Every four years the Arab American Institute Foundation hosts events at the Democratic and Republican National Conventions to put Arab Americans front-and-center on a national platform. Together, the local Arab American community and Arab Americans at the Conventions help us insert our own narrative into the policy discussions taking place at...
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Putting Middle East Christians at Risk
by James Zogby in Washington Watch
This week a coalition of mostly far-right "Christian" organizations hosted a conference in Washington that claimed to be defending persecuted minorities in the Middle East. Given the very real threat facing vulnerable ancient religious communities at the hands of barbarous groups like ISIS, one might be inclined to commend the organizers for their timely initiative. However, after examining the groups involved and list of invited speakers, the conference's purposes appear to be dangerously provocative and even sinister. Read more...
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That's a wrap here in Cleveland, but before we head out for Philadelphia (no rest for the weary or the AAI staff), here's a quick rundown of what happened when Donald Trump accepted the 2016 Republican nomination. Arab Americans at the Convention Read a great feature on AAI's RNC comedy...
The intensity really picked up on Day 3 as the estimated 50,000 convention-goers anticipated a night packed with speakers. Here’s your Day 3 dispatch. Arab Americans at the Convention Arab American Comedy Counters Bigotry at Trump's RNC Convention On prime time TV, Eric Trump mentioned his charitable support of St....
Arab Americans pushed back against talk of "bans" on Arab Americans and American Muslims, "patrols" for so-called "Muslim neighborhoods" and religious litmus tests on Tuesday, July 19, at a packed comedy show for delegates, attendees and community members during the 2016 Republican National Convention. While the Arab American Institute Foundation...