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11-24-16 Data on anti-Arab, anti-Muslim racism distorted

Data on anti-Muslim racism being distorted for politics

American Muslims are being exploited like pawns in a giant political football game between the left and the right. The data is being twisted to reflect the needs of the political groups at the expense of Muslims and Arabs in America. Just look at the statistics 

By Ray Hanania

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American Muslims are being exploited like pawns in a giant political football game between the left and the right.

Each side wants to twist and distort data regarding anti-Muslim discrimination to suit their own agenda, and narrowing it to address the generic concerns of “Muslims” while avoiding the more controversial issues of Arabs that leads to an unwanted discussion of anti-Palestinian biases.

The concern isn’t about what’s best for Muslims, or even for Arabs in America. Keep in mind that most Americans don’t distinguish between Arab Muslims and Arab Christians so when someone says they hate Muslims, they also mean they hate Christian Arabs, too.

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11-23-16 Ruthless Thanksgiving dinner over presidential election

Ruthless Thanksgiving this year with politics as side dish

Thanksgiving will be under more pressure this year in dining rooms across America if Facebook is any indicator of how Americans feel. The politics of the recent presidential election campaign between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will have an impact, according to recent polls. Here’s my look at the annual food festival, American heritage commemoration and expected conflicts from my seat at the head of the table

Published in the Des Plaines Valley News, Southwest News-Herald, The Regional News, the Reporter Newspapers, Illinois News Network, Thursday Nov. 24, 2016.

By Ray Hanania

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It doesn’t look like we can save Thanksgiving from the fall-out of the presidential election.

A recent survey of more than 1,000 Americans conducted by Meyocks Benkstein Associates in Iowa said more than half of the respondents said they expect the presidential elections and politics to be a concern this Thanksgiving.

It’s all about Donald Trump defeating Hillary Clinton in the Nov. 8 presidential elections. More than in any other election, the post-election animosity has reached record levels. (Clinton supporters were so convinced she would win, they just can’t get over it.)

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Thank you for listening to my column commentary Podcast at TheDailyHookah.com … My columns address issues from around the world including news, politics and slice-of-life topics from Chicago to Jerusalem. This podcast is an audio production of those print newspaper columns, and also features other independent audio.

My mainstream columns appear in the Des Plaines Valley News, Southwest News-Herald, The Regional News, and the Reporter Newspapers every Wednesday and Thursday and are viewable online, too, at TheDailyHookah.com.

My columns on Middle East topics appear every Thursday in the Arab News newspaper and online at the ArabNews.com.

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11-22-16 Arabs forgotten in America because of racism

Reminder Arabs forgotten even in Obama era

By Ray Hanania

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President Barack Obama and the U.S. Census released data recognizing the commemoration of Native American Heritage during the month of November, but have never acknowledged the achievements of American Arabs in this country.

It’s a true reflection of Obama’s hypocrisy in limiting the definition of “diversity” to include only certain minorities. Although Obama was nurtured in an Arab community environment in Chicago, with close associations with prominent American Arabs who helped him grow his political career, the president has been little more than a stranger to American Arabs.

That tragic truth was reinforced this week when the U.S. Census released its celebration of Native American Heritage Month this month in data through the U.S. Census.

November is also Arab American Heritage month in Illinois, and also celebrated in April in several east coast states including Washington D.C., New York and New Jersey. But, there is no consistency in the celebration ad no acknowledgement.

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Thank you for listening to my column commentary Podcast at TheDailyHookah.com … My columns address issues from around the world including news, politics and slice-of-life topics from Chicago to Jerusalem. This podcast is an audio production of those print newspaper columns, and also features other independent audio.

My mainstream columns appear in the Des Plaines Valley News, Southwest News-Herald, The Regional News, and the Reporter Newspapers every Wednesday and Thursday and are viewable online, too, at TheDailyHookah.com.

My columns on Middle East topics appear every Thursday in the Arab News newspaper and online at the ArabNews.com.

Download my Free Podcast App from the Apple Store or visit my website at www.TheDailyHookah.com.

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