"Dear Friends and Colleagues, From the beginning of time, humanity has
longed for the day when justice, peace, equality and compassion envelop the
world. All of us can contribute to the establishment of such a world. When that
day comes, the ultimate promise of all Divine religions will be fulfilled with
the emergence of a perfect human being who is heir to all prophets and pious
men. He will lead the world to justice and absolute peace."
"O mighty Lord, I pray to you to hasten the emergence of your last
repository, the promised one, that perfect and pure human being, the one that
will fill this world with justice and peace. "
for people who had a chance to read the text of mahmoud ahmadinejad's speech to the un, this should not be surprising. for those who haven't read or listened to his speech, you would be wise to pay attention to the way he closed it..
let's remember, iran's president believes in an apocolyptic view for himself. he believes he is the one to usher in the return of the 12th imam or mahdi who will bring islam to rule on earth and harken in a time of islamic ruled peace. this mahdi cannot come until there is a last great battle with the western infidels.. and ahmadinejad feels he is the one to pick this fight.
he has provided warning after warning to the world and the united states specifically.. he has asked george bush to convert to islam, which is required prior to war. and he has left the un with the prayer above.. a clear invitation to convert to islam and a call for the mahdi to come.