Pastor Robert Jeffress also thinks Islam is evil, Mormons belong to a cult, Catholicism is a product of Satan’s genius and ‘gay is not OK.’ But what’s a bit of bigotry and theological anti-Semitism between pro-Israel friends? If the Trump administration’s intention was to offend Jewish sensibilities with its pick […]

Trump Choosing a ‘Jews Are Going to Hell’ Evangelical to ...


Judge Sam Betar has served as a judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County since May 1998. Judge Betar, his father (the late Samuel J. Betar, Jr.) and brother (Hon. Michael B. Betar, Circuit Court of Lake County) are three of ten founding members of the Arab American Bar Association […]

Sam Betar Fundraiser


On a blustery April morning in 2007, a University of Michigan senior named Abdulrahman El-Sayed stepped onto a podium inside the famous Ann Arbor stadium and delivered a six-minute commencement speech to tens of thousands, punctuating his remarks with an emphatic “Go Blue!” A few minutes later Bill Clinton, the […]

Can a Michigan doctor become America’s first Muslim governor?



The Trump administration likely overstepped its bounds when it tried to cut off federal grant money from so-called sanctuary cities, a federal appeals court held Thursday. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals did not rule on the merits of the arguments the city of Chicago raised against the bid […]

Feds’ cutoff of sanctuary cities stalled


WICHITA, Kan. ― Three right-wing militiamen from rural Kansas were found guilty on Wednesday in a 2016 plot to slaughter Muslim refugees living in an apartment complex in Garden City. Patrick Stein, Gavin Wright and Curtis Allen were found guilty on charges of weapons of mass destruction and conspiracy against […]

Right-Wing Extremists Guilty In Terror Plot Against Muslim Refugees


The immigrant experience is deeply ingrained in the fabric of Islam in America. Most U.S. Muslim adults (58%) hail from other parts of the globe, their presence in America owing largely to the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act that lowered barriers to immigration from Asia, Africa and other regions outside […]

Muslims in America: Immigrants and those born in U.S. see ...



SAN DIEGO — Fayaz Nawabi has never met President Trump. But he credits the president with convincing him to run for office. Nawabi, a 31-year-old candidate for San Diego City Council, supports almost everything that Trump opposes: He is pro-affordable housing, pro-environment, pro-immigrant and pro-refugee. That makes him part of […]

The blue Muslim wave: American Muslims launch political campaigns, hope ...


(MENAFN – Jordan Times) As the first year a Donald Trump enters the secound year of his four-year term as president came to a close, many began unpacking their initial impressions of his unexpected victory and controversial administration. One of them is Louise Cainkar, a sociologist and associate professor of […]

Islamophobia in the age of Trump: scholar believes academia can ...


American Bar Association President Hilarie Bass issued a critical statement following a decision by the U.S. Department of Justice to suspend funding beginning April 30 for the Legal Orientation Program, which educates detained immigrants about their rights and the immigration court process. The ABA is “deeply disturbed” that the department […]

SUSPENDED LEGAL ADVICE FOR DETAINED IMMIGRANTS BLASTED



“In Lebanon, it’s never over for anyone. You cannot write off anyone or anything in this country” —Saad Hariri.  American diplomat Mason Skiles thought it was over and he was wrong The film Beirut is an exciting and, yet, typical for a Hollywood spy thriller. The good guy suffers a […]

Who is the Movie “Beirut” Really Stereotyping?