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    THE HOLY WAR

    TweetThe Arab American community must face its own prejudices, bigotry and biases, much of these the residual effects of colonial history and pure ignorance of Arab history and culture. Arabs themselves are people of color, our heroes were blacks, our prophets were blacks, our teachers our neighbors and friends were blacks. A few summers ago, it was Friday noonish, and I was standing by the door of Holy Land Grocery in Northeast Minneapolis. The place was vibrant; people were coming and going at a fast pace. A Somali man in his ironed white khamiis was rushing out of the door carrying some grocery bags. A policeman hanging around outside seemed concerned and…

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