Ray Hanania’s Podcast: Mainstream & Middle East

01-11-19 The Arab Street Radio: Rahaf, Women’s rights, Rashida Tlaib

January 11, 2019

01-11-19 The Arab Street Radio: Rahaf, Women's rights, Rashida Tlaib

Welcome to THE ARAB STREET Radio & Podcast broadcast from Chicago through 690 AM WNZK Radio in Detroit Michigan … Friday Jan. 11, 2019. 

Joining me this morning is Ali Younes a writer with Aljazeera English and we're going to talk about the case of Rahaf al-Qunun, the young Saudi girl who claims she fled Saudi Arabia through Kuwait to Thailand to excape her parents and family who seh claims were going to kill her because she abandoned her religion, Islam. She bunkered herself in a hotel in Thailand and has asked for sanctuary in Australia. We'll also talk about the election of Rashida Tlaib as the congresswoman representing the former district of John Conyers. Tlaib is a mix bag championing Palestinian rights in the Congress but at the same time she has some faults.

Follow Ali Younes on Twitter @Ali_Reports and read his news stories and features at Aljazeera English and also at the Intercept online.

THE ARAB STREET Radio & Podcast is a part of the US Arab Radio Network hosted by Laila Alhusini … in an effort to energize and empower Arab Americans to stand up for their rights … go to my website at www.Hanania.com to get information on all my columns at the Arab News in Riyadh Saudi Arabia and at Middle East Monitor on London, England.

Our show is available afterwards on podcast on iTunes or by visiting the website www.TheArabStreet.org.