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Berqas and the Tolerant Letterboxes

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Berqas and the Tolerant Letterboxes

Berqas and the Tolerant Letterboxes A British official’s derogatory remarks about the wearing of berqas (burqas, burkas, facial coverings) have ignited a firestorm of criticism and a discussion about the boundaries of religion, politics, and tolerance. Guest columnist Maen Alhusseni speaks to the racism of the issue By Maen Alhusseini Former foreign secretary and British…

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Committee to End Gaza Sanctions blasts Palestine Authority

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Committee to End Gaza Sanctions blasts Palestine Authority

Committee to End Gaza Sanctions blasts Palestine Authority The Committee to End Gaza Sanctions has criticized Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for imposing sanctions they charge support Israel’s embargo and oppression of Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip. Here is the statement the Committee issued Monday morning following massive protests held in Ramallah on Sunday,…

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Arab America salutes National Arab American Heritage Month with Washington DC event

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Arab America salutes National Arab American Heritage Month with Washington DC event

Arab America salutes National Arab American Heritage Month with Washington DC event (Reprinted with permission from ArabAmerica.com.) By Emiliya Strahilova Arab America Contributing Writer Last Thursday (April 12, 2018) an exciting venue in Washington DC, right next to the White House, was the site where Arab America acknowledged for a third consecutive year National Arab American Heritage Month(NAHM)….

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A New NAFTA Could Cure Disease

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A New NAFTA Could Cure Disease

A New NAFTA Could Cure Disease By Charles Boustany American, Canadian, and Mexican trade negotiators are in the midst of hashing out a new North American Free Trade Agreement. Several contentious issues remain unresolved. One of the biggest sticking points is the strength of intellectual property protections, such as patents and copyrights. The Canadians and…

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DOD says truth on Niger more important than USS Liberty

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DOD says truth on Niger more important than USS Liberty

DOD Says truth on Niger more important than USS Liberty “DoD Owes Families, Nation Information on Niger Action” but NOT on USS Liberty Attack by Joe Meadors, USS Liberty Survivor Four Green Berets were Killed in Action in Niger. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, held a prolonged,…

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Profile: Sam Jammal’s candidacy in California Congressional race

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Profile: Sam Jammal’s candidacy in California Congressional race

Profile: Sam Jammal’s candidacy in California Congressional race Arab Americans on the Ground: Sam Jammal on challenging a 24-year incumbent and getting involved. The Arab American Institute looks at the candidacy of Sam Jammal in the 39th Congressional race in Orange County, in California By Rawan Elbaba As a young college student, Sam Jammal had…

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