Characteristics of Orientalism, Prejudice, and Discrimination Arabs are people whose lineage comes from the Arabian Peninsula or are people that Speak Arabic. Muslims could be anybody that practices Islam as their form of religion. From what I have found the United States has not done anything good in the way of their policies concerning treatment of Muslims and Arabs. One report states that the FBI would be allowed to use race and ethnicity when opening an investigation. (Abduls Sattar Ghazali, July 2008, http://www.opednews.com/articles/American-Muslims-alarmed-a-by-Abdus-Sattar-Ghaza-080703-362.html) It also basically states that everyone is a suspect until proven guilty which isn’t new; that is the way it is anymore with our government. Abdus Sattar Ghazali also wrote about homegrown terrorism in May 2008 on the www.amperspective.com website. He says that the New York police department’s report in August 2007 would lead to negative stereotyping and unwarranted suspicions of the
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