Saturday, March 16, 2013

Nutjob With a Nuke: Iran's Ahmadinejad Says Chavez Will Be Resurrected With 12th Imam

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad kisses the coffin at Hugo Chavez's funeral Photo: Reuters

Sure, let's be sure to get plenty of nuclear warheads into the hands of the Iranian know, the guy who just the other day said that Hugo Chavez will be resurrected along with the Shia's 12th imam.  Nothing crazy about that, right?  I can see it now, the 12th imam clawing his way out of that dark and dank well hand in hand with a 2 bit banana republic dictator who isn't even a Muslim.

Apparently there's a least one Muslim cleric in Iran that thinks Ahmadinejad is off his rocker.

The story comes from The Telegraph.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad accused of 'heresy'

A senior Iranian cleric has accused Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of "heresy" after saying Hugo Chavez would be resurrected with the 12th imam.

Ayatollah Ahmed Janati, the hardline chief of the Guardians Council, told worshippers at Friday prayers in Tehran: "Those comments on Chavez's return with Christ were heresy."

Janati was referring to comments by Ahmadinejad on March 6 in which he called Chavez a "martyr" who would "return, along with the righteous Jesus and the perfect human."

The last was an allusion to Shia Islam's 12th imam that Iran's majority faith believes will return with Christ to bring peace and justice to the world.

Janati said Iran's clergy had been "upset" by the remarks.

"Should people say whatever comes to mind? I wish (Ahmadinejad) had spent a few days in a seminary before discussing such issues," he said.

"Chavez was a populist and anti-American. His political agenda was completely acceptable. But he was not a Muslim," Janati added.

Janati's Guardians Council is charged with overseeing elections and interpreting the constitution.

Iran has scheduled a presidential election for June 14 to find a replacement for Ahmadinejad, whose disputed re-election in 2009 sparked street protests and a deadly crackdown by the regime in response.

Iran and Venezuela have both pursued strongly anti-American foreign policies and have signed billions of dollars in investment agreements in recent years.

Chavez made 13 visits to Iran between 1999 and his death last week, while Ahmadinejad has made six trips to Venezuela since 2005.


Bigfoot said...

First he hugs a woman (Chavez's mom?), a no-no under Iranian shiite islam, and now he says Hugo will accompany the 12th imam. Looks like Achmedinnerjob will bring about his own undoing.

Findalis said...

He is on his way out, unless the Mullahs need him to cover for them again. In Iran Ahmadinejad has no power. He is nothing but a mouthpiece for the Mullahs.