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Peter Hall You Could've Ended This Debate a Long TIme Ago With a Clear KO of Amin

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in response to reader comment: Taqiyya Amin Strikes again

Submitted by BB King (United States), Jan 6, 2012 at 00:24

Come on Peter, Amin is not that hard to beat. This debate should've been over with a clear KO of Amin a long long time ago. All you have to do is look for the right sources to further your thesis Peter. Consider this one:

A relatively unpopular language in the world i.e., Greek (in terms of distribution seeing as that very few people outside of Greece speak Greek and the entire population of Greece is 10,760,136) https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/gr.html

translates more books into English than the entire Arab world, Greece: "annually translates five times more books from English than the entire Arab world, and currently, 65 million Arab adults are illiterate."


This is also what my above source said:

"Spain translates more books from English to its language than the entire Arab world has in 1000 yearsâ€"one thousand years. If this is the case with English to Arabic translations, imagine how few Spanish, French, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, etc. are translated into Arabic. Not only is roughly 20% (1/5) of the Arab world illiterate, but for those who can read, the opportunity to read global literature is extremely limited."

Amin you clearly lost and it's not because of Peter Hall. It's because you don't have facts on your side. Please read my above source thoroughly and you will find more facts against you.

Being in denial is not going to help the Arab world elevate its literacy levels and give it access to worldwide literature. Problems need to be confronted not sugarcoated as you are doing Amin.


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