A run-down of the top predictions for 2012 from the prominent men and women in their field of regional 'predicting' and fore-casting. These Arabian 'predictors', primarily for the Arab world but also for the global future, share some of their ominous foresights for the year ahead.
Between them, the selection in our panel comes from a mixed stock of astrology, healing, fortune-telling and simply 'predictor' backgrounds. Most are self-proclaimed 'predictors' by trade and some are voices by now well-documented in the region, with fairly impressive track-records of realized predictions.
Is it all just doom and gloom from these Arab mouth-pieces for 2012 or dare they suggest a spot of hope and optimism? Indeed will any faith, in the forces for good or in mother earth, prevail in the readings for 2012?
Some highlights from these truth-sayers follow.
- Iraqi astrologer, Yaser Daghastani
- Lebanese 'predictors', astrologers, healers - Maguy Farah, Joumana Kubeissi, Michel Hayek, Mike Feghali, Helene Malouf
- Morocco's Abdel Aziz al Khatabi
- Tunisian Hassan Al Sharny
- Egyptian Mohamad Far’oun
- Syria's Najlaa Kabaani
*Some short-hand abbreviations used in the slideshow
Abu Dhabi (AD)
Muslim Brotherhood (MB)
Osama Bin Laden (OBL)