Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, prior to his death, approved a fatwa that authorizes the destruction of a mosque and the killing of muslims with WMD if it is in the vital interests of the regime. Khomeini wrote that the Jews were perverting Islam and thus deserving of “divine retribution”. He regarded the Jews as an embodiment of filth and the contaminating source of ritual impurity - which adds another religious justification to the Muslims to rid themselves of the Jews and their state.
Khomeini put it this way: “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”.
Former Iranian president and Ayatollah, Hashemi Rafsanjani, also justified the use of nuclear weapons against the Jews: “If a day comes when the world of Islam is duly equipped with the arms Israel has in possession, the strategy of colonialism would face a stalemate because application of an atomic bomb would not leave anything in Israel but the same thing would just produce damages in the Muslim world”.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s mentor, Ayatollah Mohammad Taghi Mesbah Yazdi, justified the use of atomic bombs against Israel and his leading disciple, Mohsen Gharavian, released a fatwa sanctioning the use of nuclear weapons: “For the first time that the use of nuclear weapons may not constitute a problem, according to Sharia”.
Atomic devastation is one of the signs of messianic redemption: the goal is to set the stage for the Mahdi, the Shiite messiah, or “vanished Imam”; in order to bring that about, Iran must hasten the end-of-time vision in which the Mahdi will appear.
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