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Love your inner habibi! These 10 celebs will make you proud to be an Arab

posted on: Jul 28, 2015

While gay pride is having its moment around the world, we at Al Bawaba are celebrating the lesser-known concept of ‘Arab Pride’!
There are countless reasons for us to be proud of our heritage, despite the pervasive negative portrayals of Arabs in the Western media.

There’s no denying that Middle East politics are messy – and brutal jihadists don’t help our image any – but beyond the battlefield are notable Arabs who have shaped our world in various ways.

From groundbreaking discoveries in science, literature, astronomy, maths and medicine in the Muslim Golden Age to contemporary contributions to literature, fashion, music, philosophy, architecture and sports, we take a look at 10 celebrities who make us Proud with a capital P!