I love the one liners from people that have never even flown in the region. Point in case, the smelliest flight I have ever been on was from the USA to the Dominican Republic. Some Flights flying deportees to Africa can be bad and some to Dhaka, Bangladesh also. But for the most part I have never really had a problem with flights in the middle east.
Then again, I am a smoker, so my senses have been dulled.
Generalizations are nice crj, they keep things simple don't they? Kind of like Fox News.
When actually interacting and meeting people from other countries and cultures one on one at a personal level, I rarely find I meet anyone that I truly dislike. That can be said even if I completely disagree with many things inside their countries.
The vast majority of people in any country worldwide, worry about feeding their families and ensuring a better life for their kids. It is the small vocal minority that try and push their religion and whacko views on people. It is politicians, rulers and nut jobs that start wars, not the guy working for a living to feed his family.
As for generalizations, some of the worst acting, rude and arrogant passengers I have ever met where ones that flew out of White Plains, NY. But, that is just what I have experienced.
Your senses must have been dulled to have anything good to say about these clowns!