Dean Obeidallah

28 Flips | 1 Magazine | 14 Likes | 256 Following | 151 Followers | @Dobeidalla | Writer and comedian trying to change world for the better. Co-director comedy documentary The Muslims Are Coming! Twitter: @deanofcomedy

A Campus Crushes Anti-Muslim Hate

How Virginia Tech united to stand with Muslim students who were threatened with murder—and what we can all learn from their example.<p>“I will be here …

Now the GOP Declares War on Comedy

Yes, the Republicans love their wars. But now it’s not women or Muslims or Iraq in the gun sights. It’s The Daily Show and John Oliver.<p>Republicans …

Why This Muslim Is Defending Islam-Hating Carson

In a sense, Carson—who opened this can of worms—deserves what The Donald is dishing out. But no matter. This still has no place in politics.<p>I …

Behind Trump, the GOP Really Is Becoming the Racist Party

The Donald is getting the backing of the white-supremacist crowd, and the GOP from Priebus on down says nothing. Draw your own conclusion.<p>Let me …

The Dean Obeidallah Show: Are women truly inferior in Islam?

<b>“Why are woman treated like ‘second class citizens’ in Islam?”</b> This is a question I have been asked many times. Well, <b>Harris Zafar</b>, the national …

Religion

Will the NRA Ever Stop Lying?

“They are coming to take your guns away!” That was the message from this past weekend’s annual NRA Convention. In fact, it’s the same message we have …

Finally, Apple emojis reflect America

<b>(CNN) —</b> The new emojis are here! On Thursday, Apple released a new version of its mobile operating system that includes more diversity than ever when it comes to the race, ethnicity and sexual orientation of its emojis -- those cute little images that users can insert into text messages or emails …

How One Mom Is Taking On ISIS

Her son was happy at first after he converted to Islam. Then ISIS came calling. Now he’s dead, and she’s trying to help other parents.<p>I can’t even …

Muslims Must Learn to Define Themselves

The inspirational Muslim-Jewish action over the weekend in Norway has to serve as a model for the majority of Muslims who want peace.<p>You may have …

America facing anti-Muslim bigotry

<b>(CNN) —</b> "I have been told at my job to hide the fact I am Muslim for my own personal safety by a manager."<p>"I worry for my wife who wears a headscarf and my children when they are with her and I am not there to protect them."<p>"I feel terrified for my two sons. Although all three of us were born and …

Religion

Egypt’s Jon Stewart Comes to America

Bassem Youssef’s skewering of Egypt’s political leaders made him famous in the Arab world. Now, with the U.S.-backed regime there cracking down on …

Mike Huckabee’s Christian Sharia Law

First of all, Governor, nobody in this country gets to force their religious views on others. And, while we’re at it, Muslims can own dogs.<p>Mike …

Bobby Jindal Wants to Fistfight Your God

The American Family Association is a hate group. Yet, the governor of Louisiana just spoke to the group. Shouldn’t this matter?<p>“Our God wins!” Who do …

'American Sniper' a powerful anti-war film

<b>(CNN) —</b> I had to see the movie "American Sniper." Not because of the Oscar buzz but because of the vicious anti-Muslim and anti-Arab comments posted by some on social media after seeing the film.<p>As Samer Khalaf, the president of the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, noted, there have …

For Republicans, Muslims Will Be the Gays of 2016

Bobby Jindal isn’t stupid enough to believe in Muslim no-go zones. He’s working the base, which is more than willing to be worked.<p>Now that …

Larry Wilmore’s Moment Arrives as He Takes Over From Colbert Tonight

Jon Stewart’s black sidekick debuts “The Nightly Show” tonight. No canned jokes, no routines. Can a show be both real and funny?<p>“We will call you out …

Who's killing Muslims?

<b>(CNN) —</b> We have all seen a great deal of hypocrisy from politicians, pundits and the like. But there's a new king of hypocrisy: al Qaeda.<p>On Wednesday, al Qaeda released a video featuring Nasr Ibn Ali al-Ansi, one of its top commanders in Yemen, claiming responsibility for the horrific attack last …

Are All Terrorists Muslims? It’s Not Even Close

What percentage of terror attacks in the United States and Europe are committed by Muslims? Guess. Nope. Guess again. And again...<p>“Not all Muslims …

Is it OK for comedians to joke about religion?

<i>Editor's note: Dean Obeidallah, a former attorney, is the host of SiriusXM's weekly program "The Dean Obeidallah show." He is a columnist for The Daily Beast and editor of the politics blog</i> <i>The Dean's Report</i>. He's also the co-director of the documentary "The Muslims Are Coming!" Follow him on …

Religion

The Unbearable Whiteness of Congress

The 114th Congress may be the most diverse ever, but it’s still 80 percent white male, and 92 percent Christian. Why our elected officials (still) …

The Devil in Mike Huckabee

As governor, he did some good, compassionate things. But really…gay marriage makes Jesus cry? Michael Brown had it coming? Yikes.<p>So Mike Huckabee is …

In the Middle East, the Two-State Solution Is Dead

The failure at the UN of the Palestinian resolution underscores the point: The two-state solution isn’t happening. What now? Don’t ask.<p>The two-state …

2014: What I wish we hadn't learned (Opinion) - CNN.com

<b>January 1:</b> Couples kiss in New York's Times Square to ring in the new year.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>2014: The year in pictures<p>2014: The year in pictures<p>2014: The year in pictures<p>2014: The year in pictures<p>2014: The year in pictures<p>2014: The year in pictures<p>2014: The year in pictures<p>2014: The year in …

Rush Limbaugh’s Fear of a Black James Bond

The speculation that the next Bond might be black has Rushbo all hot and bothered. All the more reason to hope it happens.<p>Rush Limbaugh is freaking …

Why Muslims Love Jesus Too

The virgin birth is mentioned in the...what...gasp...Koran?! It is indeed. So have yourself a merry Muslim Christmas.<p>It’s beginning to look a lot …

The right's 'Interview' hypocrisy (Opinion) - CNN.com

<i>Editor's note: Dean Obeidallah, a former attorney, is a columnist for The Daily Beast and editor of the politics blog "The Dean's Report." He's also the co-director of the documentary "The Muslims Are Coming!" Follow him on Twitter: @TheDeansreport The opinions expressed in this commentary are</i> …