If you've never herd of Circassian people then their (Circassians) doing what their suppose to do, stay low key and stick to themselves!!! Most tend to just claim the Arab identity for social reasons (status, etc....).<quoted text>
I have been to Egypt, Yemen and the U.A.E and i have never heard of some people Called Circassion. Care to elobrate on them if you dont mind and as for the Middle East and Africa what conncets is a religion and for some its both language and Religion. So Your African American so what do you mean you favour an African identity? You know there is no such thing called African Identity right. Africa is 54 countries and some countries having multiple ethnicites and religions so one the place doesnt have one idenitity.
Even when Africa and the middle east didn't share language and religion, they still were strategic to each other due to location!
I prefer the African point of view over the western view! There is no need for me to get into any specific country or culture, you know what I mean!
You also should know the Africans I look up to, by the many posts of mine!