An article (which has since been removed) in Yeni Şafak, a daily newspaper in Turkey which is close to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his ruling AKP party, appeared on the paper’s website titled, “What if an army of Islam was formed against Israel?”

According to a special report, the article appeared on December 12, 2017, ahead of the summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul. The article called on the 57 member states of the OIC to form a joint “Army of Islam” to besiege and attack the state of Israel. It notes that such a joint army will greatly exceed the Israeli army in manpower, equipment and budget, and presented statistics to prove this. It also advocated establishing joint bases for the army’s ground, air and naval forces that will arrive from all over the Muslim world to besiege Israel, while noting that Pakistan, as the only nuclear country, has “a special status” among the OIC countries. An interactive map provided information on military forces stationed in various locations and the role they can play in the potential joint Muslim attack on Israel.

The article provocatively stated, “Those who believe that they are the owners of Jerusalem today will not find a single tree to hide behind tomorrow.”

The article continued to say, “In recent years, Turkey has launched a series of collaborations with [OIC] member states. The joint military drill with our Iraqi neighbors conveyed a clear message to the terrorists, and Turkey is [also] engaging in new collaborations with Qatar, Somalia and other Gulf and African countries. In this context it should be underlined that Turkey is taking steps to realize the model of the ‘Army of Islam,’ forging alliances with many Muslim countries to increase its military mobility.”

For anyone who isn’t already aware of the famed invasion attempt of Israel which is foretold in the biblical books of Ezekiel (chapters 38 and 39), this development matches the prophecy with frightening accuracy.

Image: Provided by Infographic from the original article which compared the OIC countries with Israel.