Monday, August 21, 2006

Is Tomorrow Doomsday?

Let me check the calendar. No, no it's Tuesday.

While no extra safeguards are in place, U.S. law enforcement are not ignoring the possible significance of tomorrow's date, August 22, a date that marks an important historic event on the Islamic calendar.

The day the suicide vest was invented?

Internet websites have been full of speculation that it could be a target date for terrorists in commemoration of the return of the 12th imam, a supposed day of reckoning for Shiites.

The 12th Imam? I never met the first 11.

This year, August 22 marks the holy day on the Islamic calendar that is the day of reckoning for Shiites. Some Shiite sects believe that August 22 could correspond to the end of the world.

Great. I had plans tomorrow. The end of the world will really cut into those.


Blogger f.b.i.t.c. said...

Well, lunch-time has come and gone and I'm still here.

That said, the end of the world may be preferable - as long as I can get ring-side seats.

August 22, 2006 5:15 AM  

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