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One-and-a-half million Americans today claim Arab ancestry, according to a new Census Beaurau report.
That's less than 1 percent of the total U.S. population.
Still, Maryam Asi, a demographer at the Census Bureau who co-wrote the report, says the Arab-American community is "growing," with a 76 percent increase since 1990 and 25 percent increase since 2000.
Some advocates of the Arab-American community, however, have raised questions about whether these numbers reflect the actual size of the population.
"The census undercounts our community. It always has," says Maya Berry, executive director of the Arab American Institute, an...Read more Original Article
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It is surpassing strange that last week we should celebrate the opening of the Bush library while one of the Boston bombers was telling investigators that he and his brother were radicalized by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.It would be wildly illogical and unfair to say that George W. Bush was responsible for the attacks, but it is certainly accurate to say that his wars roiled the Muslim world.There can be no arguing the fact that the two wars were unpopular in the United States and that, according to a Pew Center poll, 73 percent of the world population...Read more Original Article