Ordinarily I wouldn't quote a Twitter feed, unless it was someone I knew and trusted, but Change_for_Iran, whoever that is, speaks Farsi and follows Iranian media relentlessly. And Change_for_Iran points out that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has just announced himself as a direct descendant of the Prophet Muhammad.
Ahmadynezad now calls himself "seyed" (bloodline of prophet mohammad) & wearing a green shawl on state TV! unbelievable! #IranElection
This is supposed to make Ahmadinejad's fraudulent reelection legitimate. Of course, while Ahmadinejad probably is descended from the Prophet, so is everyone else in the Middle East. It's strange that he chose not to reveal this until today. Previously, Ahmadinejad was thought to be descended from no-name farmers.
I can trace my ancestry on all fronts to Europe, and while I am not, in all probability, a descendant of the Prophet (Muslim warriors, and for that matter slaves, didn't make it in large numbers to Scotland or Denmark), it's a dead certainty that I am descended from Charlemagne, who of all people in history can lay the best claim to being the heir of Caesar. Because the Pope said so.
So I'm just as entitled to rule Iran as Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Rome still has a legitimate claim on Parthia, and I'd probably be in charge over there if that idiot Crassus hadn't ruined things by crossing the Euphrates without cavalry reserves sufficient to drive the Parthian cavalry into the Romans' infantry lines.
Thanks Crassus! You ruined my inheritance!