CHRISTIAN NEWS: SOURCE. WND Published: 9/24/12 by Reza Kahlili. Iran’s mullah-dominated regime…has unleashed a ferocious attack on Christianity. Grand Ayatollah Vahid Khorasani… not only insulted Pope Benedict XVI but also Jesus and Miriam, stating that if it were not for the Quran, Jesus would not be worthy of God’s heavens.
Khorasani, in a long statement quoting several verses from the Quran published Friday in Hawzah New… claims the only reason Jesus is regarded as holy is due to the Quran and Muhammad.
“Hey, clueless pope who has chosen silence (on the Muhammad video), answer this: If there was no Quran, then as the Bible and the Torah have it, Jesus the son of Miriam is a bastard and a bastard will be forbidden from the heavens of God, and so the high place of Jesus is due to the existence of the Prophet Muhammad as the last prophet by God,” Khorasani said.
The grand ayatollah likened Muhammad to the sun that shines on humanity and cannot be diminished.
“The Prophet is the light of God and everlasting and that Allah, among all of His prophets, only compares himself to Muhammad and clearly calls him the last of His prophets with the most complete and righteous religion,” Khorasani said.
The Quran, the last book of God, removed the burden of “adultery” from Miriam and sanctified the birth of Jesus, Khorasani said. “The ignorant Christians burn the Quran and don’t understand that the result will be that Jesus becomes an illegitimate child.”
Khorasani had previously called the Bible wrong and unjust, a book that does not reflect the words of God but rather one that has been altered.
The U.N. General Assembly will again hear Muslim arguments this week over a proposed international law against blasphemy, this time spurred on by the Muhammad video. But such a law would also have to address Khorsani’s views.
See Khorasani’s statement below, or at this link.
Reza Kahlili served in CIA Directorate of Operations. He was a spy in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, counterterrorism expert… He is the author of the award winning book “A Time to Betray.” He regularly appears in national and international media as an expert on Iran and counterterrorism in the Middle East.