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Submitted by the Grand Infidel of Kaffiristan (Australia), Jan 4, 2012 at 21:11

Mr Amin Riaz, ever so ready to react to perceived insults, writes:

".If it is CLEAR to you, as you are quite fond of saying it, then please do illustrate where Dhimmi's Arabic skills are? I have asked you this repeatedly - you answered by saying you do not have any knowledge of Arabic. Then how is it that you are so sure Dhimmi understands Arabic ?"

If Mr A.R. bothered to look into this matter - he could answer this question himself. Dhimmi's recent replies to one of Mr.A.R's co-cultists , a Mr Slayhy from the UAE - shows clear evidence of an ability to read and write arabic. Dhimmi has regularly demonstrated this ability on numerous occasions prior to that - often quoting and writing long paragraphs in arabic .

".......I have proved he has no knowledge of Arabic language - and freely resorts to lying."

When and where?

"....One question and you fail to answer. I am interested in this. If you cannot answer the above. Then .... that is it...."

Your promises are irrelevant.

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"...... these are comments on somebody' website. I do not bother making drafts ... or take care over rewrites - this is not writing for Pulitzer prize. Sometime it take me much time - when I should be concentrating on working. [I run a brand agency].."

The occasional typo and repeating a word here or there is understandable - we all make these mistakes. But Mr.A.R's mistakes are typical of those who does not have English as a first language. As already mentioned - regularly leaving out the definite and indefinite articles etc are symptomatic of poor grammar - not poor memory or bad typing skills.

"..And YOU are hardly the best judge of "fundamental grammar errors" - as you make the same type of mistakes."

As already mentioned - typos and repeats and the occasional misspelling do not reflect patterns of speech of a native English language user.

"...Also I know - despite claimed errors

However hard they are for you to admit the errors are actual. not just 'claimed' , .

"- you understand what I say anyway."

And so does every reader. We fill in the blanks and make allowances for mistakes.

"...I do not wrap my writing in long obscure words. [Job of Mr Tovey that]"

Mr Tovey's words too long and obscure? He has a good vocabulary and uses it - but most native English speakers would not find the words he uses obscure.

"Also - stuff like this is time wasting avoiding the actual questions. "

i.e. whether Dhimmi has arabic skills? Is that your main question?

All i am interested is how do you know Dhimmi has any Arabic skills. When I have proved BEYOND doudt he hasn't..."

The fact that he reads and writes arabic is in itself proof that he has arabic skills. That should need no explanation.

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Mr. A. R. completely ignores the point and fails to answer the question posed in the sentence itself. Mr. A.R. is indeed happier splitting hairs and bothering with trivial issues of syntax than making any real contribution to doing anything about allaying the suffering caused by muslims to other people (muslims or not).

Mr. A.R. - "...And what point was that? '

!!! Mr A.R. - and millions of muslims in the West are not making any real contribution to doing anything about allaying the suffering caused by muslims to other people (muslims or not).

"You chose to to call me "uneducated" over claimed grammar errors - yet made the same types of errors yourself."

The nature of Mr. A.R's errors are of a different nature than common typos and point to a different cause.

"I can choose to do whatever I want? "

Of course! And if you were truly free that goes to the extent of dropping your cults beliefs entirely

"Who appointed you the moral guardian? "

Who has even suggested GIK is a 'moral guardian'?

"What is it that you do to alleviate the human suffering?"

That was not the question. The question was - what do A.R. and the millions of muslims living in the West - who have the resources and ability to effect change - do about allaying the suffering and devastation caused by muslims to other people? They could start with stopping the carnage caused to other muslims - muslims who hold different beliefs. Eg. Sunnis vs Shia, Sunnis vs Amadayah etc , muslims vs gay muslims, muslims vs muslim women who have affairs, muslims vs muslims who have had a gutfull and want to be non-muslims etc.

Can Mr. A.R point us to any organisation or website which try to influence muslims to behave in a less barbarous fashion? Every little bit helps. A paragraph explaining that having limbs amputated whether through 'sharia' punishment or as the result of a suicide bombing just makes the victims more dependent on society - creating a burden for everyone. Or explaining that Jews are the evil creatures that the Koran and many imams make them out to be. And that everyone has the right to choose to believe what they want - without threat or hindrance from others.

So where are the serious attempts at change happening? Or does everyone think it's all OK?

"What is it that you know about me? Or what I believe in or what I do. "

We know that you say you are a native English speaker, that you run a brand agency and that you share the beliefs of millions of muslims - i.e. believe in flying winged horses capable of supersonic flight, that everyone is a muslim, that sex between nine year old girls and 53 year old self-styled prophets is or was somehow OK. That your co-cultist's belief system is 'supreme' etc etc ... and that everything GIK has written is Allah's will - because how could it be anything else?

"Do you know how ridiculous this comes across as?.."

Your beliefs ????

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