The memory of the Wahabaist massacre of a British force in Sudan must have impressed him.
To: Semper Paratus
In 1885 a Holy Warrior who claimed to be the MAHDI (the expected one) attached and slaughtered the entire population of Khartoum, the Sudan. The defender who was beheaded was General Charles Gordon ( Chinese Gordon). A few months after this battle, the Mahdi died for no apparent reason (unless you believe it was justice for his misdeeds). It took 15 years for the Egyptian and British to avenge this and bring the Sudan back to normal.
posted on 02/09/2006 9:41:22 AM PST
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