OC Arab festival organizers celebrate Assad

Many gathered last night outside the Arab Festival in Garden Grove to protest the festival's founder's support of the Assad regime. The founder, who also publishes the openly pro-Assad The Arab World Newspaper, claimed that the festival promotes unity in the Arab-American community.From today's Orange County Register:The festival has been a part of the community … Continue reading OC Arab festival organizers celebrate Assad

SOCAL Syrian copies ‘Mukhabarat’ on email exchange

Southern California's Arab- and Syrian-Americans have moved the Syria 'debate' to a popular e-list known as 'ArabCalendar.'  The YahooGroup is a list of more than 1,500 users who promote events and discuss activities related to the Arab American community in the Greater LA area. In an email response to a pro-democracy protest announcement, a pro-regime Syrian … Continue reading SOCAL Syrian copies ‘Mukhabarat’ on email exchange

More from Syrian- & Arab-Americans in Southern California

After several pro and anti Syrian government demonstrations followed by graffiti in Orange County & Los Angeles, the battle for Syria has moved to a popular e-list known as 'ArabCalendar.'  The YahooGroup is a list of more than 1,500 users who promote events and discuss activities related to the Arab American community in the Greater … Continue reading More from Syrian- & Arab-Americans in Southern California

Pro & Anti Syrian Revolution Graffiti in Orange County

Orange County's Syrian-Americans are divided over the revolution in Syria. We've seen protests in front of Syria's consulate in Newport Beach, some against the regime and others to support it. Recently, the divide in Southern California has escalated.Anaheim-based Watan newspaper reported that graffiti was seen at an anti-Assad insurance agent's business. The identity or location … Continue reading Pro & Anti Syrian Revolution Graffiti in Orange County