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The Arabs As Seen Fifty Years Ago

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Submitted by Judith (United States), Mar 6, 2012 at 14:28

Oh, this is so good! The one dimensional look at the sociology of Arab culture and life as portrayed by those such as Desmond Stewart has been a conundrum to me for so long. Standing outside looking from afar is about the best so many people have been able to do. Islamic culture is in a world of its own. Most Arabs embraced this culture more than a thousand years ago and to this date it has not changed much from its original bigotry against other cultures, masoganistic treatment of women, and exploitation of the poor, unwashed, uneducated masses, all of which saddens me. While enjoying women, the hash pipe and song has been a past time for the idle rich, the majority in Arab society enjoy little frivolity and I guess he missed the abundance of hijabs and burkahs. He must have walked around with his eyes closed. If there was a true western-styled civilization in Arab culture at large, surely they would have stopped killing each other long ago and the current Arab sandstorm would truly be a "spring." If only....maybe one day...probably not in my life-time...maybe in 2062, but I won't be here!

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