Posts Tagged “Americans”

Our Arab identity is being smothered by our religion

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Our Arab identity is being smothered by our religion

Our Arab identity is being smothered by our religion Arab Christians are marginalized, ignored and pushed aside by everyone even though we can play a critical role in trying to bring the East and the West, the Christian and Muslim Worlds, together towards understanding. This issue surfaces all the time and most recently when the…

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Forgotten victims of Sept. 11, 2001 should be remembered, too

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Forgotten victims of Sept. 11, 2001 should be remembered, too

Forgotten victims of Sept. 11, 2001 should be remembered, too Americans will commemorate the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and remember the 2,977 victims who died in those attacks, but few will remember or honor those Americans who were victims of the hate backlash that consumed many Americans in the weeks,…

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John McCain was never a God, just a complicated flawed human

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John McCain was never a God, just a complicated flawed human

John McCain was never a God, just a complicated flawed human The biased and racist news media has turned the late Senator John McCain into a modern day God, not because they loved him and really respected him but because of their shameless politics: they love that he as a senior Republican challenged and criticized…

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Tipping and Bargaining in Egypt: Bakhshesh or Sadaqa

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Tipping and Bargaining in Egypt: Bakhshesh or Sadaqa

Tipping and Bargaining in Egypt: Bakhshesh or Sadaqa The role of tipping in the Arab World in tourism and the economy is important. To most Western tourists particularly Americans, the question of tipping is normal, like adding sales tax to the bill, but in the Middle East, however, the question of tipping, and add to it…

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American views of Arabs and Muslims improve, AAI study shows

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American views of Arabs and Muslims improve, AAI study shows

American views of Arabs and Muslims improve, AAI study shows Poll Shows Positive Shift Accompanied by a Deep Partisan Rift in Americans’ Views of Arabs & Muslims. This, in the face of an Increase in Hate Crimes & Bigotry (Washington) The Arab American Institute (AAI) released a new poll today, examining American Attitudes towards Arabs, Muslims,…

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Knights of Columbus save Christian town in Iraq

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Knights of Columbus save Christian town in Iraq

Knights of Columbus save Christian town in Iraq In a move that will give many Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq hope for the future, the Knights of Columbus will raise and donate $2 million to save Karamdes (Karemlash), a predominantly Christian town on the Nineveh Plain which was liberated from ISIS late last year. The Knights’ action…

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Illinois men charged with conspiring to provide material support to ISIS

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Illinois men charged with conspiring to provide material support to ISIS

Illinois men charged with conspiring to provide material support to ISIS Joseph D. Jones, also known as “Yusuf Abdulhaqq,” 35, and Edward Schimenti, also known as “Abdul Wali,” 35, both of Zion, Illinois, were arrested today on a federal complaint charging them with conspiring and attempting to provide material support and resources to the Islamic…

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Rebranding ourselves as “Arabs” in the new Trump era

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Rebranding ourselves as “Arabs” in the new Trump era

Rebranding ourselves as “Arabs” in the new Trump era Why Arabs need to reinforce their identification as “Arabs” rather than as Muslims in the new era of President Donald Trump. Branding ourselves as Arabs will also help us fight the religious extremists and counter the rising anti-Muslim fears in the West and in the United States …

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UNESCO stands up to Israeli bullying on Jerusalem

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UNESCO stands up to Israeli bullying on Jerusalem The United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has criticized Israel’s abuses in occupied Jerusalem and the Israelis and the Israeli-headlocked American media has gone berserk denouncing UNESCO as an “anti-Semitic” and “Jew-hating” organizations for allegedly denying the Jewish heritage in the Holy City. The truth is…

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Trump’s ban on all Muslim entry to the US plays into hands of terrorists

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Trump’s ban on all Muslim entry to the US plays into the hands of terrorists By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz Should we be fearful of Muslims in our community? Regrettably, this regressive question is one of the most hotly debated issues in the current US presidential race. To win the war on terror Western societies should…

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Muslim woman helps Americans understand Islam

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Muslim woman helps Americans understand Islam

Muslim woman helps Americans understand Islam A Muslim American woman, Sam Mak, seeks to help Americans better understand Islam, Muslims and the differences between extremists who claim to represent Islam and those who do Like the rest of the world and most of the Islamic community worldwide, Sam Mak is appalled by the recent ISIS…

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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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