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The Arab Muslim Mind

If you can figure out where this guy is coming from, please tell me. In this fascinating piece from The NYT Magazine, a 23-year-old educated Jordanian tells a reporter how he wants to be either a suicide bomber, or a famous and successful Microsoft programmer. You have to read to the end of the article, and see what this fanatic says about women at the University of Jordan. Most of them are wearing hijabs, but he thinks they’re faking it. He despises them because “they want to be like Americans, they want to go on dates.” Allah forbid! Notice too how this young man disavows any personal responsibility for himself or his society’s situation, because America somehow controls everything. Very instructive, this article.

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