Summary: Rome is “the Mother of Abominations” including Islam. The Bible describes well the destiny of both and projects war with militant Islam and the defeat of Iran. America gets “payback” as suggested by the conquest of Babylon by the Medes and Persians (Iraq and Iran).
In his book, The Prophet, converted Jesuit priest and Vatican insider Alberto Rivera unmasks the Vatican strategy to get control of Jerusalem by mentoring young Muhammad. Rivera paid the ultimate price for his expose'. He died of poisoning according to his wife. Rome's role fits the Bible description as “Mother of Abominations” in Revelation 17:5.
Vatican means "Divining Serpent," and is derived from Vatis = Diviner and Can = Serpent. Vatican strategy worked in part to incite Arabs against Jews and [Protestant] Christians, but when it came time to turn Jerusalem over to Rome, Islam reneged on the plan and hence the Crusades to take Jerusalem back from infidels, and the ensuing hatred of all Christians by militant Muslims.
We look now at the “Religion of Peace.”
Islam's Sura 4:34 specifies that husbands may beat their unruly wives if the husbands "fear" highhandedness. This term is not easily defined and leaves the door to abuse wide open.
The Quran 5:38 ays, Cut off the hands of thieves, whether they are male or female. It doesn't mention children, but search YouTube for Sharia Law—an 8 yr old boy has a car run over his arm for stealing.
The Quran 5:33 commands death or the cutting off of hands and feet for fighting and corrupting the land. The Middle East is filled with violence and they want to bring their laws here?
In the Quran, Muhammad promises the men in his fledgling Muslim community that if they die fighting for Allah and for him, Allah will reward them with a "virgin-rich" Garden (Suras 44:51-56; 52:17-29; 55:46-78).
Female Genital Mutilation became associated with Islam because of that religion's focus on female modesty and chastity, and is found only within or near Muslim communities. (Wikipedia) It is praised in several hadith sayings attributed to Muhammad as noble but not required
Muhammad uses the Arabic word qital (root is q-t-l), which means warring, fighting, or killing: Quran 9:29 Fight [q-t-l] those among the people of the Book [Christians] who do not believe in Allah and the Last Day, who do not forbid what Allah and His Messenger have forbidden and who do not profess the true religion.
So which is the “true religion” and the true holy book?
In all of the above, it seems that the Bible forecast for Ishmael was right--”He will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him. Genesis 16:12. Nothing has changed; it's only intensified!
The good news sees the end of militant Islam in the Middle East. In Daniel 8, a ram has two horns, said to be the kings of Media and Persia, but they are broken by a goat that flies from the west and stomps the ram.
Historians say this happened when Alexander defeated the Medes and Persians in the Battle of Arbela in 331 BC. But Gabriel tells Daniel, “the vision is at the time of the end.” Dan 8:17. So how should we understand it?
Iraq is the geographical area occupied by the Medes and Iran is Persia. This vision is half fulfilled in the death of Saddam and this offers hope for Israel, probably after Iran does something stupid.
Zechariah 14:1,2 suggests an attack on Jerusalem, probably in the spring (2 Samuel 11:1). The sequel to this could be papal control of Jerusalem's “holy places” and a move by the pope (king of the north [spiritual, end-time Babylon, Rev 17:5] to Jerusalem, Dan 11:45).
Until then, it may seem like America is Babylon with the confusion of legislation and policies favoring homosexuality (3% of the population by a recent CDC study) and abortion. We should recall from Bible history that Babylon was conquered by the Medes and Persians as they diverted the Euphrates River into a reservoir and entered the city of Babylon without a fight during a drunken feast, Daniel 5.
But water in Bible prophecy represents people (Rev 17:15) and America, too, has had waters diverted to overflow our southern border where terrorists wanting to enter our country have no problems.
This scenario for America will be “payback” for its meddling in the Middle East for the sake of greed (oil or heroine from their poppy seeds) and it's degradation of traditional family values here. Poetic justice?
The Prophet may be read online from the following link; scroll about half way for the part about Khadijah and her cousin, Waraquah, [Catholics] mentoring Muhammad. http://www.scribd.com/doc/6017945/The-Prophet
Rivera's other masterpiece, The Godfathers, may also be read online at http://www.chick.com/reading/comics/0114/godfathersindex.asp

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Dr. Ruhling's two latest ebooks are, The Fall of America at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00L1V2I84 which has a free promotional for Saturday, July 26, and September 26: Economic Collapse and Martial Law Could Be the End of America, also at Amazon, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LUAYHQM