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Arab tribal mindset

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Submitted by mark goldberg (Kenya), Jan 28, 2008 at 04:07

The tribal mindset that you say explains arb world view seems not to be restricted to Arabs, I see that in all communities, whether organized as a tribes or not.

maybe it is more pronounced in Arab lands because they are mostly homogenous populations with little multiculturalism that we see in Europe and North america.

Arab culture is not a global culture the way western culture is, so its mindset has not recieved much infusion from other parts of the world. Even very few muslims of non-Arab origin have made serious impact in arabic and muslim consciousness.

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