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For z: and the word Deen (sic) of Wikipedia and Chutzpah, part deux!

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Jul 29, 2006 at 07:00

My dear z: the purpose of this exchange is to provide evidence to the readers that there is no reason for any of us to believe you because your credibility is on the line.

If you would have said: that: " the Arabic word Deen (diin) means religion or creed but it is also defined by pakistanis that pretend to know Arabic when they do not know any Arabic as: culture/way of life, and you will not find such definition is a ma3jam (oh I forgot that you know no Arabic) or dictionary, and that I propose that this is not unlike using the word gay to describe a homosexual, and it is just a matter of time before my definition makes it to a dictionary."

If you would have written the above I would have had nothing more to say. But you elected to use a definition that is more than bizarre for a very stable Arabic word and that is: Diin.

And while we are at it: you can only refute an argument by using a primary source, or go and write your own dictionary.

As for your little gem about: deen (sic) is a culture/way of life, I can assure you my dear z that Christian Arabs have much more in common culturally and way of life with their Muslim Arab co-citizens than pakistanis would ever dream of. And I suspect that Hindus and Indian Muslims have much more in common, cutlure and way of life, and not very much in common with the Arabs.

You need to do some reading about what is really culture? and what is really way of life? And yes stop listening to the likes of Mr. Naik (only if you know what the Arabic word Naik means).

Now, do you know what the word Chutzpah means?

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