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“Are you Islamabad?”: A lighthearted look at stereotypes

Vox pops from Arab- and Iranian-Americans, from comedian Dean Obeidallah, Negin Farsad and friends (3.38).

4 comments on ““Are you Islamabad?”: A lighthearted look at stereotypes

  1. Miche
    14 October, 2008

    That’s cute. Thanks for sharing even if I see a (tiny) little bit of myself in there. Of course my comments are more along the line of: I never want to go through US airport security with you; my husband’s Indian and the whole “brown person” thing is something TSA hasn’t figured out how to handle with any level of decent human courtesy. (I have a big mouth with no internal editor- I’ve nearly been pulled out of line and arrested for telling TSA agents that they’re jackasses.)

  2. peoplesgeography
    15 October, 2008

    LOL! Thanks for coming by, yep some of those airport guys can be overzealous officious gits I imagine … my strategy is to imagine something I love (the globe between the ears is the most important space they can’t reach) and smile sweetly. Otherwise I too am prone to be …. direct.

  3. nadyat
    29 October, 2008

    i’ve got one– oh you’re Egyptian? your feminists are awesome and thanks for inventing journalism!


  4. peoplesgeography
    29 October, 2008


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This entry was posted on 29 July, 2008 by in Arab, Comedy, Humor, Humour, Islam, Middle East, People, USA, Video and tagged , .

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