Sunday, February 12, 2006

General John Abizaid, Arab American

From Wikipedia:
John Philip Abizaid (born April 1, 1951) is a general in the United States Army and the Commander of the United States Central Command (CENTCOM), overseeing American military operations in a 25-country region, from the Horn of Africa to Central Asia, covering much of the Middle East.

Abizaid was born in the United States to a Christian Lebanese-American family, is fully fluent in Arabic, and is the most senior military officer of direct Arab descent. His nickname at West Point was “The Mad Arab.”

4 Comments:

Blogger Anthony said...

I judge people by their actions, reather than their race. I am glad to see that there was a Muslim that succeeded and was recognized for it.

7:48 PM  
Blogger aladdin said...

Anthony,

I'm glad to see you say that. But just for the record, Abizaid is not a Muslim. If you'll check a few posts down, you'll see that most Arabs in this country are Christian, not Muslim.

But thanks for dropping by.

8:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

....and the reason for that is that in the middle east Christians are persecuted and victims of genocide so they emigrated to the USA.

11:13 AM  
OpenID brokenmystic said...

In other words, what Anonymous is trying to say is: Christians are the good guys and Muslims are the bad guys.

7:19 PM  

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