I guess he isn't the 12th imam...

You might enjoy this one, if ‘enjoy’ is the right word. But it does remind us of the millions of people who believe we are living at the end of times.


The story itself leaves me gasping for details:

Man claiming to be Muslim messiah shot by Hamas

A man claiming to be the Mahdi, the promised redeemer of Islam, approached a leading imam in Gaza on Tuesday and insisted that local Muslims begin obeying his instructions.

The Bethlehem-based Ma’an News Agency reported that the enraged imam immediately called for the assistance of Hamas security forces, who demanded that the man recant his claim.

When the self-proclaimed Mahdi refused, the Hamas gunmen shot the man’s feet and then released him.

I’d like to know the results of the breathalizer tests, for one thing. And then I’d like an explanation for shooting the guy’s feet. I always thought that that sort of wound was self-inflicted, as in “he shot himself in the foot.”

And then I’d like more information about just what he wanted when he demanded that all the locals obey his instructions. What were those instructions? Why was the imam so angry?

Inquiring minds want to know…


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