The Corner

The Mahdist Connection?

A Cornerite e-mails:

I wanted to call your attention to the fact that the dead Boston bomber’s website contained links to Muslim end-time (Madhist) websites discussing the prophecies about the “Black Banners of Khorosan”.  Charles Cameron at the Zenpundit blog has been writing specifically about Madhism and end-time prophecies as a factor in terrorism for years now, and is a very informative source.  See for example this post ( or just go to and do a search on “Black Banners”.

The fact that they are Madhists is probably more important than that they are Chechens.

NRO Staff — Members of the National Review Online editorial and operational teams are included under the umbrella “NR Staff.”


The Latest