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More Fiction (Doctoring Figures)

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in response to reader comment: Frankly Amin, you would not know what evidence is if it slapped you in the face

Submitted by Amin Riaz (United Kingdom), Jan 3, 2012 at 20:14

MORE FICTION THAT I HAVE EXPOSED... YOUR PREVIOUS DOCTORING OF FIGURES ... HAS HAD NO REPLY.... AHHHH.....

STILL NOT EVEN ABLE TO ANSWER WHY ARABIC IS A WEAK LANGUAGE. OH WELL... A PERSON WHO ADMITS HE DOES NOT KNOW ARABIC, HAS NO KNOWLEDGE ABOUT ARABIC. IT IS IMPOSSIBLE HE COULD ANSWER. ESPECIALLY ONE WHO OUT OF IGNORANCE TERMS ALL ACADEMIA AS "PREJUDICED" .....

... You have provided no evidence your top 2 authors have large print runs, only your fantasies.

I refer you to your earlier post ... where you doctored the figures from 60 to 200 million. After bare-faced not telling the truth... you had no answer. And now you are repeating it.

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I laughed at your comment that Arabic Publishing is weak when compared to English. It is compared to most languages.

Such as .... which other language? List them with evidence.

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Also that the Top Arabic Author relied on a Government Job until his 60s and only had print runs of 10,000 copies.

Here is your clear lie:

You are lying through your teeth - clearly not telling the truth..... pray repeat that comment. It clearly says..... at a time. Not 10,000 in total.

Also - which source did that newspaper give..... the article said:

" Rumour has it that, at the best of times, Naguib Mahfouz's [former Nobel Laureate] novels were printed 10,000 copies at a time."

Source for the newspaper is ... "a rumour"

Now what does that tell you.

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Even Anis Mansour sold 30,000+ copies on Existentialism

And this was introducing a new topic into Arabic.

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Spain translates more books from other languages into Spanish each year than the Arabic world has translated into Arabic in the last 1000 years.

Yet no figures at all. I have asked you this before... why not give them... oh you don't have them.

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I have shown that Arabic is the language used by the uneducated. Do you realize that your boast of 70% literacy for Arabic speakers means that 30% of Arabic speakers cannot read or write? That is really bad.

This is not a boast.... it showing when you term that most Arabs are uneducated. Then that is a lie. I have already said previously .... these figures will improve and have been doing so.

Some countries like India have even worse literary figures. Yet it is still destined to be a future economic and military superpower. And in technology.

Also I take those figures back:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_literacy_rate

My mistake - taking your figures without checking for latest figures. Some countries like Qatar are well in to 90s % wise.

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However, did you realize that if 30% of Arabic speakers cannot read or write at all, this means that 60% of those that can read or write can do so only barely? Educators, as a rule of thumb, double the illiteracy rate to calculate the uneducated rate of less than 4 years of formal education as an estimate.

And where did you get this gem..... no evidence what so ever.

So are you proud only 10% of Arabic speakers would be considered educated?

And how did you arrive at this? Clearly made up. Even your BOGUS formula/rule does not give this.

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You have provided no facts at all, NONE. None of you great Arabic writers have any books on any of the top print lists. If they did, with numbers, you would of provided them, a small Arabic publisher claiming 60 million copies is no evidence Amin, you know it, but if that is the best you can do, again, you prove me correct.

Yet you changed this to 200million.... and now you have backed down without explanation why you lied?

Giving newspaper reports saying "Rumour has it" - is that what you call evidence.

And you forgot to say... how do you know this publisher is small.... yet you cannot even read one word of Arabic? Where did you get your figures?

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You have proved without doubt that I am correct. Arabs are known to boast and exaggerate at every opportunity. History has a large number of examples of this. IE Saddam Hussein, Chemical Ali, Yasser Arrafat. How many times has Israel heard that the Arab armies would drive them into the sea, or Iraq had the 4th strongest army in the world.

This is called stereotyping and racism. Prejudiced and hated filled mind at work - I said that from start. Relying on lies...

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So if any Arabic author has printed millions of copies of anything, it would be shouted from the roof tops. Yet all that I can find are vague references to millions of copies, but always a bit vague. Yet if these people printed and sold so many copies, why do they rely on other jobs for income? Even a very ordinary writer in the west can survive professionally as a writer.

Really? You gave me a newspaper article as evidence. Without even knowing whose figures they were.

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