During the year that Philip
stayed in Austria uniting
Europe and bringing peace there was action in Asia
that he was not aware of but expected.
Because of their own instigation of civil wars in Europe most Moslems in
Europe were dead or left Europe for Asia.
learned late that his attempt on the life of Philip failed and that all
his assassins were killed. Through
Moslems living in Europe he learned that Philip’s army was not so small and unequipped as he had thought. His advisors said that only an all out
invasion of Europe could take down this
self-proclaimed King. The only way that
was possible was to unite the Arabian countries and all Moslem people.
“I am not the man to unite the
Moslem world.” said Ahmadinejad. “It is time to bring the final prophet
forward and introduce him to the Moslem world.
Let us bring him to Tehran
and then make plans to unite the Moslem world and then take over the entire
Mahdi was now 16 years of age. He was living over a rug shop on a street
called “Strait” in the city of Damascus, Syria. He was short and thin with long black hair
and a very short never shaved beard and mustache. In appearance there was nothing unusual about
him except piercing large black eyes. He already had received a large following
for being able to read minds and to heal the sick. He, himself, claimed at the age of 10 to be
the prophet, Mahdi, even though that was not his real
name. No one knew his mother or father
and he would not reveal any of his past before the age of 10. He just arrived one day at Aleppo proclaiming himself
to be the prophet, Mahdi,
and healing the sick and reading minds.
No one doubted him.
learned of him and then began to secretly finance all his living expenses
including a place in Damascus
and body guards. Iran was now ready to bring Mahdi to Tehran.
They prepared a great palace for him with a throne of honor to sell him
to the Moslem world. Their plan was to
make him publicly known and then to bring him to Mecca on the feast day to preach to the
millions of pilgrims and televise the entire thing.
This would not be easy because
only the Shiites had the tradition of waiting for the Mahdi, the last prophet chosen
by God to take over the world, and Shiites only accounted for 10% of all
The majority of the Shiites live in Iran, Iraq,
Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain,
India, and Pakistan. Others are Zaydis (in Yemen), and the Ismailis
in India, Pakistan, Syria,
The central belief of Twelve-Imam Shiites is the disappearance from view of the
12th Imam. The 12th Imam is considered to be the only legitimate and just
ruler, and therefore no political action taken in his absence can be fruitful.
However, the king of Saudi Arabia was not
cooperative. He feared a takeover of his
kingdom by the Mahdi
Saudi Arabia was backed by
the United States, and even
though the oil revenues were over they still were protected by America and supplied some oil to Europe. He also
feared his own Shiites, who wanted to overthrow him and line up with Iran.
Not until Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returned to Iran in 1978 did the Shiites
believe that they had once again begun to live under the authority of a
legitimate religious figure.
The Shiite outlook is far
different from the Sunni's, for Sunni Muslims, approximately 90 percent of the
Muslim world, the loss of the caliphate after World War I was devastating in
light of the hitherto continuous historic presence of the caliph, the guardian
of Islamic law and the Islamic state.
leaders struggled after 1924 to provide a viable alternative to the caliphate.
Osama bin Laden was a Sunni Muslim and therefore was never considered as the Mahdi by Sunni
Khomeini became the constant companion of Mahdi and his advisor
after he returned to Iran. Khomeini wrote his speeches for him. The 90 year old man became the servant and
secretary of the 16 year old boy.
Khomeini and Ahmadinejad talked about
the fact that Saudi Arabia
had the most modern army in the Moslem world furnished to them by America,
but they had no real Saudi people to operate these great armaments including a
great air force. With the help of Mahdi, they had
to overthrow the King and monarchy of Saudi Arabia.
Khomeini advised Mahdi that a plan was made for Iran to invade Saudi Arabia. At the same time that Libya and Sudan Shiites would invade Egypt. Syria
would invade Lebanon. This would unify the Moslem world under the Mahdi and after a grand victory in Mecca,
they would invade Israel and
then march on Europe.
Mahdi agreed but asked what America
would do. America was still viable country
with the strongest army in the history of the world and almost weaned away from
oil. Even the army had converted away
from oil. “If you are the true Mahdi,” said Khomeini, “then not even America can stop us.”
What happened next was a sign to the little boy, Mahdi, that it was time to invade and to
take over the world for Allah. This sign
was a comet.