Saudi Arabia/USA: From the Mouth of a Child (No. 7)

 

 

American Bedu is very pleased to bring back the popular series of posts “From the Mouth of a Child.”  Really, who can build better bridges than children with their candid words and innocence?  Children adapt to people and cultures instead of putting emphasis on politics or religion.

 

 

What is your name?

Liana

 

 

Where do you live?

North Carolina

 

What is your nationality?

American and Latvian

 

How old are you?

10

 

Who is the leader of Saudi Arabia?

mommy and Daddy

 

What is the capital of Saudi Arabia?

I don’t know

 

Who is the leader of the United States of America?

Our president…not George Washington, but I forgot his name.

 

What is the capital of the United States of America?

I’ve never seen it

 

How many hours does it take to go from America to Saudi Arabia?

2 or 3 hours

 

What is the best thing to do in Saudi Arabia?

I don’t know

 

What is the best thing to do in the United States?

Play in my friend’s house.

 

Why do women wear black in Saudi Arabia?

So they can’t get killed.

 

What is a muttawa?

I don’t know

 

What is the adhan?

I don’t know

 

Are there muttawa in the United States?

I don’t know

 

What is a Muslim?

I don’t know

 

What is a Christian?                  

A school

 

Do Muslims and Christians like each other?  Why or why not?

I don’t know

 

What do Saudis like to eat the most?

Fish?

 

What do Americans like to eat the most?

Chicken, corn, tomatoes, hamburgers

 

 

What would you like to say to other children around the world?

I like you.

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11 Responses

  1. Oh, I’m glad to see one of these again! :)

  2. Awe, an open, curious, and honest child who has not been allowed to be indoctrinated into religion early on.

    Note the last statement.

  3. NICE!!! If ppl could return to common sense, what a world this could be!

  4. Aww so cute especially the last statement. A wishful thinking but if only adults have the same loving attitude towards others that are different from them whether on faith,culture and background,we wouldn’t be seeing war etc.

  5. How old is this child?

  6. Wendy,

    The age of the child is stated in each interview.

  7. I see that now. I’m kinda surprised he doesn’t know more about the USA at that age.

  8. Liana has not yet been in the US for a year and arrived without knowing any English. She is an amazing young girl and was adopted by some very special and dear people to me.

  9. Oh, that’s exciting! Welcome, Liana! How do you say her name? I thought it was a form of “lee anna,” but maybe not?

  10. That’s pretty close, Susanne!

  11. That explains it then.

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