I liked all the Iraqi-hating Syrian-cursing Egyptian-condescending comments, clips, pictures and articles on facebook on my way back from work. If you're wondering where I work, it's in the United States. I moved here about 10 years ago alongside many of my classmates, not because there was a war in my country and I had to flee so I won't be slaughtered like a goat, I just moved here because there's a better opportunity to make money and be treated well. I don't only have a different accent, I speak a different language, have a different culture, and still have deep connections home. When I want to complain about problems here, I don't do it behind closed doors, I do it in front of people, write about it in the paper or express it on TV. Americans don't beat the shit out of me when I diss their country, instead they gave me a green card. Even in a country that sets the bar for freedom so high that one can burn the flag of his country in the street, no journalist is allowed to write an article encouraging violence against a certain group of people. He can go to jail for that.
But they're cowards, and we are brave. We can beat people because we can. They don't know what they're missing. I just hope, from the bottom of my heat, as an Arab, that Americans will start judging an entire ethnicity of millions of people just based on the action of a very small minority. Only then will I realize they have been promoted to become a third world country and I will finally feel that I belong here.
(Warning: clip consists entirely of foul language)