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More fatansy from our dear Jon the tablighee and on being one's worst enemy

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Aug 12, 2008 at 07:10

For the readers our dear Jon does not realize that he is digging deeper holes for himself so read and enjoy

>So:
1) As I wrote before, and as you would have picked up if you could read, I: i) went to Egypt for my Master's Thesis (in Economics, on informal employment of youth), ii) conducted research (including interviews with youth in (al) Darb al Ahmar),

But you told us that you went to Egypt "our of interest" remember? and why did you change your mind now? Unless you are a fake which you are.

I thought you called it darb al-ahmar and no it is not al-darb al-ahmar and you know what? it is el-darb el-ahmar. And by the way I did some research on it and I discovered that the district of el-darb el-ahmar used to be called el-zawyia el-hamra and back in the early 1980's there were several violent sectarian fights (see Gilles Kepel) and how come non of the Copts that you spoke to, via Walid, did not tell you about such fights? And how come you did not know that?

>iii) also, in my free time, looked around Cairo some, and iv) also talked to some Coptic people - out of interest. My trip to Egypt wasn't what I referred to as "out of interest" - it was the conversations with Copts, which were (with the exception of Maher) just casual conversations. If I were doing a research paper about the Copts, specifically, then I would have taken really detailed notes about them (and maybe their last names - though in practice most people doing studies like mine anonymize their informants and change their names anyway). But for normal conversations with people I ran into, I didn't pry about their last names. Do you do that when you meet people? Do they find you weird?

No I find you weird.

Oh let me see: you tell us that you went to Egypt "out of interest" these were your words, and when I told " you went to Egypt "out of interest" so you can come back and tell us that all is OK between Copts and Muslims, are you for real?" your answer was this nonsense about a masters research. Right? You told us that you were doing research about employment in Muqattam ez-zabaleen (sic) remember? Then how could you conduct research when you do not keep notes? What a fake!

And let me see from a sample of one (Maher) who has no last name you are concluding that all is OK in the land of Egypt? Oh I forgot and many unnamed Copts that do not speak English (oh I forgot Walid was translating for you)! You know if I'm your advisor: you will get a big fat F. Shame on you

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