The Holocaust contradictions
Zainab Al Suwaij wrote an excellent article called "Accepting contradictions as a means of survival" about how muslims and arabs cope with the world. The best contradiction in beliefs, and also the most classic one, is the way the arabs talk about the Holocaust. If you live in an arab country, you know you heard those 3 statements before and sometimes from the same person: 1) The Holocaust never happend. 2) Hitler is a great man for killing the Jews. 3) Sharon is as bad as Hitler. You figure out how someone can have those 3 statements in their heads and feel utterly comfortable with believeing them despite their galring contradictions, and you will figure out how the mind of the average conspiracy-theory-obsessed jew-hating arab works. Confused? Can't find a way to make those 3 statements work together or exist in the same reality? Imagine how I feel!