Tuesday, November 22, 2005


"Tehran, 22 Nov. (AKI) - Iran's religious authorities in the holy Shiite city of Qom have officially invited Cuba's revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, to convert to Islam, according to Hojatolislam Mohammad Reza Hakimi, quoted by Iran's Farda news agency. "I met Castro together with the Iranian foreign minister, Saiid Salili, and gave him some sacred Islamic texts translated into Spanish," said Hakimi, who recently returned from a government visit to Cuba.

"We spoke with Castro for several hours, and I think I almost managed to convince him to become a Muslim," Hakimi added. "Castro certain that Cuba is suffering from a lack of spirituality, and seems very interested in Islam, above all in the writing of Iran's revolutionary leader, Ayatallah Khomeini," Hakimi continued.

Khomeini in 1989 invited Mikhail Gorbachev, former president of the Soviet Union, to renounce Communism and to convert to Islam. Gorbachev's political and economic reforms in the mid-1980s triggered the non-violent transition from authoritarian to democratic forms of government in Eastern Europe, and from state-controlled to more free-market economies."
Via RantBurg

I guess he's already got the beard for it.


Blogger strykerdad said...

Let the bombing commence!

Kidding MT--I am celebrating the fact that tomorrow my girl comes home after a year in Mosul--home of THE Truthteller, et al. Thanksgiving? Hell yeah!

11:32 PM  
Blogger madtom said...

Congratulations, is it for good, of is she on leave. Be careful, remember that the little girl you sent away returns a woman that's been in a war zone. Give her room, but I expect you know more about that than I ever will. I would tell you to thank her for me, but maybe that's not wise and it would be better just to tell her YOU lover her.

12:03 AM  
Blogger strykerdad said...

Home for good--meaning US. Still a long way from us except for the holidays, and her unit deploys to Germany in June of '06. Anyplace other than Mosul is Home from my perspective at the moment. I no longer type 'Mosul' into the search block several times a day.

I will certainly tell her you said 'thanks' as well as some of her buddies I have come to know, a couple of them with the Deuce-Four of M. Yon's reporting. All seem to be adjusting very well, though there have been moments, as is to be expected. They have come home proud for the most part and it will be a shame if others somehow manage to ruin that for them.

3:20 PM  
Blogger madtom said...

I might as well put in a plug, you can also let them all know that this blog is open to them at all times to post anything they might want to say, anonymous or on the record, instructions posted on the side bar in the mission statement. No questions asked.

3:51 PM  

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