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Exposure of Movie Predicting Shiite Messiah Causes Turmoil Within Iranian Regime

Ahmadinejad fires his chief of staff, Iraq's Grand Ayatollah Sistani calls the film "very worrisome," and the filmmakers claim they prescreened the movie for Ahmadinejad and Khamenei before release.

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'Reza Kahlili'

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April 11, 2011 - 9:17 am
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All of this caused the makers of the documentary — who call themselves “The Conductors of The Coming” and who worked in collaboration with the Iranian president’s office and with the Basij (Iranian paramilitary force) — to hold a press conference. They defended the movie and stated some very interesting facts, including that the movie was pre-screened for the supreme leader prior to availability:

At first, they harshly criticized those attacking the movie and responded to a question posed that the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei and President Ahmadinejad had seen the movie. They stated:

“We can tell you with utmost assurance that they have seen the movie as it touches on a very important subject and it relates directly to them. The enemy now has zoomed in on this issue. We did show it to the supreme leader and the president for their review ourselves and there was no objection.”

In response to another question the film makers defended the comparison of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei to the mythical figure “Seyed Khorasani,” who per the Hadith creates the circumstances for the reappearance of Shiites’ 12th imam and passes the flag of Islam to the last imam, by noting several points: “One is that on many occasions when others have called him Seyed Khorasani, he has smiled and nodded without refusing the claim. Many have asked him to verify his position and he has chosen silence. Well if it was not true, if it was not in accordance with his own belief, then wouldn’t the supreme leader come out and say this is not true and stop this argument?”

The producers of the movie then continued by reaffirming the facts that the Revolutionary Guard Commander Jabari and former Chief Commander of the Guards Yahya Safavi, and even Grand Ayatollah Kazem Haeri and many more prominent figures, have called the supreme leader “Seyed Khorasani” in front of him and His Excellency has nodded.

It is important to note that in the video, Grand Ayatollah Khomeini — the founder of the Islamic Republic — is quoted as saying that he had three goals for Iran:

1. Overthrowing the shah

2. Establishing an Islamic state

3. Creating the situation for the return of the last imam

It goes on to say that the one following him will be the one to pass the flag of Islam to Imam Mahdi for the conquest of the world by Islam. There is also a quote claiming Khomeini personally told Ayatollah Khamenei that he will be the one to bring about the End of Times and the final glorification of Allah.

While the Iranian leaders are scrambling to stop the damage caused by the publicity over this video, it is important to note: they truly believe their mission to destroy Israel and bring about the reappearance of Imam Mahdi.

This morning, reports claim the Iranian regime has filtered the website of “The Conductors of The Coming,” along with the movie and all of the related information.

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Reza Kahlili is a pseudonym for a former CIA operative in Iran’s Revolutionary Guards and the author of the award winning book, A Time to Betray. He serves on the Task Force on National and Homeland Security and the advisory board of the Foundation for Democracy in Iran (FDI).
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