I am posting this thread as a means for discussion. If something similar has been posted recently (I did a search prior to posting) I apologize.
Those who know Nostradamus know that he predicted the coming of three Antechrists (ante = before, not anti). The first one was designated as Pau Nay
Oloron ("Napoleon Roy" = Napoleon King), the second as Hister (Hitler, born incidentally on the river Hister). The third one he named "Mabus":
Century 2, Quatrain 62:
Mabus then will soon die, there will come
A horrible undoing of people and animals:
At once one will see vengeance,
One hundred hands, thirst, famine, when the comet will run.
A lot of suppositions have been made about this "Mabus". Given Nostradamus' frequent use of anagrams, some have seen Osama Bin Laden in this,
others George W. Bush, even Saddam Hussein.
What other sources tell us about this Antechrist - or Antichrist, depending - is that he was born in the Holy Land, circa 1962, but is not a Jew.
This points to an interesting candidate: Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi.
He was born in 1966 in Jordan (part of the traditional Holy Land) and is, of course, a Muslim. He came to be better known by the general public for
his alleged role in the execution of Nicholas Berg. And of course, "Mabus" vs. Abu Musab...
And here's an interesting tidbit CNN had to say about him:
As of now, I have no wish to brandish this as proof that we have Nostradamus' third Antechrist. What I mean to say is that there are interesting
More on that theory: www.mabus.biz...