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Old 03.11.2020, 15:58
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Re: Robert Fisk, RIP

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If you don't take the word of an Arab for it, perhaps you will take the word of a British journalist.
He was fluent in vernacular Arabic, his interviews with Bin Laden, who speaks little English were conducted in Arabic without a translator present. I also have a lot of respect for Brian Whitaker who you linked to, and yes he may have a point that Fisk made elementary mistakes but then he's not an Arabic language scholar.

Even by EF expat standards, to live in the Middle East for 44 years and not speak the lingo would be some feat.
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