The Network of Arab American Professionals’ Dallas chapter held a networker luncheon and voter registration drive at Cedars Mediterranean restaurant in Plano, Texas. With over 25 members and volunteers, the newly formed group was able to register customers to vote and engaged with many others who visited the restaurant for...
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Washington Watch: Don't Play Politics With Syrian Christians
by James Zogby in Washington Watch
Elliott Abrams, a former Reagan and Bush Administration official and a former colleague on the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), has written an article "The United States Bars Christian, Not Muslim, Refugees From Syria". It is provocative, as its title suggests, but it is deeply flawed in its argument, its evidence, and its conclusions. Continue reading...
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