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Mr. Ebrahim Soufiani and his Lost Facts

Posted on | December 18, 2012 | No Comments

Mr. Soufiani’s “research”

Mr ” Eb Soufiani ” ‘ s account on facebook http://www.facebook.com/eb.soufiani . He spreads the false claim that he had worked together with Mr. Jamali for 8 or 10 years, which is untrue. He invented this claim for selling his first publication called “The Lost Key”, in which he seems to write about his cultural perception of his home country Iran.

However, as far as the “cooperation” with Mr. Jamali is concerned: This author doesn’t even give any exact citations and exact references to Mr. Jamali’s books in his “Lost Key”. The only “mentions” within his main narrative text are those you see below. From page 3, 10 and page 1 in chapter 1 … the paging is a bit confusing in this book.

In the end of his book put a list with some of Mr. Jamali’s titles (falsely in English, one’s that originally are Persian titles) trying to suggest he would refer to these. But these “references” stand absolutely lose and in no clear context whatsoever.

The worst part of his book is his glossary which simplifies terms that picked up from Mr. Jamali’s work.

So this is how Mr. Jamali is referred to in Mr. Soufiani’s book:

“This book is dedicated to people who love their pets, who are nice to others, and who are excited by the prospect of exchanging new and intellectual ideas. You’re a rare and special group. Secondly, this book is solely devoted to Persian thinker and philosopher, Professor Manuchehr Jamali, who has published over 150 books in Persian literature, in Persian language. This book is the result of over 8 years of study into a fraction on the research works of this great man.”

“This book is the result of over 8 years of study into the research books of Persian thinker and professor, Manuchehr
Jamali, who has published over 150 books in Persian literature in Persian language.” (…)

“It is a reference to over 40 years of research work of Professor Manuchehr Jamali, a Persian philosopher, who has
published over 150 books in Persian Literature.” [don’t know where Mr. Soufiani gets this “150 books” idea from?]

“I have worked over 8 years on Persian philosophy with Professor Manuchehr Jamali who is a Persian philosopher. This is to bring a tiny fraction of his great work in research in this book in an attempt to boost the mental capacity of a free man in this world who just wants to rely to her/his common sense to serve mankind.”

We won’t however spent any money to sue him; the silliness of this authors venture speak against itself.

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