Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Islamic "messiah" in Spring, 2007?

Fellow blogger Roscoe Daley has a post up about the coming Muslim "hero" named Mahdi. I have heard bits and pieces about this, but Roscoe's link to Joel C. Rosenberg's post gives a lot more detailed information.

Roscoe writes:

Did you know that Iranian Shiites believe Jesus is returning soon? That’s right—except they believe he’ll be returning as a footman for their Messiah, the Mahdi, who sounds ominously like the Beast of Revelation. We’ve devoted more than a few posts to this alarming development.

Joel writes:

The New Year may not be so happy if Iranian leaders have their way. The Islamic Messiah known as the "Twelfth Imam" or the "Mahdi" may come to earth in 2007 and could be revealed to the world as early as the Spring Equinox, reports an official Iranian government news website. The Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) website says the world is now in its "last days." It claims that the Mahdi will first appear in Mecca, and then Medina. He will conquer all of Arabia, Syria, Iraq, destroy Israel, and then set up a "global government" based in Iraq, interestingly enough, not Iran. Such Islamic eschatology (end times theology) is driving the Iranian regime and helps explains why Iran has no interest in helping the U.S. and E.U. create peace in Iraq or the region, much less in ending its bid for nuclear weapons, the Iraq Study Group Report notwithstanding.

Anticipation of the imminent arrival or "illumination" of the Islamic Messiah has been steadily intensifying inside Iran since Mahmoud Ahmadinejad emerged as president of the country in June of 2005. A television series on IRIB called "The World Towards Illumination" has been running since last November to help answer the many questions Iranians have about the end of the world as we know it. The series explains the signs of the last days and what to expect when the Islamic Messiah arrives. The program also says that Jesus is coming back to earth soon as a Shiite Muslim leader and it denounces "born again Christians" for supporting "the illegal Zionist state of Israel." An Israeli news site was the first to pick up the story and its significance to Israeli national security, noting that the Mahdi will soon "form an army to defeat Islam's enemies in a series of apocalyptic battles" and "will overcome his archvillain in Jerusalem."

If I remember correctly, I think that Pastor John Hagee mentioned the significance of the Spring of 2007 in connection with Iran's nuclear weapons enrichment. I will need to locate the book, Jerusalem Countdown, and find the chapter where he describes that in his estimation, Iran is on target to finish a nuclear weapon by March or April of 2007.

I thought it was so interesting that in Joel's post, he mentions that this so-called "Mahdi" wants set up a "global government" based in Iraq, not Iran!

Since Ahmadinejad lies through his Iranian teeth about now being willing to help out in Iraq, we can clearly see the deception behind most of his words. I just hope that the do-nothing-until-it's-too-late U.N. doesn't fall for his lies; but I'm afraid that the U.N. probably will continue their blindness to the danger of radical Islamo-fascists intent on destroying us; and thus succomb under their "land of Oz, peace, not war" mentality and view of the world... right along, lock in step with the lunatic fringe lefties.

Note how France didn't learn its lesson by cracking down, rounding up, punishing and jailing the "youths" that torched hundreds of cars during the Muslim uprising there back in November, 2005. 400 more cars were torched this New Years Eve. LGF has a detailed post about it. What will it take for the rational part of earth to reach the government officials of France, wake them from their slumber and get their heads out of their..err...the sand?

Hat tips:

The Roscoe Daley Report
Joel C. Rosenberg
Little Green Footballs

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