THIS MAP SHOWS THE EXTENT to which the early Islamic rulers took their vows to conquer the world for Allah, and unlike the West, they have not suddenly found peace in the Code Pink Manual For Dirty Kafirs. Drunk with sudden power and flexing the region's enormous energy and economic strength provided by oil, there are many who consider this coming age to be their own fulfillment of Mohammed's dream of a world united under sharia law.
On Wednesday, July 6th, the Iranian Supreme Leader's Advisor for Military Affairs, Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi, the ex-chief commander of the Guards, stated that the Muslim states' main share in control over the world's vital energy corridors has provided Islamic nations with an excellent chance to control the world economy. He reminded the Islamic nations that their rich energy resources are their source of power, giving Muslims the capability to control the world economy.
That's not all.
Safavi went on to say that the U.S. claims to have the world's number-one army, while the main part of its forces, military strategy, and power lies with its Navy; and because of that, it is vulnerable to Muslim nations, given the Islamic states' control over strategic waterways. He then pointed to the recent popular uprisings in the region, and stressed that the 21st century will witness the emergence of a new power under the name of the "Muslim World."
Back in March, it was reported that the commander of the Basij organization in Iran, Brigadier General Mohammad-Reza Naghdi, claimed that all Middle East gas and oil will soon be cut off to infidels, elaborating that "[s]eventy percent of the world's fossil fuel reserve is under the feet of the soldiers of the Supreme Leadership and soon oil and gas fields belonging to Muslims, which is now in the hands of America, will fall into the hands of the people. That will be the time when all those overlords will have sanctions put on them." He added: "The enemy is heavily dependent on this energy and the events in the region have them quite agitated. This, of course, provides us with a hopeful future."
It goes without saying that the Iranians are well-known for their political saber-rattling and puffery. But should we not take these statements as plainly as they make them? Read the rest of the story.