Mahdism (of Mahdi, the 12th absent Imam of the Shia) doesn't sound new to me but it is really weird that the regime is putting lots of efforts into this type of crap. You know, we have a regime that certainly wants to acquire nuke weapons and also thinks of forcing poor Mahdi to return to earth to pave the way for their future islamic caliphate. It sure scares every decent human being but we should not forget that this regime must be dealt with before it is too late. Featured below is a selection of links to photos of the Second International Conference of Mahdism Doctrine held on Wednesday in Tehran and attended by Immadinjihad (Ahmadinejad that is) and several high ranking shiite clerics of the regime. here is more on this
Look at the pictures of this silly seminar here: ISNA , Mehr News
This is a regime of dangerous lunatics and mad men...