And while we’re still on the subject of Walid Shoebat and Joel Richardson, Richardson’s blog carries a link to an audio interview between Shoebat and a Messianic Christian organisation called “Messiah’s Branch” on the subject of Islam and Bible prophecy. As expected, it’s a car crash of crackpot interpretations of various Bible passages, and I had to laugh in particular when the subject turned to Israel being attacked by invaders on horseback. Of course, this particular detail couldn’t be in the Bible because the Bible is a product of the ancient world; it must be because that is indeed what is going to happen in the future! And it’s further evidence (a) that the Bible predicts a Muslim invasion of Israel and (b) that Muslims are like Nazis:
[Interviewer:] I [wouldn't] look for Russia to be attacking on horses as the Bible talks about. It would be clear to see Muslim nations attacking Israel on horses. You know, because they’re still predominately using horses. Right?
[Shoebat:] That’s right. In fact, the Nazis used horses, the German army. Horses were a very main element of transferring and transforming [sic] weapons, and soldiers, that all kinds of things like that. And the Muslims do have tons of horses.
Shoebat is not alone in seeing horses as having apocalyptic significance – the Left Behind novels end with Jesus slaughtering them:
Men and women soldiers and horses seemed to explode where they stood…It was as if the very words of the Lord had superheated their blood, causing it to burst through their veins and skin…Even as they struggled, their own flesh dissolved, their eyes melted and their tongues disintegrated.
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