But, make no mistake Ahmadinejad does believe that it is his 'call' to help usher in the long-awaited Muslim 'Mahdi' and he is willing to trigger an apocalyptic event in order to hasten this 'coming.' (According to Islam belief the 'Mahdi' can only come under such circumstances).
According to Islamic teaching...the Muslim Jesus is coming back as a Muslim warrior and will kill all the Jews and Christians as well as the anti-Christ...who is a Jew.
There are varying versions amongst Muslims of who this 'Mahdi' is, however, a serious look at the history of Islam is essential in interpreting the religious fervor that is driving current radical and fundamentalist Islamic activities around the world today.
Following the UN cease-fire resolution on the war between Israel and Lebanon, Ahmadinejad said this, "God's promises have come true. On one side, it's corrupt powers of the criminal U.S. and Britain and the Zionists ... with modern bombs and planes. And on the other side is a group of pious youth relying on God."
Whether Ahmadinejad's failure
to respond by mid-July to the UN's deadline for him to
stop enriching uranium was postponed for a major attack on
August 22nd or not, this mad-man has made his plans known, and
they need to be taken seriously. He really does believe that
Israel should be wiped off the map. He is buddy-buddy with
Hugo Chavez who has called for the world to unite to taken
“We will stand beside Iran in every time and occasion and under every circumstance. If we are united, we can not only resist but we can also defeat imperialism."
"If the U.S. empire succeeds in establishing its dominance, there will be no future for humanity."
"Let's save the human race, let's finish off the U.S. empire. This (task) must be assumed with strength by the majority of the peoples of the world." -Hugo Chavez, Venezuelan President while in Iran
Ahmadinejad's and Chavez's language is not simply Anti-Semitic, anti-American rhetoric. Neither was Hitler's before he moved to action.
P.S. Ahmadinejad as one of the terrorists in Tehran who took American hostages in 1979.
Sharon Hughes - Sharon is the President of The Center for Changing Worldviews, and hosts Changing Worldviews TALK Radio which is heard on KDIA AM1640 San Francisco; KGDP AM660 Santa Maria, CA and WITA AM1490 Knoxville, TN, as well as online daily at Oneplace.com. Her column appears on several online news sites including CaliforniaRepublic.org, ChronWatch.com, Ediblog.com, chNews.com, NewsWithviews.com, RenewAmerica.us and others. For further information visit her: Website www.changingworldviews.com Blogsite http://changingworldviews. blogspot.com Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org