By   Judge William Haddad (Ret)       Hoda Katebi’s recent Op-Ed piece in Truthout entitled “Anti-Muslim Violence Is Being Perpetrated at the Highest Levels of Government” […]

OP-EP RESPONSE TO KATEBI’S ARTICLE* — – THERE IS HOPE ...


A growing number of Americans hold favorable opinions of Arabs and Muslims, a new survey by the Arab American Institute (AAI) shows. The survey released Tuesday found attitudes toward Arabs, Muslims, Arab Americans and Muslim Americans have risen to the highest levels in a decade. Conducted two months after the White […]

Poll: American Attitudes Improving Toward Arabs, Muslims


Handing the White House a huge judicial victory, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of President Trump’s travel ban affecting residents of six majority-Muslim countries. The justices said the policy can take full effect despite multiple legal challenges against it that haven’t yet made their way through […]

Supreme Court permits full enforcement of Trump travel ban



Handing the White House a huge judicial victory, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of President Trump’s travel ban affecting residents of six majority-Muslim countries. The justices said the policy can take full effect despite multiple legal challenges against it that haven’t yet made their way through […]

Supreme Court permits full enforcement of Trump travel ban


President Donald Trump has retweeted three inflammatory anti-Muslim videos that were posted on Twitter by a far-right British politician; sparking widespread condemnation, repudiation and fears of a backlash against Muslim-Americans.The videos, one of which incorrectly identified an attacker as a Muslim, first appeared on the Twitter account of Jayda Fransen, […]

Trump Retweets Inflammatory Anti-Muslim Videos


A NEW FBI report on hate crimes tells a sobering story. For the second year in a row, police departments across the country reported a rise in the number of crimes motivated by bias. In 2016, the FBI counted 6,121 reported incidents nationwide — an increase of 4.6 percent from 2015, […]

Hate in America is on the rise



 NEW RESEARCH POINTS TO HISTORIC HIGHS IN ISLAMOPHOBIA The condition of minorities in the United States is getting worse. As per data extracted by Pew Research, many more Muslims were subjected to attack in 2016 compared to 2001. In 2001 there were 93 assaults against Muslims. In 2015, the number […]

VIOLENCE AGAINST AMERICAN MUSLIMS HIGHEST IN OVER 15 YEARS


The month of November is best known for Thanksgiving first, and the month of elections. Although many of us have not recovered from the last presidential election, it seems more than ever people are more involved in the polls. People have become more active in registering to vote, voting, speaking […]

Giving Thanks to This Year’s Civil and Political Engagement


On October 25, 2016, just prior to the presidential election, James Zogby released a poll showing Arab -American dissatisfaction with candidate Donald J. Trump.  Zogby’s Democrat-leaning Arab American Institute (AAI) noted that 60% of those questioned favored Hillary Clinton for president while just  25% supported Trump. Why? Be shocked. According […]

Trump and The Arab American Community; What Has He Done ...



This week, the FBI released its hate crime stats for 2016 and they reveal some interesting trends: Hate crimes in the US saw a rise over the year — especially incidents targeting Muslims and whites. (Before we delve into details, it’s important to mention that national hate crime statistics are […]

Hate crimes rose in 2016 – especially against Muslims and ...