The most notorious were part of an "aversion therapy" series. These contained photoshopped images of El Naschie designed to shock and infuriate El Naschie and his supporters. One of the now-deleted posts stated:
A successful treatment for arachnophobia is letting tarantulas walk on you, I understand.
These poor-quality knockoff photoshops are similarly intended for those who find that non-respectful photoshops of El Naschie throw them into a murderous rage.
Instructions for use: Stare at these three pictures, one after another, until the murderous impulse passes. Let me know if you need more photoshops for the treatment to be effective.
There's this from the comment section:
ahhh... I tried, but it is still difficult. I could look at them for about 10 seconds but then it got all blurry and I just heard these voices in my head, chanting "kill kill kill" and laughing. But I want to manage that. We will talk tomorrow in the group about it again. Is it true, you don't tear photoshoppers apart in Seattle when you recognize them on the street?
Haha. That's right. In Seattle we usually ignore them. If their transgressions are egregious enough, we might send them to a cultural sensitivity class. But in no case do we tear photoshoppers to bits in the street.
The crude photoshops, some of them nonetheless fairly amusing, were a response to death threats in the early days of this blog. El Naschie and his followers complained about the images, of course; but Arab and Muslim critics of El Naschie who hated to see the credibility of El Naschie Watch undermined complained as well. The images were also the reason (or excuse, depending on your perspective) given by the Arabic version of Wikipedia for not linking to El Naschie Watch. Most recently, journalist Richard Poynder cited them as a reason not to link to this blog.
On March 13, 2009 an El Naschie watch reader left this comment:
The elnaschiewatch could have remained a more informative resource, but seems compromised by the webmaster's curious predilection for homoerotic imagery.
El Naschie Watch began largely as a vehicle for my amusement and taunts of the Great Man, but we have gradually evolved into a serious El Naschie news source. The images have to go.