characteristics of orientalism

characteristics of orientalism - Characteristics of...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: Characteristics of Orientalism, Prejudice & Discrimination 1) Explain the difference between Muslims and Arabs. The difference between Arabs and Muslims is that Arabs are an ethnic group and Muslims are a religious group. A Muslim is a person who lives their life in accordance with laws and traditions of the Islamic faith. An Arab is a person who identifies as such on linguistic and cultural grounds. Arabs can belong to any religion. Most Arab Americans come from one the twenty-two nations of the league of Arab states, North Africa, and the “Middle East”, but most Arabs are not Muslim. Muslims are the followers of a religion called Islam. There are 1.5 billion people in the world today who are adherents of Islam. Not all Muslims live in the Middle East. There are large percentages in Africa and Asia. It is a religion that is growing in popularity. There are Muslim Communities in China. Arabs come from the country of Saudi Arabia while the majority are Muslim, it is possible to be a citizen of Saudi Arabia and not be Muslim, just as it is possible to...
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 10/29/2009 for the course COM/140 140 taught by Professor Rodneygeimoley during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

Page1 / 2

characteristics of orientalism - Characteristics of...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online