I've often wondered and tried to guess who will become the Antichrist, the most vile and lawless of any person, that will emerge from the revived Roman Empire. Will he be a Jew, or a Muslim or a Gog? A Gog is the name of someone coming from the area called Magog, basically Southern Russia and nearby countries who leads the Invasion of Israel.
Will he be a Jew?
Not likely! Some Jewish hard liners believe he will come from the tribe of Dan, led by Satan, one of the 12 tribes of Israel. It was omitted from the list of tribes in Revelation 7, giving rise to the legend that he will be the Antichrist, but on the other hand later in Revelation 13:1 to 17:15 it's pictured as if the Antichrist comes out of the sea, the sea represents the Gentile nations. No, it's not likely that the Antichrist will be a Jew, he persecutes the Jews, during Tribulation.
Will he be a Muslim?
Due to the situation in the world today many people believe the Antichrist will be Muslim. You can understand their fears, the brutality shown but, you can be rest assured he won't be Muslim. There is no believer living that would exalt himself higher than their one god, Allah, nor Muhammad his prophet. It's just not possible since Allah is indescribable in worldly terms, totally transcendent, where the Antichrist is human. Do you think a Jew would trust a Muslim for his or her security? No, the Antichrist will definitely not be a Muslim.
Will he be a Gog?
Nope. As described in Ezekiel 38, Gog, the leader of the Israel invasion will not be the Antichrist, because the Antichrist leads the revived Roman Empire and Israel makes a pact with this leader. The Gog, has a short life and attempts to invade Israel but fails, and is wiped off the face of the earth, before Tribulation. So the Antichrist cannot be a Gog.
Then who will it be the Antichrist? Half way through Tribulation a man will emerge from the Roman Empire after it has been revived, Revelation 12:13-17:16. No one knows who it will be as of yet. Some say, he has already been born, and the stage is set, Daniel 2-7. The Antichrist will arise and take total control of the earth.
Luckily, it will be a short lived seven years, because of the second coming of Christ, Jesus himself.