“I support the homosexuals’ right for their own bodies!” I concluded trying to finish the discussion, but I realized that you can never control a conversation when you are willing to listen, as he retaliated:
“Oh, really! Then go open your buttocks and let everybody f—k you!” he said in an offensive way and added “these people are worse than animals, they are beasts. What is the difference between the beasts and humans?” He asked waiting for my answer.
Knowing what he was thinking about I replied: “It is the mind, or “la reason”, if to say it the French way.”
“Exactly! It is not only that, but it is the morals, and these people are immoral… they are like the animals who think only of their stomachs and what is between their legs … following their beasty instinct.” !!
This kind of conversation happened with me repeatedly with my friends, coworkers and relatives, and it could happen in any Arab and Muslim street … I took it to the extreme, but this is the reality, and to tell you the truth, they are perfectly right if to take their words within the Arab and Muslim cultural context.
As a western reader you have the right to think whatever you like but you cant force your way of thinking on the Arab culture, you will be intrusive and offensive then.
We can put it in a story style: once, a wolf came to a black goat and told her: “You know what, little goat? Let me paint your kids like my brownish kids and let them play together! …or… A western man came to an Arab and told him: “You know what? Your kids won’t be “civilized” until I paint their asses with the homosexual rainbow and let them be “beautifully modernized” like us !!”
The Arabs and Muslims (generally speaking) might understand being a western homosexual as long as you are doing it away in your home and society but not to come and spread “the brothel culture” among us the “moral Muslims.”, if to speak the common language here.
No doubt that the Western society (and specially the American) has been individualized (“beastalized”) and accordingly demoralized in the sense that nobody cares what you believe in or do as long as you are not violating his own freedom. It has been demoralized in the sense that there is no common morals (other than individual freedom) that bound individuals and communities together. Demoralizing a society can be destructive if not replaced by being “legalized” , the burden that was taken by the government and the police that put legal (instead of moral) boundaries for the individual behavior. The legal governmental structure within its institutions has become the harmonizing frame for the social behavior but not the moral system. It is individually structured that the Western citizen has to struggle by himself and within himself, either to succeed or to become homeless alone in the street.
On the other hand, the Arab and Muslim society is a family structured one, and the government has very little to do (specially in the moral frame) with the individuals. The legal and social problems are mostly solved (the Arab way) within the family, neighborhood and the local community. The family bound and relation is so strong that has an influential dominance on the individual’s social, economic and moral behavior. The Arab and Muslim individual is “communized” or “familized” that you rarely find a homeless unless s/he is demoralized and kicked out of the family nest.
Though I consider myself to be very open minded and understand the internal social and moral mechanism of the western society, I definitely prefer to live in my natural protective social habitat rather than struggling alone. Sometimes I think that I wouldn’t care if I die and leave my family and kids behind knowing that my extended family would provide the needed care for my kids, both emotional and substantial. This doesn’t happen in the western societies; instead, the government provides a dry emotionless habitat for the orphan kids and kicks them out when they become 18+ both in the sexual and social connotation to struggle alone with drugs, alcohol and crime.
Religion and Family:
What the western people don’t know (the western governments know) is that the strongest point in our Arab society is both the familial and religious bounds. In most of the cases the family (parents and extended family) provide the financial help for the kids and pay for education, building a house and even getting married, and even after that s/he is not kicked out but provided the emotional and even financial support. Religion, is the harmonizing “father” of the socio-economic and moral structure of the Muslim communities.
Breaking any of these two components – family and religion- will eventually lead to the devastation of the Arab societies, and this is precisely why the Western governments endeavor to break one or both of them through strongly funded NGOs that work on individualizing the Arab and Muslim communities and fragment them into pieces in the name of “personal freedom”, “feminism”, the “children rights”, the “women rights” and (yet to be) the “homosexual rights”!
Individualizing and fragmenting the Arab-Muslim society is not at all an innocent work, but a well-planned and financed work done by the Western NGOs in full cooperation from the local corrupt governments to fragment and devastate the Arab-Muslim countries to keep its economic enslavement of the Arabs while plundering their resources.
Within this context one can understands the Arab-Muslim stance in opposing introducing and forcing in not only homosexuality on our societies, but also the western MODEL of morals of “women rights” and the “children rights” which are not more than a mean of forcing the western culture on us.
The western government never ever cared about the Arab-Muslim “human rights” but only a cultural mean to agitate and divide the Arab societies and shutter their strong religious and familial frame into pieces. If the western governments care about the Arab lives they wouldn’t have invaded and devastated Iraq and Syria for the oil based on fabricated lies of WMD and the Iraqi ties to Alqaeda. The Western government never cared but about backing the Zionist occupation with capital and weapons to keep it dominating the Arab-Muslim world to keep enslaving the Arabs as an underdeveloped market for their products and to keep plundering their natural resources.
“Homosexual rights”? Are you foolish? It is just a mean for further and farther cultural enslavement of the Arabs. I personally fully support the homosexual movement to do whatever they want within their societies and communities, but first, it is YOU who got to wake up and think globally but not from within the lesbians’ breasts and the gays’ buttocks !
Homosexuality? Every society has its own homosexual individuals and they should be taken care of and socially cured but not to be left for their “sickness” to devastate them.
I can give you tens of local stories of how the homosexuals are treated and protected and taken care of to be normal people.
Homosexuality, just like drugs and alcohol, is an addiction but not genetics as some try to convince us. As one can be socially and psychologically cured from his drug addiction, homosexuals can be treated the same way.
The western syndrome is that they think that they are the most civilized people and their social morals should be globalized for the “under-civilized” others. They undermine and belittle the other cultures even like the Arab-Muslim one that taught them to come back to civilization in the medieval ages, this is the racist way of thinking that is not acceptable , not only for Arabs but also for any culture that respects its roots.
As the economic globalization was an imperial mean to dominate the world’s economy and plunder the “third-world” resources (both natural and human resources), moral globalization is also a mean for cultural and moral dominance.