Date Added: Aug. 18, 2002
A natural human reaction to any major event (be it tragedy or triumph) is to seek evidence that it could have been predicted and, thus, prevented. This gives us a sense of comfort in a time of chaos. This popular chain claims that the Muslim holy book predicted the American invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan in response to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York city and the Pentagon. Surfacing in the days after that attack, this account of the 'wrath of the eagle' turns out to be nothing more than a flight of fancy.
Verse from none other than ..... the Koran.........Thought you might appreciate this
Talk about prophetic!
Koran ( 9:11) For it is written that a son of Arabia would awaken a fearsome Eagle. The wrath of the Eagle would be felt throughout the lands of Allah and lo, while some of the people trembled in despair still more rejoiced; for the wrath of the Eagle cleansed the lands of Allah; and there was peace.
(Note the number of the section) 9:11
This rumor is most often seen circulating in combo with similarly misleading missives about coincidences involving the number 11 and a peculiarity with the Windows Wingdings font. Like the latter, this one is total fiction. The verse above is not found in the Koran (Quran), nor is it even consistent with the style and tone of that work. Depending on which source you consult, verse 9:11 reads more like this:
"But if they repent and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate, they are your brethren in faith; and We make the communications clear for a people who know."
Not as compelling, is it? Break this chain.
References: University of Michigan Humanities Text Initiative