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You are quite right Pat

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Submitted by Seamus Dafydd Dives MacNemi (United States), Oct 28, 2009 at 18:16

Arabic is spoken by folk other than Muslims. Like the Latin, Greek and Farsi languages that preceded it Arabic has become a sort of Lingua Franca throughout the Middle East. I seriously doubt that you could "NOT" find a nonMuslim from the region who does not know Arabic at least to some greater degree than most westerners..

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