Is it possible that when John wrote Revelation the 666 that he saw was the phrase “in the name of Allah” in Arabic? With the crossed swords when turned sideways it looks like 666 in Greek?
I think this is a case of someone coming to a conclusion first and then twisting the Scripture in an attempt to support their conclusion. A plain and simple reading of Rev. 13:18 leads us to realize that John was referring to a number not a phrase or symbol.