The Arabs in their own words and actions

Sometimes our work is done for us. No words are necessary to explain these videos. Just watch, share with others, and take note of their words and deeds.

Here is a video (h/t Reality) posted openly on Facebook, which is a glaring example of Pallywood, where no one can claim that it is a matter of interpretation, or that Israel is deliberately distorting the facts.  The poster seems to think the whole staged demonstration is funny, but these are the sort of photos which lead directly to condemnations of Israel in the UN which then give rise to BDS activity around the world and provide a pretext (as if one was needed) for more terror attacks against Israel.

The Arabic blurb just below the video says (via Google translate):

Brotherhood .. Action & Science Fiction and Saspens and need honest, beautiful
Video fun for skills # Brotherhood

It’s not clear where this “protest” was staged, in which country or for what purpose.  Is it for a news story? Or is it all a joke? I can’t really make it out.

But just take note of the entire staging, the “tableau” setting where the players take up their positions and hold them for several minutes.  It is all too familiar from the “non-violent” protests in Israel in which “Palestinian civilians” are arrested or injured.  Keep that in mind next time you read about such a riot.

Next we have a video (h/t Elchanan and others) in which Arab intellectuals interviewed on TV agree with the worst possible descriptions of … Arabs! Much to the interviewers’ consternation…

It is quite astonishing, given the generally defensive nature of Muslims, to see the openness in which they admit the failings of the Arab nation.

Maybe the time will soon come when they recognize that it would be in their interest to make peace with Israel.

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15 Responses to The Arabs in their own words and actions

  1. Reality says:

    wow what a self damaging video!Are all thses people still alive? If they would become leaders there would be hope for the middle east

    • anneinpt says:

      I presume they’re still alive but I can’t see anything changing in our lifetime. But perhaps this is the first glimmer of change in the Arab world.

  2. Earl says:

    Nothing ex-Pak PM Musharraf hadn’t identified a decade earlier:

    The Muslim Ummah, or the Islamic world, he said was presently living in darkness.
    “Today we are the poorest, the most illiterate, the most backward, the most unhealthy, the most un-enlightened, the most deprived, and the weakest of all the human race.” cite: al-Beeb, 1824455

    • anneinpt says:

      Interesting. Also the UN Arab Development Committee (or something to that effect) said similar things. It’s just so unusual for the Arabs to criticise themselves and not pour the blame onto external forces (us) that it’s worth noting when it does happen.

  3. Aridog says:

    Maybe the time will soon come when they recognize that it would be in their interest to make peace with Israel

    Actually, I have had this conversation multiple times with my Arab Muslim neighbors…and I usually get a concession that if their nations could join with the advanced Israel, it indeed would be better for them in their homelands….in virtually every way. They realize after some time of discussion that they have more to gain from Israel than they have reason to continue following the narratives of the radical leaderships. Of course, they are here in the USA and not at risk in their homelands anymore…most are refugees at one time or another.

    • anneinpt says:

      This is the essence of the whole Middle East conflict. The average man in the street would be happy to make peace and leave each other alone. And they are also not stupid, and can see what would benefit them and what doesn’t. But it’s not the man in the street who is in power or who’s controlling the country.

      And of course the most moderate people are those who live outside the region, far from the leaders who would try to whip up a frenzy and are also influenced by the host Western countries.

      • Aridog says:

        I agree. Ordinary people can see where their best interests lie. Yet…with ISIS now requesting local Muslim Americans to kill non-Muslims the situation could get tense here, given the 30,000 + living all around me. I’ve figured that they’d not soil their home area….but I’m not so certain, as I might have been a while ago, that among the 30K there isn’t a lunatic. Since most living near me also know of my US Army affiliation, I am cautious I assure you…and I am always armed. Heck of a thing in this land of the free, eh? Never-the-less, with the Canadian border 5 minutes away, crazy people could easily slip in here…it is a soft border, so to speak…e.g., plenty of places to cross unnoticed. Just another wrinkle of living in and close to Detroit. I should note that with all the hullabaloo lately in Missouri and tonight in NYC that Detroit has remained calm. That’s a good thing.

        • anneinpt says:

          Wow. I didn’t realise ISIS were active amongst American Muslims! Please take care and watch out. Just because the average American Muslim isn’t interested in violence doesn’t mean there are no crazies amongst them.

          • Aridog says:

            No concrete evidence yet (that has been revealed by law enforcement anyway) that ISIS is active here with certainty, but they are calling for what I mentioned from their ME haunts. In a town of immigrants, it can be troublesome. Chances are very good that some ISIS crazies, or those wanna-bes amongst us, are already here. Arrests have been made at the border of American residents trying to emigrate to ISIS held territory. Some of them make it and then come back and that’s a worry. It is more intense now because of the Sunni versus Shiite nature of ISIS…this is primarily a Shiite neighborhood that I live in…e.g., potentially a target. Those nut cases who have been arrested (one killed by the FBI and local police a few years ago) have been Sunni’s…even the guy who was arrested stalking around a park a few blocks from my house in full camo and an AK-47 and black face paint. It was Shiite residents nearby who called the police…the park is a place where kids play and their concerns were legitimate, not religious. That guy got off with some treatment in a mental institution…never mind his rabid terrorist sponsoring web site.

            So yeah, I am careful…but I always have been living in the Detroit and metro area.

            • Aridog says:

              PS: I have conquered that what made it unreasonable for me to continue carry a gun, just so you know that as well.

            • anneinpt says:

              Not a surprise that the local Shiite residents are more alert and wary than anyone else since ISIS are Sunni. It’s interesting though that the nutcases around you are Sunni. But in many cases religion is just a hook on which to hang their neuroses, especially outside the Middle East.

              In any event it’s a relief and I’m glad your local neighbours are being responsible.

              And I’m glad that you’re taking care too.

  4. Aridog says:

    Footnote: The second video of Arabs criticizing Arabs reminds me of the dinner/meeting at the Bint Jbail Center here just before the Iraq War that I bought a table for 10 at for Judi, myself, a local very liberal Catholic Bishop, Judi’s priest (mine now as well) and some others I knew including some Lebanese Shiites….one a photographer who had recently toured Saddam’s Iraq and presented the photos in the introduction for the session. We were seated next to a table of “Palestinians” (Sunni) replete with the crying towels around their necks. Other tables had a mixture of Sunni (most against invading), Shiites (for invading) and sundry Anglo crusaders (although they didn’t think of themselves as that … looked more like hippies, etc). Immediately after the call to prayer (5th of the day IIRC) for those religious, a fight broke out among several, including the “Palestinians” and a couple Anglos…the police were called and came and arrested several of these fine folks. Then the meeting commenced in earnest, with arguments for and against, all loud, with various speakers. At the end my daughter said to me, “Thanks, Dad, for taking me to a big room full of people who hate me and who speak an unintelligible language, all shouting at each other and some glaring at me. This your idea of educational fun?” Meanwhile, I thought the whole thing was both educational and hilarious to boot. Do political Muslims ever speak without yelling? Inquiring minds want to know. 🙂

    • anneinpt says:

      LOL! The way you described the evening sounds like our synagogue’s AGM! (without the arrests…) 😀

      I do understand your daughter, and I think you were very brave going to that evening considering you’re neither Sunni, Shiite nor the crusading Anglo type. (/mind boggling…). 🙂

      • Aridog says:

        Brave? Nah, I had more friends there than enemies. It was amusing to me only because of the loud and virulent shouting carried on over the topic, which I thought was worthy of rational discussion, and listening to (minus the usual tropes) …as I have done in many untoward places here and half a world away….and that Kim needed to at least be aware of in her insular finance world. I’ve heard the adage that with two Jews you get three opinions…so I’d have to say with 20 Arabs you might get 3000 opinions, depending upon the time of day.

        Kim remains unconvinced and concludes that at times he dad is just crazy. Psst: the Pali’s at the next table did glare at her…probably wondering why a half Asian was there at all, and a pretty one at that. At times it is a strange world here, as I know it is there.

        I do recall my immigrant Israeli neighbors, from long ago, coming home steamed after their Synagogue’s Annual General Meeting. One of those died in the 1973 war (RIP) that both returned to Israel for to serve in their units. One came back. Loud arguments should be all we have to bear.

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