Newt Gingrich Declares his Candidacy

Posted by on May 10, 2011 in Blog

Newt Gingrich, the former speaker of the House of Representatives, officially declared his candidacy for president today. Gingrich, a former professor of history, stepped out of academia and into the political arena when he was first elected to the House in 1978. Gingrich became the face of the Republican Party in 1994 as Speaker of the House and a formidable opponent to the Clinton administration. In 1999, Gingrich left his seat in Congress and established a business, published several books, and was a frequent political commentator for Fox News.

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Governor’s Veto Welcomed by Sikh Community

Posted by on May 02, 2011 in Blog
Representative Kavanagh apologized for his “poorly conceived” bill during a meeting with the Sodhi family and the Sikh American community.
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Arab American Group Praises Mitch Daniels As ‘The Adult In The Room’

Posted by on April 19, 2011 in News Clips

While some GOP presidential contenders ratchet up their anti-Muslim rhetoric to toxic levels, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniel (R) is set to accept a prestigious award next month from the Arab American Institute.May Berry, executive director of AAI, told TPM that the award was incidental to his status as a possible presidential candidate and celebrates his broad record of public service and his Syrian heritage, which is not commonly known. Nonetheless, she noted that Daniels' award comes at a time of increasingly mainstream anti-Arab and anti-Muslim sentiment in conservative circles."It's a moment to honor our own and Mitch Daniels goes back...

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ACLU Map Highlights Mosque Opposition Across the U.S.

Posted by on April 15, 2011 in Blog
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has published a map online which highlights regions and states in the U.S. where both planned or existing mosques and Islamic centers have met opposition in one form or another. The red dots shed light on a disturbing trend that has taken root across the country since the Park 51 controversy in Lower Manhattan.
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ACLU Map Highlights Mosque Opposition Across the U.S.

Posted by on April 15, 2011 in Blog
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has published a map online which highlights regions and states in the U.S. where both planned or existing mosques and Islamic centers have met opposition in one form or another. The red dots shed light on a disturbing trend that has taken root across the country since the Park 51 controversy in Lower Manhattan.
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Viewpoint with James Zogby: Nabeel Khoury, Tarik Yousef, Khalid Abdulla-Janahi

Posted on April 15, 2011 in Viewpoint with James Zogby
Air Date: 4/14/2011 Nabeel Khoury, Director of the Near East South Asia Office of the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research; Tarik Yousef, founding Dean of the Dubai School of Government; Khalid Abdulla-Janahi, Co-Chair Global Agenda Middle East council, World Economic Forum.
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Vital Voices To be Honored for Empowering Women in the Middle East

Posted by on April 14, 2011 in Blog
"As an Arab American woman I am proud of the recent changes in the Middle East and the opportunity women there have to participate in the newly accessible civic forum. Vital Voices has worked for years to support women in these environments, through local communities and women's networks, to improve the lives and futures of women both inside and outside the Arab World. To honor their commitment at this time in history not only makes me proud of what they've done, but hopeful for the work they will continue to do in the region." - AAI Executive Director, Maya Berry.
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Assessing Consequences of Rancor in Political Discourse

Posted by on April 12, 2011 in Blog
Today from 12pm to 1:30 pm, the Center For American Progress (CAP) will convene a panel of experts entitled: Choosing our words Carefully: The Consequences of Heated Rhetoric to address the rise in xenophobic and bigoted rhetoric in politics and its affect on various ethnic and religious communities throughout the country. Citing the assassination attempt on Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Arizona, the panel will also assess how heated political discourse has the potential to encourage irascible and discontent individuals to violence. This event will be live-streamed and we encourage you to tune in. AAI president Jim Zogby is among the featured panelists.
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Share Your News With Us

Posted by on April 04, 2011 in Blog
Given the situation in the Middle East, there is a growing need for Arab Americans to be in the media and weigh in on the issues that matter. During the height of the revolution in Egypt we put a number of individuals in contact with various media outlets to ensure Arab American voices were heard. It is extremely important to AAI and to the community that Arab Americans are represented in the media. Please continue to share your news with us and let us know what you are doing. Additionally, if you need any help in contacting the media, we have several tools available and would be happy to assist. Here are some appearances of Jim on a few programs we'd like to share with you. You can also share your news with us by...
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GOP, Stirring a Lethal Brew

Posted on April 04, 2011 in Washington Watch
The matter of bigotry against Muslims in America has been with us for quite some time now. In the past week, there were multiple incidents that served to catapult this problem to the forefront of national attention.
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