The last few months I’ve received an increase of urban legend emails. The downside is the people sending them to me don’t realize they are urban legends. Usually they are sent from people wishing to do good in the world. Just a note that if an email includes a phrase similiar to “forward this to all of your friends” then it is suspect and should be checked. This particular one I’ve seen before, but it only took four seconds on google to check it’s validity. Google.com – it should be your best friend if it isn’t already.
When I receive an email like this I always remember back to several years ago. A friend sent me an email and said I had to forward it in order to receive a free Disney vacation from Bill Gates or something like that. Of course, the email said the sender had an attorney look at it and “it’s really true”. At the time I emailed my friend to let them know it wasn’t true and they got very mad at me. I think they wrote me back and said something like “Fine. I was trying to be nice. Me and my family will be going to Disneyworld, suit yourself.” Well folks, they never got a free trip to Disneyworld and they still don’t talk to me because of my response. So maybe I should have learned a lesson back then.
What irritates me about this particular email is it’s incorrect quoting of the Koran. It then uses that false quoting of the Koran to insinuate a prophecy for the current conflict between the US and the Middle East. If you want to make these tie-ins, please at least quote scriptures correctly. Please check your sources. It’s easy and it’s free.
Info on the latest one received can be found here:
The link above will give you the background on this….well…… lie.
The email circular starts with a listing of many biblical events which are said to have taken place in Iraq. Then the email continues with the following:
BEGIN EMAIL CIRCULAR
Indeed Iraq is a country with deep roots and is a very significant country in the Bible. No other nation, except Israel , has more history and prophecy associated with it than Iraq .
And also, This is something to think about: Since America is typically represented by an eagle. Saddam should have read up on his Muslim passages…
The following verse is from the Koran, (the Islamic Bible)
Koran (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.
(Note the verse number!) Hmmmmmmm?!
I BETTER NOT HEAR OF ANYONE BREAKING THIS ONE OR SEE IT DELETED.
This is a ribbon for soldiers fighting in Iraq . Pass it on to everyone and pray. Something good will happen to you tonight at 11:11 PM. This is not a joke. someone will either call you or will talk to you online and say that they love you. Do not break this chain. Send this to 13 people in the next 15 minutes. Go.