Sunday, April 27, 2008

Imam Ali: Born in Sweden? Since I was a kid, I used to see this version of an imagined picture of Imam `Ali Bin Abi Talib (the one in the center). I first thought that it was the picture of a Western movie star. And notice that he resembles the European imagined picture of Jesus Christ. Ali was born in Mecca and must look like Saudis*, just as Jesus must look like Palestinians. But alas they want their prophets and Imams to look like the White Man--preferably the Swedish White Man.
*Kamal is right. We should say Jaziris and not Saudis.