Posts Tagged “Christians”

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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Religion is smothering the Arab identity

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Religion is smothering the Arab identity

Religion is smothering the Arab identity 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 mainstream media reported…

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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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Saudi Crown Prince challenges extremists in US Tour

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Saudi Crown Prince challenges extremists in US Tour

Saudi Crown Prince challenges extremists in US Tour Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) is taking a realistic approach to the Middle East as he bolsters the voices of moderates, challenges the extremists and pushes for a realistic peace accord between Israel and Palestine. The tactic MBS is pursuing is one that few Arabs…

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Who are the Arabs of the Southwest Suburbs?

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Who are the Arabs of the Southwest Suburbs?

Who are the Arabs of the Southwest Suburbs? The recent personal attacks against a trustee in Palos Township has sparked a discussion about who are the Arabs of Chicagoland. I have spent most of my life studying and writing about the American Arab community, authoring dissertations and studies on them at Northern Illinois and the…

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Holocaust remembrance does not contradict Arab morals

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Holocaust remembrance does not contradict Arab morals

Holocaust remembrance does not contradict Arab morals Too often, people allow their emotions to take control of their reason and their inner humanity to turn anger into something more. Blame. Hate. Racism. That happens often with Jews and Arabs when it comes to the Holocaust, one of the greatest inhumanities. Some extremists use the Holocaust as…

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