The impact of acculturation on depression among muslim immigrants in the united states journal of gerontological social work , 54(4):425–448hasnain, rooshey and shoabrana. North african arab americans, muslim and non-muslim, are increasing in number, and share concerns both with other arab americans and with african americans by the late 1980s, the usa cut back the number of middle eastern immigrants it accepted. Terrorism: us citizens in the united arab emirates should exercise a high level of security awareness, even though law enforcement units have effectively demonstrated the capacity to detect, deter, and prevent acts of terrorism in the uae the department of state remains concerned about the global threat of terrorism, including the. As a commentator states, “what has been happening to muslims, middle easterners, and south asians in the united states in the wake of september 11 is a process of ostracism from the american community—a de-americanization process—that we have witnessed before” 1 the result is that arab americans are cast as “perpetual foreigners. Washington, dc - in january 2012, the american-arab anti-discrimination committee's (adc) legal director, abed ayoub, filed a petition with the united states department of commerce calling for.
Background despite substantial attention paid to arab-americans (aas) in the media and in public discourse, there is limited research about the health of aas in the united states (us) in the public health literature. Islam is the second largest religion in india, with 142% of the country's population or roughly 172 million people identifying as adherents of islam (2011 census) as an ethnoreligious group islam first came to the western coast of india when arab traders as early as the 7th century ce came to coastal malabar and konkan-gujarat cheraman juma mosque in kerala is thought to be the first mosque. United states muslims in the united states have diverse ethnic and national backgrounds it is estimated that over 25% of muslims in america are african american and just over 24% are from india, bangladesh and pakistan 27% are categorized as of arab origin.
The arab league (league of arab states) is a social, cultural and economic grouping of 22 arab states in the arab world as of 2016, the combined population of all the arab states was around 407-420 million people. “the united states’ reliance on the united nations for referrals of syrian refugees should also be re-evaluated,” they said “that reliance unintentionally discriminates against syrian christians and other religious minorities who are reluctant to register as refugees with the united nations for fear of political and sectarian. Immigration to the united states some slaves were followers of islam the national origins system slowed immigration to the united states in 1919, the first mosque was established and a variety of service agencies to help the immigrant community professional-preference clauses within 1965 immigration and naturalization act increased immigration. The arab nationalism that grew in the new nation-states, along with the belief in the supremacy of islam, bedeviled relations between the minorities and the sunni majority and spawned conflicts that continue into the present. The racialization of muslim americans is examined in this article qualitative in-depth interviews with 48 muslim americans reveal they experience more intense forms of questioning and contestation about their status as an american once they are identified as a muslim because islam has become.
1 american muslim health disparities: the state of the medline literature aasim i padela “united states” the pubmed search strategy used “epidemiology or neoplasms or california), while metro detroit, known to have a large arab muslim community, accounted for 28 studies. Abstract: in an increasingly interconnected world, the relationship between majority and minority communities, both in the united states and abroad, must be better understood. Muslim patients and health disparities in the uk and the us such as the increased verbal and physical harassment post‐9/11 65 arab muslims in the us experience higher degrees of acculturation stress and identity, space: defining american muslims in: strum p, tarantolo d, eds muslims in the united states washington, dc: woodrow.
Helen samhan of the arab american institute suggests that arab-israeli conflicts in the 1970s contributed significantly to cultural and political anti-arab sentiment in the united states (2001) the united states has historically supported the state of israel, while some middle eastern countries deny the existence of the israeli state. History arab immigration arab immigration to america before the 1880s: the history of arab-speaking people in the united states can be dated as early as the mid-18th century. Modern era today, the term arab is a cultural, linguistic, and to some extent, political designation it embraces numerous national and regional groups as well as many non-muslim religious minorities.
Determining 9/11's impact on muslims in the united states is difficult, says amer, because there's no baseline prior to 9/11, there was virtually nothing published that related to the mental health of muslims in the united states, says amer, former editor in chief of the journal of muslim mental health. The vast majority of arab-americans are citizens of the united states they are very much like other americans, except younger, more educated, more affluent and more likely to own a business like any other immigrant group, arab-americans want to enjoy america's riches while preserving the important. The muslim population is a diverse community of believers spanning the globe over fifty countries have muslim-majority populations, while other groups of believers are clustered in minority communities in nations on nearly every continent. A majority of muslim americans (53%) say it has become more difficult to be a muslim in the united states since the sept 11 terrorist attacks most also believe that the government “singles out” muslims for increased surveillance and monitoring.