Thursday, January 12, 2006

You say Iran, I say 'Scary'

Dear Reader:

The President of Iran, who has stated that Israel should be wipped off the face of the Earth, now belives that Allah has picked him to usher in the End Times. Take a look at what He and his aides believe happened at his speech at the United Nation. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the President of Israel, has been making headlines lately by questioning whether the Holocaust actually happened, by suggesting Israel should be moved to Europe and by demanding the Jewish state be wiped off the face of the earth. His apocalyptic religious zealotry has increased to very scary levels.

In a videotaped meeting with Ayatollah Javadi-Amoli in Tehran, Ahmadinejad discussed candidly a strange, paranormal experience hehad while addressing the United Nations in New York last September. He recounts how he found himself bathed in heavenly light throughout the speech. However, this wasn't the stage lights directed at the podium by the U.N. television cameras. It was, he stated, a light from heaven.

The Iranian president recalled being told about it by one of his delegation: "When you began with the words ‘in the name of Allah,' I saw a powerful heavenly light surrounding you and protecting you to the end of your speech." After some thought Ahmadinejad agreed that he sensed the same thing.

Can you say..."Meglomanic Delusions" Ahmadinejad went on to say..."On the last day when I was speaking, our group told me that when I started to say "Bismillah Muhammad,they all saw a green light forming around me. I too felt as if I was placed inside this aura," he says. "I felt it myself. I felt that the atmosphere suddenly changed, and for those 27 or 28 minutes, all the leaders of the world did not blink. When I say they didn't move an eyelid, I'm not exaggerating. They were looking as if a hand was holding them there...Praise Alhamdulillah!"

Ahmadinejad's "vision" at the U.N. is strangely reminiscent and alarmingly similar to statements he has publicly made about his personal role in ushering in the return of the Shiite Muslim messiah. He sees his main mission, as he recounted in a Nov. 16 speech in Tehran, as to "pave the path with the blood of the West for the glorious reappearance of Imam Mahdi, may Allah hasten hisreappearance."

According to Shiites, the 12th imam disappeared as a child in theyear 941. When he returns, they believe, he will reign on earth forseven years, before bringing about a final judgment and the end of the world. Ahmadinejad is urging Iranians to prepare for the coming of the Mahdiwhich he believes he is a key player in bringing this about by turning the country's military into a mighty and advanced Islamic war-scrimatar! Shiite writings describe events surrounding the return of the Mahdiin in apocalyptic terms. In one scenario, the forces of evil would come from Syria and Iraq and clash with forces of pure evil from the Western nations in a world ending battle.

The final battle would commence at Kufa – theIraqi town near the holy city of Najaf and would end with the deathof all Westerners. Even more controversial is Ahmadinejad's repeated invocation of ImamMahdi, known as "the Savior of Times." According to Shiite tradition,Imam Mahdi will appear on Judgment Day to herald a truly just Islamic government. Missed by some observers in Ahmadinejad's speech at the U.N. was his call to the "mighty Lord Allah" to hasten the emergence of "the promised one," the one who "will fill this world with justice and peace." A top priority of Ahmadinejad is "to challenge and ultimatly destroyAmerica and all her allies. "Death to the West!" is the most oft used slogan of Ahmadinejad's speeches to the Iranian people.

Bobby Anding

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