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Submitted by Peter Hall (Australia), Dec 31, 2011 at 19:13

LOL, This is really too funny! I have given you many opportunities to prove me wrong, and all you have done in reality is prove me correct, you failure to provide any facts at all is self evident. J K Rowlings has written a series of children's books that collectively, would have been printed more copies that the total number of books printed by the whole Arabic world combined. She has achieved this at a time when English speaking children are reading less and less for pleasure. To do this she has proven herself to be a great children's writer.

When was the last example of 100's of thousands of children lined up to buy a book the day it was released in the Arab world? When was there, if ever a book that when released had print runs in the millions? The answer is NEVER! Have you ever thought about the purpose of literature? What does literature do? Is it for the sole enjoyment of a few elite? Or is it for mankind as a whole? Does the appreciation of a Professor mean a work is of more value than if 40 million children read and enjoy a book? Can a book be great if no one reads it, or can a book be bad is billions do read it? I am posing questions Amin, not answers here, but you fail to see past your snobbish and self serving attitudes to what is important.

The title of this article is Arabist Snobs, do you understand what a snob is? A snob is someone who believes that some people are inherently inferior to him or her for any one of a variety of reasons, including real or supposed intellect, wealth, education, ancestry, taste, beauty, nationality, et cetera. Often, the form of snobbery reflects the snob's personal attributes. For example, a common snobbery of the affluent is the belief that wealth is either the cause or result of superiority, or both. You Amin, are a snob of the worst sort !, You are the type of snob who lied to protect their own inherent belief that you are correct. You ignore what you do not want to hear, and I can imagine you in real life throwing tantrums when you do not get you way. I have shown that Arabic literature is not valued by the populations of the Middle East and North Africa. Do you understand what valued is? To value something is to covert, to want, to desire or to hold closely. If Arabic literature was valued, Arab speakers, which there are 100s of millions of them, would want to possess Arabic literature. It is clear they do not want to possess it as there is no market for it, compared to Western literature, where the numbers of writers, the numbers of published books and the sheer numbers of books printed dwarf the non existent numbers of Arabic literature.

Western Scholars of Arabic in its various forms by their existence is no proof of the strength of Arabic. The study of dinosaurs by scholars does not mean that dinosaurs exist today. It is clear that Arabic speakers as they become more civilized, are adopting more and more Western attitudes and habits, and by copying Western literature and other hallmarks of Western civilization, may start to want to read, and they may want to read about their own culture. But the advent of more writers in Arabic emerging over the last few decades has been more a function of Arabic speakers copying the habits of the West, as opposed to be any sign that Arabic is alive and strong. All the Arabic writers have been doing the last few decades is copying a style of writing that is Western in nature, not Arabic.

Try as you have to dismiss my comments and statements, if you did not fear the reality of what I have written, you would not have gone to so much effort to refute or deny have I wrote. The mere fact you pushed your limited intellect to its boundaries to try and refute me, show how correct I am. I have been able to go through the list of Arabic failures and short comings, and tick off the standard check list of responses from you. I am feeling a little guilty over my using your numerous insecurities for my own entertainment, but my attempts at disavowing you of your many disillusions was really meant to be educational for you as opposed to being mean. I do feel that my continued toying with you will not really achieve anything, because it is obviously that you have no answers worth responding to, you can only repeat the same hollow rhetoric. The same predicable denials, that do not warrant further effort on my behalf to prove my point. Yet the delusions you hold are one of the reasons the Arab world is so backward, and the only route taken to improvement is sadly copying the west, not learning from the West. The hate the Arabic world directs at the West is more out of frustration. The Arabic male mindset is that of total belief in their own superiority, and when all the evidence points to Arab males not being successful, they look to blame others. The poor state of the Arabic world is linked to the failures of Arabic culture and the social conventions of Arabic culture, and has little to do with the West..

The inability to understand that what people like you hold dear, and superior, is what is actually holding you back. The inability to change and adapt, means you are locked into a downwards path. Your great grandfather obviously understood the limitations of his own culture and migrated to a country that offered many opportunities that will never be available in countries like India. It was a result of his actions that you are able to have some education and live in a country with clean water and a medical system. Clearly, communicating ideas and debate is another areas that you are not well suited for, but Hinal said that there are great career opportunities for even those who have poor English language skills like you at 7/11, and he can put in a good word for you as a fellow Indian.


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