Common Misunderstandings About Muslims
ABC News sorts out myths from the facts.
Feb. 26, 2008— -- Muslim culture often isn't very well understood in America. To help sort out fact from fiction, ABC News addresses several common ways Muslims are misunderstood.
Misconception: The terms "Muslim" and "Arab" are synonymous.
Misconception: Muslim women are oppressed and forced to wear the hijab.
Misconception: Islam promotes violence and terrorism.
Misconception: Nearly all American Arabs are recent immigrants.