[conspire] NYLXS Press Release on the OLPC Project

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Wed Apr 30 17:36:58 PDT 2008

So wrote Rick Moen on Sunday, 27 April 2008:
> > Nor would it pull a child out of a Madrasha in Pakistan which teaches
> > Jihad....
> I _do_ get tired of people using this word as a shibboleth and ignoring
> its full meaning and connotations.  It means "striving" or "struggle".  
> You and I are engaged in jihad al-lisan, for example (striving with
> one's tongues, aka debate).
> I don't know a _lot_ of Arabic, just enough to potentially get in
> trouble at falafel stands on account of my outrageous kibbutznik accent.
> (On the other hand, I _can_ pronounce "shibboleth" correctly, and so
> don't risk being slain as a one of those nasties from the tribe of
> Ephraim.[1])

"U.S. ban words 'Mujahideen' and 'Jihad'"

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