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Of course, Sulayman might as well be writing, singing, and hoping on behalf of patients who on any given day come from any
Today, I am 11 years old again -- like I was during 9/11 -- and I'm terrified for my mom's safety, as well as the safety of the entire Muslim-American community.
An Iraqi interpreter who risked his life to help Americans voted on Tuesday for the first time. He wonders if there's a place for him in Trump's America.
For years, Arab American voters, like most other ethnic communities, slightly leaned toward the Democratic party but were swing voters in national and local elections. This was the pattern we observed in the early years of our more than two decades of biannual surveys of the community's voting behavior. It is no longer the case.
I arrived at my office in time to see the second plane hit and it became clear that this was no freak accident. We had been attacked. The nightmare began.
Nothing will bring back Khalid, and nothing can ease the pain of loss endured by the Jabara family. Majors must pay for his crime. But that is not enough. We must work together as a nation to demand zero tolerance for those who feed the hate that emboldens sick minds to commit murder.
Khalid Jabara was shot and killed on Aug. 12 outside his home in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Some friends of Noor Zahi Salman are apparently speculating that what actually happened was that Omar Mateen was about to
This essay was first published on The Honeyed Quill. Still, I love the idea of a country of liberty protected by heroes. I
Until we acknowledge our past injustices, include its lessons and the experiences of our victims in our self-definition, and radically transform our societies to create more fully inclusive societies, we will continue to be plagued by the consequences of our original sins.
We are strong, independent, overachievers who are mothers, daughters, sisters, wives and lovers of our nation. Your words will not stop our community service, civic engagement, leadership or thirst for education.
Arab-Americans in Dearborn, Michigan, shut down uneducated commentary about their support for Bernie Sanders.
Wouldn't it be world-historical if Bernie Sanders won the Michigan primary and the Arab American vote played a crucial role? Imagine the headlines that would generate.
2015 brought many challenges for the Arab American and American Muslim communities. The presidential primary season kicked into gear, and along with it came a fresh wave of bigotry. But looking at the year ahead of us, I am reminded of Arab Americans who, at times when our national character has been challenged, have stepped up and engaged.
The start of this New Year finds America at an inflection point as wars and terrorism abroad are echoed in violence, suspicion, and fear at home. How will we meet the moment?
To be clear, fear of Muslims is not just a function of what this or that candidate says, because what the candidates are saying is a reflection of what the significant parts of the constituent base each party believes.
"They understand what it means when I say I'm Palestinian." Those words capture the essence of community and the importance of identity politics. To me, it means being part of a community that understands these issues in Gaza are more than a divisive political topic.