March 28, 2011
ROGER SIMON: The Coming, And Why The Left Doesn’t Understand Iran. “The message of the short film was clear: The current crisis in the Middle East (Egypt, Bahrain, Libya, now Syria… all of it) is a harbinger that the Mahdi (the hidden one, the Twelfth Imam) was coming soon and that, in the ensuing chaos and destruction, Khomeini’s version of Shia Islam would shortly rule over the entire globe.” I think they just can’t wrap their mind around religious apocalypticism that doesn’t come from that old bugbear, the Christians. (Bumped, because this is important).
Here’s a direct link to the Iranian movie in question, with subtitles. No subscription required.