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Professor of Islamic and Arabic Studies
University of Hamburg

Professor of Present-Day Oriental Studies
University of Hamburg

Professor of Islamic and Arabic Studies
Asia-Africa Institute at the University of Hamburg

Professor of Islamic and Arabic Studies
Asia-Africa Institute at the University

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Christopher Bollyn

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Prof. Gernot Rotter, professor of Islamic and Arabic Studies at the University of Hamburg said, "The American translators who listened and transcribed the tapes have apparently written a lot of things into the text that they wanted to hear, which are actually not heard on the tape no matter how many times you listen to it. "Regardless of whether Bin Laden or his organization was involved in the attacks or not, this tape is of such bad quality, is some places it cannot be understood at all, and those parts which can be understood are torn out of context so that the tape cannot be used as evidence to prove anything," Rotter said.


Gernot Rotter, professor of ...

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Gernot Rotter, professor of Islamic and Arabic Studies at the University of Hamburg, stated that "The American translators who listened to the tapes and transcribed them apparently wrote a lot of things in that they wanted to hear but that cannot be heard on the tape no matter how many times you listen to it.


Frankfurt Book Fair - Short biographies of the participants

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Gernot Rotter

Born in Opava in 1941, Gernot Rotter read Islamic Studies, African Studies and Comparative Religions in Würzburg, Bonn and Cologne.He was an academic advisor at the German Oriental Society's Orient Institute in Beirut, the Lebanon, and subsequently academic assistant at the University of Tübigen's Oriental Seminary.He has been Professor of Present-Day Oriental Studies at the University of Hamburg since 1984.


Prof. Gernot Rotter, ...

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Prof. Gernot Rotter, professor of Islamic and Arabic Studies at the Asia-Africa Institute at the University of Hamburg said "The American translators who listened to the tapes and transcribed them apparently wrote a lot of things in that they wanted to hear but that cannot be heard on the tape no matter how many times you listen to it.": http://web.archive.org/web/20021218105636/www.wdr.de/tv/monitor/beitraeg...


Prof. Gernot Rotter, ...

www.chicagoreader.com [cached]

Prof. Gernot Rotter, professor of Islamic and Arabic Studies at the Asia-Africa Institute at the University of Hamburg sums it up: "The American translators who listened to the tapes and transcribed them apparently wrote a lot of things in that they wanted to hear but that cannot be heard on the tape no matter how many times you listen to it."

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You also persist in thinking that there are lots and lots and people out there who've heard the conversation on the video and agree with the U.S. translation, dismissing Alami and Rotter.
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"You also persist in thinking that there are lots and lots and people out there who've heard the conversation on the video and agree with the U.S. translation, dismissing Alami and Rotter.
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If you look at the entire videos, even if you assume Alami and Rotter are correct, it is clear that bin Laden is taking responsibility for the attacks.
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Since Almi and Rotter didn't mention that part of the translation you have to assume they didn't find faults with it.

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