I’m half Arab, but don’t look it, act it, speak it, etc…. I’m about as “Arab” as you are whatever ethnic group of yours came from Europe 200 years ago.
With that said, I have been around them a good bit, and they are far from stupid (comparing them to blacks is laughable, regardless of what an IQ test says).
Their intelligence is the opposite of “German intelligence”- that is, they are not masters of efficiency, engineering or mechanical works; rather, they are very cunning, poetic and philosophical. When dealing with people, they are always two steps ahead. They know how to manipulate and are good at making money (I believe Arabs are the second richest ethnic group in America, behind Jews, another Semitic group). A lot of business is basically trickery- that is, buy something and sell it higher. The Arab’s nature suits such monkey business.
However, the Arab is especially vulnerable to nepotism and corruption. I realize what I’m saying may not make a bunch of sense, but what it boils down to, is the Arabs will never produce something as nice as a Benz, but they can produce a religion that almost 2 billion people worship. That’s their sort of cunning intelligence.
Blacks could never do either. Matter of fact, if you must know, sub-Saharans (blacks) technically have no history, outside of what Arab scholars who visited them wrote. The only “history” they have of their own is oral, which isn’t considered legitimate.
This is a superb comment, and I would like to welcome Ramzi to the site. I have often thought much the same sort of things about Arabs. The stereotypes about Jews are that they are sly, sneaky, devious, treacherous, conspiring and underhanded. After having observed Arabs for a very long time engaging in these very same behaviors to perfection, I can only conclude that the Jews must have gotten this way from living around Arabs for so long!
If you think about Persians and the behavior of the Iranian regime, you will see much the same cunning, ruthlessness, sneakiness, chronic lying and fabrication, double game playing, diplomatese or lawyerese speech, speaking in half truths, shockingly brilliant improvisation with few resources, etc. that you will find in Arabs and of course in Jews also.
These races are, for lack of a better word, natural spies, agents, diplomats, scheming politicians, game players, guerrillas and even terrorists. False flags, provocations, disinformation, planting and faking evidence – all of these means of “dirty fighting” are taken to some of their ultimate lengths by all of these groups.
Since the Iranians act this way too, I assume that maybe we are dealing with a general “Middle Eastern Culture” in which conspiring, social gamesmanship, scheming, Machiavellianism, ruthlessness, cunning, and quite a bit of sociopathy are hallmarks of a general Cultural Sprachbund across the entire region. A bit to the north in the Caucasus you see similar “Middle Eastern” behavior among tricksters, smugglers and Mafioso exemplars like the Chechens.
This cruel land has bred harsh, cruel, unforgiving human bodies that mirrored the lands they lived in.