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Reader comment on item: Why Newt Gingrich Was Right about Palestinian History
in response to reader comment: Dhmmi Not even Aware of Basics of Arabic!

Submitted by the Grand Infidel of Kaffiristan (Australia), Jan 13, 2012 at 19:51

GIK: "Mr Armin seems to be suggesting that a person without any knowledge of a foreign language AND script can successfully cut and paste paragraphs written in that language and script - and present them to (presumed) native speakers as counter arguments about the meaning and spelling of those paragraphs."

A.R. "On set topics .yes it is fairly easy to do..."

Mr Riaz was asked to prove that point by doing exactly what was described by himself . One suggestion was to comment on the Tao Te Ching by cutting and pasting in Mandarin - and then arguing the point with a native speaker. Mr. Riaz has not jumped at the opportunity to prove himself right.

Why not? Surely, Mr Riaz - ' ...Even you can pick up Chinese pictographs in 'few days....'

But that is only half the point isn't it? Understanding the correspondences between letters in alphabets is one thing - putting them together into words in that language and then understanding the meaning of those words is quite another - and NOT something someone can do in '...few days'.

Who is being deceitful again?

And again, this really is sidestepping the issue - far more important things are happening in the muslim world than some of its armchair warriors defending the indefensible in blogs. What are muslims in the West doing about reigning in the activities of their fellow cultists in regard to stopping unnecessary pain, suffering and bloodshed - even just muslim on muslim bloodshed - in the Muslim world? Hopefully Mr Riaz will be able to admit there are real issues there.

Mr Riaz seems unable to prove his contention


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