Here's a fruitcake for your Christmas enjoyment
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad thought something was missing in the Christmas celebrations taking place in Britain. So, in his infinite wisdom (and towering hubris), he decided to give an "alternate" Christmas message to the one given traditionally by the Queen.
All I can say is - it's a humdinger. He asks that we listen to all of God's prophets and their call for "the worship of God, for love and brotherhood, for the establishment of justice and for love in human society."
Lots of lovin' there. Of course, when his buddies in Hezb'allah launch a missile into a town and kill a baby or two, or when they blow themselves up killing a lot of moms and dads, I suppose that's a kind of love also; a love of violence and death in order to overcome a hated enemy and "wipe Israel off the map" as this follower of Christian values delighted in saying a couple of years ago.
This then, is the world according to a fruitcake:
The crises in society, the family, morality, politics, security and the economy which have made life hard for humanity and continue to put great pressure on all nations have come about because the Prophets have been forgotten, the Almighty has been forgotten and some leaders are estranged from God.
If Christ were on Earth today, undoubtedly He would stand with the people in opposition to bullying, ill-tempered and expansionist powers.
If Christ were on Earth today, undoubtedly He would hoist the banner of justice and love for humanity to oppose warmongers, occupiers, terrorists and bullies the world over.
If Christ were on Earth today, undoubtedly He would fight against the tyrannical policies of prevailing global economic and political systems, as He did in His lifetime. The solution to today's problems is a return to the call of the divine Prophets. The solution to these crises is to follow the Prophets - they were sent by the Almighty for the good of humanity.
And to prove that this idiot mystic hasn't yet grasped reality and that the idea of this nutball getting his hands on a nuclear weapon is so dangerous, he ends his little love note to the west by glorying in the idea of the end times and the return of both Christ and the 13th Imam who will descend and wipe out the unbelievers:
Fortunately, today, as crises and despair multiply, a wave of hope is gathering momentum. Hope for a brighter future and hope for the establishment of justice, hope for real peace, hope for finding virtuous and pious rulers who love the people and want to serve them – and this is what the Almighty has promised.
We believe, Jesus Christ will return, together with one of the children of the revered Messenger of Islam and will lead the world to love, brotherhood and justice. The responsibility of all followers of Christ and Abrahamic faiths is to prepare the way for the fulfilment of this divine promise and the arrival of that joyful, shining and wonderful age. I hope that the collective will of nations will unite in the not too distant future and with the grace of the Almighty Lord, that shining age will come to rule the earth.
Once again, I congratulate one and all on the anniversary of the birth of Jesus Christ. I pray for the New Year to be a year of happiness, prosperity, peace and brotherhood for humanity. I wish you every success and happiness.
Obviously, this guy believes that he is a "virtuous and pious ruler" - a bit of breathtaking megalomania that only makes his following words about the 13th Imam that much more frightening.
I sincerely hope every American foreign policy official who will be in the Obama Administration has not only read this drivel but understood its implications as well.