Christian missionary groups crashed an Arab-American festival on Friday night armed with a pig’s head on a stake and placards making bigoted remarks and promoting the hatred of Islam.
Tensions flared when the protesters, from an organisation called the Bible Believers, attended the annual Arab International Festival in Dearborn, Michigan, waving signs with slogans such as ‘Islam is a religion of blood and murder’ and ‘Muhammad is a liar, false prophet, [...]
The Commerce Department is considering naming Arab Americans a socially and economically disadvantaged minority group that is eligible for special business assistance.
The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) petitioned Commerce earlier this year to ask that Arab Americans be made eligible for the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), which helps minority entrepreneurs gain access to capital, contracts and trade opportunities.
The ADC petition cited “discrimination and prejudice in American society[,] resulting in conditions [...]