American Views on Arab and Muslim Americans

Posted on October 05, 2010 in Reports

Zogby International was commissioned by Dr. James Zogby to conduct an online survey of 2100 adults. A sampling of Zogby International's online panel, which is representative of the adult population of the US, was invited to participate. Slight weights were added to region, party, age, race, religion, gender, education to more accurately reflect the population. The margin of error is +/- 2.2 percentage points. Margins of error are higher in sub-groups. The MOE calculation is for sampling error only.

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Stand up for Nick!

Posted by on October 05, 2010 in Blog

Congressman Nick Rahall, an Arab American Democrat, has served West Virginia's 3rd District with distinction for 34 years. As Chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, Nick has been fighting for jobs, mine safety, energy independence, ending war in the Middle East and caring for Americans veterans.

It should not be surprising that in a nasty election year, he is under attack. What is disturbing, however, is that the line of attack has focused on Nick's national leadership role in the Arab American community.

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Viewpoint with James Zogby: Josh Kraushaar, Laith Kubba, Keith Ellison

Posted on September 17, 2010 in Viewpoint with James Zogby
Air Date: Sept. 16, 2010 On Thursday's edition of Viewpoint with James Zogby: Josh Kraushaar, Executive Editor of The Hotline, the National Journal; Laith Kubba, senior director for the Middle East and North Africa program at the National Endowment for Democracy; Congressman Keith Ellison, second term Democrat from the state of Minnesota and first Muslim elected to Congress.
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James Zogby on “Andrea Mitchell Reports”

Posted by MSNBC on September 09, 2010 in News Clips

Appearing on MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Reports, AAI President James Zogby discusses Florida Pastor Terry Jones' announcement of plans to burn a Qur'an on the anniversary of 9/11.

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Community Leaders Stand United Against Anti-Muslim Bigotry

Posted by on September 07, 2010 in Blog
At an emergency summit today organized by the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), Jim joined a group of interfaith leaders who came together to “denounce categorically the derision, misinformation and outright bigotry being directed against America’s Muslim community.”
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Summary of Hill Briefing on Muslims in America

Posted by on August 31, 2010 in Blog
Today, AAI president Jim Zogby joined a panel of experts on Capitol Hill to discuss the image of Muslims in America. The event was sponsored by the Congressional Muslim Staffers Association (CMSA), introduced by the association’s president Assad Akhter, and moderated by Suheil Khan, Senior Fellow at the Institute for Global Engagement and a former Bush administration political appointee. In addition to the three panelists, approximately 75 people were in attendance.
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Muslim congressional staffers respond to mosque controversy

Posted by Christina Wilkie on August 30, 2010 in News Clips

Members of the Congressional Muslim Staff Association (CMSA) will convene a panel discussion on Tuesday in response to the recent controversy over a proposed Islamic cultural center in lower Manhattan.Billed as a discussion of "Muslims in America: Myths and Realities," the three-member panel will be made up of Arab American Institute president Dr. James Zogby, Muslim Public Affairs Council president Salam Al-Maryati, and Dr. Azizah Al-Hibri, founder of KARAMAH: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights.The panel will be moderated by a former member of the Bush administration, Suhail Khan, now a fellow at the Institute for Global Engagement.According to a...

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Former Bush Staff Members Repudiate Anti-Muslim Rhetoric

Posted by on August 30, 2010 in Blog
In a political climate where it may be expedient to remain silent, 5 former Bush Administration staff members have spoken out against the charged rhetoric aimed at stopping the proposed Muslim Cultural Center in Lower Manhattan. As is important to do with examples of principled courage in times of division in our national political discourse, we would like to highlight their statements:
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Dr. Zogby on FRANCE 24 - “Mosque Row: Zero Tolerance at Ground Zero”

Posted by on August 27, 2010 in Blog
Jim takes part in a panel discussion about the Islamic community center in lower Manhattan on FRANCE 24, an international news channel broadcast in French, English and Arabic in more than 120 countries.
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Hill Briefing on Muslims in America: Myths and Realities

Posted by on August 27, 2010 in Blog
In an attempt to bring some reason to the conversation about the proposed Islamic community center near ground zero, the Congressional Muslim Staff Association (CMSA) has organized a briefing for congressional staff.
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