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'Koranic' tuna inspires, awes Kenyan Muslims
AFP ^ | May 14

Posted on 05/14/2006 7:03:43 PM PDT by Alouette

MOMBASA, Kenya (AFP) - A tuna fish caught in the Indian Ocean this week has excited Kenyan Muslims who are flocking here by the hundreds to see a Koranic verse apparently embedded in its scales.

Dubbed the "wonder fish" by locals in this port city, the 2.5-kilo (5.5-pound) tuna has attracted so much attention it has been placed in the custody of the National Fisheries Department for safekeeping, officials said.

The otherwise ordinary fish caught the attention of fishmonger Omar Mohammed Awadh who pulled it out of a catch when he noticed what seemed to be Arabic writing among the scales near its tail, they said.

Arabic scholars examined the fish and determined the writing was a Koranic verse meaning "God is the greatest of all providers," said Hassan Mohamed Hassan, an education officer with the National Museums of Kenya in Mombasa.

"This has been confirmed as a verse from the Holy Koran," said Sheikh Mombasa Dor, the secretary-general of the Council of Imams and Preachers of Kenya.

"We believe that God brings these kinds of messages in many forms from time to time and that we should not only read the Holy Book, but practice what it says," he said.

Mombasa district commissioner Mohamed Maalim agreed.

"It is so clearly spelt," he said. "That is why we believe that Allah is sending a message to mankind."

Hundreds of Muslims and curiosity seekers flocked to Awadh's Takaungu Fresh Fish Shop to see the tuna on Friday, prompting concerns for its safety and its removal to a refrigerated locker at the fisheries department.

In March Muslims flocked to see a pair of fish found in a pet shop in the British city of Liverpool which appeared to bear the words "Allah" and "Mohammed" on their scales.


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"It is so clearly spelt," he said.

1 posted on 05/14/2006 7:03:45 PM PDT by Alouette
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To: 1st-P-In-The-Pod; A_Conservative_in_Cambridge; af_vet_rr; agrace; ahayes; Alexander Rubin; ...
FRmail me to be added or removed from this Judaic/pro-Israel/Russian Jewry ping list.

Warning! This is a high-volume ping list.

2 posted on 05/14/2006 7:04:10 PM PDT by Alouette (Psalms of the Day: 79-82)
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To: Alouette

Arabic lettering, plainly visible here, reads: "Please, please, do NOT have sex with this. This means YOU, Mohammed -- !"

3 posted on 05/14/2006 7:05:39 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("It'sTime for Republicans to Start Toeing the Conservative Line, NOT the Other Way Around!")
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To: Alouette

post the eBay link when it goes up, OK?


4 posted on 05/14/2006 7:06:10 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (It takes courage to live. Hence, the "culture of death...")
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To: Alouette

5 posted on 05/14/2006 7:06:44 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Oh, man...this has the makings of a fish-and-Jesus-in-the-taco Taco del Mar!!!


6 posted on 05/14/2006 7:08:14 PM PDT by paulat
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To: Alouette; mikrofon; martin_fierro
It is so clearly spelt

It is so clearly smelt?

7 posted on 05/14/2006 7:08:32 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Yes, "smelt," not "smelled.")
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To: Alouette

And some Christians consistently see the face of Jesus in oil stains, coffee cake and tree stumps. So my question is, how come these miracle visions never appear to the Jews?


8 posted on 05/14/2006 7:08:56 PM PDT by Alter Kaker ("Whatever tears one sheds, in the end one always blows one's nose." - Heine)
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To: Alouette
Us infidels are clearly scrod.
9 posted on 05/14/2006 7:10:08 PM PDT by VadeRetro (Faster than a speeding building; able to leap tall bullets at a single bound!)
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To: Alouette
"It is so clearly spelt," he said.

He meant "smelt" (noun), surely. :)

10 posted on 05/14/2006 7:10:18 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("It'sTime for Republicans to Start Toeing the Conservative Line, NOT the Other Way Around!")
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To: Alouette

No word on what the verse is...


11 posted on 05/14/2006 7:10:28 PM PDT by CheyennePress
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To: Alter Kaker
And some Christians consistently see the face of Jesus in oil stains, coffee cake and tree stumps. So my question is, how come these miracle visions never appear to the Jews?

I once took a [CENSORED] and saw an image of Barbra Streisand in the toilet bowl.

12 posted on 05/14/2006 7:11:28 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Rachel Corrie's not dead - she's taking a CAT nap.)
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To: Alter Kaker
how come these miracle visions never appear to the Jews?

You never heard of the famous TALKING FISH????

13 posted on 05/14/2006 7:12:06 PM PDT by Alouette (Psalms of the Day: 79-82)
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To: Alter Kaker
the jews must be blind to them of course...
14 posted on 05/14/2006 7:12:31 PM PDT by kinoxi
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle


"The Almighty God is greater than those who give Alms."
16 posted on 05/14/2006 7:13:37 PM PDT by CheyennePress
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To: Alouette

My Arabic is a bit rusty, but I thought it said, "Mohammed is a jerk."


17 posted on 05/14/2006 7:13:48 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Alouette

i stand corrected, confused but corrected


18 posted on 05/14/2006 7:13:58 PM PDT by kinoxi
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To: Charles Henrickson; martin_fierro; Alouette
Dubbed the "wonder fish" by locals in this port city

A Fish Called Wonda?

19 posted on 05/14/2006 7:15:00 PM PDT by mikrofon (Koranic - rhymes with moronic..)
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To: Alouette
I heard the talking fish myself ... only he was singing. Got old after a few minutes.
20 posted on 05/14/2006 7:15:24 PM PDT by VadeRetro (Faster than a speeding building; able to leap tall bullets at a single bound!)
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To: CheyennePress

Hmmm, smells like tuna.


21 posted on 05/14/2006 7:15:38 PM PDT by ExpatGator (Progressivism: A polyp on the colon politic.)
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To: Alouette

Are you sure the talking fish didn't warn them to vote for hillary?


22 posted on 05/14/2006 7:16:13 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Alouette

Wait'll they see the koranic pig.


23 posted on 05/14/2006 7:16:50 PM PDT by gotribe (It's not a religion.)
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To: Alouette
You never heard of the famous TALKING FISH????

I'd like to take the opportunity to retract my previous post. Jews are just as weird as everybody else.

24 posted on 05/14/2006 7:16:51 PM PDT by Alter Kaker ("Whatever tears one sheds, in the end one always blows one's nose." - Heine)
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To: Cicero
My Arabic is a bit rusty, but I thought it said, "Mohammed is a jerk."

No, it says I write like Allah but I taste like fish.....
25 posted on 05/14/2006 7:18:52 PM PDT by LoudRepublicangirl (loudrepublicangirl)
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To: gotribe

where is this swine of glory?


26 posted on 05/14/2006 7:20:01 PM PDT by kinoxi
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To: Alouette; aculeus; Senator Bedfellow; hellinahandcart; Petronski; Billthedrill; Tijeras_Slim; ...
The Fisher and the Fished

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A FISHERMAN who had caught a very small Fish was putting it in his basket when it said:

“I pray you put me back into the stream, for I can be of no use to you; the gods do not eat fish.”

“But I am no god,” said the Fisherman.

“True,” said the Fish, “but as soon as Jupiter has heard of your exploit, he will elevate you to the deitage. You are the only man that ever caught a small fish.”

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— Ambrose Bierce, Aesopus Emendatus.


27 posted on 05/14/2006 7:22:56 PM PDT by dighton
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To: Alouette

Seems like they are making such a big deal out of this (fish story) they would at least show us what we are supposed to be looking at.


28 posted on 05/14/2006 7:24:34 PM PDT by MarkeyD (Make Love, Not Cartoons. I really, really loathe liberals.)
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To: Alouette; Charles Henrickson; mikrofon

The Moor's the merrier.

29 posted on 05/14/2006 7:25:16 PM PDT by martin_fierro (Can you tope this?)
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To: kinoxi

It's from the Great Tuna Prophet, Kahleel Gibrine. "And when the son of cod returns, fear for your sole. He shall rule with a swordfish of iron".


30 posted on 05/14/2006 7:27:22 PM PDT by small voice in the wilderness (Quick, act casual...if they sense scorn or ridicule, they'll flee)
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To: Slings and Arrows
I once took a [CENSORED] and saw an image of Barbra Streisand in the toilet bowl.

Hmmm. Same thing happened to me, but I saw Joe wilson..

31 posted on 05/14/2006 7:27:42 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Kerry-Mcarthy in 2008!)
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To: MarkeyD

You'd think they would, right? See my post #16 above. They never so much as showed an image of the fish or told us what is said. Some very poor reporting there.


32 posted on 05/14/2006 7:28:20 PM PDT by CheyennePress
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To: CheyennePress
They did tell us what it said God is the greatest of all providers. Is that the same fish in your post?
33 posted on 05/14/2006 7:33:11 PM PDT by MarkeyD (Make Love, Not Cartoons. I really, really loathe liberals.)
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To: CheyennePress

The photo of the tuna from the article isn't even the same fish, just an example of what a tuna looks like.


34 posted on 05/14/2006 7:35:01 PM PDT by MarkeyD (Make Love, Not Cartoons. I really, really loathe liberals.)
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To: Alter Kaker

The majority of Jews have fallen away in faith.


35 posted on 05/14/2006 7:36:35 PM PDT by jeremiah (How much did we get for that rope?)
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To: Alouette

Tremble, you infidels.

36 posted on 05/14/2006 7:41:46 PM PDT by AndrewC (Darwinian logic -- It is just-so if it is just-so)
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To: Alouette

Our Tuna can beat theirs any day.

37 posted on 05/14/2006 7:41:58 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Every vote for a Democrat is a vote for $10/gallon gas.)
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To: cardinal4
Hmmm. Same thing happened to me, but I saw Joe wilson..

You must have been eaten a BIG bowl of chili first.

38 posted on 05/14/2006 7:42:39 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Rachel Corrie's not dead - she's taking a CAT nap.)
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To: Alter Kaker
So my question is, how come these miracle visions never appear to the Jews?

Might want to re-read that Bible, my friend.

39 posted on 05/14/2006 7:46:40 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass
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To: Cicero

I think its says: "Not kosher, tastes like chicken"


40 posted on 05/14/2006 7:47:34 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Every vote for a Democrat is a vote for $10/gallon gas.)
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To: Cicero

I think its says: "Not kosher, tastes like goat"


41 posted on 05/14/2006 7:48:18 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Every vote for a Democrat is a vote for $10/gallon gas.)
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To: AndrewC

Great minds...


42 posted on 05/14/2006 7:48:48 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Every vote for a Democrat is a vote for $10/gallon gas.)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

You read my mind.(or I yours!)


43 posted on 05/14/2006 7:50:15 PM PDT by AndrewC (Darwinian logic -- It is just-so if it is just-so)
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To: AndrewC

LOL!


44 posted on 05/14/2006 7:52:20 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Every vote for a Democrat is a vote for $10/gallon gas.)
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To: Alouette

The real question is, if someone makes a cartoon of this tuna, will there be a riot?


45 posted on 05/14/2006 7:55:01 PM PDT by Deut28 (Cursed be he who perverts the justice)
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To: martin_fierro; mikrofon
"Sorry, Charlie, only the blest tuna for Stark-Raving Muzzies!"

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46 posted on 05/14/2006 7:56:07 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Must have heard people tell me, "Sorry, Charlie!" 5000 times in my life.)
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To: Alouette

Uh-oh. Billions of tuna have been caught by infidels. Surely some of the tuna have had unnoticed Koranic verses. After processing, the skin and offal were either fed to hogs or turned into fertilizer.


47 posted on 05/14/2006 8:19:32 PM PDT by AngrySpud (Behold, I am The Anti-Crust ... Anti-Hillary)
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To: Charles Henrickson
Moon-Kist® doesn't want tuna with good taste; Moon-Kist® wants tuna that amazes the illiterate masses.
48 posted on 05/14/2006 8:20:17 PM PDT by Sender (“The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names.” – Old Chinese proverb)
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To: Alouette
So, now they worship a fish?


49 posted on 05/14/2006 8:24:09 PM PDT by null and void (Islam wasn't hijacked on 9/11. It was exposed.)
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To: gotribe
"Wait'll they see the koranic pig."

Photoshop anyone?

50 posted on 05/14/2006 8:34:28 PM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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