Tidbits of Arabic News translated into English

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Traitors and the Iraqi Way

I would like to introduce you all to an Iraqi man. I took this screenshot on April 26, 2013. I don't remember his name or his title, but he was in the midst of a big debate over the demonstrations that were rocking Iraq at that point. The demonstrators were Sunni, and they were mad. I don't remember what side this guy was on.

It was getting towards the end of the debate, and either his opponent had cornered him; or he felt he had not made his points well enough; or maybe he was afraid he was losing the debate. Basically, he didn't have anything logical to say. So he did what all Arab men do when they are so similarly cornered: he started screeching at the top of his lungs. While yelling and carrying on, he accuses the other guy of forgetting that civilization began in Iraq (!) and that his opponent does not know the true meaning of the civilized Iraqi way.

So, there you have it. The true meaning of the civilized Iraqi Way is to scream as loud as you can. And if you dare forget it, you will be called a traitor!

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