The whole world watched President Barack Obama announce the killing of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's death, roughly 20 days before the so-called Judgment Day.
Soon there was a flurry of activity on the Internet with possible revenge tactics to be employed by al Qaeda in terms of unleashing its reported possession of nuclear bomb placed somewhere in Europe for a rainy day. Will that be the Judgement Day?
Less than a fortnight after bin Laden's death, there was indeed a revenge attack on a para-military academy near Peshawar in Pakistan where more than 83 people, majority of them newly trained cadets, were killed.
The media termed it an a revenge attack while bracing for more such attacks in near future. Whether it was al Qaeda or the Afghan-based Taliban group, the terrorist network is regrouping strongly and signs of destruction and despair linger on the world community.
Doomsday believers world over have jumped the wagon sooner than predicted. Professor Gerardo Lanuza, from the University of the Philippines' Sociology of Religion attributes the momentum to the unstable political and economic climate around the world.
In fact, the increase in Judgment Day groups is reversing the gains achieved by the US Navy SEALs in Abbottabad on May 1. The relieved world is rather forced to relook quickly at the prospects of self-destruction again and the seven signs of the end of the world from the Bible are circulating faster with misinterpretation to augment the anguish among the people.
False Prophets, are many but so is the number of non-believers. They may come and go but the civilization goes on immune to their tricks or teachings. Wars and rumors of aggression, famines, earthquakes, persecutions, lawlessness or anarchy -- are apparently the signs of May 21 Doomsday but so are many other natural disasters.
The world, per se, is insecure but the fear of an apocalypse bonds them together. The rise and fall of bin Ladens would entail similar bond among the people across the globe.