Well we all know that he didnt really practice Islam and it was all for show but this is a bit spooky. I am not sure I buy it but it would make
Is Saddam Into the Black Arts?
Saddam’s magic stone
By Judi McLeod
Tuesday, May 24, 2005
Charleston, S.C.-- The Sun, a British tabloid that published pictures of imprisoned, former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein in his underwear may have
missed something more intriguing than Saddam's BVDs.
While the `Butcher of Baghdad’ has long been a stone around the neck of his own people, it is ironic to consider that sorcerers say he wears one of
their stones around his own neck.
One of his palace-seers-for-rent purportedly made for Saddam, a special talisman to keep the Grim Reaper at bay. Some say it’s a magic stone worn
like a necklace. Others contend he had it implanted under the skin on his arm.
Tyrants throughout history, including Adolph Hitler maintained life long love affairs with the occult. Saddam’s mother, Sabha was a peasant woman
who sometimes moonlighted as a fortune-teller.
Saddam comes to the black arts naturally.
Incredibly, he once ordered Baghdad University to set up a department of parapsychology when plain psychology may have been more in order. The
university’s Saddam ordered discipline of study was launched to investigate methods to use in the Iran-Iraq war, and later to `mind-read’ UN
inspectors searching for WMDs in Iraq.
While some of us have aunties who read tea leaves, Saddam "studied the sands", where he summoned up jinn (genies) to do his bidding. Supposed to
have inherited some of his mother’s psychic gifts, Saddam was believed by many people in Iraq to have seven jinn lined up for his personal
protection. According to these people, Saddam spoke daily with the king and queen of the jinn, who actually advised him.
Saddam’s emotionally unstable son, Uday also dabbled in the occult. Uday once advertised on his own TV station, asking magicians and psychics to
come forward to dedicate their services for the protection of the royal family.
Saddam’s magic stone