About a year ago, I picked up a book written by Perry Stone called UNLEASHING THE BEAST. I was compelled to buy it because I just happen to catch Perry Stone on our local religious channel and he was presenting some compelling evidence from the Bible (Book of Daniel and Revelation) that the coming Anti-Christ and his government will be Islamic not Roman/European. He claims (using Scripture) that the Anti-Christ is going to be the Islamic Mahdi (Messiah). He says that the Muslims believe that this Mahdi will be God (Anti-Christ), who will return with Jesus (False Prophet) and rid the world of infidels and establish a true Islamic Kingdom as Mohammad foretold in the Koran. Saddam has long thought as himself as the Mahdi and most radical Muslims believe Osama bin Laden is the Mahdi. The Muslims claim that they worship the same God as the Jews and Christians, so it is possible that this Islamic Mahdi will trick the Jews with this lie. He will then allow the Jews to re-enstate their ritual of burnt offerings and they will live side-by-side Muslims for 42 months. Stone claims that there will be a Islamic religious leader who will come forward and make peace with Israel. This will start a chain reaction of peace that will spread throughout the world. Al Qaida is becoming firmly entrenched in every continent so it's safe to say that this peace agreement will be nothing short of miraculous. Imagine today, if some Islamic leader made peace with Israel and AL Qaida was dismantled and terrorism ceased. Even we would be amazed as Christians. Today, the news of beheading of that poor man sent chills throughout my body. Revelation tells us that the Anti-Christ will behead those that reject him. Islam teaches that if you reject Islam, you are to be killed by decapitation. It's always been hard for me to believe that a European Anti-Christ from Rome or other European country would re-enstate the practice of beheading, but with Islam, it is common practice and it is already happening to Christians and other westerners as we speak. In Revelation, beginning in Chapter 6, we read a description of the four horses, White, Red, Black and "pale", which in the original greek meant "Chloros" or Green. The colors of Islam are White, Black, Red and Green. Iraqs flag contain these four colors. If end-times prophesies intrigue you, then I suggest reading this book UNLEASHING THE BEAST. I am not saying Perry Stone is correct, I am just saying he makes very educated statements based on Scripture and I admit, things have become very clear in why things are happening as they are in the world. This explosion of radical Islam fits right Revelation. I personally no longer think that the Anti-Christ is going to be from Rome as Lindsey, LaHey, Hagee, and Van Impe have claimed. This final world kingdom as foretold by Daniel (feet of the statue)will be a more evil than anything the world has seen until now and only Islam fits that bill, especially with lust for killing and beheading of non-believers of Islam. Thoughts?