The rider is the false messiah, the antichrist wearing a ‘atarah’ which is Hebrew for crown. It could be a regular golden crown but in this case it seems more likely it’s about a part of a tallit/prayer shawl that’s pulled over the head when praying. When it was pulled over the head it was said the person was in a closet. When it was not pulled over the head it looked like collar which is another name for the ‘tallit crown’. It was called a crown because it usually highly decorated with a blessing. The rider only wears the crown part of the tallit. Not the rest of it which for example contained a certain configuration of knots symbolic for God’s name. The rider carries a keshet, Hebrew for both bow and deceptive archer who has a deceitful intention for the arrow’s flight. Gabar is the Hebrew usually translated as ‘conqueror’ but actually means ‘be strong’ or more relevant in this case ‘grow stronger’. Jesus doesn’t grow stronger. He’s always at peak strength. So while most of the words commonly used in translations they likely are missing the Hebrew concept and making the whole understanding of the verse wrong. Totally wrong because Jesus and antichrist are complete opposites.
Matt 24:6 And you shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that you be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
Jesus is the Good Shepherd but this rider is foolish shepherd.
The god, or more exactly goddess, of the fortresses is the harlot Astarte, Ishtar, Ashtoreth, Semiramis (Rev 17:15) the wife of Nimrod. See appendix.
“The Mahdi will establish right and justice in the world and eliminate evil and corruption. He will fight against the enemies of the Muslims who would be victorious. He will reappear on the appointed day, and then he will fight against the forces of evil, lead a world revolution and set up a new world order based on justice, righteousness and virtue….ultimately the righteous will take the world administration in their hands and Islam will be victorious over all the religions.” (Izzat and Arif)
Mahdi will deceive with a corrupt Torah that states the muslims are God’s people