No tent for you! New Yorkers tell Qaddafi.
Qaddafi is a Bedouin. But everywhere he tries to set up his tent for his visit to the UN, residents of the greater New York area say, 'fugetaboutit!'
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Why a tent?
According to National Geographic:
"The Bedouin, considered to be among the first Arab groups, are seen as Arab culture's purest representatives, although they now make up less than 10 percent of the modern Arab population.
"Living in Libya, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Israel, Iraq, and throughout the Arabian Peninsula, Bedouin are distinct from other Arabs because of their nomadic, pastoral lifestyle and their more extensive kinship networks, which provide them with community support and the basic necessities for survival. Such networks have traditionally served to ensure the safety of families and to protect their property.
"Nevertheless, the Bedouin continue to be hailed by other Arabs as "ideal" Arabs, especially because of their rich oral poetic tradition, their herding lifestyle, and their traditional code of honor."
The quest for a campsite