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  • ALERT Arabic Speaking Ukrainian Woman tells what the “migrants” are really saying 3 VIDEOs

    Watch this video. A European woman who speaks Arabic translates what the Muslim migrants were saying when they thought she didn’t understand their language. (thanks to Armaros) And this is the translated speech of the Hungarian Prime Minister addressing all the issues from NO Go Zones to terrorists, to EU incompetence and corruption - See more at:
  • Houston Embraces Arabic Immersion School Despite Protests

    09/05/2015 7:23:12 AM PDT · by magna carta · 19 replies
    Texas Observer ^ | Sept. 3,2015 | Leah Caldwell
    Except for the angry protesters, the first day of school at the Arabic Immersion Magnet School in Houston in late August was a joyous occasion. The school welcomed its inaugural class of 88 kindergartners and 44 pre-kindergartners with an assembly in the cafeteria. The kids wore their school uniforms, green-and-white polo shirts embossed with the school’s calligraphic logo. They learned their new school song. They recited the Pledge of Allegiance and the Texas Pledge. Alicia Kahn, whose 5-year-old daughter Maiara attends the school, described the mood as “positive and upbeat.” Outside, though, she said it was “mayhem.” A small crowd...
  • Progressive Media Mocks Texas Seniors Peacefully Protesting Arabic Immersion School Opening

    08/25/2015 2:27:32 PM PDT · by magna carta · 4 replies ^ | August 25,2015 | Merrill Hope
    Progressive media ridiculed a handful of harmless middle aged and senior citizens peacefully protesting outside the gates of the nation’s first Arabic Immersion Magnet School in the Houston Independent School District (ISD). The Arabic immersion school opened yesterday for 132 pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students. The protest group numbered about 30 people, at its height. They waved American and Israeli flags in solidarity of Western and Judeo-Christian values. Some had held two flags, others, held homemade protest signs that read: “Everything I ever cared to know about Islam was taught to me by Muslims on 9-11-2001,” “American Schools, American Kids,” and...
  • HISD Opens New Arabic Immersion Magnet School

    08/24/2015 6:15:59 PM PDT · by magna carta · 13 replies ^ | August 24,2015 | Adam Bennett
    HOUSTON -- When you first walk into a classroom at the Houston Independent School District’s newest campus, it seems like any other classroom on the first day of school. But look and listen more closely, and you’ll realize this one is in a class of its own. “Parents are here because they chose to be here,” said Terry Grier, HISD’s superintendent. Grier was on hand for the Monday opening of HISD’s new Arabic Immersion Magnet School (AIMS), the nation’s first public immersion school for the Arabic language. District officials say 132 Pre-K and Kindergarten students from many different ethnic backgrounds...
  • Demonstration Against Houston ISD's Arabic Immersion School

    08/24/2015 11:27:35 AM PDT · by magna carta · 16 replies
    Stop the Magnet ^ | August 21,2015 | Liz Theiss
    Houston area taxpayers,concerned citizens and parents will assemble to oppose the Houston ISD Arabic Immersion Magnet School on the opening day of school in the Houston Heights. Instead of seeking assimilation of all immigrants into the American Culture, including, speaking a common language,Houston ISD presses ahead on Balkinization. Instead of emphasizing unity through English immersion studies, HISD has opted to create a special school for a group that rejects assimilation into the American way. Promoters of this school, such as, the Arab-American Cultural Center and the Bilateral US-Arab Chamber of Commerce who pushed for this school have the full cooperation...
  • Arabic: Most Common Language of Refugees in America

    08/05/2015 8:12:27 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 2 Apr 2015
    the nation’s legal and illegal immigrant population hit a record 41.3 million in the summer of 2013 – up 1.4 million since July 2010. ... refugees from both Africa and the Middle East were users of the most cash assistance – noting that 91.4 percent of refugees from the Middle East were on food stamps, also known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
  • Arabic TN billboard aims to convert Muslims to Christianity

    07/29/2015 9:14:25 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 29 replies
    WBTW News13 ^ | 07/29/2015 | WKRN staff
    A billboard in Antioch written in Arabic seeks to convert Muslims to Christianity. The billboard says “Where will you go after death? Is there forgiveness to your sins and bad deeds?” before quoting a Christian bible verse. MTSU Professor Saleh Sbenaty translated the billboard for News 2 and said the message is very clear. He said the billboard is aiming to convert Muslims to Christianity.
  • Recollections and Insights of an Iraqi Christian

    05/19/2015 1:35:08 PM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | May 19, 2015 | LUMA SIMMS
    I was born in Baghdad, but all my ancestors before me, including my parents, where born in Mosul and neighboring cities in Northern Iraq. Even now when I speak Arabic it is still with a Moslouy dialect. For many years, no matter where I was living or what I was doing, the answer to “Where are you from?” was one of identity: “Ana Maslouy.” I am a Mosulian. And I am, all the way down, in spite of my thoroughly Americanized personality—such is the deep and dual identity of immigrants.Born to a Chaldean Catholic mother and a Syriac Orthodox...
  • Adrian Peterson arrives at his Arabic-themed 30th birthday party riding a camel

    03/24/2015 12:25:05 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/23/15 | David Mccormack
    It's hump day for shamed NFL star Adrian Peterson as he arrives at his Arabic-themed 30th birthday party riding a camel After an NFL season to forget, Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson celebrated his 30th birthday in style on Saturday with an extravagant Arabic-themed party in his home state of Texas. Peterson is currently at the center of much speculation about who he’ll be playing for next season, but he put all that behind him at the weekend and took his own life into his hands as he entered his birthday bash on the back of camel. The...
  • Florida Man Arrested After Allegedly Threatening to Decapitate Rabbi’s Son Outside of Synagogue

    03/13/2015 5:36:13 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | March 13, 2015
    A Florida man was arrested on Sunday for stalking a rabbi’s son in front of a local synagogue and threatening to cut his head off, the Miami Herald reported. Miami Beach police said David Weberman and a friend were walking outside the Ohev Shalom temple on Saturday night when Diego Chaar, 24, looked at Weberman and shouted in Arabic “Allahu Akbar.” After Weberman ignored the comment, the suspect allegedly yelled, “Heads will be cut off.” Weberman called 911 from his cell phone and police responded, according to the arrest affidavit. Police questioned Chaar and wrote up a report, but then...
  • Obama’s Policies Are Part Of A Master Plan To Revive The Grand Muslim Caliphate

    02/21/2015 3:15:01 PM PST · by george76 · 48 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | February 21, 2015 | Walid Shoebat
    Americans are becoming increasingly more suspicious struggling to find rhyme or reason for Obama’s latest Middle East policies. Rudy Giuliani seems to attribute Obama’s policies to be influenced through his affiliations with radical socialists like Frank Marshall Davis. But serious questions will prove that Obama’s policies are not different than a Muslim who supports the revival of the Muslim grand caliphate. Was Obama influenced only by a Marxist-Leninist agenda or did he also not grow up Muslim, having learned how to recite the Muslim call to prayer in the classical Arabic tongue as he clearly admits? Can anyone even deny...
  • Eyewitness: Copenhagen Gunman Yelled What Sounded Like Arabic

    02/14/2015 10:43:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | February 14, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Dennis Meyhoff Brink, who was a witness to a shooting at a free speech event in Copenhagen, said that he heard the shooter yell what he thought was Arabic during an interview with CNN on Saturday. “When I heard the person yell in what I think was Arabic, at that point, I thought that it was probably some Islamist terrorists or something who wanted to kill Lars Vilks” he stated. Brink also said that during the shooting, “we stayed inside were just hiding behind tables that were turned over and everything we could hide behind…we were just hoping that the...
  • Video: Heavy gunfire in Canadian parliament; at least one witness said gunman was wearing “Arabic

    10/22/2014 9:51:13 AM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 10/22/14 | Robert Spencer
    Another indication to suggest that this is a jihad terror attack. Nothing conclusive yet, however. “UPDATING: Gunman killed at Parliament Hill, other suspects sought,” by Blair Crawford, Ottawa Citizen, October 22, 2014: A gunman has been shot and killed inside Parliament Hill’s Centre Block and police are swarming over downtown Ottawa hunting for other possible suspects after several shootings rocked Ottawa on Wednesday morning — including one at the War Memorial that wounded a soldier and another near the Rideau Centre mall. The War Memorial shooting occurred just before 10 a.m., and the shooter then apparently drove to the gates...
  • Mom Loses Son's Custody For Not Speaking Arabic

    06/21/2014 11:07:53 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Saturday, June 21, 2014
    The court also ruled that the boy should live with his two sistersThe UAE’s top court stripped a non-Arab mother off her son’s custody and ordered her to hand over the eight-year-old boy to his Arab father to be with his sisters because she cannot speak Arabic, a newspaper reported on Saturday. The mother, who was divorced a year ago, had first lost the custody for her son at a Court of First Instance before an appeals court ruled for her. The father then appealed the verdict with the Federal Supreme Court (FSC), the highest judicial authority in the UAE....
  • Bergdahl speaks Arabic recites Koran? (vanity)

    06/03/2014 1:11:04 PM PDT · by rey · 30 replies
    3June 2014 | rey
    A friend just contacted me and said a recording of Bergdahl was on Rush (Steyn hosting) with him reciting the first verse from each chapter of the Koran in Arabic. Is this for real? I thought he was held in the Pushtin region, how does he know Arabic? Does anyone remember Obama reciting the Muslim call to prayer on the morning talk show the day after his election to his first term? Can anyone explain how Bergdahl, supposedly still in the service, has long hair and a beard? How did this POS ever make Sgt.? Why isn't his hair cut...
  • Colorado High School Students Say Pledge In Arabic: ‘One Nation Under Allah’

    04/29/2014 4:29:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 114 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 4/29/14 | Pamela Geller
    The school recites the Pledge of Allegiance weekly, on Mondays. Last Monday, the student body recited the pledge in Arabic replacing “under God” with “under Allah.” Parents should demand that principal Tom Lopez of Rocky Mountain High school invite a speaker to inform the children just what the implications are of “nation under Allah”. If they had any clue they would never utter those words again. Further proof of the increasing islamization of our schools. Mind-blowing. Endless concessions and accommodations to Islamic demands only give way to more demands for even more Islam, as shown in the recent blockbuster revelations...
  • Arabic iBreviary a 'gateway' to religious freedom, creator says

    04/23/2014 3:26:30 PM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies
    cna ^ | April 23, 2013 | Elise Harris
    Credit: Alan Holdren/CNA. Rome, Italy, Apr 23, 2014 / 04:34 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Fr. Paolo Padrini, creator of the iBreviary application, said that part of his goal for the recent release of the program in Arabic is fostering religious freedom in countries persecuted for their faith. “This, I feel, is a very useful service. It’s a gateway to religious freedom. An instrument of religious freedom, or an instrument of prayer and also an instrument of peace,” Fr. Padrini told CNA on April 15. Fr. Padrini is a parish priest in Tortona, northern Italy, and is a consultant with the Pontifical...
  • Disney Fires Arabic Donald Duck For Jew Hatred

    02/11/2014 12:36:49 PM PST · by Nachum · 51 replies
    inn ^ | 2/11/14 | Ari Yashar
    Donald Duck will be getting a new voice in Arabic -- Egyptian voice artist Wael Mansour was fired by the Walt Disney Company over his ranting on Twitter last August, in which he expressed his virulent hatred of Israel and earnest desires for the Jewish state's destruction. Mansour's tweet read "I truly wish #Israel is demolished, I hate Zionism, I have so much hate inside me with every child they murder or land they seize!" He added "I don’t know why insulting #Israel & #Zionism is ‘Anti-Semitic’?! They are just a bunch of Polish/ Ethiopian immigrants roughly 70 years old."...
  • Arabic is #1 language spoken by refugees admitted to US during Obama reign

    02/08/2014 11:08:09 PM PST · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 2/8/14 | Pamela Geller
    Top ten languages spoken by recent refugees Top 10 Languages Spoken by Arrived Refugees as of Sep 30, 2013 Arabic, the language of Islam. I warned of the consequences of the refugee resettlement programs, the “diversity visas”and the “religious visas” (with only one particular religion enjoying preferential status) in my book, Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance. This runs counter to recommendations made by the AFDI 18-point platform in defense of freedom: AFDI calls for an immediate halt of immigration by Muslims into nations that do not currently have a Muslim majority population. AFDI calls...
  • Papyrus, parchment and paper trails

    01/27/2014 7:46:46 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies ^ | January 24, 2014 | unattributed
    The Arabic Papyrology Database (APD) is a unique resource which makes a wealth of historical documents written in Arabic freely available online. The collection includes letters, marriage contracts and rental agreements dating from the seventh century, accounts of tax revenues received and wages paid out, and texts inscribed on amulets. "The documents give us unparalleled insights into daily life, particularly in Egypt, from the time of the Arab conquest up until the 16th century," says Professor Andreas Kaplony, who holds the Chair of Arabic and Islamic Studies at LMU, and is supervising the compilation of the database. The work of...
  • Jewish man 'shouting Allahu akbar' shot dead at Jerusalem's Western Wall...

    An Israeli security guard shot dead a fellow-Israeli on Friday at one of Judaism's holiest sites, saying later he feared the man was a Palestinian terrorist because he had shouted "Allahu akbar" ("God is greatest" in Arabic), police said. Good. Serves him right.

    06/15/2013 7:52:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/13/2013 | AWR Hawkins
    A "multicultural student group" at Rocky Mountain High School recited the Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic on Monday, replacing "one nation under God" with "one nation under Allah." School principal Tom Lopez supported the decision to have the pledge recited in this manner, and even after an outraged public contacted the school to complain Lopez stood his ground. Lopez claims the kids weren't trying to be "un-American," but to "[accentuate] the meaning of the words as regularly spoken in English."
  • Israel to launch 'i24' news in English, French, Arabic

    04/09/2013 3:48:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    France 24 / AFP ^ | April 9, 2013
    A new Israeli television channel called "i24news" that will go out in English, French and Arabic is to begin broadcasting by summer this year, it said on Tuesday. The channel, which is based in Jaffa Port just south of Tel Aviv, aims to rival global news outlets like Al-Jazeera and France 24, its executives say. i24news "will broadcast news from the heart of Middle East," the channel said in a statement. "The letter 'i' was chosen as representing several of the topics and values that will guide the channel: international, information, independent, individual, innovation, interactive, etc. The number 24, of...
  • Colorado High school students read Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic

    01/31/2013 7:22:54 AM PST · by Perseverando · 21 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | January 30, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    Madness. Your taxpayer dollars at work to advance Islamic culture: a culture, by its very nature, designed to destroy all others. They are at war with us. Would school students in 1944 have recited the Pledge in German? Mark Steyn discussed this very thing when we were fighting an Arabic public school in Brooklyn here in New York City, in my interview with him. "It shows how we mischaracterized, we willfully misunderstand Islam. Yes, on the face of it, yes, Arabic is a language. In a sense there would be no difference between opening a foreign language school -- a...
  • Outrage as high school recites Pledge in Arabic saying ´One Nation Under Allah´

    01/30/2013 3:36:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 74 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/30/13 | James Nye
    Fury is brewing at Rocky Mountain High School, in Colorado, after a multicultural student group were encouraged to recite the Pledge of Allegiance over the loudspeaker in Arabic - replacing ´one nation under God´ with ´one nation under Allah´. Following Monday´s pledge, Principal Tom Lopez has been inundated with complaints from outraged parents concerned that saying the Pledge in any language other than English is unpatriotic. Standing by his controversial decision, Principal Lopez has said that despite the irate telephone calls and emails, he is not in any way or form trying to push an
  • The Game of Thrones in North Africa

    01/18/2013 1:14:36 PM PST · by Eurotwit · 14 replies
    World Affairs Journal ^ | 13 January 2013 | Michael J. Totten
    It feels strange visiting a country like Morocco and listening to people extol the virtues of a political system my country waged a revolution against. Morocco has a king, and he’s a real one too, not some kind of a figurehead. But I went there, I listened, and after almost ten years of visiting Middle Eastern countries wracked by tyranny, terrorism, botched revolutions, and wars, I was perhaps a bit more willing to hear what they had to say than I might have been a decade ago. A monarchy is a tough sell for Americans. The founders of our country...
  • Christians Banned From Using Word 'Allah' in Arabic by New Fatwa in Malaysia

    01/11/2013 2:24:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/11/2013 | Daniel Blake
    A Malaysian Sultan has issued a fatwa prohibiting non-Muslims from using the word "Allah" in Arabic. The Sultan of the Malaysian state of Selangor, Sharafuddin Idris Shah, issued the prohibition on Tuesday, according to the Lebanon Debate newspaper. Malaysian media have reported that the prohibition has been put in place by the Islamic leader because it is a "sacred word," and should be reserved exclusively for Muslims, according to MidEast Christian News. The sultan has ordered the Islamic Council of Selangor and the Islamic Affairs Department in the state to take strict action against all groups that question the fatwa...
  • The Benghazi Terrorists in their own words

    11/02/2012 11:48:02 PM PDT · by Dave Mellon · 12 replies
    Sky New Arabia ^ | 9/13/2012 | Benghazi Terrorists
    I analyzed this video in three ways. First I examined the video itself to determine what was happening and where. Second I wanted to determine what was being said to see if I could determine if there was any clear evidence of pre-planning or coordination. This prima facie evidence was available to our government on September 12th, Benghazi time and September 11th, U.S. EDT. If there is evidence of pre-planning or coordination in either the video itself, or in the spoken word of the terrorists, it would be obvious that our government has either been lying to us all along...
  • Virginia Teacher Charged With Assault: Girl’s Hand Cut in Forced ‘Islamic Hand Sign’ Drill (Updated)

    10/18/2012 7:51:26 PM PDT · by Altariel · 43 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 18, 2012 | Jason Howerton
    UPDATE: See the images of Virginia teacher’s alleged assault on 10-year-old student during “Islamic hand sign” lesson. –An elementary school teacher in Chesapeake, Va. has been charged with simple assault after a parent claimed her daughter’s hand was cut open as a result of the teacher yanking her arm aggressively while trying to teach students an “Islamic hand sign.”Officer Leo Kosinski, a spokesman for the Chesapeake Police Department, told TheBlaze that Tara Harris was criminally charged with a misdemeanor on Oct. 11 and released on a summons. The case is currently under investigation.“It’s still a criminal charge. It happened at...
  • Pope Benedict XVI: May Al-Rab (not Allah) Bless You

    10/11/2012 1:21:42 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | October 11, 2012 | Andrew M. Greenwell, Esq.
    CORPUS CHRISTI, TX (Catholic Online) - On the Commonweal magazine blog, Michael Peppard posted an article entitled "Pope Benedict: 'May Allah bless you all!" While it is unquestionably true that the Holy Father gave a blessing Arabic, he did not say "May Allah bless you all!" as Peppard states. Peppard says in his article that there is only one word that could have been used by the Pope, and that word was "Allah." But in fact, the whole article is built on a faulty premise.  There are other words that may be used to refer to God other than Allah,...
  • Christians excited to hear Pope's messages in Arabic

    10/09/2012 2:23:55 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    cna ^ | October 9, 2012 | David Kerr
    Pope Benedict XVI at the April 18, 2012 general audience. CNA file photo. Vatican City, Oct 9, 2012 / 12:34 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Arab Christians are reacting positively to the decision to include Arabic as one of the official languages used at the Pope’s weekly general audience. “In this way, in the wake of his recent trip to Lebanon and the publication of the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation ‘Ecclesia in Medio Oriente,’ the Holy Father intends to express his perpetual concern and support for Christians in the Middle East, and to remind everyone of their duty to pray and work...
  • FBI Seeks Assistance in Locating Wanted Fugitive Ahmad Abousamra

    10/04/2012 12:41:54 AM PDT · by Cindy · 17 replies
    FBI - Boston - Press Release ^ | October 3, 2012 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: FBI Seeks Assistance in Locating Wanted Fugitive Ahmad Abousamra $50,000 Reward is Being Offered for Information Leading to His Arrest FBI Boston October 03, 2012 BOSTON—FBI Boston Special Agent in Charge Richard DesLauriers announced today that the FBI is seeking the public’s assistance to locate wanted terrorist Ahmad Abousamra, a U.S. citizen from Mansfield, Massachusetts who left the United States in 2006. He may be living in Aleppo, Syria, with his wife, at least one child (a daughter), and extended family. A reward of up to $50,000 is being offered for information...
  • Egypt: How Do You Spell Hypocrite in Arabic?

    10/03/2012 12:11:51 PM PDT · by John Leland 1789 · 10 replies
    CSTEWS ^ | October 2, 2012 | Don Boys, Ph.D.
    Egyptian President Morsi and other Middle East Muslim leaders have been lecturing the U.S. about freedom, yet they demand a worldwide law prohibiting any criticism of Islam! Maybe Morsi really doesn’t know the meaning of freedom. I assure you that the largest Christian group in Egypt could teach him the definition. Coptic Christians make up 10% of Egypt’s population although they were the major religious group at one time. They can trace their history back 19 centuries. Following the Arab Spring, the Copts have been fleeing to the freedom of America, most being young professionals and businessmen. If they have...
  • Quran lawsuit not resolved (UNC Quran reading lawsuit update)

    11/24/2002 6:05:31 AM PST · by jern · 11 replies · 1,360+ views
    The Herald-Sun ^ | Nov 23, 2002 : 10:20 pm ET | Eric Ferreri
    By Eric Ferreri : The Herald-Sun Nov 23, 2002 : 10:20 pm ET CHAPEL HILL -- Three months have passed since the cameras left, since the correspondents from CNN and MTV and the rest filed their stories about the triumph of academic freedom at Carolina, since the summer reading program controversy seemed to die down. Yet one matter remains unresolved, one last thorn in the university’s side. The lawsuit that sparked so much of this summer’s turmoil has been amended and still sits quietly in federal court in Greensboro, awaiting the attention of a judge. While many at UNC...
  • Mandatory Arabic at NYC Public School

    05/28/2012 4:29:17 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/5/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    An upper Manhattan public elementary school will be the first in the city to require that students study Arabic, officials said last week. Beginning next semester, all 200 second-through fifth-graders at PS 368 in Hamilton Heights will be taught the language twice a week for 45 minutes, putting it on equal footing with science and music courses, The New York Post reported. Principal Nicky Kram Rosen said that she selected Arabic, as opposed to more common offerings, such as Spanish or French, is because it will help the school obtain a more prestigious degree standing. “She proposed this to the...
  • Babylonian Talmud Translated into Arabic

    05/28/2012 9:46:19 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 23 replies
    Bible History Daily (BAR website) ^ | Thursday, May 17, 2012 | Staff
    After a controversial six-year-long translation project, a Jordanian think tank based in Amman published an Arabic translation of the Babylonian Talmud. After gaining enthusiastic responses to the project from the Arab League, 96 scholars began work on the translation. The editors are happy with the project, stating that the lack of an Arabic Talmud "has always been an obstacle to understanding Judaism." Despite some polarized and politicized responses, most have adopted a positive impression of the massive scholarly work. Dr. Raquel Ukeles of the Israeli National Library states that the project stemmed from scientific curiosity, and the introduction discusses the...
  • Mandatory Arabic in NYC School?

    05/25/2012 5:51:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Rush ^ | May 25, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Here's Alan in Bayside, Queens, great to have you on the EIB Network, Alan. Hello. CALLER: Yes, good afternoon, Mr. Limbaugh. Had a question for you, sir. RUSH: Yes, sir, fire away. CALLER: Do you think a school has any place telling our kids what secondary language to learn? RUSH: I know what you're talking about. This is about Arabic being taught, right? CALLER: Yes, in New York, in the upper part of the city. RUSH: Yeah. Well, Arabic may be new, but aren't there plenty of school districts that require a second language to be taught?...
  • Arabic mandatory at [New York] city public school

    05/24/2012 6:33:43 AM PDT · by iowamark · 55 replies
    NY Post ^ | 05/24/2012 | SABRINA FORD
    An upper Manhattan public elementary school will be the first in the city to require that students study Arabic, officials said yesterday. Beginning next semester, all 200 second- through fifth-graders at PS 368 in Hamilton Heights will be taught the language twice a week for 45 minutes — putting it on equal footing with science and music courses. One reason Principal Nicky Kram Rosen selected Arabic — as opposed to more common offerings, such as Spanish or French — is because it will help the school obtain a prestigious International Baccalaureate standing. “She proposed this to the parent association. They...
  • Arabic-Language Training Cancelled for U.S. National Lab

    05/03/2012 2:53:02 PM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 9 replies
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | May 3, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    A plan to provide Arabic language workshops to employees of the Argonne National Laboratories was abruptly cancelled by the U.S. Dept. of Energy this week. It had planned to hire a contractor capable of conducting classes twice weekly for 50 weeks. According to a Statement of Work, the goal of the endeavor had been to: improve the ability of personnel supporting Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation Programs and other National Nuclear Security Administration programs and activities to communicate with their foreign counterparts and to reduce their dependence on interpreters in non-technical discussions. It had sought instructors "experienced in teaching and testing Modern...
  • Spanish Police Arrests an Al Qaeda Suspect

    03/31/2012 4:44:57 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies
    (AP) via FOX ^ | March 27, 2012 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "MADRID – Spanish police on Tuesday arrested a suspected member of Al Qaeda who was key to the terror group's Internet propaganda and recruiting operations, officials said. The suspect arrested in the eastern city of Valencia "administered one of the world's most important jihadist forums", dedicated to recruiting and indoctrinating Islamic terrorists, Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz said. The name of that forum and the suspect's name were not given, only his initials, M.H.A. He is Jordanian-born with Saudi citizenship." SNIPPET: "The suspect worked at home "8 to 15 hours a day" for al-Qaida and for two offshoots, Al...
  • Ron Paul Flyer Written In Arabic Outside Michigan Mosque Touts His Desire To Cut Aid To Israel…

    02/29/2012 6:18:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    weasel zippers ^ | 2/29/12 | zip
    In typical sleazebag fashion the English side of the flyer makes no mention of Israel. Via Big Peace: Ron Paul, who has consistently engaged in anti-Semitic nonsense over the course of the past few decades, has largely attempted to hide his anti-Semitism throughout his campaign. No longer. Ron Paul has issued this Arabic-language flyer outside the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn, Michigan [seen above].
  • Wall St set to slide after Greek referendum call

    11/01/2011 7:27:07 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters via Fox Business ^ | November 01, 2011 | Rodrigo Campos
    On Monday, U.S. stocks racked up their best month in 20 years in October. Greek Premier George Papandreou said he will put Greece's bailout deal through a referendum, potentially undoing a long-awaited agreement struck just last week and sending European stocks down 4.4 percent. The region's bank shares fell 7.9 percent to $16.25. Greek opposition parties said the referendum was putting Greece's European Union membership at risk and instead called for a snap election. U.S. bank shares were expected to follow European lenders lower. The Financial Select Sector SPDR fell 4 percent with Bank of America down 5.9 percent and...
  • S. Sudan to phase out use of Arabic in schools

    10/27/2011 5:45:50 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 6 replies
    Daily Nation (Kenya) ^ | Thursday, October 27 2011 at 21:04 | Machel Amos
    South Sudan is to phase out Arabic as the language of instruction in schools within the next three years, an official said today. The minister for General Education, Joseph Ukel, said Arabic will be gradually replaced with English as the official medium of communication in schools and public offices as enshrined in the new country’s constitution. Arabic language has been used in North Sudan in close association with the Islamic religion and got fully entrenched in the South during the imposition of Sharia law in the early 1990s. “Within the next three years, we will have replaced Arabic with English...
  • Amanda Knox: A Cautionary Tale

    10/06/2011 5:41:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 74 replies ^ | October 6, 2011 | Michael Reagan
    From now on, parents who plan to send their children abroad to study in a foreign nation should sit them down in front of the TV set and watch replays of the Amanda Knox saga. It has all the elements of a true-to-life lesson in the dangers of turning young men and women barely out of their teens into innocents abroad. Youngsters -- and many parents -- are clueless when it comes to the customs and laws in other countries that lack many of the safeguards which we Americans take for granted. They should study the Amanda Knox case. It...
  • KNX 1070 EXCLUSIVE: Feds Probe Possible Arabic-Type Markings On Southwest Jets

    09/21/2011 4:02:50 PM PDT · by mowowie · 19 replies ^ | September 21, 2011 2:49 PM
    LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Federal agencies were working with Southwest Airlines on Thursday to determine who has been vandalizing their aircraft with mysterious markings. KNX 1070 investigative reporter Charles Feldman has learned that since February, several Southwest jets have been vandalized with mysterious writings that show up on the underbelly of their 737 passenger aircraft. The writings — which some have interpreted as being either Arabic or Arabic-type symbols — appeared to have been done with a chemical process that reveals the text once an auxiliary power unit is turned on and heats up the outside skin of the aircraft,...
  • Ottawans (IL) Answer in Arabic during 9/11 service

    09/12/2011 6:18:39 AM PDT · by thatjoeguy · 43 replies
    The Times ^ | 9/11/11 | Charles Stanley
    Sunday afternoon there were many Ottawans who may have spoken their first words of Arabic. At the 9/11 memorial service in Washington Square, while "Praying for the World" was read by Rev. Nancy Rethford, pastor of the Epworth Untied Methodist church, and Wendy Asphahani of the First Congregational United Church of Christ, those present were asked to give the congregational response both in the traditional English of "hear our prayer" and the Arabic phonetic response of "Iss m'a naa, yaa rab-banaa" — which translates to the same meaning.
  • DHS - Food Assistance

    08/20/2011 4:33:48 AM PDT · by thefinalcrusade · 7 replies
    • Food Assistance Date Change Letter -- English PDF • Food Assistance Date Change Letter -- Arabic PDF • Food Assistance Date Change Letter -- Spanish PDF
  • According to AmeriSpan, More Studying Arabic in 2011 Than Ever Before

    07/31/2011 1:07:47 PM PDT · by americanophile · 13 replies
    SF Gate ^ | July 31, 2011 | PR WEB via SF Gate
    Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) July 31, 2011 AmeriSpan Study Abroad, a company specializing in international education, notes that many more people have decided to learn Arabic in Jordan, Egypt and other Middle Eastern countries because they recognize its importance. The economic, political and cultural influence of the Middle East and the Muslim World has grown in the past decade. Participating in an Arabic Immersion program offers the student the chance to learn the culture and the language. Recent world events have begun a domino effect of reform to the Arabic-speaking Middle East. Countries like Libya, Egypt and Syria are at the...
  • Michigan Dept of Human Service Letter (IN ARABIC, OUTRAGEOUS)

    07/18/2011 10:10:39 AM PDT · by ml/nj · 37 replies
    Michigan Govt Website ^ | Ishmael Ahmed, Director
    This is a letter posted via a link on the Michigan Department of Human Services Website. The link is to a pdf file which I have converted to a jpg image in order that it can be displayed here:
  • On Bin Laden, Muslim Brotherhood Makes Different Statements in English and in Arabic

    05/02/2011 4:07:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 05/02/2011 | Sami Al-Abasi
    The Muslim Brotherhood, a dominant political force in Egypt and around the Arab world, is notorious for saying one thing to Western media and something else to local media. That was the case today, when leading member Essam al-Erian gave Reuters a strong but measured statement on the killing of Osama bin Laden — but left out key details from the group’s reaction on its Arabic-language website. “With Bin Laden’s death, one of the reasons for which violence has been practised in the world has been removed,” Essam al-Erian, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood’s governing body, told Reuters. “It...