By: Sonja van den Ende
According to the “believes”and indoctrination of a lot of terrorists brigade member of ISIS, IS, Al-Nusra and Al-Queda, their strong believe is that the endgame will be the battle at Dabiq, there they will meet the “white”crusaders and crush them:
The Battle of Marj Dābiq (Arabic: مرج دابق, meaning “the meadow of Dābiq”; Turkish: Mercidabık Muharebesi) was a decisive military clash in Middle Eastern history, fought on 24 August 1516, near the town of Dabiq, 44 km north of Aleppo, Syria. The battle was part of the Ottoman–Mamluk War (1516–17) between the Ottoman Empire and the Mamluk Sultanate, which ended ultimately in an Ottoman victory, the conquest of most of the Middle East by the Ottoman Empire, and the end of the Mamluk Sultanate. The Ottoman Empire’s victory in this battle gave it control of the entire region of Syria.
You guessed it, they are fans of the Ottoman Empire, which occupied Syria until 1918, the Ottoman Empire was defeated by the European allies, under which France, who then occupied Syria, until it became independent on: 24 October 1945. The last French troops left in 1948.
The members of ISIS or IS, are obssesed with the Dabiq Batlle, they even called their monthly magazine Dabiq:
Dabiq is a small, rather nondescript town in northern Syria, close by the border with Turkey. It’s more of a large village really, with just a few thousand inhabitants.
And it is of limited strategic interest. Not far south, in the sprawling city of Aleppo, where battle rages, Bashar al-Assad together with Russia are battling Aleppo and the terroristst. Yet it is Dabiq after which Islamic State (Isis) names its glossy recruiting magazine. For this is the place where the world will come to an end.
The Islamic State, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), follows a distinctive variety of Islam whose beliefs about the path to the Day of Judgment matter to its strategy, and can help the West know its enemy and predict its behavior. Its rise to power is less like the triumph of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt (a group whose leaders the Islamic State considers apostates).
We are misled in a second way, by a well-intentioned but dishonest campaign to deny the Islamic State’s medieval religious nature. Peter Bergen, who produced the first interview with bin Laden in 1997, titled his first book Holy War, Inc. in part to acknowledge bin Laden as a creature of the modern secular world. Bin Laden corporatized terror and franchised it out. He requested specific political concessions, such as the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Saudi Arabia.
The origins of ISIS and Al-Baghdadi are disputed. One thing is very clear, they are made in Camp Bucca – Iraq, they underwemt torture and humiliation from the US prison quards and once released they had no jobs, no country and no status, so they united themselves in Jahbat-al- Nusra, later on ISIS. Their head Khalifa Abu-Bakr-al-Baghdadi became their leader. But something is wrong about their leader, rumours says, it actually Shimon Elliot, an Israeli Mossad Agent, undercover in camp Bucca, sponsered and funded by the US and Israel. Its sounds like conspiracy, but pictures emerged with John McCain, US, senator, with so-called rebels, of which one is Abu Bakr. I am sure the Russian in co-operation with the Syrian government will find out the thruth eventually!
Why did ISIS (IS) choose Dabiq:
The group has focused on the dusty backwater not because of any strategic importance or the size of its population – the Syrian census of 2004 recorded that little over 3,000 people were living there – but for the power of its symbolism.
Dabiq, which lies around 10km (six miles) from the Turkish border, features in Islamic apocalyptic prophecies as the site of an end-of-times showdown between Muslims and their enemies.
The Prophet Muhammad is believed to have said that “the last hour will not come” until Muslims vanquish the Romans at “Dabiq or Al-A’maq” – both in the Syria-Turkey border region – on their way to conquer Constantinople (modern-day Istanbul).
IS has been seeking to bring on that battle by goading the international coalition to confront it there.
And right they are, the confrontation is there, with the SAA, Russia and coalition members: Turkey…their final battle has begun!