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The saga of Joseph Lumbard!

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Apr 20, 2014 at 10:05

Dr. Pipes

This man Jospeh Lumbard has a huge ego and i urge readers to check this page from Brandeis University where he says that he was an assistant and "interfaith religious advisor" to King Abdullah of Jordan! And that he was always in his company if meeting let us say the Pope so the King may Allah forbid would not make a mistake in some religious issue because Jospeh Lumbard will come to the rescue! And for this I would say Masha'allah and I'm being sarcastic here

King Abdullah is not that stupid but what is better in the eyes of the Pope than the King walking in with some clueless white American convert to Islam who believes that he knows every thing about Islam and all other religions!

http://www.brandeis.edu/now/2008/january/JosephLumbardstory.html

What is the matter with these people at Brandeis University that they can accept this nonsense. After all why would the King depend on the advice of a non-native Arabic speaker when those that know the ins and outs of Islam as well as Christianity, in the case of Jordan, are a dime a dozen. I just do not get it

This should have raised some flags but i suspect and I cannot prove it that our great universities beg for money from rich Muslims in the Middle East as in the case of the university in Washington DC that shall remain unnamed and may be Brandeis Univeristy wanted a share of this money and this is why he was hired

How stupid can he get! What this clueless man does not understand is that the Arabs are very polite people and they have never met any convert to Islam, even if he has a huge ego and is ignorant like Mr Lumbard, that they do not like. So far he is a fake

And then he tells us readers that: calling Allah the moon god is an insult not just to Muslims but also to Christians in the Middle East who call their God Allah!

I could not believe it this is what we hear from ignorant Indian and Pakistani Muslims that have no clue about Arabic or the cultures of the Middle East and according to his logic I must conclude

1. He is not aware that even Muslims, Sheikh al-Azhar included as well as those that wrote the early commentaries on the Qur'an, realized that the word Allah is not an Arabic word and it is indeed a loan word from Syriac.

This makes him ignorant. I do not believe he is a liar

And more damaging to his claim is that he must be aware that he is a professor and any claim by him there must be evidence to support such claim which means that he did not do his home work and did not realize that Chrisitans in the Middle East call their God Jesus: Allah because the word Allah is a Syriac word

2. If his little thesis is correct that the Allah of the Muslims is the same as the Allah of the Christians then I would say to him congratulations but you just said that Jesus must be Allah which also means that we should tell the likes of King Abdullah that Jospeh Lumbard is saying that Jesus is really Allah!

Now I have my own little theory: There is no doubt that it is very difficult to get jobs in anything that has to do with the study of the Middle East after all we have too many graduates and many of them have no command of any of the languages of the Middle East and many of them have not lived in that part of the world and in this article Eric Trager explains very well this very topic.

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/04/16/how_to_get_a_job_in_the_middle_east_in_washington_dc_tips_aspiring_wonks

This means that those seeking jobs will make things up so what is better than someone like Lumbard who spent some time in the Middle East and who claims that he is fluent in Arabic (I have not been able to verify it) as well as Persian and who was a religious advisor to a king when he did not even know that the word Allah is a loan word from Syriac and who might bring some money to Brandeis if hired

et voila this man was hired

Shame on him and shame on Brandeis University for hiring him


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overuse [11 words]blutcherApr 26, 2014 18:16214623
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