Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Ahmadinejad's Speech to the United Nations--Why Aren't Christians Rioting?

You can read the full text of the Iranian President's speech to the United Nations General Assembly today at the UN web page.

It is ironic that, during a week when riots break out over the Pope's use of a 14th century quote and Muslims are so offended that they murder a nun, firebomb Christian churches and call for the Pope's death, the President of Iran can get away with far worse . . . and without a single Christian riot and without a single whimper from the MSM.

Take the final two paragraph of Ahmadinejad's speech today:
I emphatically declare that today's world, more than ever before, longs for just and righteous people with love for all humanity; and above all longs for the perfect righteous human being and the real savior who has been promised to all peoples and who will establish justice, peace and brotherhood on the planet.

O, Almighty God, all men and women are Your creatures and You have ordained their guidance and salvation. Bestow upon humanity that thirsts for justice, the perfect human being promised to all by You, and make us among his followers and among those who strive for his return and his cause.
Consider, for a moment, if Pope Benedict XVI, speaking to the UN as a Head of State, had prayed that all present would, for the sake of world peace, become followers of Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, and that, together, they would "strive for his return and his cause."

All hell would break loose. Every radical Islamist would sweat blood in a rage and the MSM would "pontificate" (pardon the pun) on the insensitivity and inexcusable rudeness of "His Holiness the Pope."

Tomorrow we shall find out if what I say is true or not. Will there be outrage over this public call for the nations of the world to become, not only Muslim, but Shi'ite Muslim in particular? Don't hold your breath. Ahmadinejad's words were so softly veiled that only Muslims and folks who have studied Islam will understand the full measure of what he declared before the UN.

It is unlikely that those who write on such things in the MSM will comment on this either due to ignorance, denial or simply to cover up the reality because it might have the potential to encourage support for the Bush administration.

I want, before closing, just point out one small matter that will be missed by most. When Ahmadinejad makes reference to "monotheism" (in the paragraph that just precedes the two cited above) he is referring only to Islam (Sunni and Shi'a) and (in a lesser way) Judaism. Modern "fundamentalist" Islam does not consider Christianity (as it is actually practiced) to be a monotheistic faith.

His use of this term is designed to be a slap at both the United States (as a Christian nation) and at the Christian faith itself and every person who identifies themself as a Christian.

With that as an introduction, read this paragraph in this new light:
All Divine prophets from the Prophet Adam (peace be upon him) to the Prophet Moses (peace be upon him), to the Prophet Jesus Christ (peace be upon him), to the Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him), have all called humanity to monotheism, justice, brotherhood, love and compassion.

Is it not possible to build a better world based on monotheism, justice, love and respect for the rights of human beings, and thereby transform animosities into friendship?
Note that the President of Iran is essentially saying what other radical Muslims are boldly declaring these days: Jesus Christ was a Muslim and would be one today if he was still present in this world.

The inference is clear here that "justice, brotherhood, love and compassion" are only available to the world through Islam (Judaism is, in this interpretation, also excluded as a true montheistic religion due to the corruption of its scriptures. There is only one true monotheistic faith. ie. Adam, Moses Jesus Christ and Mohammad were all Muslims).

With this understanding of these paragraphs, the full intent of Ahmadinejad's closing words become all the more chilling.

This man is crafty and smart. He knows that Americans are theologically ignorant of both Islam and their own (supposedly) Christian faith. His repeated mantra throughout the speech where he decries "decadence" is yet another veiled assault on the United States and, again by inference, the Christian faith.

Make no mistake about it. The only peace that Ahmadinejad envisions is in a world where everyone and every nation is Muslim.

The perfect and pure human being who is yet to come is not Jesus, of course, but the "hidden Imam" or the "mahdi" of Shi'a Islam. For Ahmadinejad his appearing will usher in the final judgment and the final vindication of Mohammad as the Prophet of God through the imposition of Islam upon every person on earth.

The most worrisome thing of all is that, in his closing prayer, the President of Iran declares his firm belief that the coming of the made can be brought about by those who "strive for him and his cause."

Could it be that Ahmadinejad and the Iranian Ayatollahs have a strategy to bring this about? If so, what could that be?

Whatever it is, it does not appear to bode well for Western Civilization as we now know it, nor for those who are Christian, nor for the United States nor, of course, for the nation of Israel.

A speech filled with platitudes of peace. But, apart from a universal submission to Islam, the platitudes are empty. The speech does not comfort me. Not at all.

As always, read it and draw your own conclusions.