Iran’s Khuzestan Arabs

Ahvaz military parade attack (Fatemeh Rahimavian via Wikimedia Commons)

by Scheherezade Faramarzi The September gunfire assault on a military parade in the predominantly Arab Khuzestan province in southwestern Iran and the alleged Iranian retaliatory assassination plot in Denmark shed rare light on the plight of Khuzestan’s estimated four million… Continue Reading  

What About Israel’s Airport Mistreatment of Arab Americans?

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by James J. Zogby This past week The New York Times ran an article, “Israeli Airport Detention of Prominent U.S. Jew Prompts Uproar,” focusing on the airport harassment received by Peter Beinart, a prominent liberal writer and TV commentator. The… Continue Reading  

Iran and #BlackLivesMatter

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by Muhammad Fraser-Rahim As Iran continues to emerge from the shadows as a result of the recent nuclear deal that lifted sanctions and provided access to tens of billions of dollars of investment and consumer goods, a quiet and steady “urban”… Continue Reading  

On Anti-Palestinianism and Anti-Semitism

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by Jerry Haber By “anti-Palestinianism” I understand prejudice against Palestinian Arabs based on perceived negative qualities of Palestinian cultural or natural identity. Views such as “Palestinian Arab culture is a culture of death and martyrdom,” “Palestinian Arabs hate Jews because… Continue Reading  

Muslim Radicalization in Europe: Roots and Resolution

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by Shireen Hunter The November 13 bombings in Paris by a number of Muslim radicals suspected of having links to the Islamic State (ISIS or IS) has once again focused attention on the challenge posed to the security of many… Continue Reading