articles tagged "humor"

Arab Mascot Comes Under Fire In California High School

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 | Salamat
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This week your host Sabi Atteyih presents poetry by revered Syrian poet Nizar Qabbani, a report on the controversy surround the California high school ‘Arab’ mascot, and the documentary “Reel Bad Arabs” written by Jack Shaheen. Sabi also reports on the settlement of a religious discrimination lawsuit in Albuquerque and the retirement of the former Director of Michigan’s regional office of the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee. Sabi also checks in for an update from his correspondent in Alexandria, Egypt regarding Egyptian soldiers killed in the Sinai Peninsula and Egyptian financial turmoil. more »

Reuters Poll Ranks Plight of Women in Middle East

Wednesday, 20 November 2013 | Salamat
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This week your host Sabi Atteyih plays from Abdel Halim Hafez’s “The Cup Reader.” Arab-American news updates include the “Burqa Bandit” in San Diego, Rashida Tlaib‘s run for Michigan state senate in 2014, Thomson Reuters Foundation’s survey on the state of women in the Middle East and an update on Damascus. Sabi also covers “Detroit Unleashed“, a film told from an Arab-American perspective that premiered at the Detroit Film Theater. more »

Salamat Celebrates Islamic New Year

Sunday, 10 November 2013 | Salamat
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This week your host Sabi Atteyih celebrates the sixth day of the Islamic New Year and explains its significance. He also reports on the Jewish Voice For Peace, Bedouin resistance to an Israeli relocation plan, the U.S. arrest of a 65-year-old Palestinian woman Rasmea Odeh, and vandalism by Jewish settlers against Palestinian property in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Sabi also mentions Saudi expulsion of illegal immigrants, Time’s coverage of Susan Dabaja, the first Arab-American elected president to the Dearborn, Michigan city council, and his latest read by Mahmoud Darwish, A River Dies of Thirst. Masters of Iraqui Music by Daoud & Saleh Al-Kuwaity.     Photo by Hasan Baloch www.themereflex.com more »

Salamat Reports U.S. May Be On ‘Thin Ice’ In the Middle East

Sunday, 3 November 2013 | Salamat
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This week your host Sabi Atteyih reports on the suspension of Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef‘s TV show. Youssef, who is also a cardiac surgeon, presents in the vein of comedian and show host Jon Stewart. Viewers were outraged when he mocked a pro-military group. Other Arab-American news includes a Dearborn, Michigan ceremony honoring entrepreneurs, Egypt’s closing of Gaza border tunnels, the United States walking on thin ice in the Middle East, and the plight of Middle Eastern domestic workers. News bits feature the Michigan Arab Orchestra, a mosque shoe thief caught on camera, and a controversial Lebanese film “Out Loud”. Thievery Corporation from “Arabic Chillout”.     Photo by Dylan Verheijden more »

Salamat Reports on Popular Saudi Youth YouTube Program

Sunday, 20 October 2013 | Salamat
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This week your host Sabi Atteyih recites from Mahmoud Darwish’s “Don’t Write History As Poetry”, features music from Fairuz and reports on young Saudi comedian Omar Hussein’s extremely popular YouTube hit 3al6ayer, a comedy program that uses humor, satire, parody and smart sarcasm to talk about topics that “concern and worry everyone” in his culture. Salamat this week is abbreviated because of our fund drive. more »

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