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Burghul, the Noblest Food Achieved by Wheat

Apr 26, 2015

BY: Habeeb Salloum/Contributing Writer The hot Saskatchewan July wind made us uncomfortable as my brother and I went searching for wood scraps in the surrounding treeless prairie land. This was an important yearly task for us children in the age-old(...)

Arab coalition launches offensive in Yemen

Mar 28, 2015

Saudi Arabia's allies have joined the country's 'Decisive Storm' bombing operation in Yemen. The operation is aimed at Houthi rebels who have taken over Yemen, bringing the Middle Eastern country to the brink of civil war. Ameera David takes a(...)

Edward Said: The Palestinian Intellectual Champion

Mar 28, 2015

BY: Habeeb Salloum/Contributing Writer With his passing, the Arabs, especially the Palestinians, and the intellec­tual world in general have lost one of the greatest thinkers of our age. For the past few decades Said was known as the Arab world's(...)

Averroes - The Great Muslim Philosopher Who Planted The Seeds of the European Renaissance

Mar 14, 2015

BY: Habeeb Salloum/Contributing Writer Abû al-Walîd Muhammad Ibn Rushd, better known in the West as Averroës, but also in medieval times as Avén Ruiz and Averrhoes, was born in 1126 A.D. in Cordova, once the illustrious capital of Moorish Spain.(...)

Tunisia's Andalusian Heritage

Feb 15, 2015

BY: Habeeb Salloum/Contributing Writer It was back in the mid-1980s that I drove to Qal at el-Andles in search of the remains of the Spanish Muslims who had been forcefully evicted from the Iberian peninsula. Stopping our auto, I asked(...)

Do Nations Express Themselves In Their Foods?

Feb 14, 2015

BY: Habeeb Salloum/Contributing Writer Do nations express themselves in their foods? It is a question that I thought would be worth examining. Mulling over this interesting theory i n my mind led me to examine my own experiences during more than(...)

Arabic Contributions to the Spanish Language

Feb 8, 2015

BY: Habeeb Salloum/Conrtibuting Writer From the desert they came - men filled with religious zeal and riding under banners inscribed with the motto "There is no god but God and Muhammad is His messenger".  After establishing the Middle East and North(...)

The Odyssey Of the Arabic Language and Its Script

Feb 7, 2015

BY: Habeeb Salloum/Contributing Writer The Arabic language is the youngest of Semitic idioms which include Aramaic, the Assyro-Babylonian tongues, Ethiopic, Hebrew and South Arabic like Sabean and Himyaritic. However, it is the nearest to the original archetype, 'Ursemitisch', from which(...)

Wake Up and Smell the Arabic Coffee

Nov 12, 2014

BY: Ameera David/Contributing Writer Just last week, the Arab American National Museum presented their first ever coffee exhibit titled “From Mocha to Latte: Coffee, the Arab World, and the $4 cup". The showcase, which runs until August 2010, takes visitors on(...)

Empowering Arab American Identity Through Theater

Sep 3, 2014

BY: Suzanne Manneh/Contributing Writer Heather Raffo knew she wanted to “make theater her life,” as early as elementary school. She eventually earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature from the University of Michigan, but a “life changing” visit to Iraq(...)

How Arab American Artists are Addressing Gaza Tragedy

Aug 6, 2014

BY: Suzanne Manneh/Contributing Writer Nearly 2000 Palestinians have died in Gaza since the Israel Defense Forces began the current military campaign on July 8. Approximately 25 percent of those killed are children. The devastating violence and destruction affecting Gaza has led(...)

Egyptians ‘True Muscle’ in Revolution and Hip-hop

Jul 19, 2013

BY: Suzanne Manneh/Contributing Writer Editor’s note: Egypt has once again garnered global media attention following the popular uprising and ousting of the country’s fifth president, Mohamed Morsi, on July 3rd. Morsi— an Engineering professor at California State University, Northridge from(...)

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