Remembering Dr. Jack Shaheen

Rehmat's World

JackShaheenOn July 9, 2017, over nine million American Muslims and 1.7 million Arab Christians mourned the death of Dr. Jack George Shaheen at age 81.

Lebanese-US Christian, Jack Shaheen, PhD, was a prolific author and professor whose career centered on dismantling stereotypes of Muslims and Arabs in the US media. He was perhaps most famous for his book, Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Villifes a People where he chronicled over 900 movies where Muslims and Arabs were represented negatively. He authored three other books too.

His writings include more than 300 essays published by Jew-owned media outlets such as Newsweek, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post, as well as chapters on media stereotypes in 40-plus college textbooks.

Shaheen was deeply involved with the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), where he was instrumental in efforts to change the original song lyrics of the 1992s children’s animated movie Aladdin. The original…

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