Orientalism on Muslim and Arab Americans

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It is easy to understand the confusion between Arabs and Muslims. After the 9/11 attacks everyone in this country was in an elevated state of awareness. The lack of knowledge about these two groups of people just added to the assumptions that were made. The facts are actually simple; the fact is that while there are Arabs that are Muslim, They are not all Muslim. To be Muslim is to follow a religion, where to be Arab is to be part of a specific ethnic group. Muslim’s, like Christians, are from all over the world and come in many different shapes and sizes. To be considered Arabic you have to either be from Somalia, Djibouti, Sudan, Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Mauritania, or Comoros, or be a descendent of someone from one of these countries. After doing research on the question about policies from the past two years I have only found that there are no “official” policies pertaining to the treatment of Muslims or Arabs. The only thing I did find was a statement discrimination based on
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