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Caliph Mansur – Second Abbasid Caliph

July 30, 2009

The second Abbasid Caliph, Mansur, had all the members of the family of Ali…executed…from infants to old men (the direct descendents of Ali and Fatima, and hence of Muhammad himself)

Hugh Kennedy, p.16

He also had Abu Muslim executed in cold blood. He did this so he could be sure of being ‘the real sovereign of the Muslim world’

ibid, p.21