TEHRAN - Saudi Arabia & Iran’s increasingly bitter dispute about Islamic pilgrimages to Mecca escalated after a senior Iranian cleric publicly called Saudi custodianship of Islam’s two holiest sites as " servitude " & called for their " emancipation ." Ayatollah Javadi Amoli, speaking to an Iranian seminary class, also denounced the Saudi government’s ongoing military campaign in Yemen, Iranian media reported.
“ The custodianship of [ Mecca & Medina ] should be handed to men of piety,” Amoli, an influential Shiite Muslim scholar, said in comments reported by the semi-official state news agency Mehr. “ The current Saudi custodians however are the [ descendents ] of those who turned it to a house of idols and indulged themselves in drunken revelry,” he said, adding that the conditions of the holy cities’ custodianship should be reviewed with the aim of freeing them “ from the servitude ” of the Sunni monarchy.
Harsh rhetoric between the two regional rivals is far from uncommon & has heated up in recent months against the backdrop of the Saudi-led airstrike campaign targeting Iranian-backed Shiite rebels , known as Houthis , in Yemen.
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PROPHECY INSIGHTS - As the Middle East continues to spiral into widespread chaos , the rift between Sunni & Shiite Arabs - like two colliding tectonic plates - threatens to explode into a blood-bath on an unthinkable scale. The Sunni - Gulf states ( led by Saudi Arabia ) are striking out on several fronts in a desparate bid to counter Iran's aggressive expansionism across the Middle East. Presently , Yemen is ground zero for this Sunni~Shia battle front as Iran-backed Houthi rebels overrun this volatile nation on the southern border of the Saudi Kingdom. But as the above article reveals , the Islamic leadership in Tehran has already set its sinister sights on the sacred Islamic Holy Sites within Saudi Arabia ... Mecca & Medina !!!
Bible Prophecy - written over 2,500 years ago - provides clear & unmistakable details of coming events soon to unfold , as Iran ( Medes / Persians / Elam ) ' militarily ' will act on their desire to control these Islamic Holy Sites . After first conquering Iraq , Iran will then attack Saudi Arabia & defeat them ' within a year '. So how is it possible these events could be so accurately & definitively foretold ( over 2,500 years in advance ) if the Bible was not truly the Word of God ??
ISAIAH 21v1-2 - The ' burden ' of the ' desert of the sea ' ( Saudi Arabia ). As whirlwinds in the south pass through ; so it cometh from the desert , from a terrible land ( Iran ) . A ' grievous vision ' is declared unto me ; the ' treacherous dealer ' ( Iran ) dealeth treacherously, & ' the spoiler ' ( Russia ) spoileth. Go up, O Elam ( Iran ) : besiege, O Media ( Iran ) ; all the sighing thereof have I made to cease . . . v9 Behold, here cometh a chariot of men, with a couple of horsemen & he answered & said , Babylon ( IRAQ ) is fallen, is fallen ; & all the ' graven images ' of her gods he hath broken unto the ground . . . v13-17 The ' burden ' upon Arabia . . . they fled from the swords, from the drawn sword & from the bent bow & from the grievousness of war. For thus hath the Lord said unto me , Within a year . . . & all the glory of Kedar ( Saudi Arabia ) shall fail : And the residue of the number of ' archers ' , the ' mighty men ' of the children of Kedar, shall be diminished : for the LORD God of Israel hath spoken it.