Tuesday, June 10, 2014
The Arab Mind Considered
Rhetoric and Reality, The Arab Mind Considered" is a book written thirty years ago that could not be published today. I picked the book up from the library's trash: Not even the U. of Ariel is ready to carry this un-PC book. Laffin presents the picture of a destroyed, humiliated, violent, irrational mind, using all the disrespecting ethnic expletives for which today, in America, a scholar would be fired and sued. He quotes cold statistics ("70% of Arab heads of state - beheaded" - I made up this one to illustrate the book's tone). He quotes Arab sources like Hamady: "Lying is a widespread habit among the Arabs, who have a low idea of the truth". He quotes Gamal Nasser writing about Egypt: "We set about seeking the views of leaders of opinion. Unfortunately, we obtained nothing. Every man we questioned had nothing to recommend except to kill someone else." The violence and cruelty of the Arab societies is mind-boggling (Pic. Source). In short, the book is an insult to the great Arab nation. Youtube will not carry anti-Arab material, Google self-censures and even white chocolate publicity is forbidden because it may be construed as disrespectful ("racist"). It is clear to me that I cant have this book in my library: Tomorrow it will be in the landfill.