Wednesday, December 17, 2003

Najih Muhammad Hasan Al-Fahham Al-A`raji, the dean of the Syndicate of Ashraf (those claimants of descent from Muhammad's family), announced today that Saddam Husayn will be expelled from the syndicate. As is well known, Saddam had concocted a bogus family tree to claim descent from the Prophet of Islam. Othere Arab leaders who claim descent from Muhammad include: King `Abdullah of Jordan, King Muhammad of Morocco, among others.