October 20, 2017 SnyderTalk: Iran is a Dictatorship Dressed in Religious Garb Making Way for the Mahdi

“I am Yahweh; that is My Name!  I will not give My glory to anyone else, nor share My praise with carved idols.” (Isaiah 42: 8)



Iran is a Dictatorship Dressed in Religious Garb Making Way for the Mahdi

Below are excerpts from two articles.  Juxtaposed, they reveal an interesting slice of reality:

  1. Fox NewsTrump Iran speech emboldening ordinary Iranians to speak out against regime:

President Donald Trump followed up his Iran speech announcing that he would not be certifying the Iran nuclear deal by also making clear his administration stood in solidarity with ordinary Iranians. Just two days later, thousands of Iranians marched against the regime over charges of corruption. Some experts say the protesters were newly emboldened by Trump’s speech.

Speaking exclusively to Fox News before the protests, Maryam Rajavi, the head of that country’s most visibly active opposition group, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), said that Trump’s new policy toward Iran gives ordinary Iranians hope.

“The Iranian people welcome a new approach by the U.S. government, recognizing the suffering of the Iranian people under the regime, ending years of misguided policy and siding with the Iranian people in their desire for regime change and the establishment of freedom and democracy,” she said in a recorded statement from her exiled headquarters near Paris.

  1. Mehr NewsIf US rips up nuclear deal, Iran will tear it into shreds:

Reacting to US President Trump’s decertification of the nuclear deal and threats to walk away from it, Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Khamenei stressed that “if US rips up the deal, Iran will tear it into shreds.”

Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei received a number of academic elites and Olympiad winners on Wednesday morning in Tehran.

During the meeting, the Iranian Leader censured any political reliance on foreign powers, adding “a hundred years ago, there were some people who would say that the path toward progress is through reliance on the West, and today the remainders of that school of thought are promoting the same idea. We were under the influence of the West for fifty years of the Pahlavi period. What progress did we make?”

“The Islamic Revolution rid the country of political dependence, but breaking away from other dependencies will prove to be difficult,” the Leader said. “Dependency causes calamity. One of the key elements to free the country from dependency is scientific advances.”

He went on to add, “the country’s industry is suffering from the blight of ‘montage’, and this blocks the connection between industry and universities. In a ten-year period, Iran’s approach to industry must shift from ‘montage’ to ‘innovation’.”

“We managed to cut off America’s dominance over Iran, become powerful and make great progress despite the US’ hostile measures; all of this progress was achieved under the pressure of sanctions,” he added.

The Iranian Leader went on to maintain that he would not spend time on responding to the nonsensical remarks of the US President Trump, adding “the US is an agent to the international Zionism. They have created ISIL and the Takfiri terrorism. Then how can you expect Washington not to be angered at the country which is fighting ISIL?”

Iran is a Dictatorship Dressed in Religious Garb Making Way for the Mahdi

Mehr News is owned and operated by the Islamic Ideology Dissemination Organization (IIDO).  It’s a mouthpiece for the Islamic “Republic”.  Specifically, it’s a mouthpiece for Ayatollah Khamenei.  For all practical purposes, he is the Islamic “Republic”.

Ayatollah Khamenei’s net worth is about $95 billion:

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, controls a financial empire worth an estimated US$95 billion (£60 billion) – far greater than the wealth accumulated by the late shah, the deposed pro-Western monarch.

Assets often based on property seizures have been acquired by an organisation called Headquarters for Executing the Order of the Imam [shortened to Setad in Farsi] under Ayatollah Khamenei’s authority and helping to tighten his grip on his power, according to Reuters.

When “thousands of Iranians marched against the regime over charges of corruption” as Fox News reported, we caught a glimpse of ordinary Iranians’ attitudes toward the ayatollah and his Islamic “republic”.  They understand that the shah and the ayatollah are identical in substance.  Their differences are a surface level veneer only.

The shah was corrupt.  So is the ayatollah.  The shah was a dictator.  So is the ayatollah.  The shah brutally suppressed opposition.  So does the ayatollah.  The shah used thug enforcers against his own people to impose his will.  So does the ayatollah.

Iran is the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism.  The ayatollah’s goal is make way for the mahdi.  He is the prophesied redeemer of Islam who will appear before the Day of Resurrection and rid the world of evil.

Stated another way, the mahdi is Islam’s messiah.  Christians call him the false messiah or anti-Messiah.

“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.” (Ephesians 6: 12)







“The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one; I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me. Father, I desire that they also, whom You have given Me, be with Me where I am, so that they may see My glory which You have given Me, for You loved Me before the foundation of the world.” (John 17: 22-24)

See “His Name is Yahweh”.

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