did you know that most Arab Americans are christian
According to the Arab American Institute, the religious affiliation among persons originating from Arab countries is 55% Arab Christian and 45% Arab Muslim. True, most Arabs in America are not Muslim, but Christian.
did you know that most muslims in america are not arab
Most of America's followers of Islam are from Southern Asia, not Arabia. (The chart at bottom is based on U.S. Department of State figures on the ethnic composition of Muslims in America, the Council on Foreign Relations offers even more detailed insights.)
In fact, only 26% of American Muslims are Arab. It's a good fact to know since media coverage may have created a sense that almost all Muslims are Arab - and all Arab's are Muslim. Neither of these things is true.
And, just to add a degree of complication. Of the three Abrahamic faiths - Judaism, Christianity, Islam - there are not only Arab Christians and Arab Muslims, but there are Jewish communities descended from Arab lands (dating back to the Babylonian Captivity); though Arab Jew is an untoward term due to ethnic, political and religious conflicts. That said, connecting faith with ethnicity or ethnic appearance is fraught with challenges. What nobody tells you? That all Arabs are not Muslim - and all Muslims are not Arab.
In fact, all three monotheistic religions - Judaism, Islam and Christianity - originated in the Middle East.
Which means that all Three Faiths are deeply tied to the Middle East.
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