27 December 2006

Be careful what you wish for...

Mahmoud the Mad is boldly venturing into the realm of theology now:

In a greeting to the world's Christians for the coming new year, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said he expects both Jesus and the Shiite messianic figure, Imam Mahdi, to return and "wipe away oppression."

Ahmadinejad then made a connection between Jesus and the Imam Mahdi, believed by Shiites to have disappeared as a child in A.D. 941. When the Mahdi returns, they contend, he will reign on earth for seven years before bringing about a final judgment and the end of the world.

"All I want to say is that the age of hardship, threat and spite will come to an end someday and, God willing, Jesus would return to the world along with the emergence of the descendant of the Islam's holy prophet, Imam Mahdi, and wipe away every tinge of oppression, pain and agony from the face of the world," Ahmadinejad said.
And how, knowing that the ways of the deity are mysterious, could MM be sure that the above mentioned cleansing procedure will not start with his, quite unattractive, persona?

One could never be too careful, Mahmoud...

spring is afoot
hidden Imam is cleaning
all kinds of garbage
celestial brush reigns
time to go packing, Mahmoud...

Cross-posted on Yourish.com