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Boy With Tail Who Was Worshipped as a God ‘forced to Have it Removed’
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Posted on 06/26/2014 2:34:14 PM PDT by nickcarraway

A 13-year-old boy was considering having his tail removed despite being worshipped as a god because of it.

Arshid Ali Khan, from Punjab, India, is seen as the incarnation of Hanuman, a Hindu monkey god, because of the mysterious growth emanating from his lower back.

But he now has the chance of being able to move without the use of the wheelchair if he has it surgically removed.

‘This tail has been given to me by God. I am worshipped because I pray to god and the wishes of people come true,’ he said.

Arshid was not worried people may stop making pilgrimages to see him if he underwent the operation.

He added: ‘Doctors can remove my tail – but people will continue to believe in me.’

But his grandfather, Iqbal Qureshi, who he lives with, was not convinced the surgery would improve his undiagnosed disorder.

‘It is for Balaji to decide. If he wants to get the tail removed, we do not mind,’ he said.

‘He has trouble walking and so we are asking doctors what can be done.’

Arshid was not the first person to have a mysterious tail, with a man from West Bengal and a child from China also being born with the peculiar growth.


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1 posted on 06/26/2014 2:34:14 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

“Arshid Ali Khan”

That doesn’t strike me as a Hindu name.


2 posted on 06/26/2014 2:36:57 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: nickcarraway

Christ had such a simple message.


3 posted on 06/26/2014 2:37:37 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be")
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To: nickcarraway

4 posted on 06/26/2014 2:39:56 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: vladimir998

Nope, but it is a common Paki name in the UK.


5 posted on 06/26/2014 2:53:54 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: nickcarraway
ummm, it's not a tail... almost 1/2 way up his back and no bone
6 posted on 06/26/2014 2:59:30 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: vladimir998
Go to the World Name Profiler and you will see surname "Khan" is a heavily dominant in India. "Arshad" is a predominantly Muslim given name. But this boy's name is "Arshid." So I don't know.
7 posted on 06/26/2014 3:00:35 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (So to speak!)
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To: nickcarraway

“‘This tail has been given to me by God. I am worshipped because I pray to god and the wishes of people come true,’ he said.”

What god would this be?


8 posted on 06/26/2014 3:09:46 PM PDT by Politicalkiddo (The more helpless the victim, the more hideous the assault.)
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To: vladimir998
Go to the World Name Profiler and you will see surname "Khan" is a heavily dominant in India. "Arshad" is a predominantly Muslim given name. But this boy's name is "Arshid." So I don't know.
9 posted on 06/26/2014 3:18:27 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (So to speak!)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

I know Khan is common in India (biggest movie star in the world is Shahrukh Khan, for instance - and he is an Indian Muslim).

But the names Arshad, Ali, and Khan all sound like Muslim names. Yet he is worshipped as a Hindu god. I wonder about his family history.


10 posted on 06/26/2014 3:19:38 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: vladimir998

Interesting. The whole South Asian subcontinent is like a planet in itself, so huge, so complex, so culturally alien -—I am woefully ignorant about most of it.


11 posted on 06/26/2014 3:22:45 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Therefore, as GodÂ’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with kindness. (Col 3:1)
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To: Chode

Yep. And there must be something else wrong since I don’t see how that would keep him from walking.


12 posted on 06/26/2014 3:40:40 PM PDT by sheana
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To: vladimir998

“....biggest movie star in the world is Shahrukh Khan....”

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Sheesh, I always thought it was Douglas Fairbanks Jr.


13 posted on 06/26/2014 3:45:10 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Chode

If he can’t wag it, it’s not a tail.


14 posted on 06/26/2014 3:50:18 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: sheana
yup, that's a scam for sure...
15 posted on 06/26/2014 3:50:28 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: luvbach1
heh heh heh... 100%
16 posted on 06/26/2014 3:51:23 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

The important thing to remember about India is that if there are billion to one odds of something happening to somebody, it’s probably happening there right now.


17 posted on 06/26/2014 4:22:04 PM PDT by married21 ( As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: married21

Wow.


18 posted on 06/26/2014 4:44:52 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Just wow.)
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To: Liberty Valance

Forced to have it removed? Coming soon to a town near you.

Why do his hands look like they belong on an eighty year old?


19 posted on 06/26/2014 4:49:37 PM PDT by Smellin Salt
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To: Smellin Salt

Too much time in the Ganges, I suppose.


20 posted on 06/26/2014 4:51:03 PM PDT by Smellin Salt
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To: Politicalkiddo

Rama I would guess.


21 posted on 06/26/2014 9:11:10 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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