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Bachmann: 'End Times' Are Coming Because Obama Is Supporting Al-Qaeda

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“Rather than seeing this as a negative, we need to rejoice, Maranatha Come Lord Jesus, His day is at hand,” Bachmann added later. “And so when we see up is down and right is called wrong, when this is happening, we were told this; that these days would be as the days of Noah. We are seeing that in our time. Yes it gives us fear in some respects because we want the retirement that our parents enjoyed. Well they will, if they know Jesus Christ.”

When a Fox News host raised concerns last month over a rebel's use of "Allahu Akbar," a ubiquitous Islamic phrase, during the debate over the use of force in Syria, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) quickly shot him down.

"You have a problem with that? Would you have a problem with an American Christian saying ‘thank God, thank God’?” an annoyed McCain said. "That’s what they’re saying. Come on. Of course they’re Muslims, but they’re moderates and I guarantee you that they are moderates. I know them and I've been with them. For someone to say 'Allahu Akbar' is about as offensive as someone saying 'thank God.'" 

Audio of Bachmann's comments via Right Wing Watch.