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US Army Presentation: If You Learn Nothing Else About Arab Culture

US Army Presentation: If You Learn Nothing Else About Arab Culture

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Arab Culture condensed to 15 Slides
Arab Culture condensed to 15 Slides

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Published by: Terminal X on Dec 15, 2013
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IF YOU LEARN NOTHING ELSE ABOUT ARAB CULTURE
Arab Culture Condensed to 15 Slides
For Official Use Only
 
Basic Arab Values
A person’s dignity, honor, and reputation are of
paramount importance (honor and shame are often viewed as collective, i.e., pertaining to the entire group or family). If you shame an Arab you have shamed his entire extended family, clan, tribe, etc.
It is important to always act in a manner that will make a good impression on others.
Loyalty to family takes precedence over personal needs.
Social class and family background are the major
determinants of one’s personal status. The next
most important is individual character and achievement.
 Arabs value conversation and long discussions.
For Official Use Only
 
Basic Arab Self-Perceptions
Everyone believes in God, acknowledges His power, and has some religious affiliation.
Humans cannot control events
 –
 things depend on God and fate.
Piety is one of the most admirable characteristics in a person.
In Islam there is no separation between church and state (some Arabs may not agree with this).
Established religious beliefs and practices are important and liberal interpretations which threaten them are rejected.
For Official Use Only

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