Re: How factual are second-hand translations?

From: John Clark (
Date: Fri Jan 04 2002 - 22:57:36 MST

Dossy <>

>are you basing your "facts" on a translation that's bankrolled
> by the United States?

I don't know who paid for the translation I read, probably nobody.
Millions of people on this planet that can speak Arabic and English
but I have not heard of any complaints that the translation significantly
distorted the meaning of the message, not by the radical organizations
themselves, not by militant Islamic countries, not by Arab-Americans,
not by anybody. As this is the biggest story in years I suspect I would have
heard something by now if the translation was misleading. By the way,
what's the difference between a translation and a second-hand translations?

           John K Clark

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