More than a million mourners in Soleimani's funeral procession and at least 56 of them killed in a stampede to get closer to his corpse is newsworthy, but something far more foreboding is going largely unreported. One of Soleimani's million mourner's boldly proclaimed to an American reporter, "We're all a Soleimani!" In other words, we're all as committed as Soleimani was to killing you and your children, as Soleimani's own daughter publicly vowed yesterday as well. Well, in case you don't understand it, as I fear most Americans don't, the only solution to this kind of evil is its eradication. It can't be appeased, but must be annihilated. It's a simple question of us or them. A question, I might add, that we're forced to answer by the Iranians who insist upon posing it.
Although it is most unpopular in today's politically correct world, the following truth is also indisputable: If the world fails to war against evil, evil will win the world. The existence of evil in this fallen world explains why Jesus taught war's inevitability within it (Matthew 24:6). It also explains why Machiavelli said, "There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others." If we postpone the inevitable with Iran, it will be to their advantage, allowing their mad mullahs to complete their mad dash to a nuclear weapon and arm themselves for the ultimate suicide bombing.
Suicide bombings were popularized among Iranian Shiite Muslims by Iran's late Ayatollah Khomeini, who taught his countrymen, "The purest joy in Islam is to kill and to be killed for Allah." According to the late Ayatollah, suicide bombing was the swiftest and surest way for a Muslim to gain entrance into everlasting paradise. It was Islam's founder, the Prophet Mohammed himself, who taught that all jihad (holy war) martyrs instantly entered at the instant of their death the Martyr’s House, which the prophet promised to be the best house in all of paradise. According to Mohammed, the Martyr's House is made of palaces of pearl and mansions of crystal, sapphire and diamonds. In each mansion there are 70 houses. In each house there are 70 rooms. In each room there is a table with 70 different kinds of food and a bed with 70 sheets of different colors. And on each sheet is a virgin waiting to have sex with the jihad martyr forever.
Iran's Shiite Muslims are looking for the 12th Imam—the Mahdi or Muslim messiah. They believe that when he comes, he will lead them to bring the whole world to its knees in submission to Allah, the god of Islam. Many present-day Shiites also believe that America and Israel are the chief obstacles preventing their Mahdi from coming. Therefore, it is their religious duty to remove these obstacles from the face of the earth and prepare the way for their Mahdi to come and usher in the long awaited utopia of his worldwide caliphate.
A few years ago, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the then president of Iran, publicly proclaimed that Iran would wipe Israel off the map the moment it acquired a nuclear weapon. When a reporter asked President Ahmadinejad whether or not he understood that a nuclear strike against Israel would result in a retaliatory strike against Iran, ole "Mad Hatter" Mahmoud responded: "What do we care? We'll be in paradise and they'll be in hell." Obviously, Ahmadinejad, or as I prefer to call him, "I'm A Nut Job," believes, like many present-day Iranians, that nuclear war is the ultimate suicide bombing and a swift and sure passage into paradise for the Iranian people.
Do you remember our policy of deterrence in the "good old days" of the Cold War? It was called MAD—Mutual Assured Destruction. We knew, as did the Soviets, that a nuclear strike by either of us would result in the nuclear annihilation of both of us. Thus, we stood toe to toe all of those years without our world ever being enveloped in a giant mushroom cloud. The Soviets might have been our enemies, but at least they were sane. The Iranians, on the other hand, are crazy. If these nuts get their hands on a nuke, they'll consider it their religious duty to use it, not to mention the surest way to secure for themselves an eternal reservation in the Martyr's House. No wonder the Apostle Paul predicted that earth's last days would be the most perilous time this fallen planet has ever known (2 Timothy 3:1).