Tag: Arab

Stories about Arab immigrant communities.
"The beautiful belly dancer spins," by tibchris/flickr.

Podcast: Immigrant Dance Summer Special

From Tango in New York to Belly Dancing in Detroit, this episode of the Fi2W podcast brings you our radio stories about dance in immigrant communities.

Sharif El-Gamal is spearheading efforts to build a mosque near Ground Zero

Special Report: A New Push to Build a Mosque Near Ground Zero

Immigrant Muslims and leaders of the Nation of Islam are banding together in a fundraising campaign to build a mosque near the World Trade Center site capable of accommodating 2000 worshipers. Exclusive coverage from Fi2W and WNYC.

A protest in front of the United Nations in support of Shiite Bahranis who have been demonstrating for more rights in Bahrain

Immigrants Show Support for Pro-Democracy Protests in Bahrain

Arab Americans and their supporters protested in front of the UN building and the Saudi Arabian Consulate in New York to support Bahrani Shiites. Fi2W’s Mohsin Zaheer prepared a video report on the demonstration.

A coalition of interfaith organizations called "Today I Am a Muslim Too" rallied against the upcoming Congressional hearings on the radicalization of American Muslims

Protest in NYC Against Congressional Hearings on Threat of Homegrown Islamic Terrorism

Hundreds of demonstrators, including mothers of some 9/11 victims, gathered in Times Square on Sunday to protest Rep. Peter King’s (R-NY) planned congressional hearings on the radicalization of American Muslims. Aswini Anburajan and Mohsin Zaheer report.

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Muslim Americans To Demonstrate Against Congressional ‘Radicalization’ Hearings

Muslim Americans are protesting congressional hearings on the “radicalization of American Muslims” scheduled for March 10. Meanwhile, Park51 opponents are screening a “documentary” purporting to show the dangers of a proposed Islamic cultural center in lower Manhattan.

A rally in solidarity with uprisings in Libya, Yemen and Bahrain in front of the United Nations on March 25, 2011 Photo: Mohsin Zaheer

Young Libyan Americans Driving Diaspora Opposition Movement

They have never visited Libya, but the children of Libyan refugees and exiles living in the U.S. have become a vital force in efforts to topple the regime of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi.

North African and Middle Eastern immigrants demonstrating in solidarity with the uprisings in their homelands

Video: Arab Immigrants in NY Demonstrate in Support of Uprisings in Middle East

Immigrants from the Middle East and North Africa demonstrated in front of the United Nations on Friday to show support for the uprisings in their homelands.

Tahrir (Liberation) Square on January 25, 2011

Egyptian Immigrants Join Calls for Mubarak to Resign Immediately

On Twitter, blogs, Facebook and other media, the Egyptian diaspora is afire with words of solidarity with the protesters, calls for Mubarak to resign immediately and anger towards what they view as misrepresentation by the Western media.

A protest in solidarity of the Egyptian uprising in Washington, DC

Egyptian Immigrants In Solidarity With Revolution

Egyptian Americans are jubilant about the uprising in their homeland, but anxious about what will come next.

Tunisian immigrants in New York showed their support for the revolution - Photo: Merel van Beeren

Tunisian Immigrants in New York Demonstrate in Support of their Nation’s Revolution

On Martin Luther King Day, Tunisians in New York called for civil rights in their home country and showed their support for the revolution taking place in their homeland.