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Ahmadinejad Is NOT Alone -- Muslim End-Time Belief Is Widespread

Reader comment on item: The Mystical Menace of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Submitted by They Say We Are The Dajjal (United States), Jan 11, 2006 at 00:47

Mr. Pipes... Over the past few decades, expectation of the Mahdi has spilled over into Sunni doctrine. The Shi'ites believe him to be the returning 12th Imam, the Sunnis think he will be a restorer of the Caliphate. But both believe he will lead an army which will kill all the infidel Westerners, will convert the pliant Westerners, and will govern the world in a shar'ia utopia for an era before Allah wraps things up on Judgment Day.

The Muslim world has been _deluged_ in recent years with books, films, sermons, etc. teaching how the Dajjal is an allegory for Western Civilization -- and that soon it will be destroyed by the Mahdi, even though he will be outmanned and outgunned. They have been given "infallible proofs" from the hadith that the Muslims are _guaranteed_ victory over the West.

If the world is coming to an end, why not strap on a dynamite belt and walk into a restaurant? Or fly a jet liner into a skyscraper?


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