I’d never visit a Muslim country, not even the so-called ‘moderate’ ones.
Id never visit a Muslim country, not even the so-called moderate ones.
I really hope to see Petra in Jordan. But with an Israeli stamp on my passport, I’ll probably need to get a new one first.
I visited several, dressed in combat gear.
“Id never visit a Muslim country, not even the so-called moderate ones”
Agreed, agreed, agreed. I’m in no way a big traveler so it would probably never even come up, but I wouldn’t even stop over at an airport in one of those places. Anybody who goes there is nuts as this woman’s case clearly shows.
You know, if the west didn’t do business with these people, if we just shut them down and shut them out they’d probably crumble in very short order.
I’ve only been in a couple of Muslim countries. Malaysia is fairly relaxed and, for the tourist, the people are mostly friendly but, when we went, the shadow of PM Mahathir Mohamad was intimidating. You had the feeling that things could get nasty very quickly.
In contrast, communist countries were disheartening due to the enforced poverty, but much less tension. The average person in the street was friendly and often curious/envious of capitalist culture. Being able to speak the language may have made the difference (Laos, Northern Burma - Tai Yai).
Religious fervor may be inherently more threatening.