The Arab Street Radio: Rahaf al-Qunun and Rashida Tlaib
01-11-19 The Arab Street Radio: Rahaf, Women’s rights, Rashida Tlaib. Host Ray Hanania joins Ali Younes to discuss the case of Saudi Teenager Rahaf al-Qunun and the election of Rashida Tlaib to congress exploring a wide range of issues with radio listeners
Welcome to THE ARAB STREET Radio & Podcast broadcast from Chicago through 690 AM WNZK Radio in Detroit Michigan … Friday Jan. 11, 2019.
Joining me this morning is Ali Younes a writer with Aljazeera English and we’re going to talk about the case of Rahaf al-Qunun, the young Saudi girl who claims she fled Saudi Arabia through Kuwait to Thailand to excape her parents and family who seh claims were going to kill her because she abandoned her religion, Islam. She bunkered herself in a hotel in Thailand and has asked for sanctuary in Australia. We’ll also talk about the election of Rashida Tlaib as the congresswoman representing the former district of John Conyers. Tlaib is a mix bag championing Palestinian rights in the Congress but at the same time she has some faults.
Follow Ali Younes on Twitter @Ali_Reports and read his news stories and features at Aljazeera English and also at the Intercept online.
THE ARAB STREET Radio & Podcast is a part of the US Arab Radio Network hosted by Laila Alhusini … in an effort to energize and empower Arab Americans to stand up for their rights … go to my website at www.Hanania.com to get information on all my columns at the Arab News in Riyadh Saudi Arabia and at Middle East Monitor on London, England.
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Ray Hanania is an award winning political and humor columnist who analyzes American and Middle East politics, and life in general. He is an author of several books.
Hanania covered Chicago Politics and Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992. He began writing in 1975 publishing The Middle Eastern Voice newspaper in Chicago (1975-1977). He later published “The National Arab American Times” newspaper (2004-2007).
Hanania writes weekly columns on Middle East and American Arab issues as Special US Correspondent for the Arab News ArabNews.com, at TheArabDailyNews.com, and at SuburbanChicagoland.com. He has published weekly columns in the Jerusalem Post newspaper, YNetNews.com, Newsday, the Orlando Sentinel, Houston Chronical, and Arlington Heights Daily Herald.
Hanania is the recipient of four (4) Chicago Headline Club “Peter Lisagor Awards” for Column writing. In November 2006, he was named “Best Ethnic American Columnist” by the New American Media. In 2009, Hanania received the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. He is the recipient of the MT Mehdi Courage in Journalism Award. He was honored for his writing skills with two (2) Chicago Stick-o-Type awards from the Chicago Newspaper Guild. In 1990, Hanania was nominated by the Chicago Sun-Times editors for a Pulitzer Prize for his four-part series on the Palestinian Intifada.
His writings have also been honored by two national Awards from ADC for his writing, and from the National Arab American Journalists Association.
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