I am an American (yes, I'm Christian if that makes any damn difference!?) woman who in fact DID live in Beirut, Lebanon for 6 consecutive straight years and I'm here to tell you: first of all, at least on Lebanon's behalf; the "savage" remark shows just how ignorant and not well informed or I guess not well traveled Mr. Taylor is. (And yes, I am well aware that I just ended ON PURPOSE my sentence with the word "is.") Lebanon just so you know is a 50/50 split Muslim/Christian Republic. (Not including the Druze minority.) So PLEASE: take heed, TRAVEL, TRAVEL, TRAVEL (if it is within your means-most Americans have zero interest in any culture outside of the said 'county' in which they cohabitate. (Sad, EXTREMELY embarrassing but TRUE.) OR AT LEAST READ (There is ABSOLUTELY NO excuse in 2015 NOT to given the technology.)about the countries in which you are to judge BEFORE judging.