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By Robert Castleberry

We can't trust nutjobs

Letter to the Editor


To the Editor:

Rebecca Gourley is misinformed of the threat of the nutjob Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his belief that Allah is guiding him to trigger a series of cataclysmic events which could precipitate the return of the 12th Imam.

Bernard Lewis, a professor emeritus of Near Eastern studies at Princeton University, has written, “President Ahmadinejad seems to think that the time is ripe for the 12th Imam’s reappearance and that, as president, he should play a role in opening the way for his return. He is reported to have said in one of his cabinet sessions, ‘We have to turn Iran into a modern and divine country to be the model for all nations and which will also serve as the basis for...

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