I don’t know too much about Lebanese politics to give a solid opinion. ^__^;
Many of my family members in Lebanon are Aounists, though, if that helps.
Do what makes you happy! ^__^;
You are correct. Ethnic Hungarians (otherwise known as “Magyars”) are European.
Sophia is a Hungarian national of Palestinian Bedouin descent and indeed identifies herself as an Arab girl. She has shown a great deal of affection and love for this blog and I appreciate it fiercely. ^__^
Why is everyone so interested about that? It’s really not a big deal! -__-;
I’m not a religious person. I believe in God and striving to be a good person for the better of humanity, but that is really the extent of it. I was raised in the Roman Catholic religion, but my background and family belong to the Maronite faith.
This is the last time I’m addressing this. I really don’t like talking about it! .__.
"That sometimes isn’t the case." You said it, not me! ^__^
This question was floating in my inbox for a while already and I wasn’t confident enough to give an answer, but there was a heavy discussion on my dashboard on this topic so I see it as a chance to voice what I think about “the A word.”
The previous admin had a catch-all view on Arab identity, a view I do not agree with. I don’t believe Arab identity is something you can impose on a people, it has to be accepted on their own terms. I’m not going to call an Egyptian Copt, a Lebanese Armenian, a Yemeni Jew, or an Iraqi Kurd an Arab if he/she don’t wish to be identified as such.
To me, “Arab” is somebody who has ancestry to an Arabic-speaking ethnic group, but it is a term that a person must accept at their own will. I’m of Lebanese Maronite descent and some Lebanese Maronites don’t accept to identify as Arab despite being an Arabic-speaking ethnic group, and that’s perfectly fine! I’m not in a position to argue who is and isn’t Arab. I’m just an ordinary girl! ^__^
Do I identify as Arab? I sure do! It is not how I primarily identify, though. I am Lebanese first and everything else after. ^__^
In the scope of Real Arab Beauty, the ladies that post here identify as Arab, and it is meant to demonstrate the beauty and diversity of Arab ladies worldwide while dismantling stereotypes and promoting love and understanding. ^__^