On Saturday morning January 13, residents of the Hawaiian Islands received an emergency alert that warned of an incoming ballistic missile and instructed everyone to take cover.
Then after 38 minutes of sheer terror for many all over the Hawaiian islands, residents were notified by the emergency alert system that it was all a false alarm.
There is no “button” that could be accidentally hit. There are five fail safe procedures in the Hawaiian Emergency Alert Management System, the last being a two key system such as are present in US missile silos and on US nuclear missile submarines. Two keys, eight feet apart, requiring two different individuals to simultaneously and positively trigger the alert.
In his book “Al-Saud”, Musil reported that the Blackstone, the original sacred stone at the corner of the Kaaba, Islam’s holiest building visited by millions of pilgrims every year, was destroyed by the Saudi dynasty who ransacked the city in the spring of 1806.
The Blackstone is Islam’s holiest stone and is sought by Muslims when they visit the Grand Mosque, the most revered in Islam. Muslims who are preforming pilgrimage (hajj) or minor pilgrimage (umrah) typically salute the stone or kiss it per prophetic tradition.