ANAHEIM, CA -- Curt Pringle, the conservative mayor of Anaheim and former speaker of the California State Assembly, has angered many Arab-Americans when he decided to endorse Republican presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani. Since then he has been actively engaged in Giuliani's campaign.Anaheim is home for thousands of Arab-Americans who reside and work in a city … Continue reading Anaheim Mayor angers Arab-Americans by endorsing Islamophobe Giuliani
"My family and I feel a tremendous amount of relief today," said Hamide. "After 20years, the nightmare is finally over. I feel vindicated at long last. This is a victory not only for us, but for the First Amendment of the Constitution and for the rights of all immigrants."Shehadeh agreed."I am extremely happy but do … Continue reading LA 8: First Communists, then Terrorists, Free at last!
By Rashad Al-Dabbagh The Independent Monitor On Sunday, September 23rd, Rana Jarbou and some 1,100 other women submitted a petition to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, demanding that women be given the right to drive, citing the lack of any religious reasoning against it. The petition was submitted on September 23, 2007, which marked the … Continue reading Saudi women demand the right to drive
An excellent article appeared in The Nation last week titled The New Counterinsurgency,"The goal of COIN is to replace Arab nationalism with a subdued, fragmented culture of subservient informants split along tribal and sectarian lines, like the mercenary Ute manhunters against the Navajo."
I was at Borders earlier today, or yesterday since it's past midnight, looking for Mearsheimer and Walt's new book, The Israel Lobby. The book exposes the efforts of this loose coalition of pro-Israel groups, individuals, and institutions known as "The Israel Lobby" in shaping our nation's foreign policy and our "special" relationship with Israel.I kept … Continue reading Finding the "Lobby"
Interesting story appeared today in the LA Times about an African-American Muslim's trip to Cairo, Egypt.Click to view articleHere's my favorite part:He was surprised by Cairo's nightlife, which stretched until the dawn call-to-prayers. He chuckled at scenes of women in colorful Islamic head scarves cuddling up with their boyfriends or young hipsters in aviator glasses … Continue reading Egyptians have more fun than Americans