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Any spiritual remedy which must be fearfully and angrily defended is no remedy at all.

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in response to reader comment: Dhimmi DOES NOT know Arabic.

Submitted by the Grand Infidel of Kaffiristan (Australia), Jan 6, 2012 at 20:33

Mr. Amin Riaz writes:

"....And if Mr Kafir - who tries his damnest to wrap around a literacy style."

Those readers for whom English is not a first language, note that Mr. Riaz is trying to use the word : 'damndest'. Also note he starts his sentence off with a conjunction , makes a nonsensical statement but abruptly finishes without making a point.

"....He has never written long paragraphs of original Arabic. I have exchanged several hundred messages. That is how I know. "

He has not had to write long paragraphs of original arabic. What is under discussion invariably are already exisiting paragraphs of arabic from the Koran and hadiths.

"He does not even know basics of Arabic? .."

Why the question mark? Clearly he does know arabic. If he was just cutting and pasting any Arabic text he found on the web - how could he possibly know it was in context to the question or furthered his points. A non-reader of arabic would not know the difference between a grocery shopping list written in arabic and paragraphs from the Koran

"..Quotes he does - copying and pasting from other websites. That anyone can do.And where are his holy paragraphs... send me a link."

Who said his paragraphs were 'holy' ?

www.danielpipes.org/comments/191799

Just one quickly found example - there are dozens more. Quite good for a person who does not know any Arabic - as you continually state.

By continuing to focus on grammatical issues and whether one particular contributor to this blog can speak Arabic or not - Mr Riaz only underlines his myopism. Far more important issues and events in people's lives occur daily. Real people affected, real pain suffered. The cause more often than not is traced back to followers of one particular belief system.

It's not exactly strange how Mr. A.Riaz sidesteps the question of what he and other muslims in the West are doing to reign in or moderate the activities of their co-cultists in other countries. Do they even realise there's a problem? In the last 24 hours several dozen more Shia have been blasted to death in Iraq by Sunnis who seem to be the only ones who know how to interpret the Koran correctly and really do know what Allah really does want. Dozens killed and dozens maimed - of course those left alive will be physically and emotionally scarred for life.

Mr A. Riaz also sidesteps answering just how free he is to drop his beliefs and take up another religion or philosophy - or how free muslims should be to do the same.

Submitting....

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