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Arab-America’s Store
2008 Newsweek, Inc. ^ | 3-10-2008 | 2008 Newsweek, Inc.

Posted on 03/03/2008 8:30:06 AM PST by Westlander

Hamad, 34, has shopped at Wal-Mart before, but never one like this. She is overcome with nostalgia as she spots Nido powdered milk and Al Haloub Cow, canned meat she calls the "Arabic Spam." "My father loves this," she says. "People from war-torn countries, this is what you lived on when you couldn't go out of the house to shop." This Wal-Mart, though, isn't in a war zone. It's in Dearborn, Mich., home to nearly a half-million Arab-Americans, the largest concentration of Arabs outside the Middle East.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsweek.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: arab; arabism; balkanization; dearborn; falafel; immigration; islam; jihadinamerica; jihadinmichigan; walmart
Well, it is Dearbornistan. Bomb supplies in aisle #12.
1 posted on 03/03/2008 8:30:07 AM PST by Westlander
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To: Westlander

I think this is smart by Walmart. I also think that your reaction is what Newsweeks is trying to aim at. Notice how they only mention the other places (like the hitching post for the Amish community) but went into detail and focused on the Muslim Walmart. Newsweek is trying to prey on the fears of Americans everywhere and get a negative reaction to Walmart.

Maybe other stores should start noticing the revolutionary practices of Walmart instead of just trying to tear them down.


2 posted on 03/03/2008 8:37:03 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Westlander
Lalalalalalalalalalalalalalala Attention Arab Shoppers.

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Prices to bomb for!

3 posted on 03/03/2008 8:39:07 AM PST by dragonblustar (Once abolish the God, and the government becomes the God - G. K. Chesterton)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

Meijers has been doing that for years.


4 posted on 03/03/2008 8:40:37 AM PST by dragonblustar (Once abolish the God, and the government becomes the God - G. K. Chesterton)
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To: Westlander
Nothing wrong with catering to the 'ethnic' food preferences in the neighborhood.
Just hope this Walmart still puts our their 'Merry Christmas' displays in December...
5 posted on 03/03/2008 8:42:56 AM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Westlander

Is Dearborn still par of Michigan?


6 posted on 03/03/2008 8:46:20 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (I voted Republican because no Conservatives were running.)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

My Indian Father-In-Law told me the other day that the Wal-Mart in Mississauga, Ontario is now selling Saris, Selwar Kameez, etc. If you see a need for it, sell it! I buy Indian food & ingredients at a Patel Bros. store here on Long Island, NY. The nice old ladies at the cash registers always do a double take- a 6’3” white guy buying Idli mix, chutneys, and the latest Bollywood gossip mags. My Father-In -Law’s famly is Muslim, but most of them have left India and are now all over the place. When he & his wife came to the states in the early 60s, they lived in Erie, PA. He started carrying a small bottle of Tabasco with him everywhere, becuase he couldn’t find any Indian ingredients.

LC


7 posted on 03/03/2008 8:50:41 AM PST by LoneConservative (PEACE... Through SUPERIOR FIREPOWER!!!)
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To: Conspiracy Guy
I went to U of M Dearborn for a few Automotive courses and could not believe my ears: Arabic and English in equal proportions.

Compare that with my main campus U of M Ann Arbor where you see no Arabs but many Jews.

A strange dichotomy

8 posted on 03/03/2008 8:51:40 AM PST by Mikey_1962 (Liberals want equality of outcome not opportunity.)
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To: Mikey_1962

Yes indeed.


9 posted on 03/03/2008 8:59:07 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (I voted Republican because no Conservatives were running.)
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To: Westlander

Al Haloub Cow! Bwaaa!
http://www.asiamex.com/proddetail.cfm?CFID=442707&CFTOKEN=224797&ItemID=1261&CategoryID=17&SubCatID=95

Al Haloub Cow Luncheon Loaf, 12 oz.
This product is in the form of a Semi Solid and is packaged in a Can.
Ingredients: Mechanically Separated Chicken, Walter, Salt, Corn Starch-Modified, Sodium Caseinate, Wheat Protein, Sugar, Sodium Phosphates, Sodium Ascorbate, Sodium Nitrate.

Halal. Slaughtered according to Islamic Law.


10 posted on 03/03/2008 9:01:12 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

Reaction? Nah. I’ve never set foot in walmart, kmart, home depot, lowes, etc... I buy Made in America from American components only.


11 posted on 03/03/2008 9:04:01 AM PST by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: dragonblustar

That’s excellent. I’m still chuckling.


12 posted on 03/03/2008 9:07:08 AM PST by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: Westlander

They were worried about undercutting the local Arab merchants? Curious that they weren’t concerned about hundreds of local small town merchants for the last 30 years. Seems a little hypocritical (or is it just pandering?).


13 posted on 03/03/2008 9:13:46 AM PST by Riverine
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To: Westlander

Gee. Wal-Mart decides to sell what people want to buy. What a revolutionary concept. I’m no fan of Wally World, but I won’t condemn this.


14 posted on 03/03/2008 9:31:59 AM PST by RonF
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To: LoneConservative

You have a stronger constitution than I. One week of spicy shrimp for breakfast was enough to end my cross-cultural fling.


15 posted on 03/03/2008 10:20:40 AM PST by kenavi ("My mudder thanks you, my fodder thanks you, and Obama thanks you!")
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To: Westlander

“I buy Made in America from American components only.”

You musn’t have a lot of electronic devices around the house. Better check your GM/Ford/Chrysler car also. My Nissan truck was built in Tennessee.


16 posted on 03/03/2008 10:24:01 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: LoneConservative

I have a friend who is Indian. When we go out to Indian restaurants he cracks me up. He starts sweating up a storm when eating spicy stuff. He is constantly wiping his forehead with his napkin!!


17 posted on 03/03/2008 10:25:58 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Westlander

Nido powdered milk is somehow indicative of catering to Muslims?
Nah.
It’s made by Nestle and used by everyone from Hispanics to Indians to folks in the Philippines in cooking.

Really poor reporting.


18 posted on 03/03/2008 10:28:33 AM PST by mountainbunny
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To: Westlander
Reaction? Nah. I’ve never set foot in walmart, kmart, home depot, lowes, etc... I buy Made in America from American components only.

What sort of computer are you typing on & where was it made?

19 posted on 03/03/2008 10:30:18 AM PST by mountainbunny
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To: Westlander

Oh finally!....I know where I can get Arabic spam!...Praise to Allah!


20 posted on 03/03/2008 10:34:31 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

Here in NYC, we’re starting to see more Hakka Chinese- those are the ethnic Chinese who have lived in Calcutta for years, and adapted their recipes. Think Chinese food with Indian spices. You have NO idea what spicy is until you’ve had that food. All the water & beer in the world won’t put out the fires.

LC


21 posted on 03/03/2008 11:25:08 AM PST by LoneConservative (PEACE... Through SUPERIOR FIREPOWER!!!)
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To: Westlander
**** Well, at least her face is unveiled..../sarc
22 posted on 03/03/2008 12:52:59 PM PST by kiriath_jearim
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To: mountainbunny

I make my own PC’s. By the way, you don’t need a case for desktops. For parts, small mom & pop electronic stores carry U.S. stuff—just blow the dust off. CPU’s, just get older Intel or AMD ones and install a few of them. Forget Winblows, go open source.


23 posted on 03/03/2008 7:59:23 PM PST by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: Westlander

Belts for them in aisle 10..


24 posted on 03/04/2008 11:38:41 AM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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