Posted by CNN from LTU-207-73-65-145.LTU.EDU (18.104.22.168) on Saturday, April 26, 2003 at 11:23AM :
[San Jose, California]
Preliminary reports are surfacing among the Assyrian community in California regarding a controversial sculptor, Mr. Fred Parhad. Parhad, who is quite popular (by its definition of being well known, not necessarily well liked) in the community is known for his anti-religious invective and may have spotted recently in an AssyrianChristianChurch.
Parhad, like the dethroned dictator Saddam Hussein, has many look alikes in order to protect himself from would-be assailants. The Associated Press has recorded eye witness accounts, however, that the person in the church may have actually been Fred Parhad, and not one of the look alikes.
"It look like him. I swear Brayshid-Baba I see Fred Parhad in Chur-ich" a stunned Ashur Kassab, 43 was quoted as saying. Another parishoner, Nineveh Hanna, 24, said "Farhad was scream 'I'm sorry Alaha... forgiving me please' ... I think he turning Christ-ieen...thankGod. Okeh I nothing more to say."
As this is a breaking story, we will follow up with more information as we receive it.
(c) CNN, 2003
Keepa Jizzm Bet Boohoo and Ali Jilla-Jillad contributed to this report.
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