Mecca, Medina. . . Dabiq? Why This Syrian Town Is Key to Understanding ISIS
At TheRebel.media, Marissa Semkiw interviews world religions professor Dr. Tony Costa.
He explains why, next to Mecca, Medina and Jerusalem, the otherwise unremarkable Syrian town of Dabiq is one of the key places in Islamic mythology.
As the Muslim equivalent of "Armageddon," Dabiq is the alleged site of the final battle between Islam and the infidels.
That's why ISIS considers it so important.
(Note that they named their propaganda magazine after it.)
This concise video gives you a terrific layman's overview of Muslim end-times theology.
(It's especially timely for Canadians, since today Parliament begins debating Prime Minister Stephen Harper's proposed extension of Canada's mission in Syria.)
You'll feel smarter after watching it: