how can you tell he's alive?
Yeah, he looked deceased in that pic to me... and quite frankly, based on that one pic that Husker posted, those guys could have very well just been removing his body, no way to tell. They were not doing anything inappropriate in that particular photo.
I have to say that doesn't match my experience in the Middle East very much. I lived in Bahrain back 1995, and almost all of the people I met were very nice and polite. I use to go out just about every weekend, and only once saw a fight or violence involving the locals. Most of the fights were drunk europeans or americans.
Of course, that was based on personal experience, which might vary. Or maybe Bahranis were more peaceful than some other Arabs.
idk, made sense to me... and that particular individual was talking about Egypt. Don't know how much different it is in Egypt than Bahrain, never been to either place.