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Posted: 9/2/2015 3:42:49 PM EDT
Just as title says, what ones are more friendly?

Sunni?

Shia?

Kurds?

What others are there?
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 3:48:13 PM EDT
Depends. What day is it, and are they getting free shit?
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 3:49:28 PM EDT
lol
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Link Posted: 9/2/2015 3:50:42 PM EDT
Originally Posted By NEXT23:
Just as title says, what ones are more friendly?

Sunni?

Shia?

Kurds?

What others are there?
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It depends on which group will help us attain our goals.
Tribal society, feuds, you go with which ever way the wind is blowing
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Link Posted: 9/2/2015 3:54:14 PM EDT
Probably the kurds since we have practically recognized Kurdistan as a country. They all have good reason to be pissed at us though. The longer we try to play puppet master and nation builder the worse it will get too. We should just sit back and let them fight it out and develop their own borders instead of trying to establish their borders for them.
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FPNI & SPNI

<please follow the CoC>

fuck Obama.
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 3:57:15 PM EDT
Kurds are Sunni and Shia
Kurds aren't Arabs
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 3:57:26 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By NEXT23:
Just as title says, what ones are more friendly?

Sunni?

Shia?

Kurds?

What others are there?
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The dead ones

Kurds hate Arabs ..want to piss of a Kurd call him an Arab
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 4:02:08 PM EDT
Sufis tend to bother nobody,Sunni Kurds and Kosovars tend to be very pro-American,Shia Azeris have never been  much of a problem. Most Shia who consider themselves Persian rather than Iranian are solid citizens of wherever they have resettled.

Wahhabist/Salafists and 12er Shia cause all the problems. This can be directly related to the Saudis thinking more religion was the answer after the Grand Mosque takeover and the western refusal to support the Shah.

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Link Posted: 9/2/2015 4:20:58 PM EDT
Make a poll. . . . and just include the option "no"
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 4:23:12 PM EDT
How about the Druze?  Don't hear about them causing to many problems..
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 4:23:45 PM EDT
"Friendly" and "Islam" do not belong in the same sentence.
It's just a matter of who wants to kill us less.
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How about the Druze?  Don't hear about them causing to many problems..
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Druze =/= Islam
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 4:27:33 PM EDT
The Dead kind???

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Originally Posted By Bedouin2W:

Druze =/= Islam
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Originally Posted By dcs12345:
How about the Druze?  Don't hear about them causing to many problems..

Druze =/= Islam



Aren't the Druze the Christian Militia in Lebanon?
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 4:30:52 PM EDT
Sufis were my first choice.
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 4:34:51 PM EDT
In my experience:
Chaldean and Assyrian's are the most favorable Arabs to the U.S. -  They're Christians.
Hazaras are the most favorable Muslims to the U.S. - They're not Arabs.
The most U.S. favorable Arab Muslims would be Jordanians, Kuwaitis, or Emiratis.

This is just like, my opinion man.

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Originally Posted By RDTCU:
"Friendly" and "Islam" do not belong in the same sentence.
It's just a matter of who wants to kill us less.
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Not really, no. Most don't give a shit about us and just want to get through the day, but they aren't really friendly and view us more like GD views liberals (my take). But even if 3% hate our guts that's still a shit ton of people.

If fuckhead Obama hadn't left Iraq I have no doubt they would have slowly improved (look at economic data).
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Aren't the Druze the Christian Militia in Lebanon?
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Originally Posted By Bedouin2W:
Originally Posted By dcs12345:
How about the Druze?  Don't hear about them causing to many problems..

Druze =/= Islam



Aren't the Druze the Christian Militia in Lebanon?

Druze are their own religion, Abrahamic based, but different than Muslims and Christians.

I am not well read on Lebanon, but with how long Lebanon has been a mess I wouldn't doubt Druze have fought along side the Christians at some point of the conflict.
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 4:44:10 PM EDT
The American ones.  The ones that sacrificed everything to get here and live in our free society.  The ones that enlisted, or commissioned, or contracted with the Armed Forces overseas, risking their lives so that our troops would have the local knowledge and language.

I have a Muslim friend in Austin who loves our society.  She arrived here, got a job, then told her husband she wanted a tattoo.  He replied,"This is haram for us!"  He paid for all three she's got.  He's the first Muslim I gave a gun to.  He worked as a native linguist for the US since 2003 - then got here via the refugee visa program.  He works armed security nights in Austin, raising his family in America.  They've already had their first American.
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Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
Agreed.



Sufis are the "best" IMO  
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Originally Posted By outofbattery:

Sufis tend to bother nobody,Sunni Kurds and Kosovars tend to be very pro-American,Shia Azeris have never been  much of a problem. Most Shia who consider themselves Persian rather than Iranian are solid citizens of wherever they have resettled.



Wahhabist/Salafists and 12er Shia cause all the problems. This can be directly related to the Saudis thinking more religion was the answer after the Grand Mosque takeover and the western refusal to support the Shah.









Agreed.



Sufis are the "best" IMO  




 
That.
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 4:48:21 PM EDT
Roomi Tempi Sect
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Originally Posted By Bedouin2W:

Druze are their own religion, Abrahamic based, but different than Muslims and Christians.

I am not well read on Lebanon, but with how long Lebanon has been a mess I wouldn't doubt Druze have fought along side the Christians at some point of the conflict.
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Originally Posted By TheKill:
Originally Posted By Bedouin2W:
Originally Posted By dcs12345:
How about the Druze?  Don't hear about them causing to many problems..

Druze =/= Islam



Aren't the Druze the Christian Militia in Lebanon?

Druze are their own religion, Abrahamic based, but different than Muslims and Christians.

I am not well read on Lebanon, but with how long Lebanon has been a mess I wouldn't doubt Druze have fought along side the Christians at some point of the conflict.


The Druze have fought both with and against Lebanese Christians.

Druze in Israel are now incorporated directly into regular army units;serving in the IDF is a point of communal pride.

 As has been answered,the Christians are generally overwhelmingly  pro-US/Western. However,Tariq Aziz was Christian and quite a few have supported Assad. This is understandable considering having to pick the least worst of possible sides.

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Link Posted: 9/2/2015 4:55:28 PM EDT
I also agree with the sentiment about the Sufis, and a few others. Rumi is hands down one of my top favorite poet-mystics.

I would also add the largely balkan-based Bektashi Orders, the bulgaro-macedonian Pomaks and similar muslim ethnic groups in the balkans.
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The dead ones

Kurds hate Arabs ..want to piss of a Kurd call him an Arab
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Originally Posted By NEXT23:
Just as title says, what ones are more friendly?

Sunni?

Shia?

Kurds?

What others are there?


The dead ones

Kurds hate Arabs ..want to piss of a Kurd call him an Arab


My first thoughts also
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 5:00:07 PM EDT
I've worked with three Iraqi men. I'm not sure which tribe they're from, but they've all been great guys.

Huessein was an Olympic diver on the Iraqi swim team in either 84 or 88. He's the one I see most these days.
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 5:06:29 PM EDT
Not sure what sect they were (never thought to ask back then) but the ones I grew up around were ok.  Drank booze and ate bacon too.  Even the ones who were strict weren't fanatics either.  Had a girl take off her hijab and give me a bj junior year, so take from that what you will.
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 5:13:49 PM EDT
What sect is Islam/ Arabs is more friendly to the U.S.?
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Originally Posted By NEXT23:
Just as title says, what ones are more friendly?

Sunni?

Shia?

Kurds?

What others are there?
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that's not really what it says...
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 5:15:49 PM EDT
None, all either want to take your money, steal, lie or kill you.
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Agreed.

Sufis are the "best" IMO  
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Originally Posted By outofbattery:
Sufis tend to bother nobody,Sunni Kurds and Kosovars tend to be very pro-American,Shia Azeris have never been  much of a problem. Most Shia who consider themselves Persian rather than Iranian are solid citizens of wherever they have resettled.

Wahhabist/Salafists and 12er Shia cause all the problems. This can be directly related to the Saudis thinking more religion was the answer after the Grand Mosque takeover and the western refusal to support the Shah.




Agreed.

Sufis are the "best" IMO  


Mostly.

But there are some crazy Sufists out there too.
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 5:18:21 PM EDT
Moving target. Ever played the board game "Risk"?
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Originally Posted By dcs12345:
How about the Druze?  Don't hear about them causing to many problems..

Druze =/= Islam


No shit...the poorly worded thread title says Islam/ Arabs.  The Druze do = Arabs
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 5:22:34 PM EDT
I work closely with an Iraqi Shia who was a terp and then got asylum here after it went to shit over there. He's got his head on pretty damn straight.
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No shit...the poorly worded thread title says Islam/ Arabs.  The Druze do = Arabs
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Originally Posted By Bedouin2W:
Originally Posted By dcs12345:
How about the Druze?  Don't hear about them causing to many problems..

Druze =/= Islam


No shit...the poorly worded thread title says Islam/ Arabs.  The Druze do = Arabs

Because of the thread title, I don't think the OP knows that. That's why I added that information.

Thank you for your respectful reply to me in this discussion.

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Originally Posted By Bedouin2W:

Because of the thread title, I don't think the OP knows that. That's why I added that information.

Thank you for your respectful reply to me in this discussion.

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Originally Posted By dcs12345:
Originally Posted By Bedouin2W:
Originally Posted By dcs12345:
How about the Druze?  Don't hear about them causing to many problems..

Druze =/= Islam


No shit...the poorly worded thread title says Islam/ Arabs.  The Druze do = Arabs

Because of the thread title, I don't think the OP knows that. That's why I added that information.

Thank you for your respectful reply to me in this discussion.


Sorry .  I'm a little cranky this afternoon due to my two year old keeping me awake all night.
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