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[Spam] Iraq, Iraq, Iraq, The Eagle and the Koran (sic)

Posted by Lex Fear on October 3, 2006

A new and creative Urban Legend is making it’s way around the internet. D did the thoughtful thing of emailing me a copy as she knows I have a good Bullshat detector (kind of like a Bullshit detector but not as abrasive).

The email is as follows (100’s of email forward addresses removed), however I have interlaced it with my own observations:


1. The Garden of Eden was in Iraq.

2. Mesopotamia, which is now Iraq, was the cradle of civilization!

The original location of the Garden of Eden is still disputed between scholars and historians today- Mesopotamia is the most likely location (if indeed it was an Earthly paradise). Mesopotamia covered the areas known today as Iraq, Eastern Syria and Southeastern Turkey – source Wikipedia.

3. Noah built the ark in Iraq.

4. The Tower of Babel was in Iraq.

5. Abraham was from Ur, which is in Iraq!

Possible location of the Ark but not confirmed. The Tower of Babel and Ur were located in Mesopotamia.

6. Isaac’s wife Rebekah is from Nahor, which is in Iraq!

7. Jacob met Rachel in Iraq.

Nahor is the name of a person from the Old Testament, whilst Haran is located in modern day Syria- not Iraq!

8. Jonah preached in Nineveh – which is in Iraq.

This is correct.

9. Assyria, which is in Iraq, conquered the ten tribes of Israel.

Assyria both formed alliances with and warred against Israel at different stages in history. Assyria conquered parts of Israel and Judah, however, they failed in their invasion against Jerusalem.

10. Amos cried out in Iraq!

As far as I can tell Amos never entered into the region which is known as modern day Iraq.

11. Babylon, which is in Iraq, destroyed Jerusalem.

12. Daniel was in the lion’s den in Iraq!

13. The three Hebrew children were in the fire in Iraq (Jesus had been in Iraq also as the fourth person in the Fiery furnace!)

14. Belshazzar, the King of Babylon saw the “writing on the wall” in Iraq.

15. Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon, carried the Jews captive into Iraq.

Around 600bc Babylon led Israel into captivity. Daniel was a Jewish prophet and one of the captives. He was indeed ordered to be fed to the lions, but an Angel closed their mouths. Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, were also at the same time as Daniel thrown into a furnace and rescued by an Angel of the Lord (4th person in the fire).

16. Ezekiel preached in Iraq.

Quite probably. This is where the revelation starts to fall apart:

17. The wise men were from Iraq.

Try Iran.

18. Peter preached in Iraq.

Try the other direction, Greece and Turkey.

19. The “Empire of Man” described in Revelation is called Babylon, which was a city in…

Wait for it…


And you have probably seen this one. Israel is the nation most often mentioned in the Bible. But do you know which nation is second? It is Iraq! However, that is not the name that is used in the Bible The names used in the Bible are Babylon, Land of Shinar, and Mesopotamia.

The word Mesopotamia means between the two rivers, more exactly between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. The name Iraq, means country with deep roots.

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.

I’m no bible historian but I’ll take that for granted. It’s fair to say that modern day Iraq features in many biblical events.

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…

That theory would hold true if Sadam was not in fact a secularist, non-believer. Here’s the clincher-

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?!

Bullshat! First off, it’s Quran, not Koran. Secondly there is a Book 9 verse 11 but it is not what is written above. 9:11 of the Quran is as follows:

“Yet if they repent, and take to prayer, and render the purifying dues, they become your brethren in faith: and clearly do We spell out these messages unto people of [innate] knowledge!” – Tauba (The Repentance) v. 11

There is no reference to an Eagle in the whole of the Quran!

Do yourself and everyone else a favour, don’t forward this on and reveal your ignorance!


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2 Responses to “[Spam] Iraq, Iraq, Iraq, The Eagle and the Koran (sic)”

  1. Patrick said

    My grandfather who, for the most part, hates our current President (did I mention that I am a US citizen?) has been sending me propogandist “bullshat” for some time now. This one felt no different. Yours is one of several debunker sites that I’ve visited since reading it. I just don’t get it. People seem to think that destroying another group of people will bring about peace. Why doesn’t the obvious result of such an act become clear to anyone with such a devastating impulse? Violence begets violence…or something along those lines. By fighting and killing in the name of democracy or, as Bush would have it, in the name of “good” over “evil” we are merely breeding hate and perpetuating fear. I have more thoughts on that but I’ll end with a quote (paraphrased from Ghandi, because I have a terrible memory) We will fight, an eye for an eye, until the whole world is blind. Please forgive the last. I know I completely botched the quote and I readily welcome a revision to correct that mistake. In the meantime, I can be reached by anyone with similar views at breadmaker49024@yahoo.com .Thank you.

  2. Lex Fear said

    Amen Patrick,If we give in to fear, we allow it to control us- and that is just what the current government of the US and UK want.Thanks for visiting.

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