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Monday, December 26, 2005

Waiting for the rapture in Iran


On Sunday there was article an Christian Science Monitor, Waiting for the rapture in Iran, that focuses in on Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his fanatical ranting.

"Among the true believers is Iran's hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who predicted with "no doubt" his June election victory, months in advance, at a time when polls gave him barely 1 percent support. The president also spoke of an aura that wreathed him throughout his controversial UN speech in September.
"O mighty Lord," Mr. Ahmadinejad intoned to his surprised audience, "I pray to you to hasten the emergence of your last repository, the promised one, that perfect and pure human being, the one that will fill this world with justice and peace." Later, at a private meeting with a cleric that was caught on video, Ahmadinejad shared his views of the moment. "I felt that all of a sudden the atmosphere changed, and for 27 to 28 minutes the leaders did not blink," he said. "They were astonished.... it had opened their eyes and ears for the message of the Islamic Republic......."

A spokesman last week dismissed the video as fake (other sources confirm it is authentic), and denied that Ahmadinejad bases decisions on "heavenly affairs." But this presidential obsession with the Mahdaviat [belief in the second coming] yields a certitude that leaves little room for compromise.

From redressing the gulf between rich and poor in Iran, to challenging the United States and Israel and enhancing Iran's power with nuclear programs, every issue is designed to lay the foundation for the Mahdi's return.......Ahmadinejad has said that "Israel is a "tumor" that must be "wiped off the map." And, like the neo-Nazi fascists and Islamists, Ahmadinejad also denies the Holocaust ever existed.
One would have to be very naive not to see that there is a major conflagration brewing. Ahmadinejad appears to have a twisted concept of reality by denying the Holocaust existed, banning western music, and his obsession with Mahdi's return. Some Arabs have said that Osama bin-Laden (UBL) may be the Mahdi or maybe like our John the Baptist who is ushering in the Mahdi.

Here is a little background about Mahdi, from encyclopedia.com:
Mahdi ~ Related: Islamic Biographies (mä´dē) [Arab.,=he who is divinely guided], in Sunni Islam , the restorer of the faith. He will appear at the end of time to restore justice on earth and establish universal Islam. Among the Shiites the concept of the Mahdi takes a different form (see imam). In the history of Islam, many lunatics have claimed to be the Mahdi. They pass themselves off as reformers antagonistic to established authority. Take for example, Muhammad Ahmad, who lived in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, 1844 - 1885. in 1881, Ahmad declared himself Mahdi and led a war against Egyptian military occupation. Ahmad died in 1885 and his followers were final defeated in 1898.
The world has a problem that does not appear to be going away. Now, we have a rising islamist fanatic with potential for nuclear capability. The apologists and appears will find out that their dream world mentality is not going to protect them from the likes of a man like Ahmadinjad.

Lets see some information that comes from Alireza Jafarzadeh about Iranian nuclear capabilities and Jafarzadeh's thoughts on Almadinejad:

Alireza Jafarzadeh is the president of Strategic Policy Consulting, Inc. He is also a FOX News Channel Foreign Affairs Analyst. Alireza Jafarzadeh is a well-known authority in issues relating to terrorism, and Islamic fundamentalism in Iraq, Iran, and the Middle East; Iran's nuclear weapons program; and its internal political developments, including the anti-government demonstrations, the student movement, and human rights. The international concerns about Iran's nuclear weapons program has largely arisen from Jafarzadeh's stunning revelations about 7 major previously secret nuclear sites, including the sites in Natanz, Arak, Karaj, Ab-Ali, and Tehran.

Ahmadinejad is one of the most radical elements within the Iranian regime who has been with the regime since day one. His background is the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, the most radical military structure that was put together after the Iranian revolution. These are the religious zealots who carried out the Iran Iraq war, carried out the domestic suppression. He spent some time, both within the Iranian Revolutionary Guards but also as a commander of what is called the Jerusalem Force which is the most deadly force within the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, which is involved in terrorism outside of the country. He also spent some time at Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison where he has reportedly shot coup des gras at prisoners. He spent some time as the Mayor of Tehran where he put very restrictive measures against the women and against the youth. He separated the elevators between men and women, so with that kind of a background, when it was time for a new president to be elected, the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenie wanted to make sure that this guy would take office. So he urged the Iranian Revolutionary Guards to get others to vote, as you say, “early and often” and that’s how he actually became President.

As delusional as Ahmadinejad appears to be, he may lay claim that he (Ahmadinejad) is the Mahdi. One has to wonder what the Revolutionary Guard and Iranian military reaction will be if Ahmadinjad has those visions and if the clerics will finally say enough is enough? Apparently there are critics in Iran, many of them clerics, accuse Ahmadinejad of manipulating public sentiment, even if he is personally sincere in his belief.

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2 comments:

Rosemary said...

Great job. I don't usually read the Science Monitor. I don't know if I agree with them, per se, but it makes one think...I just pray the students get the proper support they need from the USA.

Anonymous said...

My inaugural address at the Great White Throne Judgment of the Dead, after I have raptured out billions!

At: http://www.angelfire.com/crazy/spaceman