By Anastasia Horn About one percent of hate crimes committed in the United States are reported in official statistics. Despite the lack of adequate data, we know that specific communities, including Arab Americans and American Muslims, currently face an increased risk of targeted violence. On September 6, 2018, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) hosted a briefing...
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Washington Watch: Trump Can Kill Oslo, But Not Palestinian National Aspirations
by James Zogby in Washington Watch
In recent weeks, the Trump Administration has taken a series of drastic punitive actions against the Palestinian people. Some analysts have accepted the official White House explanation that many of the actions were done either out of displeasure with actions taken by the Palestinian leadership or as pressure forcing them "to take steps to advance the start of direct and meaningful negotiations with Israel." I disagree. When added together, the Trump Administration moves are so all-encompassing and far-reaching that I suspect a more ominous intent. Continue Reading...
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On Thursday, September 6th, 2018, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi, in coordination with the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), hosted a congressional briefing titled "Improving Federal Hate Crimes Enforcement." The following are prepared remarks from AAI's Policy Associate, Kai Wiggins, who served as a panelist. Improving Our Response to Hate Crime: The Need for...
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