REALITY OF LIVING IN A MUSLIM COUNTRY
Living here in West Africa is very different. Guinea is very Pro-America, but 85% Muslim. Believe me, most Guineans truly believe that Obama is Muslim and not Christian and think that if Obama becomes President he will side with Islam! Many have said that if Obama becomes President, then it is the will of God (Allah) and that a large part of the Muslim world (uneducated, radical, etc) will see it as a sign to rise up because God has made the most powerful man in the world a Muslim! Even though he supposedly is not.
In other words there are thousands of Muslims here in Guinea who see Obama as a prophet of God just waiting to be given control of the most powerful Army in the world and access to the greatest stockpile of weapons (nuclear and conventional) on the planet. Given the fact that nearly all Muslim nations are controlled by Generals, Mullahs or other Dictators, most Muslims believe that as President, Obama could 'nuke' anyone he wanted to and no one could stop him - that's the average Muslim thought process for you.
One government Minister even said that Obama must be the prophet of Allah because only Allah could defeat someone as evil as Hillary Clinton!
As I said, I live in a country that is 85% Muslim. Life has no meaning here at all. Unless someone is actually murdered and it is witnessed, all death here is the will of God: Drive to fast, lose control and kill innocent people - God's will! No punishment for the driver, even if he is stone-drunk! Rape and kill a 16 year old girl - her family's fault for not keeping her under control. No punishment for the rapist unless he is caught before the 'act' in which case the girl's male family members will probably kill the attacker - again, God's will! If the 'act' is started, the family will do nothing as Allah must have intended it as punishment for the girl.
These people have no respect for human life at all.
Right now in my pocket I have in US and Guinea Franc the equivalent of $400.00. In Guinea Franc that would be a total of GF1, 780,000 ($1 = GF4, 450).
That amount is equal to 5 months take-home pay for any of my Guards. We are considered to be one of the best paying jobs in Guinea. The average monthly wage in Guinea is about $40.00 (GF178, 000)! My Guards make double that (GF356, 000) - keeps them from stealing.
Now, think about your own individual take-home pay. Multiply that amount by 5. Do you have any doubt that some punk wouldn't kill you for that much quick cash? It's all relative.
Now you understand a little bit more. I'll be back in the US in September for business and some R&R. It's be nice to be able to walk into a store, or a restaurant without having to carry a 9mm under my arm and an Uzi on the front seat! Even if just for 10 days. If someone blows me away for $400 - it's God's will because God obviously intended for my money to belong to my killer!! The Killer goes free unless someone is willing to say that they actually saw the killer do it. That rarely happens as more than likely the killer's family will seek revenge against the witness.
You are all lucky to be in the US. I miss America more than anything, but I fear for her also. I hear everyday how Muslims think the greatest thing in the world would be to bring the US to her knees and kill every one of you just because you are not Muslim.
Enjoy your Starbucks, Safeway, 7-11, Burger King etc etc etc - I'm jealous of you all! I just have to remind myself that the 6-figure, tax-free salary, 5-Bedroom, 6-bathroom House with Pool, Gardner, Cook and Maid is somehow worth it. Not to mention the company 'car' that looks like something out of a Mad-Max movie; raised-up, huge Bull-Bar with winch on the front and metal grating on all the windows - very Urban and makes a Hummer look like a Sissy-Car!