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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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Ebon

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

Are you out of your fucking mind? First off, Arabic is a language, not a religion. Secondly, "Allah" is just the Arabic word for "god". Christians who speak Arabic use the word as well.

5/30/2012 1:38:42 PM

Quantum Mechanic

Moonbattery ... figures.

5/30/2012 1:42:29 PM

SpukiKitty

@ Big Jilm:

That made me laugh! Good job!

5/30/2012 2:41:07 PM

BrianX

Because there's no secular literature of significance in one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, amirite?

5/30/2012 3:16:06 PM

Blue the Thief


5/30/2012 4:33:59 PM

Karana

Language does not equal religion.

5/30/2012 5:37:29 PM

aaa

Reading comprehension is not one of your strong suits, i presume.

5/31/2012 1:40:43 AM

davidbrider

No, Alan...Arabic is a *language*, Islam is a *religion*. The two are not the same.

Stop me if this is getting too complicated for you...

5/31/2012 3:32:45 AM

Horsefeathers

"Is the ACLU paying attention? To study Arabic is to study Islam."

Are you insane?

"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."

Never mind. Ignore that previous question. You are insane.

"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.'"


And that Wikipedia cite is supposed to what, support your absurd claim?

5/31/2012 6:58:12 AM

Noneofyourbusiness

Then you must must never, ever use the numerals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 0 again, Alan.

5/31/2012 8:27:52 AM

freako104

Learning a foreign language is a good thing. Your prejudices hinder you. Allah merely means god in Arabic.

5/31/2012 9:48:51 AM

probablynotactuallyapedophile

I'm a pedophile, and I believe English is the ideal language for child enticement.

Therefore, all English speakers are pedophiles.

5/31/2012 2:55:25 PM

whoanelly

Yeah. No. It's not.

First of all, using Wikipedia as a source=laughable.

Second of all, I'm pretty sure that the first time Arabic was written down was in order to write the Koran, but it existed as a spoken language before that. Then again, I could be wrong. This isn't my area of expertise.

Third of all, GTFO with your islamophobia. I really hope you file a complaint with the ACLU (or however it works) and they laugh in your fucking face. Damn, this is like listening to my cunty uncle last weekend go on about this bullshit and be like "Is BOMB the first word those kids are going to learn?" and then laugh like that was the funniest fucking joke ever.

This is like saying that to learn Latin is to be indoctrinated by Roman Catholicism. Congrats, you're a complete and total xenophobic idiot.

5/31/2012 4:16:06 PM

Javascap

Bah, FSTDT doesn't support Arabic figures.

5/31/2012 9:23:23 PM

Filin De Blanc

What exactly does that Wikipedia quote have to do with...well, anything?

5/31/2012 9:32:11 PM



Wow! I didn't know that Christianity was...you know....an actual LANGUAGE as Arabic is. Then again, "Christians" invoke the name of God in every other sentence...so maybe it is to "Christians". Please note: I say "Christians" rather than Christians since true Christians have no need to disparage or demonize other faiths.

6/1/2012 6:00:13 AM

Agahnim

@Renon No, learning Sanskrit makes you a Buddhist. Learning Chinese converts you to Confucianism. Learning Japanese has varied results; you could end up a Zen Buddhist, a Shintoist, or a combination of both; likewise learning Hindi makes you a Hindu, learning Hebrew or Yiddish makes you Jewish, etc.

6/1/2012 5:04:02 PM

TheLastCenturion

Really? I thought latin classes were quite common.

6/3/2012 8:29:11 AM

TheLastCenturion

so i assume you are also against learning hebrew, or hindi?

9/18/2012 7:15:16 AM

Dr.Shrinker

Y'know, I'm going to go out on a limb here and hypothesize that you've never actually spoken to a person of Middle-Eastern descent in your life.

Right?

9/18/2012 7:26:19 AM

Blarghonius

Everyone knows that the point of the ACLU is to be a boogeyman for right-wing fucktards like yourself.

Also, what the hell is wrong with learning about other cultures? Oh, wait, they're not AMURKIN!

2/21/2013 6:53:48 PM

nyctornado

Blue The Theif posted a cute artwork even though the cute drawing said the F word. That artwork is one of my favorite drawing styles in the whole world.

3/3/2013 9:06:30 AM

anti-nonsense

you did see the part where it's optional right?

also, there are people who are not Muslims that speak Arabic.

3/3/2013 9:26:24 AM

Sasha

The ACLU is not paying attention because they're busy with real problems.

And even if what you say is true, so what? You invoke Allah every time you say "God."

3/3/2013 9:13:23 PM
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