Are we witnessing the beginning of the end of Western civilization - or to be more accurate - non-Muslim civilization? According to columnist Hussein Shariatmadari of Iran's state-run Kayhan newspaper, ancient prophecies of the Prophet Muhammad are now coming true - and there is little or nothing that Washington can do to avert the end.
For Kahyan, Hussein Shariatmadari writes in part:
"In yet another message the late Imam said, "I assure you that Islam will conquer all key fronts in the world. It will begin with the collapse of the Soviet Union and will complete its course by defeating the United States of America in a not distant future."
"Indeed, this is the century of defeat for the arrogant powers. And why not? Islam is a belief derived from faith in God Almighty, who fights oppression and seeks justice. Islam is in alliance with nature, wisdom and the knowledge of humanity. Islam doesn’t see death as the end. Islam sees life after death far greater than life on earth.
"A belief like this has no geographic boundaries, and since its base is within the hearts of Muslims, it needs no visa to pass through borders to reach the other side of the world. In other words, wherever there is a Muslim or an area populated by Muslims, it is naturally prone to give rise to Islamic movements, similar to the Islamic Revolution in Iran. Events unfolding in Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan, Algeria and Yemen are a testament to this.
"Take a look at the mottoes people are chanting in these nations: "Death to the U.S.," "Death to Israel," "Islam Is My Religion," "We Don’t Want an American Puppet Regime," and "We Are Not Afraid of Death." Aren’t these slogans familiar? Aren’t these the slogans that the Iranian people chanted during the Islamic Revolution back in the late 1970s?"
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