The Arab American Bar Association, in conjunction with the Decalogue Society, will be hosting their second annual Building Bridges Awards on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM at the John Marshall Law School. The event will honor Michael Traison and Judge William Haddad (Ret.) for their dedication […]

Hon. William Haddad to be Honored at the Second Annual ...


A man accused of killing 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen in Sterling, Virginia in June may face the death penalty after a grand jury charged him with capital murder and rape on Monday. The Fairfax County Circuit Court indicted Darwin Martinez-Torres, 22, on eight charges, including four counts of capital murder in […]

Capital Murder Charges Filed Against Muslim Teen’s Accused Killer


A federal judge on Tuesday largely blocked the Trump administration from implementing the latest version of the president’s controversial travel ban, setting up yet another legal showdown on the extent of the executive branch’s powers when it comes to setting immigration policy. The decision from Judge Derrick K. Watson in […]

Federal judge blocks Trump’s third travel ban



The Arab world is diverse with different denominations of Christians. But unlike other ethnicities, Arab Christians have a stronger relationship with the faith and the church. There are various denominations of Christians in the Arab world, such as Catholic, Orthodox, Coptic, and Protestant, all with strong ties to the church. […]

The Role of the Church in Preserving the Arab American ...


DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — A national Muslim-Jewish alliance formed to fight hate crimes and forge better ties between them is branching out to build on its mission. The Muslim Jewish Advisory Council met Tuesday in Detroit suburb of Dearborn, one of the largest and oldest communities of Arabs and Muslims […]

US Muslim, Jewish group branching out to build on mission


Fayrouz Saad, introducing herself to the voters of Michigan’s 11th Congressional district, knows that some of them may stumble over her name. Her first official campaign video opens with a collage of Starbucks cups showing the many creative ways baristas have misspelled “Fayrouz.” She closes with this promise: “You may […]

Fayrouz Saad Wants to Be the First Muslim Woman in ...



ISIS’s widely discounted claim of responsibility for the Las Vegas massacre is indicative of the terror group’s increasing desperation as it loses strongholds in Syria and Iraq, according to terrorism-watchers. By making apparent false-claims of responsibility, ISIS is becoming “somewhat of a joke among the rank-and-file of the international terrorist […]

Las Vegas Shooting: ISIS Claim of Responsibility Is Sign of ...


Historians will record that for about half a decade, between the presidential campaigns of 2012 and 2016, Republicans tussled over whether to welcome anti-Muslim bigotry into their party. The response to Roy Moore’s nomination on Tuesday as the GOP’s Senate candidate in Alabama shows—even more clearly than Donald Trump’s election—that […]

The Muted GOP Response to Roy Moore’s Anti-Muslim Prejudice


The Trump Administration has made another attempt to ban predominantly Muslim Countries in the executive order Travel Ban 3.0. Yet, it has much of the same restrictions as the previous travel bans. This travel ban comprises of the same countries as the last one, with the addition of North Korea. […]

Muslim Ban 3.0, Hate That Won’t Quit



M. Cherif Bassiouni, an international scholar who devoted his career to investigating human rights abuses, torture and war crimes, died Monday. He was 79 and had multiple myeloma. A DePaul University law professor, he held 22 appointments over the years to United Nations positions. He worked on social justice issues […]

DePaul’s M. Cherif Bassiouni, global human rights activist, dead at ...