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5 Common Arab Stereotypes in TV and Film - Race Relations
“On the one hand, belly dancers code Arab culture as exotic and sexually available. Portrayals of Arab women as sexually available position them as existing for ...
The Middle East: Ten Indispensable Books - Middle East Issues
Could anyone really understand Arab culture, and particularly Egyptian culture, without reading "The Yacoubian Building"? Maybe, but this is an enthralling ...
Busting the Top 10 Myths About Islam - About.com
Islam is a widely-misundertood religion. Those who are unfamiliar with the faith often have misunderstandings about its teachings and practices. Common ...
Who Are the Bedouin? - Asian History - About.com
The image of the Bedouin herdsman is extremely important in Arab culture. Indeed, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia was sent to live among the Bedouin as a child ...
Handshake Etiquette and Cultural Customs - About.com
Have you ever wondered about the origin of handshakes? You might be interested to know that the very nature of the handshake was originally intended to ...
What Is Syncretism in Religion? - Alternative Religions - About.com
Islam, for example, was originally influenced by 7th century Arab culture, but not by African culture, with which it has no initial contact. Christianity draws heavily ...
A Brief History of Tunisia - African History - About.com
Tunisia became a center of Arab culture and learning and was assimilated into the Turkish Ottoman Empire in the 16th century. It was a French protectorate from  ...
April Houston Events and Festivals - About.com
Arabesque Fest aims to celebrate the richness and diversity of Arab culture. It features live Arabic music, an array of Middle Eastern cuisine and more. Children's ...
Love Blossoms - The Origins of the Courtly Love Movement
Poetry devoted with great ardor to a beloved lady had flourished in the Arab culture for centuries. The "courts of love," where suitors would seek advice on ...
Jonathan Z. Smith on the Definition of Religion - Agnosticism / Atheism
If, however, these acts are categorized as a part of Arab culture and Islam given as only a small influence, then people's judgment of Islam will be far different.

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