Arab American

The Takeaway

Allegations of Harassment, Profiling Along America's Northern Border

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

According to a report released earlier this year, Latino and Arab communities who live along the border between Canada and the United States are experiencing an increase in instances of racial profiling by border patrol and other federal agents. In response, the Council on American-Islamic Relations is suing the FBI and U.S. Customs and Border Protection for what it claims has been religious profiling and mistreatment of Muslims at the border.



Two Aspiring Politicians Draw Upon 9/11, But in Opposing Ways

Tuesday, September 06, 2011


Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, is located several miles from Ground Zero, but it's in this neighborhood where two strikingly different visions of post-9/11 America are taking shape. Two activists from the area were deeply influenced by the World Trade Center attacks and took away different lessons from that day. Both hope to get elected to public office.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Arab Roots, American Stories

Friday, October 15, 2010

Alia Malek looks at the last 40-plus years of American history through the eyes of Arab Americans. A Country Called Amreeka: Arab Roots, American Stories includes timeless stories of an immigrant community becoming American, the nostalgia for home, and the alienation from a society sometimes as intolerant as its laws are generous.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Dean Obeidallah and "Arabs Gone Wild"

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Arab American comedian Dean Obeidallah talks about headlining the multi-city tour “Arabs Gone Wild.” The tour is coming to New York City’s Town Hall Theater on Saturday, October 2.

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Arab American Comedy Festival Opens

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

The Times Square bomb attempt will not be a focus of the jokes at this year's Arab American Comedy Festival.