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To: AdmSmith; dufekin; DoctorZIn; F14 Pilot; Destro
I've heard about rumors that many Muslims (including a sizable contingent in Iran) believe that President Bush is somehow the "Messiah." I'm not exactly sure how best to describe this (apparently an old caliph disappeared and will return or something), but I've heard that the closeness of the 2000 election has something to do with it. Got any information to clear this up?
12 posted on 05/01/2004 11:06:46 PM PDT by dufekin

To: Dajjal
Please comment on this.
14 posted on 05/02/2004 12:25:42 AM PDT by AdmSmith

You might check this [snip]
One Taxi driver said here: Mr.Bush is the 12th Imam of Shiites, God bless him. "
34 posted on 12/14/2003 9:36:22 AM PST by DoctorZIn
17 posted on 05/02/2004 9:37:52 AM PDT by F14 Pilot

Well, this is an interesting twist on things! Thanks for the ping -- this is the first I’ve heard of this!

Here’s the thread to which dufekin is referring:

IRAN: God Wills It, But The People Don't Want It (Iranian youths calling Bush "the messiah") ^ | April 24, 2003 | Q & D Headlines
Posted on 04/25/2003 7:55:21 AM PDT by Destro

See especially dufekin’s post #83 on that thread.

I have to take it that the Iranian youths are calling Bush "the Messiah" in an analogous use of the term, given that the Shi’ite version of the Messiah -- or Mahdi -- is someone who is supposed to be someone who’s over 1100 years old!

But it is a tremendous compliment to Bush, and a voice of hope that the evil-doers ruling Iran will be overthrown either directly by America, or with our assistance.

32 posted on 05/04/2004 3:17:02 AM PDT by Dajjal
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To: Dajjal; nuconvert
Thanks a lot!
33 posted on 05/04/2004 3:24:46 AM PDT by F14 Pilot (Don't give in without a FIGHT)
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