Parallel Conference to the Forum for the Future - Kingdom of Bahrain

Posted on November 07, 2005

Parallel Conference to the Forum for the Future - Kingdom of Bahrain

I would like to thank you for the invitation and the opportunity to participate in the very important and, in some ways, historic gathering. Adulnabi and the other members of the preparatory committee, I salute your hard work. Having organized many similar efforts in the United States, I know the difficulties you had to endure. Your steadfastness, your continuing commitment to human rights and to the principle that the voices of the people must be heard is so...

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The Difference

Posted on October 10, 2005

The Difference

I thank you for the invitation and the opportunity to participate in this critical conversation. Tragic and terrible terrorist attacks in the past few years have brought to light to the urgency of addressing this issue of how we, in the West, are dealing with issues of integration and assimilation of Arab and Muslim communities in our countries. I speak to you as a practitioner, an activist and a scholar who has studied this issue. I am an Arab American. I know my community’s demographics and have polled the attitudes of both Arab...

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Hearing on “Reauthorization of the PATRIOT Act”

Posted on June 10, 2005

Zogby Statement before the United States House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary (pdf)

Hearing on "Reauthorization of the PATRIOT Act"

Dr. James J. ZogbyPresidentArab American Institute1600 K Street NW, Suite 601 Washington, DC 20006(202) 429-9210www.aaiusa.orgJune 10, 2005

Mr. Chairman, Ranking Member, Members of the Committee, thank you for convening this important hearing and for inviting me to be with you today.

The horrific terrorist attacks of September 11 were a profound and painful tragedy for all Americans. None of us will ever forget that awful day when thousands of innocent lives were lost.

The attacks were...

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Submission to The United States Commission on Civil Rights

Posted on October 12, 2001

Submission to The United States Commission on Civil Rights

Testimony of Dr. James J. ZogbyOCTOBER 12, 2001

With an Appendix Selected Hate-Based Incidents September 11 – October 10, 2001 

In the immediate aftermath of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon (even before it became clear that the perpetrators were from Arab countries), Arab Americans found themselves the targets of incidents of hate and bias. It was something that wehad come to expect. For a number of decades now, Arab Americans have experienced similar “backlashes”...

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