Last night on TV, Glenn did a show that talked about the Twelfth Imam, a belief held by a small, radical sect of Muslims that includes the leaders of Iran, that speaks of a returning prophet of Islam. On the show, Glenn compared the Book of Revelation with the Hadith where the Twelfth Imam is mentioned.

“I want you to know I am not saying that these are the end times.  I am not saying that this is the end of the world,” Glenn cautioned.

Glenn said that in different periods of history, people have drawn comparisons between current events and the end times. For example, Glenn said “People were convinced that Adolf Hitler was the Antichrist.  He had all of the earmarks of the Antichrist and it was a growing occultist state.  He was a spooky dude.”

“I do believe there is growing evil coming out of the Middle East and the rest of the world that are lining up.  This is a growing evil here in America, and political correctness has allowed it to grow,” Glenn explained.

“We outlined some of these last night on the TV show.  According to the sacred traditions of Islam ‑‑ this is not in the Qur’an.  This is in the Hadith, which is the sacred stories of the Prophet Muhammad.  So this is not Qur’an,” Glenn explained.
Glenn then laid out some of the parallels between the Biblical Antichrist and the Twelfth Imam who appears in the Hadith. Among the comparisons were the establishment of a unified “new world order” in both texts. In the Bible it’s led by the Antichrist, in the Hadith the Twelfth Imam and the Muslim interpretation of Jesus, who is simply another Prophet, lead the one world government. Both books speak of a mark of the Beast, punishment for Jews and Christians, and more.

On the show, Glenn spoke with Zuhdi Jasser, a friend of Glenn’s and a practicing Muslim. “[Dr. Jasser] tells me that ‑‑ he verified that that’s all in the Hadith, but he tells me that this is the problem.  The Hadith is not necessarily written by Mohammed, and parts of it he believes should be taken out because they are not original.”

But, Glenn warned that when “you see the Muslim Brotherhood say, ‘Hey, we’re going to kill all the Jews,’ they mean it.  Because they are doing the work of the Mahdi.  The Army in Iran is the Islamic Army of the Mahdi.  When Ahmadinejad says we’re going to have a global Caliphate and let me hasten the return of the Promised One and the Jews and the Great Satan will fuel the fires of the Islamic fury, he means it.  He means it.”

“I will tell you this:  This week when the leader of Iran, the current Ayatollah, the spiritual leader comes out and says, hey, I’ve been in contact with the Twelfth Imam, and Ahmadinejad says the chaos and the riots that you’re seeing around the world, you are witnessing the hand of the Twelfth Imam, the Mahdi, and he is at work on Earth and this is his plan, I believe they both believe it,” Glenn said.

But Glenn and Stu both cautioned that this is not a belief held by the majority of Muslims, but a small, radical and vocal sect.

“As you pointed out very clearly last night, you know, this is not the typical, you know, beliefs.  This is not Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, you know, who you had on the program who’s a practicing Muslim and does not believe these things.  You’re talking about people like President Ahmadinejad.  This is not the salesperson that you work with in your office.  We’re talking about Ahmadinejad style extreme Twelverism,” Stu explained.