Twenty years ago my husband worked in Syria on the oil rigs. We were talking and he told me that the people who worked with him told him to be careful when you go out alone never eye the woman as they will kill you as their culture and mentality is a thousand years behind and has never changed even though they have guns, electricity, and the products of our world their culture does now allow for change of any kind and that probably shows us why Assad kills his own people who are more enlightened and want to change.
In Libya he told me about the huge food stores with a whole aisle of ketchup and nothing else and other items were the same a whole aisle full of tinned coffee.
The Americans always got top dollar over all the other countries even Canada when it came to wages. So you can see why those from the country you were working in were ticked off.
The ISIS mentality does not have what we call empathy, women seem like their harvest for babies, and love well I don’t know. I can’t believe they do not love. Mohammed loved his wife very much and she was a business woman and older so what the heck they are playing at using his name to fight a war is repulsive because they make up a religion casting a bad light on those who are good Muslims.
Our greed has put us in situations we should not have been in or in countries we never should have never gone to and once we have been used and we have used them then the trouble begins.
An Afghanistan family moved in over the road and we waved to them and they waved back and invited us in for tea. No one could speak English but we managed and the family was really lovely. As time went by they started to wear our clothes and when it was their feast days they would bring food over for us to eat. I smiled when I saw the mum in white short heels and nice dress and handbag as they set off for Heritage Days, a yearly weekend where all the countries get together here in Edmonton Canada and celebrate with food and dancing from each of the 190 countries. All the costumes music and food makes you feel proud of your country Canada.
My friends in the photo come from eleven different countries over fifty years.