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Iran's president considers himself a Shiite messiah?

January 20 2006
07:32

"Experts on the nuclear issue are concerned that Ahmadinejad can count himself a man of the Apocalypse" - said Washington-based Iran expert Frederick Kempe.

In turn, Patrick Klauson suggests that this is the messianic idea "may underlie the extremist statements of Iranian leaders."

"In every religion there are messianic tendencies and concepts. But Ahmadinejad's different is that he considers himself a soldier and a direct messenger of the Messiah" - said Mohsen Sazegara, founded in 1979, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. Today he is an advocate for democracy in Iran, writes Interfax-Religion.

Previously, Khomeini, Khamenei, and then "justified the right of Muslim lawyers to legislate in the absence of the 12 th Imam (Mahdi), and now, Ahmadinejad has made it clear that he has direct contact with the Mahdi.

Last year, Ahmadinejad said that after 24 months, the Mahdi will appear, and that moment may come in late 2006 or early 2007.

Mahdi - a messiah, who are waiting for the Shiites.
Abd al-Qasim Muhammad in 975, aged 7 years, proclaimed himself the 12 th Imam, a descendant of Muhammad. But then he disappeared. Since then, it is called the "hidden imam".

Shiites call him the "Muhammad al-Mahdi, and believe that sooner or later it will be a world where change is 7 years old, and then lead the forces of good against evil forces that lead to the" end of days "and then - to top era of peace and justice, "according to Sedmitsa.Ru.

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