Day: January 19, 2016

Forget the Syrian refugees. America needs to bring its Afghan and Iraqi interpreters here first. They risked their lives for our country. Let’s do right by them.

Last week, President Obama decided to admit 10,000 Syrian refugees to the United States. But there’s another group of foreigners who deserve our help much more – the 50,000 men and women who served as interpreters for American soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. During my two deployments, I worked with […]

The Arabic gang-rape ‘Taharrush’

Police fear a gang-rape phenomenon known as ‘taharrush gamea’ in the Arab world and seen in attacks on women across German cities at the New Year has now spread to Europe. The name of the practice translates to ‘collective harassment’ and is carried out by large groups of men who […]

The US’ ‘state of disunion’

Jan 19,2016 – JORDAN TIMES – James J. Zogby Last Tuesday, US President Barack Obama delivered the annual State of the Union (SOTU) address to a joint session of Congress. On Thursday, the Republican candidates for their party’s nomination held their sixth televised debate. The contrasts in tone could not have […]