Assuming they’re actual followers of Islam. I’ve met a lot of nice Arabs with basic manners too. If they’re being nice to you it’s probably because you’re not gay, a women or other type of person they hate. And some of the nicest people have the worst oppressive and evil ideaology. The mere fact that we have to point out possible repercussions of terrorist attacks and can Taiwan attract gays and Muslims at the same time is a testament to that fact.
And I’ve never said the West didn’t influence or did some messed up things to Arabic nations. I merely pointed out they would probably not be any more pleasant without it. Have you been to a Arabic nation? Go and see how fucked up they are with some nice people at face value. Until they separate you and not even let you speak to their women, or if your a gay person no less and they begin to stone you. I’m entirely ok with making a mockery of them and how their religion, social and government is.
I’m glade you met some nice arabic people. But here is a list of arabic countries. Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, the Palestine Liberation Organization, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.
Can anyone here honestly tell me they would like to live in any of those countries outside of tourist visits? Any of these countries seem like they would even be open to you living there? Talk to their women? respect simple human rights we are so accustomed to?
I might sympathize with people living there struggling, but left to their own hands, they would just have more failed democracies, totalitarianism, theocracies, fanatics of the caliphate, oppressive regimes. And it’s all because of one simple thing they all believe in with certain slightly different interpretations of that they are even willing to kill each other for.