Yesterday, the Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad broadcasted a Christmas Day message on Britain's Channel 4 television. Before i will quote part of it i would like to go again in past and recall another one Chrismtas speach. Some from 2006, about another imam and some old islamic legend of the comming of the Mahdi...
Message from the 2006
Just a few days befor comming of the New Year of 2007, official state media website in Iran has posted a message heralding the coming of the Shiite messianic figure, Imam Mahdi, noting he could arrive with Jesus by the spring equinox.
"Imam Mahdi (may God hasten his reappearance) will appear all of a sudden on the world scene with a voice from the skies announcing his reappearance at the holy Ka'ba in Mecca," the message says.
The Islamic Republic of Iran broadcasting website said in a program called "The World toward Illumination," that the Mahdi will form an army to defeat the enemies of Islam in a series of apocalyptic battles, in which the Mahdi will overcome his archvillain in Jerusalem.
The Iranian series also claims the Mahdi will reappear on Earth with Jesus: "We read in the book Tazkarat ol-Olia, 'the Mahdi will come with Jesus son of Mary accompanying him.' ... Imam Mahdi will be the leader while Prophet Jesus will act as his lieutenant in the struggle against oppression and establishment of justice in the world. Jesus had himself given the tidings of the coming of God's last messenger and will see Mohammad's ideals materialize in the time of the Mahdi."
As WND reported this month, in a greeting to the world's Christians for the coming new year, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said he expects both Jesus and the Mahdi, to return and "wipe away oppression."
"I wish all the Christians a very happy new year and I wish to ask them a question as well," said Ahmadinejad, according to an Iranian Student News Agency report cited by YnetNews.com
"My one question from the Christians is: What would Jesus do if he were present in the world today? What would he do before some of the oppressive powers of the world who are in fact residing in Christian countries? Which powers would he revive and which of them would he destroy?" asked the Iranian leader.
"If Jesus were present today, who would be facing him and who would be following him?"
Well, while everybody had more that 2 years to answer himself this question, some see it even to cleary... Some are still out of thier minds...
Sow, why in in this year message Mahmoud so ironically congratulated all the followers of Abrahamic faiths, particularly the followers of Jesus Christ, and the people of Britain on the auspicious birth anniversary of Jesus Christ? Read and think about this before comming of tomorrow. The day of the first aniversary of tragic assasination of daughter of the East - Ms. Benazri Bhutto - one of that famillies whith bear this 'western curse'...
The following is a translated parts of his Christmas full text delivered by the Iranian president:
Message from the 2008
In the name of God the Compassionate the Merciful.
On this anniversary of the birth of Jesus, son of Mary, the word of God, the messenger of mercy. I would like to congratulate the followers of Abrahamic faiths, especially the followers of Jesus Christ, and the people of Britain.
The Almighty created the universe for human beings and human beings for Himself. He created every human being with the ability to reach the heights of perfection. He called on man to make every effort to live a good life in this world and to work to achieve life everlasting. On man's difficult and challenging journey from dust to the divine, He did not leave humanity to its own devices. He chose from those He created the most excellent as His prophets to guide humanity.
Jesus, the son of Mary, is the standard-bearer of justice, of love for our fellow human beings, of the fight against tyranny, discrimination and injustice.
If Christ were on earth today, undoubtedly he would stand with the people in opposition to bullying, ill-tempered and expansionist powers. If Christ were on earth today, undoubtedly he would hoist the banner of justice and love for humanity to oppose warmongers, occupiers, terrorists and bullies the world over.
If Christ were on earth today, undoubtedly he would fight against the tyrannical policies of prevailing global, economic and political systems as he did in his lifetime. The solution to today's problems is a return to the call of divine prophets. The solution to these crises is to follow the prophets--they were sent by the Almighty for the good of humanity.
I hope that the collective will of nations will unite in the not too distant future and by the grace of the Almighty Lord that shinning age will come to rule the earth. Once again, I congratulate one and all on the anniversary of the birth of Jesus Christ. I pray for the New Year to be a year of happiness, prosperity, peace and brotherhood for humanity.
I wish you every success and happiness.
Full text: PressTV
I know that some friends of Vader Moon and his fellows in Orange reads this blog... 27 December is so special day for so many... Yes, I pray... to see you before justice, social one or this one that awaits on You in the Texas... Yes, very speciall wishesh to your beloved Queen... Ave Maria!