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The ‘Koran Code’

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Meanwhile, a Koranic ‘scholar’ has determined the US is doomed.

Explaining his theory about the approaching extinction of the US, the scholar went on to analyze many numbers and letters mentioned in the Koran. He said a careful reading and analysis of words appearing in the Opening and Yusuf suras show that the US will exist for only 231 years. How did he reach that number? Silwadi said that by combing a number of suras hinting at US sins he reached the numbers 1776 (the year the US achieved independence) and 231. He added the two numbers and the result was 2007, the year when the US is expected to disappear. In his lengthy study, which is being circulated in many Muslim countries, Silwadi noted that the US has often been compared to a tree that grows very quickly and bears fruit, but has no roots. In an attempt to find a reference to this metaphor in the Koran, Silwadi said he counted 1776 verses from the beginning of the Koran until he reached verse 26 of the Ibrahim Sura, which states: “And the parable of an evil word is as an evil tree pulled up from the earth’s surface; it has no stability.”

But wait, isn’t it only the year 1425 in the Islamic calendar? That means the US has 582 years left. As the author of the article said:

Silwadi, who is from the village of Silwad near Ramallah — the home of Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal — is not a world-renowned scholar.

You know, there just might be a reason for that.


Written by martinipundit

April 1, 2005 at 1:45 pm

Posted in GWOT

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