Why Ahmadinejad Likes to be Connected to God!
Here is my new article on IPS (Inter Press Service) which has been reprinted in Asia Times. It is mostly about the Ahmadinejad's allegations on his connection to God. But I have tried to talk about the relationship with all he says and the current political situation.
"Oct 26 (IPS) - Amid a struggle between two major clerical factions for control of Iran's influential Assembly of Experts, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is trying to shore up his conservative base by portraying himself as a man with a direct link to god. The president, who enjoys close ties to the country's security services, has generally feeble support among the clergy system in the Islamic Republic. He is a strong supporter of Ayatollah Mesbah Yazdi, one of the most radical clerics in Iran, who believes in an "Islamic Government" -- where the ruler is chosen by god, through representatives like Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei -- rather than the current Islamic Republic, where people vote for their leaders according to Islamic laws."