It's been a long time since I've seen a good flame war. This one is funny - it's between Rashed (a Qatari teenager) and James (a British expat living in Qatar) who are in the same school. Apart from it being juvenile and very teenage, I think it brings up some interesting tensions between expatriates living in the Gulf and the locals. It seems that beneath the civility there is some discord. Here's what happened:
Rashed finds James blog and reads that James wants to get out of Qatar
HAHAAA you guys!!! You see that kid that walks around school looking like frodo/harry potter?? Well apparently his name is james and he has a site!! ... Well in it, he keeps talking about how much he misses his girlfriend ... and how much he wants to leave qatar. So before he casts some magical spell on me that turns me into something even shorter than I am, I decided to be a bastard and TRY to scare him, so I pretended I'm a government official who's not so happy about what he says about Qatar....
Rashed freaks out James by posting in his comments
Most of the content on your site is based on leaving Qatar and going back to The Netherlands because Qatar is not as good as you would like it to be. These thoughts are subliminally marked in the minds of the readers of the site as negative impressions of Qatar which in turn leads more people to like the country less and less each day.
In you next post, we wish that you state your approval of removing all anti-Qatar comments or in the case that you do not approve please provide us with a more efficient and confidential means of contacting you.
Please note, that we have enough information to know where you are at anytime of day in the case that you do not wish to co-operate with us, Mr. Wilson.
James figures it out and lashes out
Hey you short, fat, Qatari dumb ass â€¦ Yes thatâ€™s right Rashed Iâ€™m talking to you â€¦You should spend more time on your crap site then trying to cook up poorly implemented attempts to ruin someone elseâ€™s. I must say I find it pretty funny your own friends are laughing at YOU for trying to do this to ME. â€¦haha â€¦
Ok, thatâ€™s enough of a reality check for you Rashed, donâ€™t you see? Iâ€™m an English man with a life, friends, and has actually seen true life because I lived somewhere other than here â€¦ As for you â€¦ Youâ€™re only a short, fat, stupid, Qatari who hasnâ€™t lived anywhere else and doesnâ€™t know and never will know what it is to party, to live, to work, to have fun.
I lived in Qatar, Austria, Oman and The US (2 states). I only lived in Qatar for about 6 years out of 17. While you lived in England, ate fish and chips and pretended u knew what you were talking about. Btw, just cuz ur in MUN doesn't mean you actually LIVED in those places, that's just pretending you did, Harry.
James finally ends it
Iâ€™ve had enough of Rashedâ€™s childish and pathetic attempts to argue. He is really behaving like I would expect from a demented 3 year old. It is obviously pointless in providing sufficient evidence to prove he is completely and utterly wrong. As he doesnâ€™t want to accept he is completly wrong about his own country, and a guy who has only been here 3 months was right. So this is the last time I will be commenting about his retarded behaviour and manner. That just proves that age doesnâ€™t always reflect in maturity doesnâ€™t it? I mean heâ€™s a year older, yet he behaves like a child. I am a year younger, and I am not going to continue to argue with him, because what is the point in arguing with someone who is just doing to for arguments sake, and canâ€™t admit they are totally wrong? I hope some maturity rubs off on Rashed. He will need it this year and then forever onwards, so I hope he picks it up pretty damn quick, for his sake as well as the rest of the people who have to be around him.
Message to Rashed and James : Keep the peace guys...
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