Sunday, June 14, 2009

Iran votes for the ‘divine assessment’

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is a conviction politician – the sort apparently most admired for their principled stand against the prevailing orthodoxy, whatever it happens to be. He is convicted that he is a politician, and convicted of his convictions. And in a free and fair election involving some 40 million people with an 85 per cent turn-out, he is convicted of his convincing victory, which was so convincing that the freedom and fairness of this election must have been preternaturally magnified and ineffably enhanced in order that Iran might be seen to be the ‘role model and saviour’ of the world.

The Principle-ist won an impressive 63 per cent of the vote, having stood on a platform of maintaining the institutional status quo, sustaining anti-Western attitudes and progressing a nuclear programme. He is the one who has been chosen to lead Iran out of recession and to tackle falling oil prices, government overspending, high inflation and chronic unemployment.

And to pursue his global vision – the death of capitalism, the eradication of Israel, and the founding of a new caliphate.

President Ahmadinejad is devoted to the Hidden Imam, the Messiah-like figure of Shi’a Islam, and he will now be emboldened in his belief that his government must prepare the country for the return of the Mahdi – the divine saviour who will appear at the End of Days in the company of Isa (Jesus). President Ahmadinejad’s manifesto and entire political strategy – domestic and foreign – is predicated upon this eschatological religio-political event. His military involvement in Syria, Lebanon, Egypt and Iraq is purposely designed to agitate against Israel to hasten the Last Day.

This election was not remotely democratic. Iran is ruled under a system known as Velayat-e Faqih, or ‘Rule by the Supreme Jurist’, who is presently Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. He wields ultimate power, by the will of Allah. He has urged all Iranians, including the losers, to support the re-elected president, describing the result as a cause of ‘real celebration’. He declared: "Enemies may want to spoil the sweetness of this event... with some kind of ill-intentioned provocations." The result, he asserted, was a ‘divine assessment’.

Iran’s clerics are the guardians of Shi’a theology and it is their task to ensure that all legislation complies with Islamic law. Although they are riddled with division, they are united by one aspect of foreign policy – the destruction of Israel. For they hold to the divine promise made in the Al-Israa Sura (Sura 17) that they will liberate the Al-Aqsa Mosque – the first 'Kaba' to the Muslims – and will enter it as they have entered it the first time (Sura 17, ayat 7). And the prophetic foundation is the message of Mohammad that Islam will enter every house and will spread over the entire world.

President Ahmadinejad has pledged his life to the ‘liberation of Palestine’, and he now has four more years to fulfil the divine will.

This is Iran’s final solution.

And the world’s Obamageddon.


Anonymous Voyager said...

The President is a mere figurehead much as President Podgorny was in the USSR - he is an interlocutor for western media and hides the real face of the dictatorship.

It is bemusing how easily Western media is sidetracked by superficiality such as Show Trials, Elections, and Presidents rather than looking to the real power and the exercise of unaccountable absolutism.

That is why the MSM is now simply entertaining theatre - musical hall monologues

14 June 2009 at 09:26  
Anonymous len said...

In the confused theology of Islam how could Jesus Christ the Lion of Judah) be aligned with the Mahdi (who demand the destruction of Israel before he returns?)This is not only incorrect but illogical.
When one reads the Koran and the Bible side by side it is clear that both cannot be true since they contradict each other on vital issues concerning the faith.On a superficial level their are some similarities but it is clear that the Koran is speaking of 'another jesus' a counterfeit.
Behind the Koran is a spirit who denies the identity of the lord Jesus as revealed in the New Testament.

14 June 2009 at 11:47  
Anonymous Voyager said...

How did the Zoastrians get taken prisoner by the Arabs and have the crescent moon appropriated as a symbol by desert tribes of low sophistication ?

14 June 2009 at 11:53  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Iran's election was fixed? How is that possible?

Send in Obama, the Man with the Message, to explain where the Mullahs went wrong. I am certain that, given a speech or two, he can fix everything. Hope and change -- that's the answer.

14 June 2009 at 13:21  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What exactly is a Christian to make of Islam? If Jesus was God, and through Him only is there salvation, then what is Islam?

Is Islam just some naive belief system, or is it the work of Satan? Where does a Christian position himself on this? Does an inclusive society include tolerance of Satan? How do Christians balance their conscience? What do we say to ourselves? What is the internal dialog? What is the external dialog?

If all Christians lay down their lives for others, what would be the point of this?

So many questions and no answers.

14 June 2009 at 13:35  
Anonymous Joe Camel said...

Quite apart from the ayatollahs’ exercise of supreme authority under the rules of the Islamic Republic, electoral procedures in Iran make it all too easy for them to rig the results, whether discreetly or, as we have seen on this occasion, shamelessly. To make a serious dent in vote-rigging would require a complete overhaul of the legislation governing electoral procedures. And what are the prospects of that happening, particularly now?

The rules in force, with their many loopholes, are described in a short, readable report (1,200 words) by Mehdi Khalaji, published online by the Washington Institute a couple of days before the election. It’s called “The Voting Manipulation Industry in Iran”:

14 June 2009 at 13:47  
Blogger ooberLib said...

The very best that Christians can ever hope to do is make positive and humane changes in the world.

I don't think God wants Christians to rule and dominate the world, otherwise we would, and we don't. The Christian cross is a heavy burden at times, we know in our hearts that we could never capitulate to evil, it must always be condemned.

We will always be persecuted, this is our lot. There is never a place for Christianity, just Christians. We meet for prayer and to strengthen our faith so we can go out into the world and make ways for the Holy Spirit of God.

There will always be work to get done. No country that kills people in an electric contraption has any moral authority over any other nation. The Christian nation is the world. Sometimes its a difficult choice, sometimes its difficult and we wish we had a choice.

14 June 2009 at 13:48  
Blogger Johnny Rottenborough said...

@ Anonymous (13:35) - The following is part of an article on the website 'Christian Voice'.

Equally important is to continue to show that 'Allah' is not the God of the Bible, and that Islam is a counterfeit rather than a logical continuation of Judaism and Christianity. On top of that, in the Qur'an, Allah denies the Crucifixion and denies that Jesus Christ ever was and is the Son of God.  Whoever it is that Muslims worship, he sure is not the God whom Jews and Christians acknowledge as the Almighty Creator of Heaven and Earth.
At a personal level, the saddest thing about Islam is that no Muslim has any assurance of salvation, except as a Jihadist, and it is this belief that physical fighting in the cause of Allah is the highest calling that makes Islam so dangerous and implacable. Allah says, "Die for me."  Jesus says, "I died for you."  Who will you follow?

14 June 2009 at 14:00  
Anonymous Anonymous 13:35 said...

Johnny Rottenborough

goo points as well. I have in the past visited this Christian Voice website, but was totally dismayed with it being a membership situation costing £20:00.

I am always extremely happy to support my Christian friends, until a PayPal window pops up telling me my help will cost twenty quid.

14 June 2009 at 14:24  
Blogger moomintroll said...

Your Grace,
Maybe not directly relevant, but I think that all your readers should see this video. It makes the point that this argument may be irrevelant anyway since there may be a possibilty that Islamic dominance may be inevitable, with the likes of I'm a Dinner Jacket ruling us.

14 June 2009 at 14:26  
Anonymous Penny said...

Also worth a mention is Ahmadinejad's 'mystical' experience whilst addressing the UN:

"On the last day when I was speaking, one of our group told me that when I started to say 'Bismillah Muhammad,' he saw a green light come from around me, and I was placed inside this aura," he says. "I felt it myself. I felt that the atmosphere suddenly changed, and for those 27 or 28 minutes, all the leaders of the world did not blink. When I say they didn't move an eyelid, I'm not exaggerating. They were looking as if a hand was holding them there, and had just opened their eyes – Alhamdulillah!"

This link provides but one source of information; a 'Google' search will reveal many others:


Iran also has dedicated telephone hotlines and news agencies providing the people with up-to-date information in respect of the latest 'sign' that the Imam is on his way.

Some ask if Ahmadinejad's belief in the imminent return of the Mahdi is simply propaganda, designed to get the ultra-religious on-side as Iran strives towards its aim of establishing the Caliphate. Perhaps this is because the Western mind does tend to assume (incorrectly) that its values, logic and mindset are applicable the world over. Personally, I think Ahmadinejad truly believes he is instrumental in the Madhi's return.

14 June 2009 at 14:44  
Anonymous Penny said...

Johnny Rottenborough, I believe that in Islamic texts it is said that salvation may also come if you die on a Friday or of a stomach ache.

I seriously doubt that all Muslims believe this, although a perversion of the adab al-qarb (torments or punishments of the tomb) is said to be a jihad-recruiting tool in Gaza (and possibly elsewhere).

With the 'terrors' so... well, terrifying, and the gamble one would need to take to die of stomach ache/on a Friday, Jihad may seem a more viable alternative to some.

Illiteracy is high in many Arab nations and the Qu'ran is recited rather than studied anyway making it very difficult for some to ever really know the religion that so dominates their lives - and very easy for others to manipulate them.

14 June 2009 at 15:06  
Blogger Johnny Rottenborough said...

@ Anonymous (13:35) and Penny - It is worth finding out a little about Islam, and particularly the character of the Prophet Mohammed. When you read about his sexual predilections and his bloodthirstiness, bear in mind that Muslims revere him as the perfect man.

14 June 2009 at 17:55  
Blogger Gnostic said...

It has not escaped my attention how much Imadinnajacket resembles a dodgy second hand car dealer...

14 June 2009 at 18:24  
Anonymous Anonymous13:35 said...


I have no intentions of finding anything out about Islam. No appetite for it at all. Up until about 10 years ago I had a vague notion it was all about camels, sand and weird foreigners walking around Birmingham in fancy desert gear.

Of course, recent events have meant that Islam is very much on the menu at the BBC and every other media outlet, and I feel I know more than I need to already. IT SUCKS!!

14 June 2009 at 18:44  
Anonymous Mystic Twat said...

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14 June 2009 at 19:32  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Friends you are so busy talking the talk you are loosing your countries

14 June 2009 at 20:57  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What do you say if you see a TV moving in the dark?

Nothing, it's your own fault!

14 June 2009 at 22:11  
Anonymous McKenzie said...

I tell you what I find a bunch of mixed up confusing bollocks. The English, Welsh, Scottish and Irish have spent hundreds of years butchering each other, and we have a situation now where the Scotts are demanding independence, the Welsh have their own assembly, the Irish would love to see the back of all of them, and some in England are now calling for an English only Parliament....and yet all of them are screaming holy blue murder for a more inclusive society.

What does all this devolution mean? Looking at that You Tube video of millions of cloaked weirdos marching through Newport, what is the point of a Welsh Assembly? I think the entire UK is in a state of serious mental illness.

What does Britishness mean

Ans: mentally ill.

The UK is foaming at the mouth.

14 June 2009 at 22:30  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's the height of Globalisation?

You dial 999 for an ambulance and get put through to an automated call center in Bangladesh and spend twenty minutes spelling your address using the phonetic alphabet...then you hang up and feel guilty.

14 June 2009 at 22:47  
Anonymous not a machine said...

Doesnt seem much at the moment , abit of protest by the modernisers perhaps it is better to keep in touch with your friends.

for Iran it is a missed oppertunity and for obama a difficult one for he self promoted as being the solution .

i dont think islam is going to sort its self out , i had hoped the facist (bundle of sticks) aspect of it , that harbours terrorism , would dissappear, but Ahmadinejad is as different again as , an islamic PM , i rather think it proves my theory that they cannot accept there global position as they cannot find a modern interpretation in the Quoran , they have to accept world peace is attainable if they stop funding terrorism and destabalising regions with it, it would also help if the head cleric would kindly ask the drug lords of Afghanistan to pack it in and grow figs or palm , 90% of heroine in the UK is from Afghanistan , defended and run by the Taliban , some of wh see it as a sort of arms trade , it kils people even if it does require tin foil and lighter .

15 June 2009 at 00:31  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well said, Mr. Mckenzie!

15 June 2009 at 01:48  
Anonymous mouse-ity is better than humanity said...

Maybe we should take a leaf from the Iranian book?

Protest from the rooftops, that is; instead of strewing flowers in their way who come in triumph over British Blood...

15 June 2009 at 01:50  
Blogger OldSouth said...

A quiet reminder from those of us who didn't vote for Obama, and worked for those Republicans well to the conservative side of Sen. McCain:

We told you so.

15 June 2009 at 02:26  
Anonymous Puritan Preacher said...

“for obama a difficult one for he self promoted as being the solution.”

Excuse me Mr President. It was a fine speech but you appear to have some egg on your suit.

15 June 2009 at 09:12  
Anonymous SJB said...

@ not a machine

You seem to have forgotten that we liberated Afghanistan from the Taleban, who - whatever their other faults - "banned cultivation of opium poppies."

15 June 2009 at 14:33  
Anonymous SJB said...

@joe camel

Thanks for the link.

"The Guardian Council has the duty of supervising the electoral process at each polling station and has created observation committees with more than 130,000 members. Each candidate has the right to send an observer to each fixed polling station to observe both the voting process and the ballot count."

How does that compare with the US?

15 June 2009 at 14:39  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does the Iran Election result mean War

15 June 2009 at 15:10  

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