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#Erdogan has won the elections in #Turkey.

#Indian #liberals are dismayed because Erdogan is trying to #Islamize Turkey.

But this is a decision of the people of Turkey.

Erdogan has won through a democratic, free and fair election.

This is what the people of Turkey want.

If you claim to love #Democracy, that is, the will of the people, then you should be happy with this result.

Erdogan is a #Democrat. He is not #Liberal. He converted the #HagiaSophia into a mosque.

But #Democracy has NOTHING TO DO with #Liberalism, and vice versa.

#Ataturk was a #Liberal in every sense of the word. He abolished the #Caliphate, closed down #Madarsa s, changed the language of the country from #Arabic to #Turkish, banned the #Fez cap, banned the #Sufi and #Dervish orders, and promoted scientific thinking.

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@SarasvuoJari @MarinSanna #Demarit-#Maanpetos-#GreatReset.
@MarinSanna @AnttiRinnepj
Yli 30 miljardin vahingot suomalaisille aiheuttanut #WEF-#Marxist-#YGLs -#NATO -vallankumous -agentti, olisi pitänyt vangita väärennetyn #Eduskuntavaalt +7666 ääntä #InsAllah -tuloksen selvittyä.
@SarasvuoJari @MarinSanna @AnttiRinnepj THREAD 10 - #Äänestäminen.
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FROM: @ JariTervo1 Venäjän naapurivaltiossa on erityisen tärkeää äänestää aina | Apr 2, 2023
TO: Video. #Masonic #WomensDay 2021 in #Finland | 8.3.2021
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This tweet by a retired wealthy industrialist with too much time on his hands and no idea what to do with it illustrates what is wrong with India.

He extols the virtues of a clay water storage unit, the surahi, from the mid-20th century.


Of course, while he lives in unimaginable luxury, the likes of which we can't dream of.

It's a foolish comparison, because the surahi can only store and cool water by a few degrees, whereas the fridge can cool anything, preserve food, and make ice (needed for his scotch).

But that didn't stop Indian twitterati from going ga-ga over his tweet. Why?

Because if there's one thing guaranteed to give you applause in India today, it is hearkening to the past.
Our grandparents had the most wonderful life. Our country was great in the good old days.
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#thread After two and a half years in #ISIS captivity, Imad, his little brother Idan, and their mother Ghazala are released into a refugee camp in #Kurdistan.

A film on #YazidiGenocide:
12, 13 & 14 May at @AmsterdamFilm
Healing from the #trauma is hard for all of them, but it seems Imad is having a particularly tough time. Not yet five, he has already spent over half his #life enduring terror, abuse, and “training” meant to make him heartless.
Speaking only #Arabic, he cannot communicate with his family, and the only means of expression at his disposal is violence. He hits and spits, and his only game is pretending to be an #ISIS fighter who shoots, blows things up, and kills.
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@JariTervo1 #Finland's #PresidentialElections 2018.
- #Niinistö with '#NorthKorea's' numbers, 62,7%, to victory. The matter seems clear, except the #result was #fake and known to the elite in advance.
The Myth of '#Esli' = 627, #GoldmanSachs #LuckyNumber.
@JariTervo1 #Finland's sc. '#PresidentialElections2018 and the #GoldmanSachs #HolyGrail
- QAnon published the correct final presidential election results in Finland, 22 days BEFORE the '#elections'.
#GoldmanSachs #LuckyNumber: 627 #ESLI
Some Samples: #ColdwellBanker
@JariTervo1 #ParliamentaryElections2019 were held in #Finland on 14 April 2019.
- QAnon released the exact correct results: on March 23, 2019, three (3) weeks before this #criminal TV farce.
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@MarinSanna Voisiko 7666 '#InTheNameOfAllah', #Jauhojengi-totuutta paeta...
#MKUltra-#CIACoup In #Finland 2019 - #Finns have had to realize that their #enemy is not #Russia or President #Putin, but their own treacherous #Satan-worshiping #GreatReset #WEF govt.
@MarinSanna #MSM admitted the #hidden #NATO agenda: the merger of the #FinnishAirForce with the "Nordic Air Force", which has been prepared for 15 years | Mar 29 - When #Finland's NATO #membership is nearing, the result of decades of planning,.. was revealed.
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FROM: #NATO poll. The #Finnish people (92%) #REJECTED joining NATO.
TO: #Eduskuntavaalit2019 [3:33:05] - 93.9% of votes have been counted (2893919 pcs). SDP won with 7,666 votes and appointed a girl as PM who pleaded that she was against #NATO
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#SAT History✨

Alongside the busiest Mathura Road in Delhi, the newly-renovated garden tomb overlooks the Yamuna river.

But do you know of the poet this monument houses?

Discover in this 🧵

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This massive square edifice with a central dome is the tomb of Abdul Rahim Khan-e-khanan – one of the nine jewels of Mughal Emperor Akbar.

The structure is one among an almost 100 historic mausoleums in this vicinity of #Delhi.

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What is even more interesting is the fact that two other timeless poets are buried within hardly a kilometer of stretch.

The legends being Mirza Ghalib & Amir Khusro. But history could not accord a similar stature to Abdul Rahim & the neglect his tomb faced speaks of it.

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Some thoughts on the Proto-#Semitic word for 'woman, wife' on this #InternationalWomensDay.

The broad outlines of the reconstruction are clear, since many different languages have pretty similar forms. The stem must be something like *ʔV(n)θ-(a)t-. 1/11 Image
This *-(a)t- is the feminine suffix. From the same consonantal root, we also find some other words: #Arabic ʔunθā 'feminine', #Amorite(!) /taʔnīθ-um/, predictably bizarre Modern South Arabian forms like #Jibbali teθ, etc. (for Ancient South Arabian, see below). 2/11
Reconstructing the main word runs into three problems. From right to left:

1) *-at- or *-t- in the suffix?
2) *n or no *n?
3) *a or *i in the first syllable? 3/11
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🧵on Jews of #Syria سُورِيَة 🇸🇾

1) #Syrian Jews are one of the most ancient and indigenous communities of the Middle East

#Jews first arrived in Syria from #Jerusalem during the time of King David, over 3,000 years ago
2) A large and influential Jewish community was first established in Damascus. During the rule of the Byzantine Empire, the community was led by Rabbi Rafram Bar Papa, son of Babylonian Rabbi Rav Pappa, who is cited often in the Talmud
3) The Jewish community of Aleppo was established during the 5th Century

It would become one of the most influential communities in the Jewish world, as its scholars and liturgical traditions would later be embraced by the rest of Sephardic Jewry
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Linguistics suggest that the birthplace of Islam Arabized after the Nabatean annexation of Lihyan kingdom in 24 BC. Similarly, we see the worship of Allat, Al’uzza, Manat and Manaf move south to Hejaz.

#history #arabic #hijaz #archaeology #linguistics #pagan #gods Before the arrival of the Nabataeans, the written language o
كانت عبادة اللات شائعة بين العرب في الشام و لها معبد في تدمر
مناف كان من الآلهة التي عبدها العرب في حوران، و هو معبود كذلك في مكة قبل الإسلام
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1/🧵This is Nabia Abbott. She was a groundbreaking scholar of #Arabic manuscripts, the first woman to be a professor at @UChicago’s Oriental Institute, and once sent me on a wild goose chase spanning 3 continents. She deserves a lot more than one thread, but here's a start.
2/Nabīha ʿAbūd (نبيهة عبود), later known as Nabia Abbott, was born in 1897 to a Christian family in Mardin (then the Ottoman Empire, now modern Turkey). Her family moved around a lot, which led to her attending school in India and completing a BA degree in Lucknow in 1919.
3/In 1923, Abbott moved to the US and earned her MA at @BU_Tweets. From 1925 on she taught at Asbury College (in Kentucky) where she eventually became the head of the Department of History. In 1933, she began a PhD at the @Orientalinst in Chicago (…).
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1/Centuries before the #printingpress took off in Europe, printers in Egypt employed a type of woodblock printing known as “tarsh” (طرش). Only around 100 of these tarsh prints are known to exist. They are also very cool, so here’s a 🧵on #Arabic block prints in @theUL. #Cambridge
2/“Woodblock printing” is a term historians use to talk about making a big stamp and slapping paper onto it. Block printers would carve wood so the negative space looked like whatever image or text they wanted to print. Then they’d coat it in ink and stamp some paper. Easy.
3/Except it wasn’t easy. It takes a lot of skill to carve the negative image of Arabic calligraphy into a piece of wood. I mean just look at this thing. It’s an amulet quoting the #Quran that would have been carried for protection. Most tarsh prints are amulets like this.
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1. My #SamarkandSummit orientalist🧵on its toponym and etymology. Incorrect is #Wikipedia's #Samarkand etymon entry and false analogy to #Tashkent. Both #Samarkand, like neighbouring #Bukhara, remain extensively debated in eastern #MiddleIranian #philology.
2. #Samarkand, contra #Wikipedia, is not 'stone city'. The first element /sm’r/ remains unexplained. On #Sogdian sm’rknδh [Ancient Letters], cf. Chin. Samojian 颯秣建 Gr. Μαρακάνδοι, scholarly consensus exists only on second compound, #Sogdian 'town, city'.
3. #Sogdian knδh 'town, city' > #Christian #Sogdian qθ; /sm’r/ element unmentioned in Gharib 1995 [Sogdian #Dictionary], @iranicaonline, or EI2 [Enc. of #Islam) entries. See @Brill_ME_Africa EI2, VIII/1995: 1031-032, s.v. #Samarkand Schaeder (rev. Bosworth).
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How did Jesus pronounce his own name? Hint: it wasn’t Jesus. Or even Yeshua. Or anything at all like Yahashawa or the many variants diligently documented by @arabic_bad. 1/14
The pronunciations like Yahawashi etc. come from the idea that in the #Hebrew alphabet (especially the Paleo-Hebrew one), every letter represents a syllable. You can then read the original form of the name, יהושע (Paleo 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏) ‘Joshua’, as Ya-ha-wa-sha-i. Or something. 2/14
Other than pictures you see on the Internet, there is no basis for this way of reading Hebrew. It contradicts everything we know about how Hebrew was preserved, from how Hebrew names were spelled in Assyrian clay tablets to the reading traditions still used by Jews today. 3/14
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#Sweden: Barber & #YouTuber #George_Touma says #Swedish Security Service/
@SAPOsverige arrested #Syrian #refugee #Diab_AlTalal "One of the symbols of kidnapping kids cause in Sweden [by #Swedish authorities]".#Socialtjänsten #socialförvaltningen #السوسيال
#Sweden: #Issa_Issa of the United Democratic Party says the release of #Syrian #refugee #Diab_AlTalal is "a victory" to his Party.
Talal appeared n a video in Jan saying that his 5 kids were taken away by Swedish authorities.

Dec 2017: Barber & #YouTuber #George_Touma shaved a portrait of #Saddam_Hussein into the head of a client.
Since Jan 2022, Touma has been active in defending families whose children were "kidnapped", as he claims, by #Swedish social services.
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A (Non-Boring) Twitter History of the Word, Namāz ( نماز#, #नमाज़)

The word “namāz” in #Urdu/#Hindi is used for the five daily prayers that every #Muslim is supposed to offer.

The word for the five daily prayers in #Arabic , however, is salat, صَلاة

Of Persian import, namāz has a long and extremely complex history, which can be traced back to the pre-Islamic past.

The origin of namāz can be traced back to an ancient proto-Indo-European root, nam (to bow, to bend).

The verb nam (to bow) and the noun namah-/namas- (prostration, reverence) can be found in both #Sanskrit and Avestan, the Zoroastrian #Scripture .

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More of an article outline than a thread, but tweeting about an idea is more fun than looking up which 19th-century German already published it. So: a thread about the h in ʔĕlōhīm/allåhå/ʔilāh- etc. ‘god’, and why the #Hebrew word is morphologically plural. 1/20
Proto-#Semitic for ‘god’ can be reconstructed as *ʔil-, without *h. This is clear from #Akkadian il-, #Ugaritic i͗l, Hebrew ʔēl, maybe some others. Those last two are used both as common nouns and as names, uppercase-G ‘God’, ‘El’. 2/20
Meanwhile, there’s this other form, which reconstructs as *ʔilāh- (unchanged in Classical #Arabic). This is the basic word for ‘god, deity’ in Arabic and #Aramaic, e.g. Biblical Aramaic ʔĕlāh, #Syriac aloho/allåhå. 3/20
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Getting the message out about the #COVID19 vaccine programme remains of utmost importance.

With this in mind, #NHS workers throughout the region have recorded messages in a variety of languages. Please share with those that need to hear.

#Arabic with Dr Mai Elftise:
#Czech with Anna Jancova:
#Hindi with Dr Mohit Mandiratta:
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🔥 LAST TALK on #BreadandNet 2021!

What are the implications of the #Facebook Papers for Arabic-speaking users, especially in light of the company's failure to adequately moderate #Arabic language content?

a very timely discussion with @Bissan_Fakih @DiaKayyali and @marwasf!
@Bissan_Fakih @DiaKayyali @marwasf "The #Facebook leaks reveal that it's the worst case scenario for Arabic speakers, although Arabic is a widely spoken language on the platform." @DiaKayyali
"There's bad moderation for a lot of users. At the same time, they're doing a horrible job at training their machine learning systems. These machine learning algorithms want to please Facebook, and they will act as they're trained." Dia
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I recently learned from @fatemaaaahmad that @Middlebury is developing a CVE game. This is disappointing, but not surprising. A decade ago, I got a scholarship to study #Arabic at Middlebury's summer institute and my experience there was pretty disturbing
National security was an undertone of the program. My class included a student from the #ARMY, the #CIA, and a #Zionist. Instead of studying #Arabic in peace, I felt like I constantly had to do better because I knew that Arabic was going to used to hurt members of my community
At one point during the summer, the CIA came to do a presentation on careers with them since Arabic language skills would be a valuable asset. I didn't attend the presentation because I couldn't handle it, but my friend who passed by the room said it was overflowing with students
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Role of #Hindu Poets in the Evolution of #Urdu #Poetry by Ganpat Sahay Srivastav…
Published in 1929 #Allahabad #UP , #India

@mazdaki @barbarikon @microMAF
متعصب تنگ نظر مسلمان شعراء ، سرسید ، جسٹس امیر علی ، مودودی ، اشرف علی تھانوی نے #اردو زبان کو اسلامی قرار دیا تھا بغیر کسی دلیل کے جبکہ زبان کا کوئی مذہب نہیں ہوتا کتاب پڑھیے “ اردو شاعری کے ارتقاء میں #ہندو شعراء کا حصہ از گنپت سہائے سریواستو | @FShirin…
اردو شاعری کے ارتقاء میں #ہندو شعراء کا حصہ از گنپت سہائے سریواستو…
مطبوعہ : الہ آباد ، ہندوستان ۱۹۶۹

#شاعری #ادب #اردو #صلح_کل

@yusufpore @husainhaqqani @Saimi29 @zarqajaved @ShakirAnsari123
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Do you know the story of #coffee?

Sure you get it from Starbucks or grind it at home but its story was not as simple as farm to pot

The story involves dancing goats, Fatwa, babtization, kings, revolutions, patriotism, Beethoven

Coffee has a rich & troubling history

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1/ 1st, the legend:

Legend has it that an #Ethiopian goat herder named Kaldi witnessed his goats gamboling after eating coffee shrub’s red fruit. Perplexed, Kaldi tried the fruit himself and realized the same effect on him. A monk witnessed it & took some of the fruit with him.
2/ Now, the history:

The coffee plant and fruit has been used for 1000s of years but it wasn’t until the 13 century when the beans were roasted, which sky rocketed its popularity. Coffee originated in Ethiopia but it was across the Red Sea, in #Yemen, it was first cultivated.
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Today's thread follows the historical linguistics to the present. As discussed, Nubia has a long & rich history of writing, starting w/ Meroitic script, before Old Nubian writing rose to dominance in the 6-15th C.
But what about today? How has Nubian writing been kept alive?
1/22 Teacher writing Nubian on w...
Well, the truth is, for the longest time, Nubian script had gone more or less extinct (as far as we know, anyway). Writing in Nubia, as is the case with many world cultures, was closely tied with religion, and religious change usually meant script change.
2/22 Nubian tomb with Old Nubian...Nubian children learning Ar...
The Meroitic writing system, based on Egyptian hieroglyphs and Demotic, corresponded to a period of history where Nubians and Egyptians shared a religion. Old Nubian, primarily based on Greek, corresponded to the Christian era of Nubia.
3/22 Meroitic funerary stele fro...Wall painting at Faras, Nub...
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