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World to end on August 22
Guardian ^ | 08/09/06 | Brian Whitaker

Posted on 08/09/2006 9:02:18 AM PDT by presidio9

Better cancel those holidays. We now have a date for Armageddon, and it's a week on Tuesday - August 22.

This information comes from no lesser source than the Wall Street Journal, where Bernard Lewis, President Bush's favourite historian, provides the details.

"In Islam, as in Judaism and Christianity," the professor writes, "there are certain beliefs concerning the cosmic struggle at the end of time - Gog and Magog, anti-Christ, Armageddon, and for Shiite Muslims, the long-awaited return of the Hidden Imam, ending in the final victory of the forces of good over evil, however these may be defined.

"Mr Ahmadinejad [the Iranian president] and his followers clearly believe that this time is now, and that the terminal struggle has already begun and is indeed well advanced. It may even have a date, indicated by several references by the Iranian president to giving his final answer to the US about nuclear development by August 22. This was at first reported as 'by the end of August', but Mr Ahmadinejad's statement was more precise."

Lewis continues: "What is the significance of August 22? This year, August 22 corresponds, in the Islamic calendar, to the 27th day of the month of Rajab of the year 1427. This, by tradition, is the night when many Muslims commemorate the night flight of the prophet Muhammad on the winged horse Buraq, first to 'the farthest mosque', usually identified with Jerusalem, and then to heaven and back (cf, Koran XVII.1). This might well be deemed an appropriate date for the apocalyptic ending of Israel and, if necessary, of the world."

This sort of quasi-religious scaremongering always finds a receptive audience in the United States, especially among Christians of the jihadist

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1 posted on 08/09/2006 9:02:20 AM PDT by presidio9
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To: presidio9

Well at least we have a date to plan for.


2 posted on 08/09/2006 9:02:49 AM PDT by Americanwolf ("Israel attacks Lebanon" "Iraq War" "North Korea testing missiles"..Haven't we been here before??)
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To: Americanwolf
Well at least we have a date to plan for.

I know, but I have nothing to wear.

3 posted on 08/09/2006 9:03:47 AM PDT by presidio9 (“The term ‘civilians’ does not exist in Islamic religious law.”)
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To: presidio9
True..... What does one wear to the Apocalypse?
4 posted on 08/09/2006 9:04:42 AM PDT by Americanwolf ("Israel attacks Lebanon" "Iraq War" "North Korea testing missiles"..Haven't we been here before??)
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To: presidio9

Can't it wait till after the upcoming NFL season?


5 posted on 08/09/2006 9:04:52 AM PDT by JellyJam (Best headline ever: "The Painful Truth: All the World Terrorists Are Muslims!")
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To: presidio9

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/1680514/posts


6 posted on 08/09/2006 9:05:04 AM PDT by craig_eddy
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To: presidio9

Just go shopping. With the world ending on Aug 22, you won't have to pay those CC bills.


7 posted on 08/09/2006 9:05:08 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: presidio9
So, if I have a car payment due on the 20th, do you think it would be okay if I spent that money on golf, say on the 4 day weekend I may or may not be taking on the 18th thru the 21st?
8 posted on 08/09/2006 9:05:20 AM PDT by GreenAccord (I just spell-checked MOONBAT. Shouldn't that be in the FR lexicon as a valid word?)
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To: Americanwolf
What does one wear to the Apocalypse?
An asbestos suit.
9 posted on 08/09/2006 9:05:31 AM PDT by eastsider
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To: presidio9
Time to max out the credit cards.


10 posted on 08/09/2006 9:05:59 AM PDT by Sloth ('It Takes A Village' is problematic when you're raising your child in Sodom.)
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To: presidio9

Almost perfect timing. I'll be back from vacation on the 21st. Any chance they can do it Monday?


11 posted on 08/09/2006 9:06:00 AM PDT by zek157
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To: Americanwolf
August 22nd? Hey, this is way cool!! I was getting ready to pay a guy $3500.00 to paint my house beginning that coming weekend. Now I can save that money and....oh wait a minute....
12 posted on 08/09/2006 9:06:17 AM PDT by Eagles Talon IV
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To: eastsider

I wonder if it comes with matching cuff links?


13 posted on 08/09/2006 9:06:20 AM PDT by Americanwolf ("Israel attacks Lebanon" "Iraq War" "North Korea testing missiles"..Haven't we been here before??)
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To: Americanwolf
What does one wear to the Apocalypse?


14 posted on 08/09/2006 9:07:04 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Crazier than a rattlesnake at a Thai wedding)
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To: presidio9
This sort of quasi-religious scaremongering always finds a receptive audience in the United States, especially among Christians of the jihadist

Toothless British twatknuckle.

15 posted on 08/09/2006 9:07:24 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

LOL!!!!!


16 posted on 08/09/2006 9:07:27 AM PDT by Americanwolf ("Israel attacks Lebanon" "Iraq War" "North Korea testing missiles"..Haven't we been here before??)
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To: presidio9
Armageddon August 22


17 posted on 08/09/2006 9:07:57 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: presidio9

We will need a live thread.


18 posted on 08/09/2006 9:08:03 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: presidio9

Aug 22nd? Thats the first day of classes for me..


19 posted on 08/09/2006 9:08:11 AM PDT by cardinal4 (America, despite the usual suspects, stands firmly with Israel..)
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To: Americanwolf
True..... What does one wear to the Apocalypse?

Well... My Sunday best I suppose. But on a Tuesday?

20 posted on 08/09/2006 9:08:23 AM PDT by presidio9 (Talk about "cats and dogs living together!")
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To: presidio9

World to end on August 22





I better get busy, I have a lot to do...less than 2 weeks away!


21 posted on 08/09/2006 9:08:56 AM PDT by mystery-ak (My Son, My Soldier, My Hero..............)
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To: presidio9

I wish I had known about this before I paid my mortgage this month!!!


22 posted on 08/09/2006 9:09:10 AM PDT by mbynack (Retired USAF SMSgt)
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To: presidio9


Gaydar alert!
23 posted on 08/09/2006 9:09:13 AM PDT by Beckwith (The dhimmicrats and liberal media have chosen sides and they've sided with the Jihadists.)
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To: zek157

Maybe. It didn't say which hemisphere :)


24 posted on 08/09/2006 9:09:20 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: presidio9
"Christians of the jihadist persuasion"

Of which there are about 15 or 20.
25 posted on 08/09/2006 9:09:53 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Americanwolf

No, the cufflinks are made of lead, like the shoes. Both are polished to a high shine, of course.


26 posted on 08/09/2006 9:09:57 AM PDT by eastsider
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To: presidio9

I hope they can wait a few days. I'm supposed to help demolish a bushel of Chesapeake Bay crabs Aug. 26.


27 posted on 08/09/2006 9:10:00 AM PDT by Gone GF
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To: presidio9
This sort of quasi-religious scaremongering always finds a receptive audience in the United States, especially among Christians of the jihadist

So full of bigotry, so full of lies, so full of pompousity as I've come to expect from Eurotrash like the fools at the Guardian. I'm REALLY tired of having my sacred beliefs mocked and looked down on by low lives and Euroweenie secularists.

Why do liberals always claim to be so intelligent and then can't process a simple premise, i.e. that the writer was not claiming that the "World would end on August 22," nor that somehow this is something of some religious attraction to we rubes in America, but it is a FACT of the Mahdi cult of Islam of which President Rat Face is an integral and fanatical part. That is not something we "Christians" invented. It is an established truth. That this nut himself has set apart August 22 as a date of some momentous announcement re: Iran's nuclear plans is not something we invented either. It would seem a little more than coincidence that Rat Face picked that date which has such significance to the Mahdi believers. That there is something relevent to Iran's nuclear program that will occur on that day is without dispute. But no one EVER claimed it was the end of the world. Only the diseased and simple mind of a European liberal could so badly twist and misrepresent a premise.

28 posted on 08/09/2006 9:10:27 AM PDT by MikeA (Not voting out of anger in November is a vote for Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House)
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To: presidio9

Great... And it's on a Monday, I hate Monday's.


29 posted on 08/09/2006 9:10:37 AM PDT by Realism (Some believe that the facts-of-life are open to debate.....)
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Christians of the jihadist persuasion

I think he's referring to me.

He is credited with coining the phrase "clash of civilisations" back in 1990 and now seems intent on making it a reality.

Its not a clash of civilizations if they attack you, or take you over. Its only a clash of civilizations if you push back.

Technically speaking, this is entirely correct. There is only a "clash" if you fight back.

30 posted on 08/09/2006 9:10:40 AM PDT by marron
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To: presidio9
Nevertheless, Prof Lewis does manage to spot a few drawbacks in his alleged Iranian attempt to obliterate Israel.

Um...is this guy serious? A "drawback" to obliterating Israel means he thinks its a good idea in the first place.

31 posted on 08/09/2006 9:10:43 AM PDT by The Blitherer (You were given the choice between war & dishonor. You chose dishonor & you will have war. -Churchill)
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To: presidio9
Well, this is timely. I had no idea what to get my wife for her birthday this year anyways.
32 posted on 08/09/2006 9:11:09 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Americanwolf
Well at least we have a date to plan for.

Maybe I've put off being Baptized long enough. :-)

33 posted on 08/09/2006 9:11:15 AM PDT by processing please hold (If you can't stand behind our military, stand in front of them.)
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To: Beckwith
Eeeew!

I think pedophile too.
34 posted on 08/09/2006 9:11:19 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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35 posted on 08/09/2006 9:11:23 AM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: presidio9

Iranian Nuke test scheduled for the the 22nd?


36 posted on 08/09/2006 9:11:41 AM PDT by Tallguy (The problem with this war is the name... You don't wage war against a tactic.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Can it wait until things cool off with Mel? We'll need him!


37 posted on 08/09/2006 9:11:44 AM PDT by kinghorse (I calls them like I sees them)
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To: presidio9

BWAHAHAHAHAH !!!!!

I KNEW I wouldn't have to pay back those student loans.

Take THAT Sallie Mae!!!

BWAHAHAHAHA !!!


38 posted on 08/09/2006 9:12:11 AM PDT by Skooz (Chastity prays for me, piety sings...Modesty hides my thighs in her wings...)
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To: Realism
I hate Monday's.

That you Bob?

39 posted on 08/09/2006 9:12:26 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Crazier than a rattlesnake at a Thai wedding)
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To: presidio9

Dang, should I cancel my reservations for Vegas in September?


40 posted on 08/09/2006 9:12:35 AM PDT by Enterprise (Let's not enforce laws that are already on the books, let's just write new laws we won't enforce.)
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To: presidio9

It will not be "The End" but the Beginning...........


41 posted on 08/09/2006 9:12:54 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is Castro dead yet?........)
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To: presidio9

I'm supposed to go on vacation next week. Guess I'll extend that for a couple of days...


42 posted on 08/09/2006 9:12:57 AM PDT by Doohickey (I am not unappeasable. YOU are just too easily appeased.)
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To: Realism
Great...And it's on a Monday, I hate Monday's.

More bad news.

Check your calendar, it's on a TUESDAY.
43 posted on 08/09/2006 9:12:59 AM PDT by mkjessup (The Shah doesn't look so bad now, eh? But nooo, Jimmah said the Ayatollah was a 'godly' man.)
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To: Gone GF

Reschedule for Monday, the 21st. And since time is of the essence, we will make the sacrifice and come to a freeper in need and help you demolish those bay crabs.

Make it an end of life smash event!


44 posted on 08/09/2006 9:13:14 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Realism

Tuesday actually.


45 posted on 08/09/2006 9:13:37 AM PDT by presidio9 (Talk about "cats and dogs living together!")
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46 posted on 08/09/2006 9:13:52 AM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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Aug 22? Crap. I didn't want the world to end before I could get married and buy my dad's Corvette from him...


47 posted on 08/09/2006 9:14:15 AM PDT by JamesP81 ("Never let your schooling interfere with your education" --Mark Twain)
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To: Gone GF

This thread is why Mike Savage says he's given up :).
seriously, we have no reason to believe this poon with the name nobody can spell is not telling the truth. He's been stone cold to the point about everything else. Just as with Bin Laden, ignore at your own peril.


48 posted on 08/09/2006 9:14:19 AM PDT by kinghorse (I calls them like I sees them)
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To: Realism

Actually, the 22nd is on a Tuesday this month.


49 posted on 08/09/2006 9:14:20 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: presidio9

Great. I didn't want to go to the Sunday School teachers' meeting, anyway, or the Parish Festival committee on the 23rd.


50 posted on 08/09/2006 9:14:20 AM PDT by Tax-chick (I've always wanted to be 40 ... and it's as good as I anticipated!)
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