Hussein Yusuf Kamal Ibish (Arabic: حسين يوسف كمال أيبش) (//) (1963 -) is a Senior Resident Scholar at the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington. He was a Fellow at the former American Task Force on Palestine. He has a Ph.D. in Comparative literature from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and is active in advocacy for Arab causes in the United States. He is a weekly columnist for NOW Lebanon. He describes himself as an agnostic from the Muslim-American community.
Background and education
Ibish was born in Beirut, Lebanon. He comes from an academic background. His father, Yusuf Ibish, studied at Harvard University's Department of Government in the 1950s and was on the faculty of the American University of Beirut as a scholar of Islam. His father and mother were devout Sunni Muslim and Anglican Christian, respectively, although he never embraced either religion. Ibish attended Emerson College, earning a bachelor of science degree in mass communications in 1986. He has a PhD in comparative literature from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
- Communications Director for the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), 1998–2004
- Founding member of the Progressive Muslim Union (later resigned)
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- What's Wrong with the One-State Agenda? Why Ending the Occupation and Peace with Israel is Still the Palestinian National Goal. American Task Force for Palestine (ATFP), 2009
- "Hate Crimes and Discrimination against Arab Americans 1998-2000". American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), 2001)
- "Hate Crimes and Discrimination Against Arab-Americans Sept. 11, 2001-Oct. 11, 2002" (ADC, 2003)
- "Report on Hate Crimes and Discrimination against Arab Americans: 2003-2007" (ADC, 2008)
- "At the Constitution's Edge: Arab Americans and Civil Liberties in the United States" in States of Confinement: Policing, Detention, and Prisons, Joy James, ed. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000
- "Anti-Arab Bias in American Policy and Discourse" in Race in 21st Century America, Curtis Stokes, Theresa Melendez, Genice Rhodes-Reed, eds. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2001
- "Race and the War on Terror" in Race and Human Rights, Curtis Stokes, ed. Michigan State University Press, 2005
- "Symptoms of Alienation: How Arab and American Media View Each Other" in Arab Media in the Information Age. ECSSR, 2005
- "The Palestinian Right of Return" (ADC, 2001)
- "The Media and the New Intifada" in The New Intifada, Roane Carey, ed. Verso, 2001
- Editor, Principles and Pragmatism. ATFP, 2006
- American Task Force on Palestine. Retrieved 2011-03-31.
- Dissertation: Nationalism as an Ethical Problem for Postcolonial Theory. Chair: Dr. David Lenson.
- Ibish, Hussein (September 21, 2009). "Why an agnostic and secularist fights for American Muslim rights and against Islamophobia". Ibishblog. Retrieved 2010-09-16.
...I am, and have ... been a committed agnostic...from the Muslim American community and part of the Muslim American community.
- HUSSEIN IBISH (15 Dec 2015). "Who Is a Muslim?". The New York Times. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
- ""All Things Considered" interview, November 26, 2002. Retrieved 2011-03-31.
- Online discussion, April 9, 2003. Archived March 19, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2011-03-31.
- Progressive Muslim Union: Three founding members resign Archived 2006-10-06 at the Wayback Machine.
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- IbishBlog official blog
- Profile at The American Task Force on Palestine
- Appearances on C-SPAN
- Hussein Ibish on IMDb
- Works by or about Hussein Ibish in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
- Interview and articles
- Q&A - Hussein Ibish by Judith LeBlanc (Colorlines)
- Ibish Responds to Daniel Pipes in New York Post
- Ibish vs. Jerry Falwell on CNN's Crossfire
- Arab-Americans after 9/11: Hussein Ibish (USA Today)
- What went wrong in Arab world? America, ask yourself (LA Times)
- The Israel Shamir Case
- The Shoney's Incident: Determine the Truth Behind False Alarm
- CNN CROSSFIRE - Israel Retaliates to Suicide Bombing by Invading Arafat Compound
- Ibish/Herschensohn Debate at Nixon Library Challenges Outdated Israeli Myths
- Media watchdog Ibish visits UM-D to speak against Iraq war
- Target Terrorism: Forcing Suspects to Talk (CNN CROSSFIRE)
- Obama's second term: two views on the Peace Process - view two, Fathom: For a better understanding of Israel and the region, 30 January 2013