Early in my unpaid career in media as Shiloh Spokesperson, I came across the classic and common problem when my words were totally misconstrued. As an amateur sociologist, I consider it totally accurate to say that Arabs have a different mentality from American-European. The journalist criticized me in the article for daring to say something that could be seen as racist. Since then I always connect such statements with historical fact which can't be denied.
I equate Arab suicide bomber terrorists who murder Jews with Japanese Kamikaze pilots. Of course, there's a difference, a crucial one. The Japanese Kamikaze pilots targeted military, while the Arab suicide bombers target civilians. Regardless, that usually neutralizes any opposition to my statements.
Actually, the Japanese mentality/culture glorifies or at least accepts suicide in a way other peoples could never accept. With western influence, this is changing.
But one shouldn't forget that we're not all the same. We shouldn't project our feelings on others. It's a big mistake to think one knows what others are thinking. When I hear someone say:
"What he meant was..."
I take for granted that the person making excuses doesn't know and is only guessing, projecting his own thoughts.
When our Arab enemies say they want us gone, dead and gone, I take the threat seriously and I wish our Israeli Government would, too!