DETROIT - On Thursday, the Obama administration made a bold move to protect Muslim and Arab immigrants from discrimination in abolishing an inactive registry program for visitors from countries where extremist groups operate.
WASHINGTON — Former CIA head and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said that if President Elect Trump refuses intelligence briefings and something bad happens, he would be responsible. These are ominous words.
It has been said that silence in the face of persecution is submission to it.
That has invariably held true among minorities throughout history.
When a veteran war reporter like Robert Fisk constructs his argument regarding the siege of Aleppo based on 'watching' video footage, then one can truly comprehend the near impossibility of adequate media coverage on the war in Syria.
"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free."
In July 2003, the then Palestinian Authority Chairman, Yasser Arafat, described Mahmoud Abbas as a 'traitor' who "betrayed the interests of the Palestinian People."
Last week, without debate or an actual vote, the US Senate stealthily passed a disturbing and dangerous piece of legislation introduced by Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Bob Casey (D-PA).
The Lebanese authorities are building a wall around the country's largest Palestinian refugee camp. The one square kilometer (.385 mile) Ain Al-Hilweh is home to more than 80,000 refugees.