Dearborn: Muslims and Members of Other Faiths Successfully Counter Anti-Muslim Conference

Posted by on April 30, 2012 in News Clips

MSNBC describes it as “dueling in Dearborn.” I think the real story is the rejection of Islamophobia, and the anti-Islam outsiders who arrived only to agitate: Dueling in Dearborn over murder of a 20-year-old woman By Kari Huus, msnbc.com

In Dearborn Mich., a Detroit suburb known for its concentration of Muslim Americans, anti-Islam leaders from around the country are gathering to discuss how to rescue women from that faith. The “Jessica Mokdad Human Rights Conference on Honor Killings” on Sunday is named for a local Muslim woman murdered one year ago.

But Muslims, civil rights groups and other religious...

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Arab-Americans hold conference against bigotry

Posted by on April 30, 2012 in News Clips

"We stand for America," said Osama Siblani, publisher of the Dearborn-based Arab-American News, at a panel discussion held at a Detroit hotel. "And they (anti-Muslim activists) stand against America and against the American way of life."

Siblani's views were echoed by others who gathered for a conference organized by the Arab American Institute and supported by several other Arab-American groups to counter a conference held in Dearborn on Sunday by anti-Muslim activists called the "Jessica Mokdad Human Rights Conference on Honor Killings."

Last year, Mokdad, 20, a Muslim was shot dead by her stepfather in Warren, Mich. Some anti-Islam activists...

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Arab-Americans hold conference against bigotry

Posted by on April 29, 2012 in News Clips

DETROIT (USA TODAY) — Arab-Americans and their supporters held a conference in Detroit on Sunday against bigotry in response to an anti-Islam conference in Dearborn, Mich.

"We stand for America," said Osama Siblani, publisher of the Dearborn-based Arab-American News, at a panel discussion held at a Detroit hotel. "And they (anti-Muslim activists) stand against America and against the American way of life."

Siblani's views were echoed by others who gathered for a conference organized by the Arab American Institute and supported by several other Arab-American groups to counter a conference held in Dearborn on Sunday by anti-Muslim activists called the...

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Arab-Americans hold conference against bigotry

Posted by on April 29, 2012 in News Clips

DETROIT (USA TODAY) — Arab-Americans and their supporters held a conference in Detroit on Sunday against bigotry in response to an anti-Islam conference in Dearborn, Mich.

"We stand for America," said Osama Siblani, publisher of the Dearborn-based Arab-American News, at a panel discussion held at a Detroit hotel. "And they (anti-Muslim activists) stand against America and against the American way of life."

Siblani's views were echoed by others who gathered for a conference organized by the Arab American Institute and supported by several other Arab-American groups to counter a conference held in Dearborn on Sunday by anti-Muslim activists called the...

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Watch Live: Rejecting Islamophobia: A Community Stand Against Hate

Posted by on April 29, 2012 in Blog

Community town hall will be held in Dearborn, Michigan Today, April 29th at 1PM

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Rejecting Islamophobia: A Community Stand Against Hate 

It’s not news to anyone in our community that anti-Arab and anti-Muslim bias remains a problem. Arab Americans have mobilized to combat this trend both because it is wrong and because it undermines core American values, including religious...

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Dearborn conferences to address honor killings, Islamophobia

Posted by on April 27, 2012 in News Clips

Dearborn will host two very different conferences about modern Islam on Sunday.

The group “Stop the Islamization of America” is sponsoring the “Jessica Mokdad Human Rights Conference.”

Mokdad is a young woman who was murdered by her stepfather in Warren last year.

Some of Mokdad’s friends and family members have said the killing was motivated by personal issues.

But Pamela Geller, a conference organizer and vocal anti-Muslim blogger, insists it was an honor killing. And in an online video, she called it part of a disturbing, larger trend.

 “I am deeply concerned with the...

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Rejecting Islamophobia: Town hall counters ‘Jessica Mokdad Human Rights Conference’ in Dearborn

Posted by on April 27, 2012 in News Clips

Dearborn, home to one of the nation's largest concentrations of Arab Americans, once again will become a focal point for debate over the practice and persecution of Islam in the west.

Pamela Geller, conservative activist and co-founder of Stop Islamization of America, is scheduled to host the "Jessica Mokdad Human Rights Conference" from the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Dearborn on Sunday at 5 p.m.

The event is named after a 20-year-old woman fatally shot by her stepfather last year in Warren. Initial reports suggested Rahim Alfetlawi shot Mokdad because he believed she had strayed from Islam, but prosecutors have...

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Dearborn Community Town Hall: Rejecting Islamophobia

Posted on April 25, 2012 in Press Releases

Dearborn Community Town Hall: Rejecting Islamophobia

Washington, DC – The Arab American Institute and local Michigan-based community partners will hold a town hall to take a stand against Islamophobia in Dearborn this Sunday, April 29. The event, entitled Rejecting Islamophobia: A Community Stand Against Hate, is expected to bring out hundreds of local community members, including various community leaders and public officials. Organizers say Dearborn has become a convenient stomping ground for anti-Muslim groups who target Michigan’s Arab American and American Muslim residents. This town hall reflects the community’s determination to stand up against what the groups identify as...

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Michigan Arab American Leaders Endorse Ron Paul Ahead of State Primary

Posted by on February 27, 2012 in Blog

Congressman Paul to Meet with Republican Community Leaders Today in Dearborn

DEARBORN, Michigan – February 27, 2012 – Michigan’s Arab American Republican leadership has endorsed Congressman Ron Paul for President today ahead of the State’s Republican Primary election.  Congressman Paul will join Arab American community representatives from Southeast Michigan, including Detroit, Dearborn, Southfield, Warren and Ann Arbor to accept the endorsement. The group will meet with Ron Paul tonight at 6:30PM. The meeting was arranged by the Arab Student Union at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, in coordination with Osama Siblani, editor of the Arab American News, the country’s largest Arab...

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Three Arab American Endorsements Bolster GOP Presidential Bids

Posted by on January 13, 2012 in Blog

(Pictured left to right: John H. Sununu, Justin Amash, Richard Hanna)

Three key endorsements by Arab American elected officials have bolstered the campaigns of three GOP candidates seeking the Republican nomination for President. Former New Hampshire Governor John  Sununu, Freshman GOP Congressman Justin Amash (MI-3) and Congressman Richard Hanna (R-NY) have all thrown their weight behind the candidates they believe should win the republican nomination and the presidency.

As a former New Hampshire Governor and White House Chief of Staff under President George H.W. Bush, John Sununu has been a key spokesman for the Romney campaign and a surrogate...

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