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  • Write An Essay On Refugee Crisis

    brutal in the Arab world, so brutal that it was believed to be the only Muslim country without an active Islamist opposition group. This corrupt regime was lead under Ben Ali, who is known for the arrest and torture of thousands of nonconformists. Repression was so great, Ali had gone to the extent of shutting down the internet under his rule. The Arab unrest that started in Tunisia reached Syria in 2011, where protests began with the torture of students who graffitied an anti-government message on a wall. The government 's violent backlash quickly initiated protests that spread to most of the country. Syria 's president, Bashar al-Assad, first alternated between force and hints of reform. Though just one month later al-Assad sent tanks into restive cities as security forces opened fire on demonstrators, just days after lifting the country’s decades-old state of emergency. Later, in the summer of 2011, thousands of soldiers defied and began launching attacks against the government. This in turn complicated Syria 's ethnic divisions. The assads and the majority of the nation 's elite, belong to the Alawite sect, a minority in a mostly Sunni country. While the Assad government has to power to crush firepower and units or of elite troops, insurgents are not to be underestimated. Alawites constitute about twelve percent of the twenty three million Syrians, and Sunni Muslims make up about seventy-five percent of the population. Syria was expelled from the Arab League after it…

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  • The Influence Of Social Media On The Arab Spring

    between 2010 and 2012, which was later tagged the ‘Arab Spring’, received abundant media coverage within its region and on a global scale. On a regional level; according to Noura Alalawi, a 24-hour, round-the-clock coverage of the civil unrest and protests was made available by Al Jazeera, a Qatari state-funded broadcaster (Alalawi, 2015). By the same token, according to the Pew Research Center, “this wave of unrest dominated news coverage and propelled international stories to the forefront of…

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  • Masquerades Film Analysis

    The movie “Masquerades” gives a different, more comical perspective to the notion of Arab love and marriage. The main character of the movie, Mounir, struggles to find a suitable husband for his sister who suffers from Narcolepsy. Mounir gets himself and his family into a jam when the town begins to think Rym, his sister, has found a fiance in a rich,famous foreign man. The story follows Mounir and his family as they struggle to keep the secret of the fake suitor and the movie ends with Rym…

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  • Arabic Family And Culture

    social industrialization and modernization. Unlike Arab Americans tradition and family are the face of the elderly, within the European American culture the elderly is no long held as influencers, power, and respect which carried heavily a long time ago. Although changes have occurred quickly, not all change are good. The younger generations benefit greatly from the change but they are living a shorter life span. In fact, with the ground work of modern society the elderly are living longer,…

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  • Anna Håkanson Case Study

    preparation was a good jumping off point but was inadequate. While her comparison of Bahrain and Sweden using Hofstede’s cultural dimensions (Steers, 2013) and her study of the structure of Arab extended families and the role this family structure plays in the decision-making process was a good start, she failed to study up on the changing business landscape in Arab nations. In private business, the traditional paradigms of the extended family structure are eschewed in favor of a meritocracy…

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  • Social Effects Of Syrian Refugees

    Immigration laws have resulted in a situation where many illegal immigrants live and work in the United States. It is an important issue that has been blown out of proportion by the media and politicians. Here in the United States, legal Syrian refugees have enriched our cultural growth in a diverse and positive way and have enhanced our influence in the world. However, Americans have responded to their arrival with violence and hate towards them. In the late 19th century, the Arab world was…

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  • Embrace: A Documentary Analysis

    ex-husband, an Egyptian-Arab man. Living with his family for some time, I was constantly told by his mother, I was too skinny and food was constantly being put on my plate. If I did not continue to eat, it was seen as disrespectful. Although some of this is cultural, generous, and valued, it was always followed by, “you’re too skinny” and for the first time it did not feel like a compliment. I was shocked when his sister, someone who has a young child and considered average weight and it looked…

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  • Arab Culture Vs American Culture Essay

    Diversity that empowers the ability of the community to succeed and prosper is, culture. Variety of cultures around the world allows society to understand that there is different ways to share way of life, lifestyle, background, and heritage. Arab culture within a close friend of mine followed many of the primary components of culture, as any other one, but the difference is the ways to follow them. The Arab and Hispanic culture are similar and different by their approach to the cultural…

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  • Multicultural Awareness Research Paper

    groups of people. I decided to immerse myself with the middle eastern culture, specifically people of Arabic descent. When I think about the Arabic group of people the stereotypes I think of are muslim culture and they all wear Hijabs; or they all are terrorist or villains. I think that typically Americans think all arabs practice muslim culture when most of them actually practice christianity.…

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  • Cultural Interview Essay

    For this assignment, we were tasked with interviewing people from different backgrounds. As a person of Arab descent, I tried to find two people with vastly different ethnic backgrounds. The first person I interviewed was a fellow student from University. The student is a male, and his background is Irish and English. The student is an American, but his grandparents had migrated from Ireland over 80 years ago. The second person I interviewed was my neighbor. My neighbor is an American as well,…

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