Ayaan Hirsi Ali was born in
Arabs looked down on and called the black Somalis slaves.
Somalis tend to be tall and slim. They look down on other people who have a different physique. Many of their neighbours tend to be shorter and have flatter noses, hence considered inferior. Somalis consider the Ethiopian Christians despicable – they drank alcohol and didn’t wash properly. Ethiopians were even poorer that Somalis.
Recent Somali exiles are families of warriors, while older immigrants who had grown up in
Some Arabs also had clans – e.g., some Yemenis considered themselves superior to others. All Arabs consider themselves superior to everyone else - they were born close to the Prophet Muhammad. Somalis and Yemenis were close, Indians and Pakistanis were close. Yemenis, Somalis, Indians, and Pakistanis considered Kenyans the lowest. Somalis treat Kenyans almost exactly as the Saudis had behaved toward Somalis.