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From Arab sheikhs and Muslim terrorists to belly dancers and mysterious women wrapped in burqas Hollywood depictions of Muslims arent generally true and it is no secret that the movies portrayal of Arabs and Muslims over the years has not been good Muslims in the movies have suffered insults ranging from camel jockeys to towel heads to sand niggers and have consistently been villains on the wrong end of Western heroes guns I have observed that in films ranging from Aladdin to The Mummy to Rules of Engagement to Team America World Police Muslims are usually represented as simplistic illiterate one-dimensional angry hateful untrustworthy money hungry and of course dirty I being a Muslim and having lived in an Arab country for over four years can easily and confidently say that these images are false in fact the Arabs that I have personally known were quite the opposite they were educated literate open minded clean and neatly dressed My religion always teaches one to educate himself and be more loving and caring towards others Anger and lust for wealth are prohibited and kindness and generosity is praiseworthy A lot of people also think that Arabs are orthodox old-fashioned and narrow minded Although our religion is strict when it comes to particular subjects - like adulterypre-marital sex modesty and use of intoxicants - Arabs tend to be modern and stay within the religious limits at the same time I have seen so many driving the newest model of a luxury car or chatting on one of the newest cell phone or dressed traditionally but in extra ordinary fabrics wearing such scents that would blow your minds away At seeing the stereotypical image of Muslims being portrayed I would feel Why cant they show Arabs and Muslims as having full lives families personalities or emotions Why do they think that we always want to kill the Christians and the Jews We are nothing like that In fact
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