I noticed that more and more Arabs in Canada have westernized them selves to fit into the society they live in. Is it fear from 9/11? Is it fear from prejudice remarks from others? Well those may not be the case. I think it is far beyond that. I am talking about the drinking, the half nakedness, the sex, the drugs, etc. This has become an apparent thing. I remember 7 or 8 years ago it was shameful for Arab girls to even talk to a Male and have intimate conversations with each other. It was the hot gossip that spreads between others in seconds. Now, what is the hot gossip? What are the Arabs here fearful of? Really nothing since it is “normal” talk now. I remember one time I had a conversation about this with the EX that completely shocked me that justified his stupid behaviour of drinking with his stupid friends and cousins. He said.. well, married guys even do it now. It is normal. They even go to clubs and their wifes know. So what? I was like wtf! (Reason #1019028391 for hating his guts) Call me old fashioned but what has the world come down to? I am sorry. Maybe I am not a religious person, or a person who cares too much about what others say.. but common. There are limits. There are the things that are right, and those that are wrong. The reason I still follow the teaching and preachings of Islam is because I adore and love the morals behind it. I find it to be a very illuminating path of goodness. It is ethically and morally good! I like not feeling guilty and secretive and always in fear of someone “finding out”. I know this might seem too religious or unfathomable to those readers who are not Muslim or even Arab, but surprisingly the culture and the religion somewhat mixed together over the past 1400+ years. I used to have Arab Catholic friends that I thought their parents are overly strict beyond belief that my religion seemed so liberated. And in reality it is. Then I noticed that it is being an Arab that is the cause of this. Not religion as a whole. Which I found kind of made sense.
So from walking around in the mall, talking to people. Seeing how the world changed around me all of a sudden because I was living in a very small bubble, that I realized that I am so thankful that my mind did not corrupt. I mean I don’t look down upon others that follow a different lifestyle. I know some people have their reasons, but some really don’t. They just want to fit in. But I thought the whole point of God putting us on this earth as individuals. He will judge each person individually. Not as an entire society.
I just find it amusing. I really do. I know I am being a preacher of good behaviour and ethics, but I have seen what stupid Arabs have done in their life and how much they regret it now. I just tell them out of sarcasm and pity that I am glad I am not them.