Reading Arabic is 'Hard for Brain', which is a study done by Israeli scientists in the University of Haifa.
Here's what's sad about this, the Arabic language has been around for thousands of years. More than 300 million speak it on a daily basis in Arabic countries, and almost a billion people speak some of it at least in their prayers as the language of the Quran is Arabic. There's 23 Arabic countries whose official spoken and contractual language is Arabic. There's hundreds of universities and scientists and linguists scattered around in the Arab world, and elsewhere. With all of these numbers, scientists in ISRAEL make this study and publish their findings! This is shameful.
What's shameful is not that its particularly done in Israel, what's shameful is that a non-Arabic group is responsible for the study, regardless where they're from.
Arabs have been moaning for a while about how we're losing our language, and that the newer generations are getting worse at it and how we must act together to preserve Arabic. No one bothered to scientifically study why Arabic is hard to learn, and why is the new generation finding it difficult to learn it and easier to learn other languages, namely English. Especially these days when English is so widely spoken and used.
The Israelis did this study because in many schools and universities in Israel, Arabic language studies is mandatory. When they found that the Israelis are facing difficulties in learning this language, they decided to find out why...
Most Arabs go by their daily lives thinking that if it's not broken, why fix or change it. At the same time, there's constant criticism of how many things are actually broken and waiting to be fixed. Looking at the impotent governments for an answer that never came and will never come, or looking toward God for some miracle that will never come either because no one is doing anything to deserve it.
The sad outcome to all of this is what you see today. Our inability to advance, our lingering and rusting status-quo that is leading to decaying and crumbling countries and societies. The result will be us, Arabs, being swept away with a tide of developed and advanced nations in the name of progression and expansion. And when all is lost, we'll look back and we'd have nothing and no one to blame but ourselves.