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the koran (quran, qu'ran) 9:11

some of you with christian friends, especially those of the more ignorant varieties or persuasions, may have received the following email or a variation thereof:

bin laden and saddam should have read up on the muslim passages...

the following verse is from the quran, (the islamic bible)

quran (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 verse number!!!!!).
oy, veh! first thing that popped into my mind is that i wouldn't be surprised if this hoax actually originated in carl rove's office or dubya's for that matter. then it took me 0,53 seconds to find the first ten of about one thousand one hundred ten references to it being the ridiculous and insidious lie it is, which was twice as long as it took me to research the koran directly and learn that the actual verse eleven from book nine, «the immunity» is about repentance and reads: «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» or «but (even so), if they repent, establish regular prayers, and practise regular charity, they are your brethren in faith: (thus) do we explain the signs in detail, for those who understand» or «but if they repent and establish worship and pay the poor-due, then are they your brethren in religion. we detail our revelations for a people who have knowledge».

the word "eagle" doesn't even appear anywhere in the muslim holy book. neither, does this phony verse combining american symbolism with recent history and pseudo-islamic prophecy.

must i say it again? extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. make it second-nature to always apply the «baloney-detection kit». but i know how much ordinary folk prefer to curse the darkness than light a candle. such is the nature of the demon haunted world...

sW, thx for making ny blood boil this morning...