"Debater: During the ten years in the arab world, I have never been robbed, beaten or raped."
"This is an opinion piece. It is the writer who stands for the views that are put forward in the text, not Against."
"the DEBATE. I called Bridget and is soon to be 71 years. Between 1973 and 2013 lived and I worked ten years in various countries in the Middle east and north Africa, longer time in Morocco, Yemen and Egypt, shorter periods of time in Lebanon, Jordan and Syria."
"My experiences from these countries that I do not at all understand those who hate. I have in these countries has always been treated with respect and kindness, always been shown hospitality and generosity. "
"I have laughed a lot, cried sometimes, eating lots of good food, received a lot of gifts (some horrible) always got help when I needed it. I have been walking through Rabat, Amman, Beirut, Damascus, Cairo and Alexandria, often alone, all times of the day.n "
"During all these years I have never been robbed, beaten, raped or sexually harassed (more than of my Greek boss in the 70s). "
"I have fallen on the pavement in Cairo and beaten me bloody, immediately I had the help of passers-by who helped to wash me, clean the wound, give me water to drink and put me in a taxi. I have forgotten my handbag in a taxi in Amman 02.00 hrs with a card, dollars, passport, etc. Three hours later I got it back – with everything left. "
"My 86-year-old mother got lost in Cairo, three school girls followed her back to the door, eagerly practicing their English. I've got a flat tire in the middle of the night outside Sanaa, received the help of two men to change the tire. Their claim was only that I drove them a few miles. I have many more stories of kindness and helpfulness."
"I have met many amazing women and also men who worked hard and committed to improve women's rights in the arab world. It is needed. I have also met many men and some women, not only in the arab world, very strongly supported that men and women have different roles in society. "
"a Woman's role is to be a wife and mother, and of the men to control the society. God created us different for us to do different things. If women are trying to change the law of nature we are just unfortunate. "
"Tiresome discussions, but not so different from what I heard, my father, my grandfather and grandfather say, in the 50's in Sweden. It has annoyed me much – but hardly be a basis for hatred."
"the Muslims are like all people – different. There are secular, a little bit of lukewarm believers, those who use religion in the same way as we (like traditions) and, of course, the fanatics. But the fanatics are not so many. "
"of Muslims is around 1.6 billion or about 23 per cent of the world's population. These are a very small part of the fanatics. But the more we hate muslims generally, the greater becomes the gap between us."
"All of you who hate, if you are not able to spend a longer time in a muslim country, and learn that people are pretty please, can you at least visit the nearest mosque or islamic organization? They are a bit everywhere and I think that they are happy to receive you. Talk, ask, listen, drink coffee. "
"Open your minds, if you can't open your hearts. "
"You don't have to love islam. But you will feel better if you stop hating. Behold the man!"
"nBirgitta Danielson, in the Northern territory. Former employee, including Save the Children and Sida, and fritidspolitiker (S)."
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