Friday, July 22, 2005

Revisiting an old hoax

This is old news, but considering the amount of balderdash being made up about Islam and Muslims, its time to revisit a lie cooked up the right wing gutter scum. The following phony verse has been in circulation in email forwards and such :

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.

Talk about creative writing. Just goes to show how much hatred the "liberators" are capable of, what else is to expected from those who believe in mythical WMDs and such ? The REAL 9:11 verse in all its different translations reads :

YUSUFALI: “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.”

PICKTHAL: “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.“

SHAKIR: “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.”

7 comments:

Knightmare said...

Hmm... I never came across this hoax before. In fact, this is the first I'm hearing of it.

Ismael C. said...

I've never saw such a hoax either, but still it's interesting to find how people create the mythos found in the diverse sacred books. Like this joke that I bet several ignorant people (or simply people who didn't care at all) took for granted and then somebody decides to write all these jokes together in a book and...

BULLSEYE said...

Very interesting.

Marqas said...

Man, that's wild! Gotta keep an eye out for more of that stuff.

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arafee said...
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arafee said...

...never heard or read about it. I wonder where did you get this from?

JD said...

I agree with the good Doctor that this "verse" is old news. I probably saw it for the first time about two years ago, on Beliefnet.