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Yemen immigrant Nagi Daifallah gave his life for American cause

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Yemen immigrant Nagi Daifallah gave his life for American cause

Yemen immigrant Nagi Daifallah gave his life for American cause Forty-Four years ago today, an Arab American from Yemen gave his life for a just cause. The story of Yemeni immigrant and farm worker Nagi Daifallah’s has never been more important By Annie Riley “No other segment of our population is so poorly paid yet contributes…

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Material Support and the new FBI

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Material Support and the new FBI

Material Support and the new FBI The soon-to-be Director of the FBI, Christopher Wray, has a concerning track record on First Amendment rights despite support from both Republicans and Democrats. By Ryan Suto “As expected” is the best description of the Senate confirmation hearing for President Trump’s pick to be the next Director of the…

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The truth behind what instigated Crain’s “Special Report” on me, Phil Tadros

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The truth behind what instigated Crain’s “Special Report” on me, Phil Tadros

The truth behind what instigated Crain’s “Special Report” on me, Phil Tadros By Phil Tadros Guest columnist In the future, I’m going to do better about responding to factual inaccuracy about my businesses. That’s because letting stand the ones from a July article in Crain’s Chicago Business has hurt my employees — who all work crazy hard to…

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The Election Results Paralyzed Me

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The Election Results Paralyzed Me

The Election Results Paralyzed Me A Muslim American discusses how the recent election for president has impacted his life. Does he feel anger, fear or what? By Sabir A. Rahman This last election day I served as an election judge. After a very long and tiring day, I came home dead tired and went to…

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The Inexhaustible Memories of Palestine

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The Inexhaustible Memories of Palestine

The Inexhaustible Memories of Palestine By Barbara Nimri Aziz    It had been five years since I last ventured into the Occupied Territories, the shrinking Palestinian homelands.  I had stood speechless at the misnomered separation wall, essentially a cement corral and a menacing blight on the landscape of the Holy Land. I had seen the…

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“Our Fates Are Linked”

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“Our Fates Are Linked”

“Our Fates Are Linked” A conversation with Robin Yassin-Kassab, Co-Author of Burning Country; Syrians in Revolution and War. Dezeray Lyn sits down with writer Robin Yassin-Kassab for a Q&A on the book Burning Country, Syrians in War and Revolution that he co-authored with Syrian anarchist Leila al-Shami. By Dezeray Lyn Journalist Zouhir Al Shimale recently unpacked the…

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Why Trump should support “Sanctuary Cities”

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Why Trump should support “Sanctuary Cities”

Why Trump should support “Sanctuary Cities” By Rawan ElBaba  Now that Donald Trump has been elected President, the world looks to his first 100 days in office. In an address in Gettysburg, Pa. before election day, President-elect Trump laid out his plan which focused on several things like cleaning up Washington from insiders and lobbyists, protecting America’s…

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Trumpmadinejad? Not until 2020

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Trumpmadinejad? Not until 2020

Trumpmadinejad? Not until 2020 There are plenty of comparisons out there that cite similar scare tactics and empty promises made by Ahmedinejad and (possibly) Trump during their ascent to power. Both broke the mold of the conservative establishment, promised wealth to the working class, went to war at the podium (in speeches and debates) and…

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Small Town Masjid Sets the Bar

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Small Town Masjid Sets the Bar

Small Town Masjid Sets the Bar By Jon Mroz The small to medium sized town of Burlington, NC is a stronghold of Christian conservatives with over 20 churches. It is also the home of the Burlington Masjid, which opened its doors in February 2016. Formerly the Life’s Journey Church of Christ, the Masjid now represents a…

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Election: A Moral Dilemma For Arabs, Muslims

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Election: A Moral Dilemma For Arabs, Muslims

Election: A Moral Dilemma For Arabs, Muslims By Jon Mroz Last night an undecided Muslim-American woman, Gorba Hamid, asked Donald Trump what he would do to fight Islamaphobia. With all the venom, prejudice and xenophobia flung at the Muslim and Arab communities from the far Right, you may wonder how Ms. Hamid c ould possibly be…

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Urge FIFA to drop illegal Israeli soccer teams

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Urge FIFA to drop illegal Israeli soccer teams

Urge FIFA to drop illegal Israeli soccer teams. FIFA urged to take action against soccer clubs representing illegal settlements in the Israeli occupied West Bank. Arab American Institute leads campaign to urge FIFA to adhere to its rules banning clubs organized on occupied territories that discriminate on the basis of religion and/or race Ahead of the…

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Israel boards anti-embargo boat in international waters

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Israel boards anti-embargo boat in international waters

Israeli Military boards boat in international waters seeking to break the embargo against Gaza. Hundreds of thousands of Palestinian civilians have been suffering under Israel’s iron-fist embargo which controls everything from water, electricity and building materials. At 9:58 am (EST), the Israeli navy intercepted and captured the Zaytouna-Oliva in international waters. The sailing boat was…

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