Amy VanGerpen (26 Feb 2011)
"RE: Donna Danna - Origin of the antichrist"

 
Donna said: "In that case, it's also possible that the beast with the 10 horns in Daniel 7 of which 3 horns are plucked up by the little  horn and the beast with the 10 horns in Revelation 13 who now has 7 heads may turn out to be a Muslim coalition although I know some Christians believe the Antichrist is going to come out of the European Union."
 
The belief about the antichrist coming from Europe stems from this verse:
 
Daniel 9:26 "And after the sixty-two weeks
      Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself;
      And the people of the prince who is to come
      Shall destroy the city and the sanctuary.
      The end of it shall be with a flood,
      And till the end of the war desolations are determined.
 
The prince of course is the antichrist.  Since the Temple was destroyed under the leadership of the Roman Empire, many believe the antichrist will be from Europe.  However, the Roman army typically did not consist of Roman soldiers, but of people from the region led by Roman Generals, called "legions" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_legion). This was necessary, because of the massive size of the empire there were not enough Roman born soldiers to go around. In other words, it is probable that the "people" that the antichrist will be a descendant from, is from the Middle East.
 
The following link is a study I put together about the antichrist that supports him coming from a Muslim country:
 
http://www.trackingbibleprophecy.org/antichrist.php
 
Marantha!
Amy Van Gerpen