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In defense of immigrants from “Third World Countries”

Reuters photo   By Sami Jamil Jadallah The other day, a friend of mine complained to me about America’s need for “White Immigrants” and that America needs these and not immigrants from “Third World Countries”, which prompted me to write this article.

The Price of Fear, the Price of Dictatorship

Reuters photo   By Sami Jamil Jadallah   Revisiting the Arab Spring   I grew up when there were curfews that lasted for days, when listening to the wrong radio station could land you in jail, when a stupid, illiterate “security/mokhabarat” could haul you to jail for no reason and I remember when and actually […]

Arab Education is in Intensive Care

Reuters photo   By Sami Jamil Jadallah I was prompted to write this short essay after reading the recently issued report issued by the Ranking Web of Universities which put Arab universities at the tail end of international ranking, which is not only embarrassing but shameful as well.

The Arab World: What Went Wrong

Karam Al-Masri/AFP   By Sami Jamil Jadallah In order for the Arab world to catch up with the rest of the world, not in buying weapons or engaging in more wars (27 wars among Arabs only and counting), but to catch up in education, science, technology, vocational training, job training, employment and rights of citizenship, […]

Thank You America

Bryan R Smith/AFP   By Sami Jamil Jadallah As an immigrant, the son of an immigrant and a US Army Veteran with four other brothers who honorably served our adopted country (2 Army, 2 Marine) and from far away Sweden (on a visit but not seeking asylum), I could not help but admire and be […]

Jerusalem For All

AFP photo   By Sami Jamil Jadallah Haaretz, the well regarded Israeli newspaper, when it comes to Israel or the Arab-Israeli conflict is much more credible than the New York Times or the Washington Post, published an opinion piece by Gideon Biger, in which he disputed the premise and the claims that Jerusalem is the […]

Russian Hacking – No Big Deal

Stevo Vasiljevic/Reuters   By Sami Jamil Jadallah What the hell, we have not only been hacking but buying, influencing, even killing in elections around the world for the last century. Stop crying Liberal America.

President Erdogan’s sins

By Sami Jamil Jadallah With the rising anger toward Turkey in the Arab world, perhaps I am one of the few who truly believes in the Turkish Miracle under the leadership of then President Abdullah Gul and now President Recep Erdogan and the Turkish Justice and Development Party (AKP).

Henry Wallace and the “Common Man”

Ruth Fremson   By Sami Jamil Jadallah Mr. Trump, where is your man representing the interests of the “Common Man”, who helped you get elected? We see none.

Castro: From Liberator to Dictator

By Sami Jamil Jadallah America, the great democracy, could never find a dictator it did not like; of course, there are always exceptions to the rules, and the exception is Fidel Castro.

Reuniting America

Reuters photo   By Sami Jamil Jadallah President-Elect Donald Trump, on the day he won the election promised to be the president of All Americans and he continued to repeat the statement. All of America will hold him to his promise.

An Open Letter to President-Elect Donald Trump

Eric Thayer   By Sami Jamil Jadallah   Dear Mr. Trump, First, let me congratulate you on your election and I have to admit, for a non-politician you did a hell of job understanding and speaking the language of Main Street America, which sad to say has been neglected by America’s political elite, Democrats and […]

America’s poor are getting the shaft

Timothy A Clary/AFP   By Sami Jamil Jadallah In a few days, the ugliest and most distasteful presidential election in US history will be over and we will see which candidate won to preside over the US as president, an election that is all about groping and emails, making us the laughing stock of the […]

Islamic Liberation Theology, Why Not?

Susan Baaghil/Reuters   By Sami Jamil Jadallah If anyone thinks that the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was not a social and theological liberation revolutionary, they had better think twice.

It’s Congress, Stupid

By Sami Jamil Jadallah Not only does Presidential candidate Donald Trump need to read the US Constitution but every citizen and voter must also read it to understand that our problems and failings in the US are not the presidencies, but Congress.

Trump: Selling “White America” Trash

Andrew Cline   By Sami Jamil Jadallah White middle age America has every reason to be angry, there is no reason to believe that Donald Trump will deliver prosperity and give it back the good old days, when a high school education and working in the steel mills allowed you to own a home, two […]

Celebrating Arab Brains

By Sami Jamil Jadallah With the exception of a few so-called “Arab Nationalists” the world, especially the scientific world, mourned the passing of Dr. Ahmed Zewail (Feb 26, 1946-August 2, 2016) the ONLY Arab and Egyptian to win the Noble Prize in science (Chemistry 1999).

Arab Brains, Arab $, Why Not?

Reuters photo   By Sami Jamil Jadallah Away from politics for a few minutes. Immediately after Yasser Arafat signed the Oslo Accord with its lucrative contract to manage the Israeli Occupation, there was much excitement among Israeli and Arab capitalists, even among politicians like Shimon Peres, who were dreaming of combining Arab Money with Israeli […]

Muhammad Ali – The Patriot

Bettman / Corbis   By Sami Jamil Jadallah Muhammad Ali, in life and in his death, united all of us, Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Native Americans, Atheists; he was America, a beautiful America as much as he was “beautiful”.

Palestinians: 68 Years and Counting

By Sami Jamil Jadallah Every year at this time, Palestinians around the world and under occupation “celebrate” or let us say “mourn” what is referred to as “Nakba” or “Catastrophe” and it seems every day is a Nakba for Palestinians under Israeli Occupation and those who lost their homes and position to the Israeli state […]

The Undemocratic American Democracy

By Sami Jamil Jadallah It is so ironic that we, the US spend over $6 billion on national elections and over $700 annually promoting “democracy” overseas when in fact we should be learning democracy from other countries, especially West Europe.

Donald Trump and Free Speech

By Sami Jamil Jadallah Donald Trump is right, his constitutional rights to free speech under the First Amendment were violated and no one has the right to disrupt or prevent him from sharing his message. I say this as a Sanders supporter. It is up to the local authorities to intervene when they see that […]

The US Presidency: Misconception of Powers

By Sami Jamil Jadallah Like you and many millions in America and around the world, I too am following the saga of the 2016 Presidential election and watching it unfold. Candidates from the two main parties are competing for the hearts and minds, even stupidity and racism of American voters, helped by the hundreds of […]

The Arab Peace Corps – Why Now?

By Sami Jamil Jadallah It is in times of wars, conflicts, chaos, terrorism and despair; investments in peace and development become more urgent.