State media says, 'Shiite messiah will kill archenemy in Jerusalem, could
come during spring equinox'
Published: 12.31.06, 13:01
A triumphal religious prophecy has appeared on an Iranian official state
media website, heralding the return of the Shiite messiah.
According to the website http://english.irib.ir/IRAN/Leader/Illumination.htm
, "Imam Mahdi (may God hasten his reappearance) will appear all of a sudden
on the world scene with a voice from the skies announcing his reappearance
at the holy Ka'ba in Mecca."
The Islamic Republic of Iran broadcasting (IRIB) website said in a program called 'The World Towards Illumination,' that the Mahdi will reappear in
Mecca and form an army to defeat Islam's enemies in a series of apocalyptic battles, in which the Mahdi will overcome his archvillain in Jerusalem.