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More straw men from dhimmi

Reader comment on item: Is Allah God? - Continued
in response to reader comment: So why do Christian Arabs call their God Allah?

Submitted by Zzazzeefrazzee (United States), Mar 10, 2008 at 13:44

Dhimmi,

1) Where did I ever claim to be a linguist? please show me. I am a student of languages, not a linguist.

2) did I indicate any surprise in telling OLIVER about the inscription? Please show me where I indicated any kind of surprise. If anything, it was Oliver who was surprised to learn of this historical evidence. Perhaps you would like to ask him rather than myself why he was surprised?

3) If you feel so strongly about the translation of Allah into English, then why don't you ever repsond to Oliver-? After all, I was repsonding to him, not to you.

4) I am You say it just means "God", but does the word not include the definite article "Al"? Yes or no? Ifd you have an issue with my interpretation, perhaps you shoudl like to take it up with the editors of the Encyclopedia of Islam?

5) As far as transliteration is concerned, I do understand what you are referring to very well, but I don;t understand why you think it's a terribly pressing issue. Perhaps you would like to take you beef up with the creators of the International Phonetic Alphabet, or the Library of Congress?

6) Once again, I do not know, nor have I ever studied Urdu. Nor am I Pakistani or even sub-continental orgin.

Please refrain from your "straw man" fallacies; they only make you look bad, and undermine your argument. You might brush up on your reading comprehension of English while you are at it.

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