Archive For The “Arabs of Chicagoland” Category

Chicago Sun-Times owes Rush Darwish an apology

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Chicago Sun-Times owes Rush Darwish an apology

Chicago Sun-Times owes Rush Darwish an apology The hotly contested 3rd Congressional District draws anti-Arab media attention from a historically racist anti-Arab Chicago Sun-Times because one of the candidates is Palestinian. The newspaper twisted around the words of Rush Darwish in a clear effort to take out a candidate who is both considered a “spoiler”…

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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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I don’t need a day to remember my father

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I don’t need a day to remember my father

I don’t need a day to remember my father George John Hanania was a great guy and a phenomenal father, for the 16 years that I knew him. My dad fled the Holy Land in 1926 to get away from the hatred that consumed both Arabs and Jews. An older brother Joseph drowned in the…

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Arab American Heritage Month, April, celebrated by elected officials

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Arab American Heritage Month, April, celebrated by elected officials

Arab American Heritage Month, April, celebrated by elected officials More than 100 elected officials and Arab American community leaders came together on April 10 to celebrate the revival of Arab American Heritage month, April. The commemoration of Arab American contributions to this country and their culture was codified in a state law introduced by Illinois…

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Muslim and Christian Arabs need to collaborate to strengthen their voices

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Muslim and Christian Arabs need to collaborate to strengthen their voices

Muslim and Christian Arabs need to collaborate to strengthen their voices Arabs in America are weak in part because of their lack of unity and unification. Over the years, the community has divided into politics, national origins, religion and even tribal factions. Many of our community no longer refer to themselves as Arabs, and instead identify…

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April named Arab Heritage Month by new Illinois Law

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April named Arab Heritage Month by new Illinois Law

April named Arab Heritage Month by new Illinois Law Illinois Legislature passes law to designate April as Arab American Heritage Month. The bill was introduced by Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan, and co-sponsored by State Senator Steve Landek and Representative Mike Zalewski. The bill restores respect for Illinois’ Arab American community which was disrespected…

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