Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is looking to regain power in the May 2017 election and should he win, bring the Muslim nation into even further extremism. Ahmadinejad’s firebrand style could prove appealing for hard-liners seeking a tough-talking candidate who can stand up to U.S. President Donald Trump. Ahmadinejad, the sixth president of Iran, held the post for two terms from 2005 to 2013 before constitutional limits forced him out. The hardliner repeatedly thumbed his nose at western countries regarding Iran’s nuclear program.
During that time, he became a controversial figure on the world stage and was well known for bombastic and hate-laden speeches on the United Nations floor. His final U.N. speech called for wiping Israel from the face of the Earth. As Joel C. Rosenberg of the Joshua Fund reported, “He aspires to be a mass murderer beyond the scale of Adolf Hitler”. During his final days in office, Ahmadinejad vowed to return with the “Hidden Imam,” who according to Shi’ite belief will reappear to take control of humanity before Judgment Day. READ MORE