Posts Tagged “America”

Book Review: A Darkly humorous saga set in Post 9/11 America and the Middle East

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Book Review: A Darkly humorous saga set in Post 9/11 America and the Middle East

Book Review: A Darkly humorous saga set in Post 9/11 America and the Middle East When All Else Fails by author Rayyan Al-Shawaf begins on September 12th, 2001. It is the story of Hunayn, a luckless and lovelorn Iraqi college student living in Orlando, Florida, after having graduated from high school in Beirut. Hunayn’s life is…

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Hate Crimes Continue to Surge in America

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Hate Crimes Continue to Surge in America

Hate Crimes Continue to Surge in America Underreporting Remains Significant Problem in FBI’s Annual Statistics The Arab American Institute expressed concern and disappointment with the release of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) 2017 hate crime statistics. As expected, hate crime surged yet again in 2017. However, the data contained some glaring omissions, including three…

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Defying Israel’s Civil Rights abuses through Martin Luther King Jr.

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Defying Israel’s Civil Rights abuses through Martin Luther King Jr.

Defying Israel’s Civil Rights abuses through Martin Luther King Jr. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., came to symbolize the successful struggle against racism and bigotry in America not just against the racism of Americans in society but also the racist practices of the American government. While others in the African American community embraced violent…

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US Justice Department on Actions to prevent hate

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US Justice Department on Actions to prevent hate

US Justice Department on Actions to prevent hate The U.S. Justice Department has issued an overview of steps that schools in the United States can do to prevent hate against Arabs, Muslims and Sikhs. Twenty Plus Things Schools Can Do to Respond to or Prevent Hate Incidents Against Arab-Americans, Muslims, and Sikhs Take Immediate Concerted…

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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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CAIR, Muslims applaud end of NSEERS tracking program

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CAIR Welcomes President Obama’s Decision to End Dormant NSEERS Tracking Program Civil rights group pledges to challenge any Trump administration attempts to revive Muslim registry The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed President Obama’s decision to permanently dismantle the regulatory framework behind the National Security…

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John Zogby publishes book on understanding Americans

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John Zogby publishes book on understanding Americans

Celebrated political pollster John Zogby publishes new book offering in-depth understanding of who Americans really are. The author bases findings on eight years of research focused on allowing Americans to define themselves. The book details how they see themselves and who Americans really are Pollster and author John Zogby announced today the publication of his fourth book, We…

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Al Jazeera America to close, digital side to expand

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Al Jazeera Media Network to Expand International Digital Services in U.S.; Al Jazeera America to Cease Operations in the Coming Months DOHA, Qatar and NEW YORK — Al Jazeera Media Network (the “Network”) today announced from Doha its intention to expand its existing international digital services to broaden its multi-platform presence in the United States. As audiences…

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Nation’s richest lawyer Arab Joe Jamail dies

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Nation’s richest lawyer Arab Joe Jamail dies

American Arab attorney Yuseff “Joseph” Dahr Jamail, the wealthiest personal injury lawyer in America, died this week, it was announced Wednesday. Jamail’s estate was valued at more than $1.5 billion by Forbes Magazine By Ray Hanania Yuseff “Joseph” Dahr Jamail, recognized the wealthiest lawyer in America, died on Wednesday December 23, 2015 at the age…

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Original Statue of Liberty design was Arab woman

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Original Statue of Liberty design was Arab woman

Lots has been written about the French sculptor who designed the Statue of Liberty, the gift to America from France, but little was noted about the original concept which may have been based on an earlier design the sculptor did of an Arab woman in Egypt By Ray Hanania Americans have short memories, usually driven…

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Fears of rising anti-Arab, anti-Muslim hate in America

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AHRC urges the Arab and Muslim American community to be vigilant, and to report suspicious activity to the authorities: In light of the drastic increase of bigoted and misinformed anti- Muslim rhetoric and Islamophobia that recently increased as a result of the horrific terrorist attacks in Paris, AHRC urges the Arab and American community to…

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Israel’s influence on America focus of March 18 conference

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Israel’s influence on America focus of March 18 conference

How much influence does Israel have on America? And, is it good or bad? Those will be among the questions addressed at a conference March 18, 2016 at the National Press Club in Washington DC, hosted by the prestigious Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy group “Israel’s Influence: Good or Bad for America?” is the…

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