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Lobbying Versus Advocacy

Optimizing the swing vote.

ADC: Arab American Professionals’ Gateway to DC

When my college advisor told me about the Washington Seminar, I was so excited just thinking about having an internship in Washington DC, where the political sausage is made. Little did I know, my college campus had few internships that I qualified for. It wasn’t likely that I would be offered an internship at one of the many conservative think tanks in the DC area. Besides, what a member of Congress would do with a Palestinian student is beyond me!

We Are All Immigrants

Husam Zakharia illustrates the meaning of Shaima Alawadi’s murder and Islamophobia.

The News

What you see versus what Husam sees.

7 Types Of Arabic Instructors

Where does your Arabic instructor fall?

Do You Listen to Bigotry?

Cause it’s totally not cool. #JustSayin

To Young Americans of Syrian Origin

A little known poem penned by one of the world’s best selling poets, Gibran Kahlil Gibran, in the July 1926 issue of “Syrian World” (NYC’s first Arab American English newspaper):

18 Signs of Arabic Weddings

Everyone asking for free professional advice. If you are a lawyer, then other guests ask you about immigration. “Doctor, can I show you my rash?” Dentist? They’ll all show you their cavities. Gynecologist? The bathroom is that way. Just make sure the hedges are trimmed

Celebration of Arab Culture at Lincoln Theatre

Look, aside from the World Cup, we Arabs really only enjoy two other things with equal pleasure: Fashion and Music. Take a look back at the last Arab wedding you’ve been to, remember Uncle Sammy dressed in a plaid powder-blue suit and dancing to Nancy Ajram with the ferocity that makes Mick Jagger look like a white boy at a Zulu coming-of-age ceremony.

The Curious Case of Abed Nadir: Community and ‘pop-Orientalism’

Abed Nadir is possibly Community’s most popular character with his quirky sense of humor and necessarily unnecessary commentary and observations on the lives of his friends. But as a half-Gazan Muslim, Abed’s character, in an otherwise sophisticated and intelligent show, falls flat on nuance and works, ultimately, to orientalize him.

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