Hmm, so in the US the average moron stereotype of the middle east would be….
That Arabia is like everything Muslim in that area.
So Turkey, Iran, and the actual Arab countries.
Pakistan is also Arab and in the middle east even though neither is true (Americans have a hard time figuring out Pakistan is literally just the western most extreme of greater India).
And it's all deserts. All of it.
Probably all of Turkey right up to the Bulgarian border is just sand and rocks, that suddenly turns green when you go over the border.
I wonder if those stereotypes are shared with Greeks? Probably the Greeks have their very own MUCH more detailed specific stereotypes!
Hell I know the Cypriots have very complex Arab stereotypes. I think they see like the peninsular/Iraq/North African Arabs in similar stereotypes as the US or Europe. But the Levantine Arabs? Like Syria? Lebanon? Palestine? Jordan? They don't have stereotypes of them so much. They have complicated neighborly views and relations and shared customs and foods with whatnot with them.
And then you have Iranian and Turkish stereotypes of Arabs, a whole other ball of fun there.
Oh and stereotypes among Arab countries. Like I'm sure Moroccans have a more sterotypical view of Syria than Cypriots for instance.
GEE I WONDER IF JAPAN CAN BE ASSUMED TO HAVE THE SAME VIEWS AS AMERICA.
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So you don't know how a stereotypical terrorist would look like for Japanese, especially a teenager.
I don't know. So against all common sense let's assume it's just like ours for no reason.
His caricature is based on a Western stereotype of an Arabic terrorist combined with the actual appearance of the wrestler.
Or literally just the wrestler. WHICH FOR THE THOUSANDTH TIME, IS NOT ARAB, HE IS INDIAN.
A guy in that kind of turban waving a sword around brings to mind old movies set in the British fucking Raj. Not Arabia.
The wrestler is a cheap stereotype in the first place, like many wrestlers are. A stereotype of INDIA.
Oda could have used the Iron Sheik, a Persian guy who used stereotypes…of Arabs to wear a Bedouin hat thing (Persian's don't wear those lol).
The Abdullah guy? The one with the Arab name? THE ARAB ONE? is just based off a black dude with no ethnic stereotypes, nor is Oda's depiction remotely Arab looking in any particular way.
I dunno where you live even, but it's not uncommon for black Americans to have Islamic/Arab style names, even if they aren't Muslim. There's a random regular black dude football player in one of my classes now whose name is Muhammad.
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This was how my dinner with my inlaws went also btw.