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Posted: 8/27/2004 5:43:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/27/2004 5:44:03 PM EDT by kill-9]

Sheik: Allah sent giant spiders to combat U.S.
Cleric says arachnids as big as a chair killed soldiers in battle

Posted: August 27, 2004
1:00 a.m. Eastern

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."

Some Arab Internet sites have repeated claims of Iraqis about the spiders, and there also are stories circulating of phantom white-robed knights on white horses sent by Allah that killed U.S. Marines in battle.

In a statement reminiscent of Saddam Hussein's spokesman, "Baghdad Bob," the sheik claimed the U.S. was underestimating the number of American casualties in Iraq by a factor of 100.

"Today, if a hundred Americans are killed, they say there was one casualty," he said, "and if dozens of tanks were blown up, they say one was blown up. No one will notice the losses caused to the American forces until they return to their bases – if they return, and in my opinion they will not return – but if they return, the world will see and the American people will see the number of losses."

Al-Sumide'i claimed there were mass graves in Iraq filled with the bodies of American forces.

"A mass grave was created in a desert area near the Saudi boarder for the American soldiers killed. There is also a lake near Al-Sa'diya. The Americans place the casualties inside white or black bags, seal them and toss them from a plane into the lake."
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 5:46:26 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/27/2004 5:48:45 PM EDT
I'll see your spiders and raise you two zombies, you soon to be dead asshole.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 5:50:54 PM EDT
He's right.

Link Posted: 8/27/2004 5:51:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/27/2004 5:54:35 PM EDT by olyarms]
I want to see, let me see,

What if its true? Wouldn't that be a trip. I wish it where true. That would be a sight to see.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 5:52:21 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 5:53:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Aimless:
The sad part is there are probably Iraqis gullible enough to buy this.

Since Worldnetdaily basically sucks-this appears to be the original source of this story, though Worldnetdaily doesn't bother to explain their source (as always)


Thanks for posting that. How'd you run across it?
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 5:54:39 PM EDT
Somebody has been playing too much Doom 3.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 5:57:32 PM EDT
You know, I had a really witty response in mind, that combined US Special Forces with Dungeons and Dragons, but forget that noise. We're coming for you, you backwards, 7th century fuck. Get some.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 5:58:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/27/2004 5:59:41 PM EDT by Aimless]
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 5:59:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Aimless:
I googled the sheik's name and "spider" which lead me to little green footballs, they had a short article about the spider attack and a link to that site.

Ah, LGF. I need to read that more often.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 6:02:01 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 7:24:40 PM EDT
Americans-Allah sent stupid fucks for us to kill.

Crikey, why don't we start using hologram profectors and send Mohamed back to tell them to obey the Americans? Fucking savages.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 7:26:15 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 7:37:25 PM EDT
So.....what's the best spider killing rifle?
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 7:51:21 PM EDT
So lets see pics of Super Spider, Sheik-boy. Can't find any? Too bad. Tighten up the tinfoil under that headgear.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 7:57:55 PM EDT
Actually. . . . . . .There are some VERY big spiders in Iraq-they are called camel spiders. Do a google search!!!!!
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 8:00:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/27/2004 8:03:00 PM EDT by DigDug]
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 8:02:09 PM EDT
Grrrr... Not bringing anything to the table, sheik?

- BUCC_Guy
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 8:04:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DigDug:
Back away from the bong, dude.

Link Posted: 8/27/2004 8:06:19 PM EDT
Sounds like that Iraqi information (propaganda) minister standing in Bagdad telling everyone that there were no Americans in the city when you could see them two blocks away. These people are seriously screwed up in the head.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 8:58:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AZSherman1:
Actually. . . . . . .There are some VERY big spiders in Iraq-they are called camel spiders. Do a google search!!!!!

the real name for "camel spiders", or "sun spiders" is "solepug" actually. they live all over the region (middle east) and even in our own backyard - I have caught half a dozen of them in Southern Utah. They are supposed to have the strongest mandibles (proportionately) of any creature on earth. I have put them up against scorpions, monster-sized spiders and other insects and guess who wins every time?

sorry I don't have any pics.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 9:01:01 PM EDT
Oh and by the way...if they need volunteers to double-tap that punk-@$$ sheik- sign me up.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 9:05:35 PM EDT
King Arthur : Come, Patsy.

Black Knight : Oh, I see. Running away, eh? You yellow bastard. Come back here and take what's coming to you. I'll bite your legs off.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 9:08:57 PM EDT
Those spiders can be a mother...
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 9:13:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Aimless:
The sad part is there are probably Iraqis gullible enough to buy this.

Could it be that the majority of all Arabs believe this horse shite?
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 9:26:58 PM EDT
That man has his turban on too tight.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 10:11:18 PM EDT
Da Sheik be smokin dat good stuff.
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 5:04:37 AM EDT
btt for the morning crew
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 5:10:06 AM EDT

That must be some excellent Hash he's smokin.
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 5:14:25 AM EDT
It amazes me that jerkoffs say this stupid shit and even bigger jerkoffs believe them

Link Posted: 8/28/2004 5:48:41 PM EDT
btt. arachnid akbar
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