Explain the difference between Muslims and Arabs. Muslim is the name of a predominate religion within the Middle East and surrounding countries. Muslims can be of any ethnicity, as there are many whites and blacks that can be considered Muslim. Muslims follow the religion of Islam, which is founded by Muhammad and considered one of the 3 major faiths descended from Abraham, the other two being Christianity and Judaism. Arabs is a reference to those of an Arabian descent, such as people from Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, and so forth. Not all Arabs are Muslim just as not all Muslims are Arabic. Currently, Muslims and people of Arabic descent have found it particularly trying in the United States and other parts of North America. One of the problems is the increased media hype of the Arabic and Muslim stereotype perpetuated out of fear as a result of the September 11th terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. For some, the result of the 9/11 bombing was not Osama bin Laden
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