Simply put, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad scares me. Why? Because he is an arrogant man in charge of a soon to be (already?) nuclear capable armageddon focussed nation in the middle of the most violent part of the world. Some may laugh away my concerns, but they are grounded in evidence of a man who has a hidden agenda looking to speed along his eschatology (belief about the end of the world).
As you likely know, Ahmadinejad claimed that he felt a embraced in a heavenly light when addressing the U.N. in September of 2005. One of his aides reported that he saw the light, when told about it, Ahmadinejad replied:
“I felt it myself, too, that suddenly the atmosphere changed and for 27-28 minutes the leaders could not blink,” the transcript continues. “I am not exaggerating…because I was looking. All the leaders were puzzled, as if a hand held them and made them sit. They had their eyes and ears open for the message from the Islamic Republic.”
The very fact that this message comes from the “Islamic Republic” is scary. Ahmadinejad is a member of the minority Shi’ite sect of Islam. In this sect, there is a belief that a 12 Imam will return and after world carnage to usher in peace…of course, this peace involves totally submission to Islam and not doing so means your head will be peacefully cut off from the rest of your body.
Ahmadinejad questions the holocaust even took place; he wants Israel moved to Europe; and in a 60 minute interview, he directly attacks the United States (something we are used to), pointing out our “arrogance”. Interesting that this is coming from a man who many claim to be extremely self-righteous. But why shouldn’t he? He is Allah’s chosen one to usher in the 12th Imam.
In a previous post, I discussed oneIslamic belief that it is okay to lie as long as it promotes the spread of Islam. Is Ahmadinejad lying about his intent with nuclear weapons? Probably. Anyone who believes to be a main character in worldly destruction (in order to “pave” the way for a supposed religious figure) would have no problem lying to the world…besides, as far as Ahmadinejad is concerned, he has Allah’s approval in any action (immoral included) as long as it means Islam is forced upon other individuals.
That is why Ahmadinejad scares me.