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Syrian Analyst Muhammad 'Issa And His Vivid Oriental Imagination
An instructive dispaly of one version -- there are so many -- of the crazinesses that pass for historical understanding in the Arab and Muslim world, including in this case the belief that the founder of Wahhabism was a Jew named "Mack-Ren." Muhammad 'Issa is not the only one who believes, or pretends to believe, such nonsense. In this case he is defending the Assad Regime, and fondly predicts that out of all this strife will come a new "Syrian Empire." Beato lui.
Watch his self-assured nuttiness, the product of the atmospherics of the Muslim Middle East (which can also affect, at times, others) here.