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Monday, November 19, 2007

Messianic Shia Cult Emerges in Southern Iraq (Al-Hassan uses the Star of David as a symbol for his movement!)

On January 28th, the Iraqi government announced that it had eradicated a heavily armed cult that was in the final stages of planning to storm the Shi’ite holy city of Najaf, attack the Imam Ali shrine and kill top Shi’ite clerics along with pilgrims commemorating the holy day of Ashura. The cultists, who called themselves Jund al-Samaa’, or Soldiers of Heaven, fought ferociously and managed to shoot down an American helicopter before they were overwhelmed and surrounded in their encampment, amid palm groves in Zarga north of Najaf. Iraqi police said the fighters tapped into their radio frequency during the fighting, repeating the menacing message, “Imam Mahdi is coming.”
The Imam Mahdi, a messiah-like figure in Shi’ite Islam, was the 12th imam and descendant of the Prophet Mohammed. Shi’ite scriptures say the Mahdi disappeared into a cellar in Samarra, Iraq, during the ninth century. His return to “fill the earth with justice and equity, after it has been filled with oppression and tyranny” is a basic tenet of Shi’ite faith and it also signals the end of days. Dhiaa Abdul Zahra al-Gar'awi, the leader of cult who was killed in the battle, claimed he was the Mahdi.
The details about Jund al-Samaa’ remain murky, but the ill-fated Gar'awi was not the last to make such a claim. There is a new emerging movement in southern Iraq called the Ansar al-Imam al-Mahdi. Its leader, Ahmed al-Hassan, says he is the son and the herald of the Mahdi - or al-Yemani, as he is known in Shi’ite literature.
Al-Hassan's Background
Very little is known about al-Hassan. He moved to Najaf to receive religious training after he received his Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Basrah University during the late nineties. He immediately collided with senior ayatollahs when he called for reforms in the religious seminary, which he described as being rife with financial corruption and mediocre scholastic curricula, earning him the backing of disgruntled clerics and students. When Saddam Hussein had the Quran written with his blood, al-Hassan publicly called it “a work of the devil,” prompting authorities to chase him out of Najaf. Al-Hassan made use of the chaotic environment following the US invasion in 2003 to preach for his movement and gain followers. He remained under the radar, but his followers said he was placed under house arrest by the Iraqi government in Basrah last year, and many of his followers have been detained in several southern cities.
Al-Hassan’s name first appeared in the news during the Zarga battle four months ago. In a series of contradictory official statements on what happened that day, Iraqi government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh first said the slain cult leader was al-Hassan. Al-Hassan’s office in Basrah was quick to issue a statement the next day denying any link to Jund al-Samaa’, stressing that their movement is a peaceful one. “The state-run media was so forceful that day, that even some of our followers believed the battle was with the Ansar,” said Ahmed Jabir, a senior aide to al-Hassan in Basrah.
Ansar al-Imam al-Mahdi is just one of several Shi’ite millenarian movements that have proliferated in southern Iraq, such as that of Ayatollah Mahmud al-Sarkhi in Karbala whose followers have been detained by local Iraqi troops loyal to the Supreme Council of Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI), Iraq’s leading Shi’ite political party. Groups that preach the imminent return of the Mahdi are called Mahdawiya, and the clerical establishment in Najaf, headed by Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, does not look favorably on them. Most are influenced by the teachings of the late Grand Ayatollah Mohammed Sadiq al-Sadr, the father of Muqtada al-Sadr. “Shi’ite millenarianism is widely present, but most Shi’ite thinkers put it in the distant future,” says Juan Cole, a professor of Middle Eastern history at the University of Michigan; “more sectarian leaders say it is just around the corner. Muhammad Sadiq al-Sadr seems to have been more the latter.”
Relations with Other Shi'ite Groups
Mocked and reviled by leading Shi’ite clerics in Najaf and regarded a heretic, al-Hassan says they have given orders for him to be detained or killed. Iraqi forces have closed down several offices and places of worship that the movement runs in Baghdad, Basrah, Amara, Karbala and Najaf. “Members of SCIRI requested permission from representatives of senior clerics to fight our movement,” al-Hassan told IraqSlogger in an exclusive email interview. “Days later, the oppressive authorities attacked and detained some of the Ansar in Najaf and closed our bureau and husseiniya.” Both SCIRI and Sistani’s bureau have declined to comment on the accusations.
Al-Hassan says he is constantly moving because he fears the government is seeking to detain him following the events of Zarga last January. Sources close to the office of Grand Ayatollah Kazem al-Haeri in Basrah said that he has issued a fatwa authorizing the killing of al-Hassan if he does not recant his claims. Sistani’s office in Najaf distributed fliers two months ago warning Shi’ite pilgrims from imposters claiming to be “messengers of the Imam Mahdi.” Two other senior Shi’ite ayatollahs, Sheikh Bashir al-Najafi and Sheikh Ishaq al-Fayyadh, also released statements stating that anyone declaring representation of the awaited Imam is a “slanderous liar.” Armed followers of Ayatollah al-Sarkhi attacked his main headquarters in Basrah weeks ago, and the Iranian al-Kawthar satellite channel recently dedicated a series of programs to discredit al-Hassan and his followers. Ahmed Jabir says the movement’s website is blocked in Iran, and the authorities there are also cracking down on their supporters. “I had good relations with senior clerics in the Hawza, but now most of them are calling for detaining or killing me,” said al-Hassan.
The Ansar are not known to have taken up arms yet. “Our movement is mostly ideological, to raise awareness in the Ummah,” says Jabir. “We are, however, in a defensive position against any possible attack by the government.” Al-Hassan said he has ordered his followers to lay low and move to other parts of the country to avoid a clash with authorities. According to the Institute of War and Peace Reporting, sources from the Najaf provincial council said the campaign against unorthodox Mahdawiya groups has more to do with competition between rival Shi’ite militias struggling to control the oil-rich south.
Star of David as Symbol of Movement
Although similar Mahdawiya movements were not met with much success, Ahmed Jabir says al-Hassan’s movement has attracted several thousand followers in Iraq, some of them from the opposite Sunni sect, and even some Christians. Al-Hassan claims to have followers in Iran, Lebanon, the Gulf, Pakistan, Egypt, Morocco, and even among Shi’ite communities in Europe and North America, who help fund the group through donations. The group’s website on the Internet (www.almahdyoon.org) is gaining increased attention. “To his Excellency, the Deputy of the Savior,” wrote Emmanuel Raphael, a Coptic Christian priest in Egypt, to al-Hassan, “I have a sealed letter to you, written 322 years ago by Bishop Sarkhis Micha the Baptist, which I have failed to unravel, but the name of your Excellency is very clear in the letter.”
“It is the choice of God,” he explained. “David was a prophet sent by God, and we are the heirs of prophets.”
And, indeed, al-Hassan says he is preaching not just to a Shi’ite Muslim audience, but also to all of mankind. “I tell the Christian nation in American and the West,” he said, “heed the words of Christ (peace be upon him): ‘When he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself, but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak.’ (John 16:13) I am the messenger that complements God’s prophets. If you are searching for the truth, for here the truth has come.”

Source:
Healing Iraq

19 comments:

ZAK said...

It is such a shame that the descendants of the glorified Muhammad (SAW) (the ahl-e-bait?) are now a tool for anybody who wants to craft a Zoroastrian or Hinduism inspired cult out of Shi'ism.

Unfortunately, mainstream shia Muslim leaders, such as the 4 grand ayatollahs alive today, are doing nothing to prevent this, and are themselves hoping the realization of their own millenarian dreams.

I sincerely hope that these strayed people come back to what is the original Islam; the belief and practices that prevailed when Muhammad was alive and through him Allah had already announced that Islam is complete.

The more you add to those beliefs, the more you are likely to fuel another cult.

Abdullah Ibtisam said...

This is not at all true about the man Ahmed Al Hassan and his followers.. the held black flags with la ilah ha ill ALAH and were peacefully walking the streets telling the new people about the Yamani(dua and salawat) if you do not believe me watch the enemies of God kick to death an innocent ansar and see that the iraq government is corrupt not the followers of the Yamani Ahmed al hassan (dua) come to room ansar al imam almahdy AT PALTALK for more proof middle east > islam > ansar al imam almahdy

uncle said...

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2013/08/11/why-is-israel-looking-for-imam-mahdi/

During the US occupation of Iraq it was routine to torture Iraqis in prisons like Abu Ghraib whose prison guards were using tactics learnt in Israeli training camps as Robert Fisk pointed out in ‘Abu Ghraib torture trail leads to Israel’; one of the most baffling questions asked during interrogation was “Where is the man called Imam Mahdi where is he hiding?”
According to Mohabat News a pro –Israel Iranian Christian news agency, the fear of the hidden Imam is so credible that they posted news of how the CIA and MI6 have been going to Iraq for the past 20 years to get information about imam Mahdi; how they tortured religious scholars and innocent villagers to ask question based on where the Imam was last seen? Which city? What time and when will he be coming again and in which year?

uncle said...

American corporate media has already shown sinister documentaries depicting the hidden messiah who is apparently advising Iranian politicians from his lofty hidden position and manoeuvring to bring about Armageddon.
So who is this Imam Mahdi that the Zionists controlling the American Congress and the international monetary system on the look- out for with orders to shoot him on sight.
Imam Mahdi is the 12th Shia Imam and according to Islamic hadiths is in ‘occultation’ or hidden and will return to earth to establish peace and justice on earth. He was born on July 29 869 in the city of Samarra, Iraq and his mother Nargis was of Roman descent.
He was kept hidden from birth till he disappeared because the rulers of the time the Abbasids knew the Prophesy of Imam Mahdi who will bring about a revolt against oppression and tyranny. The Abbasid’s knew that the prophesised one will be the son of the 11th Shia imam, Imam Al Askari.
In order to kill the child at the birth they kept a close eye on his household, even inspecting the women of the household to see who was with child

uncle said...

According to the story the child’s birth and first few years were kept secret however as soon as Imam Al Askari was killed the son who was about 4 years old went into the realm of the hidden, he reappeared after a few years but disappeared again as the hunt for him gathered pace to await the ordained hour to reappear and destroy the perpetrators of evil and restore humanity.
Whether this is a fiction or non –fiction what is strange is that the same trend in the story continues till today; the oppressive rulers over a thousand years ago tried to hunt for him to kill him then and the present day oppressors are still hunting him to kill him.
Melanie Phillips the voice box for the Zionists recently on BBC Question time turned the discussion around again to the Shia Imam Mahdi hiding in Iran coming to bring about Armageddon.

uncle said...

In Journalist Matt Carr’s Infernal Machine blog he writes “In other words, the Iranian leadership is seeking nuclear weapons so that Iran can be destroyed and its population can all go to heaven. Not surprisingly this argument has been made by the bug-eyed Zionist zealot Melanie Phillips on numerous occasions”
Phillips writes: “As I have written over and over again, from the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei downwards the Iranian regime is dominated by people (adherents of a sect called the ‘Twelvers’) who believe that the Shia messiah, the Mahdi, will return to earth either as result of or to bring about the apocalyptic end of days”.
It is obvious the Zionists want war with Iran however what doesn’t make sense is why is the search on for a man supposed to have disappeared over a thousand years ago?
The hidden Imam has been part of Shia and Sunni Islam for centuries? And this belief is really no different than a form of Millenarianism that exists in all religions.
Christians believe that the saviour Jesus will return to fight the anti-Christ while the Jews are risking world war three by dismantling Islam’s third holiest site Masjid Al Aqsa to build the third Temple so the Jewish Messiah will return and take them to world domination.

uncle said...

According to sceptics and the secular trained western mind these are just biblical stories, however what is baffling is if they are just biblical stories then why is Israel looking for Imam Mahdi?
As facts emerge of this hunt then maybe we should not also dismiss the stories emerging from Iraq about what steps they have taken to look for him.
In 2006 Imam Mahdi’s father Imam Al -Askari’s tomb in Samarra which is a place that marks Imam Mahdi’s birth and disappearance was bombed by men dressed up as the security forces. The men entered the tomb, tied up the caretakers, wired up the area with bombs and according to the caretakers the security officers opened the tomb to take something from it. Many believe that they took some clothing from Imam Al -Askari’s body in an attempt to determine the DNA of the future Imam.
It’s not coincidental that Phillips and her American Zionist counterparts are fermenting fear again, this time about a ‘hidden Imam’.
Phillips is part of the network that perpetuates Islamophobia and part of the Israel first citizens whose psyche has been described aptly by David Ben Gurion, Israeli Prime Minister when he stated: “When a Jew, in America or in South Africa, talks to his Jewish companions about ‘our’ government, he means the government of Israel.”

uncle said...

They are part of the same network that inspired the Norwegian killer Anders Brevik who killed 77 innocent people mainly pro Palestinians supporters who were in favour of boycotting Israel.
These Israel first individuals are also part of the group that the hacker organization “Anonymous,” exposed when it said Israel had a hidden network of 30,000 covert operatives, some openly labelled “hitman,”.
Gordon Duff American political analyst and Senior Editor at Veterans Today writes in “Horror in Israel: ‘30,000 Mossad Spies Exposed” stating: “Every day we see it in the news, dozens killed in Pakistan, dozens more in Iraq, Kenya, Nigeria, the covert army of 30,000, planning terror, building a dozen car bombs a day and then being able to, not just write the lies blaming others but, in most cases, direct public officials, controlled through blackmail, threats or bribery, to “respond as directed.”
Instead of worrying about Armageddon brought on by a man who disappeared over a thousand years ago shouldn’t Phillips and the world worry about the warning given by Israeli military Historian Martin van Creveld when he said: “We possess several hundred atomic warheads and rockets and can launch them at targets in all directions, …. We have the capability to take the world down with us. And I can assure you that that will happen before Israel goes under.”

uncle said...

For centuries the Talmud has taught that ‘Jesus the Nazarene’ “was sexually immoral, worshipped statues of stone, was cut off from the Jewish people for his wickedness, and refused to repent (Sanhedrin 107b; Sotah 47a)”.
However over the centuries through heavy funding and manipulation the Zionists managed to convince the Christians that it is Islam that is evil and needs to be counteracted through the unity of Christian/Zionists.
Most of the Christian bible belt in America has strong links with Zionists and therefore it must have been a shock to them when a Catholic Christian Hugo Chavez made a decisive speech after his momentous meeting with Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in which he states: “For us genuine Christians Jerusalem is a very holy location Prophet Jesus will come hand in hand with Hazrat Mahdi then peace will prevail all over the world”.
The fact that Chavez hinted that Muslims and Christian will unite to fight evil is something that the Zionists do not want. They have spent billions on Islamophobic think tanks and through the media to marginalise Muslims.
An interview conducted by Ann Curry on behalf of NBC with Iran President Ahmadinejad was not aired in 2009 because his answer about the hidden Imam did not support the view that they wanted to perpetuate ‘that he will bring about an apocalypse’.
President Ahmadinejad corrected her by stating: “What is being said about an apocalyptic war and – global war…… This is what the Zionists are claiming. Imam will come with logic, with culture, with science. He will come so that there is no more war. No more enmity, hatred. No more conflict…..he will return with Jesus Christ. The two will come back together. And working together, they would fill this world with love”.

uncle said...

The last thing Israel would want is that Christian groups should wake up and realise that the real enemy is not Islam but rather Zionism.
The fact that the Roman Catholic Church wants to turn a blind eye to the persecution of Christians in Jerusalem affirms why the founders of Israel and the House of Rothschild are in control as Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1744-1812), stated: “Let me issue and control a nation’s money and I care not who writes the laws.”
If Israel is basing its policies on some biblical belief that it was their right to return to Jerusalem as the ‘chosen people’ after 2,000 years of wandering (Keeping in mind the occupiers of Palestinian lands are originally Khazars) then it shouldn’t come as surprise that its leaders believe that it is fulfilling some kind of messianic prophesy.
Jonas E .Alexis in ‘Bolshevik Purge of Western Civilization and Rational Discourse (Part II)’ writes: “If this is still unbelievable, listen to former Shin Bet chief Yuval Diskin:
“My major problem is that I have no faith in the current leadership, which must lead us in an event on the scale of war with Iran or a regional war….I don’t believe in a leadership that makes decisions based on messianic feelings.”
Are these ‘Messianic feelings’ the reason why the search is on for Imam Mahdi. And if they are aware of his coming then they must also be aware of the hadith that states that “Armies carrying black flags will come from Khorassan and no power will be able to stop them and they will finally reach Baitul Maqdas (Masjid Aqsa) where they will erect their flags.”

uncle said...

The fact that Iran as the IAEA has revealed is not building a nuclear bomb however Israel is still pushing for war, could the reason be that the biggest supporters of the 12th Shia Imam Mahdi are in Iran and Khorassan is part of the region?
Khorassan is the north eastern province of Iran but also includes some parts of central Asia and Afghanistan.
Wherever the US and Israel has carried out wars they have used bombs containing white phosphorous, exposing the fact that wars are not about exporting democracy, but ensuring they leave a legacy of crippled and mutilated future generations unable to ever form a resistance movement.
Ten years after the start of the U.S. invasion in Iraq, doctors are witnessing an abnormally high number of cases of cancer and birth defects linked to the use of depleted uranium and white phosphorus by the US military. The current rate of birth defects for the city of Fallujah has surpassed those of Hiroshima and Nagasaki .
Leaked Afghan military documents by The Danish Daily revealed more than 1,100 instances of US-led forces having used white phosphorus (WP) grenades, rockets and bombs in residential areas in Afghanistan.

The Islamic hadiths that mentions the coming of Imam Mahdi leading an army carrying black flags also mentions that very few Arabs will support this Army siding with the tyrants.
The Arabs who will be with the Imam have already given an indication who they are, Hezbollah’s small ill equipped army defeated Israel a nuclear armed state and its state of the art weaponry; Hezbollah’s fighters may have been ill equipped but were infused with the same spirit that led Imam Ali Ibn Abu Talib to break down the impregnable doors of the Jewish fort Khaybar, the same spirit his son Imam Hussain had at Karbala where his band of 72 stood against the tyrant Yazid’s army of 10,000.

uncle said...

It is quite poignant that over a thousand year old hadith mentions that many Arabs will work with the tyrants to fight against the coming Imam.
Who are these Arabs? We have seen already Saudi Arabia and the Gulf rulers’ alliance with Israel and nothing has exposed this more than the Syria conflict.
Israel is pushing for war with Syria and Iran along with Saudi Arabia and Qatar funneling large sums of money and weapons to militias inside Syria, and killing Shias is part of that agenda.
Journalist Seymour Hersh in his New Yorker article, “The Redirection,” highlighted how the Bush Administration’s whole focus was to undermine Iran and to weaken Hezbollah by working with Saudi Arabia funding extremist groups “
The New World Order has manage to create brutal forces in Islam friendly to Israel, a force that thinks it is Ok to rape women and children and show decapitated bodies as trophies on you tube? This intolerant form of Islam manufactured by British agent Abdul Wahab has produced an intolerant form of Islam propagated by the Saudi regime which sees Shias rather than Israel as the enemy.
Abdallah Tamimi one of the leaders of the Free Syrian Army asked Israel for help to establish Sunni rule to oppress Shias, Christians and Druze, stressing “Israel is not our enemy we want Israel to help us”.
Saudi Arabia and Israel is also funding sectarian warfare in countries like Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq, with an alarming numbers of Shias deaths taking place. Wikileaks US Lahore cables highlighted how Saudi Arabia is funding millions of dollars to Ahle- hadith and Islamic clerics in the region.
Shia death rate in Pakistan has escalated and even though efforts have been made at grass roots level by Sunni and Shia groups to unite to quell the killings however the future looks bloody after Nawaz Shariff who was brought into power by support of Saudi money will now allow the Saudis a free hand to do what it did in Afghanistan where it trained the Afghan youth in Saudi funded madrassas to produce the intolerant Taliban, and the intolerant Takfiris’s killing and mutilating in Syria.

uncle said...

It is possible that Millenarian beliefs will get stronger as the world’s leaders and rulers work with the proponents of the New World Order, dragging their nations and people into subjugation and slavery, and the only organization, the UN that was meant to protect nations and their rights is “..an illogical, unjust and completely undemocratic structure and mechanism. ….It is through abusing this improper mechanism that America and its accomplices have managed to disguise their bullying as noble concepts and impose it on the world”. Imam Khamenei
The fact that a strategy is being implemented by Israel with the support of the US to search for the hidden Imam leads one to believe that maybe there is some truth in the biblical story and in a world where we still want to believe in super heroes, it’s not so illogical if our eyes look wistfully with hope for an army that will emerge from Khorassan carrying black flags led by the prophesized one and fight against injustice.

uncle said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53H_lLZGeAw&list=PLQ3wBWSQJKlrTRcK2A5KzdMZF6eV9NmLH

uncle said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSXVlvq0dj4

uncle said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1LTLNW9V_E&list=PLE0HiKTPvnGnsJ3SwdyoDR2VGubRY62hF

uncle said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCWKGB53Uv4&index=49&list=PL07C1655AB6C2B7F4

uncle said...

http://www.intellihub.com/john-mccain-photographed-isis-terrorists-last-year/

uncle said...

ALL MANUPLATIONS, LIES AND MASKS ARE TO BE TORN DOWN ;)