China Is Now About To Go To War Against ISIS After Muslims Murdered Four Chinese Citizens
By Theodore Shoebat
China’s president, Xi Jinping declared that China will go to war against ISIS after Muslim terrorist murdered Chinese citizens.
ISIS boasted that it murdered Fan Jinghui, a Beijing man, aged 50
years, together with Ole Johan Grimsgaard-Ofstad of Norwegian. ISIS published the pictures of the men in their magazine Dabiq, dead and riddled with bullets. They then snidely said in the propaganda publication that the two victims were abandoned by “kaffir” nations.
President Xi announced that China will fortify its participation with the international community in order to diminish the violent Islamic terrorist organization, for the cause of world peace. He also ordered that security be strengthened inside and outside of China’s borders.
Hopefully China will eventually cultivate itself to be a force for good and an instrument for God’s righteous wrath. Homosexuality is not very tolerated in China and thats a good thing. God willing they will be a Christian country and will be a means to God’s justice.
If we are going to learn about China, we must learn about Japan. Here is an essay I wrote on the coming war with Japan, and China’s and the US’ future role in fighting a Turkish-Japanese alliance.
THE COMING WAR BETWEEN CHRISTENDOM AND GNOSTIC HERETICS
When it comes to the Antichrist, what so few know is that besides the fact that the Antichrist is one who denies Father and Son (1 John 2:22), he is also a gnostic who believes that the body and all matter is evil, and this is what is rarely discussed. The two nations that have gnostic, and are striving to have nuclear weapons in alarming speed, are Japan and Turkey, the two nations that will become the greatest threat to Christian civilization, the United States and global security. This article is d ong since Shoebat.com decided to embark on extensive research as to the dangers that is coming.
Few consider this, but this is so crucial in unlocking the mystery of the Antichrist religion.
St. John the Apostle gave us the criteria for Antichrist. The holy Apostle says that “He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.” (1 John 2:22) In the same epistle he declares that “every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.” (1 John 4:3) In his second epistle St. John writes that “many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.” (2 John 1:7)
From this we know that Antichrist rejects the Father and the Son, and believes that Christ never came in the flesh. This is the criteria for Antichrist. What this implies is that the Antichrist will be a gnostic, or one who will say that the world is an illusion, and that the body is evil. The gnostic idea says that Christ never came in the flesh, and this idea really springs from its belief that the world is really an illusion.
The problem with those who say that Islam is antichrist, is that they do not bring in the gnostic connection. They mention the passage, “He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son” (1 John 2:22), but they ignore the other two passages that describe the gnostic heresy.
Most Muslims would not tell you that the world is an illusion, or that Christ never came in the flesh, but there is one major school of Islam that does, and that is Sufism, and this is why we focus so much on this sect. Within the Koran itself it says that the world is an illusion, and the Sufis are the only Muslims who take this passage seriously:
Know that the worldly life is only a game, a temporary attraction, a means of boastfulness among yourselves and a place for multiplying your wealth and children. It is like the rain which produces plants that are attractive to the unbelievers. These plants flourish, turn yellow, and then become crushed bits of straw. In the life hereafter there will be severe torment or forgiveness and mercy from God. The worldly life is only an illusion. (Surah 57:20)
The two major empires that have fought for the cause of gnostic religion, probably more than any other empire in history, are the Ottoman Empire and Imperial Japan. The Ottoman’s fought for the cause of Sufism, and the Japanese for the cause of Buddhism, which is a gnostic religion that advances the idea that the world is an illusion. As the founder of Zen Buddhism, Bodhisdharma, said:
The sutras say, “All appearances are illusions.” They have no fixed existence, no constant form. They’re impermanent. Don’t cling to appearances, and you’ll be of one mind with the Buddha. The sutras say, “That which is free of all form is the Buddha.” (Bodhidharma, Bloodstream Sermon, trans. Red Pine)
Both Sufism and Buddhism have gnostic views on human life, that all reality is an illusion and that we must “escape” this illusion into the true reality of “emptiness.” The devil wants us to think that such an idea is one of “peace” and “tranquility,” but the truth is that any religion that teaches that we must sever ourselves from the body, is from the very depths of hell. St. Gregory Palamas zealously taught that this idea, of severing the self from the body, is utterly demonic and the originator of all heresies:
On the other hand, to make the mind “go out”, not only from fleshly thoughts, but out of the body itself, with the aim of contemplating intelligible visions — that is the greatest of the Hellenic errors, the root and source of all heresies, an invention of demons, a doctrine which engenders folly and is itself the product of madness. (St. Gregory Palamas, The Triads, C, 4, trans. Gendle)
For those of you who think that Turkey and Japan are harmless, and that we should just forget about their violent histories and “move on,” lets look to modern Turkey and Japan and see how their religions play a role in their governments and their aspirations for empire.
WHY JAPAN IS A THREAT
Shinzo Abe, Japan’s prime minister, dissolved the lower parliament of Japan in order to have a snap or early election and the victor will be announced in mid-December, and surveys already show that Abe’s ruling coalition could keep a two-thirds majority of the lower parliament. If this happens (and it will) it will enable Abe and his coalition party (the Liberal Democratic Party and the Buddhist New Komeito Party) to pass their policies without much resistance. According to Japanese newspapers Asahi, Nikkei and Yomiuri, the projections show that Abe will take 300 or more of the chamber’s 475 seats, which will establish Abe and his coalition party with the most leverage and power.
I predict that Abe and his coalition will be the victor, and this will make him the longest ruling prime minister of Japan in four decades. Japan is cleverly using America’s fear of China as a pretext to start war with the Chinese, and to ultimately bring Japan back to its former glory. When the reality of this plan becomes more conspicuous and is commenced, the greatest ally to Japan will be Turkey.
In just April of this year, the Japanese parliament approved and confirmed a measure that they will begin exporting nuclear plants into Turkey, as one report from the Japan Times confirms:
Tokyo and Ankara have also boosted bilateral nuclear cooperation recently.
In April this year, the Diet approved an agreement to enable nuclear plant exports to Turkey.
On top of this, Shinzo Abe just did away with Japan’s sixty year long policy that it will never use its nuclear plants, and has already begun restarting nuclear power plants. Japan is now working to become militarily independent from the US, and will be working on the creation of its own fighter jet in the near future. Japan is also on its way to having nuclear weapons, with enough plutonium to create more than 5000 nuclear bombs, and with production efficient enough to produce these very weapons within six months.
This striving to be independent from the US, alongside Japan’s goal to control the East Asian seas, will be a catalyst that’ll make Japan’s clash with the US inevitable, since America’s desire is for a convenient jurisdiction over the oceans. Many people in America lambast is for exposing Japan’s evil intent against the US. However, we don’t speak without a foundation. One of the best political scientists in the world, George Friedman, the CEO of intelligence agency STRATFOR, wrote in his book The Coming War With Japan:
If Japan is to move up the scale of its strategic goals, it must clash with the United States. Only if Japan accepts the idea that its economic and political well-being will be guaranteed by a foreign power, one increasingly hostile in tone to Japan, and with fundamentally different interests, can a clash be averted. This is extremely problematic. Neither the US nor Japan is a wicked country. Each is a frightened one, and their fears are well founded in history. Each nation tries to protect itself as best it can. For the US this has been extremely easy, once its first goal was achieved. For Japan, everything has come hard, as it has for most countries. But the fatal necessity of moving up the scale of strategic principles is still there. As will be seen, Japan is already beginning the journey, one that must culminate in a clash with the with United States’ desire for a stable, peaceful, and unchallenged hegemony over the world’s oceans.
Friedman’s analysis is usually prudent and filled with foresights, but what it misses is the religious element within this coming war, which we will discuss soon.
There are fanatics within Japan who want to use the state to pull to push Japan foreword into its imperial days, and there are people within Japan who are saying that Japan is going into a war.
AMERICA’S WAR WITH JAPAN WILL HAPPEN AGAIN
Japan will not only clash with the United States, but with Russia, whose history of war with Japan is deeper and much longer than that of the United States. What was the largest land battle in the history of modern warfare? It was one between Japan and Russia: the Battle of Mukden, that lasted from February 20th to March 10th in 1905.
This battle was part of a greater conflict called the Russo-Japanese War which lasted from 1904 to 1905. Before this, Japan invaded China in the First Sino-Japanese War; Russia, being an ally to the Chinese, did not want Japan to dominate the region, but it was not powerful enough to face Japan alone. Russia, then, requested that France and Germany work with it to intervene against Japan’s claim to the Liaotung Peninsula. Together the three nations forced Japan out of China.
But, this was only a temporary victory; France had no serious interest in the South Pacific, Germany was quite indifferent to Japan’s advances, and England refused to be a part of the intervention. The only threat left for Japan was Russia, and the Japanese knew that war with the Russians was inevitable if it wanted to obtain control over East Asia. (See George Friedman, The Coming War With Japan, ch. 1, pp. 31-32)
There were numerous battles that were fought, but none could compare to the Battle of Mukden, the largest battle ever in the history of modern warfare. In this horrific event, Japan took the victory, and 97,000 Russian Christian warriors lost their lives. The Russians have never forgotten this, and will never forget it, and it is stories like this that keep Russia as a formidble stronghold against Japan.
In the Battle of Tsushima, only a one day naval battle (May 27-28, 1905), 6000 Russian fighters were martyred, while the Japanese had only 600 causalities. (See James Bradley, Flyboys, ch. 3, p. 31) President Theodore Roosevelt praised the Japanese for their slaughter of the Russians, and at the same time expressed his contempt for the Chinese:
Bad as the Chinese are, no human beings, black, yellow or white, could be quite as untruthful, as insincere, arrogant — in short as untrustworthy in every way — as the Russians under their present system. I was pro-Japanese before, but after my experience with the peace commissioners I am far stronger pro-Japanese than ever. (H.W. Brands, T.R.: The Last Romantic, ch. 20, p. 540)
Roosevelt, with his belief in social Darwinism, believed that he could now control a “civilized race” to dominate their neighboring Asian countries, and essentially dominate Asia so the United States would not have to, “with, of course,” said Roosevelt, “a paramount interest in what surrounds the Yellow Sea” (See Bradley, Flyboys, ch. 3, p. 31). The Yellow Sea is the East China Sea, the very body of water Japan and China are struggling for right now, with the United States, as in the time of Roosevelt, taking the side of the Japanese.
History is surely repeating itself. The United States is giving its trust to Japan because the Americans firmly believe that the Japanese can be used as a balancer against China and Russia, just as Roosevelt believed. It will be because of our refusal to learn from history, that America will again have to face another Japanese enemy.
Before WW2 Americans like Roosevelt thought Japan was our friend, and little did they know that these Eastern minded people were calculatingly using America’s trust as a means to their goal: world domination. Little is known that in 1925, just only three years after the US and Japan agreed to a treaty, Okawa Shumei, a pro-Muslim fanatic who spoke fluent Arabic and who wrote the first Japanese translation of the Quran, affirmed the inevitability of Japan going to war with the US as part of a cosmic spiritual struggle that would usher in a new world:
Before a new world appears, there must be a deadly fight between the powers of the West and the East. This theory is realized in the American challenge to Japan. The strongest country in Asia is Japan and the strongest country that represents Europe is America. …These two countries are destined to fight. Only God knows when it will be. (In Iris Chang, The Rape of Nanking, ch. 1, p. 27)
This was said just in a time when it looked as though the US and Japan were in good terms. Just as today, Americans believe that Japan is our ally, but what they are ignoring is Japan’s ambition to dominate Asia. As Shumei observed, before WW2 Japan was the most powerful nation in Asia, and America the most powerful in the West, and these two nations are in the same state of power today. And quite similarly, America is being just as negligent with Japan as it was before WW2.
This trust in Japan was so strong that the United States would help Japan, though unknowingly, become the powerful adversary it would fight against in WW2. Roosevelt practically gave Korea to Japan with the full intent of having the Japanese rule over the Koreans, saying,
Korea should be entirely within Japan’s sphere of interest.
Foreknowing that Japan was going to invade, the king of Korea, Gojong, asked the United States for protection, but as is typical of how America treats its allies, the Americans ordered all of their troops to pull from Korea, and convinced the Western powers to withdraw theirs forces as well. Korea was a helpless victim. The Japanese swallowed all of Korea, completely deprived it of independence, and threw the king out. Within a very short time, the Japanese hung thousands of Korean nationalists from the gallows. (See Bradley, Flyboys, ch. 3, p. 31)
Why such trust in the Japanese, to the point of allowing them to invade all of Korea? To the American it was all a geo-political strategy, just as it is today. They never focused on the religion of Japan, just as they never focus on the religion of Turkey today. Specialists on this subject love to attribute everything to geopolitics, and never to religion. But what they don’t understand (or don’t want to understand) is that geopolitics is only a means to religion. Turkey and Japan want to control Asia and take land, for the cause of religion.
After Japan defeated the Russians in the Russo-Japanese War, the Japanese took the Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands (called the Northern Territories), but in WW2 the Russians retook these lands and till this day the Japanese are claiming that these territories belong to them. Shinzo Abe just recently announced that he is going to try to finally settle this dispute over the Kuril Islands, saying,
My mission as a politician, as prime minister, is to resolve the problem of the Northern Territories at any cost [and to conclude a peace treaty]
But this announcement of a treaty is a bogus one. For one, Shinzo Abe’s call for peace is not truly about sincere peace between Japan and Russia, but about taking the resources of the Northern Territories that would increase Japan’s power significantly in its journey to dominate East Asia. According to one report, the disputed region “is virtually an untapped source of oil, natural gas, diamonds, timber and other raw materials that would not only help diversify Japan’s energy supplies, but also its economy as a whole.”
Moreover, the Russians will not give up the Sakhalin nor the Kuril Islands to the Japanese. The Russians don’t forget their history, and so they will not just lend the territories to the Japanese after so many Russians died fighting for it. This assessment is also based on the fact that Kremlin chief of staff Sergei Ivanov already announced that the Russian government is going to spend 64 billion rubles ($1.25 billion) on the development of the Kuril Islands between 2016 and 2025.
In addition to this, in August of this year, the Russians and the Chinese both conducted military training exercises, or “combat readiness drills” right on the Kuril Islands. The Russian Ministry of Defense described the exercise as
The paratroopers conduct reconnaissance, ensure the safety of airfields and landing sites, engage in looking for, spotting and destroying reconnaissance sabotage groups of a simulated enemy operating in the coastal areas of Primorye, Chukotka, Kemchatka, Kuril and Sakhalin islands
Why would they be conducting this training session? Because Russia knows that Japan is an enemy that wants the Kuril and Sakhalin islands. This is made more obvious by the fact that the Russians, just this year, did a simulated naval battle right in the Sea of Japan itself, as we read in one report:
Ships of Russia’s Pacific Fleet held a “sea battle” training in the Sea of Japan and the Sea of Okhotsk, an official in the Russian Defence Ministry’s press service told ITAR-TASS on Wednesday.
During the training, Pacific Fleet navymen hit a number of training targets from shipboard artillery mounts, the Ministry official added.
Earlier in the day, the Defence Ministry official pointed out, that the Pacific Fleet anti-submarine ships set out from basing stations and surmounted simulated mine barriers. While doing so, small anti-submarine ships were defending the entire group against submarines of a simulated enemy.
Besides, the Pacific Fleet’s anti-submarine ships, in conjunction with on-shore missile and artillery units, drilled action to defend basing stations.”
What is the purpose of this but to prepare for a war with Japan?
WAR WITH JAPAN WILL BE A HOLY WAR
The Russians aren’t going anywhere, and anyone who thinks that Russia is just going to acquiesce to the Japanese does not know the nature of the East. Russia will combat two major superpowers in the future: Turkey, the most powerful of Muslim countries, and Japan, the most powerful of Buddhist countries. It will be a holy war, between Christians and gnostics.
The Russo-Japanese War of 1904 and 1905 was a holy war, in which the Russian Christians fought Buddhists who desired to bring the whole world into the state of Buddhist enlightenment. As the Russians and Japanese were fighting each other, the Russian writer Tolstoi, asked the Japanese Buddhist authority Soen, to join him in an effort to bring peace between the two countries. Soen replied with these words:
Even though Buddha forbade the taking of life, he also taught that until all sentient beings are united together through the exercise of infinite compassion, there will never be peace. Therefore, as a means of bringing into harmony those things which are incompatible, killing and war are necessary. (Quoted in the August 7th 1904 issue of Heimin Shimbun (No. 39), in Victoria, Zen At War, ch. 2, p. 29)
In other words, because the whole world is not in “Nirvana” or “enlightenment” then wars will be fought until all of humanity is under universal “infinite compassion.”
Inoue Enryo, a distinguished Japanese priest of the Meiji period of Japan declared that Russia was an enemy of the Buddha, and that the war with Russia was a struggle between Christianity and Buddhism:
Buddhism is a teaching of compassion, a teaching for living human beings. Therefore, fighting on behalf of living human beings is in accord with the spirit of compassion. In the event hostilities break out between Japan and Russia, it is only natural that Buddhists should fight willingly, for what is this if not repaying the debt of gratitude we owe the Buddha? It goes without saying that this a war to protect the state and sustain our fellow countrymen. Beyond that, however, it is the conduct of a bodhisattva [enlightenment being] seeking to save untold millions of living souls throughout China and Korea from the jaws of death. Therefore Russia is not only the enemy of our country, it is also the enemy of the Buddha. In Russia state and religion are one, and there is no religious freedom. Thus, religion is used as a chain in order to unify the [Russian] people. Therefore, when they [the Russian people] see Orientals, they are told that the latter are the bitter enemies of their religion [Christianity]. It is for this reason that on the one hand this is a war of politics and on the other hand it is a war of religion. …If theirs is the army of God, then ours is the army of the Buddha. It is in this way that Russia is not only the enemy of our country but of the Buddha as well. (Inoue Enryo, Enryo Kowa-shu, pp. 299-302, in Brian Victoria, Zen at War, ch. 2, p. 30)
As it was a holy war between Russia and Japan, so will it be a holy war again with Japan in the future. Not only will Japan and Turkey make an alliance, their religions will also make an alliance.
In Japan’s war against Russia, Japanese soldiers would repeat the name “Amitabha Buddha” over and over again, even when they lied dying in the battlefield after fighting with Russian soldiers. General Hayashi Senjuro, who fought against Russia, wrote of how “Japanese soldiers recited the name of Amida Buddha in chorus, even as they died. I was deeply moved by the power of the Buddhist faith as revealed in these soldiers’ actions.” (“Bukkyo Nippon no Shihyo o Kataru Zadankai” (A Discussion on the Aims of Japanese Buddhism) in Daihorin (March 1937), pp. 91-93, in Victoria, Zen At War, ch. 2, p. 31)
The Japanese soldiers did this with the belief that by repeating the name of Amitabha Buddha, they would be ready for death and enter paradise. In a Japanese book published in 1905, called A General Survey of Evangelization during Wartime, it reads
Reciting the name of Amida Buddha makes it possible to march onto the battlefield firm in the belief that death will bring rebirth in paradise. (Quoted in Daito Satoshi, Otera no Kane wa Naranakatta, pp. 131-132, in Victoria, Zen At War, ch. 2, p. 34)
This ritual was learned by the Japanese from reading the Indian Sukhavati sutras, and became very popular on account of the teachings of the Tendai school of Mahayana Buddhism. Tendai monks would gather together in a ninety-day pilgrimage in Mount Hiei outside Kyoto, and circumambulate around an image of Amitabha Buddha and repeatedly chant the name of “namu amida butsu.” (See Donald S. Lopez Jr.’s intro to Genshin’s Avoiding Hell, Gaining Heaven)
This has a striking resemblance to what the Muslims Sufis do. They as well circumambulate over and over again as they chant the names Allah and Muhammad with the intention of reaching “fana” or the annihilation of the body and the entering of the spirit into the eternal presence of Allah. They also form a circle and repeat the Shahada (la ilaha illallah)
The repetition of the name of Amitabha Buddha, was greatly popularized in Japan by a Buddhist monk named Genshin, who was influenced by both Chinese and Indian texts. He wrote that the one who repeats the name of Amitabha Buddha before death, will enter into a trance and be seated in the “lotus throne” of the Buddhist paradise. This is why the Japanese soldiers did this chant before perishing on the battlefield. As Genshin wrote:
When people who have accumulated merit from recalling the buddha (nembutsu) and who have directed their minds toward the pure land for many years are about to die, a sense of spiritual satisfaction naturally arises. This sense of peace occurs because Amitabha Buddha, in fulfillment of his original vows, along with a host of bodhisattvas and a hundred thousand bhiksus shine a radiance that appears before their eyes. …Know that at the moment the dying person in his grass hut closes his eyes, he is seating himself on the lotus throne. (Genshin, Anthology of Essential Teaching for Deliverance to the Pure Land, Seek Deliverance to the Pure Land, ed. Lopez, Jr., ellipses mine)
The lotus tree in heaven as is taught by Buddhism, is also taught in Islam, for in the Koran it speaks of the “lote tree” in the highest realm of paradise:
So did Allah convey the inspiration to His Servant what He (meant) to convey.
The heart in no way falsified that which he saw.
Will ye then dispute with him concerning what he saw?
For indeed he saw him at a second descent,
Near the Lote-tree beyond which none may pass:
Near it is the Garden of Abode.
Behold, the Lote-tree was shrouded (in mystery unspeakable!)
(His) sight never swerved, nor did it go wrong!
For truly did he see, of the Signs of his Lord, the Greatest! (Koran 53:10-18)
As the Buddhist monks and priests instilled into the Japanese soldiers the zeal to fight their “holy war,” the Sufis of the Ottoman Empire was the force behind the spirit of Jihadism for the Muslim soldiers. (See Moczar, Islam at the Gates, ch. i, p. 29) Before the Ottomans invaded Constantinople in 1453, Dervishes, or Sufi mystics, visited the tents of the Muslims and danced to the sound of the mystical and wild music as they repeated their chants, and with the harmony of lute, kaval, drum and voice, they instilled in the warriors the fearlessness of death and the hope of the gardens of paradise where flowed rivers of wine and where reposed the black eyed and voluptuous virgins. (See Gibbon, Decline and Fall, lxviii, pp. 1208-1209)
Jalal al-Din Rumi, the most influential of all Sufi writers in the history of Islam, wrote that one could successfully build empires, obtain victories in battles, take the lands of others and pillage their property, if he practices ascetic Sufism of the Dervish, or “the way of poverty” as he called it in a discourse entitled, “The Company of dervishes,” in which he wrote:
The way of poverty is a way for you to attain all your hopes and desires. Whatever you have longed for will certainly come to you this way. The conquests of armies, victory over the enemy, capturing land and property, superiority over your contemporaries, elegance of speech and writing or anything else. When you have chosen the way of poverty all these things will come to you. …When you enter the world of poverty and practice it, God most High bestows kingdoms and worlds on you which you could never have imagined. (Rumi, The Company of dervishes, ed. Rogers, ellipses mine)
Similarly, in Mahayana Buddhism (the Buddhism Japan upholds) there is the belief that if a king upholds true Buddhist teachings (Dharma), then the Buddhist “Four Heavenly Kings” (considered to be gods) will exalt that king to be the king of all kings. In the Suvarnaprabhasottama Sutra, or the Golden Light Sutra, one of the most popular Buddhist scriptures in Japan, it reads that it is the king’s position to govern through Dharma, and if he does this efficiently, he will be ascended above all kings and the most powerful of sovereigns:
We cause all gods, dragons, …demons and spirits, as well as all human kings to govern the world by means of this true dharma and to expel and keep in check all the evils. …World-Honored One [the Buddha], if there is a person who receives, upholds, reads and recites this sutra, and a king should make offering to, venerate, honour and practice it, we will cause that king to be revered and honoured as the foremost among all kings, and to be praised together by the kings of all these other lands. (Golden Light Sutra, Chapter on the Four Divine Kings, ed. Lopez, Jr.)
Buddhism, just as in Islam, believes in a unification between Ins (humankind) and Jinn (demonkind), to rule the earth under a one world religion, so in the Dharma as we can see in the text just quoted where it speaks of how “demons and spirits” and “human kings” are to govern the world by means of this true dharma”.
This connection between Sufi Islam and war was further illustrated by Rumi when he explained that to wage jihad is an act of worship and Sufism unto itself. He explains this by telling a story in which the Parvana (or chief minister) sends a message to his Sufi master on how his battle against the Mongols is keeping him from doing meditation, saying “My heart and soul are intent upon serving God night and day. But owing to my preoccupation with Mongol affairs, I am unable to perform that service.” The Sufi master replies:
Those works too are service done for God since they are the means of maintaing peace and security for the people of Islam … You have sacrificed yourself, your possessions and your physical well-being to bring inner tranquility to their hearts. Because of that Muslims can peacefully obey God’s will. This too is serving God. (Rumi, Service done for God is proof of divine favor, ed. Rogers)
The Janissaries, the most vicious and toughest warriors of the Ottoman Empire, and who truly were the ones fortifying the entire empire and keeping control of its provinces, were part of the Sufi Bektashi Order. (See Yanis Toussulis, Sufism and the Way of Blame, ch. 6, p. 95)
Here is a modern video showing the Bektashi chant:
In the United States there are Sufi leaders declaring the coming of an Ottoman Caliphate. For example, Lokman Effendi, a popular Sufi leader in America, has affirmed that the Mahdi will lead the Ottoman Empire and wipe out 7/8 of the population.
All of these examples illustrate how involved Sufism was within Islamic warfare, in the Ottoman Empire, and how it will be just as influential when the Ottoman Empire revives. To illustrate to you the major religious drive behind Erdogan’s plan to revive the Ottoman Empire, here is a video of the most prominent Sufi ideologue of Turkey today, Nazim Kibrisi giving a speech declaring the restoration of the Ottoman Empire, with Erdogan and many other prestigious politicians in the very large audience of the Turkish Student Union, with thousands upon thousands of students cheering in the background:
BUDDHISM IS STILL DANGEROUS TODAY
Sufism will be the religious system of the revived Ottoman Empire, and Buddhism will be the religious force behind the revived Imperial Japan. One can see the influence of Buddhism in the Japanese government even today.
Shoshu Hirai is the Zen Buddhist priest who ministers to Shinzo Abe, the Prime Minister of Japan. Abe attends Hirai’s temple, called the Zenshoan, to meditate, as we read from one report:
Shinzo Abe resigned as prime minister in 2007, a once-promising politician shackled by low support ratings, embarrassed by gaffes and scandals of his Cabinet members and hobbled by an intractable illness.
Seven months later, the largely forgotten
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