This statement appears to the fulfillment of another Prophecy if have been monitoring the world of Islamic Eschatology.
As we keep reminding readers that it does not matter if these beliefs are not your own. Large numbers of people believe these statements and prophecies and are acting upon them that is the point and the issue at hand.
Same conclusion reached by a different means and another point to consider courtesy of Jon Kelly of
Muslim Matters reports;
The Prophet said, “There will come a time when you will have a treaty with the Roman Empire. After you fight the common enemy and defeat them, that treaty will be broken. Then they will march against you.” After you were together and fighting a common enemy, it will so happen that they will march against you. “Under 80 different flags.” Maybe 80 countries or 80 nations, Allāhu ‘ālam. “80 flags will be gathered against you, and at that time, the camp of the Muslims will be in a land [and he mentioned a place in Syria] and what is around it.” Once again, the people of Shām and the land of Shām are being mentioned where the base of the Muslims is going to be. When those armies attack, there will be the camp of the Muslims, and if we are alive at that time, the Prophet told us to be with the people of Shām.