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  • Trump Approval At 45%; Support Among Hispanics, Western And Union Voters Jumps Double Digits

    08/10/2017 7:02:12 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 12 replies
    Zogby Analytics ^ | 08 August 2017
    The President's approval rating has rebounded somewhat since our July poll. Following a series of disastrous weeks, Trump's approval numbers have moved up slightly, especially among his base and a few other sub-groups not known for their support of the president. On the heels of replacing key White House personnel, Trumps looks for a reset after 200 rather chaotic days in office. Recently, President Trump has talked tough to North Korea and has supported sanctions against the nuclear dictatorship, while also trying to reign in leaks coming out the White House. Trump's biggest support and other improvements came from his...
  • Arab Americans Join With Tech, Privacy Groups to Fight Surveillance - Morning Consult

    07/27/2016 12:06:39 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 8 replies
    Morning Consult ^ | 07/26/2016 | Amir Nasr
    Arab Americans Join With Tech, Privacy Groups to Fight Surveillance - Morning Consult https://morningconsult.com/2016/07/26/arab-american-groups-join-partner-tech-privacy-fight-surveillance/?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTlRNeE16TmpNR0ZpT0daaSIsInQiOiJ1QXBqd28wWmlEbnpjWUVWRDNOaDZCU2tFMmJ6NXJ2MVJyRHZpcjhGWWxPcGJ1U1VyQXFCXC9PcUN6RmJ3emRKdkJJTWJSUmtBRGRTV09XNlI4QUZHU0xybWYxQ1I5QTRqQkJrZDAxbUEwVzg9In0%3D Arab Americans Join With Tech, Privacy Groups to Fight Surveillance Amir Nasr   |   July 26, 2016 Privacy advocates in the technology space have a new ally in Arab American groups to help with their fight to keep U.S. surveillance at bay. They are spurred on by anti-Muslim rhetoric from Republicans. In December, Donald Trump called for a “total and complete shutdown” of U.S. borders to Muslim immigrants. In March, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said the country needed to “empower law enforcement to patrol and secure Muslim...
  • Will Arab-American voters rally around Clinton?

    06/10/2016 12:31:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Al-Monitor ^ | June 8, 2016 | Barbara Slavin, Washington correspondent
    Like many of their compatriots, Arab-Americans are confronting their presidential election choices this year with considerable ambivalence. Republicans have been repelled by presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump’s vow to temporarily ban all Muslim immigration and his racist remarks about other ethnic minorities. Many Arab-American Democrats, meanwhile, gravitated toward the candidacy of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who made Palestinian rights and aversion to US military intervention in the Middle East pillars of his foreign policy. However, Sanders on June 7 lost his chance for the nomination to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. For Randa Fahmy Hudome, a lifelong Republican and...
  • US mulls Middle East-North Africa category for 2020 census

    01/31/2015 6:43:18 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 14 replies
    AOL ^ | 1/30/2015
    The federal government is considering allowing those of Middle Eastern and North African descent to identify as such on the next 10-year census, which could give Arab-Americans and other affected groups greater political clout and access to public funding, among other things. The U.S. Census Bureau will test the new Middle East-North Africa (MENA) classification for possible inclusion on the 2020 census if it gets enough positive feedback about the proposed change by Sunday, when the public comment period ends. Arab-Americans, who make up the majority of those who would be covered by the MENA classification, have previously been classified...
  • Coachella Valley High Drops Mascot That Offended Arab Americans

    09/01/2014 3:00:58 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 18 replies
    LATimes ^ | September 1, 2014 | LOUIS SAHAGUN
    Coachella Valley High Drops Mascot That Offended Arab Americans This proposed mascot logo for the Coachella Valley High School "Arab" has been approved by the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee. It may replace an image that some Arab Americans found offensive. (American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee) By LOUIS SAHAGUN Official says school agrees to change 83-year-old 'Arab' mascot that offended some Arab Americans High school Arab mascot being retired had a snarling face, hooked nose, heavy beard and wore a headscarf For 83 years, Coachella Valley High School has rallied behind a mascot with a snarling face, a hooked nose, a heavy...
  • Explosion Rocks Minneapolis Apartment Complex over Arab Grocery

    01/01/2014 11:10:13 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 30 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/1/2014 | Thomas
    The explosion took place over a Halal grocery in a portion of the city dominated by Arab immigrants: Ismail Adan, 34, has lived in the building since 2002 and left shortly before the fire. He said his mother had called him early in the morning and he left to visit her, but a cousin who was staying with him was in the third-floor apartment when the explosion occurred. He said the cousin leapt from the window and was injured but he has spoken with him in the hospital. “He’s OK. It’s not very serious,” Adan said.
  • Arab-Americans accuse 9/11 Memorial Museum of discrimination

    09/17/2013 11:32:29 AM PDT · by TFine80 · 58 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | September 16, 2013 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
    Tourists visiting the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York City can read its brochures in 10 different languages – but Arabic is not one of them. Nor will it be any time soon. “Nine languages are spoken by over 97 percent of our visitors: English, Spanish, German, French, Portuguese, Mandarin, Italian, Japanese and Russian,” a representative from the memorial told the New York Post. The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, claiming Arabic is the world’s fourth-most-spoken language, is sending letters to memorial coordinators demanding answers on why the language is not included. But it appears that the Arabic community is looking for...
  • Activists seek recognition of former downtown ‘Little Syria’ at the National 9/11 Memorial Museum

    05/18/2013 5:34:15 AM PDT · by TFine80 · 5 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | May 18, 2013 | Carol Kuruvilla
    The area around the World Trade Center was once the center of Arab-American life in New York City. But all that remains of sprawling "Little Syria" are three buildings: a community center, a tenement building and a church. Activists from Save Washington Street are trying to have these fading memories recognized at the National September 11 Memorial Museum.
  • Zogby/Washington Times Poll shows Obama, Romney in a dead heat (49% to 49%)

    11/01/2012 6:17:23 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 34 replies
    President Obama and Mitt Romney are deadlocked with each holding 49 percent support nationally as they head into Tuesday’s election, though Mr. Romney holds a lead on enthusiasm, according to this week’s The Washington Times/Zogby Poll of likely voters, released Thursday night. Mr. Obama has more votes already in the bank: About a quarter of those surveyed said they’ve cast their ballots by absentee or early voting, and they broke 53 percent to 45 percent in favor of the president. But Mr. Romney, the Republican nominee, leads when it comes to those who have yet to hit the polling booth...
  • Director of Anti-Muslim Film that Sparked Attacks on U.S. Facilities is an Arab

    09/17/2012 1:33:33 PM PDT · by pabianice · 16 replies
    He's not a Jew. At least, that's the latest on the man behind the anti-Islam film, "Innocence of Muslims," that has fueled attacks on U.S. diplomatic installations in Libya, Egypt and Yemen, leaving the U.S. ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stevens, dead. The filmmaker appears to be an Egyptian Christian rather than an Israeli Jew, as he had claimed in interviews. The Associated Press tracked down an Egyptian Coptic Christian living in Southern California who admitted to involvement with the film's logistics, and whose middle name and a known alias closely resemble the apparently fake name - Sam Bacile -...
  • Battle of "Little Syria": Activists fight city to save last two buildings in ‘Little Syria’

    06/24/2012 8:13:18 AM PDT · by TFine80 · 3 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 24, 2012 | KATE BRIQUELET
    Little Syria is facing a big problem. Activists are rallying to save the last vestiges of America’s first Arab-American neighborhood before it’s too late — but the city doesn’t think the buildings are worth it. “Most people don’t realize that the center of Arab life was in the shadow of the World Trade Center,” said Todd Fine, an organizer with Save Washington Street, a campaign to preserve the surviving two buildings of New York’s once bustling Syrian quarter. “The fact that it’s near Ground Zero makes it trickier to talk about,” he said. “Yet this should have been protected wherever...
  • Officials trying to referee Bay Ridge bar owner’s beef with food vendors (Arab's fake 'race card')

    05/08/2012 9:25:05 AM PDT · by Milagros · 9 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | May 6, 2012 | Simone Weichselbaum
    "They are sitting on the corners like pirates," says Tony Gentile The vendors and their fans blame racism for the heat as more Arabs and Asians move into the South Brooklyn neighborhood, once an Italian enclave... Falafel sellers Sammy Kassen, 21, manger of Middle Eastern Halal Food which sits about 50 feet from Lone Star and Islam Baiuomy, owner of Halal Express Food which is across the street, cash in on running a cheap business on the pavement. The vendors and their fans blame racism for the heat as more Arabs and Asians move into the South Brooklyn neighborhood, once...
  • Angry Fans Plan to Occupy the Miami Dolphins During Sunday's Game vs. Denver

    10/23/2011 5:54:20 AM PDT · by Righting · 4 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Saturday, October 22, 2011 | By Janie Campbell
    This is from NBC in FL.: Angry Fans Plan to Occupy the Miami Dolphins During Sunday's Game vs. Denver "No one is trying to get arrested like those folks in Occupy Wall Street," said angry Dolphin fan behind protest planned for Sunday By Janie Campbell | Saturday, Oct 22, 2011http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/sports/132343108.html Here I copy a comment from that page:Why do we all smell a racist rat (the one interviewed by NBC - Ms. Nawaz Arabic name)? That aside, I am all for some of the good things some of the 'OCCUPY' members advocate for, but not the haters' agenda of hatred...
  • Steve Jobs’s Father Is . . . His Father -- Period.

    10/11/2011 8:22:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/11/2011 | Dennis Prager
    On a daily basis, I sit in awe at the amount of nonsense that pervades the world’s media. The latest is the preoccupation with the ethnicity of Steve Jobs’s biological father. Steve Jobs was adopted at birth. And until his untimely death last week, as far as almost anyone in the world knew, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Jobs. In fact, as far as Steve Jobs himself was concerned, his only parents were Paul and Clara Jobs. As the New York Times reported nearly 15 years ago (“Creating Jobs,” Jan. 12, 1997): “Jobs holds a firm...
  • Arab American Group Praises Mitch Daniels As 'The Adult In The Room'

    04/20/2011 2:57:55 AM PDT · by library user · 20 replies
    TPM ^ | April 20, 2011 | by Benjy Sarlin
    While some GOP presidential contenders ratchet up their anti-Muslim rhetoric to toxic levels, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniel (R) is set to accept a prestigious award next month from the Arab American Institute. Maya Berry, executive director of AAI, told TPM that the award was incidental to his status as a possible presidential candidate and celebrates his broad record of public service and his Syrian heritage, which is not commonly known. Nonetheless, she noted that Daniels' award comes at a time of increasingly mainstream anti-Arab and anti-Muslim sentiment in conservative circles. "It's a moment to honor our own and Mitch Daniels...
  • Re P. King's 'Radicalization of American Muslims,' problem's: Islamic lobbies; CAIR, MSA, ADC, etc.

    12/20/2010 7:29:44 PM PST · by PRePublic · 10 replies
    Dear Mr. King: The Arab / Muslim American lobbies, organizations are the problem (CAIR, ADC, MSA, etc.)As courageous Peter King pushes Congress to take up issue with 'Radical Muslims in America,' let's all remember that the moral, direct or often indirect psychological motivation that leads Muslims to be radicalized is by the terror-excusers via mixed messages the Arab Muslim lobbies and organizations broadcast on a constant basis within a total "we Muslims, everywhere are all innocent victims" mentality, their hidden message is clear, the Muslim terrorists that aim at innocent people and use its own population to cause havoc are...
  • VA. Man Arrested For Plotting DC Attacks

    10/27/2010 1:04:48 PM PDT · by Doogle · 29 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 10/27/10 | FOX
    A Virginia man has been arrested for allegedly trying to help Al Qaeda plan multiple bombings around the nation's capital, according to U.S. officials. Farooque Ahmed, 34, of Ashburn, Va., was arrested today by the FBI and charged with providing material support to terrorists and collecting information for a terrorist attack. “It’s chilling that a man from Ashburn is accused of casing rail stations with the goal of killing as many Metro riders as possible through simultaneous bomb attacks,” said Neil MacBride, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. “Today’s arrest highlights ... our ability to find those...
  • Protesters at Port of Oakland picket Israeli ship

    06/20/2010 8:27:42 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/20/10 | AP
    OAKLAND, Calif. – Hundreds of protesters condemning Israel's recent raid on an international flotilla bound for Gaza are picketing at the Port of Oakland, where an Israeli ship is due to arrive. The demonstrators gathered Sunday to prevent the incoming ship from being unloaded. The dock's day shift of longshoremen agreed to not cross the picket line. Meanwhile Sunday, Israel said it will immediately allow all goods into Gaza except weapons and items deemed to have a military use under its decision to ease its three-year-old blockade of the Palestinian territory. Israeli officials had decided last week to ease the...
  • Richard Cohen: A lesson from Helen Thomas

    06/07/2010 2:07:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies · 229+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | June 8, 2010 | Richard Cohen
    Ah, another teachable moment! This one comes to us from Helen Thomas, the longtime White House reporter and columnist who announced her retirement on Monday. Thomas, of Lebanese ancestry and almost 90, has never been shy about her anti-Israel views, for which, as far as I'm concerned, she is wrong and to which she is entitled. Then the other day, she performed a notable public service by revealing how very little she knew. Asked at a White House event if she had any comments about Israel, Thomas said, "Tell them to get the hell out of Palestine. . . ....
  • Miss USA says 'American' is her preferred label

    05/23/2010 10:37:31 AM PDT · by freed0misntfree · 24 replies · 1,024+ views
    cnn ^ | 05/22/2010
    Rima Fakih's beauty pageant sash declares that she is Miss USA, but journalists want to find other labels for her. Questions about Fakih's ethnic and religious identity have been nearly as frequent as questions about photos of her dancing against a stripper's pole. "I'd like to say I'm American first, and I am an Arab-American," Fakih said. "I am Lebanese-American, and I am Muslim-American." Fakih, 24, was born in Lebanon, but her family moved to New York when she was 7 years old. She later moved to Michigan, where she went to college. The rarity of a woman born in...