Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Iranian Propaganda Film Claims Jerusalem Is About to Be Conquered

« Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad supports a new Iranian film showing the conquering of Jerusalem, which he has advocated throughout his political career.
(Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)

March 29, 2011 | From
A feature-length documentary film produced by a top adviser to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad claims that the current unrest in the Middle East is a signal that the Mahdi—or Islamic messiah—is about to appear. Former Revolutionary Guards officer Reza Kahlili, who defected to the West after spying on behalf of the cia inside Iran for more than a decade, obtained a bootleg copy of this new film and turned it over to Western media sources.
This film was screened just a few weeks ago by Ahmadinejad’s office and is soon to be distributed to Islamic audiences across the Middle East. It links Islamic prophecies to current events in an attempt to convince Muslims around the world that a scenario of Muslim world government, led by Iran, was foretold in the Koran and the Hadith, the sayings of the Prophet Mohammed. “The Hadith have clearly described the events and the various transformations of countries in the Middle East and also that of Iran in the age of the coming,” said a narrator of the film, who also went on to claim that America’s invasion of Iraq was foretold by Islamic scripture.
The narrator lists the following world events as prophesied “signs” of the Mahdi’s return:
  • The United States and Western colonial powers will invade Iraq.
  • The people of Egypt will rise up against their ruler.
  • A revolution will take place in Yemen, which will provide the first soldiers of the Mahdi to reach Mecca.
  • King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia will die, ushering in a final period of unrest and conflict with Israel.
  • Ahmadinejad and Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah will lead Islamic armies to conquer Jerusalem.
  • Ayatollah Khamenei, the supreme leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, will personally deliver the flag of Islam into the hands of the Mahdi in person.
The leaders of Iran believe that the current violence and turmoil in the Middle East are signs of the imminent triumph of their version of Islam. This belief will definitely make Iran—and its allies—much more bold in its attempts to violently wrench Jerusalem away from Israeli control.