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Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi ridiculed
for flashy wristwatch

The Telegraph (UK), by Oliver Duggan

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Posted By:woofwoofwoof, 7/6/2014 7:20:55 PM

The emergence of the highly-secretive Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi from the shadow of Iraq’s sectarian crisis put a face to the threat of a global Islamic caliphate. The Islamic State leader spoke publicly for the first time at Mosul’s Great Mosque of Friday, an intervention in which he called on the world’s Muslims to “obey” him as “the leader who presides over you”. But the self-anointed ‘Caliph Ibrahim’ also brought a touch of branding into the bloody conflict, with many who have seen the 20-minute sermon commenting on his bulky and expensive wristwatch.

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What a dumb article. The brand of the watch cannot be seen. It is even steel, not gold. It could be a $10 model from Target - ALL watches made today are big and ugly, in every price range, it´s pretty weird actually.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: snakeoil, 7/6/2014 8:41:25 PM     (No. 9913258)

Remember this from Amos and Andy: What do you need a watch for Kingfish? You ain´t got no place to go and nobody cares if you get there. Before all this madness (which I blame on Jimmy Carter´s overthrow of the Shah of Iran) I knew a guy who made a lot of money selling watches to Muslims. The watches had a alarm that went off when it was time to pray. Never had the courage to ask a Muslim if you are in Mecca which direction do you turn?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Baskerville, 7/6/2014 9:14:53 PM     (No. 9913283)

Reminds me of a Ray Stevens song that starts with these lines:

"Woke up this mornin´, turned on the t.v. set.
there in livin´ color, was somethin´ I can´t forget.
This man was preachin´ at me, yeah, layin´ on the charm
askin´ me for twenty, with ten-thousand on his arm."



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Reply 3 - Posted by: fayebeck, 7/6/2014 10:07:35 PM     (No. 9913305)

Never understood the "need" for a wristwatch. The radio in your car gives you the time, there´s a clock on the corner, there´s a clock on the bottom right of my monitor screen. Clocks everywhere. Ballparks, stadiums, bars. And people spend good money on wristwatches. About as useless as car alarms.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Sandbar, 7/6/2014 10:53:31 PM     (No. 9913328)

True #3 in the present day world. Not true 50-60 years ago especially in rural areas. Google Richard Warren Sears and pocket watch or watch a few old war movies for the term synchronize your watches.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Evocatus, 7/6/2014 11:18:21 PM     (No. 9913340)

You absolutely must have a wristwatch if you are in charge of military forces preparing for a coordinated attack, especially in undeveloped areas or other field operations. If you have trouble understanding this, it demonstrates that you have never been in a war environment.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 7/7/2014 12:04:26 PM     (No. 9913801)

Actually watches are mostly obsolete in a smart phone world, I´m sure there´s an app for that to tell you when to pray and even point you at Mecca.

There was a very funny Jack in the Box (classic California burger chain) ad where the young intern is asking Jack about "that clock bracelet you always wear".

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