Hussein Ibish

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Hussein Yusuf Kamal Ibish (Arabic: حسين يوسف كمال أيبش) (/bɪʃ/) (1963 -) is a Senior Resident Scholar at the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington.[1] He was a Fellow at the former American Task Force on Palestine.[2] He has a Ph.D. in Comparative literature from the University of Massachusetts Amherst[3] 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.[4]

Background and education[edit]

Ibish was born in Beirut, Lebanon.[citation needed] He comes from an academic background.[citation needed] 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.[5] Ibish attended Emerson College, earning a bachelor of science degree in mass communications in 1986.[citation needed] He has a PhD in comparative literature from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.[citation needed]



  • 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


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  2. ^ American Task Force on Palestine. Retrieved 2011-03-31.
  3. ^ Dissertation: Nationalism as an Ethical Problem for Postcolonial Theory. Chair: Dr. David Lenson.
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ HUSSEIN IBISH (15 Dec 2015). "Who Is a Muslim?". The New York Times. Retrieved 30 June 2017. 
  6. ^ ""All Things Considered" interview, November 26, 2002. Retrieved 2011-03-31.
  7. ^ Online discussion, April 9, 2003. Archived March 19, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2011-03-31.
  8. ^ Progressive Muslim Union: Three founding members resign Archived 2006-10-06 at the Wayback Machine.

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Interview and articles