69 million page views


Reader comment on item: Arabist Snobs
in response to reader comment: What's wrong with serious study of hard languages?

Submitted by steve omara (United Kingdom), Nov 27, 2011 at 13:11

Kepha, there is nothing wrong with serious study of another language. The problem that is peculiar to learning Arabic is that you would of course need to convert to Islam to appreciate a serious conversation . It is normal and acceptable for a Muslim to lie when faced with any infidel questioning Islamic values,beliefs or actions,no matter how regularly heinous. Regrettably ,once converted to and mesmerised by the wonders of Islam your are just another one of the "faithful".or as I prefer the infandous Muslim Umma.


Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2024 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)