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Hillary Clinton seemed the clear winner of the presidential debate at Hofstra University Monday night. But many American Muslims were frustrated by the comments she made about their communities. During the debate, the Democratic nominee scolded her notoriously Islamophobic opponent, Donald Trump, for vilifying Muslim people. “Donald has consistently insulted […]

American Muslims despise Donald Trump — but they aren’t happy ...


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Donald Trump Jr. Compares Syrian Refugees to Skittles On Monday, Donald Trump Jr. tweeted a graphic of a bowl of skittles with the words: “If I had a bowl of skittles and I told you just three would kill you, would you take a handful? That’s our Syrian refugee problem.” […]

Donald Trump Jr. Compares Syrian Refugees to Skittles


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AMVOTE-PAC & AABAR Board: (L-R) Sana’a Hussein, Hon. Rouhy Shalabi, Judge Haddad (emcee), Justice Joubran, Reem Odeh, Donna Haddad, and Prof. John Breen. Last night, Judge Haddad emceed The Decalogue Society’s Merit Award Dinner honoring Justice Salim Joubran, the first Arab to sit on the Israel Supreme Court, at the […]

Judge Haddad Emcees The Decalogue Society Merit Award Dinner



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After Sept. 11, 2001, there was a spike in hate crimes against Muslim Americans. Now, on the 15th anniversary of the terror attacks, Muslim leaders say Islamophobia is cresting once again. A string of recent murders in New York City has left the city’s Muslim residents on edge. In the […]

In Fight Against Islamophobia, Muslim Americans Focus On The Ballot ...


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TAMPA — Farooq Mitha’s friends, seated in a tight circle at a mosque here on a recent evening, told it to him straight. “This would be the easiest election to take Muslims for granted,” said Mohammad Mubarak, a lawyer, as several of the other Muslim American political activists nodded. The […]

The real swing vote in presidential election? It could be ...


WASHINGTON, DC -  U.S. President Barack Obama smiles during a joint news conference with Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in the East Room at the White House August 2, 2016 in Washington, DC. Later this evening President Obama will host a State Dinner for Prime Minister Loong and his wife Ho Ching.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON ― President Barack Obama made history on Tuesday by nominating the first Muslim person to the federal judiciary, Abid Qureshi. “I am pleased to nominate Mr. Qureshi to serve on the United States District Court bench,” Obama said in a statement. “I am confident he will serve the American […]

Barack Obama Just Nominated A Muslim To Be A Federal ...



Campaign rhetoric against Muslims spurs mosques to get out the vote
Zahra Saylawlal, left, works with the South Asian American Policy and Research Institute and is helping register Iffat Ansari to vote at a Food and Fun Fair at the Muslim Education Center on Aug. 21, 2016, in Morton Grove. (Rob Hart / Chicago Tribune) When Imam Nazim Mangera arrived at […]

Campaign rhetoric against Muslims spurs mosques to get out the ...


Huma Abedin, a longtime aide to Hillary Rodham Clinton, pauses while speaking to the media after testifying at a closed-door hearing of the House Benghazi Committee, on Capitol Hill, Friday, Oct. 16, 2015 in Washington. Abedin, committee staff and a few lawmakers met behind closed doors for several hours Friday at a session focused on the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
  Earlier this week, news headlines began popping up regarding Hillary Clinton’s top campaign aide Huma Abedin. This time they weren’t about her marriage to former representative Anthony Weiner (D-NY) who resigned after a Twitter sexting scandal. The headlines were concerning whether Abedin had ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and […]

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August 24, 2016 was Ms. Zaineb Hussein’s first day of work as the Deputy Political Director for Hillary in Michigan. Hussein will be working under Clinton’s Michigan Political Director Tommy Stallworth, a former Michigan Representative. This appointment makes Hussein the highest ranking Arab American in the Hillary for Michigan campaign, which is significant representation for the Arab American community.
Today is Ms. Zaineb Hussein’s first day of work as the Deputy Political Director for Hillary in Michigan. Hussein will be working under Clinton’s Michigan Political Director Tommy Stallworth, a former Michigan Representative. This appointment makes Hussein the highest ranking Arab American in the Hillary for Michigan campaign, which is […]

Arab American Woman Appointed to High Ranking Campaign Position for ...



ESSINGTON, PA - JULY 27:  Senator Bernie Sanders exits the stage after addressing the New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont delegation breakfast at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) on July 27, 2016 in Essington, Pennsylvania. The convention officially began on Monday and is expected to attract thousands of protesters, members of the media and Democratic delegates to the City of Brotherly Love.  (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
The quadrennial process of party platform writing is more of a political exercise than a policy deliberation. When party leaders sit down to debate what will or will not go into their platform, their eyes are less focused on what will constitute sound policy. Instead they consider the politics involved […]

Platform And Politics: The Change We Made