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Vanity/Question to the Board: Can Obama speak Farsi/Arabic?
Vanity (and a question for more resourceful types) | 7/7/2014 | RinaseaofDs

Posted on 07/07/2014 11:04:57 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs

One thing that normally comes up in elections is whether the candidate can speak another language. W could speak some Spanish, and he gave some speeches in Spanish.

Obama went to madrass' in Indonesia. I'd wager that he may not have learned Islam from English speakers.

Can he communicate in Farsi or Arabic? Anybody know that?


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1 posted on 07/07/2014 11:04:57 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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To: RinaseaofDs

He can recite some Arabic prayers (call to prayer, for instance). I don’t know if he can speak either language, however. Can he do anything without a teleprompter?


2 posted on 07/07/2014 11:07:01 AM PDT by vladimir998
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To: RinaseaofDs
Have you heard him speak? Without a TelePrompTer he can hardly speak English!
3 posted on 07/07/2014 11:07:43 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Jim from C-Town

LOL you nailed it.
Only in the minds of the MSM is Caliph Baraq an accomplished speaker.
Off the prompter he’s a stumbling bumbling dufus.


4 posted on 07/07/2014 11:09:43 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: RinaseaofDs
Sounds like hard work, so I'd bet NO.
5 posted on 07/07/2014 11:09:58 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (The IRS: either criminally irresponsible in backup procedures or criminally responsible of coverup.)
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To: Jim from C-Town

Maybe English isn’t his first language.


6 posted on 07/07/2014 11:13:40 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda—Divide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: Jim from C-Town

Are you assuming English is his first language?


7 posted on 07/07/2014 11:14:24 AM PDT by BykrBayb (World Lung Cancer Day {WLCD} Aug 1 https://facebook.com/events/309580722464921 ~ Þ)
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To: RinaseaofDs

He can speak farce. Not sure about Farsi.


8 posted on 07/07/2014 11:15:43 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (I lost my phased plasma rifle in a tragic hovercraft accident.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

LOL ~ I almost got in ahead of you. If only I hadn’t had to edit a typo. ;)


9 posted on 07/07/2014 11:16:53 AM PDT by BykrBayb (World Lung Cancer Day {WLCD} Aug 1 https://facebook.com/events/309580722464921 ~ Þ)
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To: RinaseaofDs

He probably speaks some Indonesian (whatever their language is called) and maybe the language they speak in Pockeestahn. He probably knows all the Farsi swear words from his boss.


10 posted on 07/07/2014 11:17:01 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: vladimir998

The Quran has 6666 verses in it (surahs). The curriculum in a madras is engineered around the complete memorization of all of them.

The Bible used to be used in English lit classes in the US for a long time. Two birds, one stone, as it were.

I believe that madras’ use the Quran as a primer for learning Arabic or Farsi.


11 posted on 07/07/2014 11:18:51 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs (.)
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To: RinaseaofDs

As someone noted, he is probably familiar with at least some Arabic having spent some time in Muslim Indonesia. Farsi, or Persian, is not related in any way to Arabic (although they do use the same alphabet). I cannot think of any reason why Obama would know any Farsi.


12 posted on 07/07/2014 11:22:49 AM PDT by hanamizu
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To: BykrBayb

FR is mostly like-minded intellects. Just kidding. I’am not one of those for sure.


13 posted on 07/07/2014 11:24:09 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda—Divide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: CrazyIvan

“He can speak farce. Not sure about Farsi”

Best (truest) reply on the thread I think :-)


14 posted on 07/07/2014 11:32:36 AM PDT by JoyjoyfromNJ (everything written by me on FR is my personal opinion & does not represent my employer)
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To: RinaseaofDs

Actually surahs are chapters, not verses. There are 114 surahs in the Qur’an. There are a total of 6236 verses in the Qur’an, but that number can vary depending on whether or not the bismillahs are counted. I think there are only 114 bismillahs - one per surah.


15 posted on 07/07/2014 11:35:35 AM PDT by vladimir998
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To: RinaseaofDs

Perhaps, with 21st century technology, he is able to speak not only Nearsi but Farsi


16 posted on 07/07/2014 11:45:11 AM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: RinaseaofDs

Obama attended two schools in Indonesia. The first one was a Catholic school, Francis of Assisi Primary, the second, Besuki Primary School, an Indonesian state school where children were given religious instruction based upon whatever religion they were registered as. In his case, he was registered as a Muslim, and learned to recite the Koran in Arabic. However, he did not actually attend a madrassa where the only curriculum is Koranic studies.

I am guessing he still speaks some Arabic, and Bahasa Indonesia, the primary language of Indonesia.

Source: http://www.theobamafile.com/ObamaEducation.htm


17 posted on 07/07/2014 11:47:57 AM PDT by hawkboy
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To: RinaseaofDs
Well, we know he can speak with a forked tongue, speak lies, speak untruth, speak double-speak, speak evil, speak hate, speak racism, speak gay, speak unpatriotic, speak to his unbelievably disgusting wife whom Joan Rivers says was once a man, speak golf during a national crisis, speak to his corrupt Secret Service thugs, and speak from a reprobate mind.

Farsi?

Arabic?

If he can, then he can speak all of the above in three languages.
18 posted on 07/07/2014 11:51:32 AM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: RinaseaofDs

I believe that madras’ use the Quran as a primer for learning Arabic or Farsi.
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Don’t know about Farsi, but it is used as an Arabic primer; the only downside is that Koranic Arabic is basically high Arabic, somewhat analogous to Shakespearean English, and no one speaks that anymore, so using the Koran to learn modern Arabic would be like using the KJV Bible to learn modern English.


19 posted on 07/07/2014 11:52:28 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Well, you made the same comment I made, and more quickly, so I’m sure you’re an intellectual genius. I’m convinced!


20 posted on 07/07/2014 12:32:04 PM PDT by BykrBayb (World Lung Cancer Day {WLCD} Aug 1 https://facebook.com/events/309580722464921 ~ Þ)
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To: vladimir998

He can probably speak Arabic. He certainly could speak a certain amount of it as a schoolchild in Indonesia because in the Moslem school he attended it was required for him to be taught Arabic. His pronunciation of the memorization that he has enunciated is such that, again, he probably speaks Arabic.


21 posted on 07/07/2014 3:30:36 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: RinaseaofDs

Madrassas only teach Arabic. The Koran is only legitimate in Arabic. Moslems claim that there is no translation that is legitimate thus no one who does not read Arabic is lying when he quotes the Koran and anyone who does read Arabic who quotes the Koran unfavorably is also lying. The True Koran is only in Arabic and can only be truthfully read by faithful believers in the whole Moslem schtick.


22 posted on 07/07/2014 3:35:16 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: RinaseaofDs

Don’t know about Farsi, but he is fluent in farce-y.


23 posted on 07/07/2014 3:37:21 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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