Well, the Muslims just keep beheading! The latest is a Muslim attack on a Christian bridal party beheaded on their way to a wedding….
While Christianity has quite a checkered past when it comes to killing innocents for not converting, my personal opinion is that Islam is the "beast" of Revelation.
WHY? Because they're very forceful and adamant about spreading their religion - WHATEVER it takes! To that end, they have been infiltrating foreign countries throughout the millennia....
Think about it: WHO ELSE besides Muslims are going around beheading today? And every time they do, they shout, "Allah akhbar!"
The Book of Revelation tells us that many believers in Messiah will be beheaded (not shot or stabbed or hanged, but BEHEADED!)....
Revelation 20:4. And I saw thrones, and (persons) sat on them, and judgment was given to them, and to the souls that were beheaded for the testimony of Y'shua and for the Word of Elohim: and these are they who had not worshiped the beast of prey nor its image; neither had they received the mark upon their forehead or on their hand; and they lived and reigned with their Mashiyach those thousand years. (AENT)
Let's not forget that Islam has been THE major thorn in Israel's side for the last 4,000 years because of, starting with the conflict between the half-brothers Ishmael and Isaac: https://www.therefinersfire.org/ishmael_and_isaac.htm Israel has done its level best (even given up their sacred Temple Mount!) for the sake of "peace" with the Muslims...and yet, the Muslim attacks against Israel continue to this day!
Despite the world’s best efforts to stay out of that ancient conflict, the world HAS been dragged into it - and people are "taking sides." (We all know what happens to those who are against Israel...) Unfortunately, this 4,000 year old conflict is destined to ignite the last war of the world, according to the Bible prophets.
One day, the nations of the Earth will take up arms against Israel, and YHWH's chosen people will be surrounded. But He who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep, (Psalm 121:4) and HE will go out and fight against those nations, as he fights in the day of battle. (Zechariah 14:3)
"I will make Yerushalayim a cup that will stagger the surrounding peoples. Even Y'hudah will be caught up in the siege against Yerushalayim. When that day comes, I will make Yerushalayim a heavy stone for all the peoples. All who try to lift it will hurt themselves, and all the earth's nations will be massed against her. (Zecheriah 12:2-3).
The final battle in the Age of Man will be for control of Jerusalem, a place no one wanted until YHWH chose it as His own. (2 Chronicles 6:5-6). Since then the forces opposed to Him have ceaselessly tried to take it from Him, for in the spiritual realm control of Jerusalem signifies victory over ELOHIM.
You see, Israel is quite simply the most important piece of Real Estate in the entire Universe - and for all those who would seek to divide it or give it to someone else or even "internationalize" it, need to be advised YHWH still wants it and HE is NOT going to give it up!.
"He said, "Human being, this is the place for my throne, the place for the soles of my feet, where I will live among the people of Isra'el forever. The house of Isra'el, both they and their kings, will never again defile my holy name by their prostitution, by [burying] the corpses of their kings [on] their high places." (Ezekiel 43:7)
Yes, brothers and sisters - Islam is a MONSTER sneaking in the back door while everybody else is looking to the Catholic Church to be the "Beast". But, the Catholic Church (pagan as it is) isn't urging their followers to infiltrate foreign countries (making sure NOT to assimilate with the local populace), nor is it urging anyone to BEHEAD THE INFIDELS..
Just for clarification’s sake, Islam was created by Mohammed approximately 6 to 7 hundred years after the death of Yeshua. While Islam wasn’t around 4,000 years ago in Ishmael’s time, Islam may NOT have existed at all, if Avram and Sarai had trusted YHWH about giving them a child, instead of taking matters into their own hands and producing a child through Hagar ... a child that, while not the one YHWH made His covenant with, was promised to become a "great nation" despite the fact that he was a "great donkey of a man whose foot would be against everyone." (Genesis 16:13-16)
Ishmael was sent to live in the wilderness region of Hejaz in what became known as the Arabian Peninsula (see Genesis 21) ... who had twelve patriarchal sons who became associated with the peoples known as Midianites, Edomites, Egyptians and Assyrians. The Bible and Islamic tradition both agree that Ishmael became the leader of all the great desert peoples of the Middle East - of which Mohammed, the founder of Islam, was a citizen....