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Dean Obeidallah

The Muslims Are Coming -- to Netflix

Nancy Doyle Palmer | Posted 03.21.2014 | Entertainment
Nancy Doyle Palmer

The heart of the film, and there is lot of heart here, is watching this band of edgy, self-aware, second-generation NY wiseass Muslim comics extend themselves to people in small town America who sometimes have no idea what to do with them.

Kieran Romney and the Paradox of Transracial Adoption

Darron T. Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 03.04.2014 | Black Voices
Darron T. Smith, Ph.D.

White parents that espouse "love is enough" are, in fact, doing Black adoptees a huge disservice, potentially exposing their children to a high degree of racial identity confusion and a poor ability to effectively cope with race-based mistreatment.

'The Muslims Are Coming!'

Religion News Service | Omar Sacirbey | Posted 09.24.2013 | Religion

(RNS) Muslim stand-up comedy is nothing new. But what makes “The Muslims Are Coming” different is that it portrays what happens when a troupe of c...

There's an Obeidallah Running for Vice President

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 11.27.2012 | San Francisco
Shirin Sadeghi

The time is long gone when America could ignore its Muslim population and comedian Dean Obeidallah is proud to have something to do with that. He's been making fun of haters for years, using humor to connect people.

Obama UN Speech Stands Out for Comedian Who Stands Up for Peace

Scott Blakeman | Posted 11.26.2012 | World
Scott Blakeman

As someone who uses comedy to build bridges between people of all backgrounds, I was particularly impressed with President Obama's speech to the United Nations.

WATCH: The Muslims Are Coming

Posted 04.16.2012 | Comedy

What happens when you take a group of Muslim-American comedians on the road across America? You end up on a mission to change hearts and minds, albeit...

America in Alexandria, de Tocqueville in Arabic

Cynthia P. Schneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cynthia P. Schneider

A conference organized by the Library of Alexandria commemorating the one year anniversary of Obama's Cairo speech aimed to focus on concrete projects and not on divisive political issues.

An Open Letter to President Obama on Future Appearances on Arab TV

Dean Obeidallah | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dean Obeidallah

If an Arab interviewer asks a question you don't like, take off your shoe and throw it at him. That will show everyone in the Arab world that you really understand us.

(Not) Flying While Muslim

Dean Obeidallah | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dean Obeidallah

As an Arab-American comedian who flies a great deal for work, I want to offer my experience to other brown people in the hopes it helps you get on your flight.