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Wissam, Wesley, or simply W, is an educator, writer, entrepreneur, engineer, activist, ex-Imam, humanist, liberal thinker with interest and mediocre attempt at many takes of life. A modern confused Renaissance man, who uses doubt as a path for emancipation and science as a road towards enlightenment.

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Soft Power: Americans in Its Grip at Home Must Face the MischiefIt Wields by BNimri Aziz July 11/2020

I suspect most Americans would approve of what they understand to be this nation’s global cultural reach as expressed through its ‘soft power’. A term coined by an American political scientist, soft power “involves shaping the preferences of others through appeal and attraction”. Contrasted with coercive measures, it’s achieved largely through cultural means, although nevertheless ...

Dividing The Middle East – The Arab Revolt

Part 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2L6L37GGAY Part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJCq5p8HCZo Part 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VoV_RQZDls Part 4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WU9TrSOnXkU

Arab American Heritage month April 2020 profile number 8: Dr. Ali Fadel by Nahid Ayoub

Arab American Heritage month April 2020 profile number 8 The inspiring people on this list are in no particular order. When a man passes away, his children are orphaned. When Dr. Ali Fadel passed away, an entire community of underprivileged people was orphaned.They called him the father of the poor. He had a charismatic South ...

What is Maqam al Iraqi and the Performances Revolving Around It

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6&v=6jEoco_O5yU&feature=emb_title Iraqi Maqam is a type of Arabic maqam music found in Iraq that is around four-hundred years old which has many collections of instruments Source: What is Maqam al Iraqi and the Performances Revolving Around It

Elections 2020 Schedule of Events

February 3: Iowa caucus. February 11: New Hampshire primary. February 22: Nevada Democratic caucus. February 29: South Carolina Democratic primary March 3 - Super Tuesday: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Vermont primaries, Virginia Democratic primary, American Samoa Democratic caucus. Democratic voters living overseas also cast primary ...

المنتدى الثقافي في ديربورن – تكريم الشاعرة إباء إسماعيل – قصيدة لنازك الملائكة

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The Most Beautiful Poem Composed into a Song in Arabic Music

That's not my opinion.  That is the opinion of Mohammed Abdel Wahab ... the Musician of the Generations ... one of the most prominent founders of Arabic Music and composers in its modern history, and singers from the 20th century. The song Abdel Wahab was speaking about is Shal (Scarf) ... sung by Fairouz, words ...

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Reminder: AI and MCHR celebrate Human Rights Day on Sunday!

Looking forward to seeing all of you who can join us to celebrate Human Rights Day on Sunday, December 8.First UU Church in Detroit 11:00 a.m. Service in Church 12:15 p.m. Potluck lunch and celebration in Social Hall There will be NO regular monthly meeting in December; Detroit Amnesty's next regular meeting will be on ...