Sunday, June 7, 2009

Top 5 Reasons Why the West is More Dangerous Than the Middle East

All my life I have been surrounded by people scared to leave the Middle East and live in the west. They had this belief that it’s so much safer living in the Middle East than living in the west. Safer in many aspects and not only in the meaning of physical safety. So I had to do some research to come up with why Middle Easterners think so especially that, in my opinion, it’s much more fun and productive to live in the west.

I have gathered so much information that validates their point of view. They are statistics and researches conducted by the western countries and shared to the whole world. I have minimized the list to the top 5 reasons the west is more dangerous than the Middle East.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Arab Girls are Becoming Slutty - My Response

Researching the Arab world is so much fun and extremely intellectual. People in the Arab world are generally extremists and they can only see in black or white, never have shades of gray. I was looking for the actual meaning of Slut when I couldn't help but click on the title found through the search results, Arab girls are becoming slutty. The blog post was written by an angry "rebellious" female who is convinced that she is right and everyone who disagrees is wrong. This is a typical case of a typical Arab individual. As I always say, there are exceptions to every rule.

The post is as follows:

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Top 10 Reasons Why Islam is Not the Religion of Peace - My Response

I was going through websites and blogs about religions so I learn more about every single religion existed. I couldn't help but read this article written by James Arlandson who happens to have a PhD and teaches world religions and introductory philosophy at a college in southern California.

I was shocked when I read this specific post on his blog. I understand that I am not all religious although I come from both Christian and Muslim backgrounds, but I know enough to disagree with all what he said. I will quote his sentences and put them in italics so you can differentiate between my words and his. The link to his article is posted at the end of this post.

"Ever since 9/11, Muslim leaders who have access to the national media have told us that Islam is the religion of peace and that violence does not represent the essence of Muhammad's religion.

Even President Bush and Britain's Prime Minister Blair have repeated this assertion, saying that Islam has been 'hijacked' by a few violent fanatics. Is this true?

Sadly it is not, for empirical, observable facts demonstrate beyond doubt that Islam at its founding is filled with violence—in the life of Muhammad himself and in the Quran itself.

Hence, these Muslim apologists must stop misleading unsuspecting Westerners, and they must be honest about the heart of their religion, for once and for all."

He's saying that all Islam are just liars who deny the original roots of Islam, that is violence. And he also insists that Muhammad and the Quran represent violence. In his case, it's obvious he doesn't know anything from what he's talking about. All I can do is oppose every word he said by proof and by being a person who knows better than him about Islam.

I will start pointing out the ten top reasons he mentioned and talk about them in details.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Abortion - Right or Wrong?

What is abortion?

"An abortion is the termination of a pregnancy by the removal or expulsion of an embryo or fetus from the uterus, resulting in or caused by its death. An abortion can occur spontaneously due to complications during pregnancy or can be induced. Within animal husbandry abortions can be used on mammalian livestock for the health of pregnant animals or for breeding purposes. In the context of human pregnancies, an abortion induced to preserve the health of the gravida (pregnant female) is termed a therapeutic abortion, while an abortion induced for any other reason is termed an elective abortion. Abortion as a term most commonly refers to the deliberate induced abortion of a human pregnancy, while spontaneous abortions are usually termed miscarriages."Wikipedia

Abortion raises ethical, legal and religious issues. It's considered, in the West, a free choice if the fetus is less than 8 weeks old. In the Middle East, it's forbidden and banned in all cases because of religious beliefs. I am completely against abortion of all kinds and types.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Think Before You Boycott

Since the beginning of life, there are two kinds of everything, the good and the bad. Without them co-existing, there will never be balance and equilibrium in the continuity of life. Without balance everything will fall apart and everything will fail.

If we were all rich, there will never be people who can make pizza and deliver it to your house. If we were all poor, there will never be any progress in our existence. If we were all peaceful, we would never find a place to stand up because the world will be packed with people and over-flooded with everything. If we were all evil, our existence would've ceased thousands of years ago.

So without the balance of life, nothing will be able to go on. I know I said nothing related to boycotting, but I will get to the point in a bit. We humans evolve really fast, and especially in the times we're in now, we are faster than ever and the speed of our technological advances and evolution is even accelerating gradually.

Wars are the worst form of negotiation ever because it always results in physical and psychological harm for both sides. Humans are very sensitive and easily affected by their surroundings. We are born like this and will always stay like this because this is the main reason we are evolving.

Back to the good and bad, well whenever someone does good in this world, one is rewarded. And the bad is always punished. In my opinion, the stupidest and lamest punishment is boycotting. I know I might be hated for this article, but I am a very realistic and reasonable person. I have feelings too, but I don't think that boycotting will ever work on anyone.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Middle Eastern Sex Scandals

I receive tens of attachments and forwards everyday. Some of them are pretty interesting things and others are the crappiest B.S. to ever be forwarded or sent to anyone, atleast in my opinion.

Through the past month I have received four emails with the subjects: Lebanese Girls, I Love Lebanon, Fathe7a Website, and The Secret Lives of Arabs Exposed. Every email of such nature pisses me off so much so I ignore and delete.

Basically, such emails will show you pictures or videos stolen from private accounts of social networking websites for normal people, stolen from cell phones, stolen from cameras, stolen from computers etc.

There are specialized people who steal those photos or videos and then start spreading them to everyone around just for the fun of it forgetting that pictures and videos that are private should always stay private. They even created major websites with high capacity servers so people can upload all "scandals" found so everyone can access it worldwide.

People have different lifestyles and different mentalities. a girl might love to photograph herself in her undies or naked or however, a couple might like to film themselves privately when performing sexual activity, a family in their swimming suits go swimming and wouldn't like the whole world to see them in their swim suits. Well, most of what's mentioned is being exposed through demented people who like exposing other people's private life even if it can be life threatening. They simply don't care about the consequences.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Women Driving Rights in Saudi Arabia

Who said driving is meant to be only for men? Who made those rules? In this world men and women share equal rights of having the ability to do and become whatever they want. In some countries driving for women is prohibited and until now I don’t get why. Anyhow, I did some major research in well known countries that prohibit women from having their own cars or driving.

One of those countries is Saudi Arabia, since cars arrived to Saudi Arabia women were never meant to use it. It’s a strange law; however, they say they have their own reasons. So I asked a friend of mine who lives in Saudi Arabia about the reasons, and he said:

Saudi Arabia is a country ruled and run by religion and only the Islamic Sunni religion. I know it has nothing to do with women not driving. But, imagine a women, a 1000 years earlier, riding a horse or a camel. I wouldn’t make sense. Nowadays, in Saudi Arabia, it’s believed that women don’t have the stable state of mind to be able to drive. And apart from this, if a women is seen driving in Saudi Arabia, it will be disastrous. When you roam the streets in the cities of Saudi Arabia, all women either use taxis or chauffeurs. Still, guys find the ways to stalk them and follow them in their own cars to hit on them. Hitting on women in Saudi Arabia isn’t like any other country. They follow the car the girl is in until she opens her rear window and accepts that the driver of the car following her to throw a paper with his number written on it. So imagine a girl driving, she will not only be stalked or followed, she will probably be pulled over and raped. Their mentality in Saudi Arabia is limited and it all revolves about men having the ultimate right of owning and using everything.”

I was shocked when I heard this. I had lived in Saudi Arabia before, but it never occurred to me that this is the reason women are prohibited from driving. I think this is so unfair. People all over the world say that women drivers are the worst drivers ever. Well, let me correct you all, do your research before saying so because the statistics say that in every 10 accidents, men are responsible for 7 of them. Making men worse drivers than men in the entire world.

Monday, March 30, 2009


This form of art has been around for thousands of years. It's fun, it's entertaining and it's very artistic. It takes real creativity to produce good music, actually, there is no good or bad music because it all depends on the audience preference.

We are all born into a world filled with music. Music represents almost everything in this world, love, hate, misery, happiness, fear etc. We relate the music we listen to to however we feel. It's an amazing form of expression to all individuals.

I personally love Western music for the beats used and the wide variety and range of words and lyrics used. I think all Arabic music talk about the same issue over and over again. Same words, same expressions and same everything, just different video clips and sentences. Or maybe I just can't understand all they say, it's a preference. I am one of the few Arabs that don't like listening to Arabic music.

Surprisingly, many people in the West love Middle Eastern music and beats. They are even inspired by the translation of the lyrics and they see Middle Eastern music as a very interesting music art.

Music depends solely on the artist and the audience. It's a form of connection. Not all people like it though, and the ones who like music have different music tastes and preference. I guess I am stuck with the rock/pop/r&b Western music although I am an Arab.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Middle East - My Perspective

This blog is all about the West and the Middle East. I have received many comments about not having known enough about the Middle Eastern society to talk about it. People felt offended. Well, I can't blame them because anyone will feel offended if faced with the truth that we are people living in shells and we still have closed minded mentalities and limited thinking horizons.

Let me start by listing what countries I mean every time I mention the Middle East:
  • Turkey
  • Lebanon
  • Syria
  • Iraq
  • Jordan
  • Egypt
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Kuwait
  • Bahrain
  • Qatar
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Oman
  • Yemen
  • Iran
I personally have traveled to 8 of the mentioned countries and lived in 5 of them; Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and Egypt. So I am proud to say that I covered the African part, the Gulf part and the "Middle Eastern" part.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Dog Fighting - Why?

What is Dog Fighting?

"Dog fighting is a sadistic "contest" in which two dogs—specifically bred, conditioned, and trained to fight—are placed in a pit (generally a small arena enclosed by plywood walls) to fight each other for the spectators' entertainment and gambling. Fights average nearly an hour in length and often last more than two hours. Dogfights end when one of the dogs will not or cannot continue. In addition to these dogfights, there are reports of an increase in unorganized street fights in urban areas." Dogfighting Fact Sheet

This is by far the cruelest form of dog treatment ever. Supporters buy a fighting breed puppy that's cute and beautiful, starve him, hit him, abuse him and train him to hate and fight. Such people are not aware that dogs are creatures as much as we are. How one would like it if he was trained to only fight to kill? It's inhumane and it's the worst form of abuse for animals.

Dog fighting is in some countries, up until now, a sport or a game of gambling where they gamble on the which dog will win the fight. During the fight, loud voices of pain and suffering will be heard by the audience coming from the dogs fighting, not forgetting the physical pain and sometimes the death of one of them. Even if one of them survived or both did, there will be scars and painful procedures done for the dog afterwards. The dog with the most scars on his body is considered a strong dominant dog.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Civil Marriage is a Civil Right

Civil marriage is a very controversial matter in the Middle East region. Civil marriage is basically allowing a couple to get married regardless of race, religion or beliefs. All marriages in the Middle East are based on religion, and only a few religions allow different religion marriage. It’s a very complicated issue if, for instance, a Christian man wants to marry a Druze woman. In most cases they solve this problem by travelling to the closest country that allows civil marriage, Cyprus, and get married there.

Why all the hassle if our countries can provide this freedom of choice for us, the freedom of marrying the one we love for their own being and not for their religion or race or beliefs. I support fighting for the right of legalizing civil marriage in the Middle East.

What’s marriage in the first place? Marriage is when two people are officially announced as a husband and wife in front of a group of people not opposing to this unity. The paper work is only proof of their marriage. Now, what bothers me the most is that in religion, there only has to be two people as witnesses and a religious figure to announce the marriage. Let’s say two people are from different religions have different belief, they both loved each other; there has to be a way that they can get married without the religious figure because not all religions are open to other religion marriages. This is where civil marriage comes.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Does Slavery Still Exist?

The answer to this question is unfortunately YES. Slavery still exists in different kind and different forms in our times than in earlier times. First let's define the word slavery.

What is Slavery?

"Slavery is a form of forced labor where a person is compelled to work for another (sometimes called "the master" or "slave owner"). Slaves are held against their will from the time of their capture, purchase, or birth, and are deprived of the right to leave, to refuse to work, or to receive compensation (such as wages) in return for their labor." Wikipedia

Slavery started when white people used to kidnap children from their homes in Africa, ship them and sell them to the highest bidders abroad. This is something very unacceptable to all human kind who believe in humanity. Using people as slaves for masters against their will and with no return is an ugly form of abuse, even uglier than physical abuse itself.

Monday, March 16, 2009

The Islam Usual Suspects - Generalizing Terrorism

During Bush’s administration, Muslims were randomly picked and interviewed by the FBI with the assumption of them involved in some terrorist organization. It’s a common issue. From a personal experience; my uncle, Muhammad Saleh, went to America 2 years ago visiting family and friends. He was surprised when he was dragged into a small interrogation room in the airport, strip searched and then waited for anyone to appear for a long 3 hours. He was cuffed sitting on a small steel chair. He didn’t know what to expect or what’s waiting for him. A big man wearing a suit got into the room and started asking the regular question asked to a terrorist.

“Why are you here?” “Do you have any connections to a terrorist cell?” “Do you know these people (he showed pictures)?” “Where do you live?” “Why did you come from Syria?” “Do you know anything about guns?” “Have you ever owned a gun?” “Are you aware of any upcoming planned terrorist attacks?” and so on...

My uncle answered calmly and honestly every question he was asked. Then he asked the FBI agent himself: “Why am I here being interrogated by the FBI when I am only visiting family and friends?” He answered: “It’s because you’re a Muslim and your name is Muhammad.”

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Homosexuality - Mental, Physical or Just a Preference

In the middle east, homosexuality is the most shameful thing to ever exist. I was born and raised this way. I can't change what I think about it although I am trying to. It's not about me though, it's about an entire culture.

In the west, homosexuality is normal but not considered a norm. It's a very interesting thing. They say people are born with homosexuality; what defines their homosexuality then? Their mental health? Their physiology? Or they are born normal but preferred same sex relationships?

First let's talk about homosexuality in the west and the middle east.

Middle East
  • Homosexuality is forbidden, unaccepted and very wrong
  • Homosexuality is sometimes considered a "fashion" or a "cool" experience
  • Having a homosexual son or daughter is enough reason for the parents to murder the sibling to prevent shame and defend their honor
  • A gay person is always considered a guy "acting like a girl, giving oral sex receiving anal sex"
  • Homosexuals have homosexual friends and few straight friends. For guy, homosexuals normally have more female friends.
  • A homosexual is forced to get out of his preference and marry from the opposite sex after all
  • Homosexuals have normal relationships but very discretely
  • Homosexuals never expose themselves in public in their true "nature"
  • Homosexuality in the middle east is more of an experience rather than a lifetime "sexual abnormality"
  • Homosexuality is normal and accepted
  • Some countries allow same sex marriages
  • Adoption for a homosexual couple is allowed
  • In some countries, they have their own parades
I think there are many reasons behind homosexuality based on the research I conducted. Homosexuality can be a physical disorder. Let me explain. Some people are born males, but have very small or sometimes tiny genitals and their hormones are unstable that they can't reach puberty. In females, some are born with a high testosterone amount in their body that they start developing male voices, big clitoris, small breasts and facial hair, they are the characteristics of males. In this case a male with this disorder turn into a homosexual from the femininity and the female can turn into a homosexual because of the extra masculinity. of course such conditions can be treated or the person can, with the recent advanced medicine, have a sex change surgery. They can't help it because they are born with this disorder.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Western Expectations for the Middle East

For the past decade, western countries are trying their best to change the mentalities and policies of middle eastern countries. They are open minded people with governments providing everything needed for their people. At least that’s the way they see it. Sex, relationships, alcohol, porn, ultimate democracy and rights are their norms. In the middle east it’s very hard to impose such mentalities.

In the middle east, many wars took place, many mass accommodations occurred, and religion is a very important part of the everyday life of a typical middle eastern person. Middle easterners follow their leaders blindfolded and see that they’re doing their best for the country. Few countries are run by “democracy”.

The west keeps sending troops and creating wars in the middle east in the name of “change”. But the big question is if middle easterners can accept this change. I think through the past decades, if not centuries, we showed that we don’t like to change our norms. Each country or region have different believes , cultures and traditions from the rest. Why to impose their way of life on us. Many of us are happy the way things are and others support this change.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Are Men and Women Equal?

Men and women can never be equal. I wrote a very interesting article about equality between men and woman and how to be able to reach the closest to “equality”. I put it between quotations because I didn’t literally mean equality, it meant more like harmony. You can find the article HERE.

In the west, almost all countries have made it clear that woman have the "same exact equal" rights as men. Whereas, in the middle east, women have very little rights compared to men. This is due to religion.

Personally I’m against both. Because women and men can never be equal, and also they both have the same rights. Having the same rights doesn’t mean reaching equality. Equality between men and women is almost impossible physically, emotionally and mentally. Not forgetting that there is no gender superior to the other.

In Islam, a man has the right to marry 4 women. A man has the power to end the marriage whenever he feels like it by saying one word. In every religion, men have more rights and more power over women. Let’s take a quick look at all three religions or at all other religions. In every single one of them, the messenger is a male, the holy figure is a male, God is a male. Of course there are few exceptions, but this is the case in general. Is that fair? Is it true?

Thursday, March 5, 2009

The Iraq War is Over - Obama is Executing Bush's Original Plan

I was watching The Daily Show with John Stewart, March 3rd 2009 episode. It's quite an interesting show. Anyway to get to the point, there is the sketch called "Mess O'Potamia - The Iraq War is Over". The sketch speaks about the "new" plan of withdrawing the American troops from Iraq, except a few dozens of thousands soldiers.

The video I embedded is a must see. The video include Obama's speech regarding the matter and regarding the so-called "new" plan, compared to Bush's speech about the earlier plan. Surprisingly, they both said the SAME EXACT SENTENCES but with a change in a word or two. The Obama's plan is supposedly to be executed in August 2010.

I understand the Democrats won the elections over the Republicans. But honestly, Middle Eastern hopes for a better change in the region by the Obama administration are fading away as everyday passes by. As I said in mentioned in an earlier post, we Middle Easterns can't hold on to hope from any type of administration in the United States because after all it's the United States administration and not the world's administration. They do what's best for their own country.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Proposal, Engagement, Marriage and Divorce - Part IV

The Divorce (Part IV)

Divorce is one of the worst things ever in my personal opinion. I think when anyone is to be married, it has to be forever. The partner has to be chosen carefully as the one and only for the remaining years of one's life.

In the West, divorce is a very hard thing. In the Middle East it's very easy to get a divorce unless the couple is Christian.


Divorce in the west is a very hard thing to get. There has to be many settlements depending on the laws of divorce. Also the religious aspect of divorce is very complicated as they advice the couple to try counseling then they ask different opinions then the couple have to wait for the approval. It's very complicated.

Yet, they don't choose there life partners wisely. Even some law firms have compelling advertisements for them such as "Life is too short. Get a divorce". Divorce rates are increasing each year. This is all due to making the wrong decisions and choosing the wrong life partners. The good thing about a divorced man or woman in the west is that none of them is talked about. They can normally go on with their lives and have different partners.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Proposal, Engagement, Marriage and Divorce - Part III

The Marriage (Part III)

Marriage everywhere is somehow the same. Vows are exchanged, witnesses are available, the couple is in their wedding outfits, they're announced married to the public, a wedding party, then the honeymoon starts.

There are a few differences between the west and the middle east regarding the application of the wedding; and the conditions and rules between the couple when they're married.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Proposal, Engagement, Marriage and Divorce - Part II

The Engagement (Part II)


In the west, engagement is the part that comes after the proposal. When a person proposes, the ring that’s given is the engagement ring. The engagement is not a trial period of letting the couple get to know each other, it’s more of a period that lets the couple prepare for the wedding and for the marital life. It’s serious and it’s all about commitment. Normally the engagement in the west happens after the couple truly knows each other and the parents have nothing to do with them.

The priorities for a western engaged couple:
  • Living together
  • Meeting the parents
  • Getting to know each other’s dos and don’ts
  • Sexual intercourse
  • Focus on the future living standard and finances
  • Prepare for the wedding
Middle East

Engagement in the middle east is the most complicated part of a relationship. It can be the stage where two people met through their parents and got engaged to get to know each other; or it can be the stage where the relationship between two is made official to the society, extended family, relatives and friends.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Proposal, Engagement, Marriage and Divorce - Part I

The Proposal (Part I)


Two people meet each other, they share life experiences together, they live together, they learn the most they can about each other, then they say "I Love You."

"I Love You." Such a strong meaningful word, the way it's said creates a strong feeling of security and comfort. Love is hard to find, hard to express and hard to maintain. So when they have the nerve to say it, they mean it. It's not in movies, it's not in books, it's true and real.

In the West, proposals take so much planning. It's romantic and sincere. It means a lot and it's the most important things after marriage for the male and the female. Two people fall in love, one of them proposes to the other, they put on the rings, and they're engaged. It's just genuine. I personally love how it's done, even for celebrities, the proposal is a major part in the relationship where major magazines should be there and major events should take place.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Psychotherapy - Overrated in the West and Underrated in the Middle East

What is Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is an intentional interpersonal relationship used by trained psychotherapists to aid a client in problems of living. It aims to increase the individual's sense of well-being and reduce their subjective sense of discomfort. Psychotherapists employ a range of techniques based on experiential relationship building, dialogue, communication and behavior change and that are designed to improve the mental health of a client or patient, or to improve group relationships (such as in a family). Psychotherapy may be performed by practitioners with a number of different qualifications, including psychologists, marriage and family therapists, licensed clinical social workers, counselors, psychiatric nurses, and psychiatrists.
For a complete definition of Psychotherapy CLICK HERE

In the West

Every American family should have a family therapist (psychotherapist). Also in other Western countries. Family therapists are must-haves. They are recommended when anything goes wrong, family relationships, friendship, relationships, business, shocks, diseases, deaths, etc.

Now the problem here is that Westerns take it to the extreme. Many people can't lead a life without their therapist. They pay more than $500 a month on regular therapy when they have nothing wrong with their lives. They constantly seek advice creating a permanent inability to make the right choices themselves or to plan their lives the way they want. The therapist will do all the decision making basing his advice on the givens received from the client (patient). This creates, in my opinion, an emotional attachment with the therapist if the client and the therapist are from different sexes.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Race vs. Sects

For hundreds of years, the West have been suffering from the extreme racial discrimination. Black vs White. Red vs. White. Yellow vs. White. Yellow vs. Black. However you put them, they deep inside have this sense of discrimination where every race sticks and speaks for its people and by that I mean the same race. Any kind of discrimination is considered jealousy and self unsatisfaction.

The major racial problem in the West is between the Black people and the White people, regardless of religion or nationality. We see this problem in movies, in documentaries and even in the news. Its a big problem.

Middle Easterns can't understand how the Westerns are living together when they have this huge racial issue going on. I talked to many people in the Middle East about what they think of this particular problem in the West, most of them agreed that it's something very bad and unnecessary, and few of them were very much into discriminating races themselves, which in my opinion it's a "cool" thing to do in the Middle East, being a racist is like being a Western.

When the people in the Middle East are laughing on the Westerns, they seem to forget that they have a bigger and much more dangerous discrimination issues, I wish I can say religious, but it unfortunately extends to sectarian discrimination. They mock the West when they themselves suffer from the worst.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Honor Killings are the Ugliest Forms of Domestic Violence in the West

Amina Said (L), 18, and her sister Sarah, 17, were shot dead by their father Yaser at their home in Irving, Texas, in January 2008. Said was upset by his daughters' "Western ways" and was assisted in the killing by his wife, the girls' mother. The victims of honor killings are largely teenage daughters or young women. Unlike ordinary domestic violence, honor killings often involve multiple family members as perpetrators.

Another example:

On February 12, 2009, Muzzammil Hassan informed police that he had beheaded his wife. Hassan had emigrated to the United States 30 years ago and, after a successful banking career, had founded Bridges TV, a Muslim-interest network which aims, according to its website, "to foster a greater understanding among many cultures and diverse populations." Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita III told The Buffalo News that "this is the worst form of domestic violence possible," and Khalid Qazi, president of the Muslim Public Affairs Council of Western New York, told the New York Post that Islam forbids such domestic violence. While Muslim advocacy organizations argue that honor killings are a misnomer stigmatizing Muslims for what is simply domestic violence, a problem that has nothing to do with religion, Phyllis Chesler, who just completed a study of more than 50 instances of North American honor killings, says the evidence suggest otherwise. — The Editors

Many Muslim Middle Easterns men are living in the West, working with the West, selling Western goods and services. Yet, they don't allow their wives, sisters or daughters to acquire a Westernized mentality because it's religiously forbidden "HARAM". If they disobey, they will be domestically violated and killed in the ugliest of ways.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Statutory Rape in the West - Marriage in The Middle East


What is Statutory Rape?

It is a term used describing the act of consensual sexual activity between an adult and a minor, considering that the minor had reached puberty not before. Otherwise it would be called Child Molestation. For more details CLICK HERE

This is one of the most controversial issues between the West and the Middle I will start by creating two different scenarios.

West Scenario:

A 17 year old guy was dating a 15 year old girl. They had sex because they "loved" each other. Two years they've been together, she's now 17 and the guy is 19. If the parents find out about the sexual activity and were AH's, they can report the guy and he will be accused of statutory rape. All because he is an adult and she is a minor. He will be charged because he was having consensual sex with a girl who is under the consensual age. Why is it fixed that an under 18 girl can't have sex with an adult man? Is 18 the perfect age?

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Barack Hussein Obama - Hope for The Middle East

The Middle East was shocked. They didn't even believe that an African American candidate can even make it to the elections, or can even be capable of creating a successful campaign. All Middle Easterns were excited. They thought: "Okay, so Obama has an Islamic side of him, he is also African American so he can feel the pain we went through." This is what everyone I talked to told me about Obama. The Middle East has great high hopes for this presidency.

I start to wonder, why would we have such high hopes from an American president? Aren't Middle Easterns supposed to feel this hope from their own leaders. The Middle East looks at the West as a saviour and a killer at the same time. They had such high hopes for George W. Bush, well, he disappointed all Arabs and Middle Easterns in every possible way. Now they are hoping for a radical change in the Middle East regions during the presidency of Barack Obama.

We think in a really weird way. Many of us refuse to be controlled by the West, however, we care alot about what the west thinks and who will be their leaders. It's contradictory as we get happy and sad about who will control us although we refuse to be controlled. I don't know if I am making any sense, but it hurts me to feel that I need someone from a far far away country to feel secure. The West is granting us security and taking it away. We are just standing still doing nothing, and I don't expect us to do anything because we are outstanding in talking and they are so good in taking actions.

Friday, February 20, 2009

The Arrivals - Review

The Arrivals is a series of short videos that are aimed to show us all the religious signs that prove the foundation of all requirements for the existence of the Anti-Christ, Al Mahdi and the second coming of the Christ. Each episode proves a point.

The claim to have researched the Holy Quran, the Bible and the Torah. I watched most episodes and none of them show any evidence from the Bible or the Torah, only the Holy Quran. I wasn't very pleased at them using some sexual images to prove some points.

Recently they had been threatened and hacked by an unknown person, but they fixed the issue. I was confused because they provide strong evidences on the Islam religion forgetting the other two. I see this project as a project to brain wash the Middle Eastern Muslims into believing that the end is approaching. This can have a great impact on a large scale.

Some videos are posted in YouTube and others are posted on their website, The Wake Up Project. The name is a bit direct, I personally like it, but I expected more informative information than just providing theoretical connection between Islam and the end of the world. After watching their episodes, if I was not aware of the whole propaganda, I would've left everything behind and dedicated my self solely to religion.

I am not against Islam as I am a Muslim myself. But I am very disapproving to showing the extreme part of it where everyone should be convinced that Islam is their only choice and the others are Kuffar/Non Believers. I believe God has introduced us to three religions for a reason, if you look at them and study them closely you will find out that they are targeting the same God, but using different methods to reach out to him.

Back to The Arrivals. I believe that it's another way to show the extreme side of us to the West. The West will create more foundations and organizations like Memri TV to fight it. In The Arrivals, they mention that Islam is a peaceful religion that fills the world with understanding and harmony. This is true, as every other religion believes the same too.

MEMRI TV - Exposing the Extreme Nature of the Middle East

What is Memri TV?

The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) was founded in 1998 in Washington, DC to bridge the language gap between the Middle East and the West by monitoring, translating, and studying Arab, Iranian and Turkish media, schoolbooks, and religious sermons. MEMRI is headquartered in Washington, D.C. and has branches in Baghdad, Tokyo and Jerusalem, and a staff of over 70 working around the globe. MEMRI's research is translated into English, German, French, Italian, and Spanish with a subscriber list of over 75,000. MEMRI is a 501 (c)3 organization and is incorporated in Washington, D.C.

This is unfair to the Middle Easterns. This website is actually showing the world only the extreme religious part of the Middle East. They are making all Arabs seem like bad people who want to sacrifice their children and brainwash them into growing up as terrorists. The video I added will show a very ugly part of the Middle Eastern culture and beliefs. Forgetting that the minorities they mentioned are in the Middle East. Islam and Christians live in harmony together in the Middle East. There are also Jews in the Middle East, Arab Jews and not Israelis. The school books, TV channels and TV shows Memeri is translating are work of Muslim extremists. The Christians are minorities in the Middle East as well as Muslim extremists. This might be shocking but it's true.