articles tagged "Egypt"

Arab Mascot Comes Under Fire In California High School

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 | Salamat
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This week your host Sabi Atteyih presents poetry by revered Syrian poet Nizar Qabbani, a report on the controversy surround the California high school ‘Arab’ mascot, and the documentary “Reel Bad Arabs” written by Jack Shaheen. Sabi also reports on the settlement of a religious discrimination lawsuit in Albuquerque and the retirement of the former Director of Michigan’s regional office of the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee. Sabi also checks in for an update from his correspondent in Alexandria, Egypt regarding Egyptian soldiers killed in the Sinai Peninsula and Egyptian financial turmoil. more »

Reuters Poll Ranks Plight of Women in Middle East

Wednesday, 20 November 2013 | Salamat
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This week your host Sabi Atteyih plays from Abdel Halim Hafez’sThe Cup Reader.” Arab-American news updates include the “Burqa Bandit” in San Diego, Rashida Tlaib‘s run for Michigan state senate in 2014, Thomson Reuters Foundation’s survey on the state of women in the Middle East and an update on Damascus. Sabi also covers “Detroit Unleashed“, a film told from an Arab-American perspective that premiered at the Detroit Film Theater. more »

Salamat Reports U.S. May Be On ‘Thin Ice’ In the Middle East

Sunday, 3 November 2013 | Salamat
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This week your host Sabi Atteyih reports on the suspension of Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef‘s TV show. Youssef, who is also a cardiac surgeon, presents in the vein of comedian and show host Jon Stewart. Viewers were outraged when he mocked a pro-military group. Other Arab-American news includes a Dearborn, Michigan ceremony honoring entrepreneurs, Egypt’s closing of Gaza border tunnels, the United States walking on thin ice in the Middle East, and the plight of Middle Eastern domestic workers. News bits feature the Michigan Arab Orchestra, a mosque shoe thief caught on camera, and a controversial Lebanese film “Out Loud”. Thievery Corporation from “Arabic Chillout”.     Photo by Dylan Verheijden more »

Shifting Allegiances and Chaos in Egypt

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 | buzz
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Last August, when the Buzz last talked with Sharif Abdel Kouddos, he told us that despite the bloodshed and chaos in his country, he still had hope for freedom in Egypt. Since then, the situation has gotten even more convoluted. As we enter the fourth month of the military takeover of Egypt, with former President Mohamed Morsi deposed, a brutal crackdown on protestors, and the Muslim Brotherhood hunted as terrorists, Egypt’s coalition of opposition continues to fray. Sharif Abdel Kouudos joined Monday host Brian Standing by phone from Cairo on October 28, 2013. more »

Salamat Correspondent Celebrates Egyptian Armed Forces Day

Sunday, 6 October 2013 | Salamat
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This week your host Sabi Atteyih celebrates the poem “The Confession Chair” from Muhammad al-Maghout of Syria and connects with his correspondent in Alexandria, Egypt. Sabi also reports on Damascus, Syria, The Wisconsin Center For Peace and Justice, and the book Obama and the Middle East by Faraz A. Gerges. Music this week from Arabica II: Voyages into North African Sound.     Photo by Stefan Geens more »

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