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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Sunday, January 15, 2006

LA all over again

It seems I will be heading out to LA after all. I will be available there from tuesday till the end of the week. If you want to meet up, e-mail me!


At 1/15/2006 08:06:00 PM, Blogger Crazy Girl said...

Cool beans... Hows the job thing going?

At 1/15/2006 11:30:00 PM, Anonymous Scott said...

Uh .... we have islamists in LA. I'm sure some of them would love to meet up with you. I'd be careful about advertising your location if I were you.

At 1/15/2006 11:57:00 PM, Blogger Kender said...

Coffee...and girlwatching....

At 1/16/2006 09:11:00 AM, Blogger programmer craig said...


"Uh .... we have islamists in LA."

We do? How come I've never met any? Are you really trying to say SM should be more concerned about "Islamists" in Los Angeles than in Egypt?

At 1/16/2006 11:49:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ahahahhahha, Scotty boy, thats a good one, Islamists in LA, I love white people, c'mon now, c'mon now scotty, telling an arab coming from a country where kissing in public is considered a criminal act to worry about Islamists in LA, ahahahhahaha!

Ok Scotty, you gotta understand a fundamental difference between Islamists in the Arab world and Islmaist living in western countires.

Islamists in western countires are governed by laws that they for the most part adhere to no more no less then the average citizen, terrorists aside ofcourse(they're not the same, as white people often mistake them to be). Islamists dont't kill while terrorists do.

And then theres Islamists in Arab countries, now these guys are real cowboys, they don't give a shit, to give you a better comparison, they're like the bloods and the crips, you don't even wanna walk in their neihberhoods, let alone confront one of them there unless you have an army which is why most Arab leaders have a military dictatorship style of ruling.

I'll give you a simple example scotty, if I am a muslim Arab living in Egypt(which I am) went to LA and told one of the Islamists there that I'm a Muslim and that I'm changing my religion to Christianity because Islam just isn't for me, what would they do to me besides call me an infidel and maybe try to change my mind but in the end they won't hurt me.

On the other hand, if I were to say those same words to Islamists in Cairo, although its a very very safe place and probably a lot safer then LA, they would literally hunt me down and give me two options convert back or death.

You see my point scotty, as much ruckus as Islamists might cuz in the states, you don't see them in congress which recently is unfortunatly a very scary reality for Egyptians now.

As far as the "Sandman" worrying about Islamists in LA, he'll man-handle them, its all about knowing our culture and knowing how to deal with them and I'm sure hes had lots of practice in Cairo.

Your Friendly Arab

At 1/16/2006 07:23:00 PM, Blogger programmer craig said...

"Islamists dont't kill while terrorists do."

Except, sometimes they do. The real difference, "Friendly Arab", is that Islamists are a very small minority of the moslem population in the United States. There are over a million Iranian moslems living in the Los Angeles area, and I doubt you'd even be able to tell they are moslems. You won't find any percentage of Iranians (at ALL) who advocate any for of Sharia or religious government. In fact, it'd probably be hazardous to a moslem's health to be advocating Sharia in an Iranian neighborhood. That might even be fatal. Most of them have lost family members to the Islamic Republic of Iran.

There are a lot of Arab moslems in southern california (but not anywhere NEAR a million!) but most of them work at high tech companies, like the company I work for, and they aren't the least bit interested in being Islamists.

SM will do fine in LA, I'm sure. It's an Islamist who might be having problems in Southern California, not a guy like SM :)

At 1/16/2006 09:07:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Iranian Muslims? Most of these people are the former elite of Iran who were expelled by the 'Islamic revolution' and loathe religion.

At 1/16/2006 11:14:00 PM, Anonymous Scott said...

Damn you guys are dense. I'm sure that sandmonkey is anonymous in Egypt. He invited people to hook up with him in LA. How's he know who he's meeting?

At 1/17/2006 12:37:00 AM, Anonymous Vox P. said...


I know you love these kinds of things:

anti-rape condom:

At 1/17/2006 05:49:00 PM, Anonymous Mohamed said...

I can't believe that a comment about a visit to LA, became a religious discussion, again.
I'll have to quote my favorite scoundrel Erik Cartman and say "Screw you guys, I'm going home".

At 1/17/2006 07:16:00 PM, Blogger programmer craig said...

"Iranian Muslims? Most of these people are the former elite of Iran who were expelled by the 'Islamic revolution' and loathe religion."

The former "elite" of Iran? If, by that, you mean people who fled Iran as refugees... then yes, that's what they are. The first Iranians I ever met back in the 80s were some college students who over-stayed their student visas because they didn't want to die in human wave attacks against Iraq. They're still here.

By the way, I'm guessing most of the Arabs in Los Angelesare in the same category. Educated, well employed and prosperous. Hence, the lack of "Islamists" here.

My statement stands. SM does not have to worry about Islamists in LA. Not unless he goes out looking for them.

At 1/18/2006 05:27:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope you're staying at the beach, Sam. Weather has been real nice......beautiful sunsets over the ocean. Are you planning to drive up the coast, or stay around L.A.?



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