May 9, 2002


Saddam receives Quran written in own blood (September 24, 2000,
The press gave no indication how much blood Saddam provided for the team of Iraqi religious leaders and calligraphers to complete the work.

However, Ezzat Ibrahim, vice president of the Iraqi Revolutionary Command Council, told papers: "You can imagine the quantity of blood required for the holy book, which comprises 6,666 verses and 336,000 words!"

If he can just wait a couple months, I suspect we're going to spill enough of his blood to write the Encyclopaedia Britannica.

N.B. : H.D. Miller has more on Saddam's piety over at Traveling Shoes.

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 9, 2002 4:35 PM
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