Tuesday, March 08, 2016

That Surname Thing

Found in a news story in the New York Times:

“He is losing his future,” fretted Laith Zeidan’s mother, Sumaya, shaking her head as she walked to an after-school center here in Beitin, a hilly West Bank village...Her neighbor, Taghreed Zeidan (many in the village have the same surname)... 

Of course, that's because the Arab society is still clan/tribal-based but that wouldn't sound too good to Western ears.


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