On 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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