When I first read this article, I was pretty ticked off. After a few days, some thinking it over, and reading your responses, I feel rather sorry for her now. Those here who said she has some sort of emotional problems are spot on. I never thought that she might be feeling disconnected from her own culture. On top of that, someone on Facebook looked up her page and mentioned (in unflattering terms) that she has a weight problem. No wonder why she's suffering emotionally. However, it's still no excuse for all the racial jabs she makes in her article. If she wanted to, she could change her circumstances, find a way to reconnect with her culture, and take the opportunity to also connect with non-Arab dancers, if she would only overcome her negative views. I'm not so sure she WANTS to, however.