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March 6, 2013 9:31 am
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Ahmadinejad: Chavez Will Return With Jesus and 12th Imam

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Hugo Chavez (in healthier days) with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

A day after his death, Hugo Chavez is already being touted as a martyr and a messiah by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who equated the now deceased Venezuelan leader to Jesus and Shiite Islam’s 12th imam Wednesday, saying, “I have no doubt that he will return, along with the righteous Jesus and the perfect human.”

Ahmadinejad also reiterated claims made by Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro that Chavez died of a “suspect illness” but didn’t go as far as Maduro had in equating Chavez’s death to that of late Palestinian Liberation Organization Chairman Yassir Arafat, who some believe died by poisoning at the hands of Israel.

A cabinet meeting chaired by the president declared Wednesday a day of mourning in Iran, the state television website said.

During Chavez’s tenure Venezuela became increasingly close with the Islamic Republic with Chavez making 13 visits to Iran between 1999 and his death on Tuesday. Ahmadinejad has made six visits to Venezuela since 2005.

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  • Bob

    A few small typos, but great read. Keep it up and I’ll keep coming back.

  • Rahman

    “…Shiite Islam’s 12th imam …the perfect human.”

    So a crazy lunatic many equate to being the anti-Christ is the ‘perfect human’ to Muslims?

    Make sense, Islam is nothing but an evil death cult that brings nothing but pain and suffering wherever it goes.

  • Martin K.

    @ Rudy,

    Well Muslims believe in the physical resurrection of the dead, and this will happen on the last day, when not only Jesus, MohamMAD and the other prophets shall return but also the “regular” Joe’s and Jane’s. So in this case Ahmadinejad only expresses his faith, that Chavez too shall see the “day” . BTW the day of doom, the day of reckoning this judgment day will last 50.000 years, according to the quoran. LOL and have a nice day. 🙂

  • ChristianD

    Ahmadinejad obviously has no clue who Jesus really is. When Yeshua does return, Ahmad will be hanging onto Chavez’s coat tails as they are thrown into the Pit. So sorry Ahmad. 🙁

  • Hamid

    Such a terrible, terrible loss

  • Frank

    Return with jesus he says? what about ther pastors kept in jail mahmoud? It is not because you are a president that you are allowed to say such things. A severe jugment is coming to Iran soon.

  • Rudy

    You really insult the minds of your readers with this kind of bull****. Mr. Ahmadinejad is not an ignorant man to say such things. Show a video of him saying that to prove it. People don’t follow like sheep anymore. People think and analyze. He did not even say that about Khomeini let alone Chavez.

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