“I don’t want our child to speak Shia!”
You know, during the (un)civil war, people got killed because they had the ‘wrong’ pronunciation of tomato at the ‘wrong’ road block!
So do you say “bandora” or “banadoora”?
Do you say “ah-nay” (meaning I) or “ah-nah” (meaning I)?
If you say “ah-nay” (for I) then you are from the South and most propably Shiite.
If you say “ay-nah” then you are from the Mountain and maybe a Druze.
If you say “ah-nah” then you are a city girl or boy and that is confusing!
So we have to listen carefully for other sound clues.
This, ofcourse, is when your name is not sufficient to give you away.
And no matter how much you try to explain that you are secular or have converted to Buddhism, it just does not work.
You are what you sound.