Hombre wrote:M85 wrote:Like you Hombre, hospitality was what I immediately thought of, as hospitality in the Middle East is incredible. I could be wrong, but I suspect this is more of an aspect of culture than Islam, originating back to the nomadic way of life and being part of long trade routes.
It is very well possible - considering Islam rose from Arabs. It is nonetheless a wonderful attribute which I wish we in the West could appreciate and reciprocal.
Instead, back in 1920 with discovery of oil, many American & English businessmen, ignorant of meaning and purpose of these customs, they mistook them as weakness on part of the Arab (Muslims), which had to be exploited, with no regard to consequences. They applied the western philosophy of doing business, with it this mantra "in business there are only economic interest". Subsequently, these oil companies stole enormous amount of oil with little or no pay.
I would suggest to watch the documentary "the 7 sisters" which Chronicles the history of the 7 biggest oil companies, and their insidious master plan to corner the oil market, and means to cheat the Arabs of their revenue..
It was only after Arabs learned the real value of oil, many Saudi princess went to US t& UK o study business and economy, they realized what was going on, which brought ARAMCO into reality, with the American Business model - sell to the highest bidder. .
The rest is history.
Right, more anti-western propaganda.
Where is the documentary on the sinister agenda of OPEC? Oh, no documentary on the evils of OPEC? Didn't think so.
Understand this, when the "evil" western companies cornered the oil market, no petrol dollars were funding jihad and propagating Islam. In fact, western culture and values permeated the Arab world at the height of these western companies.
Islam was diminishing. But according to hombre, this was Arabs suffering at the hands of evil western imperialism.
With the decline of these "evil" western companies and emergence of the OPEC cartel, who do you think funds the jihad horde? Who do you think influences Europes immigration, islamophobia and anti-"hate speech" (anti-free speech) policies?
The "poor I'll-abused" Arab nations.
Stick that anti-western documentary up your ass.