See Qur'an 4:156 and 19:27-28; and The Mandean
Book of John 34-35 (Mark Lidzbarski, ed.
Their frustration may have lent an "added impetus to their founding of missions in Georgia, and among the Mandeans
of Basra" (245).
Norres was one of a group of 23 Mandeans
who, in October 2001, boarded a boat to Australia which came to be known as SIEV X.
Unfortunate and shameful, as Arab Christians have been as much a fabric of the combined heritage of the Middle East as have Jews, Muslims, Druze and Mandeans
She and her family are Mandeans
, followers of John the Baptist.
Some contemporary authors, such as Clive Prince and Lynn Picknett in The Templar Revelation, even assert Mary Magdalene was probably a priestess of the Egyptian goddess Isis and a member of a still-existing sect known as the Mandeans
, now located in Iraq, who believe John the Baptist to be the true Messiah.
The settling of old scores was inevitable and was followed by the little reported persecution of minority religious groups, such as Christians and Mandeans
(the latter ancient tradition now facing extinction), by religious extremists.