The Arab Street Radio: Rahaf al-Qunun and Rashida Tlaib

The Arab Street Radio: Rahaf al-Qunun and Rashida Tlaib
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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.


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Ray Hanania

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.

"I write about three topics, the Middle East, politics and life in general. I often take my life experiences and offer them in an entertaining way to readers, and I take on the toughest topics like the Israel-Palestine conflict and don't pull any punches about what I feel is fair. But, my priority is always about writing the good story."

Hanania covered Chicago Politics and Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992. Hanania began writing in 1975 when he published The Middle Eastern Voice newspaper in Chicago (1975-1977). He later published “The National Arab American Times” newspaper which was distributed through 12,500 Middle East food stores in 48 American States (2004-2007).

Hanania writes weekly columns on Middle East and American Arab issues for the Arab News in Saudi Arabia at, and at, and at He has also published weekly columns in the Jerusalem Post newspaper,, Newsday Newspaper in New York, the Orlando Sentinel Newspapers, and the Arlington Heights Daily Herald.

Palestinian, American Arab and Christian, Hanania’s parents originate from Jerusalem and Bethlehem.

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.

The managing editor of Suburban Chicagoland Online News website, Hanania's columns also appear in the Southwest News Newspaper Group of 8 newspapers.

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