Post a 200-300 word response to these questions:
Explain the difference between Muslims and Arabs.
According to current (within the past two years) research and news reports, what are some of the changes the United States has made to policies concerning the treatment of Muslim and Arab members of society?
List two to three characteristics of Orientalism. How may Orientalism and prejudice contribute to hate crimes against these groups? What can individuals do to promote tolerance and reduce prejudice in their towns and cities? For ideas go to http://www.tolerance.org, http://www.splcenter.org, http://www.villagevoice.com/2003-07-08/news/making-enemies/
Many Arabs are not Muslims and most Muslims are not Arabs even though they are often stereotyped as belonging to each other’s group. There are many differences between the Arab and the Muslim communities. One difference between these two groups of people is that an Arab is actually an ethnic group where Muslim is a religious group. Muslims are individuals who embrace the religion Islam. An Arab citizen can be of any religious order including Jewish, Islam, and Christianity. The name Arab refers to immigrant from countries that are in the Arab world, which consist of twenty-two nations. With the Arabic population, the single most-unifying force is the Arabic language, though not all Arabs can necessarily speak or read Arabic. Muslims on the other hand, can use almost any language in the world.
There were very many search results to answer the question “What are some of the changes the United States has made to policies concerning the treatment of Muslim and Arab members of society?.” I did find a few sites that stated the Justice Department had proposed a change that would allow the FBI to investigate Americans without evidence on wrong doing. They would instead rely on a terrorist profile that could single out Muslims and Arabs.