When I talk with people about Islam, ISIL, terrorism and Arabs, I usually feel frustrated and inadequate to the task of expressing my thoughts and opinions. I lived on the Arabian peninsula for 3 years, and in Bangladesh for 2 years. I grew to love the cultures and the peoples. I know in my heart that most Muslims, as most other people in the world, have no interest in harming others and only want to get on with their lives unmolested. As with all things, when it comes to what most people know about Islam and the Middle East it is that which has the loudest effect. Unfortunately, most of us have little experience upon which to judge the reality of the situation.
The following are pictures from Oman. Click on any image to get a slide show of the shots. I just wanted to share some love and harmony from Arabia.