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Ahmed Tharwat …. in the middle Ahmed Tharwat Im a host and producer of the Arab-Muslim Americans TV show BelAhdan with Ahmed (with open arms), a weekly TV show that airs on public TV Mondays at 1030PM. As a regular speaker and contributor on Public Radio show All Thing Considered, I have shared my unique view of world and American political and social events. As a regular contributor to StarTribune, the Pioneer Press, and Twin City Planet , also he has written to national and international magazines, such Slate, Diversify Inc and Al Jazeera English. I won the Pioneer Press community columnist award in 2000. In all my work, I have been Trying to bring Arab/Muslims to mainstream Americans.. . I believe that when it comes to politics “Nobody has a monopoly on stupidity” Thanks In The Middle ... Ahmed Tharwat/ Host BelAhdan TV show Freelance Writer, Public Speaker, International Media Fixer www.ahmediatv.com

THE MUSIC OF ARAB SPRING, MY CONVERSATION WITH ARABOLOGY RADIO HOST, DR. SALTI

 

 

8 years ago millions of arabs went to streat demanding change , freedom and dignity.. some say Arab Spring is dead, but the music that came from the streets of Tunisia and Tahrir square .. still alive.., Dr. Salti is taking as in a musical journey of Arab Spring tunes..

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ARTISTS REFLECTING ON BEING MUSLIM IN MINNESOTA

Mirrored Mosaics: Artists’ Reflections on Being Muslim in Minnesota, work of artists with a connection to the Muslim community in Minnesota. The exhibit features more than 80 works from more than 20 artists. FREE Exhibit Opening: Sunday, February 10, 5:30-7:00 p.m. The exhibit will be on display February 3 – March 29.

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HOW TO HAVE FUN IN A CIVIL WAR, MY CONVERSATION WITH SOMALI PLAYWRIGHT IFRAH MANSOUR

With How to Have Fun in a Civil War, Mansour revisits her childhood memories during the 1991 Somali civil war to confront violent history with humor, and provide a voice for the stories of children. This one-act multimedia play reading explores war from the idyllic viewpoint of a seven-year-old Somali girl. The play layers multiple narratives taken from community interviews to tell a captivating story about resilience while pushing audiences to engage in a healing process that is still raw for survivors of the war.” Children Theatre

 

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WHEN IT COMES TO OUR BLINDE SUPPORT TO ISRAEL, REP. ILHAN OMAR TOOK A KNEE

 

 

The problem in this country is that Arab, Palestinian and Muslims’ suffering and grievances are mostly ignored.  Western reporters when they go to the middle east, they depends heavily on ;Thomas Friedman taxi drives reporting style . I wonder what would they do when,  Uber introduce driverless Cars service oversea.

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The art of the apology is to never say “if” or “but”, but to just admit mistakes and move on. Conservatives never apologize, their motto is the three D’s: deny, deceive and distract, and if they do, they usually blame it on the offended victims; sorry if my action/comments offended you. However, liberals can hardly wait to apologize, they believe in redemption and their ego is not as big as conservatives. When liberals apologize they don’t use “if”, they use “but”. They always have something to feel guilty about it, which brings us to Rep. Ilhan Omar‘s long awaited apology.
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FACEBOOK SHARIA !!..

 

Phobia‘ is defined as “… an excessive and irrational fear of a specific object, activity or situation” There are so many phobia in America, from the mundane phobia  of Olive pits, Fruit seeds, to the feral of foreigners, and natives but clearly the most severe case of phobia in America is Islamophobia and the irrational fear of  Islamic Sharia.

Sharia‘ is an Arabic word meaning a straight path to follow. According to Dr. Asifa Quraishi-LandesSharia is a general legal framework, “… not a book of status or judicial precedent imposed by a government, and it’s not a set of regulations adjudicated in court.” So many Americans are fearful of Islamic Sharia, which is just a set of general rules that aren’t even imposed by anyone here, though there are anti Sharia laws in ten states in America.

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