Saudi Arabia/USA: More from the Mouths of Children, No. 6


We learn much from the responses and insights of children.  As this series continues American Bedu had the opportunity to personally ask questions to a teenage girl from North Carolina.  If mom’s from around the world wish to share these questions and the answers from their children with American Bedu readers, please contact me at


What is your name?



Where do you live?

Huntersville, NC


What is your nationality?



How old are you?



Who is the leader of Saudi Arabia?

I don’t know

What is the capital of Saudi Arabia?

We learned it in school but I forgot.

Who is the leader of the United States of America?

Barak Obama

What is the capital of the United States of America?

Washington, DC

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

15 hours

What is the best thing to do in Saudi Arabia?

Go to all the historical places

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

See all the landmarks like the Statue of Liberty and go to all the States

Why do women wear black in Saudi Arabia?

To show something that happened

What is a muttawa?

I don’t know

What is the adhan?

I don’t know but I think it is a  building

Are there muttawa in the United States?


What is a Muslim?

A follower of the Islamic belief

What is a Christian?

A follower of Christianity

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

No.  Because I think their religion is too different for them to see eye-to-eye

What do Saudis like to eat the most?

I don’t know; I would say chicken and rice

What do Americans like to eat the most?

French fries

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

I would like to say that wherever you are if something is happening, there will always be a way through it and a light at the end of the tunnel.



22 Responses

  1. shes13 yrs old ,,,

    Comment edited.
    This kind of perverted attack on a child cannot be tolerated.
    I don’t want a child to read this in case she checks on her interview. Children should be protected.
    Mohammed has been warned, he chose to become even worse. He is now banned from this forum.

  2. I love her message to the children around the world, bless her soul

  3. @Mohammed…… are you ok??

  4. Congratulations to her parents — they raised a very insightful girl. At age 13, she has very clearly stated a profound message to us all — follow the light!

    She also points out the misconception that Christianity and Islam are at odds with each other – that means we all have more work to do on the basics, and the world deserves that dialogue.

  5. I am loving these interviews! It really shows how views and knowledge of various things varies from person to person. I really wish Americans were taught more about world news & politics in school, though. I love the french fries thing! I am not sure that many people would disagree with that! 😀

    That’s pretty presumptive (…………………………..) . It seems you are mad about something and want to vent. If you are trying to make a point on here, it’s lost on most of us I think. I hope you are okay…?
    This comment had to be edited due to the original comment being deleted

  6. I always love it when we have a new nutter on the blog 😈
    Actually I think we have two newbies at the moment. Always spices things up. 😈
    Although I prefer them to have a slightly higher IQ, and slightly more advanced verbal talents. Trying to talk to a Neanderthal gets boring very quickly.

  7. I think this is the first kid to claim the things Americans eat most are French fries!

  8. I enjoy these posts so much that I really want to stop every child I meet to ask them for their answers!

    But I’ll refrain lest they think I’m weird or something … 😉

  9. You are weird.

  10. 🙂 😉 🙂

  11. Mohammed said: “…………………………………………”

    Ya Mohammed (PBUY), after perusing through a few of your postings, you really do have a sick and depraved mind. (…………………..) So next time, do put your thinking cap on before going on your rants.

    This comment had to be edited due to the original comment being deleted

  12. I’ve had a blow this morning so I really appreciate Sarah’s reminder of the “way though” and “light at the end of the tunnel.”

  13. Sarah is a wise young teen! Her life is kept very full and active with many family oriented activities.

  14. Im trying to get my 13 year old to answers these questions as he was reading them with me the other day…but he runs away giggling every time. I will pin him down eventually.

    BTW I single handedly make french fries the most eaten food in America *sigh*…my weakness.

  15. Coolred, I’d love to read your son’s answers. 🙂

    I much prefer french fries to meat!

    ~ Weird Susie

  16. I’d love to see your son’s answers too, Coolred! I agree with you about French fries. They are delicious. I like to dip mine in vinegar!

  17. You should all come and visit me, we have the best french fries in the world here!

  18. Aafke, good try. I know you are just trying to get us to help you move!

  19. ….busted… 😳

  20. Love what this child said at the end…sometimes we should, as adults, view the world as a child does before the true burdens of life takes over. See it with clear eyes and learn to try to get along.

  21. Aafke,
    The chips looked delicious! If I mention the words “travel” with the phrase “amazing fries”, my mom just might be interested! 😉 LOL. Although, moving is always a bit of a pain!

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