There was a really bad article in the New York Times by Leslie Wayne about Arab Americans backing Bush in this election cycle. Leslie Wayne considers Iranians and Pakistanis as Arab too. Who knew?
Fortunately, I don’t have to debunk it since Jack Shafer of Slate already has.
Juan Cole provides a good summary of languages in the region. He also writes about politics of the different immigrant groups from the Muslim world.
One thing I would add is that Pakistanis have generally been Republicans because of the perception that Republicans have sided more with Pakistan in its conflict against India.
UPDATE: The New York Times has appended a correction to the article today:
A headline yesterday on a front-page article about fund-raising for President Bush’s re-election referred imprecisely to donors described in the article. Not all are Arab-Americans; they include Pakistani and Iranian-born donors.