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Officials Burn Writings of Krabi’s ‘New Prophet of Islam’

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Muslim students in Pondok Yala, Pattani. Photo: udeyismail / flickr.

KRABI — A combined task force of security officers and Muslim clerics yesterday raided the home of a 62-year-old man in Krabi who decreed himself the new prophet of Islam.

Meed Mamart was given a stern lecture Saturday to stop his blasphemous actions, and his heretical writings were burned for good measure, the clerics said, though the self-styled prophet appeared to be unrepentant.

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By Teeranai Charuvastra

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