Posts Tagged “Muslims”

Arab Radio: Arab Americans in the aftermath of November 6 election

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Arab Radio: Arab Americans in the aftermath of November 6 election

Arab Radio: Arab Americans in the aftermath of November 6 election Radio host Ray Hanania will discuss the aftermath of the November 6, 2018 on Tuesday on the Arab Americans. How will the national election results impact Arab and Muslim Americans.  Who are some of the Arab American candidates who won election? To listen to…

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Arab Americans elected to Congress in election fray

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Arab Americans elected to Congress in election fray

Arab Americans elected to Congress in election fray Democrats took control of the U.S House of Representatives by President Trump and Republicans increased their control of the U.S. Senate in the November 6 General elections. The question is whether or not the two sides can come together to work on programs to benefit the public…

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Big picture overview of Rashida Tlaib’s and Michigan elections

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Big picture overview of Rashida Tlaib’s and Michigan elections

Big picture overview of Rashida Tlaib’s and Michigan elections Although there is much focus on the fact that Rashida Tlaib is Muslim, and is touted as the “first Muslim woman” to be elected to Congress this November, her Arab heritage is of much more significance. As a Palestinian Arab, Tlaib could find herself in an…

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Ray Hanania speech to Inland Press Assn after Sept. 11, 2001

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Ray Hanania speech to Inland Press Assn after Sept. 11, 2001

Ray Hanania speech to Inland Press Assn after Sept. 11, 2001 A year after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, I was quickly signed by Creators Syndicate to distribute my column, which I described as “defining the moderate Arab Voice.” The column was tough on governments, tough on extremists and tough on “truth”. On…

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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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Lipinski, only one of 15 Illinois candidates to benefit from AIPAC

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Lipinski, only one of 15 Illinois candidates to benefit from AIPAC

Lipinski, only one of 15 Illinois candidates to benefit from AIPAC In the heated battle for the 3rd Congressional District in the March 20, 2018 Democratic Primary, which has one of the largest concentrations of Arab American voters in the country, incumbent conservative Dan Lipinski squeaked out a slim victory over liberal challenger Marie Newman….

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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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Arab Americans winning more respect from elected officials

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Arab Americans winning more respect from elected officials

Arab Americans winning more respect from elected officials For many years, Arab Americans were frequently abused by politicians who targeted them in mudslinging tirades and public attacks. In 2000, Hillary Clinton returned money from an Arab Muslim organization because pro-Israel fanatics accused them of supporting terrorism. The charge was false but Clinton returned the money…

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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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Filmmakers of “Holy Air” discuss challenges facing Christian Arabs

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Filmmakers of “Holy Air” discuss challenges facing Christian Arabs

Filmmakers of “Holy Air” discuss challenges facing Christian Arabs Holy Air is a satirically sad and humorous look at Christian life in Israel. Movie review of “Holy Air” by writer and producer Shady Srour and Director Ilan Moskovitch. Arabic, English and Hebrew. Also a Podcast Interview with Srour and Moskovitch about the challenges of making…

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