In Melbourne Australia, there was a big concert for a Syrian star Ali Al Deek who flew in to be with his country men singing songs form the motherland and showing them a good time. So the concert was groovy and all was having a good time. Until someone carried the traditional Syrian flag and then it was a shit storm.
Someone was dancing with the flag, some dude, tried to pull the flag away from the group, and then a fight broke out, people were throwing punches and elbows...ladies were getting out...and thanks to that asshole who started the riot. You may hate that flag, but it one stood for something--disagree but do not beat up those who see it differently. It's a shame Syrians once of the coolest and most sophisticated Arabs, now cannot get along. I blame the booze and political gridlock. I bet Ali Al deek was I am out of here!
You do not disrespect your own country's flag. No need to honor it, it may have been a symbol of death for some, but who the hell are you casting the first stone? This is one joint mess, an embarrassment to the entire community who was present. I think we need to be ok with diversity of opinion--we do not all think the same and certainly Syria has showed that.
Update: There further proofs the point that Arabs and alcohol do not mix very well. God knows drunk Arabs are more dangerous than your stereotypical distant alcoholic Irish father.
..حفلة علي الديك في أستراليا تتحول إلى حلبة ملاكمة بعد الدعس على علم النظام 04-05-2014.