islam of today people are talking about is just some forged versions of the Canon of Muhammad.

Genetics and many practices and theories are as much corrupt as our academic, religious, media and political organizations and history. I consider sources and references as just piles of unreliable data and I use doubt, analysis, investigation, new evidences and logic to reconstruct history.

The Turkic Mongolian connection is evident in too many issues and it is really astonishing that nobody cared about it. Horse use in military; destruction of Scythia, Mazdayasna (Zoroastrianism) and Bharat/Bhārata (IVC), Iran great civilizations; the appearance of Persians and its relationship to Lake Urmia in 860-600 BC; the history of Punt lands and Kebra Nagast; the Hyksos; Mittanni; camel (Dromedary) fossils; the list is endless are all clues that Jews are not what they try to prove and they are not Semites, which is just a tribal group in Punt and not a race or genes, and they are not Israelites.

The Turkic Mongolians are mother group of Mongols of Genghis Khan and other similar subgroups like Aryan Indians; Hyksos; Persians; Jews; Romans; Bedouins; Sabaeans; Huns; Bulgar; Roma; Kushites; Mitanni and others. The Turkic Mongolians started their westward invasion as male-only raiders of horse riding nomadic bandits in 1800 BC and colonized Kmt and Arabia in 1630 BC. I hope history will remember me for raising this very crucial issue of Turkic Mongolians and for creating this term.

The one who says that Jihad is a Godly right to practice is a terrorist, or at best a total common ignorant. You have to make clear distinction between The Universal Single Religion and the uncountable multitude of local canons. Canons are not for export or import or imposition. If Muhammad were to live in Denmark he should had followed the canon that God sent to the Danish nation, not that of the Arabs.

I will appreciate if you take more time to read my articles, and sure you will find answers to your questions and much more. Repeated answers doesn’t help me to put new materials and opinions.

I mean by proto-Hebrew the culture of the group of Judhite nomads who started contacting the Turkic Mongolians to fight the other 11 tribes of Israel during the life and after the death of Solomon. Those invented Paleo-Hebrew alphabet, Hebrew Bible, and Jews and became known as Hebrews.

The Torah was received in 1446 BC. Paleo-Hebrew came 500 years after the Ge’ez original Torah and surely it wasn’t the scripts in which the Torah was written, nor the Proto-Sinaitic script or Kmtic hieroglyphs

It is a very objective and logical perception to believe that there is one only God and created one only Religion before even creating time and universe. This leads to a very objective opinion that there are no what are called religions.

Thanks for “Adam, Eve, and the Devil”. This too long tedious work could had reached the same conclusions and much more just by contemplating on our universe.

Simply, Earth is too worthless to be considered the only living planet in the endless universe. So, making an assumption that all living beings descended from Adam is just too silly. It is like saying fossils are wrong and humans migrate like birds, and the Creator could only create a single human, and bees and whales have common ancestor.

Do I need to dig into too much rubbish to be labeled scientific? No. thanks.

The Judahite Hebrews and the Turkic Mongolian Jews sat down together in Babylon in 585 BC and concocted corrupted tales taken from different old cultures and civilizations including Zoroastrianism, Assyria, Dharma, Ge’ez, and Tengrism to invent the Hebrew Bible first orally then in writing only after they became literate.

To know the truth about Arabs and Islam read this comment, it says all:
[We turks fucked them arabs good. But not hard enough]

Do Jews Admit and Feel They Are Not Israelite?


The online edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel posted an article written by Ariel David on Jun 13, 2016, titled: “How the Jews Invented God, and Made Him Great”.

The article stated the following arguments: [The God of the Old Testament started out as just one of many deities of the ancient Israelites. It took a traumatic crisis to make him into the all-powerful creator of the world.]

[Support for the theory that Yhwh originated in the deserts of Israel and Arabia can be found in Egyptian texts from the late second millennium, which list different tribes of nomads collectively called “Shasu” that populated this vast desert region.

One of these groups, which inhabits the Negev, is identified as the “Shasu Yhw(h).” This suggests that this group of nomads may have been the first to have the god of the Jews as its tutelary deity.

“It is profoundly difficult to sort through the haze of later layers in the Bible, but insofar as we can, this remains the most plausible hypothesis for the encounter of Israelites with the Yhwh cult,” says David Carr, professor of Old Testament at Union Theological Seminary in New York City.

The many faces of god

How exactly the Shasu merged with the Israelites or introduced them to the cult of Yhwh is not known, but by the early centuries of the first millennium, he was clearly being worshipped in both the northern kingdom of Israel and its smaller, southern neighbor, the kingdom of Judah.

His name appears for the first time outside the Bible nearly 400 years after Merneptah, in the 9th-century BCE stele of Mesha, a Moabite king who boasts of defeating the king of Israel and “taking the vessels of Yhwh.” ]

[Snatching God from the jaws of defeat

The real conceptual revolution probably only occurred after the Babylonians’ conquest of Judah and arson of the First Temple in 587 B.C.E. The destruction and the subsequent exile to Babylon of the Judahite elites inevitably cast doubts on the faith they had put in Yhwh.

“The question was: how can we explain what happened?” Römer says. If the defeated Israelites had simply accepted that the Babylonian gods had proven they were stronger than the god of the Jews, history would have been very different.

But somehow, someone came up with a different, unprecedented explanation. “The idea was that the destruction happened because the kings did not obey the law of god,” Römer says. “It’s a paradoxical reading of the story: the vanquished in a way is saying that his god is the vanquisher. It’s quite a clever idea.]

Correcting the History of Israelite against the Jewish Stories


Israelite Journeys

Israelite Journeys

Aramaic land was stolen in 530 BC by Turkic Mongolian Persians who called themselves Jews and pretend to be from the tribe of Judah.

They were assisted by unfaithful Israelite who were brought in 580 BC from their homeland in the lands of Punt (the Horn of Africa) where the original Israel and the promised Israel were. They were invited to Neo-Babylonia in what the Old Testament call “Babylonian Exile”.

The unfaithful Puntite original Israelite were 100% Africans. They agreed with the Turkic Mongolian colonizers of Assyria to work together and invent the Jews, Judaism, Hebrew, and shift the original Israel from the lands Punt to Aramaic lands.

Those unfaithful Israelite were originally Ge’ez speaking then invented the Hebrew language by mixing Ge’ez with Persian and Aramaic and then became the Hebrew Israelite.

The Hebrew Israelite and the Turkic Mongolian Jews became one group of colonizers in colonized Aramaic lands which they called “Israel”; with the Jews as dominant majority.

The Hebrew Israelite are the lost sheep of the House of Israel mentioned by Yeshua: “I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel” (Matthew 15:24).

Early Christianity called for breaking the alliance between Hebrew Israelite with the Turkic Mongolian Jews. Yeshua asked them to repent and hold the Law of Moses.

Original Christianity was not an invention but rather revival of the Law of Moses and Abraham. Early Christianity threatened the legitimacy of that colony and the Jews, who share with the Romans and the Persians the same origin.

The Romans, the Jews, and the Hebrew Israelite fought back and turned early Christianity form the spiritual and moral teachings of Jesus to pagan practices about Jesus, and made him god and son of God.

The Hebrew Bible and also the New Testament were edited and revised too many times and became totally different from the original Ge’ez Bible and the teachings and history of Yeshua. The religion attributed to Jesus and called Christianity is actually not a separate new religion but only the restoration for the religion of Abraham which was restored before by Moses but his efforts failed.

The religion and the history of Abraham and his descendants are the religion and history of the lands of Punt. They were not meant to be international, global, and certainly not universal.

The Turkic Mongolians who originally from around the Altai Mountains and northern Tarim Basin of Western Mongolia, Eastern Kazakhstan, and Northern Uyghur turned the teachings of Abraham, Moses, Yeshua, and Mohamed into aggressive terrorist colonial tools; and they became global and even universal machines.

Genuine Israel and Israelite versus Fake Israel and Israelite

Genuine Israel and Israelite versus Fake Israel and Israelite

Persian Empire at the time of Xerxes I (519–465 BC) and Esther

Persian Empire at the time of Xerxes I (519–465 BC) and Esther

Stop Corruption and Give Back Christianity to its People


Persian Empire at the time of Xerxes I (519–465 BC) and Esther

Persian Empire at the time of Xerxes I (519–465 BC) and Esther

Israelite Journeys

Israelite Journeys

Don’t believe in a single origin of humanity. It is stupid insult for the power of almighty God; and it is arrogance from humanity to assume that the whole universe was created just for 7 billion persons.

Sensible smart creatures are all over the universe, not seeing and knowing them do not mean they don’t exit. People from Hawaii never came from migrants coming from Africa or other alleged origin. Human don’t fly, swim oceans, or cross continents on foot. This Biblical fake tale is just like saying that cats came from flies.

Yeshua said it clearly: “I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel” (Matthew 15:24). He didn’t say the lost sheep only but defined it by adding “of the house of Israel” and confirmed it by saying “only”.

“The lost sheep of the house of Israel” are definitely those collaborators from the Israelite who offended God and assisted the Turkic Mongolian Jews; and together they corrupted the word of God and colonized Aramaic lands illegitimately and against the Law given to Moses and all and other messengers.

Genuine Christianity, not the forged current Jewish Christianity, is not universal; but it is addressing the wicked Puntite people only. It is universal only in its basic principles of love, justice, and forgiveness. True Christianity is a local religion for the people of Punt only.

Any religion must not be used to manipulate, conquer, colorize, or deceive people. The church of Satan is the house of deception, forgeries, and injustice. It could be easily recognized by the least learned person. That is why most of humanity are at unease or even dejection with them, not because the majority are wicked but because they are of good nature but lost.

The problems with the Hebrew Bible, Old Testament and New Testament, and all other scriptures are not only in the non-originality of their texts but more importantly are in bad applications and wrong interpretations. All of these scriptures and teachings are being used out of their ethical, cultural, and historic contexts.

They were originally given by God to specific people not to everybody and everywhere in the universe. There are no universal religions, but definitely there is a universal faith. Return those religions to their legitimate people and find out yours and bring it in line with the basic principles of faith.

In a parable, don’t use one medication to treat all ailments, but use the universal medical knowledge to find out your appropriate medication.

Top Map: Persian Empire at the time of Xerxes I (519–465 BC) and Esther. Xerxes ruled from 486 BC until his assassination in 465. He is identified by his Hebrew name as Ahasuerus in the biblical Book of Esther. Xerxes is the Greek form of the Persian Khashayar. He sought to bring the various Greek city-states to heel, launching an invasion in 480 BC and conquered the Yunan (Ionia in Persian) and razed Athens.

Genuine Israel and Israelite versus Fake Israel and Israelite

Genuine Israel and Israelite versus Fake Israel and Israelite

One Universal Faith and a Multitude of Local Religions


One Universal Faith and a Multitude of Local Religions

One Universal Faith and a Multitude of Local Religions

I faithfully believe in God; but I don’t believe in any national, international, global, or universal religion.

Jesus was sent to the lost sheep of the House of Israel (i.e. to the Hebrew Israelite) only.

One Universal Faith and a multitude of local religions is the right path.

Never think we are alone in this endless universe.

And never think we should or could preach any religion to other planets, or even other nations.

Universal Faith, Local Religions, and Swadeshi


Universal Faith, Local Religions, and Swadeshi

Universal Faith, Local Religions, and Swadeshi

Swadeshi is that spirit in us which restricts us to the use and service of our immediate surroundings to the exclusion of the more remote.

Thus, as for religion, in order to satisfy the requirements of the definition, I must restrict myself to my ancestral religion. That is, the use of my immediate religious surrounding. If I find it defective, I should serve it by purging it of its defects.

Love is universal while practicing love depends on cultures. So is the relationship between Faith and religions.

Swadeshi applies also to migrants. In their case they need to leave behind their culture and religion and integrate into the culture and religion of the land and of the guardian people of that land.

If it is OK migrants are welcome; but if they don’t like it then they have to stay away and don’t trouble themselves and the established culture. The reason behind it is very logical since they are the best for the receiving guardian nation and developed from ancient experience and wisdom.

This doesn’t mean migrants have to change their Faith, it is only a change of the codes and practices of the Faith.

Cultures and religions are essentially dynamic, but they develop from within, and they interact with the internal and external changes and needs.

Injecting or imposing foreign culture and religion on any nation by immigrants will never result in any health condition or cohesion between the local and the foreign.

Persian Safavid conversion of Iran to Shia Islam


sects of Islam

sects of Islam

The Safavid conversion of Iran from Sunnism to Shiism took place roughly over the 16th through 18th centuries and made Iran the spiritual bastion of Shia Islam against the onslaughts of Sunni Islam.

It also ensured the dominance of the Twelver sect within Shiism over the Zaydiyyah and Ismaili sects, marking one of the most important turning points in the history of Islam. As a direct result, the population of the territory of present-day Iran and neighboring Azerbaijan were converted to Shia Islam at the same time in history.

The Safavid dynasty (1501–1736) was Persian and not from Iranian origin.

Iran’s population was mostly (90%) Sunni of the Shafi`i and Hanafi legal rites until the triumph of the Safavids (who had initially been Shafi`i Sufis themselves). Ironically, this was to the extent that up until the end of the 15th century the Ottoman Empire (the most powerful and prominent Sunni state and future arch-enemy of the Shia Safavids) used to send many of its Ulema (Islamic scholars) to Iran to further their education in Sunni Islam, due to a lack of Madrasahs (Islamic schools) within the Empire itself.

All the sects of Islam appeared after a very long time, more than a hundred years, from the Great Islamic civil war “First Fitna” (during 656 – 661 AD) that wrecked the original Islam . And, all of them appeared under unjust cruel rulers many of them colonizer monarchies unacceptable by the original teachings of Prophet Mohamed (pbuh).

The six Turkic groups are:
1- Turkic Muslim in Anatolia and Balkan, (fake Caucasians since Byzantine–Seljuq wars in 1048 Ad),
2- Turkic Shia Persians (fake Iranians since the Achaemenids in 550 BC),
3- Turkic Khazar Zionist Jews (fake Israelite since the tricky Babylonian “Return” in 520 BC),
4- Turkic rulers of Arabia (fake Arabs, following the death of Islam in 655 AD),
5- Turkic “Hindu” Indians and Gypsy (fake Aryans since the Persian conquest in 530 BC), and
6- Turkic Europeans (fake liberal Christians since the “Holy” “Roman” “Empire” in 962 AD)

Six Turkic Groups

Six Turkic Groups

The Routes of Turkic first invasions to India, Iran, Caucasus, Anatolia, East Europe, Levant, Arabia, and Africa around 600 BC. These invasions corrupted all region's major religions and created new tribal groups

The Routes of Turkic first invasions to India, Iran, Caucasus, Anatolia, East Europe, Levant, Arabia, and Africa around 600 BC. These invasions corrupted all region’s major religions and created new tribal groups

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Sufism the Gnostic chameleon – muscle and brain of Islam


Another great article confirms my believe that Sufism is just a Turkic socio-political enterprise not only in India and Asia but more importantly all over the world. It has unreligious origins and uses; and being promoted by Turkic groups infiltrating into all faiths.
International efforts and researches are much needed to expose such harmful deceptive practices and stop them from falsfying history and threaten national and international security, harmony and peace. Sufism is a ferousious Turkic-judaic wolf in an innocent sheep’s skin.

These articles are manifestations of the Turkic Sufism deceptive schemes of claiming that they are moderate, civilized and the solution.
“We are not here as Turkish Muslims to put ourselves in the service of Islam, but to put Islam in the service of life. (Fethullah Gu¨len)” For example what is meant by “life” in this quote actually means “Turkic life” which implies the use of different forms of Islam to serve their plans. Create conflicts then pretend they are the solution. They claim they are not the evil Salafists and they can help the World to moderate Islam, while they are the problem and the solution at the same time!!!!!!

Islamophobia and the “Negative Media Portrayal of Muslims”

 An Exposition of Sufism, A Critique of the Alleged “Clash of Civilizations”

“The predominantly negative media portrayal of Islam and Muslims needs to be balanced by widespread knowledge of peace-loving Muslims who pursue the path towards union of love and will with God. Such is the phenomenon of Sufism”!!!!!!!!!!😱

Region: Middle East & North Africa

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US post-9/11 Strategy in the Muslim World: Promote Sunni, Shiite, Arab and non-Arab Divides

By Abdus Sattar Ghazali

 Global Research, June 25, 2005

“In March 2004, the Rand Corporation released a report – titled “Civil Democratic Islam: Partners, Resources, and Strategies” – that called for supporting the modernists Muslims against “fundamentalists and traditionalists”  and promoting Sufism to formulate a market economy version of Islam.”!!!!!!😵
American Muslim Perspective 24 December 2004

Few more articles and books revealing Sufism

1- article “SUFISM IN INDIA: Its origin, history and politics.  Paper No. 924 16/02/2004  by R.Upadhyay”

 

2- In the Name of Allah: Understanding Islam and Indian History
Raziuddin Aquil
Penguin, Viking, 2009 – India – 289 pages
The history of Islam in India has resulted in impassioned debates between scholars-from the secularists to the Hindu right. Arguing that these histories tend to project modern concerns back in time, Raziuddin Aquil conducts a dispassionate investigation of the period between the thirteenth and the nineteenth centuries, from the heyday of Muslim political domination of large areas of the Subcontinent to the decline of the Mughals, accompanied by the transformations colonialism brought in its wake.
Using texts from the medieval and early modern periods, Aquil uncovers connections between a variety of factors-the religious orthodoxy or the ulama; Muslim rulers’ attempts to deal with competing religious ideologies; the influence of Sufi traditions; the emergence of Sikhism and its tenuous relationship with Islam; and the development of Urdu as a language of the people. Situating his arguments in the context of contemporary politics involving Hindus and Muslims, Islam and the West, and the longterm struggles within Muslim societies between reason and faith, Aquil contends that some of the issues explored here have come down to us from medieval times while others have been transformed completely into concerns that are purely modern in origin.
Penetrating and readable, In the Name of Allah tackles the legacy of Muslim rule in India, and in the process presents Islam as a complex and continually changing tradition.

3- Sufism, Culture, and Politics: Afghans and Islam in Medieval North India, by: Raziuddin Aquil
Oxford University Press, 2007 – Religion – 268 pages
Strongly grounded in Persian manuscripts, many of them unpublished, this book makes an innovative and original intervention in the existing debates on the questions of medieval politics, patterns of governance as well as the relationship between politics, Islam and Muslim religious leaders. Exploding the myth that Sufis, especially Chishtis, kept aloof from politics, it shows how Sufis enjoyed royal patronage and helped legitimise Aghans’ political cause. The author also explores the contributions of Sufis and Afghans to vernacular literature and devotional music. Contesting existing notions of the “tribal” character of Afghan political institutions, he argues that Surs and other Afghan dynasties drew upon Persian understandings of universal kingship to put in place a coherent monarchical system. The book also discusses how Rajputs and other non-Muslims collaborated with the Aghans to broaden the base of government apparatus.

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Timbuktu-Damage Timbuktu-Sunni activist – resurgence of animosity between Salafists and Sufis

Sufism came recently  into the CNN spotlight when Al Qaeda-linked Mali Islamists armed with Kalashnikov’s and pick-axes destroyed centuries-old mausoleums of saints in the UNESCO-listed city of Timbuktu. Sufism is historically known  from the 5th century A.D on (first Sufi order was founded 657), and has survived as the only mystic (gnostic) religion the purges of the three fighting monotheist religions.  This article wants to explore its religious and historical roots, and its compatibility to the psychoanalytic concepts of C. G. Jung. Like in the “Golden Words of a Sufi Sheikh”, Sufism appears as a Gnostic chameleon always nodding its head. Gnostic thoughts had been rejected by Christianity, found a new host and became its spiritual brain, the muscle and sinew. First by oral tradition, later in writings, still later as Janissaries. Sufism is very appealing to intellectuals.  Sufism and Gnosticism take over silently, hence were often purged violently by Islam…

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Terrorism of Turks Gog and Magog


Atlas of the Bible Magog in Turkey

Atlas of the Bible Magog in Turkey

(The processes of inventing Jews, the Talmud, and Judaism is explained in the following article: The Invention of Judaism in Babylonian Iraq  and in another article Replacing Semitic Judeans and Torah with Turkic Jews and Talmud )

The prophecy of Ezekiel 38 and 39, often referred to as the Battle of Gog and Magog, is hands-down one of the most important and influential end-time prophecies in all of Scripture. But it is also one of the most controversial and widely misunderstood prophecies.

Gog and Magog are names that appear in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament), notably Ezekiel, and the Book of Revelation, sometimes indicating individuals and sometimes lands and peoples. Sometimes, but not always, they are connected with the end times, and the passages from the Book of Ezekiel and Revelation in particular have attracted attention for this reason. From ancient times to the late Middle Ages, Gog and Magog were identified with Eurasian nomads such as the Khazars, Huns and Mongols and were conflated with various other legends concerning Alexander the Great, the Amazons, Red Jews, and the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel, and became the subject of much fanciful literature. They appear in the Qur’an as Yajuj and Majuj, and the Muslim world identified them first with Turkic tribes from Central Asia and later with the Mongols. In modern times they remain associated with apocalyptic thinking, especially in the United States and the Muslim world.

As one nomadic people followed another on the Eurasian steppes, so the identification of Gog and Magog shifted. In the 9th and 10th centuries these kingdoms were identified by some with the lands of the Khazars, a Turkic people who had converted to Judaism and whose empire dominated Central Asia–the 9th-century monk Christian of Stavelot referred to Gazari, said of the Khazars that they were “living in the lands of Gog and Magog” and noted that they were “circumcised and observing all [the laws of] Judaism. Arab traveler ibn Fadlan also reported of this belief, writing around 921 he recorded that “Some hold the opinion that Gog and Magog are the Khazars.” According to the famous Khazar Correspondence (c. 960), King Joseph of Khazaria claimed that his people were the descendants of “Kozar”, the seventh son of Togarmah.

The early Muslim traditions were summarised by al-Qazwini (d. 1283) in a popular work saying: “They scratch at their wall each day until they almost break through, and each night God restores it, but when they do break through they will be so numerous that “their vanguard is in Syria and their rear in Khorasan.”

When Yajuj an Majuj were identified with real peoples it was the Turks, who threatened Baghdad and northern Iran; later, when the Mongols destroyed Baghdad in 1258, it was they who were Gog and Magog.

Modern apocalypticism
In Europe expectations of the end-times have receded with the advance of a secular worldview during the 19th century. This has not been the case in the U.S., where a 2002 poll indicated that 59% of Americans believed the events predicted in the Book of Revelation would come to pass.

Considering geographical knowledge in Ezekiel’s time (during the Babylonian Exile), the northern most land of that day would be placed in Asia Minor or Anatolia-today known as Turkey-an Islamic nation, and one rediscovering its Islamist roots, thanks to Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The only conclusion can be that Gog and Magog is Turkey.

The New Moody Atlas of the Bible p. 93 places Magog in Turkey.

The Zondervan Atlas of the Bible p. 83 places Magog in Turkey.

The Holman Bible Atlas p. 36 places Magog in Turkey.

The IVP Atlas of Bible History p. 18 also places Magog in Turkey.

Most conservative, trained scholars of the Bible use what is called the historical-grammatical method of interpretation. This is to say that they simply identify the names found within Ezekiel’s prophecy according to how Ezekiel himself would have understood them. Thus in the late seventh and early sixth century B.C. when Ezekiel prophesied, Magog, Meshech and Tubal were known to have dwelt in Asia Minor, or modern-day Turkey.

The only conclusion can be that Gog and Magog is Turkey.

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