Tuesday, February 14, 2012

At first I thought this guy was a CFR (Franciscan).

Turns out he's a Muslim cleric just released from prison.
A radical cleric, the Jordanian preacher known as Abu Qatada, once described as "Osama bin Laden's right-hand man in Europe" was freed from a British prison to live under virtual house arrest on Monday after a court ruled that his detention without trial was unlawful. - Reuters


  1. Hahahhaha ... he looks kind of like Fr. Andrew Apostoli! Look at that Franciscan joy on his face, haha.

  2. The pseudo-rosary adds to the confusion.

  3. House arrest. Lovely.

    Daniel--I was curious, so I looked it up: http://www.prayerbeadsworld.com/prayer_beads_in_islam.html
    Interesting that strings are generally 33 beads long (Jesus' age at death) and they make 3 passes around the loop. Although they pray three phrases in honor of the "99 names of god," you can bet that one of those names is not "Father." What a precious treasure is the weapon Our Lady gives us!

  4. Poor CFRs. The Capuchins already had an awesome habit.

  5. Ya think? I like the CFR and Friars of the Immaculate habits. I like it even better that those really are their clothes.


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