lets talk about the difference between middle eastern, arab, and muslim! a thread
muslims belong to the religion of islam. ANYONE can be muslim. in the middle east, it’s a common religion. even when women aren’t muslim, they will sometimes wear the hijab in counties such as iran, where it is government mandated. islam is a religion of peace.
arabs are an ethnic group in the middle east and north africa. they speak arabic. sometimes belong to the united arab emirates. arabs can also be middle eastern but not all are.
middle easterns can be arab, but not all are! examples of non-arab middle easterns include persians, kurds, and turks.
these three terms are NOT interchangeable. of course, there are people who are all three, but the terms are not interchangeable. please learn the difference before using them.
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