Between the pragmatic western hemisphere and the Machiavellian eastern one; the Middle East represents a unique and mysterious phenomenon..
Middle Eastern, particularly the Arabic speakers; are too sentimental and acutely passionate people.. They unconditionally and unconsciously exercise their exaggerated emotions in all aspects.. The readiness to scarify life equals the fight for it.. Hatred would balance love.. Generosity would confuse greed.. The behavior patterns are mostly typical; yet distinct in features.. The geographical location and resources had attracted many concepts to flourish and equally grow.. Alike the food cuisines, the Arabs do not have their own, but a historically compiled one form all surrounding nations.. Arabic food is mixed and evolved Turkish, Persian and Indian menus..!
Since early times; there were nothing attractive in the desert lands of the Arabs.. Apart from the Romans needs for Egyptian grains and gold; no one was targeting any glory by capturing or colonizing the middle Eastern territories.. Later, the Ottomans had revived Caliphates concepts by reaching for the main Islamic centers in Cairo, Damascus and Baghdad, in addition to the holy city of Makkah.. Reviewing the trails of invading armies, it is clear in most cases how their targets were beyond the Middle East itself.. Only Mongols were mysterious in their attempt to concur the Middle East, who had probably traced the gypsies’ early migrations..! However, two counties had seen it all: Euphrates Valley of Syria and Nile Delta of Egypt..
Arab World is the central among all other nations; which inevitably had brought all campaigns, missionaries and expeditions across.. As usual, the cultural exchange with the others happened upon the first confrontation; by developing typical negative concepts.. But once those legions crossed towards their targets, slow collective assessments were developed, about their different way of doing things.. Later, when the concurring armies would return back in their way home; welcoming gestures will develop on parallel to the early hatred..!!
This is the typical cycle that happened with Romans, Greeks, Persians, Ottomans and modern colonials.. Careful analysis in today’s’ culture across Levant, Lower Nile, Mesopotamia and North Africa will reveal the contradicted and conflicted characteristics.. The cycle of invade, cross, and return had typical took around 200 years; or six generations; which is enough to seed and grow new cultural elements..!!
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