Stein Repudiates King Hearings

Posted by on January 11, 2011 in Blog
Jeff Stein, the highly acclaimed intelligence and defense specialist, wrote a powerful piece in the Washington Post yesterday, suggesting that the shooting in Arizona may offer Congressman Peter King an opportunity to reconsider his ill-conceived plan to target the Muslim American community with hearings about “radicalization.”
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ACLU’s Laura Murphy Discusses Controversial Anti-Terror Law

Posted by on January 11, 2011 in Blog
Laura Muphy, Director of the ACLU Washington Legislative Office appeared on the latest Viewpoint with James Zogby to discuss a wide-range of civil rights issues including the controversial material support terror law.
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“We will not allow Al Qaeda in our criminal courts”

Posted on January 01, 2011 in Campaign Statements

“We are fighting a war against terrorists, yet we have no jail in which to house terrorists if we catch them because we refuse to utilize our detention facilities at Guantanamo Bay. We have no ability to properly interrogate terrorists because we have removed the CIA’s role in interrogation and reduced our interrogation methods to the Army field manual that is published online for our enemy to see in advance. We shouldn’t give advance notice to our enemy what will happen to them when we catch them. It’s as if the ACLU has displaced the CIA and become the United...

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Viewpoint with James Zogby: Michael German, Amal Mudallali, Geneive Abdo

Posted on December 10, 2010 in Viewpoint with James Zogby
Michael German, Former FBI Agent, and current Policy Counsel on National Security, Immigration and Privacy at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU); Amal Mudallali, Adviser to Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri; Geneive Abdo, Fellow and Director of the Iran program at the Century Foundation and editor of
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Viewpoint with James Zogby: Qubad Talabani, Ori Nir, Christopher Boucek, Christopher Calabrese

Posted on November 30, 2010 in Viewpoint with James Zogby
Qubad Talabani, Kurdistan Regional Government representative in the United States; Ori Nir, spokesman for the newspaper Peace Daily and for Americans for Peace Now; Christopher Boucek, an associate in the Carnegie Endowment Middle East program; Christopher Calabrese, legislative council for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
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TSA Profiling Articles of Faith

Posted by on November 10, 2010 in Blog
In late October 2010, officials from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) informed representatives from three Sikh organizations (SALDEF, United Sikhs, and The Sikh Coalition) that turbans will now always be searched at American airports.
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Viewpoint with James Zogby: Hanan Ashrawi, Matthew Duss

Posted on November 05, 2010 in Viewpoint with James Zogby
Air Date: 11/4/2010 Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, PLO Executive Committee member; Matthew Duss, National Security Researcher/Blogger at the Center for American Progress.
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Viewpoint with James Zogby: Geneive Abdo, Laura Murphy, Peter Fenn, Ali Mostafa

Posted on October 22, 2010 in Viewpoint with James Zogby
Air Date: (10/21/2010) Geneive Abdo, director of the Iran program at the Century Foundation and editor of; Laura Murphy, director of the Washington legislative office of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU); Peter Fenn, president of Fenn Communications Group, a premier political and public affairs media firm; Ali Mostafa, director of the UAE’s first big budget, film City of Life.
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AAI Congressional Scorecards Released

Posted by on October 08, 2010 in Blog
Last week, AAI published the Congressional Scorecard for the 111th Congress. This signature publication is a critical resource for voters and activists, detailing the positions taken by each member of Congress on issues of particular importance to the Arab American community and many others � from their stances on the Goldstone Report to protecting civil liberties.
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Arab American Voters in 2010: Their Identity and Political Concerns

Posted on October 05, 2010 in Reports

The Arab American Institute commissioned Zogby International to conduct a telephone poll of 404 Arab Americans nationwide. Samples were randomly drawn over national cds using Zogby International's list of Arab surnames. Zogby International surveys employ sampling strategies in which selection probabilities are proportional to population size within area codes and exchanges. Up to six calls are made to reach a sampled phone number. Cooperation rates are calculated using one of AAPOR’s approved methodologies and are comparable to other professional public opinion surveys conducted using similar sampling strategies.2 Weighting by country of origin, religion, born in US, age, party, gender is...

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