New AAI Poll: "American Attitudes Toward Arabs and Muslims 2015"

Posted on December 21, 2015 in Reports
Click here to read AAI's latest tracking poll on American attitudes towards Arab and Muslims
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Trump and Co. Deepening the Divide on Arabs and Muslims

Posted on December 21, 2015 in Washington Watch

Donald Trump and his GOP colleagues have exposed the depth of the divide in attitudes over the role of American Muslims in US society. The results of a recent Zogby poll establish that the divide is more existential than merely rhetorical, and is more demographic than simply partisan. It has become a matter less of competing political philosophies and more a question of the attitudes of the groups that now make up the mainstream of each party.   To be clear, fear of...

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Countdown Vol. 13 No. 41: Ring the Alarm

Posted on December 17, 2015 in Countdown
This week in Countdown: voice of reason Lindsey Graham, White House tackles hate, State Dept.'s twitter terror tiff and more
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Countdown Vol. 13 No. 40: Who's the Leader?

Posted on December 10, 2015 in Countdown
This week in Countdown: POTUS addresses the nation, an omnibus bill in Congress, Donald Trump and more
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Countdown Vol. 13 No. 39: An Average Week in America

Posted on December 03, 2015 in Countdown
This week on Countdown shootings in the US, Trump's bigotry, EU out of "peace process" and more
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The Descent Into Madness, Part II

Posted on November 30, 2015 in Washington Watch
The roots of our nation's current descent into madness can be traced back to a series of unresolved catastrophic traumas Americans experienced during the Bush Administration.
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We Have Gone Temporarily Mad, Again

Posted on November 23, 2015 in Washington Watch

It has been frightening to listen to the intolerant and near hysterical tone of the debate over admitting Syrian refugees into America. Despite the fact that conflating refugees with terrorism is irrational and bigoted, this notion has spread quickly with: most of the Republican presidential aspirants making frighteningly bigoted statements about refugees or Muslims, in general; more than 30 governors saying that they will not accept Syrians in their states; and 289 Members of Congress voting to restrict the ability of the President to fulfill his goal of increasing the...

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Holding Our Public Officials Accountable: #NoBigotry

Posted by Arab American Institute on November 20, 2015 in Blog

It’s been nearly a week since the tragic attacks on Paris and some U.S. officials, particularly presidential candidates, have reacted to the events with tired bigotry and hateful statements. We have seen bigotry before, but this level is a new low and these officials need to be held accountable. Despite the robust vetting process, many have doubled down on the misinformed and bigoted rhetoric that refugees are not vetted and pose security threats to the United States. Listed below is some of the worst rhetoric we have heard directed at Syrian refugees and American Muslims. Join us...

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Countdown Vol. 13 No. 37: Solidarité

Posted on November 17, 2015 in Countdown
This week on Countdown: terror in Paris and Beirut, anti-refugee sentiment and more
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2016 Election News Roundup: Week of November 1

Posted by Joan Hanna on November 07, 2015 in Blog

AAI compiles a weekly roundup of election news tracking key races across the country as well as legislation that will impact voting rights ahead of the 2016 elections. For AAI’s coverage of presidential candidates and races, make sure to check out our profiles over at #YallaVote’s Election Central. And for more state specific information, head over to our election map and click on your state. Redistricting Reform Wins in Ohio Last Tuesday, Ohio voters took an important stand against political gerrymandering by approving an amendment,...

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