The Future of Egypt (C-SPAN)

Posted by C-SPAN Video Library on October 18, 2011

Ahmed Maher, a leader of Egypt's political demonstrations that led to the fall of Hosni Mubarak's government, talked about about his nation's political transition and future. He also responded to questions from the audience.

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What’s Next for the April 6 Movement

Posted by David Nassar on October 18, 2011

Earlier today I participated In a small round table of journalists and bloggers at the Arab American Institute with Ahmed Maher, co founder of the April. 6 movement.  Maher is an impressive activist.  If you have not watched the PBS Frontline episode about the April 6 movement, check it out here.  I first encountered Maher in 2008 when I was the executive director of Walmart Watch and April 6 was calling for a national strike in support of textile workers in the Delta.  The factory that was targeted produced product for Walmart, so I made sure that my organization...

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Zogby: GOP process “hurtful” to U.S. interests

Posted by Steve Gravelle/SourceMedia Group News on October 07, 2011

The tenor of the Republican primary threatens Arab Americans and could damage American interests abroad, the president of the Arab American Institute said today in Cedar Rapids.“The nature of the discussion has been not just not constructive, but in some ways it’s been hurtful,” James Zogby said in a meeting with The Gazette’s editorial board. “We have a Republican debate and we have three guys saying Moslems are going to have to take loyalty oaths and sharia is creeping into the United States.”

Zogby is in the state to meet with Arab American Iowans in advance of next...

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Zogby: GOP process “hurtful” to U.S. interests

Posted by Steve Gravelle/SourceMedia Group News on October 07, 2011

The tenor of the Republican primary threatens Arab Americans and could damage American interests abroad, the president of the Arab American Institute said today in Cedar Rapids.“The nature of the discussion has been not just not constructive, but in some ways it’s been hurtful,” James Zogby said in a meeting with The Gazette’s editorial board. “We have a Republican debate and we have three guys saying Moslems are going to have to take loyalty oaths and sharia is creeping into the United States.”

Zogby is in the state to meet with Arab American Iowans in advance of next...

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Lecturer: campaign rhetoric damages Arab relations

Posted by on October 07, 2011

One Arab-American scholar said Thursday night the current crop of Republican Iowa caucus contenders could further damage the U.S. reputation abroad.

James Zogby, the president of the Arab American Institute, said he's concerned the political anti-Islamic rhetoric used in the GOP presidential-nomination race may strain U.S.-Arab relations.

"They can't have an intelligent conversation about the Middle East," Zogby, who spoke at Old Brick, told The Daily Iowan this week. "They're not aware of the consequences of their actions. They don't seem to have a clue that what they say is heard all over the world."

Zogby, who spoke...

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Jeff Santos - Dr. James Zogby - 09-21-11

Posted by Revolution Boston - AM 1510 on September 21, 2011

Jim discusses the Palestinian bid for membership at the United Nations this week with Jeff Santos

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Media veteran and former Boston progressive talk radio host, Jeff Santos is the morning host on AM 1510 Revolution Boston.  The Jeff Santos Show presents a mix of serious issues and comic relief.  Santos, a former Capitol Hill reporter, uses his journalistic skills and contacts to give listeners a view of politics that they have not heard on the Boston airwaves.

Santos intertwines serious interviews and commentary with humor from contributors from the worlds of...

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Jeff Santos - Dr. James Zogby - 09-21-11

Posted by Revolution Boston - AM 1510 on September 21, 2011

Jim discusses the Palestinian bid for membership at the United Nations this week with Jeff Santos

Listen to the interview

Media veteran and former Boston progressive talk radio host, Jeff Santos is the morning host on AM 1510 Revolution Boston.  The Jeff Santos Show presents a mix of serious issues and comic relief.  Santos, a former Capitol Hill reporter, uses his journalistic skills and contacts to give listeners a view of politics that they have not heard on the Boston airwaves.

Santos intertwines serious interviews and commentary with humor from contributors from the worlds of...

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James Zogby: Obama’s ‘Fatal Error’ in Palestine Vote

Posted by Jim Meyers and Kathleen Walter on September 21, 2011

Arab American Institute founder and President James Zogby tell Newsmax the Obama administration committed a “fatal error” in the run-up to the looming United Nations vote on Palestinian statehood. As an Arab-American, Zogby is a strong supporter of the Palestinian cause and a critic of the Israeli government. He asserts that the administration got caught up in the “Israeli hysteria” over the vote, and says the U.S. should view the vote as a “door opener” to peace negotiations. Zogby is also a senior analyst with his brother John’s polling firm, IBOPE Zogby International. His books include “Arab Voices:...

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The west has a chance to create a new narrative with the Arab world

Posted by John Esposito on September 18, 2011

Upheaval in the Middle East offers the US and EU an opportunity to change their failed approach to the region

The current transformation in the Arab world offers new opportunities for rebuilding Arab-west relations. The challenge for American and EU policymakers is to construct a new framework to replace a failed paradigm that was based on support for authoritarian regimes and "democratic exceptionalism" in the Arab and Muslim worlds.

They must move beyond policies that equated protection of their national interests with the stability of regimes and were driven more by fear of the unknown than support for western principles...

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FBI training program: Mainstream Muslims sympathize with militants

Posted by Brian Todd and Dugald McConnell on September 16, 2011

Washington (CNN)–The passages are startling. One refers to the Prophet Mohammed as a "Cult leader for a small inner circle."Another says Mohammed "ordered the assassinations and executions of his critics." One after another, the phrases depict Islam, its writings and leaders, as violent and bent on conquest.What's even more startling: These passages were written by an FBI analyst, they were shown as part of a training program for agents, and the author believes mainstream Muslims believe all this, not just the extremist wing.The phrases are in slide presentations given to FBI agents at the bureau's training facility in Quantico,...

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