Posted in Politics, Candidates, National, Muslims, Islam, Arab, Middle East, Israel, Christian Arabs, Palestine, Ramadan on Jul 20th, 2012 Comments
Radio Baladi July 20, 2012 with Ray Hanania WNZK AM 690 radio, 8-9 AM Eastern (EST) www.RadioBaladi.com.
On the eve of Ramadan, we discuss the religious attacks by Tea Party leader Michele Bachmann against a Muslim staffer with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Many Republican leaders like John McCain have come out and criticized Bachmann for singling out Huma Abedin, Clinton's logntime aide, because she is Muslim. Bachmann has charged that Abedin's relatives are tied to the Muslim Brotherhood. Ironically, Abedin's husband is disgraced former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner, who before being forced to resign from office in June 2011 one year ago because of lewd conduct. Weiner was one of the most vicious anti-Arab and anti-Palestinian members of the US Congress. Is there a difference when it comes to justice in palestine between non-Arab Muslims and Arab Muslims? How could a Muslim marry someone so viciously anti-Arab and anti-Palestinian. The incident reminds us of the vicious attack directed at Mazen Asbahi, also by rightwing members of the Tea Party and Congress. We also discuss the battle in Syria and the impending demise of Syrian Dictator Bashar al-Assad, and also the hypocrisy that signles out and demonizes Christians in the Arab and Muslim World with callers. Guests include columnist Ali Younes.
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Radio Chicagoland WSBC AM 1240 and WCFJ AM 1470 radio 8 am until 10 am Sunday July 15, 2012. With Ray Hanania and Kheir Fakhreldine. www.RadioCHicagoland.com. Cook County Commissioner Liz Gorman discusses the redistricting of the county board districts (9 am).
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Topics on Radio Chicagoland this morning: Radio Chicagoland: Penn State, Olympic uniforms, Jesse Jackson and Syrian support of al-Qeada Joe Paterno "Joe Pa" is a disgrace. He knew what convicted pedophile Jerry Sandusky was doing. He and others at Penn State were aware of the misconduct and they tolerated it or turned away their eyes for more than a decade. Ten years of child abuse by a retired coach with full access to the sports facilities and the protection of Paterno and the Penn State administration. People say the students at the University will suffer if further punishment is meted out to the administration. But the truth is that punishment is necessary. More officials there should be charged and punished. The real offenders, though, without doubt, are the sports media, the journalists who also knew about Sandusky but have remained silent. The sports media is complicit, just as they were complicit in the infidelity of golf great Tiger Woods. They all put money ahead of morality. Personal gain ahead of principle. The students may be punished for Sandusky's crimes and the silent acquiescence of the administration. But it is very likely that many teachers knew too. And I'll even bet students who attended and played in sports there knew also. And the journalists knew. If the students suffer, they shouldn't blame justice. They should blame Paterno and Sandusky and the shameful Penn State administration. OLYMPIC UNIFORMS have taken center stage as our athletes prepare for the Summer Games in London. Turns out the odd looking uniforms they will wear were mad in China. That is a bad thing. It sends the wrong message of twisted patriotism. China is a nation is civil rights abuses. The oppression of dissidents and free speech. The exploitation of children. And, the production of thousands of products that are tainted with lead, that are sold to American children. The uniforms are not the only products made in China. Much of the media broadcast equipment that will be used to cover the Olympics were made in China. Clothing that many of the journalists will wear in covering the Olympics will be made in China. The means by which the story was reported, in part, are made in China. The "made in China" disgrace should not be limited to one offense of patriotic egotism. It should instead be a protest of principle. Either end the importing of cheap and sometimes dangerous Chinese products into the United States, or shut up about the Olympics. It's more hypocritical to knowingly shut your eyes to hypocrisy and Chinese abuses while embracing the phony moral high ground in criticizing the Olympic uniforms. The disgrace didn't start with the Olympics and won't end there, either. Let's address the hypocrisy in the American Baseball industry, and the fact that official "American" baseballs are made in China. Pathetic morality. Weak principle. Hypocrisy made in America. CONGRESSMAN JESSE JACKSON JR., is a good person and a good leader. But it sure was strange to hear his mother speak on his personal crisis. She's been silent in the face of so much hypocrisy in the Jacosn family. Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., is the one family member who could, for many years, hold his head high. Despite the charges filed against his fundraiser. Rughuveer Nayak, who reportedly was a go-between to raise $1 million for disgraced former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich to make Jackson a US Senator, filling the vacancy in the Senate seat formerly held by President Barack Obama, there are no charges against the congressman. We can speculate all we want. But it might have been nice to hear his mother speak about her husband's problems, or the egos of her other sons. Her comments about Congressman Jackson were inappropriate and strange. AL-QAEDA IN SYRIA. There is no doubt now that the government of Bashar all-Assad was complicit in assisting al-Qaeda attacks in Iraq not only against Iraqis but also against American soldiers. If Americans are not outraged by the war crimes being committed by Assad's security forces and military in the murder of thousands of civilians and children in Syria, they should be enraged by the evidence that Assad provided aid to al-Qaeda to satisfy Syria's anti-American agenda, and agenda shared by the tyrants in Tehran, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. We invaded Afghanistan to avenge the al-Qaeda terrorism against the World Trade Center's Twin Towers. We attacked Iraq to avenge the selfish politics of former President George W. Bush and his Vice President, the original evil-doer himself, Dick Cheney. We should immediately invade Syria and avenge the hundreds and maybe thousands of American soldiers who died in Iraq because of the support Syria's dictator Assad provided to al-Qaeda. But will we and is our fight against al-Qaeda pure or driven by selfish politics? --- Ray Hananiawww.hanania.com
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Posted in Politics, Candidates, Chicago, National, President, congress, Arab, aldermen, City Council, book review, Middle East, comedy, journalism on Jul 1st, 2012 Comments
Radio Chicagoland Sunday July 1, 2012. Host Ray Hanania and producers Kheir Fakhreldin and Nada Tadros. Interview comedian and actor Tommy Connolly, the author of a new book "Soul Parole: Making Peace with My Mind, GOD and Myself" and actor on Cable TV series including Shameless and Boss on Starz. At 8:30 am, we talk with Monroe Anderson on President Barack Obama and the endorsement by the US Supreme Court of his healthcare program (ObamaCare), and we discuss the political future of Congressman Jesse L. Jackson Jr. www.RadioChicagoland.com
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Posted in Politics, Candidates, President, Muslims, Islam, Arab, Egypt, Syria, Middle East, Israel, Christian Arabs, Palestine, journalism on Jun 29th, 2012 Comments
Radio Baladi broadcast every Friday on WNZK AM 690 radio in Detroit, Michigan live. Hosted by Ray Hanania. www.RadioBaladi.com. Guest is George Hishmeh, columnist for the Gulf News and Jordan Times and former editor-in-chief of the Star Newspaper in Lebanon. Discusses the presidential election context between President Obama and Republican Mitt Romney, events in Egypt and the election of Mohammed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood. Also Syria and dictator Bashar al-Assad, and the challenges facing American Arabs and also the failure of American Arab leadership to lead.
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Posted in Politics, Candidates, Chicago, Muslims, Arab, Egypt, City Council, rahm emanuel, Middle East, Israel, Palestine, journalism on Jun 24th, 2012 Comments
Radio Chicagoland Sunday June 24, 2012 with Ray Hanania, Kheir Fakhreldin and Nada Tadros. Featuring interviews with Pat Camden, spokesman for the Fraternal Order of Police on the rising street gang problem, and Mayor Rahm Emanuel's failure to address Chicago Police needs. We discuss how to battle street gangs and the need to hire more police in Chicago. Police ranks are down from a high of 13,000 to under 10,000 officers. Also we talk with Matt Sienkiewicz who produced the documentary Live from Bethlehem which focuses on the Maan News Agency, one of the most independent and professional journalism news organizations covering Palestine and Israel. While the Arab and Jewish media have focused on partisan politics, Maan News provides the news straight and objective. www.MaanNews.net. We also discuss the reactions to the presidential elections in Egypt and the winner Mohammed Mursi, defeating the Mubarak era prime minister Ahmed Shafiq whow as favored by the military. Mursi is with the Muslim Brotherhood. Christians have begun expressing anger and disappointment in the election results. We'll see how Democracy survives and whether Egypt will break their peace with Israel. Also, we discuss the Jerry Sandusky conviction and the need to continue to hold Penn State responsible for the culture of exploitation of children by its sports establishment. So many at Penn State were silent knowing how Sandusky was but doing nothing about it to protect their college achievements in sports and football. www.RadioChicagoland.com
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Posted in Politics, Candidates, Chicago, National, President, Arab, Egypt, rahm emanuel, Middle East, comedy, Hollywood on Jun 17th, 2012 Comments
Radio Chicagoland Sunday June 17, 2012. Ray Hanania. Guests include Nidal AbuShaqra and Dana AbuShaqra on the disappearance of their relative Haidar AbuShaqra on Dec. 7, 2011 in Connecticut. On the Terrorism Watch List, Haidar mysteriously disappeared. Was he taken by the FBI or the Justice Department? Did something bad happen as a result of a controversial lease arrangement? Did he flee the country in the face of some financial problems? The family believes he did not flee the country (the government has his passport);
Amin El-Gamal discusses his TV role on HBO's new series Newsroom. In episode 5 July 22, Amin plays an Egyptian blogger covering the pro-Democracy protests in Cairo's Tahrir Square. We talka bout his positive role on TV and the challenges he has faced as an American Arab actor. Plus we plan a July 22 Amin El-Gamal Day to celebrate the show's broadcast.
Ali Younes discusses the election for president in Egypt.
www.RadioChicagoland.com WSBC 1240 AM and WCFJ 1470 AM radio. Ray Hanania and Kheir Fakhreldin.
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Posted in Politics, Candidates, Orland Park, Chicago, Republican, Arab, Middle East, Cook County, Israel, Palestine on Apr 30th, 2012 Comments
Radio Chicagoland Sunday April 29, 2012 WSBC AM 1240 in Chicagoland and simulcast on WCFJ AM 1470 in the Southlands with host Ray Hanania. www.RadioChicagoland.com.
- 8 AM - Newly elected Cook County GOP Chairman Aaron Del Mar discusses the fight to restore the relevance of the GOP in Cook County. Click to visit the web site of the Cook County GOP ...
- 9 AM -Guest Alan Snitow of Snitow-Kaufman Productions discuss his new documentary with co-producer Deborah Kaufman & "Between Two Worlds" about the current American Jewish culture wars. The documentary will be shown in Chicago May 2 at Temple Sholom, cosponsored by New Israel Fund, and May 3 at Northwestern University.
- 9:30 AM - Osama Bin Laden killed by Navy Seals one year ago. Is America safer today and have we won the war on terrorism?
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