Posts Tagged “stereotypes”

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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Racial Coca Cola Superbowl Ad could have different twist

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Coca Cola has a new Super Bowl commercial that portrays Arabs in a racial stereotype, dragging a camel across a desert, in competition with a biker gang, gaggle of cow boys and a bus load of Las Vegas hookers. If we’re going to use stereotypes for anything, how about to use them to stop the sae of cancer-causing sodas like Coca Cola? Or is that not a stereotype enough?

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Perception and reality still at conflict in Arab world

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Perception and reality still at conflict in Arab world By RAY HANANIA Yalla peace: Female beauty in West is considered important factor, while in Islamic world has been considered haram, a sin.  05/30/2012 JERUSALEM POST — here has always been a battle over the issue of beauty pageants involving Arabs and Muslims, representing the clash between…

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Yalla Peace: Out of place with irrationality

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Yalla Peace: Out of place with irrationality By RAY HANANIA  04/03/2012 JERUSALEM POST — I have always felt more out of place in Arab-Israeli conflict than Edward Said felt out of place in life. By J Street I have always felt more out of place in the Arab-Israeli conflict than author Edward Said felt out…

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The power of film not given its due in the Middle East

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The power of film not given its due in the Middle East By RAY HANANIA 02/22/2012 JERUSALEM POST Yalla Peace: I’ve always asked where is the Arab-made version of ‘Exodus’? Many say the pen is mightier than the sword, but today film is mightier than the pen. Every year at this time, our attention turns to…

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