First shot of the Apocalypse?

IS THE coming battle for the village of Dabiq, Syria the fulfillment of Islamic prophecy or the beginning of the end for the Islamic State?

Actually, probably neither. Dr. Timothy Furnish, author of Ten Years’ Captivation With the Mahdi’s Camps: Essays on Muslim Eschatology, 2005-2015, offers a primer on Sunni eschatology, insight into what may follow, and opinion as to why the West seems so unprepared to deal with the Islamic State.

Click here for the notes and the interview.

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