Posted on October 10, 2005 in Speeches and Appearances

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 American and American Muslims...


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