Jordan's Prince el Hassan bin Talal is the leading candidate for the antichrist because he is the only one on the world scene that fits ALL of the bible's prophecies the antichrist must meet.
Many self professed bible prophecy experts have named other people as the one they think is the antichrist. The problem is, their antichrist candidate does not meet the description of the antichrist in the bible.
The bible states the antichrist will be called 'The Assyrian'1. while most antichrist candidates can be rejected because of that one description. Prince el Hassan bin Talal of Jordan meets that qualification. His family comes from what once was Assyria.2 He is also a direct (42nd generation) decedent of the Prophet Mohamed.3
Daniel shows the Roman Empire in the end days will be divided into two branches4. This appears to be the European Union and the Club of Rome. While most bible scholars focus on the EU, the Club of Rome is just as much of the Roman Empire as the EU is and the antichrist could come from it just as easily as he could come from the EU.
Most people have not heard of Prince el Hassan although he has been quietly working behind the scenes. He was the president of the Club of Rome from 1999 - 2007. The Club of Rome is the Eastern leg of the Roman Empire.
Prince Hassan is a peacemaker. This Jordanian prince was the author of the Oslo Peace Accord (1993) as well as the author of the peace treaty between Israel and Jordan. He quietly leads forums for peace and understanding between all religions.
Most explain away the bible verses that state the antichrist will be the prince that shall come5 as meaning 'president', 'prime minister', or some other world leader. The scripture uses the word for prince and not chancellor, regent, or other words they use to describe those in power besides royalty. The example is Joseph and Daniel when they had leadership roles in Egypt and Babylon (respectively)
Read about Prince el Hassan bin Talal on his own web site: http://www.elhassan.org/
1. Micah 5 Isaiah 10:5,6 Isaiah 14:25
2. The Hashemites that El Hassan is decended from, are from what once was Assyria
4. Daniel 2:41 And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters' clay, and part of iron, it shall be a divided kingdom; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay.
5. Daniel 9:26