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CAIR's Words under English Grammar Spectrum May Denounce CAIR as deceiver.

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Submitted by Ynnatchkah (United States), Feb 5, 2008 at 14:33

I do not know if it is a matter of English, comprehension, but after reading several times) the paragraphs above, especially the: "…The new Afghan constitution shows that the constitution of a Muslim nation can be democratic (,) and yet not contradict the essence of Islam." Things popped into my mind…

Therefore: A Muslims nation CAN be democratic (not meaning that a Muslim nation IS democratic). This is not an affirmative, but an idea posted as a possibility grammatically speaking, not promising at all that it is or will EVER be democratic…..read carefully….several times…There is a parity trick in terms of idea in this sentence. And, YET comes as an adverb or conjunction. In this case, if I'm not mistaken, YET is an adverb interdependently posted to the conjunction (And); so:

1.If a sure democracy exists, not putting under a shadow of a doubt the partially composited verb "Can" (From Can Be) but assuming it as an absolute truth, we have: YET not contradict the essence of Islam- (Period….)

Firstly: The Adverb Yet comes linked to "And" not implying as a result in any idiomatic expression for further interpretation.

When I tracked over the Web the extension of the application of the adverb yet itself, I noted that- If I take for example the Webster Explanation, comes: (http://www.m-w.com/dictionary):

A Muslim nation can be democratic, "And" (In addition to that) not contradict the essence of Islam. (Meaning the essence of Islam is not democratic).

A Muslim nation can be democratic, "And" (On top of that), Not contradict the essence of Islam (meaning exclusion, space-ly speaking, to the environment of democracy).

A Muslim nation can be democratic, "And" (So far OR up to now), not contradicting the essence of Islam (Exclusion again to the democratic environment).

A Muslim nation can be democratic, Eventually not contradicting the essence of Islam.

A Muslim nation can be democratic, "And" Nevertheless, "And" One more time (despite of the existence of the democracy), not contradict the essence of Islam.

IN the worst case scenario, if yet would come alone (as a conjuction rather than an adverb), meaning BUT (an adversative conjunction), which is not the case, you would have to replace the composition )And+ Yet+ Not) by BUT (B/c BUT is a negative form of a conjunction- indeed it is an adversative conjunction- used for coordination not subordination), resulting in:

A Muslim Nation Can be Democratic, BUT (it) contradicts the essence of Islam.

If somebody is ever to read this posting, I accept a grammar correction, for the good. From the starting point I wish I'm wrong…


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