Apr 1 2010
Al-Jazeera interview with Algerian author Anwar Malek, who charges that Arabs today have lost their worth, their humanity, their culture, and are afflicted with false bravado and backwardness.
Malek says: “In all honesty, the Arabs are backward, and are not fit for civilization at all. I am not referring to history. I am talking about the Arabs of today. I’m not talking about the Arabs of the past, in the days of the Islamic conquests. I am talking about the Arabs of today. They have lost their Arab identity, and have begun to export shawarma, falafel, and lupin beans to Europe, and they purport to be bringing something Arab to Europe. Arabs produce nothing, but they try to sell the world the idea that modern Arabs are doing something, when they are doing nothing. No Arab country has won a war in modern times, all they have are defeats which they package as victories.”
Malek’s opinion isn’t exactly accurate. After all, Arab Muslims do contribute to most of the terrorism around the world.
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