Oh shit, Middle Easterners are PEOPLE?

July 24, 2007 at 9:33 pm (politics, racism) ()

I love The Onion.

Study: Iraqis May Experience Sadness When Friends, Relatives Die

“We were struck by how an Iraqi reacts to the sight of the bloody or decapitated corpse of a family member in a not unlike an American, or at the very least a Canadian, would,” said Dr. Jonathan Pryztal, chief author of the study. “In addition to the rage, bloodlust, and hatred we already know to dominate the Iraqi emotional spectrum, it appears that they may have some capacity, however limited, for sadness.”

Though Pryztal was quick to add that more detailed analysis is needed, he said the findings cast some doubt on long-held assumptions about human nature in that region.

“Contrary to conventional wisdom, it seems that Iraqis do indeed experience at least minor feelings of grief when a best friend or a grandparent is ripped apart by a car bomb or shot execution style and later unearthed in a shallow mass grave,” Prytzal said. “Last December’s suicide-bomb killing of 71 Shiites in Baghdad, for example, produced unexpected reactions ranging from crumpled, sobbing despair to silent, dazed shock.”

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5 Comments

  1. daredevil92103 said,

    amazing how they think we are people, and they are unpeople.

  2. Daisy said,

    Agreed. People have some completely inexplicable, inexcusable ideas.

  3. Emily said,

    Funny story….(sort of, not…).

    My brother just took driver’s ed. Daisy, I’m sure you remember TLC and the morons that work there. Well, one day, the younger idiot, instead of instructing on the rules of the road, decided to talk to the class about war, and how it was population control, and how what’s going on in Iraq is “humans against Arabs.”

    My brother, thankfully, raised his hand and asked, “What, so Arabs aren’t humans?”

    The guy was stumped.

    Asshole.

  4. Daisy said,

    Ughhhh

    FUCK that shit.

  5. daredevil92103 said,

    who does this dr. guy think he is anyway. maybe he doesn’t have emotions. think about how all the iraqi’s would feel if they read that.

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