What Does ISIS Really Stand For?*

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The Ottoman Empire in the 1400s. Sham means the “North,” the “Greater Syria” that encompasses, not only Cyprus and part of southern Turkey, but also the artificial states the British and the French carved out of the Ottoman Empire after World War One: Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Transjordan, Palestine – and subsequently Israel.

The Islamic extremists known as ISIS are a great deal more dangerous than most of us realize. The reason for this is hidden in plain sight in the name itself: ISIS. In English, this stands for Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, but that’s not what it stands for in Arabic: ad-Dawlat al-Islamiyya fī’l-‘Iraq wa’sh-Sham: The Islamic State in Iraq and Ash-Sham.

The crucial difference is the word Sham, a word that resonates in the Arabic-speaker’s mind on multiple levels. To see why, let’s step into a time machine. All we have to do is start to read any passage of written Arabic, and we find ourselves traveling down that passage, all the way back to a certain day in the Arabian desert circa 630 A.D. It doesn’t matter whether what we are reading is from a novel or from today’s headlines, it is — and always will be — written in exactly the self-same Arabic, letter for letter and dot for dot, that was used almost 1,400 years ago.

That seventh-century day in the desert is the heart and soul of the Islamic religion: the moment, and the only moment, when God spoke to man. It is the foundation of the Islamic faith; accept this truth and Islam accepts you….

*[Continue reading the original article by David Stansfield on Info Wars here]

One would be remiss not to mention the alternate names of ISIS, being Daesh and ISIL. When ISIL is used, it is a pejorative term that precludes the right of Israel to their native homeland within the Levant region.

Because ISIS means “of the North,” and because it is clearly of Sham, then the student of the Bible will realize “the Northerner(s)” are those to which end-times biblical prophecy often alludes.

Psalm 83 + Ezekiel 37-38 speak to the enemies of the North (indicating a coalition: i.e. Russia, ISIS, Hamas, Hezbollah, PA, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, et al).

Joel 2:20 mentions that the jealousy of the Lord for the Hebrew nation will lead Him to expel the “Northerner,” splitting that army and driving the head of it into a parched & desolate land of the Eastern Sea (the Dead Sea)… while driving the back of it into the Western Sea (the Mediterranean).

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Alternate Uses of Isis:

Isis: Queen of Heaven

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