Thursday, October 27, 2005

I was talking to my mother (a Sunni Muslim) about this the other day. It occurred to me that only Christians, Shi`ites, and Druzes in Lebanon have family names with "Abu" in them. But not Sunni families, for some reason. But Palestinian families (including Sunnis) have "Abu" in the family names. There are Palestinian AbuKhalil family names for example. But American Protestants families also don't have "Abu" in the family names. Is there any "AbuSmith"?