Muhammad Al-Mahdi watched with what bordered on glee as the number of helicopters over the Basilica increased. He knew it was a risk coming here today, but this he had to see. Seven churches in America, all hit right after midnight Mass. Yes, the seventh text never made it through, but the bomber did. Add to that the death of a second Pope by his hand. He knew he was the true 12th Imam. Could anyone else doubt him now?
Until a few days ago he’d planned to reveal himself today. But The Teacher insisted it wasn’t time. If today’s victory wasn’t enough, what would be? It would still be five more years until he turned forty and could publically proclaim himself the 12th Imam. Imagine what he could do before then.