Muslim Clerics in Iran Want Top Weapons

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad


Some in the Islamic world believe that the they must have better weapons:

Iran cleric wants ‘special weapons’ to deter enemy

By ALI AKBAR DAREINI, Associated Press Writer Ali Akbar Dareini, Associated Press Writer Mon Jun 14, 2:42 pm ET

TEHRAN, Iran – The hardline spiritual mentor of Iran’s president has made a rare public call for producing the “special weapons” that are a monopoly of a few nations — a veiled reference to nuclear arms.
The Associated Press on Monday obtained a copy of a book written by Ayatollah Mohammad Taqi Mesbah Yazdi in which he wrote Iran should not deprive itself of the right to produce these “special weapons.”
Iran’s government, as well as its clerical hierarchy, have repeatedly denied the country is seeking nuclear weapons, as alleged by the U.S. and its allies.
“Under Islamic teachings, all common tools and materialistic instruments must be employed against the enemy and prevent enemy’s military superiority,” he said.
He also said Muslims must not allow a few powers to monopolize certain weapons in their arsenal…
“From Islam’s point of view, Muslims must make efforts to benefit from the most sophisticated military equipment and get specific weapons out of the monopoly of powerful countries,” he said.

Iran’s Ahmadinejad once stated that the purpose of the Iranian revolution was to prepare the way for an Islamic leader known as the Mahdi.

This leader seems to have some similarities to the biblical King of the South.  So, when that leader rises up, many in the Islamic world will likely consider him to be their Mahdi.  And while some Muslims will believe this means that Islamic prophecies will be fulfilled, it really will mean that biblical prophecies are coming to pass.

Some articles of possibly related interest may include:

Is There A Future King of the South? Some no longer believe there needs to be. Might Egypt, Islam, Iran, Arabs, or Ethiopia be involved? What does the Bible say?
The Arab World (and Iran) In the Bible, History, and Prophecy The Bible discusses the origins of the Arab world and discusses the Middle East in prophecy. What is ahead for the Middle East and those who follow Islam?  How might Iran be involved?

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