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Ahmadinejad Prepares Iran for the Imam Mahdi - plasticfan - 08-11-2009 07:54 PM
Islam's Mahdi: Bringer of peace or war?
Posted: August 11, 2009
By Joel Richardson
Imagine for a moment, if you would, that each year the American president, vice president, Congress and the Senate gathered together to strategize with Christian leaders to discuss how to "introduce Jesus Christ to the world and pave the way for his return." As surreal as this may sound, this is in effect what happens each year in Iran. But instead of paving the way for Jesus, the Iranians are paving the way for both the Islamic "Mahdi" and Jesus.
When the newly elected Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stood before the U.N. General Assembly in 2005, very few in attendance understood what he was talking about when he prayed for the soon return of his messiah figure known as the "Mahdi." Four years later, many in the world media are still in the dark concerning who or what the Mahdi is.
Last week, the leaders of Iran held their Fifth Annual Conference on Mahdism Doctrine. For the past five years, the Iranian religious and political leaders have annually gathered together for two days in the city of Qom for what is called "The International Conference of Mahdism Doctrine," sponsored by the Bright Future Institute. The purpose of the Bright Future Institute is "to introduce Imam Mahdi to the world," to "pave the ground for his reappearance" and, as Ahmadinejad stated at last year's conference, "help bring all of humanity to the knowledge of the true savior of mankind, Imam al-Mahdi." President Ahmadinejad opened the event again this year, which a growing number of government officials, seminary and university students and religious figures attended. While most of the conference attendees are Shi'a Muslims, each year a growing number of Sunni Muslims and Christians also attend. This year, 400 articles were presented and 40 were selected for presentation. After the completion of the conference each year, the conference papers are published in book form and also placed on the Bright Future website.
The theme of the conference this year was "the Society and Government which Prepares the Ground for the Appearance [of the Mahdi]: Missions and Strategies." Each year, a special tribute is also paid to 30 key individuals who are recognized as being particular bright lights in the ongoing effort to spread the knowledge of the Mahdi worldwide. These 30 are known as "the Helpers of the Mahdi."
The Bright Future's website this year also exploits both the Iraqi war as well as the global economic downturn to call all to devotion to the Muslim Mahdi:
<blockquote>With the collapse of communism as with the failure of liberalism and the disclosure of America's plots to plunder and massacre the nations from one side, and the expansion of communication means and trends toward the Global Village as well as globalization from the other side, and to quench the thirst of today's parched and weary generation, a new plan should be proposed which can compete with the hypotheses of the great world theoreticians concerning the End of History and man's final destination, and as a result, manage to fascinate the hearts of whole peoples, including the common and the erudite ones. We have to seek for a comprehensive theological, universal, trans-religious, inter-religious, noble, deep, ideal and reviving precept which can cherish hope in our hearts and our age, end the whole religious and non-religious clashes, solve man's problems, fulfill his desires, specify and reform the movement of nations, present role models in whole facets of man's life, and at last, achieve the nation's full potential to stand against the injustice and oppression of any kind. The only teaching, which enjoys these features and potentiality, is "Mahdism," and among the common terms, prevalent in the world literature, "Doctrine" sounds the most appropriate. Among the religious teachings, "Mahdism" is the sole teaching, which includes all these features. It is not a choice but the only one, and not a way, but the only one.</blockquote>
primary source - Ahmadinejad Speech at the 5th Annual Mahdist Conference
Ahmadinejad Prepares Iran for the Imam Mahdi - --- - 08-11-2009 08:16 PM
with this being on wnd are we to think that the 'purging' war inches that bit closer?
Ahmadinejad Prepares Iran for the Imam Mahdi - plasticfan - 08-11-2009 08:43 PM
makes total war more palatable when you can brand your opponents as apocalyptic nutjobs.
just as a matter of historical interest - this isn't the first time the mahdi card has been played to galvanize a population.
Ahmadinejad Prepares Iran for the Imam Mahdi - plasticfan - 09-30-2009 01:04 AM
FOX News - Armageddon Ready for the Mahdi - Glenn Beck style (29 September 2009)
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Ahmadinejad Prepares Iran for the Imam Mahdi - --- - 09-30-2009 01:27 AM
Don't try and tell me that Joel Rosenburg doesn't look like the son of the arch vampire in 80's vampire flick 'lost boys'.
They turn something of import into such brainless propaganda for their own ends.Such petty wankers
Although, I don't support the increasing incidence of colour revolutions in contemporary history, I can see why the Iranian moderates would accept funding and somelimited influence in attempting to oust Ahmendinejad the hardline line conservative and repressive eschatological dictatorial authoritarian.
And more controversially, the western intelligence operatives directly we immediately involved in such an operation may not necessarily be the completely amoral spooks that they are no doubt immediately assumed to be..
Ahmendinejad it is patently obvious he is incredibly dangerous imo. It's not just political rhetoric and bluffing that he draws in an increasingly likely unilateral Israeli strike on Iran in order to spark an engulfing war. They are all nutters these mannequins in international power. name me one who is still integrally sound?? please.
Ahmadinejad Prepares Iran for the Imam Mahdi - Easy Skanking - 09-30-2009 01:36 AM
Quote:Don't try and tell me that Joel Rosenburg doesn't look like the son of the arch vampire in 80's vampire flick 'lost boys'.
You're right on!
Ahmadinejad Prepares Iran for the Imam Mahdi - --- - 09-30-2009 01:39 AM
Quote:Quote:Don't try and tell me that Joel Rosenburg doesn't look like the son of the arch vampire in 80's vampire flick 'lost boys'.
Ahmadinejad Prepares Iran for the Imam Mahdi - --- - 09-30-2009 01:47 AM
Ahmadinejad censures Obama over Iran remarks
Sat, 26 Sep 2009 11:26:33 GMT
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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (L) talking to CNN's Larry King, September 25
Iran's president has criticized the US President Barack Obama and blasted his British and French counterparts for their recent comments on Tehran's nuclear program.
"Mr. Sarkozy and Mr. Brown's statements lack any real credibility. From our viewpoint, what they say is not of much value… If they have the guts they sould solve the problems they face in France and Britain," Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told CNN host Larry King on September 25.
"Who exactly are they to decide about others around the world? In which part of the IAEA regulations does it allow France and Britain to make such statement on their own? We are a member state. We are not a subcategory of Britain or France.
"Their mind frame is still in the colonial age. That era has past… It does not matter to us (what they say), but what Mr. Obama says does matter… We did not expect Mr. Obama to violate the commitment that he spoke of at the UN in less than 48 hours."
Ahmadinejad elaborated that he was referring to Obama's promise to try to bring about change, adding that Tehran welcomes the "change" that the American people hope will occur.
The president implied that Obama had made his recent comments based on the "wrong information" that had been provided to him, adding that misrepresentation of Iran would not help the US leader's efforts to improve the United States' global image.
"[Obama's] statement was very weak and illogical. We have cooperated with the IAEA and then been accused of wrongdoing."
By talking of cooperation, Ahmadinejad was referring to the September 21 announcement Iran made to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) about the construction of a new uranium enrichment plant in the country.
Although several days after the publication of the Iranian letter, a US counter-proliferation official claimed that Washington “knew” about the second Iranian nuclear plant “for several years,” the Iranian announcement drew some heavy criticism from Western leaders.
In his comments on September 25, Obama attacked Iran over the declaration, which Iran says was within the framework of its treaty obligations, charging that Tehran had tried to cover up the project for years. He claimed that Iran must re-energize its efforts to build the trust of the international community.
The US president, who was accompanied by Nicolas Sarkozy and Gordon Brown in Pittsburgh, also asked the UN nuclear watchdog to look into the new plant thoroughly.
Obama described the new nuclear facility, which, according to Western reports is located near Iran's holy city of Qom, as a "direct challenge" to international non-proliferation rules.
Sarkozy, for his part, accused Iran of taking the world down a "dangerous" path and threatened new sanctions against the Islamic Republic if it does not give in to Western demands by December.
Commenting on the possibility of more sanctions against Iran, Ahmadinejad told Larry King of the previous US and British administrations' efforts to pressure Tehran through embargoes, and said the West had not gained anything from those measures.
"Whoever imposes sanctions on Iran is adopting sanctions against himself. The time for sanctions has passed… So what Mr. Sarkozy says lacks any value… It is regrettable that an individual like him is the president of France," said the Iranian president.
During the September 25 press conference, Obama and Sarkozy also said that all options were on the table with regards to Iran, implying that they may be considering a military strike against the country.
Brown also said that Iran's "serial deception" in its nuclear work demanded a tougher action by the international community.
This is while at another press conference on the afternoon of the same day, Ahmadinejad insisted that not only was the announcement not an indication of secrecy on the part of Iran, but a sign of its willingness to comply with IAEA regulations.
"According to the IAEA rules, countries must inform the Agency 6 months ahead of the gas injection in their uranium enrichment plants. We have done it 18 months ahead and this should be appreciated not condemned," Ahmadinejad told the gathered reporters.
In addition, in a statement issued on September 25 by the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Ali Akbar Salehi, Iran's nuclear chief affirmed that "As with Iran's other nuclear facilities, the activities of the [newly announced] facility will be within the framework of the IAEA regulations."
RE: Ahmadinejad Prepares Iran for the Imam Mahdi - --- - 06-16-2010 09:53 AM