by Sarah Jones
Sept 1, 2013
As the Obama administration debates intervention in Syria, the prospect of another foray into the Middle East has ignited fevered speculation among conspiracy theorists in the Religious Right.
Mainstream observers debate the humanitarian cost of conflict. But for the Religious Right, the real debate has nothing to do with humanitarianism and everything to do with apocalyptic biblical prophecies.
Writing for the Religion News Service, Faheem Younus criticizes these End Times fantasies.
“For these Christians and Muslims, the civil war in Syria heralds nothing less than the Second Coming of Jesus Christ,” he wrote.