Keff and Chief: During the month of Ramamdan, please show my brother Prash some respect. Allah will bless you. Maybe while you guys are fasting, he might find the two of you "some White Arab Ladies". This will end the personal insults and all things will be ok
This is far from being a case of according respect to another forum member, Skelly. Prashad alone is in a position to tell others in this forum how and why he presents his numerous 'fables' about other people he purportedly met and that they were Pathan, Tajic, etc. Normal people do not speak in those terms so, even to the moderately intelligent, it becomes readily evident that he makes up his 'garbage' in an effort to take on some semblance of personal knowledge, experience and credibility. When challenged, he huffs and puffs about ethnicity, as if he has a background in anthropology, and resorts to his usual diatribe about 'white Arabs', 'brown Arabs', who is Indian, who is not, etc. I certainly do not need Prashad's affirmation of my ethnicity, experience or education. From my perspective, it is quite evident to me that he suffers from a significant inferiority complex and therefore resorts to telling all sorts of tales about who he met, their nationality, ethnicity, tribe etc.; 90% of which I am willing to bet consists of figments of his imagination. I have no doubt whatsoever that he is in dire need of psychiatric treatment. As the head of Human Concern International (one of the largest Muslim charities in Canada with annual donation intake of > $45 million) I have done more than my fair share of travel to numerous countries and I will say with full confidence that Prashad's knowledge of subjects about which he writes is at best barely nominal. On one hand, I feel sorry for him because he is trying as hard as he can to achieve a level of acceptance within GNI. , however, he does a great job of destroying his own credibility with what he writes. In other words, he needs to be honest with himself ! This is not about being accommodating or unkind to another forum participant; he needs to recognize his personal limitations and function as honestly as he can within them. The ball is entirely in his court ......in my view, there is nothing any of us can do for Prashad; he needs to help himself by recognizing his limitations and living within them.