But oh no, the conflict with Iran has nothing to do with Islam.
Note also Kharrazi's appropriation of the language of the Left -- "the global village of the oppressed." The Leftist/jihadist alliance is one that Islamic supremacists like Kharrazi -- and others as well -- are consciously fostering.
"Iranian cleric wants creation of 'Greater Iran,'" by Ali Akbar Dareini for Associated Press, May 15 (thanks to Sr. Soph):TEHRAN, Iran - A radical cleric called Saturday for the creation of a "Greater Iran" that would rule over the entire Middle East and Central Asia, in an event that he said would herald the coming of Islam's expected messiah.
Ayatollah Mohammad Bagher Kharrazi said the creation of what he calls an Islamic United States is a central aim of the political party he leads called Hezbollah, or Party of God, and that he hoped to make it a reality if they win the next presidential election....
Kharrazi's comments were published Saturday in his newspaper, Hezbollah.
He said he envisioned a Greater Iran that would stretch from Afghanistan to Israel, bringing about the destruction of the Jewish state.
He also said its formation would be a prelude to the reappearance of the Mahdi, a revered ninth-century saint known as the Hidden Imam, whom Muslims believe will reappear before judgment day to end tyranny and promote justice in the world.
"The Islamic United States will be an introduction to the formation of the global village of the oppressed and that will be a prelude to the single global rule of the Mahdi," the Hezbollah newspaper quoted him as saying....