One thing that pisses me off is the generation of Arab immigrant’s way of raising their children here. I feel that they don’t understand or have any reason of coming here other than having a piece of paper that says, “I am Canadian.”
I know it is hard for new immigrants to cope with the environment here, and get accustomed to living a civilized life, especially when everyone around them is from different parts of the world. What amazes though that Arabs here treat non-Arabs like kings and talk trash behind their backs. Why? Because Arabs think they are the best people in the world. Unfortunately, as an Arab my self, I have to give them a wakeup call every day and tell them, “No, you are not. Not with that mentality. You are better than no one.”
The worst culture to change is the Arab culture. It is so hard to convince them to change, but even harder to tell them they are wrong. If you are an Arab and reading this, then you are wrong. There, I did it, and I will say it every day if I have to. I will tell you guys why though.
You see, the new generation that is slowly opening up to the world around them is pretty much born here, or came very young and were practically raised here. I was raised here too, because I came so young. However, I am stubborn as hell and I never listened to my parents. They got used to the fact that I am stubborn as a goat and I am outspoken. Therefore, I was never affected by them and learned that the people around me are like me. I am no different than them, and they are no different than I. So, why is this new generation still suffering from your stupid mentality?
When young girls, like 18 or 19 years old, who happen to be Arab, want to befriend other Arabs their age, then they don’t have to be ridiculed for their backgrounds. Oh I forget, Arabs hate each other. We can never unite as Arabic speaking people, because the older generation keeps brain washing their children that all the people from Egypt hate Palestinians. Trash those Egyptians! All Lebanese hate Syrians. Trash those Syrians!Â All those Kuwaitis hate Iraqis. Trash those Iraqis! Etc.. etc.. etc… and so on.
This is what I don’t understand. You came all the way across the world to live a better life, and you are still teaching your children to hate other Arab cultures? You came to one of the most multicultural countries in the world, and you are teaching your kids that? So befriending non-Arabs is ok… You can be friends with them with no problems, but if it is another Arab, you have to make sure they are from the same country as you, and even the same village. Your kids can’t make friends from other Arab nations. Oh no! So and so’s government back home is hateful towards us! Look what they did to our people!
Hello! Maybe that’s why those Arabs, just like you, left their homes, and came across the world to live here and not have to live in such an environment! No wars, no political problems, and no dictatorships. If you “supposedly” left the world that you hated because of these reasons, then why do you keep teaching your kids that are born and raised here to continue on the hate? You came here to change, not to brain wash generation after generation. Are you Arabs stupid!??
If you Arabs hate other Arabs so much, why don’t you go live in a secluded land with no sign of other Arabs other than yourself, and maybe a bunch of bears and elephants. You came here to be civilized and have a better life, but no! You deserve to live in a zoo instead.
And yes, you Arabs with such a stupid mentality piss me off! Be proud of who you are, and teach your kids to be better people in this society. Stop the hate. If you hate each other, then no one else will like you.