Charles Schumer, in a speech to the Orthodox Union, said that it "makes sense" to "strangle [the Palestinians in Gaza] economically." I tried to imagine how a young Palestinian-American living in New York might feel.
I wasn't surprised that Fatih won the title because I believe in the democratic system that exists in the US. What I found to be appalling are some of things that have been said since she won the title last week.
I was surprised that it was a psychiatrist that shot a lot of people. It's no longer surprising to me that returning veterans would kill a bunch of people. But this guy was a psychiatrist who hadn't been deployed.
None of the Muslim-bashing during this political season dissuaded Arab Americans and American Muslims from playing a significant role in the elections, from the presidential contest to state and local races.
This week, more than 40 Arab Americans are participating as delegates and members of standing committees to the DNC. Here's a look back at past Conventions that helps trace their progress in national politics.