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Noor Zahi Salman: Everything You're Hearing About Me Is a Lie--Updated

Sam Husseini | Posted 06.17.2016 | Politics
Sam Husseini

[Article originally posted June 15, 2016 at approx 5:45 ET p.m.] [Addendum: My source has now been in direct communication with Noor Zahi Salman. She...

Why I Can't Rest Easy on Memorial Day

Shawna Ayoub Ainslie | Posted 05.27.2016 | Politics
Shawna Ayoub Ainslie

It's fair to say I have a difficult relationship with Memorial Day. I have family and friends that were veterans of the United States military. I also...

Our Original Sins

James Zogby | Posted 05.07.2016 | Politics
James Zogby

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.

What Else Do I Have to Do to Prove I Love My Country, America?

Yasmin Hussein | Posted 03.14.2016 | Religion
Yasmin Hussein

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.

Yes, Muslims Voted for A Jewish Candidate. Pundits Shouldn't Be Surprised.

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 03.10.2016 | Politics

DEARBORN, Mich. -- Social media was ablaze Tuesday night with the news that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the first major Jewish presidential candidate...

In Michigan, Arab-American Millennials Show Support for Sanders

Robert Naiman | Posted 02.17.2016 | Politics
Robert Naiman

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.

How One Syrian American Became My Trump Antidote

Nadia N. Aziz | Posted 01.07.2016 | Politics
Nadia N. Aziz

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.

Whither America

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.01.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

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?

Trump and Co. Deepening the Divide on Arabs and Muslims

James Zogby | Posted 12.21.2015 | Politics
James Zogby

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.

An Identity That Is My Own

Nadia N. Aziz | Posted 10.30.2015 | World
Nadia N. Aziz

"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.

Spy Planes Aren’t Surveilling Detroit-Area Arab Community, FBI Says

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics

DEARBORN, Mich. -- An FBI spy plane that circled over a Detroit suburb dozens of times this weekend was not targeting the local Muslim population or e...

Muslim Man Who Wants To Build Youth Camp Shocked By Terrorism Accusations

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 07.22.2015 | Religion

WEST BRANCH, Mich. -- A Muslim man planning to build a secular summer youth camp in Michigan says he’s dumbfounded by accusations that it could be u...

Ex-FBI Agent: Detroit Kids Could Be Radicalized By ISIS

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 07.20.2015 | Politics

The potential for disenfranchised kids in Detroit to be radicalized by terrorist groups poses a "huge threat" to the city, a former FBI official said ...

Detroit News Anchor Apologizes For Shocking Comment About City's Arab Population

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 05.08.2015 | Media

A news anchor apologized Thursday for a comment she made Wednesday about metro Detroit's Arab population. At the end of a reporter's story about an...

A Night to Remember

James Zogby | Posted 05.02.2016 | Politics
James Zogby

Our annual Khalil Gibran "Spirit of Humanity" Awards Dinner serves as a reminder of why we do the work we do. It speaks to us of the goals we've set for ourselves, the progress we've made, and the challenges we continue to face.

Arab-Americans and Muslim-Americans Should Oppose Fast Track Trade Bill

Robert Naiman | Posted 06.27.2015 | Politics
Robert Naiman

The pro-Netanyahu lobby has attached language to the trade bill package before Congress that seeks to block European sanctions against Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

When Palestine Becomes an Issue in Philadelphia Politics

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Daoud Kuttab

The case of the citation to the Ramallah governor and the attempts to backtrack due to political pressure are not new in the US. But pro-Israel groups are more and more frustrated as their powers to silent Palestinian voices are slowly weakening even though the battle for telling the Palestinian narrative is a long way from becoming mainstream in the US.

Arab-Americans and Muslims: Beyond Profiles, Beyond "Problems"

David Palumbo-Liu | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics
David Palumbo-Liu

Part of what allows hatred to grow and flourish is our inability or unwillingness to allow others to speak, and to not only hear them, but listen to them as well. Too often our self-interest, and self-protectiveness, makes us feel like we know enough about "them."

Muslims Should Live, Not Die, In America

Ethan Casey | Posted 04.13.2015 | Politics
Ethan Casey

It's all too predictable that some Muslims, as tragically disturbed and misguided as alleged Chapel Hill killer Craig Stephen Hicks seemingly is, will take matters into their own hands. That's one thing I'm afraid of. But I'm also afraid of the opposite -- that Muslim communities around the US will be terrorized into cowering timidity.

Eric Holder: Profiling Continues

James Zogby | Posted 02.12.2015 | Politics
James Zogby

I first met Eric Holder during the Clinton years when he was serving as Deputy Attorney General. Back then, my community was deeply troubled by FBI harassment, the government's use of "secret evidence" to detain individuals and profiling of Muslim or Arab-looking individuals at airports around the country.

Why Racial Profiling at Airports Is Surrender to Terrorism

Brian Stone | Posted 02.06.2015 | Politics
Brian Stone

You'd think racial profiling was a thing of the past, but recently the Obama administration re-affirmed the right to profile by race and religion at airports, border crossings and immigration checkpoints. It's not just disappointing -- it's part of a long-standing surrender to fear.

Arab Americans: Confident and Concerned

James Zogby | Posted 01.25.2015 | Politics
James Zogby

Over the many years I have been involved working within the Arab American community, I have had to contend with a range of myths and misunderstandings about both the nature and composition of the community as well as their attitudes toward major issues of concern facing the United States.

Arab Americans Getting Ready for 2016

James Zogby | Posted 01.15.2015 | Politics
James Zogby

Next week, Arab American leaders from a dozen key electoral states will convene in Washington to map out a political strategy for 2016. Despite the very real challenges facing these leaders, this generation of Arab Americans can approach the future with some confidence given the progress that has been made the last three decades.

Christopher Mathias

Officials Condemn 'Vile' Anti-Islam Ads In New York Subway | Christopher Mathias | Posted 09.23.2014 | Religion

NEW YORK -- Earlier this month, Linda Sarsour and a colleague were standing outside the Arab-American Association of New York headquarters in Bay Ridg...

Arab Americans and American Muslims Are at Risk

James Zogby | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

This past week the Arab American Institute (AAI) released its third biannual poll of American attitudes toward Arabs and Muslims. Conducted by Zogby Analytics, 1100 likely voters were surveyed nationwide. The results were deeply troubling.