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    THE YEAR OF PROTEST SYMBOLS!!

      The year 2021 is leaving us with lots of personal, political, and economic anxieties; it started with the defeat of Trump, Biden’s transition of power took longer than the Taliban’s transition of power in Afghanistan. Trump became the first president to be impeached twice and banned from Facebook and Twitter. NASA launched the WEBB, and Bezos of Amazon went into space in a phallic shape rocket for a quickie. The conviction of white police officer Derek Chauvin of killing black man George Floyd and disgraced Ghislaine Maxwell was found guilty of recruiting minors for high stake sex. However, she may still have lots of plea bargaining power, all the high-profile…

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    AN OPEN LETTER TO EGYPTIAN AMBASSADOR TO THE US

      An Open Letter to Egyptian Ambassador to the United States, Dear Ambassador Motaz Zahran As we all are celebrating the holiday season and the new year.  This is the 9th year for my 26-year-old nephew, Hassan, to celebrate another new year in prison in Egypt for a crime he didn’t commit. Nine years away from his family, university friends, and life, and particularly away from his father, my brother, who got a stroke a few years ago.  My nephew, Hassan, was a sweet, fun-loving 17-year-old boy, who loves traveling, music, reading, and camping. I remember Hassan as a gentle and kind kid when I visited Egypt. He always came…

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    WHY AMERICA HATES ILHAN OMAR!

    “Americans rather save weak, oppressed Muslim women abroad and at home; oppress strong Muslim women I. “ Since Reb. Ilhan Omar got on the public stage. She has attracted lots of attention, criticism, attacks and admirations.  Media, pundits and politicians scrutinized every move and every word she uttered.  Last week at a news conference, U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar held her smartphone and played a voice mail containing a threat on her life. The death threat came from an unknown man after Colorado Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert’s Islamophobic remarks. Boebert is not the first politician to try making a name for herself in a racialized political world — a world crowded…

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