The reason I said no no arabs say this is because.....it ends up boiling down to a defensive posture by many Arabs.
I am not taking a higher position Hisham just a point of view. Anyways those is Lebanon don't need to give me lessons on social etiquette and treating others. I have been there and have never seen such arrogance in an Arab country. Hell, they even treat other arabs bad.
Anyone checking the BBC will see that several South Asian housemaids have been burnt, raped, thrown out of windows and even murdered in Lebanon. This was within the last year. It doesn't differ in other Gulf states either.
Yes I agree Lebanese women tend to be the most beautiful I have seen and Lebanon is quite cultured but that is no reason for everything else.
Beirut was once known as the Paris of the Middle East. Now the Onus is on Dubai because of many reasons, among other things the previous Lebanese civil war. That said and done Lebanon is quite a country and quite breathtaking. So I hold no grudge before anybody tries to point that out.
I agree, this treatment is not limited to Arabs alone. Many South Asians do it to themselves not only with other South Asians but within their own ethnic communities as well. I for first hand know how certain Indians treat each other. There is a community called Tamils in South India and Sri Lanka. They epitomize racism and prejudice among the Indians I belive. The racism within their own community as such. A man who is from a Fisherman caste will be discriminated if he applied to any job or etc. In thecity of Jaffna a man from
the "untouchable" cast cannot eat or drink from the same utensils as that of a Brahman or Brahmin caste. Some of these attitudes still exist among these communities in Canada. I have come across many in London, UK, USA, France, etc..
There are socio economic classes within themselves as well. But the fact is it happens more in the Middle East and among South Asians than others. Either that or their attitudes are more pronounced or publicized.
On another note, why would El Al buy Airbus, the Europeans don't go about giving grants to Israel. Anything Israel gets from the USA is either free or heavily subsidized, they won't get that deal in Europe. At least not for now. Also at the moment I think there is some tension between the EU and Israel over some harsh words. When the Middle Eastern countries (except Israel) buys from the EU or USA it tends to be at cash or a simialar equivalent. With the exception of SV
all other Arab airlines serve alcohol.
Also the Kuwaiti airplanes are bought on something called an Islamic Lease (SALT-2 or something) in comparison with SV
, Emirates, whose planes are bought on bridge financing loans from Chase Bank and other American, European and Japanese banks. For these and other information, please refer to this website for the Arab Air Carriers Organization....http://www.aaco.org.
By the way, lets not get personal OK
....this is a discussion forum, lets keep at it at that.