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-Iranian Eschatology: Why They Call USA the ‘Great Satan’

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

(Image by Ben Piven via Flickr)   Today in Iran they are ‘celebrating’ the 31st anniversary of the capture of the American embassy by Islamist students. As usual mass protests are scheduled by the government and the authorities get to harangue the USA before hand picked crowds of thousands of students bussed to the capital […]

Obama, Ahmadinejab, and a Shia Apocalyptic Scenario?

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Image by Getty Images via Daylife Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejab has been talking about an apocalyptic Shia/Islamic scenario for several years now–predicting that ‘the Hidden Imam‘ would soon return as the end-time Mahdi that establishes Islamic rule over the entire world. Following the election of Barack Obama, some Shities actually believe that Obama could be […]