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Jeff Foxworthy would be flattered..
Posted by: McQ on Tuesday, February 27, 2007

In a variation on Foxworthy's "you might be a redneck if ..." a satirical poem entitled "When" by reformist Saudi author and journalist Wajeha Al-Huwaider:

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In reality, this isn't a Foxworthy rip-off but a play on something much more ancient but when I first read it I kept thinking I heard Larry the Cable Guy yelling "Git 'R Done" in arabic:
This is an allusion to the Seven Mu'allaqat, famous sixth century odes which, according to Arab legend, were hung in pre-Islamic times on the walls of the Qa'ba in Mecca.
In all seriousness, Al-Huwaider's satire pretty well hits on many of the problems "modern" Arab countries face.
 
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"When religion has control over science - you can be sure that you are in an Arab country."

I guess I live in an Arab country, as moral arguements reign supreme in the Scientific circles regarding Stem Cell Research and Evolution.

-Abject.
 
Written By: Abject_Disappointment
URL: http://www.prisonplanet.com
"When clerics are referred to as ’scholars’ - don’t be astonished, you are in an Arab country."

From some of the things I have read, calling a cleric a "scholar" is demeaning to the cleric.

"When you discover that a woman is worth half of what a man is worth, or less - do not be surprised, you are in an Arab country"

Or an NOW meeting.

"When women are [seen as] house ornaments which can be replaced at any time - bemoan your fate, you are in an Arab country"

Or Hugh Heffner’s house.
 
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"From some of the things I have read, calling a cleric a "scholar" is demeaning to the cleric."

Hilarious. Needed a good laugh this morning, thanks!

-Abject.
 
Written By: Abject_Disappointment
URL: http://www.prisonplanet.com
McQ, Wajeha Al-Huwaider is an Islamophobe!

You John Bircher!
;-)

(via Cassandra’s post)

 
Written By: Beth
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Snark aside about stem cells and evolution, we still have the freedom to debate the issue and teach about both evolution and intelligent design.

Stem cells are available in more places than just the embryo’s brain, and that too is a matter of research and experimentation.

No one is losing their lives or being imprisoned over discussing it, funding it or teaching it.



 
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Abject.

Delighted to be of service.
 
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