FDL Book Salon Welcomes Nada Prouty, Uncompromised: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of an Arab American Patriot in the CIA

By: Saturday January 28, 2012 1:59 pm

At one level, Prouty’s life story—before the FBI targeted a woman who had done so much for the Agency—reads like a classic, exceptional, immigrant success story. But so much of what the government used against her has been used on Muslims and other Arab-Americans without the means to fight back:

Secret evidence
National Security Letters
Threats of deportation (which in her case would have been lethal) and to family members
Border exception searches
Badly managed informants (in this case, Prouty’s own brother)
Trial in the public sphere

 

First Arab-American, Rima Fakih, Wins Miss USA

By: Monday May 17, 2010 7:01 am

In what has been billed locally in southeast Michigan as the first Arab-American to win, Michigan’s Rima Fakih won the Miss USA pageant tonight. How come beauty pageants have become the big focus of politics of late?

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