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  1. Danish Writer To Translate Koran

    Google seach for "kåre bluitgen koran" (danish word for Qur'an) gave me a hit on an article about Mr. Bluitgen who is in the making of this new Danish "readable" version of the Qur'an. I will try to translate my best: "It will become a Danish version, for interested Danish readers, who would like to know what kind of book the Qur'an is. The Qur'an is everywhere in the debate right now, but only so incredible few Danes have read it so far..." "I must be faithful to the original muslim sources, but already I will stand back from taking part in any Islamic theological discussion. I do not want to go into a discussion whether this or that word in my version is correct or not. For faithful muslims the Qur'an is in principle intranslatable, in such a way that it cannot be read without a lot of theological pre-knowledge. What I want do is to give the common Dane some insight into what we are talking about", says Kåre Bluitgen, who has been working on Qur'an for a year, and expect to be completed no sooner than some time next year. "I rely on the English versions and all the time I also read a lot of other muslim sources, because I intend not to write anything that doesn't make sense to myself..."
  2. The "moon Landings"

    Hehe - nice with a less serious topic... I believe the moon landings have really happened. 1. The likeliness that it can be kept a secret for almost 40 years, i.e. that nobody of the thousands involved in producing the hoax blew the whistle in that time, is less than the likeliness that astronauts actually did go to the moon. 2. The costs of producing and maintaining such an immensive hoax would far exceed the costs of actually sending the men to the moon. 3. Neil Armstrong and the other astronauts placed Laser Mirrors on the surface of the moon. These mirrors have been used, and are still in use, for numerous scientific measurements from Earth. The hoax conspirators are not willing to discuss this fact because they have nothing to counter it. Anyone, even today, can go to a laser equipped observatory, point the laser to the moon surface and see the reflections from the mirrors.
  3. Muslim Boycotts Of Danish Products Costly

    From an article in ArabNews online version today: I am not permitted to post links in this forum yet, but the full article can be read at ArabNews' website and is called Nice Doggie!
  4. The Muslims Reaction To The Cartoon...

    Burning flags and embassies, offering rewards for killing cartoonists: Overreaction. Boycotting Danish goods: Justified... for a while, but it is really not helping anyone any more, so let's move on.
  5. Irancartoon.com

    Been there. Seen them. Weird site... Not really offensive to me, but on the other hand I am not a jew, so I don't know if it will be offensive to jews. Guess not.
  6. Cleric Offers Reward To Kill Cartoonists

    Thank you amani for drawing our attention to this interesting article in Arab News. Indeed a very relevant article in this post. I couldn't help commenting on some of the statements in the article (remember to read the full article to get the full context): From the article: "A minister in India’s Uttar Pradesh state government has offered a reward of $11.5 million to anyone who would kill any of the cartoonists who drew the images of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) [...] The minister’s remarks sparked a nationwide furor and demands for his immediate arrest and resignation." My comment: The cartoons also sparked (muslim) worldwide furor and demands for punishment upon the newspaper, Jyllands-Posten, that published them. From the article: "Qureshi also said he had made these comments as an individual and not as a minister." My comment: Jyllands-Posten also said that they had published the cartoons as an independant newspaper, not as representatives of the Danish government or the Danish people. From the article: "The government of Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous state that has a large Muslim community, said the minister’s statements were “his personal wish†and did not violate government rules." My comment: The Danish government said that the publishing of the cartoons was Jyllands-Posten's own decision and that the Danish government has absolutely no control of any media in Denmark. From the article: "The state’s Principal Home Secretary Alok Sinha said: “Mere announcement of this kind does not amount to a crime.’â€" My comment: Publishing of satiric cartoons does not amount to a crime. However, since they have offended so many people, an apology should be made. An apology has been made be the ones responsible: The editors of Jyllands-Posten. From the article: [Alok Sinha:]"“Let me clarify that he did not make the announcement in his capacity as a minister." My comment: Let me clarify that Jyllands-Posten did not publish the cartoons on behalf of the Danish government or the Danish people. From the article: [Alok Sinha:]"“Secondly, the reference is being made to something that has happened outside the geographical boundaries of India." My comment: Now, if this justifies that anyone can say anything as long as it is outside the boundaries of your own country...? Then I do not understand the furore that a few cartoons in a Danish newspaper has ignited in countries so far from Denmark. So, why is it that the same set of rules, that some are trying to impose on the Danish government, apparently does not apply to this Indian state government?
  7. Al Jazeera A Zionist Owned And Run Station?

    What manipulation of posts? In my previous post I quoted the full text of my initial post and the full text of your reply to it. Is that manipulation? For anyone interested, all posts in relation to this issue can be seen in the News section: "Cleric Offers Reward To Kill Cartoonists". It would be interesting to hear other members' opinion on Zukiful's claims. Am I the only one who misunderstood Zukiful when he adressed a "zionist controlled media outlet"? Am I the only one who missed that he was actually adressing Jyllands-Posten? If indeed I am, then I will offer an apology to Zukiful.
  8. Al Jazeera A Zionist Owned And Run Station?

    Zukiful, You owe yourself to be a bit more clear in your replies. Here is the original News post: And here is your reply in full: The News post was clearly about an article in Al Jazeera. In your reply you agitate against the Zionist media... Sorry I wasn't able to read "between the lines": ...that you actually referred to Jyllands-Posten, not Al Jazeera, as a zionist media... an accusation that would at first baffle those who know the newspaper, and after a short while they will silently shake their head, and finally ending up with a smile or perhaps even a good laugh.
  9. Al Jazeera A Zionist Owned And Run Station?

    A simple explanation may be that Al Jazeera actually is the news channel that are seen by most muslims. The Western media know that, and that is why it is one of the main sources for information from Muslim countries. Osama Bin Laden knows that, and that is why his organisation use the station to display the taped statements. But I still can't see how that makes Al Jazeera a Zionist outlet in somebody's eyes?
  10. Al Jazeera A Zionist Owned And Run Station?

    I ask the question out of curiosity (hence my name). And because I was utterly surprised that some other members would think of Al Jazeera as just another Zionist conspiracy. As an example, from a different debate, referring to an article in Al Jazeera:
  11. Cleric Offers Reward To Kill Cartoonists

    MP19, According to Al Jazeera it is one "Maulana Yousef Qureshi, Pakistani cleric".
  12. Who Is Hurt By The Boycott?

    Whoops, forgot the link: (www.)"http://english.aljazeera/NR/exeres/D1283A65-C455-4ABB-90CD-4F3A16EE96D6.htm"]Al Jazeera article.[/url]
  13. Who Is Hurt By The Boycott?

    Well. back to the topic: The boycott that will probably hurt more local Muslim workers than Danes. Snipped from an article in Al Jazeera: "... Arla, which draws some 6% of its revenues from the Arab Gulf states, employs about 1500 people in the region. [The company manager] warned the company may have to start laying off workers if the boycott continued...." Is the boycott really worth it, ruining the life of 1500 local people in the region? Working for Aral alone - add even more local people working for other Danish companies. Is it worth it?
  14. Do you think Al Jazeera is a zionist owned and run station?
  15. Cleric Offers Reward To Kill Cartoonists

    As you can see from my 'Newbie' status, I am rather new to this forum. I simply thought the News section was a place to post links to articles from credible sources. I presume you agree Al Jazeera is a credible source? In reply to Allah's Slave: Don't worry. I know this is not the behaviour of the majority of muslims.