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Lost tablighees

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in response to reader comment: ...Amin strikes again, and again

Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Dec 1, 2012 at 10:57

Hi Peter

At last I had the chance to read your great exchange with Mr Riaz and you did well

She first asked what country you come from and how long you have been learning English. I told her you claim to be born in the UK. After looking at your poor English, and your inability to understand a basic mathematical formula, ...

This very well explain what Mr Riaz is all about. He told me, in my little chats with him about the book of Allah, not once but several times that he has earned not one but three degrees in what he called "ancient" Arabic. But you know what? there is no such thing as "ancient" Arabic. And to add insult to injury his command of spoken and wrtten Arabic is really big zero. But his tablighee twists and truns have no end. Just check my little chat with him about the Arabic words Wasl/Isal and Istilam and I feel sorry for him but I have no mercy for those that post Islamic BS

What was most bizarre is that he has no clue about how to use the dictionaries of the Semitic languages or why one must read the literary sources in their primary languages. I know my Arabic very well as well as Syriac as well as Greek and I know my historical method very well but this does not stop him from making a fool of himself. And it is as clear as it can be that he does not know real spoken Arabic or Syriac but that does not stop him from making a fool of himself. Very Islamic indeed

I suspect that he is of Indian origin and he lives in England. And that is OK. I also believe that he never earned a degree in the Arabic language. He is more likely than not what Indian Muslims call a hafiz or he who memorizes the Qur'an. Now imagine yourself memorizing a book written in a foreign language that you cannot read speak or even write! I call this a tragedy and a waste of brain power.

The funny thing is Muslim Arabs call his likes a Fiqi and a fiqi is the lowest cleric on the totem pole of Islamic clerics among the Arabs. However, in the bizarre world of Indian islam a Fiqi is very revered. My only explanation is that in Hinduism Barhmans also memorize their holy books which means, as I have told him, that you can take the boy out of Hinduism but you cannot take Hinduism out of the boy

But again Islam is ridiculous! what can I tell you


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