Characteristics of Orientalism, Prejudice, and Discrimination

Characteristics of Orientalism, Prejudice, and Discrimination

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Running head: CHARACTERISTICS OF ORIENTALISM, PREJUDICE, AND 1 Characteristics of Orientalism, Prejudice, and Discrimination Andrew J. Ayers ETH/125 April 7, 2011 Teresa Edge
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CHARACTERISTICS OF ORIENTALISM, PREJUDICE, AND 2 Characteristics of Orientalism, Prejudice, and Discrimination The difference between Muslims and Arabs is that” Arabs are an ethnic group, and Muslims are a religious group. Typically Islam is the faith, and a Muslim is a believer of that religion. Worldwide, many Arabs (12 million) are not Muslims, and most (85%) Muslims are not Arabs. (David and Ayouby 2005). Within the last two years, the United States has not done anything to rectify the treatment of Muslims and Arabs in the United States. After the 9/11/01 attacks, they increased security in airports and the justice department is considering letting the FBI investigate Americans without any evidence of wrongdoing, relying instead on a terrorist profile that could single out Muslims and Arabs. If this is put into effect, the FBI and other law enforcement agencies will have the
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