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Rashad Hussain!! He is a poor choice

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Feb 17, 2010 at 18:00

Hi Dr. Pipes

After reading his CV, I found it very bizarre that this man was selected to such post. So he earned a masters degree from Harvard in Arabic and islamic studies Big deal! I find it very sad that Harvard allows his likes to graduate with a degree in Arabic without having spent sometime in an Arabic speaking country. And I suspect that he cannot even hold a conversation with an Arab. I suspect that he has no clue about the reality of living in an Islamic country as he has lived all his life in the US. I do not see anything in his CV about living or working in an Arab or islamic country for this matter. He is a lawyer! Big deal again. So he did study political science! Big deal again. And did you see the title of his undergraduate thesis? Muslims has this crazy idea about a crzay claim that the big bang theory was mentioned in the Qur'an when it is far from the truth (for the readers Allah says that unstitched earth from the sky et voila this is what the big bang theory is all about! How absurd) again I have not read his thesis but i would love to read it and laugh.

What is indeed absurd is that Mr Obama called him a hafiz which is a word that Arabs do not use and for the readers the word hafz is from the Arabic language root HFZ or to memorize. This is a word that is used by Indian Muslms as well as Pakistanis and it is because it is assumed that those Indian Muslims that memorize the Qur'an cannot read it in Arabic! How pathetic .

The Arabs would call such characters qura'a (plural) and the singular is qari' from Q96:1 where it says iqra' bi ismi rabak or read in the name of your god and it does not say ihfaz bi ismi rabak as for the Arabs to memorize is very different from to read and recite and who says that islam is not really the religion of the Arabs only. What is really strange here how come no one told Mr Obama about the fact that to the Arabs a hafiz does not mean very much to them and even a qari' is the lowest on the totem of Islamic clerics?

I think it is sad he was selected and I can think of at least one name and i will not mention his name that was born in Lebanon and he is a professor of Middle Eastern studies and he is fluent in Arabic and he knows the Middle east and the arabs and islam and he might not be a "hafiz" of the Qur'an but he knows it very well. His big problems are he is very much a conservative and he loves the US, he is also a shi3a

Now i'm going to be blunt: The Arabs have no regard for Muslims from India or paksitan hafiz or no hafiz

This is just unbelievable

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