Saturday, September 6, 2014

Arab Cultural Awareness: 58 Fact sheets


 There are many common misconceptions about Arabs and Islam such as thinking that the majority of Muslims are Arabs; currently there are approximately 1.6 billion Muslims in the world and  about less than 15% of them are Arabs.

Many associate the word 'Jihad' with war and terror, when it actually means struggle and is usually used to refer to an inner struggle.

Arab Cultural Awareness: 58 Fact sheets is a handbook published by the U.S intelligence in 2006 for its troops who were to be sent to parts of the "Middle East".

Not everything written can be generalized and that is stated at the beginning of the handbook.

I would have rather shared my own compiled facts to raise awareness about the Arab culture, but this is a source for those who are skeptical of Arab sources; a source from the U.S intelligence itself.

Here is the link! :

http://fas.org/irp/agency/army/arabculture.pdf