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General Ayyub Khan: Bring on your heavy artillery

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Submitted by Plato (India), Mar 3, 2009 at 05:47

General from your reply of 46 words I see that you are preparing to silence your guns. And like a good Muslim you have fallen back on the Muslim's last line of defence. Throw suspicion on the translation of your holy book. Maybe you did not notice but all the verses I quoted are from Yusuf Ali's translation. Maybe your congenital unwillingness to trust an Indian makes you think I have interpolated words into the verses? I did not. Yusuf Ali is a master of putting words in Allah's mouth (remember all those words in parenthesis in his translation). Here is the link where I got the translation of the Koran: http://www.usc.edu/schools/college/crcc/engagement/resources/texts/muslim/quran/

When Muslims complain about poor translation and interpretation of the Koran they fail to realize that they are making Allah look ridiculous. For Allah claims all possible powers that anyone can possibly think of. Why could He not ensure that His words would not get distorted, mistranslated and made to sound like gobbledygook by faithful Muslims themselves?

The followers of other scriptures do not have any such complaints. This would argue for the fact that their gods have done a superior job of conveying their heavenly messages as against Allah's dishonest claim to have sent a clear and easily understood message (44:58, 54:22 , 54:32, 54:40). To protect Allah from infidel attacks Muslims have to retreat behind the impressive defensive lines they have built over 1400 years (no thanks to Allah) called mistranslation and misunderstanding. Unbelievers have failed to breach these lines, or if they have, Muslims have yet to notice. Does this make sense to your soldier's brain, General?

You want a scholarly debate but you have already started yawning with a mere 7000 word essay. Scholarly stuff can be even more boring and lengthier. But let us begin our "scholarly" debate with this short post (For me, that is. I have been told by some of your brother posters that I suffer from verbal diahorrhea). I am willing to gather up any pearls of wisdom you are willing to send my way

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Regards

Plato

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