Countdown Vol. 14 No. 15: Look Who's Talking Now

Posted on May 26, 2016 in Countdown
This week on Countdown: All the talk surrounding AAI President Jim Zogby's appointment to the DNC platform committee; Questions regarding Trump's Muslim supporters; why TSA isn't the only problem for travelers this summer; and, another acquittal in Baltimore.
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Countdown Vol. 14 No. 14: The Anniversary Edition

Posted on May 15, 2016 in Countdown
AAI's weekly take on news from Washington, around the country, and abroad.
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Washington Watch: Our Original Sins

Posted on May 07, 2016 in Washington Watch
In some of my writings, I have observed the way the US has, for centuries, absorbed countless waves of immigrants from many continents transforming them, in short order, into Americans—comparing this to the European situation which does not, as a rule, provide the same opportunities for advancement and inclusion.
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Shining a Light on Teachers: Melody Arabo Excels

Posted by Joan Hanna on May 06, 2016 in Blog

Arab Americans can be found in all professions and industries, so it should come as no surprise that many of them shine in the field of education. For the past three years, Michigan’s Department of Education has selected teachers, who happen to be Arab American, as Teacher of the Year. Melody Arabo is one of these, honored with the title in 2015 and for good reason. Arabo has been a third grade teacher at Keith Elementary in Walled Lake, Michigan for the last 14 years. Recognized for...

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Countdown Vol. 14 No. 12: Hey There, Ho There, Do We Have to Go There?

Posted on May 05, 2016 in Countdown
AAI's weekly take on news from Washington, around the country, and abroad.
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Countdown Vol. 14 No. 11: Finish Line (Barely) in Sight

Posted on April 22, 2016 in Countdown
AAI's weekly take on news from Washington, around the country, and abroad.
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Airline Bigotry: Comical and Real

Posted by Nadia Aziz on April 21, 2016 in Blog

Reports of discrimination against Arab Americans and American Muslims on flights have become so common they are becoming comical, literally. Major outlets online and on air are now using the incidents as skit material. (Well worth checking out if you haven’t already.) But one U.S. Senator doesn’t see the incidents as a laughing matter and we agree.  Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) has written to President and CEO of Airlines for American (A4A), the trade organization representing U.S. based airlines. Expressing concern over several reports of...

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No Free Speech on Palestine

Posted on April 07, 2016 in Trouble Comes, As Trouble Goes Vol. 14 No. 10

Out of all the ways that freedom of speech is being chilled worldwide, the campaign in the U.S. to shut down the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement is just another example of how champions of censorship are willing to throw the baby out with the bath water. The petition New York State Senators handed to the City University of New York just last week typifies this. On the charge of BDS advocates creating a “hostile environment” on campus, the petition’s backers are signing up to sacrifice freedom of speech and undermine the very...


No, the “C” in CVE doesn’t stand for yet another convening

Posted on April 07, 2016 in Trouble Comes, As Trouble Goes Vol. 14 No. 10

It’s been a tough two weeks for our government’s salesmanship of “Countering Violent Extremism” programs. CVE’s first foray into actual programming at the federal level was a disaster, but the Department began “beta-testing” something called “Shared Responsibility Committees,” (SRCs) last week and they are what CVE is really about. And because CVE lacks rationality in the first place, SRCs have been roundly criticized because they’re a disaster in the making. The intellectuals and pundits  in the counter terrorism community are beginning to catch on to one of CVE’s many problems—CVE is trying to solve a problem that...


Trouble Comes, As Trouble Goes Vol. 14 No. 10

Posted on March 16, 2016 in Countdown
AAI's weekly take on news from Washington, around the country, and abroad.
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