The arabs are not like us - by an expat working in Saudi Arabia

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The arabs are not like us - by an expat working in Saudi Arabia

A very good article on the differences between Western civilization and Arabic civilization. Its rare to get such deep observation that is so bluntly honest and at the same time with often humorous observations.

He notes that " over the long run we are going to have to hammer these people hard to get them to quit messing with Western Civilization. "

 http://maggiesfarm.anotherd...

Main points
1) They don't think the same way we do.
2) When you meet them in just the right circumstances, they are a very likable people.
3) Their values are fundamentally different from ours, their self-esteem is derived from a different source.
4) Not only can they not build the infrastructure of a modern society, they can't maintain it either.
5) They do not think of obligations as running both ways.
6) In warfare, we think they are sneaky cowards, they think we are hypocrites.
7) In rhetoric, they don't mean to be taken seriously and they don't understand when we do.
8) They don't place the same value on an abstract conception of Truth as we do, and they routinely believe things of breathtaking absurdity.
9) They do not have the same notion of cause and effect as we do.
10) We take for granted that we are a dominant civilization still on the way up. They are acutely aware that they are a civilization on the skids.
11) We think that everybody has a right to their own point of view, they think that idea is not only self-evidently absurd, but evil.
12) Our civilization is destroying theirs. We cannot share a world in peace. They understand this; we have yet to learn it.
By netchicken: posted on 5-9-2007

Here is a good addition to the argument by an expat working in Dubai

The Top 20 Reasons Not to Move to Dubai

It confirms many of the points above

 http://www.escapeartist.com...
By netchicken: posted on 5-9-2007








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