But they are huge minorities and not popular at all.
The Middle East is much more secular than you would think.
Not all of us are Muslim As an Arab Christian myself, I wish I had a nickel for every time I heard, “When did you convert? I’m not sure how good the average American is at geography, but Jesus is from the Middle East! Falafel, Hummus, and Shawarma are Arabic foods, NOT Israeli foods.
But from our perspective, you’re a little late to the party. There's a right way to say "Iraq" We aren’t asking for you to use the hard beginning and ending that the word “Iraq” has in it. And, to be honest, Persians have the better kabob (sorry Arabs). “Lebanese food” is Arabic food If you have a Lebanese friend, you know exactly what I’m talking about. Don’t let them fool you when they say “Lebanese food,” because that is just a cover for Arabic food. I promise that you will have the time of your life. If you have an Arab friend, just wait until they get married.
I don’t remember the last time I went to a family function and there was no hookah lit up and ready to go. Just remember, it is “E-rock” rather than “I-rack.” 8. “Traditional Lebanese food” includes hummus, tabbouleh, and kibbeh nayyeh (yeah, it’s raw meat). Arab weddings might be the best parties that you will ever go to.
In an American equivalent, it would be like the Westboro Baptist Church serving as a reflection on all Christians. Smoking hookah is nothing new Hookah is the new thing.
Hookah bars are everywhere near college campuses, and its popularity among our youth grows by the day. Yes, we have the same skin tone and are ridiculously hairy, but we are not the same. They might sound the same, but they aren’t even close. If you want to go party, go to Dubai, Beirut, Sharm el Sheikh, or Amman.
If you are fortunate enough to smoke hookah with an Arab, be prepared for the licorice-tasting goodness that is Double Apple flavor. When I say that I am from Palestine, that doesn’t mean Pakistan, and it DEFINITELY doesn’t mean Israel If you really want to make a Palestinian mad, just ask if he is from Israel. If you don’t have an Arab friend, just crash an Arab wedding.
Your result will not end happily, I can assure you that. There will be so many people there that they probably won’t notice you.
She told me that she loves falafel and she used to eat it a lot because she has Israeli friends. Israel was created in 1948, and I can say with complete certainty that we have been eating hummus for much longer than that. Arabs and Jews HAVE NOT been fighting for thousands of years Arabs and Jews have been fighting since only 1948, when Israel was created.
In fact, Jews left Europe to the Middle East because Arabs historically treated Jews better than Europeans did. We are actually closer to each other than Europeans. ISIS, Al-Qaeda, and other Islamic militant groups DO NOT reflect the views of all Muslims Yes, you see these guys on the news all the time.
If you remember these, then Arabs will not look at you as a “Dumb American.” 1. Yes, we are a minority, but we are still there and have been Christians for 2,000 years.
So I am here to present to the American public the top 10 things that Arabs want non-Arabs to know about them.