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Characteristic of Orientalism, Prejudice, and Discrimination March 13, 2011

Explain the difference between Muslims and Arabs?

The difference between Muslims and Arabs is that Muslims believe and follow the Islamic religion while Arabs are a group of people united by a single tongue, but are part of different ethnic groups. Muslims are the name give to those who believe in the prophet Mohammed, and follow the Islamic religions and encompass Islamic fundamentals. Arabs are a group of individuals who speak a common language but have no single religion. They are Christian Arabs, Islamic Arabs and even Jews Arabs. The reason why most people intertwine Muslims and Arabs is because most of Arabic territories have large population of Muslims.

according to research and news reports within the past 2 years, what are some of the changes the United States has made to policies concerning the treatment of Muslim and Arabic members of society?

The United State policy changes in regards to Muslims and Arabs are somewhat controversial. Since 911, the United State have establish policies that would allow the FBI to conduct investigations on any Muslims or Arabs living in the Unite State; if there is a fear that they are tied to terrorist. The policies have put innocent Muslims and Arabs on the FBI watch list and have made Muslims and Arabs a target for suspicion.

List two to three characteristics of Orientalism. How may Orientalism and prejudice contribute to hate crimes against these groups?

One characteristic of orientalism is western believing that Muslims are all dark skin. Another characteristic of orientalism is when most western movies portray Arabs as Muslims or Islamic fundamentalist.

Orientalism and prejudice can contribute to hate crimes on this group by giving westerners the idea that all Muslims hate the unite states or that all Muslim…...

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