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Originally posted by RizeorDie
1. This has already been posted
2. The guy who made the video and released it was arrested by iranian police, so no the government doesnt agree with the video, however they do claim that the mahdi is near. but to link the video with this statement is just spreading false info.
3. this has nothing to do with iranians nuclear program. if anyone is going to nuke the west it will be the israelis.
4. iranian clerics already criticized the video and proved many claims wrong.
5. the mahdi character is not just a made up out of nothing, there are prophecies and hadiths regarding this figure and signs preceding him, signs that include days and places. I will not go into details but you can google the mahdi and read about him, a man named al sufyani must arrive before him and will spread corruption and declares war on the west and the muslims. all talked about by the prophet muhammed and his family.
6. if you are going to post something at least bother to research it and provide useful information for the readers, otherwise its uselessedit on 23/4/2011 by RizeorDie because: (no reason given)
"Ahmadinejad and others are defending it. And actually, there's been an official, public statement from the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei's representative in the Revolutionary Guard that verified his position."
That position -- that Khamenei is the Mahdi's deputy on earth -- is gaining traction among important players in the Iranian political and religious establishment, including leaders of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guards Corps.
One top cleric even said recently on state television that Khamenei was no ordinary baby and that the Supreme Leader called out the name of a revered Shiite holy figure when he was born.
Another prominent ayatollah, Mesbah Yazdi, is one of Iran's leading advocates of Islamic end times ideology, which says that the Mahdi will return to slaughter all non-Muslims and establish a global Islamic empire.
Kahlili says Yazdi, who is a mentor to Ahmadinejad, has given Khamenei his apocalyptic stamp of approval.
"Yazdi also stated that Khamenei ascends to the sky every year for five hours, meeting with Imam Mahdi, So they are defending the Supreme Leader's position as a saint, as a prophet, as the one who is going to pass the flag of Islam to Imam Mahdi."