Week 5 Checkpoint Characteristics of Orientalism, Prejudiced, and Discrimination 1 Melissa Krol Week 5 Checkpoint Characteristics of Orientalism, Prejudiced, and Discrimination Muslims are a religious group and Arabs are an ethnic group. Some people confuse the two groups and think all Arabs are Muslim, but this is not the case most Muslims are not Arab and many Arabs are not Muslim. I believe that everyone is guilty of stereotyping all Muslims are from the Arabic Countries. People assume that because the Qur’an was originally in Arabic that all Arabs are Muslim. The Muslim faith also known as the Islamic faith does not have one person to interpret the Qur’an as the Catholic’s have. The Pope is the interpreter of the Bible and teaches his interpretation to the followers of the Catholic faith. Muslims do not have this one true interpretation for all to follow. Many verses in the Qur’an refer to the jihad, the struggle against the enemies of Allah. Some Muslims use jihad as a reason to bring arms against those they think are enemies of Allah. Since the attacks on the World Trade Center, both Arabs and Muslims have been discriminated
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