One of my favorite movies. If I remembering correctly, Feisal seems to be saying that in a sarcastic way. The once scene I enjoy, and I think it definitely represents Arabs, is the “meeting” toward the end of the movie of all the Arabs after they have taken over Damascus.
Yes, Feisal (Guiness) delivered the line with an upturned lip.
The entire film is most revealing of the darker character of those we must now confront or perish.