posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 05:29 AM
Originally posted by thedman
reply to post by Tussilago
Confusion over same/similar sounding Arabic names
Also problems translating names to English
Wit look how many different name renderings of late Libyan dictator Gaddafi
Muammar Gaddafi" is the spelling used by Time, Newsweek, Reuters, BBC News, the majority of the British press, and the English service of
Al-Jazeera. The Associated Press, MSNBC, CNN, NPR, PBS, and the majority of the Canadian press use "Moammar Gadhafi". The Library of Congress uses
"Qaddafi, Muammar" as the primary name. The Edinburgh Middle East Report uses "Mu'ammar Qaddafi" and the U.S. Department of State uses "Mu'ammar
Al-Qadhafi", although the White House chooses to use "Muammar el-Qaddafi". The Xinhua News Agency uses "Muammar Khaddafi" in its English reports.
The New York Times uses "Muammar el-Qaddafi". The Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times of the Tribune Company, and Agence France-Presse use
Go to local phone directory - How many Smiths are there? How many John Smith?
So how does one translate "Ahmed" into English?
Passports have the correct spelling of an individuals name and I am quite sure Gaddifi's name is spelled correctly in his passport. How journalists
chose to phonetically spell his name how they see fit has no bearing on the 15 living hijackers.
The only thing confusing in these parts is the confusion you are trying to sow.
Misspellings of names only arise if the misspell-er is lying through his teeth, making things up has he goes a long or is making excuses.
The US authorities were emphatic about the identities of the 19 hijackers with names and correlating photos. The fact that one of the living hijackers
had his passport stolen in the 1990s, on a visits to the US no less, suggests something grave. It suggests that the US authorities were unaware of the
source of the information they had of the 19 named individuals and that the information was feed to them by another party. The US government was given
How can the US blame so many people for the hijackings and get it so wrong? Many of the living hijackers never visited the US. How did the US
government get the details of ordinary Arab Joe Bloggs that never visited the US and blame them for 9/11?
edit on 23-3-2012 by MI5edtoDeath