“War is deceit,” said the Prophet Muhammad. Evidently, sometimes it’s also self-deceit. From WND, with thanks to Ali Dashti:
An Iraqi sheik claims Allah sent giant spiders to the town of Fallujah to help its residents fend off attacks by U.S. military forces.
Sheik Mahdi Saleh Al-Sumide’i spoke to Syrian TV on Monday, claiming several Arab television stations videotaped the helpful arachnids.
The interview is featured on the website of the Middle East Media Research Institute TV Monitor Project, or MEMRI TV. The organization translated the conversation into English.
“They [the Americans] attacked Fallujah and tried to cause great damage to its residents,” he explained. “They destroyed mosques and homes, killed women, children and youths, and spread corruption in Fallujah. Nevertheless, we believe that Allah protects the believers, and indeed, Allah stood beside Fallujah, and I’d like to mention some miracles Allah performed in Fallujah. It is possible that the media does not know about them.”
Continued Al-Sumide’i: “The first miracle that occurred in Fallujah took the form of spiders that appeared in the city — each spider larger than this chair, or about the size of this chair. The American soldiers left, holding the legs of this spider, and I too, in one of the Friday sermons, held up a spider, with all its magnitude, in front of the satellite channels and in front of the world. This spider also had thin black hair. If this hair touches the human body, within a short period of time the body becomes black or blue, and then there is an explosion in the blood cells in the human body – and the person dies.”
The sheik’s interviewer then asked about the alleged TV coverage: “The people saw it, but the TV stations did not air it?”
Responded Al-Sumide’i: “The people saw it and the TV stations indeed aired it. I held the spider, and there were between 13 to 15 TV stations, including Al-Arabiya, Al-Jazeera, Al-Majd, Dubai, Abu-Dhabi and other stations, and they saw it with their own eyes.”
Cowabunga, Baghdad Bob!