They’re checking him for mental illness for saying that he was the prophet, to bad the Jews of Yathrib didn’t do the same to Mohamed, it would have saved millions of lives in the future. KGS
Alleged prophet held in Saudi
A Saudi man mounted a prayers platform at the Grand Mosque in Islam’s holiest shrine in the Gulf kingdom and told thousands of worshippers that he was a prophet and their saviour before he was seized by police.
The 36-year-old man, identified as Sami, waited until the Muslims finished their evening prayers at the Grand Mosque in the western town of Makkah, mounted the podium and delivered his brief, fiery speech. “I am Al-Mehdi Al-Montathar…I am a prophet sent (by God) to save and guide you,” he told the packed hall before was overpowered by police.
‘Okaz’ newspaper said the incident took place on Friday night and that Sami insisted during police interrogation that he was a prophet. It said police would subject him to medical examination to check if he is suffering from mental illness. It was the latest in a series of incidents involving persons claiming to be Al-Mehdi Al-Montathar (the Chosen Imam Al-Mehdi) at Islamic holy sites in Makkah over the past few months.
All of them had been arrested and medically examined. Muslims believe Imam Al-Mehdi, dubbed “the ultimate saviour of mankind’ will eventually reappear as a great reformer who will destroy the beliefs of injustice and ignorance and fill this earth with fairness after it has been filled with injustice and oppression.
They should have done that a few centuries ago 😉
So when the 12th imam does appear, he’s going to be hauled in front of … another imam, then off to prison or the loony bin? That’s excellent news, because I’ve been worried about that geezer.
Yep, sort of the ‘Crabs in a bucket’ syndrome; non of these self important imams are going to let someone else be ‘The One’… Should make for good entertainment.
Chesterton writing more than a century ago:
There is in Islam a paradox, which is perhaps a permanent menace. The great creed born in the desert creates a kind of ecstasy of the very emptiness of its own land, and even, one may say, out of the emptiness of its own theology. . . . A void is made in the heart of Islam, which has to be filled up again and again by a mere repetition of the revolution that founded it. There are no sacraments; the only thing that can happen is a sort of apocalypse, as unique as the end of the world; so the apocalypse can only be repeated and the world end again and again. There are no priests; and yet this equality can only breed a multitude of lawless prophets almost as numerous as priests. The very dogma that there is only one Mahomet produces an endless procession of Mahomets.
Chesterton so clearly analyses Islam.
In a damn nutshell; the whole of islam contained in a single paragraph.