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Muslims Celebrate After Biden Uses Arabic Term 'Inshallah' During Debate by OLAADEGBU(m): 1:45pm On Oct 01, 2020
Biden Says Arabic Word Frequently Used by Muslims During Debate
By Erin Coates
Published September 30, 2020 at 9:53am


Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden used the Arabic word “inshallah” during a discussion on President Donald Trump’s tax returns at the first presidential debate Tuesday night.

Moderator Chris Wallace had asked Trump about a recent article from The New York Times that said the Republican president paid only $750 in federal income taxes per year in 2016 and 2017.

"I've paid millions of dollars, and you’ll get to see it," Trump replied.

"When?" Biden asked. "Inshallah?"

Biden’s campaign confirmed to NPR that the former vice president had used the Arabic word that means "Allah willing" or "if Allah wills it."

TRENDING: Biden Says Arabic Word Frequently Used by Muslims During Debate

The word is often used sarcastically by Muslims to express doubt that someone will do something that they claim they plan to do.

Some American Muslims and others praised Biden on social media for his inclusivity.

A BuzzFeed News immigration reporter called it "a historic moment in America."

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Other people were not impressed.

One commentator even called Biden's use of the word "colonial and derogatory."

Fadi Helani, a linguistics professor at Montclair State University, told The Washington Post that the phrase seemed too sophisticated for someone who doesn’t speak the language to use in a presidential debate.

"Inshallah" is used to expressed hope for the desired outcome in formal Arabic, including in media interviews and news conferences, according to Helani.

When it is used in informal conversation, the word can be used sarcastically "to mean that the hope or statement is too good to be true," The Post reported.

"If somebody says talks about passing a test, and you say, ‘inshallah,’ that means you’re hoping they pass," Helani said.

"But if somebody says that, and you know they’re a lazy student, ‘inshallah’ means you don't believe them at all."

Helani said that Biden's use of the word was sarcastically "casting doubt" on Trump's claim he would release the tax returns.

https://www.westernjournal.com/biden-says-arabic-word-frequently-used-muslims-debate/

Do you think Biden was pandering to Muslim Americans?

Re: Muslims Celebrate After Biden Uses Arabic Term 'Inshallah' During Debate by yanabasee(m): 1:54pm On Oct 01, 2020
Seems their votes will be determined based on religion.....
Re: Muslims Celebrate After Biden Uses Arabic Term 'Inshallah' During Debate by Kestolove(f): 2:01pm On Oct 01, 2020
The two of them are not ready
Re: Muslims Celebrate After Biden Uses Arabic Term 'Inshallah' During Debate by PlayerMeji: 2:11pm On Oct 01, 2020
Lots of planned activities before and during the American presidential election.

This was also planned..

To sway the views of the Muslim communities in America.

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Re: Muslims Celebrate After Biden Uses Arabic Term 'Inshallah' During Debate by okosodo: 2:14pm On Oct 01, 2020
Biden wooing muslims. Armageddon is real
Re: Muslims Celebrate After Biden Uses Arabic Term 'Inshallah' During Debate by ACxxxMAN: 4:45pm On Oct 01, 2020
Politicians are Desperados . They can go any measure of deceit to attain power. Buhari come to mind.
Re: Muslims Celebrate After Biden Uses Arabic Term 'Inshallah' During Debate by sagenaija: 7:23pm On Oct 01, 2020
Why Joe Biden Used the Phrase:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APg_mB2Tdzs
Re: Muslims Celebrate After Biden Uses Arabic Term 'Inshallah' During Debate by OLAADEGBU(m): 10:59pm On Oct 01, 2020
yanabasee:


Seems their votes will be determined based on religion.....

I don't see how any Muslim will vote for Trump.

Re: Muslims Celebrate After Biden Uses Arabic Term 'Inshallah' During Debate by OLAADEGBU(m): 11:18am On Oct 02, 2020
Kestolove:


The two of them are not ready

What do you mean they are not ready? Trump is already the President and will be re-elected by the grace of God.

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Re: Muslims Celebrate After Biden Uses Arabic Term 'Inshallah' During Debate by Nobody: 1:04pm On Oct 02, 2020
So this joe biden have finally turn to a pussy,wonders shall never end grin cheesy cool wink.Trump for President.

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Re: Muslims Celebrate After Biden Uses Arabic Term 'Inshallah' During Debate by Subduer: 4:07pm On Oct 02, 2020
The DemonRats are as satanic as the Moslems

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Re: Muslims Celebrate After Biden Uses Arabic Term 'Inshallah' During Debate by HedwigesMaduro(m): 5:13pm On Oct 02, 2020
PlayerMeji:
Lots of planned activities before and during the American presidential election.

This was also planned..

To sway the views of the Muslim communities in America.

They sure want to play on the gullibility of religious people...as is tradition in Nigeria.

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Re: Muslims Celebrate After Biden Uses Arabic Term 'Inshallah' During Debate by CodeTemplar: 5:24pm On Oct 02, 2020
Probably wants to warm himself into their hearts. Trump to should say "niggar"
Re: Muslims Celebrate After Biden Uses Arabic Term 'Inshallah' During Debate by Subduer: 5:36pm On Oct 02, 2020
Every Christian in America should pray to bring in TEN more votes on 11.3. This is a battle between the True Light & false light, John 1:9,
and between the True Righteousness & satanic Iniquity, Hebrews 1:9.

Re: Muslims Celebrate After Biden Uses Arabic Term 'Inshallah' During Debate by Karlovich: 5:47pm On Oct 02, 2020
Pandering as usual from Democrats
Re: Muslims Celebrate After Biden Uses Arabic Term 'Inshallah' During Debate by OLAADEGBU(m): 4:08pm On Oct 11, 2020
Karlovich:


Pandering as usual from Democrats

That is their name. cheesy

Re: Muslims Celebrate After Biden Uses Arabic Term 'Inshallah' During Debate by OLAADEGBU(m): 7:07am On Nov 13, 2020
I can imagine some people rejoicing now. cool

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