I have lived and worked in that region and I can tell you, first hand, what I wrote is the bottom line. In the Arab world, RESPECT and SAVING FACE are more important than life itself.
They can be gracious, incredible hosts and stab you in the back 36 times.
In the Bible, (Torah actually, not sure what specific section) it says (in Hebrew) “Chabdayoo ve Chashdayoo”, which means, show respect [with those Arabs you have dealings with]but always be suspicious and on your wares. This is a healthy approach to Arabs and Islam in general.
posted on 09/08/2013 5:38:56 AM PDT
The Closed Circle describes this in detail, saying that a family quarrel between father and son (the womenfolk are “invisible”) can take the shape of the old man wringing out his genitals and dryhumping the upstart.
posted on 09/08/2013 6:13:01 AM PDT
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