Satire for Arab History Nerds

Abbasid Caliphate Endorses Obama


Breaking with the Abbasid family’s traditional silence regarding American politics, the caliph Abd Allah al-Ma‘mun today endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama (D-IL).

According to AskThe Dead, a political blog run by a psychic collective in Venice Beach, CA, the former caliph (reigned 813-833) decided to speak out after learning that the Mongol commanders Hulagu and Timurleng had endorsed the likely Republican nominee, John McCain (R-AZ) while the caliph’s stepmother, Zubayda Umm Jafar, had declared her support for Obama rival Hillary Clinton (D-NY).

From Ali Eteraz’s WordPress blog.

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