February 22nd, 2019
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According to the Kuwait Press, Europeans are ‘Filthy’ and the Bangladeshis are ‘Criminal’
May 27th, 20125,887 views

The Europeans respect the law and do legal things not because they fear Allah and respect the law. They abide by the law because they fear being punished by the state apparatus. Then he wonders, “Could you imagine what would happen if electricity is cut for a while? They would plunder and act like bestial animals. They do not fear Allah, they do not respect any religion, they only fear their tough laws.


The Europeans are filthy people. They rarely wash. Therefore, they smell horribly. Thank Allah they live in cold green areas. Otherwise they would fill up the whole world with their sting smell.


Further, the Europeans are known of being coward, stingy, and mean. You stand in front of a big man. When you shout at him, he flees like a rat. They would never help people in need. They would kick them around like wild animals. They think only of themselves. They are very selfish.


The European is also stingy. He would go with his family to a restaurant and everybody pays their own meal. When their kids turn 18, they force them to pay rent for living in their parents’ house. The family does not mean anything to the European. He is very materialistic.


Besides, the Europeans are racist. They love only themselves. The rest are their enemies.


Then he concludes that he does not say all these things out of hatred. He just wanted to be fair. And he is not impressed by the Europeans. Finally, he vows that one true Muslim is better than all the Europeans.


This is the kind of “article” you read in the Kuwaiti press.


Kuwait is a country that is awash in petrodollars. It was occupied and later liberated by “cowardly” Americans and Europeans. With petrodollars, the 800,000 Kuwaitis import everything from consumer goods and people to do the job – every job. Ninety-five percent of all Kuwaitis are on the government payroll. They are nominally employed, but the work is eventually done by expatriates from all over the world, mostly cheap labor from India, Bangladesh, and the Philippines.


The Kuwaitis depend heavily on expatriates to do the job. The Indians operate the oil industry, the Bangladeshis clean Kuwait’s streets day and night, and women from India, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, and Bangladesh clean and cook in Kuwaiti houses, 24 hours a day, for $90 a month – if they ever get the money.


Nevertheless, Kuwaitis are not happy with their foreign workers.


Back in August 2008, thousands of Bangladeshis took to the street to demonstrate in Kuwait city and demand their meager salaries ($60 a month for 12 or more hours a day) which had not been paid for months.


Employing foreign workers from Asia is a lucrative business of Kuwaitis. Private cleaning companies get from their government $500 for each worker they employ to clean the streets and state-owned buildings.


As the Kuwaiti police tried to dissolve the demonstration, some outraged demonstrators turned violent.


According to eyewitnesses, three Bangladeshis were shot dead and over 300 were arrested. On August 10th of that year, the spokesman of the Ministry of home affairs said that about 5,000 Bangladeshis were deported. Several eyewitnesses reported that the Kuwaiti police raided Jilib Al Shiyukh, where most Bangladeshis live in barracks. These people were handcuffed and driven to the airport for deportation. They were given no chance to collect their personal belongings.


Nabeel Al Fadhel, a columnist with Al Watan daily, wrote during this time, “Those are not workers. Those are criminal Bangladeshis. They are convicted prisoners whose government could not feed them therefore it sent them to Kuwait.”


According to a study by Bielefeld University/Germany, over 60 percent of the foreign labor force in Kuwait have secondary school education. Forty percent are university graduates.


The American ambassador to Kuwait criticized publicly human trafficking by Kuwaitis. Jaber Mohammad Al Hajiri, a columnist with Al Qabas daily, asked her to “shut up” and “mind her own diplomatic business.”


Not only the President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, wants Israel to disappear from the world map, but also many Arabs and columnists. Iman Shamsdeen wrote in daily Qabas, “Israel will sooner or later disappear from the world map, it must disappear.”


Mahmoud Darweesh, the Palestinian poet who has recently died and who is considered one of the best Arab poets in modern times, has been unanimously condemned by the Kuwaiti media. “He did not support liberating Kuwait from the Iraqi invasion in 1990. He is also a member of the Israeli Communist Party.” Abdulmuhsen Muhammad Al Husaini wrote in the daily Al Watan.


Ironically, Israel, the arch enemy of Arabs and Darweesh himself, is thinking of including Darweesh’s poetry in the school curricula.


It seems that the Kuwaitis think that the whole world must dance to their tune. They abuse and exploit foreign workers and the world must shut up. If the others think differently, they must be condemned.


In fact, Kuwaitis and the other oil Arabs who also abuse foreign workers are parasites per excellence. They do nothing to collect the petrodollars they are awash in. The oil is produced by Asian foreign workers under murderous condition for meager wages.  


Not only terrorism must be fought, but also abuse of human beings. Both terrorism and abuse of human beings inflict suffering and death of innocent people.


What is going on in Kuwait and in other Arab rich oil countries is not an internal affair. These states are violating international law which they ratified at the UN. Not only Radovan Karadizc, the Serb war criminal must be brought to task, but also the Emir of Kuwait. Contributing Editor Dr. Sami Alrabaa, an ex-Muslim, is a professor of Sociology and an Arab-Muslim culture specialist. He has taught at Kuwait University, King Saud University, and Michigan State University. He also writes for the Jerusalem Post.

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