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'We can read Arabic too!' US embassy tells Egypt's Brotherhood (Tweets diff in Arabic & English)
Ahram Online ^ | September 13 | Staff

Posted on 09/13/2012 8:31:20 AM PDT by PghBaldy

The Muslim Brotherhood's official English-language Twitter account @Ikwanweb reposted a message from the group's deputy head, Khairat El-Shater, saying he was "relieved none of @USembassycairo staff was hurt" in three days of sometimes violent protests, and expressing his hope that US-Egypt relations could weather the events.

This reconciliatory tweet, however, was posted while the Brotherhood's Arabic-language Twitter account and its official website were both praising the protests -- staged against a US-made film judged defamatory towards Islam -- and calling for a million man march on Friday.

One Arabic language article on the Brotherhood's site sported the headline 'Egyptians rise to defend the Prophet'.

Noting the contradiction, the US Embassy in Cairo tweeted a tart response from its own account: "Thanks. By the way, have you checked out your own Arabic feeds? I hope you know we read those too."

Seemingly stung, the Brotherhood replied some 20 minutes later, saying "we understand you're under a lot of stress, but it will be more helpful if you point out exactly the Arabic feed of concern."


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: egypt; ikwan; mb; muslimbrotherhood; obamasfault; palingaroundwterror; socialmedia; tweet; tweeting
I saw this on other news sites too.
1 posted on 09/13/2012 8:31:27 AM PDT by PghBaldy
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To: PghBaldy

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=tCAffMSWSzY#t=28


2 posted on 09/13/2012 8:32:38 AM PDT by Paperdoll (EVERYONE could afford medical care! Get the blankekty blank gubmint out of our private lives!)
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To: PghBaldy

Obama gave a speech in Arabic just before the attacks
and murders/rapes.

Directions?
Green Light?
Promises for money upon ‘Mission Accomplished’
for the NEW terror on 911.

THE MSM is complicit
in the latest DNC/Obama September “surprise”.


3 posted on 09/13/2012 8:34:16 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: Diogenesis

Can you please explain what your are talking about. Do you have a link? Please.


4 posted on 09/13/2012 8:37:12 AM PDT by angcat (ROMNEY/RYAN 2012)
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To: PghBaldy
Someone picked up a speech coming out of Egypt several years ago in which the seeker said that Obama had said that he was Muslim and that in 8 years he would turn over the USA to Saudi Arabia.
There are a lot of Veterans that read and speak the languages of the middle east. I would hope that they were motivated to bring the truth out.
5 posted on 09/13/2012 8:48:10 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: PghBaldy
And Tomorrow the Pope goes to Lebanon.
6 posted on 09/13/2012 8:51:34 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again")
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To: Diogenesis

That’s news. You got a link for that speech?


7 posted on 09/13/2012 8:55:36 AM PDT by dannybob ( I miss Ronald Reagan!)
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To: PghBaldy

The bigger question is -— why in the hell is the United States conducting foreign policy via twitter?


8 posted on 09/13/2012 9:02:24 AM PDT by PaForBush
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To: Diogenesis

I told my Husband the same thing, it gave a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach. Timing is interesting to say the least.


9 posted on 09/13/2012 9:03:21 AM PDT by angelsonmyside (Someone please send the Loser in Chief a "President For Dummy's" book.)
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To: PghBaldy

Do blackberry’s, Ipad, etc., have a keyboard for all languages, even that chicken scratch called Arabic?


10 posted on 09/13/2012 9:05:01 AM PDT by annieokie
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To: mountainlion; Diogenesis

Does Obama actually speak Arabic? Other than what he remembers from his boyhood Koran classes, that is.


11 posted on 09/13/2012 9:06:19 AM PDT by livius
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To: annieokie
Do blackberry’s, Ipad, etc., have a keyboard for all languages, even that chicken scratch called Arabic?

It took just a few clicks for me to set my iPod Touch 2nd generation's keyboard to Arabic. I hope I can change back now.

Settings / General / Keyboards / International Keyboards / Add New Keyboard / Arabic for those interested.

12 posted on 09/13/2012 9:14:36 AM PDT by KarlInOhio ("Government is the only thing that we all belong to"=implicit repeal of the 13th amendment for all.)
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To: livius
Does Obama actually speak Arabic?

I don't know what languages he speaks or what classes he took.

13 posted on 09/13/2012 9:14:52 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: PghBaldy

Arab’s lie to Hillary and play this administration for fools? Oh no, it can’t be. Tell me it’s not true... I can’t breath it’s so awful... What can this mean? /s


14 posted on 09/13/2012 9:16:07 AM PDT by GOPJ (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading - T. Jefferson)
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To: KarlInOhio
When the 9-11 attacks took place, I was working in a startup full of H1B hires. One in my lab was a Palestinian Christian. The two of us hit the terrorist Arabic websites that displayed perfectly in Windows. My buddy was translating some of the verbage for me. He was appalled at what he was seeing. The muzzie craphead from Bangladesh was cheering the burning towers. He magically disappeared from the staff. I suspect he didn't want to endure a combination dental/proctologic exam.
15 posted on 09/13/2012 9:21:34 AM PDT by Myrddin
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To: KarlInOhio
You got to be kidding? How big is that keyboard to be able to get every CHICKEN SCRATCH emblem on it.

Talk about a genius who could do that, wow.

16 posted on 09/13/2012 9:23:01 AM PDT by annieokie
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To: PghBaldy

There really is no legitimate reason for the US Marines guarding our embassies in hostile countries to refrain from defending our embassy with weapons.

By treaty, embassies are supposed to be protected by their host countries. But in Muslim nations, this is not taken seriously, or the local government may actually encourage rioters to attack.

The rationale used by the State Department is nonsensical, that the Marines can’t fight back because it might “offend” the host nation were they to hose rioters with machine guns when they busted into our embassy compound.

Seriously, “offend” a country because we killed rioters who wanted to kill us, while that government did nothing?

To hell with that. The next Republican president should issue a directive to all embassies, and ROE to the Marines defending them, that when rioters go over the wall, or through the wall, shoot them.


17 posted on 09/13/2012 10:08:42 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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To: annieokie
It's a phonetic alphabet with 28 letters.
18 posted on 09/13/2012 10:40:45 AM PDT by ExGeeEye (Wait a minute! Romney doesn't suck? I'm trying to keep up.)
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To: ExGeeEye

Arabic keyboard has regular numbers and not, uh, Arabic numbers? Who knew?


19 posted on 09/13/2012 10:42:26 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: PghBaldy

Can they read Austrian too?


20 posted on 09/13/2012 10:43:10 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: annieokie
You got to be kidding? How big is that keyboard to be able to get every CHICKEN SCRATCH emblem on it.

According to Wikipedia there are only 28 letters plus a few marks for their vowels. It gets complicated because each letter has multiple forms based on where it is in the word and what it connects to, but I guess those doesn't have to be on the keyboard.

Chinese, on the other hand, is a keyboard nightmare.

21 posted on 09/13/2012 10:43:43 AM PDT by KarlInOhio ("Government is the only thing that we all belong to"=implicit repeal of the 13th amendment for all.)
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To: ExGeeEye

OMG, that’s for real. Mohammad’s chicken scratch. What do they do for SHORTHAND?


22 posted on 09/13/2012 10:44:52 AM PDT by annieokie
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To: Revolting cat!
I guess the source of the illustration might make a difference.

Various images

23 posted on 09/13/2012 10:54:31 AM PDT by ExGeeEye (Wait a minute! Romney doesn't suck? I'm trying to keep up.)
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To: PghBaldy

Good God. Can we please ban Foreign Embassy staff from using Twitter?


24 posted on 09/13/2012 10:56:44 AM PDT by Rebelbase (The most transparent administration ever is clear as mud.)
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To: PghBaldy

Muslims are so easily manipulated we may see the next war started via Twitter.


25 posted on 09/13/2012 10:57:54 AM PDT by Rebelbase (The most transparent administration ever is clear as mud.)
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To: ExGeeEye; annieokie

And isn’t Arabic written, or at least read, backwards to English, as well as American English?


26 posted on 09/13/2012 12:45:13 PM PDT by ro_dreaming (G.K. Chesterton, “Christianity has not been tried and found wanting. It’s been found hard and lef)
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To: ro_dreaming

Yes, like Hebrew. Oddly, Arabic numbers higher than 9 are read left-to-right, so that if you recognize the different shape of individual numerals, it’s not such a mental twist to read large Arabic numbers. (My personal theory is, that is because “Arabic” numbers and mathematics are actually Hindic (? as distinct from Hindu, the religion) in origin.


27 posted on 09/13/2012 2:01:37 PM PDT by ExGeeEye (Wait a minute! Romney doesn't suck? I'm trying to keep up.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks PghBaldy.


28 posted on 09/13/2012 2:53:45 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: PghBaldy

Jimmy Carter does the same thing to this day.

He will say one thing in english and then under the guise of saying it again in spanish, actually say somethin totally unrelated and america bashing in spanish.


29 posted on 09/13/2012 2:56:42 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: longtermmemmory

Thank you for the info. I did not know this.


30 posted on 09/13/2012 10:25:19 PM PDT by PghBaldy (I am sick of Obama's and Hillary's apologies to muslims, especially after 11 September 2012.)
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To: livius
Does Obama actually speak Arabic?

His teleprompter is multilingual- that's all he needs.

31 posted on 09/13/2012 10:41:18 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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