Saturday, August 19, 2006

The Irony of it All

The U.S. & Co. doesn't differentiate among Lebanese people, whether of Christian, Sunni, Shiite or other confessions, when the latter group checks in a foreign airport for example: Technically, we are all potential suspects of a Qaeda-related terrorist network.

The Israeli government and its IDF, in turn, don't make the same difference when leveling Lebanese villages and cities to the ground: Technically, we are all evil terrorists harboring guerillas in our living-rooms and under our beds.

They don't ask you for your religion when you're abroad. They say they have fallen in love with your Lebanese food, Lebanese hospitality, your "Ahla w Sahla" accent, Byblos and Tyre, Haifa and all the beauty of Lebanese women.

Funny enough, when it comes to differentiation and making judgments, we, Lebanese, seem like the only pros.

3 Comments:

At Saturday, August 19, 2006 2:12:00 PM, Blogger angelus said...

je c exactement de quoi tu parle, on est passé pat là et crois moi cela ne risque pas d'avancer.
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At Sunday, August 20, 2006 10:53:00 AM, Blogger Sally said...

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At Wednesday, August 23, 2006 9:16:00 PM, Anonymous Hisham said...

Look on the bright side... The average American now is more likely to know the difference between an Arab and a Persian. But then again, his government still doesn't.

 

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