Islam has its own special conception of the "holy war" called jiha d. And Iran is presently fighting just such a war to recall all nations back to their fundamental religious ideals. Jim Jones in his Peoples Temple, established in lush Guyana, organized a religious mass suicide to keep his millenarian cult faithful from "corrupting" contacts with the outside world. In the book The God Makers, authors Ed Decker and Dave Hunt, unmask the "holy war" that Joseph Smith, founder of Mormons, also known as the Latter Day Saints, planned to wage against the United States and the whole world. We read:
In spite of the fact hat every time he opened his mouth to "prophesy" he only further confirmed that he was a false "Prophet," Joseph Smith's giant ego wouldn't allow him to quit. Revenge upon the "Gentiles" became his obsessive madness. That revenge was to work itself out in two ways: the destruction of all enemies throughout the entire United States, and the establishment of his Independence, Missouri, "Zion" which was the key to reigning over the entire world.
As one former teacher at Brigham Young University has said:
An excerpt from the book, The Roots of Violence by Fr. Vincent P. Miceli, S.J.