Dabiq: First shots fired at site of Islamic State’s apocalyptic prophecy
In Syria. Dabiq is to Islam, like Megiddo is to Christianity . For many This is Big News.
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The prophecy of Dabiq has strong parallels with Christian tales.
Like Dabiq, the Armageddon of the Bible’s New Testament book of Revelations is centred on a town — on the hill of Megiddo.
As with Dabiq, this is supposed to be the start point of a dramatic and catastrophic conflict — one that eventually destroys the world.
Dabiq featured in a vision, one which saw an apocalyptic fight against Islam’s chief enemy — Rome — on the fields surrounding the town.
“The last hour will not come until the Romans arrived in al-A’maq or Dabiq, and an army consisting of the best people on earth in those days will hasten them from Medina,” the Prophet Mohammed declared some 1400 years ago.
Islamic State resolved to make this prophecy real.