J. Grant Swank, Jr.
Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad believes in the Second Coming of the Iranian Messiah. The Messiah will appear when the globe is in utter chaos. Spell “chaos” as meaning “nuclear blow up.”
Add to that the egocentric eccentric personality of Ahmadinejad. Add to that his delight in demanding center stage daily worldwide.
That is why it is imperative for the free nations’ politic to translate their politic parlance into theological language. I don’t think they know how to do that. They are consumed with political vernacular and not versed in theology of a killing cult. In that is their weakness.
In September 2006 when Ahmadinejad spoke at the UN, he informed those close to him that he felt the presence of deity close to him. That is, Allah was there in a special manner.
A plane crashed in Iran. Ahmadinejad interpreted that as Allah disciples going before him into Allah land. It was also a message that they were paving the path for martyrs to follow them shortly.
The President’s Messiah is the Hidden Imam of Shia Islam. Ahmadinejad believes that his time has come to establish a government honoring the Messiah by preparing the planet for the Second Coming of that Messiah.
Ahmadinejad gave much money to the Jamkaran mosque, a holy site where Muslims drop notes to the Hidden Imam. The messages are thrown into a holy well there.
The Messiah who has temporarily disappeared left the globe in the ninth century at age five. He will come back to the planet when the globe is in total disarray—international conflict and bloodshed. Following that, the Islamic Messiah will rule the world in peace.
Islamics even state that Jesus will return with the Islamic Messiah.
Ahmadinejad seems to have faith that all of these occurrences are near. Therefore, he must give allegiance to one voice alone—Allah—who informs him of what to do to prepare for the Messiah’s comeback.
In other words, a war with the West could mean Ahmadinejad envisions such to be the welcome mat for the Coming One.
If Muslims die in the chaos, fine. Their males will go to Allah’s playboy eternity where they have virgins and young boys aplenty. Though homosexuality is frowned upon in earthly Islam, it is not, interestingly enough, in their eternity for males cavorting with young males. Females don’t go to paradise since females are considered worth less than dung.
Islamic theology then propels the Iranian president’s every thought, every act, every motive. Therefore, for other political leaders globally to communicate with him and his colleagues only on political terms is to have two communication tracks never meeting.
When he spoke at the UN, he did not apologize for addressing his audience in apocalyptic terms. He spoke to them “religion in Islamic context.” His speech was about his beliefs, not his political agenda.
He spoke of “light and dark countries,” “the logic of the dark ages.” He closed his speech with a prayer to deity to “hasten the emergency of your last repository, the Promised One, that perfect and pure human being, the one that will fill this world with justice and peace.”
In that scene, Ahmadinejad stated he felt the divine glow about him. “I felt it myself. I felt that all of a sudden the atmosphere changed there. And for 27 – 28 minutes all the leaders did not blink. . It’s not an exaggeration, because I was looking. They were astonished, as if a hand held them there and made them sit. It had opened their eyes and ears for the message of the Islamic Republic.”
Therefore, if the West and Europe do not listen to Ahmadinejad they are in fact rejecting the Divine One. They then will pay in damnation. However, Ahmadinejad will be eternally lauded.
Western delegates who heard the President’s UN address said that “they couldn’t believe what they were hearing from Ahmadinejad.” No wonder. He was not speaking politic. He was speaking cultic theology.