Noted theologian/politician Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been let out of his rubber room again, and this time we’re talking serious tinfoil hat material. According to Al Arabiya TV via Fox News, it’s all about the end of the world:

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad claims the United States is attempting to thwart the return of mankind’s savior, according to reports from Al Arabiya, a television news station based in Dubai.

Ahmadinejad reportedly claims he has documented evidence that the U.S. is blocking the return of Mahdi, the Imam believed by Muslims to be the savior.

“We have documented proof that they believe that a descendant of the prophet of Islam will raise in these parts and he will dry the roots of all injustice in the world,” Ahmadinejad said during a speech on Monday, according to Al Arabiya.

“They have devised all these plans to prevent the coming of the Hidden Imam because they know that the Iranian nation is the one that will prepare the grounds for his coming and will be the supporters of his rule,” Ahmadinejad was quoted as saying.

I don’t have a clue what that last sentence means, but no matter. All I can say is that if the Savior of the World can be derailed in his plans by the Obama administration, he must be no more of a transcendent figure than Underdog.