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Prashant: Nassim Nicholas Taleb's "Minority Rule"!

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Apr 29, 2021 at 09:22

This is an old post of mine about Nassim Nicholas Taleb's "Minority Rule: so here is the post:

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Nassim Nicholas Taleb: "Minority Rule" and the process of Islamization of Egypt!
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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Mar 1, 2018 at 09:18

Dr Pipes

This is a video of a very interesting and worth watching interview of the amazing Nassim Nicholas Taleb (who needs no introduction) and Gad Saad

Here is the video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezhjumayRsg

Taleb believes that what he calls: "minority rule" is how Islam became the dominant religion in Egypt. A Muslim marries a Christian but once it happens there is no going back. Christians lost one member of their religion and they don't regard it a "big deal." However, it might take hundreds of years but in due time Muslims become the majority and Christians the minority! And once the majority become Muslims Arabization was not far behind.

Another example is halal food. What is the big deal if a fast food chain offers only halal food as part of let us say virtue signaling or for what ever pure business reason. However, in due time all available food will halal. It is hard to believe but it makes lots of sense

However, this "minority rule" could very well explain the Islamization of Iran but it does not explain the fact that Arabization failed in Iran

Fascinating video
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However, in the case of Egypt, most Egyptians are Muslims, still almost all of them regard themselves as Egyptians first and foremost, and not Arabs. They love their country and it is amazing history. Early this month the mummies of the great Egyptian pharaohs were moved to the new "Egyptian Civilization Museum" in Cairo. And life in Cairo came to a holt because Egyptians were glued to their TV's or phones/computers to watch the procession.

Egyptians were forced by the Arabs to not speak their language and speak Arabic instead. The outcome? Egyptians created their own form of Arabic which has different grammar and the language is full of loan words from Coptic and various languages of the Middle East. If people have an organic "mother tongue" you will have a vibrant culture and this is why Egypt is a power house when it comes to arts, TV, theater, movies, books, mass media etc... And this is also why you will need at times a translation of Egyptian Arabic to modern classical Arabic.

Ya Bint el-Sultan song is in Egyptian Arabic and check this video and it provides a transliteration of the Egyptian Arabic and a translation even for Arabic speakers that are not Egyptian.

Well, these old civilizations are stubborn and resilient

Check this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FR-1hOzH0o

Good reading about the Middle East's Mosaic is Bernard Lewis'

https://www.amazon.com/MIDDLE-EAST-MOSAIC-Bernard-Lewis/dp/B001KAG7PQ

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