You know you are in an Arab country, when…

  February 27, 2007

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Arab Reformist: You Know You’re In An Arab Country When…

[ http://infidelsarecool.com/2007/02/27/arab-reformist-you-know-you-in-an-arab-country-when ]


February 27th 2007

Via MEMRI:

  • “When you cannot find a single garden in your city, but there is a mosque on every corner – you know that you are in an Arab country…
  • “When you see people living in the past with all the trappings of modernity – do not be surprised, you are in an Arab country.
  • “When religion has control over science – you can be sure that you are in an Arab country.
  • “When clerics are referred to as ’scholars’ – don’t be astonished, you are in an Arab country.
  • “When you see the ruler transformed into a demigod who never dies or relinquishes his power, and whom nobody is permitted to criticize – do not be too upset, you are in an Arab country.
  • “When you find that the large majority of people oppose freedom and find joy in slavery – do not be too distressed, you are in an Arab country.
  • “When you hear the clerics saying that democracy is heresy, but [see them] seizing every opportunity provided by democracy to grab high positions [in the government] – do not be surprised, you are in an Arab country…
  • “When monarchies turn into theocracies, and republics into hybrids of monarchy and republic – do not be taken aback, you are in an Arab country.
  • “When you find that the members of parliament are nominated [by the ruler], or else that half of them are nominated and the other half have bought their seats through bribery… – you are in an Arab country…
  • “When you discover that a woman is worth half of what a man is worth, or less – do not be surprised, you are in an Arab country…
  • “When you see that the authorities chop off a man’s hand for stealing a loaf of bread or a penny, but praise and glorify those who steal billions – do not be too surprised, you are in an Arab country…
  • “When you are forced to worship the Creator in school and your teachers grade you for it – you can be sure that you are in an Arab country…
  • “When young women students are publicly flogged merely for exposing their eyes – you are in an Arab country…
  • “When a boy learns about menstruation and childbirth but not about his own [body] and [the changes] it undergoes in puberty – roll out your prayer mat and beseech Allah to help you deal with your crisis, for you are in an Arab country…
  • “When land is more important than human beings – you are in an Arab country…
  • “When covering the woman’s head is more important than financial and administrative corruption, embezzlement, and betrayal of the homeland – do not be astonished, you are in an Arab country…
  • “When minorities are persecuted and oppressed, and if they demand their rights, are accused of being a fifth column or a Trojan horse – be upset, you are in an Arab country…
  • “When women are [seen as] house ornaments which can be replaced at any time – bemoan your fate, you are in an Arab country.
  • “When birth control and family planning are perceived as a Western plot – place your trust in Allah, you are in an Arab country…
  • “When at any time, there can be a knock on your door and you will be dragged off and buried in a dark prison – you are in an Arab country…
  • “When fear constantly lives in the eyes of the people – you can be certain that you are in an Arab country.”
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