I obviously disagree with Hal Lindsey’s pretribulationism and his past publications based on sensationalism, but I thought this excerpt was informative and may explain the strategy behind Antichrist’s actions when he breaks the future seven-year covenant, assuming, of course, the Antichrist will be Islamic. It is from his The Everlasting Hatred: The Roots of Jihad (Murieta: Oracle House, 2002). It is quoted in Barry E. Horner’s Future Israel.
Israel’s victory over the “armies of Allah” in five wars have placed the Koran in jeopardy, for it promises the forces of Islam victory in “holy wars.” Devout Muslims fervently believe this is something that must be rectified. Nothing can remove this insult to Allah but a final military defeat of Israel [….] As Mohammad said, “War is deception.” He set the example for negotiating peace with an enemy until you are strong enough to annihilate him. It is called “the Quraysh Model.” This was the ten-year peace treaty Mohammad signed with the Quraysh tribe of Mecca, which within a year he broke by destroying them. This is how he conquered Mecca and made it the holiest site in Islam—through treachery.
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