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Originally posted by MRuss
Dear loLaranks, (or whatever you name is, sorry)
Yes, I spent 15 days in Morocco, but of course I could never profess to "know" it. That would take a lifetime. In two weeks, I could smell, touch, taste and feel the country you grew up in. I had enough time to ride camels, eat your food, gaze over your mountaintops, hear your beautiful music, and wind my way through your souks. I also visited several private homes, so I hope that counts for something.
I'm not sure what your point really was?
You seem angry at me for being a tourist.
Tourism, my dear friend, is the very thing that may save this world.
The exchange of cultural information cannot be underestimated. More people are traveling now than at any other time in history.
Bless the travelers.
They bring back good news.
Originally posted by Nick_X
All is good in Islam until you try to have a beer on the beach in your bikini
Why must a religion deny such simple life pleasures?
Originally posted by Stonesplitter
reply to post by MRuss
Very friendly, warm people who actually show a lot of affection towards each other (particularly the men, which can seem odd for those who haven't seen it before) and showed me the same respect. I'm not of any religious denomination either, i just believe in God and equality.
Originally posted by laiguana
However, I'll stick to your version. So you've spent two weeks there and now you have a new respect for 'Islam'.....If you were to have a new respect for 'Islam' wouldn't you have had to convert to it?
My understanding is that what you're referring throughout you entire post is simply the Moroccan culture and way of life....not directly attributed to the religion of Islam.
Originally posted by stumason
reply to post by torqpoc
Funny you should bring up the Saudis..
Much of the extremist groups in the UK that either preach hate or try to subvert the British way of life through the promotion of Sharia have their cash funneled to them from Saudi Arabia.
We've been chasing Ghosts with regard to hutning the "terrorists". The real problem is SA, not Afghanistan or Iraq.