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Did the Pentagon really look at the Quran at all?

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in response to reader comment: My translation is as official as it gets!

Submitted by Fahad (Pakistan), Oct 11, 2006 at 18:58

Henrik Ræder Clausen wrote:

"The translation I'm using is 'The Noble Quran', published by Darussalam in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, under the guidance of the Islamic University in Medina. This is the exact translation that the Saudi government is printing in millions of copies and distributing everywhere to show the world what Islam is. They want us to see it like this."

The Quran is not the property of the Saudis.

"If you have any issues with the quality of this translation, please take it to the Islamic University of Medina, and let me know if they will publish a correction. I can't imagine they will, for the translation they provide fits perfectly with the life and actions of Muhammad as described in the Sira and the Hadith in general."

The only thing that the translation just doesn't fit with is the actual arabic text of the Quran. The most important thing.

"Until the Islamic University of Medina corrects their translation (and removes their footnote), I assert that my translation is more accurate than yours."

You are blindly asserting that. "Just because the Saudis said so."! Hehe!

Maybe the Pentagon also looked at the same poor translation, provided by the Saudis!

If so, shouldn't the title of the article by Mr. Pipes be "The Pentagon Looks at 'The Noble Quran' Translation, (published by Darussalam in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, under the guidance of the Islamic University in Medina.) !
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