Former congresswoman and 2012 Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann has accused President Barack Obama of being "pro the goals of Islamic jihad," which she explains includes welcoming the "hidden imam" to bring on the apocalypse.
In appearing on the "Understanding the End Times" radio program with Jan Markell last weekend, the 59-year-old Minnesotan bashed the president's foreign policy goals as being aligned with the goals of Islamic extremists, who she argues have the ultimate goal of bringing about the end of the world and paving the way for the Islamic Messiah.
"Our president, who is as consistent in his foreign policy world view, which is to be anti-Israel and pro, and I'll say it in my own words, pro the goals of Islamic jihad, because that is what we are seeing," Bachmann asserted. "These are the goals of Islamic jihad."
She explained that in February, Obama tried to justify the potential nuclear agreement with Iran by saying that Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said it was against Islam to obtain a nuclear weapon.
Bachmann decried that "myth" and stated that Obama is either "ignorant of Islamic scripture" or he is trying to perpetuate a lie to the American public.
"Not only is there any such fatwa, he said that the supreme leader issued a fatwa, issuing a religious opinion, that it said that it was against Islam to obtain a nuclear weapon. Only there has ever been this fatwa found, nobody has ever seen it or heard it. It has never been published," Bachmann said. "But, it reveals that our president is as ignorant of Islamic scripture as he is at Islamic history. Or, he is trying to intentionally lie to the American people. We don't know which it is."
Bachmann also called out the fact that Iran's President Hassan Rouhani labeled Iran's diplomacy with the United States as an "active jihad" in early March.
"Our negotiations with the world powers are a source of national pride," Rouhani said in March. "Yesterday. your brave generals stood against the enemy on the battlefield and defended their country. Today, your diplomatic generals are defending [our nation] in the field of diplomacy — this, too, is jihad."
Bachmann goes on to further explain Iran's Shia Muslim goals by stating that they foresee and eventual world were only Islam reigns.
"Islam is a flame because they see to that their scripture is being fulfilled. If you are a Shia, you believe that we are going to see the hidden imam soon come back and we will have an apocalypse and we will have an all-out war and then peace will come with only Islam reigning," she said. "If you are Sunni Islam, you also believe that it is the end of the age. As Christians, we know that the word of God is true. Let's preach the true living word of God from every pulpit so that believers can know what God's time clock is."
She urged more pastors to speak from their pulpits about the end of times, which she says is coming near. She contends that while Christian pastors and priests are not speaking on the end of times, Muslims are preparing for the coming of their twelfth imam.
"Talk about what you see in the newspaper every single day. We can talk about God's time clock and the fact that Jesus Christ's return is imminent. Is there anything more important to talk about?" Bachmann asked. "That needs to occupy our time and our thoughts from virtually morning to night because we have very little time, in my opinion, left before the second return of Christ."