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.
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
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.
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.