Barack Obama with Edward SaidEven though Ali Abunimah's article, How Obama Learned to Love Israel, was widely circulated among Arab-Americans, Barack Obama is still the most popular Democratic Presidential candidate among Arab-Americans according to a new Zogby poll released this week.
The 37th Congressional District special election just ended with Democrat Laura Richardson on the top spot with less than %40 of the vote. There will be a run-off election between the top candidates because none were able to get %50.Peter Mathews, another Democrat, was the only candidate that made an effort to reach out to … Continue reading Is it apathy?
Homosexuality, government corruption, prostitution, adultery, and religious extremism are all the subject of a film with the highest budget in the history of the Egyptian cinema. With $3 million, director Marwan Hamed was able to spark controversy and create a box-office record breaker.The Arab Film Festival, the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies, and the … Continue reading Yacoubian Building
I love letter-writer Marc Toone:Some of our soldiers are referring to their piece of the Iraq conflict as an Alamo-like situation. It is ironic (and little known) that the Alamo was a fight for the right of European American citizens to own and use slaves in Mexican territory. Mexico said no, and history turned it … Continue reading "We’re fighting for freedom"
A letter-writer submitted the following to the Orange County Register. Unfortunately it was published:So the Muslim students are uncomfortable that an FBI agent may have been on campus. If they have nothing to hide, why the big deal? Of course, that's always what they say, then a Fort Dix plot pops up. The last time … Continue reading Jews do not rally to protest Arab and Muslim views? really?
From The Independent Monitor (April 2007)The Vietnamese American community in Orange County flexed its muscles and demonstrated its political clout by electing Janet Nguyen in an unprecedented race for the a County Supervisor seat in the first district that includes Santa Ana, Westminister, and Garden Grove.It did not matter that the GOP- backed Santa Ana … Continue reading Learning from Janet Nguyen’s Close Victory