|Re: The Assyrian guy who killed his Australian ex girlfriend|
- Thursday, January 8 2009, 1:57:14 (CET)|
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First of all, I am sorry to hear that and I hope I didn't in anyway come of wrong. I was just trying to make a point, and it is a small world that a lot of times people end up being related. The description of their father reminds me of my own uncle who had put a lot of anger and hatred in me as a youngster. I also remember it like yesterday how my uncle would curse all women whenever he got into it with my aunt and he would say things like "all women are evil, and all women are like khawa(eve)". It is sad how some people teach bad things to their children and it had a lot of influence on me. I remember another time when I was younger, we had some very nice Turkish neighbors that lived above us. One day two of them were coming down the stairs and they greeted us in Arabic by saying "marhaba ya ukhti" to my aunt, my aunt returned their greeting and my father came our swearing and shouting at my aunt for responding to them. My father ended up over hearing them talking to each other and one of the men told the other that "they are from Iraq, they are very nice people". my father ended up cursing them out and shouted at them because he assumed they were referring to us as Arabs.
He said something like "no, we are not Arab, we are Christian orthodox, we are Assyrian and not Arab, you get it?". At the time I was affected by the same prejudices and saw nothing bad about my father's actions but now I think back how he was to them and how the Turks didn't even say anything and were very shocked at the hostility and even apologized to us in their language. It was unbelievable and that sort of behavior was part of me throughout my life until about 5 years ago. When the war had broken off in Kosovo in 1999 and the Serbs were killing the Albanians, me and my cousin wanted to go there and help them kill more Albanians because they were Muslims. This type of behavior is common among some of us unfortunately. Some people grow out of it and change while others don't.
Thanks for the info and please do not take any offense about me posting it or anything.
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