What are Arabs saying to us and why does it matter?

Oct 20, 2010

The U.S plays a leading role in the Middle East whether in peacemaking, war efforts, support of our ally Israel or diplomacy that insures our access to oil. But what do we really know about the Arab peoples who live in that region? In his new book “Arab Voices,” James Zogby reveals the results from a new Zogby International poll he conducted across several Arab countries. The findings contest widely held myths about Arabs including the existence of a uniform Arab mindset, the notion that Arabs are obsessed with hatred of the West, and the idea that Arabs are consumed by violent religious teachings. Pollster and founder of the Washington, D.C.–based Arab American Institute, James Zogby, brings the poll numbers to life in hopes of bridging the information gap he believes exists between the West and Arabs of the Middle East.

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