On the eve of the 14th anniversary of 9/11 a rainbow appeared over NYC which to many observers began or ended at Ground Zero or the One World Trade tower. The following day on 9/11 a lightning strike sent a Bin Laden company crane crashing through the roof of the Masjid al-Haram the most of holy of Islamic Mosques in Mecca.
The irony is thick; I stand back in amazement.
This tragic and freak accident on 9/11 killed at least 107 pilgrims and wounded 238. This plays out like something in a movie where God appears with vulgar display of power to pour forth wrath upon an unsuspecting and wicked humanity old school Old Testament style.
Someone or something must be messing with us, right? A rainbow at the WTC and then a Bin Laden crane through a mosque? This is all too much for a Catholic boy to handle. I’m hearing my deceased Grandmother (God rest her soul) warning me about the three days of darkness, and the four horsemen of the Apocalypse!
I don’t look for acts of God in the chaos that is humanity, but this one is in my face. I’m not saying it WAS an act of God, but there will be many who interpret it that way, and even some of us sitting on the fence (me).
I’m not convinced God or Karma paid Islam back for 9/11 on 9/11, but it definitely made me go “hmmm”. I don’t believe the official U.S. government conspiracy theory about 19 hijackers with box-cutters, but Islam in my opinion was involved in the operation. The attacks at the very least were allowed to happen to give the U.S. military industrial complex carte blanche to destabilize the Middle East, and find a new foe in militant Islam to replace the Russians.
The Masjid al-Haram is the largest mosque in the world, and surrounds Islam’s holiest site; the Kaaba. The Kaaba is a black cube that worshippers circle counter clockwise seven times.
I feel obligated to be sensitive and politically correct here. I know there are plenty of Muslims that are just regular people, whom wish to live peaceful lives, but from an outsiders perspective the worshipping at the Kaaba is intimidating and feels dark.
It reminds of some dark conjuring ritual.
Until next time.