I don't claim to be a prophet or a seer, but I do think the vision I described in that post has largely come to pass, if we substitute Allah for Satan. Because what is the "Islamic Sate" if not an apocalyptic dark army, waving black flags and rolling across a world in flames to seize power?
Are they not led by a dark-robed, bearded sorcerer, reciting spells from an ancient magic book?
Are they not trying to implement their New World Order -- the Caliphate -- and redraw maps, with a potency of will the world hasn't seen since the Third Reich?
Do they not invite and accept people of all nations and races who live by their apocalyptic creed? Are they not tapping into similar currents that the Nazis did, but in a more universalized form?
Do they not march to the songs of warriors and the poetry of their holy book? (I must admit that the Islamic State nasheed (war song) below has gotten in my head, and cast a bit of a spell)
Let me repeat what I wrote in conclusion to my post from 2011:
I sense that the world is ripe for a force of nature such as this to raze the existing order to the ground. The Muslim world has the black flag of al-Qaeda to rally around, while the Western world still slumbers with its weak and dying creeds. S.A.A. would be a force more demonic than the most fanatical jihadists, and far more militant in fighting its Holy Wars. I believe the tides of history are pushing the world into the arms of such black-flag organizations.
Is ISIS this demonic force, pushing the rest of us in that direction? Is their god Allah in truth a demon, the demiurge Yahweh, or Satan Himself? Or is something even darker -- the End Time army of the Dajjal (Antichrist) soon to appear? Have we in fact entered the era of the Malhama (the "Great War", Armageddon) as many Muslims believe?
Whatever the case may be, was my vision not somewhat prophetic, and does it not feel like an age is ending around us, the old order is collapsing, and something Satanic, dark and deadly is slouching toward us all?