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FBI: Jews Need Not Apply For Arabic Linguist Jobs
www.worldnetdaily.com ^ | October 9, 2003 | Paul Sperry

Posted on 12/03/2004 12:39:45 PM PST by Mars55

Despite a shortage of Arabic translators, the FBI turned down applications for linguist jobs from nearly 100 Arabic-speaking Jews in New York following the World Trade Center attacks, WorldNetDaily has learned.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: arabs; jews; linguists; translators
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Back to the Tower of Babel. In case anybody missed this back in '03. No wonder this country has slipshod security! Whose idiotic idea was this? Read the article for more on the outrage, because if true, that's what it is. This is just the kind of gross incompetence and carelessness which gets people killed, and has. Does the FBI really prefer Muslim Arabic speakers over Jewish Arabic speakers? If so, why? What is the motivation behind this policy? Who is more likely to betray us? I understand that there is quite a backlog of untranslated documents and recorded dialogue in Arabic. Are they just going to let that material sit there and gather dust while qualified linguists are turned away and opportunities for uncovering plots to murder Americans remain secret? Perhaps the FBI should contact the military on how to utilize linguists, since they dispay more wisdom on the subject.
1 posted on 12/03/2004 12:39:46 PM PST by Mars55
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To: Mars55

Unbelievable. Truly unbelievable.

Is competence too much to ask for?


2 posted on 12/03/2004 12:42:00 PM PST by redstatemomma (no computers were harmed in the creation of this tagline)
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To: Mars55
Part of the problem with Jews who speak Arabic is that many of them have immediate ties at one or two removes with Iraq itself.

Saddam Hussein and the Ba'thist expelled the Jews when they took power.

3 posted on 12/03/2004 12:42:24 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Mars55

Everybody should learn Arabic so we don't even need translaters, and this is because it looks like we are going to be involved with things Arabic for a long time. It can't be that hard to learn, considering that 3 year olds on the streets of Baghdad and Cairo can speak it.


4 posted on 12/03/2004 12:43:06 PM PST by RightWhale (Destroy the dark; restore the light)
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To: redstatemomma

This isn't just a lack of competence, it's an illegal application of religious discrimination.


5 posted on 12/03/2004 12:43:44 PM PST by PeoplesRepublicOfWashington (Patriotism is patriotic.)
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To: Mars55

I'd imagine that one of the key conditions for accepting employment for many arabs would be an environment that is Juridden.

Owl_Eagle

”Guns Before Butter.”


6 posted on 12/03/2004 12:44:24 PM PST by South Hawthorne (Zell Miller- No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy.)
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To: muawiyah

Yup. I can see why they might have been excluded. Two reasons right up front.

1. Ties to Israeli Intelligence.
2. Not enough information to clear the candidate's background sufficient for employment.

This looks like another FBI hit piece. Out of context.


7 posted on 12/03/2004 12:44:28 PM PST by RinaseaofDs (The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money.)
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To: Mars55

This is even more laughable when you consider that there are native Jewish speakers of the local idioms, accents and dialects from many Arabic-speaking countries: North Africa, Yemen, Syria, etc (and don't forget Persian Jews who are native speakers of Farsi spoken in Iran).


8 posted on 12/03/2004 12:45:42 PM PST by hlmencken3 ("...politics is a religion substitute for liberals and they can't stand the competition")
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To: RinaseaofDs
It's probably very difficult to do a clearance on someone in NYC who has a grandfather from Iraq, and has some family members living in Israel, and some here, and some in France.

Doesn't mean they can't do a good job translating for you ~ just that there's not enough money in the world to do a clearance on them.

9 posted on 12/03/2004 12:47:09 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: RinaseaofDs
It's probably very difficult to do a clearance on someone in NYC who has a grandfather from Iraq, and has some family members living in Israel, and some here, and some in France.

Doesn't mean they can't do a good job translating for you ~ just that there's not enough money in the world to do a clearance on them.

10 posted on 12/03/2004 12:47:10 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: redstatemomma
I have reviewed most of the requirements for a linguist. Unfortunately, the requesting agencies are requiring advanced degrees, even when an equivalent experience from living in ME countries among the natives and knowing the accents and nuances of the language that are not necessarily taught in language schools.
11 posted on 12/03/2004 12:48:11 PM PST by NY Attitude
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To: RightWhale

it looks like we are going to be involved with things Arabic for a long time.

Not to come off sounding like Ed Begley jr., but if we had an alternative fuel source, like solar, we could let that festering hell hole that is the arab world sink back into it's petty tyrannies and total irrelevance.  Little more than apes for the Israelis to keep in line.

(Actually, that second part doesn't sound much like Ed Begley jr. at all, does it?)

Owl_Eagle

”Guns Before Butter.”


12 posted on 12/03/2004 12:48:27 PM PST by South Hawthorne (Zell Miller- No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy.)
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To: Mars55
Pure racism and idiocy. The FBI bureaucracy needs a cleaning out of the Clitonistas
13 posted on 12/03/2004 12:50:23 PM PST by Cutterjohnmhb
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To: Mars55

Sigh - dumb dumb dumb

Even if you wanted to keep a Jew from directly translating an Arab for PC reasons, you could most certainly use Jews for translating the backlog of recordings.


14 posted on 12/03/2004 12:51:41 PM PST by taxcontrol (People are entitled to their opinion - no matter how wrong it is.)
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To: muawiyah
Part of the problem with Jews who speak Arabic is that many of them have immediate ties at one or two removes with Iraq itself.

And that is a problem because.....?

15 posted on 12/03/2004 12:52:15 PM PST by Alouette ("Fundamentalist Islam" -- not "fun" just "demented"...)
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To: RightWhale

I'm afraid I'm going to have to agree totally with you. We really are going to be busy with Arabic speakers for a long time to come. So long, in fact, that American schools should immediately make plans to begin teaching Arabic in our schools in order to make it easier to understand these people and what they are up to (especially terrorists). I'm serious about this; I think you are, too. We cannot afford to remain so "cut off" from a major world civilization, some of who members have lethal issues with us.
What do you say, educators? What do you think?


16 posted on 12/03/2004 12:53:35 PM PST by Mars55
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To: RightWhale

Inshallah!


17 posted on 12/03/2004 12:53:54 PM PST by headsonpikes (Another five-fingered Canadian... ;^))
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To: Owl_Eagle

You know that C Columbus' great goal was not to find a sea route to the Orient just for the heck of it, but to cut the bedouins out of a lucrative and dangerous set of trade routes to India. It happened, too, even if it wasn't Columbus hinself that did it, and the ME was out of business for a few centuries. Oil brought them back, and with all the same old irritations.


18 posted on 12/03/2004 12:56:39 PM PST by RightWhale (Destroy the dark; restore the light)
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To: Mars55
Does the FBI really prefer Muslim Arabic speakers over Jewish Arabic speakers? If so, why? What is the motivation behind this policy? Who is more likely to betray us?

This is a repeat of a number of stories from a few years ago. The reasons given were arternatively that the Jew's might be biased in translating Arabic documents, and that they all failed the exams.

19 posted on 12/03/2004 1:00:55 PM PST by SJackson ( Bush is as free as a bird, He is only accountable to history and God, Ra'anan Gissin)
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To: redstatemomma

My father who was freed from the concentration camps by the US, because he spoke 7 languages, was quickly hired by the OSS.

See we used to win wars back then.

Don't get me wrong we still do, but at what cost stupidity!


20 posted on 12/03/2004 1:01:48 PM PST by funkywbr
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