To: Mrs. Don-o
My problem is I have never failed to observe that most people have mundane interests that respond to mundane give-and-take: bicyclists are interested in bikes, tires, roads; gardeners are interested in seeds, plants, soil; cooks are interested in recipes, ingredients, pots & pans; and all will relate with intelligence and fairness to those who have similar interests.
In tribal societies (eg. Afghanistan) the occupation of a tribesman is warrior. They care about guns, bombs, and being a warrior worthy of their ancestors. They are only interested in learning and the modern world to the extent that it makes them more effective warriors. Everything else is a distraction or worse, threatens their way of life. Islam codifies tribal mentality and makes it the word of Allah.
posted on 05/05/2013 1:09:07 PM PDT
Thank you, I see what you're saying. Gotta put the warrior mothers in that category, too: the odious Umm Nidal (Link)
, the Tsarnaev boys' sweet mom Zubeidat.
posted on 05/05/2013 1:41:18 PM PDT
by Mrs. Don-o
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