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Arab Like Me (GREAT insight into Arab mind from conservative Arab)
NRO ^ | 2-15-2012 | Lee Habeeb

Posted on 02/15/2012 6:42:02 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright

There are two kinds of Arabs in this world. Those who hate Jews, and those who don’t. And in my life, I have met more of the former than the latter.

I am not proud to say that. Arabs will not like me for admitting it. But it is true. And it is something I wish the Obama administration understood. It is something Americans should know as the “Arab Spring” enters its second year.

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The fact is, Arabs don’t all look alike or think alike. But we are often pushed into a kind of groupthink, a kind of self-censorship that hinders our development and our understanding of ourselves and the world around us.

(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: arab; israel; liberal
This is a very telling piece on the mind of the Arab - from a guy who knows. Well worth the read.
1 posted on 02/15/2012 6:42:04 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: C. Edmund Wright

It goes back 4000 years..........


2 posted on 02/15/2012 6:45:21 AM PST by Red Badger (If you are unemployed long enough, you are no longer unemployed.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

There will be Arabs in Heaven, but not the kind that hate Jews.


3 posted on 02/15/2012 6:45:31 AM PST by RoadTest (There is one god, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I wonder if he actually meant “muslim” rather than “Arab”?


4 posted on 02/15/2012 6:49:25 AM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
I do believe Lee Habeeb used to be the producer of The Laura Ingraham Show.
5 posted on 02/15/2012 6:51:49 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Sans-Culotte

Genesis 16

11 The angel of the LORD also said to her (Hagar):

“You are now pregnant
and you will give birth to a son.
You shall name him Ishmael,[a]
for the LORD has heard of your misery.
12 He will be a wild donkey of a man;
his hand will be against everyone
and everyone’s hand against him,
and he will live in hostility
toward[b] all his brothers.”


6 posted on 02/15/2012 6:52:26 AM PST by Red Badger (If you are unemployed long enough, you are no longer unemployed.)
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To: RoadTest
There will be Arabs in Heaven, but not the kind that hate Jews.

It will be confusing for some, no doubt, when they sit before the Great White Throne and realize the One judging them is Jewish.

7 posted on 02/15/2012 6:53:42 AM PST by Thane_Banquo
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Excellent article, thanks for posting


8 posted on 02/15/2012 6:57:00 AM PST by rlmorel ("A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." Winston Churchill)
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To: Red Badger
Yes, it does. Quigley's Pakistani-Peruvian axis explains a great deal. Connects a lot of dots, as it were.
9 posted on 02/15/2012 6:59:42 AM PST by Noumenon ("I tell you, gentlemen, we have a problem on our hands." Col. Nicholson-The Bridge on the River Qwai)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Ingrahams side kick for a while.


10 posted on 02/15/2012 7:01:35 AM PST by DainBramage
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To: Sans-Culotte

No, I think he means Arab. In my personal experience Christian Arabs, and they are a sizable minority in most Arab countries and fifty plus years ago the majority in Lebanon, are just as if not more likely to be antisemitic (I know, that’s a semantic contradiction) than their Muslim neighbors. The Middle East is a rather complicated place.


11 posted on 02/15/2012 7:05:06 AM PST by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: Red Badger
It goes back 4000 years..........

A genetic condition? What about mixed-race Arabs?

Think deep.

12 posted on 02/15/2012 7:07:20 AM PST by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: Rummyfan

Correct


13 posted on 02/15/2012 7:07:56 AM PST by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: James C. Bennett

The hatred of Children of Israel goes all the way back to Ishmael and Issac, sons of Abraham. Ishmael’s mother was Hagar, and Egyptian, handmaiden to Sarah. Isaac was Sarah’s son. She had Abraham send Hagar and her son away so Isaac would be the only heir to his fortune, and the enmity began..........


14 posted on 02/15/2012 7:13:43 AM PST by Red Badger (If you are unemployed long enough, you are no longer unemployed.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

“There are two kinds of Arabs in this world. Those who hate Jews, and those who don’t. And in my life, I have met more of the former than the latter.”

I would say at least a minimum of 10% for Jews and 90% against.


15 posted on 02/15/2012 7:14:16 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

My understanding is that Arabs ARE Semites.


16 posted on 02/15/2012 7:19:06 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: All

I have nothing against Arabs, but I hate muslims...fair enough?
You are born an Arab, but in most cases you CHOOSE to become a member of the death cult...


17 posted on 02/15/2012 7:20:37 AM PST by Maverick68
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To: C. Edmund Wright

The backlash he gets from arabs,is the same as the backlash Dr Jasser gets from islamists.


18 posted on 02/15/2012 7:29:51 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: katana

Isreal was setup for the Jews, Jordan for the Islamics and Lebanon for the CHRISTIANS. France screwed it up.


19 posted on 02/15/2012 7:30:45 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Sans-Culotte
I wonder if he actually meant “muslim” rather than “Arab”?

That's the real root of it. Lee Habib is a Christian Arab. While Christian Arabs who live among Muslim Arabs may pick up hatred of Jews by osmosis, the real source of the hatred is Islam.

20 posted on 02/15/2012 7:35:29 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: Red Badger

What about the non-Arab, Asian Indonesians who hate the Jews? Or for that matter, almost the whole of Europe pre-1945 and many, today? All “descendants of Hagar”? You’re passage is making it sound as though anti-Semitism is a genetic condition. It’s not. It’s purely based on cultural issues.

And then you have the self-hating Jew...


21 posted on 02/15/2012 7:36:47 AM PST by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

A great book to read in this respect (In addition to all the Bernard Lewis books) is “Because They Hate: A Survivor of Islamic Terror Warns America” by Brigitte Gabriel.


22 posted on 02/15/2012 7:37:06 AM PST by rlmorel ("A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." Winston Churchill)
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To: Rummyfan

“I do believe Lee Habeeb used to be the producer of The Laura Ingraham Show. “

I thought Habeeb worked at the gas station that Al Bundy goes to?


23 posted on 02/15/2012 7:43:29 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: James C. Bennett

I never said anything about ‘genetics’.
The hatred between Arab and Jews goes back to the beginning of history.
The hatred by others, non-Arab Muslims in particular, is thru the Koran’s teachings, so there’s a billion haters right there.
The European hatred of Jews comes from the Catholic Church of the Middle Ages, who promoted the ‘Jews killed Christ’ meme.
The Jews themselves were among the financial wizards of the post Roman era, so they were a convenient scapegoat for kings and the Church for being ‘Banksters’ of their day......


24 posted on 02/15/2012 8:03:34 AM PST by Red Badger (If you are unemployed long enough, you are no longer unemployed.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

“The Arab Mind’’? Maybe Arabs should stop marrying their cousins. That might go a long way to improving the “Arab Mind’’.


25 posted on 02/15/2012 9:06:02 AM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Key sentence: “It is all about Arab self-doubt.”

Loser mentality.


26 posted on 02/15/2012 11:29:05 AM PST by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks C. Edmund Wright.


27 posted on 02/15/2012 7:07:02 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

WOW!!!

Thanks for posting.


28 posted on 02/26/2012 10:20:38 AM PST by Ooh-Ah
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To: Ooh-Ah; All

I heard this smart guy substituting on the Dennis Parager show during the Hebrew holidays....he’s outstanding and a breath of fresh air thinking. I’m a fan.


29 posted on 09/05/2013 9:58:20 PM PDT by cowboy_code (Note for visitors at Arafat's grave - first dance, THEN pee.)
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