The normally soft-spoken and peace-loving Israeli President, Shimon Peres, says that the Iranian leadership's grand design is to convert the Middle East into one religious bloc and that Iran's leadership is obsessed with the quest for a regional religious domination. Peres says that this quest is supported by long range missiles, enriched uranium, and fanatic incitement - all enhanced by the excessive price of oil.
The Israeli president says that Iran is attempting to impose their version of Islam on everyone and whoever disagrees is deemed a heretic and is doomed to disappear.
Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News
Iran's desire to have their brand of Islam as the dominant religious belief of all the Middle East is in lockstep with the scenario that can be found in Bible prophecy for the last days.
The radical rhetoric of Iran's President Ahmadinejad is only the public display of the true beliefs of the Supreme Council in Iran that allows Ahmadinejad to be their front man. The Supreme Council in Iran is made up of a number of ayatollahs, high ranking Shiite Muslim clerics.
The truth be known, all political, economic, and even military decisions are made by the Supreme Council. All Iranian religious leaders believe that the world is now in the Apocalyptic Age and that the Muslim messiah, the Mahdi, is about to appear. Islam does have an eschatology, a belief in end time events.
Bible prophecy, though not mentioning the word "Islam", does describe the religious foundation of the many Middle East nations that have aligned themselves to attack Israel, (Daniel 11, Ezekiel 38, and Psalm 83). The prophetic book of Joel, in chapter 2, reveals a mighty army in the last days, the largest ever assembled in the history of this world, that will come to Jerusalem to take over the Jewish state and set up a caliphate, a world-wide kingdom.
Iran's desire to convert the Middle East states to their brand of Islam is in lockstep with Bible prophecy that will be fulfilled.