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Saddam’s blood Koran

posted by Jason Kottke   Dec 21, 2010

I always thought Kim Jong-il was the clear winner in the Craziest-Ass Dictator Competition, but this move from Saddam Hussein is bold indeed.

Over the course of two painstaking years in the late 1990s, Saddam Hussein had sat regularly with a nurse and an Islamic calligrapher; the former drawing 27 litres of his blood and the latter using it as a macabre ink to transcribe a Qur’an.

(thx, darren)

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Angels in Amazon

posted by Jason Kottke   Jul 30, 2009

The Kindle version of the Koran lists Gabriel as a co-author…you know, the angel who revealed the Koran to Muhammad. (via the browser)