Rajab 27, 1427 — the Night of the Sira’a and Miira’aj. Mean anything to you?
It didn’t to me until I happened to be channel surfing and caught part of Glen Beck’s program on CNN. After doing some research, I discovered that the above-mentioned date on the Muslim calendar is August 21, 2006 — the anniversary of when the Angel Gabriel dispatched Mohamed on his ascension into heaven from Jerusalem. On that night the Prophet was said to have risen within a blindingly bright light illuminating the sky, visited the House of Happiness and the House of Misery, and then reappeared in Mecca.
Is it just coincidence that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran named August 22 specifically to answer calls to curb his nation’s nuclear program? A date suspiciously months after the international demand was made? The question has to be asked, is he planning to light up Jerusalem’s night sky with a nuclear blast, as several people have theorized, or is this just a bluff to get the world's worried attention back and increase his prestige currency with Islamic extremists?
Jerusalem and the Jewish world have been in turmoil since AD 691 when Caliph ‘adb al-Malik had a shrine built by the Christians over the former site of Solomon’s Temple. Its purpose is said to have been an attempt to distract Muslim worshipers away from Mecca. It’s also said to have been an endeavor to assert Muslim dominance over the Christians and also to attempt domination over Judaism on a site traditionally associated with Abraham.
Ahmadinejad’s voice has been loudly and blatantly calling for the destruction of Israel from the face of the earth for some time now. An attack on Jerusalem, especially on that chosen day would make Ahmadinejad a hero and revered historical figure for centuries to come and the man is just insane enough to try to pull it off.
So the questions arise:
- Why has the United States been raised to the highest threat level of security over a thwarted terrorist attack over in the United Kingdom?
- Why wasn't it raised to the same level when the London subway bombings occurred?
- Could the Bush Administration know more than they’re letting on about an additional impending danger that they don’t want to panic the American population about?
Press reports are full of speculation that the London terrorist attacks would have to involve approximately 50 or more men (ten airliners, five men each), and yet British authorities have rounded up and have information on only about 24 or so.