This is in response to some of the comments by Nightbringer (?)
You indicated a fear that the Islamic belief in the Mahdi (atfs) will be a man forcing everyone to convert to Islam, however I believe you are
misunderstanding. Our belief in the Mahdi (atfs) and the concept of the world becoming united under the one true religion given us by G-D is the same
concept found in Judaism. They believe the Messiah will spread universal knowledge of the God of Israel, which will unite humanity as one. As it says:
"God will be King over all the world ― on that day, God will be One and His Name will be One" (Zechariah 14:9). Those who believe in the 12 Imams
(as) have this exact same belief. Interesting to note the reason why Jews rejected Jesus (as) as a messiah was because he failed to fight the Romans
and those they thought might be the messiah in history shows these men to have been men of war. Which means they are not expecting this transition
from what we find today to a humanity united under the religion of G-D to be an entirely peaceful event.
That said, second comment is directed toward all those who, instead of critically examining Israel, will simply point fingers at Iran and cry
terrorists. I will not sit and defend Iran, as it is not perfect, its a fallible government and will make mistakes or do things that not all agree
with. But the point here to make is that in 1979 by majority will of the people of Iran Imam Khomeini (q) took power in what is considered for all
intents and purposes a bloodless coup. This is a governmental system that the people desired, as is a peoples right to decide for themselves what form
of governance they will be governed under.
The laws and the enforcing thereof within the country of Iran is just that. You or I do not have to like it but the fact is we do not live there,
their laws affect us not. And, as is reasonable to assume, when and if the people of Iran do not like the government and decide in majority for a
different one they will themselves and without interference from anyone else, overthrow the government. History shows this is what happens when a body
of people governed feel oppressed in majority when there is no outside interference.
The issue with Palestinians and Israel is a much different one. The Palestinians living in Palestine at the time did not in majority vote for a Jewish
government, or offer up all their land to Zionists happily and willingly. The Jews at the creation of their Jewish state did so heavily armed and
funded, to the shock and dismay of a financially weak Palestinian nation. You can say all you want against Iran but this is a very large difference.
Also, the UN has found 400 war crimes violations against Israel, I repeat, war crimes. How many war crimes were reported in Iran by the UN?
You may dislike the laws of Iran, but, in fact they are laws of the state and there has not been any effort within the Iranian government to extent
her boarders, she does not actively pursue such objectives, and you cannot pretend that efforts for allies in the region are the same as attempts made
at extending her boarders because the two are not the same, if you are against governments making allies with other governments then you must first be
against your own.
Are we scared of Iran because she desires nuclear energy? Again, first be against it in your own country, I happen to have a poster of an
advertisement by the British government praising the Shah of Iran's nuclear energy ambitions, and attempting to convince the populace that they too
should be for all the joys of nuclear energy and support British efforts to obtain said nuclear energy as well. Yet, under Khomeini (q) these same
wonderful ambitions become a hated and feared thing, which seems to me to be religious prejudice rather than rational thought.
3-3-2012 by Jameela because: (no reason given)