Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Watch Out for the Mad Ayatollah Mesbah

Today I had a rare opportunity to tidy up my office. It seems no matter what I do, piles of paper just seem to mount up. I suppose that is one drawback of having too many interests in life. There is so much to do and yet life seems to be too short. Any way, while going through some of my archives of Iranian dailies, I came across a copy of the Khordad daily from six years ago. One of the first in a series of dailies which were one by one banned by the judiciary. The big headlines grabbed my attention:
"Mesbah-Yazdi: If anyone insults the Islamic sanctities, Islam has permitted for his blood to be spilled, no court needed either"

Of course many of these so-called Western Iran-experts or as my friend Ann Leslie of the Daily Mail calls them, scallop-salad nibblers, don't even know who this mad Ayatollah is and how he has risen to power. More importantly that the mad Ayatollah is also the new selected president's mentor and that he may even become a rival to the Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei.

To learn about Mesbah-Yazdi, one needs to become familiar with the Hojjatieh group. This was a semi-clandestine religious group that was set up in the 1950's during the Shah's time. Soon the group's network spread and many of its members secretly gained influential positions. The foremost objective of the group's founder, Sheikh Halabi was to eradicate the Bahaii faith and its members. Hojjatieh thugs targetted the Bahaii places of worship, gatherings and cemetries. According to the Shiite version of Islam, the 12th descendant of prophet Mohammed , Mehdi or the Lord of All Ages, went into hiding when he was a child, some 1300 years ago. Shiites believe he will reappear again when the world has become full of oppression and tyranny. Bahaiis on the other hand believe that their prophet, Sheikh Bahaollah, was the reincarnation of Mehdi and he has already appeared and spread the Bahaii faith.
Members of the Hojjatieh group think such a suggestion is blasphemy, for the coming of the Lord of All Ages shall be the end of the world as it is. Interestingly, and this is where the West really has to understand what is going on in Iran, the Hojjatieh group took no part in the 1979 revolution. For they actually believe in the spread of tyranny and oppression. They argue that if the Lord of All Ages is to appear when the world is full of oppression and tyranny, then we ought to help spread evil, tyranny and oppression in order to facilitate the coming of the 12th Imam, Mehdi. If you stand in the way of tyranny and oppression then you delay the coming of the Lord of All Ages, the Hojjatieh argue.

Please read the above carefully, then think about nuclear technology at the hands of these people and how they yearn for the coming armageddon.

Ayatollah Khomeini actually frowned the Hojjatieh and the group was nominally dissolved in 1983, yet they secretly continued to maintain and strengthen their network. Mesbah-Yazdi nicknamed the "alligator", amongst the Iranian population, is a chief ideologue of the Hojjatieh group who was actually made redundant during Khomeini's years but let me explain how he rose to power.

After Khomeini's death, all of the main Shiite Grand Ayatollahs (Sources of Emulation for the Shiite faithful) rejected Khameni's theologian credentials as a Grand Ayatollah, essential for him to become the new Supreme Leader, except for two. One of them was Mesbah-Yazdi and the other, the now chief of judiciary, the Iraqi born, Ayatollah Shahroodi. Thus Mesbah came back again from obscurity and in return for his services to establish the new Supreme Leader, he asked for funds and facilities to run the Imam-Khomeini institute. On the surface, the role of this institute is to spread the teachings of Khomeini. In reality however, Messbah-Yazdi used the funds and the means at his disposal to once again strengthen the network of the Hojjatieh group. Until now Mesbah-Yazdi and Khamanei have served each other well, with the announcement of the new cabinet and the re-emergence of the Hojjatieh group, the "alligator" may now even be tempted to push aside the Supreme Leader.

One thing is for certain though, with all the oil money, and now all the key power positions in their hand, and most importantly the nuclear technology, things have never looked so good for the Hojjatieh group to plan the coming of the Lord of All Ages, the Imam Zaman, the Mehdi.

If you think I am scaremongering, then don't take my words for it, if you want to believe the CNN, and the BBC and the John Simpsons and all the rest of the PC Western mass media that the last presidential elections in Iran was fair and free, you are entitled to your opinion but just remember how incensed Ayatollah Tavassoli, the former chief of staff of Ayatollah Khomeini, was at the "fraudulent and despicable" way the faction crowned their own man, and how he voiced alarm that the leaders of the Hojjatieh group were now practically in control of the executive branch and the Revolutionary Guards, and the new selected president being under their domination.

Watch the selected president's mentor, Ayatollah Mesbah-Yazdi inaugurate his protegee:


Azarmehr said...

I beg to differ. Saddam's invasion of Iran helped entrench the mullahs hold on power and it was under this pretext that the massacre of 1988 happened. They only way is to help Iranians bring about a secular democratic government

Anonymous said...

The article of yours shows how illiterate you are. You are calling a learned man names which shows your religion. No doubt you are a Bahai and therefore against all those who are awaitng the Imam of the Time. Bahaullah was a fraud who is surely in hell fire and the name of Mahdi is sufficent for likes of youll to wet their pants. Do whatever you can Mahdi will surely appear and then we will see the result of your enimity.