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Indian and non Arab Muslims in some ways are worse than dhimmis

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Submitted by Shishir (United Arab Emirates), Apr 16, 2013 at 09:04

We see in this case, a couple of Hyderabad (from where I hail) encouraging their daughter to copulate with this Sudanese "gentleman" in return for a 100k rs (trust me, this doesnt get you very far in the new India). The first thought of anyone reading it would be that the motiviation for parents to hand over their daughters (in the case of Afghans, also their sons) for the satisfying the perverse sexual appetites of Arab visitors would be tempted to blame the rampant poverty which compels them to do this. But they would be mistaken. It is because non-Arab Muslims hold Arabs in such high esteem that it borders on the mystical.

VS Naipaul spoke of this in Among the Believers where he refers to non Arab Muslims as little Arabs as they are culturally compelled to denigrate their non Muslim history and heritage in order to mould themselves to this Arabian import. I have personally met various Indian and Pakistani Muslims who venerated the average Arab as if he were a demigod despite all evidence to the contrary.

Let me give you an anecdotal example: a couple of years ago a tape surfaced of one of the brothers of the ruler of UAE indulging in very brutal torture of an Afghan merchant as the former accused him of swindling $5,000. There are been pretty much zero protests his actions, not in Pakistan, not in Afghanistan and definitely not in the UAE. So much so that one of my Pakistani friends on Facebook asked his friend to take down that video as in his words "it was racist against Arabs"

As long they exist Indian, Pakistani, Afghans, Indonesian, Malaysian and others (but the former in particular) will grovel and degrade themselves before Arab Muslims (even one of low status such as Sudanese in this story) till the end of time to the extant of knowingly prostituting their daughters for a few pieces of silver.

One is reminded of the Babylonian custom where all attractive women were required to cohabit with the priests of Marduk or Ishtar at some point in their life to gain religious merit.

A similar primitive thought process, I believe, applies here.


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