The christians built churches under them and had no issues---once the sunni and other muslims invaded--they burned down the churches with the people still alive in them. I think the christians fear the other muslim sects that now trying to kill the alawits and the christians.Syria---ALAWIT MUSLIMS which aren't like the other muslim sects. Assad and the alawits protect (or were protecting before the civil war) miniority religions including christians from the bigger muslim sects such as the Sunni. Nothing that the alawits do should be confused with their eviler counter parts.
Reality can be harsh:
One Pakistani recruiter of child suicide bombers describes these children as "tools provided by God." Another Muslim cleric in a madrassa [Islamic boys' school] describes child suicide bombers as "a gift from Allah that we have an unlimited numberwww.gatestoneinstitute.org
The radical Islamist movement is not part of mainstream Islam. Think southern baptist on steroids in comparison to mainstream Christianity.
Is that the same with the treatment of women, gays, honor killings, terrorist attacks in the name of islam???
Isn't it true that sunnis and shites would be happy to kill each other off? Isn't there a proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia presently on-going??
Man you are so full of shit.
Yes, gays are brutally treated in many Arab countries. (In one of the Indonesian islands recently, two young gay men were brutally whipped,)
But it is necessary to remember a few things.
1. In Syria, for example, gays -- I have read -- were quietly tolerated so long as they stayed in the closet. (That was the situation before the Civil War at least.)
2. Christians in Europe & the U.S. until recently were also harsh in their treatment of gay people.
a. After World War II, the Allied forces freed all the concentration camp inmates-- EXCEPT men who had been sent there for violating Nazi anti-gay laws.
b. The Englishman who helped saved his country from Nazi invasion was discovered to be gay after the war. He was offered jail or chemical castration. He chose the latter. A few years later, he apparently committed suicide.
c. Here in the States, the police regularly entrapped thousands of gay men, resulting in many of them losing their jobs. New York City cops would even urge landlords to evict gay tenants.
3. Today many countries in Africa brutally treat gays. It is said that some Christian missionaries from the United States urge those countries to do so.
The Alwites are above the law in Syria.. They are free to manufacture and smuggle drugs and to kidnapp for ransom. The Christians were terrified of them.. Syria has always been about assassinations.
Built what churches under them? Have you ever visited any Churches in Damascus?Hey, that's what they do in sheet countries. The younger the girl, the more camel she'll cost.You sure do have a way with people. What can possibly go wrong with a bedside manner like that.She must have been hot in her niqab. You should have told her that you have 100 camels, she would have been very impressed. Her father would have wanted to sell her to you for some.
Not accurate at all. Muslims are fasting in Ramadan now. It's like Lent. Just this afternoon I was waiting at a bus stop and began talking with a Muslim woman who barely spoke any English. She said that she was from Afghanistan and that she and her child were safe here. All she had was a bus card to get her to a doctor's appointment, but it turned out that there was no money on it. I told the driver that I would pay for her, but he just waived her in. I gave her some extra bucks because I realized that she did not have the bus fare to get her back home. I don't know what will happen next, but I know that this woman was not concerned with suicide vests. She asked for my number. I did not think to get her's. I hope that she calls me. I can't speak Urdu, but I know a Pakistani who is fluent. He's a great guy, and he owes me one.
The money or property goes to the bride... and its hers alone by law.
The marriage age has gone up just like life expectancy has gone up with heathcare and education.
surada knows the propaganda but not the societies
and people of which he claims expertise. In fact---the
BRIDE PRICE goes to the Bride's family which POETICALLY is construed to mean----to HER (LOL).
The legal marriage age is a joke----just as the ban on
FGM is ignored in the villages of Egypt-----even---sometimes in the USA
Perhaps in Yemen the bride price goes to the family.. Not so in Arabia.. Its a gift for the bride and she writes her marriage contract.
Of all the people from foreign lands I have encountered in the USA-----it is women from
muslim lands who are most PROFOUNDLY illiterate,
including saudis----to the point of not being able to
SIGN with an X. Another problem in self-determination is ---not being permitted to sign at all. ---------"I have to ask my brother...."
Literacy is strong in KSA... 67% of university students are women. They own and operate import /export businesses, restaurants, small factories, publishing houses, furniture stores, gift shops, boutiques, art galleries, beauty shops.