Ahmadinejad’s letter to Bush is sign of return of Imam Mahdi
Mehran Riazaty: Iran Analyst
On Friday, Aftab News Agency reported that Saeed Hadaddian, one of Iran well known eulogist, among the pilgrims in city of Qom, said that Ahmadinejad’s letter to Bush is sign of return of Imam Mahdi (12th Shiite Hidden Imam). Hadadian speech was broadcasted from channel one of Iranian TV.
Yesterday, State run Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported that the Substitute Friday Prayers Leader of Tehran Ayatollah Ahamd Jannati said that Iranian Ahmadinejad's letter to Bush was divinely inspired. Addressing hundreds of worshipers at Tehran University, Jannati reiterated, "The letter is spectacular, and when I say it is an inspiration from God, I really believe in it."
On May 11, IRNA reported that Ahmadinejad said that his letter to Bush did not concern the nuclear dossier, but rather was an invitation to Islam and the prophet’s culture. READ MORE
Today, Mehr News Agency reported that Ahmadinejad in Bali said that "If they wanted to fly an airplane full of bombs overhead and say okay, let's go on with dialogue, we will not accept." He added that Iran is in favor of dialogue with all countries, except the Zionist regime.
Today, Fars News Agency also from Bali reported that Ahmadinejad said “I believe that my letter provided an historical opportunity for President Bush, and now is up to him to decide a right or wrong approach.” Ahmadinejad added that his letter was on the basis of modern literature of promoting justice and religious values.
Analyst Comment: Ahmadinejad said that his letter to President Bush was “An invitation to Islam and the prophet’s culture” and “His letter was on the basis of modern literature of promoting justice and religious values.” The main question is that if Ahmadinejad’s letter to Bush was divinely inspired, as Ayatollah Janati said, and if Ahmadinejad likes to invite leaders of other countries to Islam and prophet’s culture or religious values: Why first he did not write a letter to the head of Godless Communist China or the Russian President, Vladimir Putin (who used to work for KGB), another Godless state which used to consider religion as the opium of the people, and invite them to Islam and religious values. The answer is obvious, unlike the United States, China and Russia are to some extent supporting Iran’s nuclear activities and also they have extensive economic cooperation with Iran.
Mehran Riazaty: a former Iran analyst for the Central Command of the Coalition Forces in Baghdad.