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Wali Watch: The Truth About Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi And His ‘Expensive’ Wristwatch

by | 6th, July 2014

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THE Telegraph has a comment on the latest Islamist loon:

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi ridiculed for flashy wristwatch – The Islamic State leader prompts confusion among his followers after appearing in his first public address wearing a wristwatch that resembles an expensive Omega or Rolex

Oliver Duggan adds that Abu Bakr has been “ridiculed” for his wristwatch:

…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.

Go on…

His choice of accessory, which is believed to be either a Rolex, Sekonda or £3,500 Omega seamaster, has been highlighted as jarring with the content of his controversial speech.

That speech included the line – and try not to snigger in the back row:

“I am the wali (leader) who presides over you..”

We hear you, Great Wali (but we don’t hear you non-kosher watch ticking like Mickey Mouse’s black heart):





And as for wallyness, the Telegraph adds:

The watch bore an obvious resemblance to models designed by a number of famous watchmakers, including the £3,490 Omega seamaster Aqua Terra and a much cheaper Sekonda time piece.

It’s so obvious that the paper’s watch expert can’t spot the difference between an expensive watch and one costing around £40.

If you can’t tell the difference, then Anorak’s got plenty of genuine Rollex watches to sell…



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