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Baby with tail 'reincarnation of Hindu god'
Ananova ^ | Friday 11th January 2002

Posted on 01/13/2002 8:16:17 AM PST by jonatron

Crowds are flocking to Indian temples to see a Muslim baby with a 'tail' who is believed to be the reincarnation of a Hindu god.

The 11-month-old boy has been named Balaji or Bajrangbali, another name for monkey-faced Lord Hanuman.

He is reported to have a 4in 'tail' caused by genetic mutations during the development of the foetus.

Iqbal Qureshi, the child's maternal grandfather, is taking Balaji from temple to temple where people offer money to see the boy.

Mr Qureshi says the baby has nine spots on his body like Lord Hanuman and showed them to journalists, reports Indian newspaper The Tribune.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hindu; reincarnation
Ain't that cute?
1 posted on 01/13/2002 8:16:17 AM PST by jonatron
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To: jonatron
Yeah, but can he wag it when he's happy, or does something else happen?
2 posted on 01/13/2002 8:22:06 AM PST by Diddle E. Squat
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To: jonatron
Why is that old guy flipping us off?
3 posted on 01/13/2002 8:22:12 AM PST by Otis Mukinfus
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To: jonatron
Cute? Odd. Very odd.
4 posted on 01/13/2002 8:23:06 AM PST by LibKill
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To: jonatron
It's sad they're using the poor child like that. I don't know any other way to put it, but don't they know if they don't remove the tail it will be then end of the kid?
5 posted on 01/13/2002 8:24:36 AM PST by Lady Jag
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To: jonatron
Hanuman the Monkey God is a most amusing character.

Doesn't this raise some pretty difficult problems, a Muslim child who is a Hindu god? The usual penalty for leaving Islam is death.

6 posted on 01/13/2002 8:25:03 AM PST by Cicero
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To: jonatron
That pic reminds me of an X-Files episode.....
7 posted on 01/13/2002 8:28:52 AM PST by The Drowning Witch
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To: jonatron
It's a phoney image. Look at the way the left arm is attached to the shoulder. Did you ever see an arm that reduced in diameter one third down from the shoulder? The angle of the attachment of the buttox to the back seems a little off too.

I think it's a composite of a monkey's shaved body with the child's arms and head added in place of the monkey's

That's just my opinion. I could be wrong :)

8 posted on 01/13/2002 8:32:53 AM PST by Otis Mukinfus
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To: jonatron
����`but it isn't unknown for humans to be born with tails. Everyone has a vestigial tail, and the DNA for a proper one is buried in our genome. When I was growing up in rural Washington, the sister of one of the boys in my class was born with a tail which was promptly removed surgically. We are kind of spoiled in the U.S. in that all these kinds of genome anomalies are typically fixed at birth, so we are frequently unaware of how common they are. We only hear about odd genetic anomalies when they happen in the third world where that surgery isn't really available and people actually grow up with these bizarre artifacts.
9 posted on 01/13/2002 8:36:56 AM PST by tortoise
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To: jonatron
Baby with tail 'reincarnation of Hindu god'
10 posted on 01/13/2002 8:41:06 AM PST by SMEDLEYBUTLER
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To: Otis Mukinfus
I think it's a composite of a monkey's shaved body with the child's arms and head added in place of the monkey's

You could have a rewarding career with American Media, Inc.! :-)

11 posted on 01/13/2002 8:48:38 AM PST by COBOL2Java
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To: jonatron
What a beautiful religion!
12 posted on 01/13/2002 8:48:58 AM PST by Arthur McGowan
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To: SMEDLEYBUTLER
Some great pics on that link!

Also could be an episode of Sci-Fi Channel's 'The Chronicles'; in fact last week's episode was about a monkey-girl....

13 posted on 01/13/2002 8:52:11 AM PST by uvular
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To: Otis Mukinfus
The kid has spots and a tail. Why would a little funny dent on his upper arm surprise you? :-D
14 posted on 01/13/2002 8:55:11 AM PST by TN4Liberty
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To: jonatron
a ... baby with a 'tail' ... caused by genetic mutations during the development of the foetus.

As though the baby and the foetus are two separate, disparate entities - one human, the other ripe for killing.

15 posted on 01/13/2002 8:55:50 AM PST by SlickWillard
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To: uvular
Registered does it again.


16 posted on 01/13/2002 9:07:50 AM PST by SMEDLEYBUTLER
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To: jonatron
Wasn't that an X-files story?????
17 posted on 01/13/2002 9:09:05 AM PST by mad_as_he$$
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To: The Drowning Witch
Ah yes, "Small Potatoes". That was a great episode.
18 posted on 01/13/2002 9:15:51 AM PST by Romestamo
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To: Cicero
Unenforceable in Hindu India.
19 posted on 01/13/2002 9:24:32 AM PST by weikel
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To: jonatron
Hmmm, bends to the left. Didn't Clinton visit India about two years ago?
20 posted on 01/13/2002 9:30:14 AM PST by Slyfox
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To: jonatron
Iqbal Qureshi, the child's maternal grandfather, is taking Balaji from temple to temple where people offer money to see the boy.

it would seem that grandpa is a hawking the child as if he were a carnival geek.

21 posted on 01/13/2002 12:41:51 PM PST by IRtorqued
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To: jonatron
Weird.
22 posted on 01/13/2002 1:18:29 PM PST by FITZ
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To: jonatron
On January 4th from India came this story:
Eight year-old sacrificed by temple priest

They have nukes too!
23 posted on 01/13/2002 1:35:53 PM PST by mv1
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To: SMEDLEYBUTLER
LMAO !!! Quit !...........

Stay Safe !

24 posted on 01/13/2002 1:41:48 PM PST by Squantos
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To: Otis Mukinfus
I think it's a composite of a monkey's shaved body with the child's arms and head added in place of the monkey's

I think you're right, the whole bottom of monkeyboy just doesn't look right, the red thing that he is wearing appears focused sharper than the old mans hand, which should be about the same sharpness.

25 posted on 01/13/2002 3:10:38 PM PST by X-FID
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To: Cicero
Just wait until the Longevity Monk arrives!
26 posted on 01/13/2002 5:01:54 PM PST by jonatron
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To: COBOL2Java
You could have a rewarding career with American Media, Inc.! :-)

Thanks I agree, but not for 10 bucks an hour! I'd rather write C# code for more.

27 posted on 01/14/2002 6:22:06 PM PST by Otis Mukinfus
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To: mv1
They have nukes too!

What??? You're kidding, right? Oh my, whatever shall we do? We have nukes too!

I don't suppose you remember a demented man a few years ago who cut off the head of his fourteen-year-old son on Interstate 40 near Moriarty, NM? I'll give ya a guess why he did it....Nevermind, I won't. God told him to because his son was demon possessed.

My gosh, and to think we have nukes.

28 posted on 01/14/2002 6:53:00 PM PST by keri
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To: keri
Yeah, we have nukes. But we learned long ago that sex and nuclear waste don't mix.
29 posted on 01/14/2002 7:15:00 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: keri
Baby boy sacrificed in south India to appease Hindu goddess: report
30 posted on 01/18/2002 1:32:43 PM PST by mv1
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To: jonatron

Its not weird or any blind beleive , its just that a muslim man is trying to make in a short cut simple way , I have'nt seen a human with tail, so on a given free day ,I would not mind standing in a queue and paying for seeing a humaan having a extra weird organ , its not just blind beleif , but I hate that man who being a muslim is insulting Hinduism by posing his child as reincarnation of Lord hanuman, besides no releigion in this world is perfect and faith starts where logic ends , so having faith in god is one thing , due to such non - hindus who try to make money the short cut way , people should'nt laugh or think how weird hinduism is without actually kwoning anything about Hinduism.

It is same way people like many faithfuls had flocked to see the statue/painting of mary in italy which it seems was sheiding tears in blood form.


31 posted on 06/29/2006 2:38:08 AM PDT by deeps (nothing weird about it.)
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To: jonatron

Hey, hey, he's a....never mind.


32 posted on 06/29/2006 2:42:25 AM PDT by L.N. Smithee (New popular baby names for daughters of liberals: Fallujah, Haditha, Murtha)
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To: jonatron

33 posted on 04/29/2010 5:04:23 AM PDT by jonatron
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