[ExI] Religions and violence

Mirco Romanato painlord2k at libero.it
Tue Aug 31 18:46:01 UTC 2010

Il 22/08/2010 22.30, Damien Broderick ha scritto:
> On 8/22/2010 2:57 PM, Ben Zaiboc wrote:
>> Leaving aside the question of whether 'peace-loving Muslims' is an 
>> oxymoron or not, who actually thinks it's peace-loving Muslims
>> that want to build this centre?
> Anyone who knows that the Imam behind the proposal is a Sufi.
> <http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/17/opinion/17dalrymple.html>

Muhammad Ahmad bin Abd Allah was a Sufi sheikh of the Samaniyya order in
Sudan who, on June 29, 1881, proclaimed himself as the Mahdi or
messianic redeemer of the Islamic faith.

They finally arrived in Khartoum on 28 January 1885 to find the town had
fallen during the Battle of Khartoum two days earlier. When the Nile
had receded from flood stage, Faraz Pasha had opened the river gates and
let the Ansār in. The garrison was slaughtered, and Gordon was killed
fighting the Mahdi's warriors on the steps of the palace, hacked to
pieces and beheaded which the Mahdi forbade. When Gordon's head was
unwrapped at the Mahdi's feet, he ordered the head transfixed between
the branches of a tree "....where all who passed it could look in
disdain, children could throw stones at it and the hawks of the desert
could sweep and circle above."

Not bad, for a Sufi.

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