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  • Equally characteristic was his attitude toward Mahommed Ahmed, the leader of the "Mahdist" uprising in the Egyptian Sudan.

    The New World of Islam

  • No stranger to New York's charms, the pious Mahdist -- who believes the occult 12th imam will be back soon to deliver us all from evil -- will be addressing the United Nations 'annual General Assembly this Thursday.

    Pepe Escobar: Barack and Mahmoud Back in the Groove

  • The first, shared beliefs, meant follower and leader espoused a similar interpretation of apocalyptic Mahdist Shiism, and saw the current holy struggle against Israel in a continuum that connected the time of Prophet Mohammed to the coming battle at the end of time, when the Mahdi would return to redeem the earth.

    A Privilege to Die

  • When she turned eighteen and met her fiancĂ© Selim, she embarked on another phase of her Islamic journey, and dived into Mahdist thought.

    A Privilege to Die

  • She was a Mahdist, a Hezbollah cadre, a schoolteacher fresh out of college, and a young girl in love, rolled into one bristling ball of energy.

    A Privilege to Die

  • Polemicists frequently evoke the Mahdist convictions of Ahmadinejad and of Hezbollah to argue that neither party could behave as a rational actor on the global stage.

    A Privilege to Die

  • His proposal to subject Muslims to what he expected to be the crueler effects of square projectiles in some ways foreshadowed the punishing ways that rapid-fire weapons would be used to suppress indigenous tribes late in the nineteenth century, including columns of Mahdist fighters in British campaigns along the Nile.

    The Gun

  • A record of the building of British, Egyptian and Mahdist Armies from the war of 1883 to 1885 using 28mm figures.

    Sudanese Kaskara Swords

  • By the time of the Mahdist revolt however they were well armed with around of a third of troops armed with firearms.

    Sudanese Kaskara Swords

  • My little boy, Guy, joined me on the Mahdist side which was just as well given we had over 120 individually based figures to move per turn.

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