The Islamic Republic of Iran is run by evil megalomaniacs, starting with the supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. They are intent on hastening the arrival of the 12th Imam, the latest in the succession of imams believed by some Islamic Shiite fundamentalists to be the direct descendants of Prophet Muhammad and the carriers of his message on earth.
The 12th Imam, named Muhammad al-Mahdi, is said to have been born in present-day Iraq in 869 AD and is still alive, waiting to come out of hiding at the appropriate time. Hence, his alternative name: the Hidden Iman.
Apparently this Imam ventured into a cave at a young age, hidden by the Gate of Occultation. Once al-Mahdi emerges, there will be peace in the world with Islamic justice becoming the ruling system across the globe.
There are just two catches. First, since Khamenei and Ahmadinejad believe that they are the 12th Imam’s advance scouts, so to speak, any opposition to their rule is considered heretical interference with the will of Allah and his Prophet Muhammad. Thus, they justify whatever it will take – beatings, jail, torture, and executions – to stamp out any ‘infidel-inspired’ dissent.
Second, Al-Mahdi will not grace the world with his presence until there is a bloodbath first. According to Shia Muslim believers, the 12th Imam will return just before the end of the world, preceded by several years of horrendous world chaos. Before there can be peace and justice under sharia law, there must first be war and chaos. The Imam will force people to convert to Islam or be beheaded, ruling over the Arabs and world for 7 years before finally bringing harmony and total peace under one world religion, Islam, with Jesus supposedly at his side as his lieutenant.
While there are aspects that are reverse mirror images to the Christian vision of the Apocalypse, there are no Christian believers of that vision in government power today with the intent and means to help hasten the vision along, as there are today in Iran.
Even the extremist leader of the Islamic takeover of Iran, Ayatollah Khomeini, outlawed the main group that advanced the idea of the Mahdi’s imminent arrival. But now their true believers, Khamenei and Ahmadinejad, are in charge.
Normally, we wouldn’t worry so much about such crazy ravings coming out of a region that is routinely the source of insanity. But in this case, we had better worry because Iran is getting ever closer to achieving its ambition of becoming a nuclear power and is flexing its muscles all over the Middle East and as close to the United States as Venezuela ,where Iran is reported to be planning to ship missiles and helping dictator Hugo Chavez with his efforts to develop a nuclear program of his own.
An attack on Israel would be one way to bring the chaos on as the chain of events following such an attack would spiral out of control. Short of such an all out attack, Iran could mine the Straits of Hormuz or block the Suez Canal, either of which would cause catastrophic damage to the global economy and surely lead to retaliatory actions that again could spin out of control.
The 12th Imam is to rule for seven years before bringing about the pure global Islamic state. Thus, in keeping with the symbolism of the number seven , I present seven reasons why I am scared the radical Islamist regime under the leadership of the two evil 12th Imam believers, supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, may engulf us all in bloody chaos.