Millions of people believe that the world is about to end and that is will happen in the Land of Sham, which is Syria and Syria is about where the domestic cat was first created or to put that more accurately Syria is part of the Fertile Crescent where the Near Eastern wildcat was domesticated to become the first domestic cats.
Certainly many Muslims believe that the end game has begun and it will take place in Syria. Preachers are encouraging Muslims to go to Syria for jihad which means a holy war waged on behalf of Islam as a religious duty to many Muslims but it actually translates to the word “struggle” meaning day to day struggles. The word “jihad” has been hijacked by Muslim extremists.
Anyway, the religious context of the war in Syria is underrated by the West. Where once there were Syrians who were passionate about achieving democracy in Syria by overthrowing Assad, we now have jihadists intent on making Syria a Muslim state. It has become very messy. Who are the good guys? We know Assad is bad but is the other side good?
The domestic cat was born in Syria and adjoining countries. What if the end of the domestic cat’s days occurs in the same place? If it occurred it would have a neat symmetry.
Personally, I don’t believe that the world is about to end. Many people are doom-mongers. They want the world to end. I see their point though. There is a certain danger of a world war starting if America bombed Syria. It won’t happen for that very reason. The whole idea will fizzle out.
Humans are good survivors. When taken to the brink they pull back and get on with living. The fate of the domestic cat is entirely in the hands of humans.
It is a bit strange. The act of domestication of the wildcat was mutual. Both parties wanted it because both benefited. The act of the end of the world is entirely in the hands of people. The cat is an innocent bystander.