6 Characteristics of Orientalism, Prejudice, and Discrimination
September 1, 2011
Arabs and Muslims are always being confused for one another even though they are different. One is a ethnic group while the other is a religion. Since the attack on the World Trade Center they have been looked at differently. Many feel unsafe around them and think that they will attack again. They are stereotype as terrorist and hating Americans. A Muslim can be an Arab but a Arab does not need to be a Muslim.
There are many differences between Muslims and Arabs but the main difference is an Arab pertains to an ethnicity and a Muslim is a religion. A Muslim can be an Arab but an Arab does not have to be a Muslim ( Olivia, 2010 ). Arabs spoke only Arabic as Muslims spoke many languages and they lived in different countries as Arabs only lived in the Arabic regions. The population of Arabs is smaller then the population of Muslims due to the fact that Muslims come from many different areas of the world and Arabs come from only one region.( Olivia, 2010 ).
According to research and news reports within the past 2 years, some of the changes the United States have made to policies concerning the treatment of Muslims and Arabs was an act was passed named The Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Act. This act was passed to investigate terrorism. ( Olaya, 2010 ) After September 11, 2001 the United States lost any trust they had with the Muslims and Arabs because they thought they were all terrorists. This bill was considered unconstitutional and it encourage...
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