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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 ...
http://racerelations.about.com/od/hollywood/a/5-Common-Arab-Stereotypes-In-Television-And-Film.htm
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 ...
http://middleeast.about.com/od/middleeast101/tp/me070905a.htm
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 ...
http://islam.about.com/od/commonmisconceptions/tp/myths.htm
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 ...
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/glossaryae/g/GlosBedouin.htm
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 ...
http://etiquette.about.com/od/RelationshipEtiquette/a/GreetingEtiquette.htm
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 ...
http://altreligion.about.com/od/glossary/p/Syncretism.htm
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  ...
http://africanhistory.about.com/od/tunisia/p/TunisiaHist1.htm
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 ...
http://houston.about.com/od/eventsfestivals/a/AprilFestivals.htm
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 ...
http://historymedren.about.com/od/generalliterature1/a/love_blossoms.htm
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.
http://atheism.about.com/od/weeklyquotes/a/smith01.htm

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