EMET honors five Arab Americans


A Washington pro-Israel think tank honored five Arab-Americans who have spoken out against radical Islam.

Also honored at the June 20 Endowment for Middle East Truth dinner on Capitol Hill were Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) and Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), as well as counterterrorism investigative journalist Steven Emerson.

The five Arab-Americans honored were Nonie Darwish, founder of Arabs for Israel and author of “Now They Call Me Infidel: Why I Renounced Jihad for America, Israel and the War on Terror;” Brigitte Gabriel a Christian Lebanese journalist and author of “Because They Hate;” Emilio Karim Dabul author of such opinion pieces as “One Arab’s Apology” (New York Post); Dr. Zhudi Jasser, chairman of the board of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy; Dr. Ali Aliyami founder of the Center for Democracy and Human Rights in Saudi Arabia.

“Western civilization, as we know it, will only survive through the encouragement of the few courageous Arab and Islamic voices, such as these, who want change within their own communities,” said EMET President Sarah Stern.

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