After quelling a military coup attempt, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan continues to consolidate military and diplomatic power, much as did the Islamic Ottoman empire that existed there more than a century ago.
In his “Underground” video, Richardson, whose works include “The Coming Battle for Jerusalem,” “The Global Jesus Revolution,” “When a Jew Rules the World” and “Islamic Antichrist,” explained his worries.
Erdogan, he noted, is assembling “absolute autocratic power.”
Even the nation’s prime minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, who rose to power with Erdogan, recently was summarily removed.
“Apparently Davutoglu was not obedient enough,” Richardson suggested.
He pointed to a national headline in Turkey stating Erdogan supporters were demanding “obedience to the leader.”
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That kind of authority aligns with the concept of a caliphate, a Muslim state in which military, religious and political authority resides with one individual, the caliph.
“When a caliph comes into office, all Muslims are obligated to make the pledge of allegiance to him,” Richardson explained, “as long as he obeys and implements Shariah.”
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