How to measure (any) Civilisation ??
The methods vary and are also numerous
but one simpler way would be to assess the degree
and the quality of anybodies' Hospitality.
(as a start !! )
Yesterday President Ahmadinejad was invited
to Columbia University only to be cheaply insulted.
The Dean of the University Prof. Lee Bollinger
has used terms that only someone like George Bush could deserve
......while preceding and introducing President Amadinejad,
his Guest .
Bollinger's introduction resembled rather
an Indictment text in a Court of Law
when the purpose of that meeting were
"to listen to what the enemy of the USA has had to say ".
Among other ( jewels ) President Ahmadinejad said :
What do the Palestinian have to be blamed for,
in that Holocaust ??
I leave it up to you to judge who was more polite
and who was more ethical and honest
and who has had a hidden agenda worthy
of any hypocrite and cheap coward.
Simply and basically President Ahamadinejad
whether he were a dictator or not ,
was never addressed to as " Mister President "
nor at least as Doctor ,.......which he is both.....!!
Middle Easterner Hospitality and Civilisation(s)
go side by side and both are not under the microscope now.
A Guest is a Guest, to be first of all "protected"and respected ,
whatever he or she would be.
It is rather so that, this US renowned University ,
and what it ought to represent which are now questionable.
Civicaly speaking ,
Any Western Tourist who has spent only 10 days in the Middle East,
experiences genuine Hospitality and talks about it , even 6 years later on.
Our Hospitality is legendary !!
Maybe that Dean of that University ought to take a cheap-package-holidays
to some cheap 2 stars Hotel Resort anywhere in the Middle East
or in the Muslim World , only to find superior Hospitality than he has offered
to a President and a to Doctor .
25Th of September 2007
My Daughter will enter the University next year
and I would rather send her to Kazakhstan-University
with Mr. Borat as the Dean, there.........
rather than that Colombia Uni. under that Prof. Bollinger !
This is not an insult..............but a more civic choice !