I was visiting a friend today and this very subject came up. She didn't know it. I tried to explain it. She doesn't believe me because she works with a few Muslim doctors. Can't wrap her head around it. Such 'nice' people, she said. I told her 'nice' is overrated. 'Nice' is the minimum. The shooter in San Bernardo---he was nice until he wasn't anymore. It will probably take a year or two, then she might believe me. But probably not. lol
Hospitableness is a trait all in the middle east share, going back to the original semitic people (descendants of Shem, where the word semitic comes from. jewish, arabic, aramaic, babylon etc...). They will all seem
nice. I think that most are. Are few bad apples....