September 18, 2015

Sandcrawler PSA: Syrians Can't Drive, Are Mean to Puppies

This post may be Haram because its forbidden for Muslims to air their dirty laundry within view of the infidels. Lest the Infidels get any bright ideas about Muslims not being superior, thus breeding contempt for the rule of Muslims over Dhimmis and Infidels.

But its not like we're not interested, this is the account of a British Muslim who went to Syria to fight in the Jihad of his experience with Syrian Arab Muslims.

Here in Shām, the Arabs and the non-Arabs are united in one line, under one banner, defending each other’s life with their own blood. However, with the unification of tribes and cultures, there will be clashes which are inevitable. Clashes which arise due to many reasons. Some are due to the level of knowledge which people possess, and some are due to different upbringings and cultures.

Arabs as a whole have a unique culture, which differs dramatically from the western lifestyle. If one is unaware of these cultural differences, then it could be quite peculiar, annoying, and at times somewhat stressful to interact and associate with them. Arabs are quite unique in their habits, so it is vital for the western Muhājir to acquaint himself with their cultures to prevent clashes and disputes.

Below I shall list a few of their habits which Arabs are known for:

1) A lack of privacy for other’s space.

2) Childish behaviour

Unfortunately Syrians seem to be very childish in their dealings and mannerisms in how they interact with each other. It’s not an unusual sight to see a fully grown Syrian man acting like a child and playing around with other brothers.

3) Stealing shoes.

4) Etiquettes when eating

However our Arab brothers, or Syrians to be more precise, lack these basic manners. It is not unusual to see Syrians fight over food, even though there is more than enough for everyone. It is not unusual to see them throw away food even though this food they are eating is far better than the food their own mothers prepare for them at home. It is not unusual to see them walk away after eating leaving a big mess for someone else to clean up after them. And the sight of a typical kitchen sink is just appalling. During my time in Syria, I have only met a handful of Syrians who are strict on keeping the kitchen clean, may Allāh make more such brothers.

5) Getting angry over the haqq if it is against them

Another common trait among our Arab brothers is to get offended if you bring their errors to their attention. A Muslim should accept the haqq from wherever it comes, even if the one showing you your error does so in a stern way.

6) Administration work (“Bukrah inshāAllāh”)

Unfortunately in the Arab world, building a structure and administrating it is not one of their strong points. There are many flaws and errors in putting an Arab in charge, especially if he is uneducated (which sadly is the majority).

It is common to hear an Arab in administration reply with the words “bukrah inshāAllāh” (which means “hopefully tomorrow”) or in plain English, “I’m too lazy, leave me alone and come back some other time!”

7) Sleeping habits

Another irritating feature of Arabs is that due to them being heavy sleepers, they see no problem in speaking very loud while others are fast asleep (or even trying to sleep). This can be so frustrating especially when you tell them to quieten down only to have them speak loud again after a few minutes

) The staring competition

Syrians love to stare at foreigners, maybe because no tourist has ever visited Syria.

9) Treating animals badly

The Prophet (saw) informed us that a woman was sent to hell due to mistreating a cat she had and a prostitute from Banu Isra’īl was forgiven her sins due to giving water to a thirsty dog. Such are the teachings of Islām. However among our Arab brothers, they tend to treat animals very badly.

It is not uncommon to see an Arab throw objects at animals and to chase a hungry cat away. Nor is it uncommon to see some from among them killing harmless dogs. Indeed the Prophet (saw) ordered us to kill black dogs as they are Jinns which have taken the form of animals, however Arabs tend to take it a step further and kill all dogs even though they may be harmless.

You would also see dead dogs laying in the middle of the road with a bullet wound for a week or so, and hardly anyone will remove it out of the way. Arabs tend to have no mercy for animals except a few among them who love cats.

10) Beggars

From the very moment I arrived in the Turkish airport, I was greeted by Syrian beggars.

Most beggars here in Syria are fraudsters who take advantage of the Muhājirīn. Realise my brothers that Dawlah has Zakāh offices and also gives a weekly supply of food to the poor. I myself have witnessed this in Raqqa.

11) Dealing with shop keepers
Here in Syria Dawlah has a reputation of being wealthy. The average Syrian looks at a Dawlah brother as a walking bank, and unfortunately shop keepers are no exception. So many times when asking a shop keeper for the price of an item, he would contemplating for a while then give you a higher price.

12) Driving ‘skills’

Many things which may seem illegal or irrational are quite common for Arabs to do. In the west, one is required to look into his side mirrors prior to moving lane or going to a slip road, however an Arab would hardly ever look into his mirrors, even if he is coming onto a busy motorway. Women casually walk on the roads and hardly look over their shoulder to see if a car is coming, nor do they move out the way until you are right besides them horning at them. Men likewise do this, but not to the same extent as women; and if you were to hit them it would be your fault for not seeing them walk on the road.

13) Empty words

Islamic State, It Sucks! Because of all the Arabs!

LOL!

Hat Tip: JWT.

By Howie at 07:24 AM | Comments |