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NAIK?? A most unfornate choice of names

Reader comment on item: Niqabs and Burqas - The Veiled Threat Continues
in response to reader comment: Oh another wannabe arab

Submitted by Seamus Dafydd Dives MacNemi (United States), Sep 29, 2009 at 04:09

The word "NAIK" is, in the language of my ancestors, a derogatory reference to a man's masculinity or lack there of. It is truly insulting to call a man B'NAIK but I suppose there are some who would debate this because they do not speak our language or understand that it came from the Arabic and was adopted by us in our many travels through the world. There are many words that we have adopted from various languages for our own use and they have become part of our common lexicon and often used to frame some joke or point of ridicule. The term "BANJAXED" is one such and it means confused to the point of insanity which I think our dear Bilal is., There is a saying amongst my folk, " If you would speak to a man you must light the fires of his imagination with your words". Of this art my folk are past masters. Go to any pub and you will be given the full tour by any of the lads that happen to be present at the time. It's great fun for those who knowingly participate but it can be hell for the poor ignorant outsider who has the unfortunate luck of falling in amongst us for he ( or she) who finds themselves the brunt of our seemingly innocent conversation will leave feeling rather caved in at the seams. It's a great way to deal with Saxons because they never get what we are talking about and they fall willingly into our traps. The same thing works very well with Arabs.

My folk will tell you that if a man wants to hang himself then provide him with a good stout rope. It is said amongst the wise that if you want to destroy a man tell him what he wants to hear. If you want to save a man tell him what he needs to know. Truth seeks the seeker. It is not hidden in the brush only to be discovered by a select few. It stands in the middle of the road proclaiming to all who would hear. The TRUE BOOK is not a thing written on partchment or papayrus, it is written in our very blood and in the marrow of our bones. For those who know truely it speaks loudly in a whisper and in the quiet babbling of a mountain stream. It calls out in the songs of birds and in the crashing of the waves upon the shore. It shouts in the raging storm and reveals itself in the flash of lightening. "I AM"... "Tat Vam Asi"

Those who truly believe do not need books in order to "KNOW"! Books are only for the blind who cannot see with their own two eyes. Even then books can reveal only what the writer has himself seen but the truth is so much more than any one man can see for himself. and "THAT" cannot be contained in any book.


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