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"