The international distrust of Arabs, especially those in one's midst, is not a prejudice. Every country with an Arab minority has a record, continually added to, of crimes such as rape, drug dealing, assault and murder — and then add the decades of terrorism, the current behavior of the whole Arab world. Fear of Arabs has nothing to do with prejudice and everything to do with observation and experience.
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from the article: Overcoming the primitive fear of Arabs as humans