The Arab Daily News Podcast

01-26-17 The Power of Hollywood Movies

The Power of Hollywood Movies in the Palestine & Middle East conflicts

Ray Hanania's podcast is an audio version of his column published  Jan. 26, 2017  in th Arab News in Saudi Arabia. It discusses the power of movies and how they can significantly alter, change and impact the beliefs of the American people. Why are not stories of Arab, Muslim and Palestinian suffering told to the American people in Hollywood Movies the way the Israelis use movies to distort and exaggerate theirown stories. The Israelis lie but all Palestinians need do is tell the truth through film to make a significant difference in the American understanding of the Palestine and Middle East conflict.

How Hollywood movies define American policies

Published in the Arab News Jan. 26, 2017

By Ray Hanania

The battle between the biased American news media and President Donald Trump wasn’t the only thing on the minds of Americans during these past few weeks.

Nearly 20 million Americans went to theaters to watch “Patriots Day,” a dramatization of how two Chechen Muslims killed four Americans and injured hundreds more during a five-day terror campaign that began at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013.

Although the 143-minute movie vaguely presented some of the motives of the two bombers, brothers Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the focus was on the suffering of the victims and the people involved in capturing them. In the end, the film brought American audiences together against terrorism by Muslims.

It was a very emotional film, only one of a dozen of movies that define Arab and Muslim terrorism against Americans.

Movies like this strengthen the American resolve against terrorism while reinforcing stereotypes such as the false notion that terrorism only occurs when an Arab or a Muslim kills and American civilian. Most Americans don’t consider it terrorism when an American or an ally like Israel kills Arabs or Muslims. ...

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02-03-17 Understanding Trump’s Suspension of Immigration

Understanding Trump's Suspension of Immigration

Ray Hanania's podcast Feb. 3, 2017 discusses President Donald Trump's suspension of immigration from radical Iran and six other Arab countries that are in total and violent disarray, and why it is important to strengthen our borders and protect Americans from terrorists.

The podcast is an expansion of his exclusive and award winning weekly columns published at the ArabNews.com, TheArabDailyNews.com and his personal website TheDailyHookah.com.

Understanding the reality of Trump’s immigration policy

By Ray Hanania

President Donald Trump ordered the suspension of immigration from seven Muslim countries for 90 days and the entrance of refugees for 120 days fulfilling his much maligned campaign vow to crackdown on illegal immigration.

The seven countries are Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

Immediately, nearly every Arab and Muslim organization in America joined in condemning Trump’s Executive Order calling it “anti-Muslim,” and referring to it as a “Muslim ban.”

None of the organizations, however, denounced the mainstream American news media which roundly demanded to know why Trump did not expand that order to also include Saudi Arabia, Egypt or Jordan. 

Sadly, many Arabs and Muslims in America have been duped once again into believing that the mainstream American news media, Americans as a society and the many protestors who have denounced Trump’s action the “Muslim ban” really care about Arabs or Muslims.

They don’t.

Here is the truth that the anti-Arab and anti-Muslim media doesn’t want to report, and that the protestors are ignoring. ... Continue reading the column by clicking here.

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