It is just my opinion, but two things seem certain to me as we enter the leading edge of the one and only Last Days: first, there will be a worldwide war with Islam (and, if I am correct about the last days, Islam will gain the appearance of victory) and, second, signs of these last days will increase geometrically in the years ahead.
For the average man to keep track of current indicators is impossible; it must boggle the mind of even those trained in such a discipline.
Consider just one report from this morning's news ...The war against free speech is advancing rapidly: Associated Press reported Thursday that “Muslim countries have won a battle to prevent Islam from being criticised during debates by the UN Human Rights Council.” Council President Doru-Romulus Costea explained that religious issues can be “very complex, very sensitive and very intense…This council is not prepared to discuss religious matters in depth, consequently we should not do it.” Henceforth only religious scholars would be permitted to broach them.The UN's tentacles are everywhere present in this era; we've been warned for decades about the danger.
Presently, radical Islam (phooey - Islam herself) is being everywhere capitulated to; and, what with EU (see Sarkozy's divided Israel) & UN lackeys fawning all over each other, she stands in a unique position to thwart the cause of Christ and the Jews in the West like never before.
Because the War on Terror is being managed (sic) by women and sissies, Western Civilization has inadvertently given Islam an international soapbox of which Hussein, Qaddafi, the Ayatollahs, and the Taliban only dreamed.
Who would have thought a few decades ago Islam and the international community would have the leverage to bring back the Roman Church's doctrine of "only religious scholars would be permitted to [discuss religious issues]"? This is the Dark Ages again.
You may say I am overreacting to an isolated news item - not so ... see here and here and here.
HT - The Black Kettle "Free Speech Dies at the UN"