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Our dear Angela Class really lost in translation part trois

Reader comment on item: "Islam" Does Not Mean "Peace"
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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Jun 12, 2007 at 21:52

Our dear Angela wrote

>I said you point out instead of making rational comments relative to the issues bing discussed in many of your postings.I consider that tirvial and tangential

Wanna share with us why that is? Remember that your likes cannot tell us about islam unless your command of the arabic language and grammar is perfect, which it is not. So you tell us yafahlawiya how could, let us say, a muslim in this blog tell us something from the Qur'an when he cannot even read the Qur'an in Arabic and have to depend on poor and tendentious translations?

I suspect that they did teach you that you must read the sources in their pirmary language or shut up. I'm here to tell them that they do not know any Arabic, you included, and until they know their Arabic they must stop telling us about the religion of the Arabs. Is this too much to understand?

>Can you read English?

Can you read Arabic? Let me guess, you cannot. This is the issue here.

>You have said that Salam means peace

RIght.

>and from the construction S-L-M (sic)

No it is called root. And do you really know what is a root? And then you wrote the following gem

>The word islam also has a quite obvious S-L-M construction (sic) for those of us who recogize letters.

So what is your point?

>The close relationship in word construction (sic) is used to to create what they consider a meaningful relgious metaphor

That the word islam also means peace? You are kidding me!

OK so an infidel is also a village. Right? Those like you that do not know any Arabic find it very difficult to understand the Arabic language root system and that once you have different stems the words will have nothing in common and the fact that the words Islam and salam come from the same root does not mean much as thay do not come from the same stem. Now do you get it?

>This isn.t rocket science

Yes madam it is not. It is called garmmar of a language that you do not know.

>And i didn't make it up

So provide us with references from kutub al-nahw al-3arabi or from al-ma3ajim or the Muslim masora. Tendentious muslim web sites and wikipedia will not be regarded as evidence. I will be waiting

>It's widely accepted translation among EDUCATED Muslims

Madam many educated Muslims do not know any Arabic and even many educated Arabs do not have good command of the Arabic grammar. Shocking but true. And if you tell an Arab that the word islam also means peace he/she will think that you are really a funny woman but they will be too polite to correct you

>And apparently my Arabic is as good as your English

Dream on madam and do you know why? Because the issue here is about Arabic, a language that you do not know.

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