Saturday, April 24, 2010

Interesting hint in the name Al Qaeda

Today, I "happened" to notice something really interesting about the name "Al Qaeda". In Arabic it means "the base" according to Wikipedia. However, transliterated into Spanish, it means "to fall" (google translate).

What exactly that hints to is open to interpretation. I wonder if it signals the downfall of the world as we know it - particularly, Western civilization. Or maybe America as its representative, being that it attacked America and started a chain of events that have significantly altered the course of the country - putting it on a slippery downhill slope.

Either way, I'd love to hear what you have to say about it. Comment below and share with your friends.

Shavua Tov!


  1. The end of Parshat חיי שרה says על פני כל אחיו נפל regarding Yishmael. Also, see the Baal Haturim on that Pasuk.

  2. The transliteration to Hebrew 'Al Qaeda' על קדה (Al K'deh) means "Do not bow your head as a sign of respect". What's the significance? I don't know.

  3. I think I know.

    The Base/Al Quaida is the Qur'an (easily interpreted) - so don't bow down to it, nor anyone who represent its' ideology (as Mr Obama has done and is proving his allegiance with his anti-Israel policies)

    Taliban - Student (of the Base)


    Hizbulla (party of their god)

    Hamas - violence or zeolot by their interpretation

    Fatah - a reverse acronym for conquest by jihad and therefore not secular