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[Arabic is being taught as an optional course in a NYC school.]

Is the ACLU paying attention? To study Arabic is to study Islam. I don’t particularly care if one studies Arabic, but this level of religious association would be enough to get a Christian study thrown out.

You can’t speak conversational Arabic without invoking the name Allah in every other sentence.

From Wikipedia:

“Some Muslims present a monogenesis of languages and claim that the Arabic language was the language revealed by God for the benefit of mankind and the original language as a prototype symbolic system of communication, based upon its system of triconsonantal roots, spoken by man from which all other languages were derived, having first been corrupted.”

Alan, Moonbattery 74 Comments [5/30/2012 3:33:24 AM]
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quinky

Is the ACLU paying attention to my casually islamophobic prejudices? AND WHY NOT?

5/30/2012 3:34:50 AM

Mudak

Yeah, because we shouldn't have any need to know what Muslims -- be they terrorists or trading partners or just plain people -- are, you know, saying.

But if English was good enough for Jesus, it's good enough for you, right?

5/30/2012 3:37:04 AM

whatever

Funny, apostates from Islam still speak Arabic.

5/30/2012 3:43:29 AM

David B.

Yeah, and some Christians claim English is God's own language...

http://fstdt.com/QuoteComment.aspx?QID=85247
http://fstdt.com/QuoteComment.aspx?QID=21005

I guess to be consistent we'll have to ban English from schools too, right Alan? Maybe we can all switch to Esperanto.

Or Klingon.

5/30/2012 3:45:17 AM

Percy Q. Shunn


5/30/2012 3:46:42 AM

Canadiest

You can speak Arabic all day without saying Allah. It's not like Arabics some metaphoric language born of the Quaron, idiot.

This from Moonbattery site yet, as fundie as can be and never off the topic of demons, and very much of the "KJV is in God's language" crowd.

5/30/2012 4:14:44 AM

Leighton Buzzard

No, no Arab Christians, no sir, none at all ...

5/30/2012 4:26:05 AM

Horus IX

At least he used Wikipedia...

5/30/2012 4:46:06 AM

Mister Spak

But what does conservapedia say about this?

5/30/2012 4:51:30 AM

Reynardine

Congratulations for once more returning unscathed from a venture into Moonfront Republic, Rabbit.

I recall when there were people who thought studying Russian would turn you into a Communist, too.

5/30/2012 5:01:09 AM

Darwin

"You can’t speak conversational Arabic without invoking the name Allah in every other sentence."

Bull-fucking-shit. Many Arabs aren't even Muslim. Asshole. Liar. (insert insulting epithet here)

5/30/2012 5:02:47 AM

sandchigger

@Darwin - I prefer "chuwero" as my epithet of choice.

5/30/2012 5:21:33 AM

Table Rock

Sure. And I can't study Italian without becoming a Catholic, or Hindi without becoming a Hindu, or Chinese without becoming a Taoist, or Ancient Greek without worshipping almighty Zeus.

5/30/2012 5:32:38 AM

whatever

@Mudak
"But if English was good enough for Jesus, it's good enough for you, right?"

Ah but Jesus spoke 17th century English. Alan speaks a modern dialect, Fundy English" or "Bullshittish". Actually he disguises it with correct grammar and spelling, but the content is unmistakeable.

5/30/2012 5:34:48 AM

Sentry Gun

Is the ACLU paying attention? To study American English is to study Mormonism.

5/30/2012 5:45:13 AM

Apatheist

Some Arabs don't speak without invoking Allah, but I'm pretty damn sure that you can speak Arabic without even saying Allah.

5/30/2012 5:49:24 AM

cdcdrr

You can’t speak conversational Arabic without invoking the name Allah in every other sentence.

I'm pretty sure that you can carry on a normal conversation in Arabic without mentioning Allah. Considering how religious correctness is serious business in the Middle East, you'd have to be able to. Not that the use of Allah is all that indicative, because it is the Arab word for God, just as Deus is Latin for God, and even our word God is Germanic for God (singular). And let's not even mention Yehovah-


5/30/2012 5:50:00 AM

John_in_Oz

And Logic is the language of Atheism.

5/30/2012 6:10:45 AM

dionysus

Okay, then YOU go fight the Taliban or try to make diplomacy in the middle east without knowing what they're saying. If you had your way and nobody was allowed to learn the language Al Qaeda could tell us their exact plan to our faces and we wouldn't be able to prevent it.

5/30/2012 6:16:20 AM

Doubting Thomas

Are you high? That's like saying you can't study English without studying Christianity because people in the southern United States invoke God every other sentence.

5/30/2012 6:25:09 AM

Dr.Shrinker

"You can’t speak conversational Arabic without invoking the name Allah in every other sentence."

- And how would you know that? Have you been studying Arabic? STONE THE HERETIC! IF ENGLISH WAS GOOD ENOUGH FOR JESUS ITS GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOU!

5/30/2012 6:29:19 AM

Papabear

Arabic is one of the most spoken languages in the world. And I've heard that Arab speakers actually talk about several things other than Islam.

5/30/2012 6:52:16 AM

rubber chicken

So US Army 09Ls or USMC MOS 2712-2714 are all muslims ?

5/30/2012 6:53:27 AM

Xotan

Everyone knows that the Bible was written by God in King James's time in a quaint and mock-antique version of English.

Idiotic! And so is the contention that to study Arabic is to study Islam.

And to study the sub-dialect of standard English that is generally pronounced Amur'c'n makes one an American.

Also, if you study Mandarin (Chinese) you get slitty eyes (thanks Your Royal Highness, Prince Phillip), and live only on rice.

I studied and speak a Scandinavian language, therefore I am a Norwegian. Oh wait, I also speak French, so I must be French etc....

As to the quote from Wiki, it advances the argument of this Moonbat not one whit! Many Semitic languages are based on tri-literal roots, including Hebrew - a not so distant relation of Arabic.

Hiberno-English has brought across many blessings and religious invocations from Irish Gaelic. Presumably that makes English speakers potentially Irish and Roman Catholics to boot!

I think that my sarcastic reductio ad absurdam should make the point.


5/30/2012 7:12:14 AM

Brendan Rizzo

Adolf Hitler, circa 1923:

Is the state paying attention? To study Hebrew is to study Jewry. You can't speak Hebrew without invoking the name of the Christ-killers in every sentence. The Jew claims that Hebrew was the language given to Adam by God in the garden of Eden.

Fixed it for you.

5/30/2012 7:38:52 AM
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