One of the most significant trends that indicates we are in the end times before Jesus returns is the growth of Islam. I believe the Antichrist will be Islamic and news developments certainly reinforce this idea. As our government wrings its hands over what to do about Libya, it doesn't much matter; the Islamic leaders will blame the U.S. and Israel no matter what we do. For example, the Yemeni president believes the U.S. and Israel is behind the unrest among Arabs.
The Islamic world hates Israel because they hate the God of the Bible and Israel is the Apple of God's Eye (Deuteronomy 32:10). They hate the U.S. because we support Israel and the reason we support Israel is because of the strong Christian influence that still exists in this country despite the best efforts of the Secular Humanists.
It is fascinating to me that Islam wasn't even on the radar screen in this country until 9/11/2001 and it has sure been very active since then. Despite all that, I don't believe our country's leaders really understand the nature of the threat. Israel National News recently reported that the Obama administration has granted a visa to Professor Tariq Ramadan, a leading member of Europe's Muslim Brotherhood. It is not clear to me whether our government really doesn't know what the Muslim Brotherhood is all about or they are willfully trying to appease those in geopolitical ascendancy. Either way, the trend to boost the influence of Islam is undeniable.
Every day the news cries out for the Lord to return; and one day very soon He will. I look forward to that Day.