Archive For The “Opinion” Category

Arab American empowerment continues to grow

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Arab American empowerment continues to grow

Arab American empowerment continues to grow Arab Americans have been fighting for a place at the American table from the day they set foot in America. But in recent years, their empowerment has increased despite the increased discrimination in the wake of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. In recently years, Arab Americans have…

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Remembering Billy Graham and Christian Arabs

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Remembering Billy Graham and Christian Arabs

Remembering Billy Graham and Christian Arabs The Rev. William “Billy” Franklin Graham Jr. died this week at the age of 99. During his life, Graham once held the Palestinian Christians of Bethlehem in the highest esteem. And when my mother passed through one of his evangelical conventions one day, Graham held her hand high up…

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Israel’s war on Palestinians is a war on facts

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Israel’s war on Palestinians is a war on facts

Israel’s war on Palestinians is a war on facts Israel’s government is not only violating the rights of Christians and Muslims inside Israel and in the occupied territories, the Apartheid government is also assaulting truth. Pro-Israel fanatics want you to sympathize with them when Israelis are killed but are silent when Israelis murder Palestinian civilians,…

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Snow isn’t only thing making the week rough

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Snow isn’t only thing making the week rough

Snow isn’t only thing making the week rough Chicagoland was slammed by a few days of compressed heavy snowfall. But clearing the nearly 18 inches of snow wasn’t the only problem we had. Politics in Illinois has made the experience even worse. Maybe we should have a GroundHog that predicts whether we will have good…

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Lipinski-Newman Congressional fight has nation’s attention

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Lipinski-Newman Congressional fight has nation’s attention

Lipinski-Newman Congressional fight has nation’s attention Six term Congressman Dan Lipinski is no stranger to controversy. Appointed to succeed his father Bill, Dan Lipinski has faced criticism from Day One. He’s no media darling and his conservative Democratic beliefs often pit him against more liberal and “progressive” colleagues. This year’s election challenge from Marie Newman…

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Time to rise above anger when confronting Israeli extremism

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Time to rise above anger when confronting Israeli extremism

Time to rise above anger when confronting Israeli extremism Palestinians are justified in their anger and frustrations, but allowing our emotions to direct our actions is not a good strategic move. Instead, we need to set aside our anger and emotion and instead pursue a pragmatic strategy based on one goal of establishing a Palestinian…

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Cloverfield “franchise” destroys a great original theme

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Cloverfield “franchise” destroys a great original theme

Cloverfield “franchise” destroys a great original theme Some one should explain to J.J. Abrams that it isn’t enough to just put a word in a movie title to create a franchise that will excite the public. I loved the 2008 movie “Cloverfield.” But the two films int he so-called “Cloverfield franchise” don’t even come close…

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Yalla! Fight Back radio show, podcast and book

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Yalla! Fight Back radio show, podcast and book

Yalla! Fight Back radio show, podcast and book Show episode Friday Feb. 9, 2018 The new book for Arab Americans by political writer and Arab American activist Ray Hanania. Watch for the information on this page soon. Yalla! Fight Back is a guide to help Arab Americans fight back against the racism and bigotry and…

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Pritzker, Brannigan and the “politics” of apologies

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Pritzker, Brannigan and the “politics” of apologies

Pritzker, Brannigan and the “politics” of apologies Some Arab American and Muslim activists have launched a vicious campaign against Palos Township Trustee Sharon Brannigan who expressed opinions critical of the “Middle Eastern” community that they claimed were racist. Brannigan apologized three times but they refused to accept her apology. However, J.B. Pritzker slammed Muslims as…

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Macy’s announces new line of Muslim clothing

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Macy’s announces new line of Muslim clothing

Macy’s announces new line of Muslim clothing Muslims continue to grow as a community and its not surprising that Muslims are not only being targeted as voters by politicians, but also as retail consumers by businesses. One of the latest businesses to appeal to Muslims is Macy’s one of the nation’s largest retail department stores…

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