I think Ta’arof translates into Takaluf in the Urdu speaking world but I can’t be sure.
I find it rather amusing that while India is being dissed on the world’s most popular youtube channel; a Jewish American travelloger is extolling Pakistan to the skies.
If Vidhi wasn’t Indian then I can take some schadenfraude but considering she is a daughter of the Indus, and her tribe are exiles from Pakistan, they are the best type of Pakistanis; those that are entirely free from the taint of Islam.
As an aside I’ve been queries that why do make a point of highlight Muhammad’s pedophilia to the point of it becoming a background drone. It’s two fold one is to normalise the discourse that there is no sacredness to any religion but Muslims take it to the next extreme and they are deliberated conflating the vital distinction that Shafique has created.
I am an Islamophobe; I deeply dislike Islam to its very core and everything it stands for.
I am a Muslimophile I love Pakistanis and Muslims.
There is a very fine distinction between the two.
— Xerxes the Magi (@ZacharyX) April 2, 2019
The Brown Pundit readership now glides over every time I call Muhammad a pedo and that’s a wonderful thing because that means it’s been internalised. The first time I wrote those words I hesitated, not out of respect but out of fear.
Pakistan is the opposite of India in terms of Izzat and at the heart of the Izzat-complex stands the Holy Pedophile. This comes to my second point, which is difficult for a culture that does not know Izzat (Indians have learnt of it through the Muslims but it doesn’t seem to be an indigenous trait) that my attacks on the Izzat of Pakistan and Islam are a necessary penance for what Pakistan has done to Hazrat Asia.
Also alot of my attacks are not on practising Muslims, who are honest that their moral codes stem from Islam and that they prefer Islam to liberalism but on “cultural Muslims” (Liberalstanis) who want to have both liberalism and Islam. In turn they try to justify a soppy Sufi type of Islam as their antidote, which would be fine, if they weren’t totally ineffective. They haven’t been able to quell the hardliners and the Liberalstanis are more interested in pointing out the flaws of the West etc.
The Liberalstanis find their equivalent in these cultural Hindus who are busy advocating nuclear holocaust in the Subcontinent because of their Pakphobia and trying to cleanse their cultural of one of the greatest cultural complexes of all time. Iran owes it debt of greatness to the Achamenians, Sassanids but also to the Samanids and the Safavids. These cultural Hindus are busy trying to dig up Ashoka because they are intimidated by Akbar. In doing so they have shattered a brilliant syncretic culture and replaced it with some hollow simulacrum that Colonisers mock (does anyone dare disparage the Taj). When India, Iran (+Turan) & Islam mingled on the soils of the Ganges it created a haunting cultural apogee, which is now unfortunately orphaned.
Islam is a shit religion so long as she is locked up in its name and I will only ramp up the rhetoric. As they say in the Brexit discussion there is always a hill one must choose and that is my hill (for now- as Kabir Bhai points out I’m no public intellectual, I merely part-time manage a blog as a way to offset my hyper-bourgeoisie choices).
Moving on to the main point of the post. Much as I admire Drew Binskey since he’s such a fan of the Turanian triangle (he’s visiting Afghanistan in April so will complete it, something I haven’t even done and few Turanians actually have); he’s totally misinterpreting the cultural cues. They are simply ta’arofing to his white privilege, the cameras and elite foreigner status but they are not insisting they he not pay but he can’t tell the difference so the video is a bit cringeworthy.
As an example When friends or Baha’is walk into Btap I won’t charge as a first step because I would immediately lose face.
But for instance last week my good friend was about to create a scene if she wouldn’t pay and I had to let her pay (the staff were finding it all very funny). But my friend wears a Hijab, is British of Egyptian descent and as a daughter of the Ummah knows our complex cultural codes.