As a reply to Ali, who proclaims to be an Iraqi living in Amman, Jordan. I find your openess of mind to be refreshing. I lived for 11 years among arabs, in an arab nation. I found most to be friendly, amiable sort of people. Unless you mentioned three things a) the west is now superior b) Isreal (whatever context) and c) you are agnostic, or even atheist. All three things got you in trouble. If arab people (muslim&non-muslim) can learn to NOT HATE on these subjects, the middle east will be at peace. I apologize for capitalizing, but it is there for the reason that it is like a knee-jerk reaction...you mention it, and those friendly, kind people are turned to snarling hatemongers. A bit like ringing a bell to one of pavlov's dogs.
from the article: Muslim, Italian and Zionist