It has come to my attention that many, including Arabs who live outside the Middle East, mock the Arabs for ridiculous things that don’t even exist or no longer exists. Say, it is more of a stupid stereotype thing.
I used to hear (and still do) many irritating phrases like “Oh yeah, you are Arab” and “Because you are Arab” even from Arabs themselves. I don’t know why we Arabs are famous for such things, especially the most ridiculously stupid ones and a typical conversation happens between two or more people with at least one Arab goes like:
-Hey! Why are you always in shibshib (slippers)?
-Hmm, They are comfortable and I don’t feel like wearing shoes.
-Really? Is that the only reason or there’s something you don’t want to tell?
-No this is the only reason! Why would I hide other reasons?
-Yeah right. There is another reason actually. You are Arab”
So basically, because he is Arab, he wears slippers, has a million cousins where the majority of the males of them are named Mohammed, Ahmed, or Mahmoud. Because he’s Arab, he eats falafel and hummus every day for breakfast and/or dinner. Because he’s Arab he’s always horny and/or dirty minded. Because he’s Arab he does this and that and he’s this and that.
Because he’s Arab, he’s blamed for all the shit in the world. And if he’s Muslim, the world just collapses to his feet. If you are Arab, you are in deep shit and if you are Muslim, you are in deeper shit.
Islam, Muslims, Arabs, and Middle East have always been a problem. They ARE the problem and if you ask why, you will find out that it’s just like that like it or not. What’s even worse than all of this is when an Arab blames you for doing something or behaving in a certain way because you are Arab.
If you didn’t read history let me tell you this hopefully it will change your point of view about Arabs:
Pioneers of science
Abd al-Malik Ibn Quraib al-Asmai (740-828)
Zoology, botany, animal husbandry
Muhammad Bin Musa al-Khwarizmi (Algorizm)
Mathematics, astronomy, geography, (algorithm, algebra, calculus)
Abu ‘Uthman ‘Amr ibn Bakr al-Basri al-Jahiz
Zoology, Arabic grammar, rhetoric, lexicography
Yaqub Ibn Ishaq al-Kindi (Alkindus) (800-873)
Philosophy, physics, optics, medicine, mathematics, metallurgy
Jabir Ibn Haiyan (Geber)
Thabit Ibn Qurrah (Thebit)
Astronomy, mechanics, geometry, anatomy
Ali Ibn Rabban al-Tabari
Medicine, mathematics, calligraphy, literature
Abu Abdullah al-Battani (Albategnius) (858-929)
Astronomy, mathematics, trigonometry
Abul-Abbas Ahmad al-Farghani (al-Fraganus)
Astronomy, civil engineering
Muhammad Ibn Zakariya al-Razi (Rhazes)
Medicine, ophthalmology, smallpox, chemistry, astronomy
Abu al-Nasr al-Farabi (al-Pharabius)
Sociology, logic, philosophy, political science, music
‘Abbas Ibn Firnas
Mechanics of flight, planetarium, artificial crystals, Also, reputedly, the first man to fly.
Abd-al Rahman al-Sufi (Azophi) (903-986)
Abu al-Qasim al-Zahrawi (Albucasis)
Surgery, medicine (father of modern surgery)
Abul Wafa Muhammad al-Buzjani
Mathematics, astronomy, geometry, trigonometry
Abul Hasan Ali al-Masu’di
Abu Ali Hasan Ibn al-Haitham (Alhazen)
Physics, optics, mathematics
Abu al-Hasan al-Mawardi (Alboacen) (972-1058)
Political science, sociology, jurisprudence, ethics
Abu Raihan al-Biruni
Astronomy, mathematics. Determined the earth’s circumference
Abu Ali al-Hussain Ibn Abdallah Ibn Sina (Avicenna)
Medicine, philosophy, mathematics, astronomy
Abu Ishaq Ibrahim Ibn Yahya al-Zarqali (Arzachel)
Astronomy (invented astrolabe)
Abu Hamid al-Ghazali (Algazel)
Sociology, theology, philosophy
Abu Marwan Ibn Zuhr (Avenzoar, Abumeron)
Abu Abdallah Muhammad al-Idrisi (1099-1166)
Geography (world map, first globe)
Abul Waleed Muhammad Ibn Rushd (Averroes)
Philosophy, law, medicine, astronomy, theology
Nasir al-Din al-Tusi
Astronomy, non-Euclidean geometry
Nur al-Din Ibn Ishaq al-Bitruji (Alpetragius)
Jalal al-Din Rumi
Ibn al-Nafis Damishqi
Abu Muhammad Abdallah Ibn al-Baitar
Mohammed Targai Ulugh Beg
Abd al-Rahman Ibn Muhammad Ibn Khaldun
Sociology, philosophy of history, political science
So basically, we Arab ruled the world for a long period of time and I guess you as well as everybody else is obliged to show respect to fellow Arabs. I mean, you are Arab too and you dis your Arab brother/sister for a very normal and regular habit or act? Excuse me but you have been brainwashed.
What if a non-Arab wears slippers outdoors? Or eat hummus and/or falafel? I know many non-Arabs who would kill for a hummus dish! Why don’t you come up with a stupid phrase to tell?
You don’t like it? Me and my fellow proud Arabs have two words for ya ..