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Stories about Arab immigrant communities.

Antoine Faisal on the Brian Lehrer Show

Antoine Faisal, publisher of the newspaper Aramica, appeared on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show on Monday morning. Faisal discussed Arab-American perspectives on the presidential campaign and conventions. You can listen to the conversation here: http://www.wnyc.org/shows/bl/episodes/2008/08/25/segments/106944 The Brian Lehrer Show is broadcasting…

Martina Guzmán on WDET, Detroit Public Radio

Feet in Two Worlds reporter Martina Guzmán profiled Rashida Tlaib, a Palestinian-American candidate running for state representative in a primarily Latino district in southwest Detroit, for WDET, Detroit Public Radio. Martina’s story aired yesterday. You can listen to it by…

New Yorker Cover Update: Arab Americans on the Politics of Fear

The New Yorker published a letter from the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee on why the magazine’s controversial cover, which depicted Sen. Barack Obama as a Muslim, was so offensive. “Why is the label “Muslim” such a powerful and popular weapon against…

Obama and Muslims: Part II

By Aswini Anburajan We began blogging about Barack Obama’s troubled relations with Muslims and Arab-Americans yesterday. Today the headline in The New York Times reads “Muslim Voters Detect a Snub From Obama.” The article, which has an interview with Rep….

Lifting the veil on Obama's relations with Arab-Americans

The sharp outcry last week after two Muslim women wearing headscarves were told they couldn’t appear behind Senator Barack Obama at a campaign rally in Detroit, has raised questions about the credibility and motivations of Obama’s post-racial, multi-ethnic message and…