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I noticed you commented on the BLP noticeboard on material for Yusuf al-Qaradawi. Do you speak Arabic? Your continued input on the noticeboard is much appreciated. (My Arabic is quite poor, actually) VR talk 18:01, 20 February 2011 (UTC)

No I don't speak Arabic, so I am not qualified to judge translations. The point of my comments on the BLP notice board was simply to say that MEMRI was probably taking material selectively since the 2 segments were less then a minute long.

I was not trying to idealize Qaradawi either. He does hold positionso n the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that I do not agree with, such as the legitimacy of the killing of Israeli civilians. That being said I do believe much has been incorrectly attributed to him for purposes of discrediting all him as an individual Yster76 [[User talk:Yster76| 21:40 (UTC)

I completely agree with you. Qaradawi's positions on killing Israeli civilians are contrary to human rights and Islam. Thousands of Muslim clerics have accused him of "providing a religious cover for terrorism".[1] And that's Saudi clerics, who are known for their orthodoxy.
At the same time its important not exaggerate Qaradawi's statements. Also please comment on the discussion at Talk:Yusuf al-Qaradawi, since we're going over the same issues.VR talk 05:29, 21 February 2011 (UTC)

Sorry guys for the interruption. It's true about MEMRI, but they work so hard to hide their biasness. Actually, many of their founders are formal Israeli militant and officials, so there's no need to guess why their articles are like that :). Anyways, I've studied and lived in the Middle-East for sometime, so my Arabic is academically acceptable. Keep me in your list if you need any help in the future, and we can research it together. AdvertAdam talk 23:00, 11 May 2011 (UTC)

Qaradawi Article revert[edit]

You reverted this text:

"Brookings Institution member, Shadi Hamid points out that Qaradawi is in the mainstream of Egyptian society, and that he also has appeal among Egyptians who are not Islamist"

Putting it back to this:

Brookings Institution member, Shadi Hamid sees no threat from Qaradawi and states that he is in the mainstream of Egyptian society, and that he also has appeal among Egyptians who are not Islamist.

Your reasoning was that the earlier text was more NPOV. Why do you feel that?

Personally, I think that "sees no threat" is an interpretation on what Hamid might of meant. Unless I missed it, I couldn't find where Hamid said that. Not being "distinctive or radical" in the context of Egypt, doesn't necessarily imply that he's not a threat.

I'm planning on getting rid of the staetment that "he's not a threat", and keeping it straightforward and simply regarding what he said. But I wanted to discuss it with you first.

What was your objection to getting rid of "sees no threat"? Did Hamid actually say that, and I just missed it in the article?

-- Bob drobbs (talk) 20:10, 6 March 2011 (UTC)

The initial reason why I used NPOV is because "points out" presents something as a fact. Having said that in retrospect I can see that Shadi Hamid did not in anyway say that he wasn't a threat just that he was in the Egyptian mainstream. So I can understand why you would change it.

Yster76 talk 21:53, 6 March 2011 (UTC)

Original Research[edit]

You added some information to the article of Yusuf al-Qaradawi citing "Showing a more complete view". I have removed this as it isOriginal research and a breach of WP:OR. I strongly recommend, you read the Wikipedia policies on biographies WP:BLP so to understand why the section was removed and the strict standards of sourcing. If you feel, a view is incomplete, by all means, do find some independent reliable secondary source to cover the information. Otherwise it will be deemed non-notable and possibly a POV. Sometimes we have to do a little digging, but if it's notable, it will be out there. Darkwaterahead (talk) 09:42, 8 March 2011 (UTC)

Apostasy edit?[edit]

You have explained your edit: "the site linked to is clearly biased. There are many references to Islamic scholars who do not port the penalty for apostasy in this article." How can be biased? The same article by Yusuf Al-Qaradawi can be found on many neutral sites by searching: (yusuf apostasy major minor). And there is no scholar (alim) in the original linked articles that rejects the capital punishment. Davidelah (talk) 22:07, 11 May 2011 (UTC)

They quoted the source accurately but my contention was that it was being presented as fact not as opinion. There are Islamic scholars who say that the penalty is no longer applicable.

Jamal Badawi who is a member of the Fiqh Council of North America writes,"The preponderance of evidence from both the Qur’an and Sunnah indicates that there is no firm ground for the claim that apostasy is in itself a mandatory fixed punishment [Hadd], namely capital punishment"

He goes on to state that the punishment was meant for protecting the early Muslim community, not simply for leaving Islam.

Also the Grand Mufti of Egypt, Ali Gomaa has also said that the penalty no longer applies

Yster (User talk:Yster76) 03:35, 12 May 2011 (UTC)

Meet-up: Editors from Malaysia[edit]

Hello! You might or might not have seen me around here as I've not been active in Wikipedia the past few months. Before leaving for NS, it was my intention to form a Malaysian user group. I'm still very much interested in forming the group. However, before forming the group, I would love to organize a meet-up between editors of the Malaysian editing community to test the waters and hear what you guys might have to say. To my knowledge, there has not been a Wikipedia meet-up in this country before. I don't mind organizing the meet-up but need to know if anyone is interested in joining the meet-up. So... please reply and let me know if you would be interested in joining a meet-up and your ideas/thoughts about a user group. Thank you.

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Hello, thank you for participating in WikiProject Malaysia! As per my previous message and the responses made, I'm organizing an informal Skype conference call on February 5th, 20:00 - 21:30 (Malaysian time). I'd love for you to join this chat. If you do not have a Skype but wish to join the chat, let me know and I'll try to work something out. iFurther details can be found at the Meetups page. You can also leave any suggestions or comments on that page. Please RVSP and hope to "meet" you there! Bejinhan talks 14:19, 1 February 2013 (UTC)

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Domestic violence against men[edit]

Hi Yster. So I've been following the additions you've been making to domestic violence against men, translating material from the Spanish wiki and introducing it. Some really good work. The reason I mention it is because just before you started bringing in the new material, I started work on a complete overhaul of the entire article, introducing a lot more references/empirical research/quotations/stats etc. When I saw what you were doing, I put my stuff on hold, because there's no point in us overlapping. So I'm just curious do you have much more left to do, or do you know roughly when you might be finished? I'm not trying to rush you or anything, I'm just wondering. Cheers. Bertaut (talk) 21:49, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

Hello, Bertaut, I appreciate the complements on my editions. As it happens, I only have to complete that last section critiquing Steinmatz's study before I'm done. As to when, I'm afraid I won't be able to find time until Sunday to do it. I hope this does not cause too much inconvenience. Best of luck on adding new information.

Yster76 (talk) 23:47, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

No, not at all. I'm in no rush to get my stuff done, I was just wondering on a general timeframe. Whenever you get it done is fine by me. Thanks for letting me know. Bertaut (talk) 23:42, 13 June 2014 (UTC)