People have swallowed the fly! They have believed the lie that is being propagated by the elites, and our President. The LIE….That we can somehow talk nicely and get along with our Muslim brothers. What is missed is what is at the heart of Islamic radicalism, especially for serious Shi’ite believers like Mahmoud Ahmadenijad.
According to Shi’ite tradition, twelve Imams descended directly from Muhammad the prophet, specifically through his cousin and son-in-law Ali Ibn Abi Talib. They were supposedly endowed with divine qualities that enabled them to lead the Shi’ite believers into true Islam. They functioned as Allah’s emissaries on earth.
However, when the Twelfth Imam, Muhammad Al-Mahdi disappeared down a well in 941 A.D., his connection with Shia believers was broken. Since then, the Shi’ites like Ahmadinijad have awaited expectantly for the Mahdi’s return.
In the meantime, Shia senior clerics, the Ayatollahs, are considered to be the representatives of the Imams, and thus have the authority to handle the affairs of the community. They rule, especially in the spheres of religious interpretation and jurisprudence. They will do so until the Hidden Imam (Mahdi) returns to deliver the Muslims from their suffering. That suffering includes putting up with the remaining infidels.
According to Shi’ite belief, during the period of the Mahdi’s absence, only Allah knows the hour of his return, and no man can presume to foresee that hour. However, upon the Mahdi’s return, all wrongs will be righted, divine justice will be instated, and the truth of Shia Islam will be acknowledged by the entire world.
From the establishment of the Islamic Regime in 1979, to Ahmadinejad’s rise to power in 2005, Mahdism had been a religious doctrine that held no political manifestation. But the Ayatollah Khomeini dept the doctrine of the Mahdi on the periphery of the political sphere. It was very similar to Jimmy Carter’s claim of being Born Again, yet not allowing it to influence his governing.
After Khomeini’s death in 1989, Mahdism declined in Iran, that is until the surprise election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in 2005. The current Iranian President is a Mahdi fanatic, believing that his rise to power is in direct correlation to the soon return of the Muslim Messiah. His philosophy is stated in many ways. “The greatest obligation of those awaiting the appearance of the Mahdi is fighting heresy and global arrogance.” That global arrogance flows directly from the West, specifically the United States.
Ahmadinejad firmly believes that all non-believers have no alternative but “perdition and destruction. Those who do not respond to the call to proceed toward the truth—a good destiny does not await them.” His nuclear policies are built on the foundation that all who reject true Islam must be punished, and he is the instrument of that punishment. In his own terms, Ahmadinejad firmly believes he has been called to prepare the ground for the Mahdi’s return and that he has the right to utilize nuclear power in order to do so.
Ahmadinejad’s mentor, Ayatollah Mohammad Taqi Mesbah-e Yazdi clearly states the radicalism-driven expectation of the Mahdi’s return and how it is to be achieved. “Implementing the laws of Islam, establishing justice and fighting heresy and oppression are the most important duties for those who await the return of the Hidden Imam and prepare for his coming…We must enhance religious faith and the power of religion in Iran and in the entire world….In order to hasten the coming of the Hidden Imam, we must disseminate justice and religious law, in order to increase the public’s awareness of them throughout the world so that the Shi’ite faith will be accepted by society everywhere….Our noblest duty is to strive to reduce oppression, to be more stringent in our implementation of Islamic law and to weaken the control of oppressive and tyrannical regimes over the oppressed. (The U.S. and Israel) These actions can hasten the return of the Hidden Imam…If we wish to expedite the Mahdi’s coming, we must remove any obstacles delaying his return. We must eliminate the Western power over the oppressed throughout the world, both Muslim and non-Muslim. This is what we must do to prepare the ground for Mahdi’s coming. Thus, the greatest obligation of those awaiting the appearance of the Mahdi is fighting heresy and global arrogance.”
Wrapped up in Mahdism is the goal of eliminating the West and the Jews. Ahmadinejad, and fellow radicals, believe that the struggle to do so will involve a cataclysmic event beyond human imagination. The United States (Christianity) will be destroyed and the Jews (Sons of Isaac) will be annihilated. In the middle of that great cataclysm, Mahdi will return and exact vengeance on all infidels, establish an Islamic world, and put down all pretenders, including Jesus Christ.
As Mahdism allows no compromise, it matters not that the current occupant of the White House desires to play nice with Iran concerning its nuclear ambitions. They miss the point that everything radical Islam does is wrapped up in religious dominance. Mahdism will stop at nothing less than a faithful ushering in of a cataclysm.
That being said, if Iran is allowed to complete its nuclear ambition to build a launchable weapon, they WILL USE IT!
What is coming next? I believe President Obama has so clouded the minds of Americans with his push for socialist-driven Obamacare that most are no longer paying attention to the imminent threat coming from Iran. Israel will be the one that takes the first hit if Iran develops nuclear weapons. They will be the ones who will have to pre-emptively deal with those who seek Israel’s annihilation. Obama has already stated that the US will not help Israel, and in fact, has done everything possible to tie Israel’s hands in the matter. But, the threat will cause Israel to act. From there…
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