17 February 2008
Mahdi all the time
What the Islamists need, suggests Dr Weevil, is a dash of Apocalypse Now:
Barack Obama's weirdly Messianic campaign could conceivably turn out to be useful in the War on Terror. Why not start a rumor that he's the Twelfth Imam? That should freak out Ahmadinejad and his millennarian terrorist buddies. How better to be a 'Hidden' Imam than to arrange to be born in Hawaii, insist that you are not a Muslim, and run for presidency of the Great Satan? An imam can't get much more hidden than that.
I'm doing my part. And besides, the rumors are already being denied, which further advances the meme.Posted at 3:17 PM to Political Science Fiction