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  • Dennis Ross of course never studied the Middle East, although he brags that he can say "shukran" when prompted.

    Friday, July 18, 2008

  • He does use the word "shukran" when appearing on Arab media--I have to be fair here.

    Wednesday, May 14, 2008

  • Also, did you hear that President Obama used the word "shukran" which means "thank you," in Arabic, to say "thank you," to an Arab?

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • Could it be that the reason he didn’t say "shukran" on the campaign trail was because he wasn’t addressing, say, the king of Saudi Arabia, rather than the "emergence" of his "Muslim roots"?

    David Petraeus IS A SECRET MUSLIM | ATTACKERMAN

  • During President Obama’s Cairo trip earlier this month, the press corps finally uncovered the truth about President Obama: by saying "shukran" — the Arabic word for "thanks" — to an Arabic-speaking audience, he secretly converted to Islam.

    Obama Converts To German | ATTACKERMAN

  • And to all the Arab Americans who participated in one way or another by sharing their lives, experiences, thoughts, analysis, and insights with me, shukran jazeelan!

    A Country Called AMREEKA

  • Instead of just saying a simple shukran, thank-you, Tayeb always had to say shukran jazeelan, and he never hesitated to add a rahmit Allah or a bismillah alrahman al-rahim when he could.

    A Country Called AMREEKA

  • But to most Arabs, Exhibit #1 of America's neocon-noble attempt at democracy happened to sadly descend into the carnage that has wracked Iraq since 2003, and like quicksand before an oasis, Arabs are quick to exclaim "laa shukran" (no thanks).

    Amb. Marc Ginsberg: "I Have a Mirage!" Bush Declares to the Arab World

  • According to Cuoco, a 46-year-old Tucson, Ariz.-native, he always receives a welcoming response and “shukran,” Arabic for “thank you,” from the locals for his help.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • And those who benefit will say thank you, gracias and shukran.

    CNN Transcript Jan 12, 2008

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