Is it bad to say Italians look Arabs? I have been mistaken many times for different nationalities other than mine and I don't get offended. Will feel offended if someone asks you if you were Polish?<quoted text>
If you think that an italian look like an arab then maybe some ignorant like you would think that you look like a bantu !
Actually the the italians, greeks, egyptians, beja-people, eritreans, somalis, orma, borana, rendille boni all carry the Y-DNA E1b1b1a and that means that you have the same forefathers. This means that the italians and greeks and berners do not have brown hair because they are arabic but because they and the cushites have the same forefathers. You somalis have more DNA in common with italians than with arabs so stop talking bad about the italians. You are the brothers of us europeans and not the arabs.
I am sure they will be happier with that rather than saying they look like the Horn people, or even share a DNA with some Africans.
This applies to all southern Europeans. So, before calling others and me ignorant, you better learn the attitudes and feelings of Europeans to Africans. On the other hand, there is a lot of Arab blood infusion in the Mediterranean countries which has been under the rule of Muslims -especially North Africans & Syrians - for more than 4 centuries.