When reciting the Koran could save your life: Yet more terror attacks.

@destry (2436)
Kirkwall, Scotland
November 20, 2015 5:12am CST
I think it is about time for my first post of the day. To be honest, I have not got much in mind to say as it has been quite a quiet week for me. I am following the news at the moment, and am most disappointed to hear that there is yet another terror attack. This time in West Africa, Mali - 170 people taken hostage by a group of Jihadists. Rather shocking. Some of the hostages have been released, but only those who can recite certain verses of the Koran. It really comes to something when your memory of pages from various old books could save your life. I had better start reading War and Peace, never know when my life might depend on reciting it!
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@epiffanie (8339)
• Australia
20 Nov 15
This is the news I woke up to this morning. All I can think of is that satan is on the loose
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• United States
21 Nov 15
He knows his time is short on Earth so he's attacking from all sides.
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@epiffanie (8339)
• Australia
21 Nov 15
@PrarieStyle you know, I don't believe that satan whoever it is, is not that powerful..
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• United States
22 Nov 15
@epiffanie He's as powerful as people let him. And from what I see going on in the world, people give him a lot of power.
@MALUSE (32662)
• Denmark
20 Nov 15
The English translation or the original Russian version?
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@destry (2436)
• Kirkwall, Scotland
20 Nov 15
I would say the English version, more English speakers world wide then Russian. . . However, I do not trust those sneaky Russians! I very much doubt the cold war is over.
@Vivenda (609)
• Portsmouth, England
21 Nov 15
Trouble is, the older you get, the harder it is to learn by rote! I can still recite reams and reams of Shakespeare and passages from the King James Bible because I had to learn them as a kid. Can I learn anything now? Can I heck! As you indicate, being able to recite verses is hardly an indication of faith, in any case. Most people above a certain age in this country can recite the Lord's Prayer - but that's because they learnt it when they were young! In other words, this abomination was a cultural test rather than a religious one and had nothing at all to do with God - or Allah!
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@Rushi27 (45)
• Pune, India
20 Nov 15
Hope, someone posts here the required lines to be memorized to save our lives. Very sad to here this .
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@topffer (30521)
• France
20 Nov 15
OMG ! I have never been good to memorized verses. Especially in Arabic : I have stopped to learn it after a few months. Seriously, I am following the news and I am worried for the people in this hotel.
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@troyburns (1477)
• New Zealand
21 Nov 15
It's sad to think that one day your life may depend on chanting verses from an ancient book.
@TRBRocks420 (62035)
• Banks, Oregon
20 Nov 15
Prayers going out to all these people, that God will save them from harm.