Ray Hanania

Ray Hanania is an award winning American Arab journalist and author based in Chicago. He can be reached at rghanania@gmail.com

Muhammad Ali

For Arab Americans, Muhammad Ali was our champion

"I remember him walking into the store where I worked and singling out me, the darkest-skinned and only Arab employee."

US Elections 2016

Muslim-American businessman backs Donald Trump

Palestinian American Farouk Shami is an associate who says Donald Trump would make a "great president".

US Elections 2016

What would Donald Trump mean for the Middle East?

Could the Republican candidate's proclaimed 'neutrality' on Israel-Palestine off-set his rhetoric about Muslims?

US & Canada

Controversy over church to mosque plan in Chicago

Plans to turn a vacant church in a Chicago suburb into a mosque have been the target of anonymous flyers.


Jesse Jackson speaks out against Islamophobia

The civil rights leader compared the plight of Syrian refugees to that of Jews fleeing Nazi Germany.


American Arabs reflect on US military service

On Veterans Day on November 11, Americans of Mideast origin weigh in on military experience for their adopted country.


US: The mystery murder of Palestinian Alex Odeh

On 30th anniversary of activist's killing, US Congresswoman renews call for justice in the unsolved case.


Running for the Palestinian cause in Chicago

Team Palestine has raised $400,000 for children in the occupied territories - and awareness at the Chicago Marathon.


Arab-American Christians and high hopes for the pope

As conflict surges in the Middle East, American Christians press the pontiff to fight for their rights.