Where Are The Real Arabs?
I usually write to inform you about the latest celebrity news. However, after the both overwhelming and disgusting response to yesterday’s article about Star Academy contestant Shatha Hassoun, I think a history lesson is in order.
After the collapse of the last great Islamic Empire (which while called Islamic was home to Christians, Jews, and Zoroastrians also), what remained of the crumbling Umayyad Empire fled to Cordoba, in Spain. The Mongols had Arab nation with deep divides, and easily defeated them. But the Arabs in Spain; for 150 years there was a golden age in which Muslim, Jewish and Christian Arab scholars lay down the basis of the math that we use today (Algebra, etc.) and translated the lost works of Ancient Greece. However, just like the Abbasids overthrew the Umayyads in Baghdad, the emirs of Arab Spain (Al Andalus) began to quarrel and split up Southern Spain into little kingdoms.
The European Christians of Northern Spain craftily made alliances with small Arab kingdoms and would join them in destroying a large kingdom. When the large kingdom was defeated, the Europeans would turn on the little kingdoms and destroy them. This went on until in 1492 when the final kingdom of Granada fell to Spanish troops sent by the pope. The Arabs cheated themselves out of their own land!
The Arab world fell into a deep Dark Age for about 400 years. By the time we had woken up, the English, French, Turks, and Spanish had control of our lands. Numerous movements, revolutions, unifications, and civil wars, we are today split into 18 Arabic-speaking countries/territories: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Western Sahara, and Yemen. Even after all of the things we went through, we still quarrel like silly children. Colonialism split us up, Shiites, Sunnis, Kurds, Armenians, Berbers, Africans, Bedouin, Christian, and so on. We argue, the religious tell us our girls are corrupted, the liberals claim that the religious are killing our freedom. Leave each other alone! If that isn’t enough some of us like a polite Ms. Dana proved in her comment, are actually racist, TOWARDS OUR OWN RACE. Take a look at this prime example why Arabs so easily fall into the hands of the Europeans and Americans (her mouth is so foul I censored some parts:
“I hate khalejeye people hafartalye..and i hate ali the
stupid ugly looking face!!god!!he didnot vote 4 imed..
let him go and look at himself in the mirror and see thee way he look like(like
monkey) i hate him alot
and stupid kwaiti ahmad he should soooo cut his hair(eww its like dog) and howe
kteeerr shayef 7alo and i dont know why they see him very handsome in the
academy i mean he is s***!!! stupid kaligi ppl”
This certain treasure I read was really a boiling point for me. Just so you know, I am an Imed fan. Yes, I have no bias towards Shatha, I am a Imed fan. If you truly were a Imed fan, you would know that he told most of the guys and girls to give their vote to Amel to give her a second chance. That’s why Ali voted for Amel. That’s why Tina voted for Amel, and that’s why Sally voted for Amel. I didn’t say Joseph didn’t deserve to win, I’m saying that had he been nominated, the outcome may have been much different. So, On a final note, Ms. Dana and others please keep your disgusting comments to yourself, we are all the same race, and if a silly competition will make you type poison like that, I don’t know what to say.