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Old September 14th, 2013, 05:05 AM   #1
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Old September 14th, 2013, 05:10 AM   #2
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oh yeah, the evil US is equivalent to islamic countries where women can't work most jobs, drive a car, or go anywhere in public unescorted by a man; without being beaten by the clubs of the sharia police.

I read about a dormitory fire at a girl's school in saudi arabia where girls were beaten and driven back into the building on fire, where some of the died. Oh yeah, totally equivalent stuff happens in the US.

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Old September 14th, 2013, 07:19 AM   #4
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oh yeah, the evil US is equivalent to islamic countries where women can't work most jobs, drive a car, or go anywhere in public unescorted by a man; without being beaten by the clubs of the sharia police.

I read about a dormitory fire at a girl's school in saudi arabia where girls were beaten and driven back into the building on fire, where some of the died. Oh yeah, totally equivalent stuff happens in the US.

(sarcasm)

lighten the fuck up

it's a joke, forchristsake
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Old September 14th, 2013, 08:08 AM   #6
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lighten the fuck up

it's a joke, forchristsake
No shit.

Look at this: Exceptionalism

Rather than laugh, people are going defensive there.

One of America's biggest problems right now is our loss of the ability to laugh at ourselves.

I think back to "All in the Family" or "Sanford and Son" and remember the comic relief each provided.

It's gone. PC eliminated some of that relief, and ardent partisanship took out the rest.
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Old September 14th, 2013, 03:33 PM   #8
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oh yeah, the evil US is equivalent to islamic countries where women can't work most jobs, drive a car, or go anywhere in public unescorted by a man; without being beaten by the clubs of the sharia police.

I read about a dormitory fire at a girl's school in saudi arabia where girls were beaten and driven back into the building on fire, where some of the died. Oh yeah, totally equivalent stuff happens in the US.

(sarcasm)
Actually in most islamic countries women can work in most jobs (except prostitution ), at the time of Saddam even in Iraq women held high positions in the army or govt.
There is a gender gap of course, like in every country.
Concerning driving, the ban is only in Saudi Arabia. Most Arab countries don't care about it. In Qatar or other wealthy countries you'll see a lot of women with a driver, that's to show wealth though.

Now, about the cartoon. It's a good one! It just shows the reality of how both societies are intolerant towards each other. Both are close-minded.
Whether it is the Westerner disliking people who cover themselves or the Middle Easterner who dislikes people not covering "enough" or at all.
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Actually in most islamic countries women can work in most jobs (except prostitution ), at the time of Saddam even in Iraq women held high positions in the army or govt.
There is a gender gap of course, like in every country.
Concerning driving, the ban is only in Saudi Arabia. Most Arab countries don't care about it. In Qatar or other wealthy countries you'll see a lot of women with a driver, that's to show wealth though.

Now, about the cartoon. It's a good one! It just shows the reality of how both societies are intolerant towards each other. Both are close-minded.
Whether it is the Westerner disliking people who cover themselves or the Middle Easterner who dislikes people not covering "enough" or at all.
saddam did not run an islamic country, considering his war with iran I imagine some islamists would do you harm for saying otherwise.
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saddam did not run an islamic country, considering his war with iran I imagine some islamists would do you harm for saying otherwise.
Technically there's no country that's 100% run by Sharia Law. By islamic countries I mean countries in the Middle East and North Africa where the majority of the people are muslim and some elements of the Sharia are applied.
Iraq was one of them. Now the issue between shia's and sunnis is another political division between islamic countries in the ME.
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