The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

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

Oh, man, that is too good to pass on!

May I 'lovingly lift' all this, please, Charles?
Anything to get the shiv closer to Mahmoud and company...

Posted by: localmalcontent at 4:12 PM on 17 February 2008

I can see the campaign slogan now:

Truly, Deeply, Mahdi.

Posted by: McGehee at 4:49 PM on 17 February 2008