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Nac Mac Feegle

(969 posts)
Fri Jan 9, 2015, 02:40 PM Jan 2015

A serious proposition:

The end-game of the attacks in Paris seems to be to provoke anti-Muslim backlash as a recruiting tool for Al Qaeda.

Let's deny them of that.

Instead of letting the fear mongers go all 'Medieval' on Islam, how about we support them?

Show one group of people that have a problem with a bunch of assholes co-opting their religion for power games that everyone isn't a bunch if frightened fools.

It's not going to be difficult. It might even be educational.

Go by that grocery store with the weird fluid script on the window, or into that restaurant that has the reference to Ali Baba or Desert Sands or Persia, and try something new. Do some internet research for recipes, dishes, and Halal rules, so you can make an intelligent choice.

A few basic tips:

Halal is the just same as Kosher.

Hummus is awesome: Chickpeas, sesame paste, garlic, olive oil, and lemon blended into a paste and served as a dip with a flat bread.

Dolmas; the same as Greek Dolmades. Rice ans spices wrapped in grape leaves.

Falafel (Bill O'riley's nemesis): A small ball of chickpea and spices, fried and served with a yogurt - cucumber sauce.

Kebabs: Various types of meat pieces and spices on a stick and cooked over a flame.

Shawarma: An Egyptian origin meat dish over a wonderful rice.

Gyros: A staple Middle Eastern / Mediterranean thin sliced meat combination.

Baklavah: A little bite of Heaven. Layers of paper-thin dough with nuts and honey. Not to be missed.

There are innumerable others, but these are just a few 'off the top of my head' that can be an introduction. The spices are wonderfully different, the preparations and combinations are exotic, and the people are just people, the same as you and me.

Try something different; you might like it, and learn something.

Prove that not everyone is an idiot.

Tell the terrorists to go F*%K themselves.


That's what they want.

Frightened people can be stampeded into very poor decisions.

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A serious proposition: (Original Post) Nac Mac Feegle Jan 2015 OP
Hmmm. I'm not the most adventurous eater in the world, SheilaT Jan 2015 #1
Well-said! And yes, that's some damned good food you'll be getting, too! arcane1 Jan 2015 #2


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1. Hmmm. I'm not the most adventurous eater in the world,
Fri Jan 9, 2015, 02:55 PM
Jan 2015

but I'm familiar with all of those dishes, and like most of them. Just don't like it when the meat involved is lamb, because I don't like the taste. But chicken kebabs? Heaven!

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