Over 6.5 million asylum-seekers from the Middle East intend to enter Europe, according to a confidential German report (The Telegraph, May 25). Half of these people are waiting in Turkey. “Up to one million potential migrants were living in Egypt and in Libya and up to 720,000 in Jordan, the paper said. A further 430,000 migrants were in Algeria hoping to travel across the Mediterranean… This year more than 1,400 are thought to have died at sea on the route after sailing from North Africa, with the number making the crossing topping 50,000” (ibid.). This sad state of affairs exists because of war and famine in refugee home nations and the promise of a better life in Europe.
Daniel 11:40-44 records that there will be a back-and-forth between Arab and European nations, culminating in the king of the South pushing against the king of the North and the king of the North retaliating with overwhelming force. The massive attempts at immigration combined with Muslim-inspired terrorist acts and the subsequent destabilization of Europe seem to be leading to the events described right there in Daniel 11! Students of the Bible should expect to see greater conflicts between Arab and European nations in the years ahead. For more insights and answers, read “Will Islam Transform Europe?”