To be honest-
I feel completely unaware of what exactly is the Arab World. Though I do feel I have some knowledge of the Arab World and all its beautiful aspects, I still feel this need and want to have more education on this topic. That is why I enrolled in this course! I overall just want to be even more informed about this beautiful culture I been very curious about since my entrance into the college environment.
I just want to learn and just be informed. I want to learn every aspect of the Arab World; from the language, religions, art, family life, political views, etc. there is so much of this world that I feel I have very little knowledge about! I never been to the Arab World but it is one of my goals to live there a duration of my life to volunteer in any way possible. I hope to be more knowledgable about this part of the world and be able to answer peoples questions if any come about on this topic.
Prior to 9/11, I honestly had no view of the Arab and Muslim world. The most I can retrieved from my memory about my views towards the Arab and Muslim community in my hometown was they believe in a different religion. I was only four years old when 9/11 happened and had a really hard time understanding why any individual would execute a plan like 9/11. Prior to already having very minimal views of Arabs and Muslims, I think the events of 9/11 did shape me to have certain views of them...
That overall, Arabs and Muslims, should take no responsibility nor be disrespected in any inhumane way because of this event. All Arabs and Muslims had no control of this event and should not be treated as evil beings.