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Prayers and gender, oil wealth and hypocritical behavior

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Submitted by Jacques Hadida (United States), Dec 31, 2015 at 15:43

You said: ' where else does one find prayer rooms separated by gender' It seems to me that you have not gone lately to a conservative temple or a Chabad synagogue For on both, genders are separated. I am surprised that this came to you as a shock . As for the Gulf oil revenues, you do notice not a major change from 2010 to 2015. So where is the big deal? How can one feel bad about these countries where so many billions are pouring in and not too many of them go to charity? Am sorry, I cannot feel bad about that. As for booze and bikini, how can you not consider this behavior as being hypocritical?

All to say, yes the Gulf is different from the rest of the Arab world but it still have progress to do before it can compare itself to America.

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Daniel Pipes replies:

Obviously, I meant Muslim prayer rooms.

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