Ahmadinejad’s Lust for Blood – by Jamie Glazov

Jamie Glazov is Frontpage Magazine's editor. He holds a Ph.D. in History with a specialty in Russian, U.S. and Canadian foreign policy. He is the author of the critically acclaimed and best-selling, United in Hate: The Left’s Romance with Tyranny and Terror. His new book is High Noon For America. He is the host of Frontpage’s television show, The Glazov Gang, and he can be reached at jamieglazov11@gmail.com. Visit his site at JamieGlazov.com.


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Glenn Beck did a superb job on his program last night discussing the horrifying belief system that shapes Ahmadinejad’s lust for wiping Israel off the face of the earth.

Beck refers to the Iranian despot as “the Twelver” because Ahmadinejad believes that he must purify the earth with as much human blood (and preferably the Jewish variety) as possible in order to hasten the return of the 12th Imam, the Mahdi, who is the much-anticipated Islamic messiah. This is precisely what Ahmadinejad was talking about in his UN speech and it is exactly why his regime is in the process of building the nuclear bomb (if it hasn’t already built it).

Not surprisingly, we haven’t heard one peep of criticism, alarm or ridicule from the liberal Left about all of this. It’s understandable, of course: they are too busy keeping an eye on the real threats to peace in the world, such as Glenn Beck and, well, you know, some right-wing Christian evangelist somewhere who is trying get someone to believe in Jesus Christ. That’s far more dangerous than what the Twelver is up to, right?

In any case, Beck’s shedding of light on the Twelver is extremely important because doing so crystallizes — and reminds us of — what the militant Islamic ideology is all about. The yearning to disinfect the world with human blood is at the foundation of the Islamist impulse. If we have any chance of defending our civilization successfully, we simply have to digest this reality.

The French-born scholar Laurent Murawiec has written one of the most profound works on this phenomenon: The Mind of Jihad. This fascinating and frightening book summarizes the Islamist ideology’s overriding theme: “I kill, therefore I am.” In his study of the Islamist terrorist’s mindset, Murawiec explains:

“. . . the means has become the end. The blood of the enemy renews the identity of the lynch mob. . . . Death is not an instrumentality—like the death of the enemy on the battlefield—it has become an end in itself . . .”

Murawiec points out that the suicide-killing manual left behind by Mohammed Atta, the leader of the 9/11 attacks, included a provision commanding that before going on his mission, the Islamic warrior must make sure his knife is sharp: “you . . . must not discomfort your animal during the slaughter.”

The animal being referred to is the non-Muslim whom the Muslim is instructed to kill. As Murawiec observes, we see here the element of human sacrifice for the sake of pleasing God.

A stunning example of the importance of spilling human blood in this kind of Islamist ritual sacrifice was the assassination in 1971 of Jordan’s prime minister, Wasfi al-Tell, by PLO terrorists. As al-Tell lay dying on the marble floor of the Sheraton Hotel in Cairo, one of the terrorists knelt down and began lapping up his blood.

In his work, Murawiec cites a long sequence of such incidents of blood-worship in what Saudi lawyer Sheikh Mohsin al-Awaji has referred to as the Islamic jihad’s “industry of death.”

Ahmadinejad is a death-cult walking. Does the West and the Obama administration have the courage to stare this threat in its face? If it does, it must understand the threat before it defeats it.

Editor’s note: Read about the true nature of the Islamist death-cult and the Left’s alliance with it in Jamie Glazov’s new book, United in Hate: The Left’s Romance with Tyranny and Terror.

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  • Carterthewriter

    It is very inspiring to watch Glenn who has turned his show in a serious classroom determined to expose the many false pretenses put forth by a political machine gone mad.

  • USMCSniper

    It is well known that Ahmadinejad and Khamenei are the leaders of Islamic Republic’s crime machine. The whole world has witnessed how civilians have been shot to death by the orders from these two murders. Ahmadinejad and Khamenei are also responsible for the systematic abuse and torture in Kahrizak prison of those female and male who were arrested during the recent protests.

    Ahmadinejad and Khamenei are responsible for Nedas Sohrab’s death along with more than a hundred other protestors in the past two months. Furthermore, they are guilty of humiliating the arrested protesters, fabricating confession-sessions under the guise of 'trials', and the broadcasting of the tortured on state television. There are indications that confessions from detainees have been obtained by subjecting them to torture and withholding them without charge or legal representation. The Islamic republic of Iran is a true example of crimes against humanity and they should be arrested and prosecuted.

    Ahmadinejad’s crimes have been witnessed by the world, and if they are not more serious than those in the criminal case of Omar Albashir (Sudan's president) for whom the International Court of The Hague issued an arrest warrant, certainly they are not less. Ahamadinajd and his government have committed a broad rang of crimes and they should not be allowed to participate in United Nations General Assembly meeting. If murder, torture and rape are considered crimes, and those who committed it should be punished for their crimes then Ahamadinejad and his government should not be any exceptions.

  • 080

    The;mentor of the Howmanys, the RansomJohnnys and Iminadinnerjacket is the great Grand Ayatollah Khomeini. He said: “We do not worship Iran, we worship Allah. For patriotism is another name for paganism. I say let this land (Iran) burn. I say let this land go up in smoke, provided Islam emerges triumphant in the rest of the world.”(This is a quote taken from Norman Podhoretz's article World War IV; in Commentary magazine). The point is that we must convince his epigones that Islam has no way to become triumphant in the rest of the world. So far we have not been very good at that.

  • jimreed

    The Liberal left still think Iran has not got nukes….
    They want dialogue with Iran…
    All Iran sees is weakness.
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  • Proxywar

    My step mom asked me why do the Iranians believe jesus will be on their side at the end of days? Especially if he's a jew?

    I replied because the Islamist don't think of jesus as a jew they think of him as a Palestinian Muslim, And when the end of days comes only then will he reveal these truths to the other ignorant religions. ie. Meaning your ilk.

    My parents are both christians, though I suspect my father is more of a theist or deist at heart. He told me he just likes the moral of the stories taught in the new testament. I told him if that's the case I would buy him the jefferson bible. Myself, I am a Agnostic that leans Atheist.