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.


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.

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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