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It is called the gulf or al-kahlig and get over it

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Jun 15, 2008 at 11:34

The Arabs call it: al-khalig period. And get over it

This reminds me that the ignorant Arabs when they invaded the Middle East they just translated the name of the Red Sea from Greek "Maris Erythraei" to the Arabic: al-bahr al-ahmar or the red sea and now they have the guts to tell us that the ancient Greeks, in the "periplus", are the ones that translated the Arabic al-bahr al-ahmar into Greek some 700 years before the rise of islam. So much for fantasy

But the most bizarre thing about names made up by the arabs must be the words masr (Egypt) and masriyuun (Egyptians) and bilad al-qibt (the country of the Copts) and al-aqbat (the Copts)

In Semitc languages the root MSR stands for Egypt in some form or another and in the Egyptian/Coptic language the word Egypt means KMT or KMe (Coptic) and the word MiSR is really the name of a very old city on the east bank of the Nile in the area of today's Cairo (the area of Hisn Babilyoon and the popel of cairo to this day do not call their city al-Qahira but they use this very old name and still call it Misr. I guess old civilizations are never conjured away) and more likely than not it was the first major settlement that travellers from Syria and Palestine to the Nile valley would encounter and I suspect that this is how the Semitic MSR came about.

The Qur'an speaks about MiSR but in the post Arab invasion of Egypt the new words Qibti (Copt) and Bilad al-Qibt (The country of the Copts) appear in the Islamic historical tradition even Muhammad's so called slave that was given to him by the so called al-Muqawqas (Cyrus) was called Mariya al-Qibtiya or Mariya the Copt and not Mariya al-Masriyya. And I'm sure if this story is really true and Muhammad comes back from his Allah's little heaven he would have no clue what the word Qibti or even what is really Bilad al-Qibt is all about So where does the word Qibti or Copt comes from? It comes from Greek (Aigyptios) in the post Arab invasion period of the Middle East as well as the red sea as well as al-khalig or the gulf and more fantasy by Muslims and their writers

So much for your uncritical education

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