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The Dean Obeidallah Show Will Now Crush Trump 3 Hours A Day!

Is the small-handed, thin-skinned, orange haired wanna be dictator Trump been keeping you up at night? Are you worried that “Trump stress” is shortening your life expectancy? Do you want to see Trump impeached-like yesterday?! Well then I have the … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show Will Now Crush Trump 3 Hours A Day!

Is the small-handed, thin-skinned, orange haired wanna be dictator Trump been keeping you up at night? Are you worried that “Trump stress” is shortening your life expectancy? Do you want to see Trump impeached-like yesterday?! Well then I have the … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Russell Simmons, Dangerously Funny Muslims and more

Last week on my daily live show we talked racism, told jokes and of course mocked Donald Trump! My guests included two hilarious comedians from the Muslim Funny Fest coming up in New York City July 12-14, plus Russell Simmons and … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Russell Simmons, Dangerously Funny Muslims and more

Last week on my daily live show we talked racism, told jokes and of course mocked Donald Trump! My guests included two hilarious comedians from the Muslim Funny Fest coming up in New York City July 12-14, plus Russell Simmons and … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Lewis Black, Don Lemon, Aasif Mandvi and more!

The first week of my new daily show featured everything from famous comedians like Lewis Black to famous Muslims like Congressman Keith Ellison – plus everything in between. The show even made news with my interview of CNN’s Don Lemon … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Lewis Black, Don Lemon, Aasif Mandvi and more!

The first week of my new daily show featured everything from famous comedians like Lewis Black to famous Muslims like Congressman Keith Ellison – plus everything in between. The show even made news with my interview of CNN’s Don Lemon … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show expands to 5 days a week!

There’s going to be a Muslim hosting a show on SiriusXM radio five days a week! (That screaming you are hearing is from Trump supporters.) That’s right, starting Monday, June 20 my weekly show will be expanded to five days … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show expands to 5 days a week!

There’s going to be a Muslim hosting a show on SiriusXM radio five days a week! (That screaming you are hearing is from Trump supporters.) That’s right, starting Monday, June 20 my weekly show will be expanded to five days … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: LGBT and Muslims team up to fight hate!

  First, I wanted to share some big news: Instead of being your your MBFF (“Muslim Best Friend Forever”) just one day a week, I will be there for you five days a week. That’s right, starting this Monday, June … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: LGBT and Muslims team up to fight hate!

  First, I wanted to share some big news: Instead of being your your MBFF (“Muslim Best Friend Forever”) just one day a week, I will be there for you five days a week. That’s right, starting this Monday, June … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Can Comedy Defeat Donald Trump?

On my LIVE show Saturday we will be talking about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, mutiny in GOP against Trump, Ramadan, and can comedy be the thing that slays the mighty Trump?! What exactly is the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement? … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Can Comedy Defeat Donald Trump?

On my LIVE show Saturday we will be talking about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, mutiny in GOP against Trump, Ramadan, and can comedy be the thing that slays the mighty Trump?! What exactly is the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement? … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Muhammad Ali, America’s First Muslim Hero

On my LIVE show Saturday morning we will be talking the sad passing of Muhammad Ali on Friday night, people still feeling the Bern big time, look back at Donald Trump’s horrible history of demonizing minority groups that dates back … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Muhammad Ali, America’s First Muslim Hero

On my LIVE show Saturday morning we will be talking the sad passing of Muhammad Ali on Friday night, people still feeling the Bern big time, look back at Donald Trump’s horrible history of demonizing minority groups that dates back … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: A Muslim colonel in the U.S. Air Force?!

On my LIVE show Saturday of this Memorial Day weekend we will be honoring the service of the women and men who are serving, or have served, in the U.S. military. Plus comedian Negin Farsad, author of the must read new book … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: A Muslim colonel in the U.S. Air Force?!

On my LIVE show Saturday of this Memorial Day weekend we will be honoring the service of the women and men who are serving, or have served, in the U.S. military. Plus comedian Negin Farsad, author of the must read new book … Continued

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Dean Obeidallah Show: A movie with a Muslim hero?!

On my LIVE show Saturday morning we will be talking Scapegoats, Muslim action stars and — of course — Donald Trump. Plus Maz Jobrani, comedian and star of the new hilarious comedy film Jimmy Vestvood, will join me in studio to co-host … Continued

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Dean Obeidallah Show: A movie with a Muslim hero?!

On my LIVE show Saturday morning we will be talking Scapegoats, Muslim action stars and — of course — Donald Trump. Plus Maz Jobrani, comedian and star of the new hilarious comedy film Jimmy Vestvood, will join me in studio to co-host … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Students bullied for their faith

On my LIVE show Saturday morning we are talking are about Muslim students being bullied for their faith, if Jon Stewart could have prevented Donald Trump from being the GOP nominee and more. -Bullied for being Muslim. All of us had … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Students bullied for their faith

On my LIVE show Saturday morning we are talking are about Muslim students being bullied for their faith, if Jon Stewart could have prevented Donald Trump from being the GOP nominee and more. -Bullied for being Muslim. All of us had … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah show: A Muslim vice presidential candidate?!

On my LIVE show Saturday morning I’ll be joined by Will Coley who is making history by being the first Muslim to seek the nomination for vice president of the United States. Coley is running with Darryl W. Perry for … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah show: A Muslim vice presidential candidate?!

On my LIVE show Saturday morning I’ll be joined by Will Coley who is making history by being the first Muslim to seek the nomination for vice president of the United States. Coley is running with Darryl W. Perry for … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Why are conservatives more outraged over film mocking Ronald Reagan than Trump’s bigotry?

On my LIVE show Saturday morning we talk political correctness, comedy, sexism and more. Can comedy about a minority group actually make people like that minority group?  Zarqa Nawaz, creator of the very popular Canadian sitcom,Little Mosque on the Prairie, the … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Why are conservatives more outraged over film mocking Ronald Reagan than Trump’s bigotry?

On my LIVE show Saturday morning we talk political correctness, comedy, sexism and more. Can comedy about a minority group actually make people like that minority group?  Zarqa Nawaz, creator of the very popular Canadian sitcom,Little Mosque on the Prairie, the … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: W. Kamau Bell crushes the Klan!

On my LIVE show Saturday morning we will talk topics most people want to avoid having an honest conversation about: Race and religion. Comedian W. Kamau Bell, host of CNN’s new weekly series United Shades of America, which premieres this Sunday … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: W. Kamau Bell crushes the Klan!

On my LIVE show Saturday morning we will talk topics most people want to avoid having an honest conversation about: Race and religion. Comedian W. Kamau Bell, host of CNN’s new weekly series United Shades of America, which premieres this Sunday … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: What is it like to be marked for death by ISIS?!

It’s one thing for ISIS to make broad threats against the West. It’s quite a different thing when ISIS declares it wants to kill you by name. On my LIVE show Saturday morning I’ll be joined by Imam Suhaib Webb, … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: What is it like to be marked for death by ISIS?!

It’s one thing for ISIS to make broad threats against the West. It’s quite a different thing when ISIS declares it wants to kill you by name. On my LIVE show Saturday morning I’ll be joined by Imam Suhaib Webb, … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Why do “they” REALLY hate us?

CNN’s Fareed Zakaria will be joining me Saturday morning on my LIVE show to talk about his new TV special, Why They Hate Us, that premieres Monday, April 11 at 9 pm ET on CNN. The program honestly looks at why … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Why do “they” REALLY hate us?

CNN’s Fareed Zakaria will be joining me Saturday morning on my LIVE show to talk about his new TV special, Why They Hate Us, that premieres Monday, April 11 at 9 pm ET on CNN. The program honestly looks at why … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Do Muslim lives matter in America?!

On my LIVE show Saturday morning we are talking a range of issues from “Flying while Muslim” to “Running for Congress while Muslim” to which presidential candidate do you think will truly keep you and your family safe? -Do Muslim … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Do Muslim lives matter in America?!

On my LIVE show Saturday morning we are talking a range of issues from “Flying while Muslim” to “Running for Congress while Muslim” to which presidential candidate do you think will truly keep you and your family safe? -Do Muslim … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Are Muslim neighborhoods in America on verge of being radicalized?

On my LIVE Show this Saturday morning we talk the Brussels terror attack by ISIS, being Muslim in the Bible belt, Christian sharia law and more. After the Brussels attack, Donald Trump gave us his typical response of ban all … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Are Muslim neighborhoods in America on verge of being radicalized?

On my LIVE Show this Saturday morning we talk the Brussels terror attack by ISIS, being Muslim in the Bible belt, Christian sharia law and more. After the Brussels attack, Donald Trump gave us his typical response of ban all … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: If Trump loses, will there be violence?

On my LIVE show this Saturday morning we have a lot to discuss from Donald Trump to ISIS. Should U.S. citizens who join ISIS be allowed to return to the United States if they renounce ISIS? This week 26-year-old American-born … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: If Trump loses, will there be violence?

On my LIVE show this Saturday morning we have a lot to discuss from Donald Trump to ISIS. Should U.S. citizens who join ISIS be allowed to return to the United States if they renounce ISIS? This week 26-year-old American-born … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: What’s it like to be Latino and Muslim as Trump bashes both?!

You think your life is challenging? Try being Latino and Muslim as Donald Trump stoke hate versus both communities. On my LIVE show on Saturday morning I’ll be joined by Wilfredo Ruiz, a U.S. military veteran who is both Latino and … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: What’s it like to be Latino and Muslim as Trump bashes both?!

You think your life is challenging? Try being Latino and Muslim as Donald Trump stoke hate versus both communities. On my LIVE show on Saturday morning I’ll be joined by Wilfredo Ruiz, a U.S. military veteran who is both Latino and … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Would President Trump be a dictator?

On my live show Saturday morning we are talking politics, politics and more politics!   After all we are in the heart of the presidential primary season. Is it now more likely that Hillary Clinton will be indicted over her handling … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Would President Trump be a dictator?

On my live show Saturday morning we are talking politics, politics and more politics!   After all we are in the heart of the presidential primary season. Is it now more likely that Hillary Clinton will be indicted over her handling … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Should Apple unlock suspected terrorists’ iPhones?

On my live show Saturday morning I’ll be joined by Reza Aslan, best selling author and host of the new Ovation TV series, Rough Draft with Reza Aslan. Aslan’s new show, which premieres this Sunday night and features guests TV legend … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Should Apple unlock suspected terrorists’ iPhones?

On my live show Saturday morning I’ll be joined by Reza Aslan, best selling author and host of the new Ovation TV series, Rough Draft with Reza Aslan. Aslan’s new show, which premieres this Sunday night and features guests TV legend … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Who is scarier- Trump or his supporters?!

What a week in politics! In a moment that looked like it was a sketch on Saturday Night Live, Donald Trump slammed Pope Francis, calling him “disgraceful.” Then we found out that Trump was for the Iraq War before he … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Who is scarier- Trump or his supporters?!

What a week in politics! In a moment that looked like it was a sketch on Saturday Night Live, Donald Trump slammed Pope Francis, calling him “disgraceful.” Then we found out that Trump was for the Iraq War before he … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: The Muslim Love Doctor!

Does the name Shah Jahan ring a bell? Probably not, but I bet you have heard of the legendary mammoth white marble mausoleum he built in honor of his wife who died during childbirth. That building is called the Taj … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: The Muslim Love Doctor!

Does the name Shah Jahan ring a bell? Probably not, but I bet you have heard of the legendary mammoth white marble mausoleum he built in honor of his wife who died during childbirth. That building is called the Taj … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Obama’s mosque visit, Adnan Syed and more

On Wednesday, I attended President Obama’s first visit to a U.S. mosque during his presidency. It was an emotional event where many, including myself, had to fight back tears. (I wrote about it for The Daily Beast.)  I will discuss Obama’s … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Obama’s mosque visit, Adnan Syed and more

On Wednesday, I attended President Obama’s first visit to a U.S. mosque during his presidency. It was an emotional event where many, including myself, had to fight back tears. (I wrote about it for The Daily Beast.)  I will discuss Obama’s … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Meet the Sikh man thrown out of Trump event for calling out bigotry

“If you don’t get out of here, I’m going to hit you!” barked the 40-something-year-old angry white man at Arish Singh. What did Singh do to anger this man? He simply called out Trump’s anti-Muslim hate at a recent Trump rally. … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Meet the Sikh man thrown out of Trump event for calling out bigotry

“If you don’t get out of here, I’m going to hit you!” barked the 40-something-year-old angry white man at Arish Singh. What did Singh do to anger this man? He simply called out Trump’s anti-Muslim hate at a recent Trump rally. … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Can Fox News teach you to hate Muslims?

I have a jam-packed live show this Saturday morning. A journalist who had been held by Iran joins me, we talk the blindingly white Oscars and more. What is like to a be a prisoner in Iran? Journalist Roxana Saberi, who … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Can Fox News teach you to hate Muslims?

I have a jam-packed live show this Saturday morning. A journalist who had been held by Iran joins me, we talk the blindingly white Oscars and more. What is like to a be a prisoner in Iran? Journalist Roxana Saberi, who … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Are Muslims being banned from Trump rallies?

This Saturday is the one-year anniversary of my program and we have a great LIVE show planned to mark the occasion. We will be speaking with a Muslim man who was thrown out of two recent Trump rallies for trying … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Are Muslims being banned from Trump rallies?

This Saturday is the one-year anniversary of my program and we have a great LIVE show planned to mark the occasion. We will be speaking with a Muslim man who was thrown out of two recent Trump rallies for trying … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Christian professor fired for standing up for Muslims

 On my LIVE show Saturday morning we have a packed show: Christian teacher fired for standing up for Muslims? College professor Larycia Hawkins is being fired from her tenured position as a political science professor at Wheaton College, a Christian school outside Chicago. … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Christian professor fired for standing up for Muslims

 On my LIVE show Saturday morning we have a packed show: Christian teacher fired for standing up for Muslims? College professor Larycia Hawkins is being fired from her tenured position as a political science professor at Wheaton College, a Christian school outside Chicago. … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Can you actually be fired for praying at work?!

Happy New Year friends and best wishes for a truly amazing 2016! My show is LIVE this Saturday, January 2 and we have a great show lined up. We are talking Donald Trump helping Al Qaeda and ISIS recruit in new … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Can you actually be fired for praying at work?!

Happy New Year friends and best wishes for a truly amazing 2016! My show is LIVE this Saturday, January 2 and we have a great show lined up. We are talking Donald Trump helping Al Qaeda and ISIS recruit in new … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Merry Muslim Christmas and more!

Christmas is less than a week away and many Muslims are looking forward to it! Are Muslim trying to steal Christmas?! Nope. What some may be unaware of is that Jesus is an important part of Islam, as is the … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Merry Muslim Christmas and more!

Christmas is less than a week away and many Muslims are looking forward to it! Are Muslim trying to steal Christmas?! Nope. What some may be unaware of is that Jesus is an important part of Islam, as is the … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Is Donald Trump a threat to the US Constitution?

Donald Trump is truly obsessed with Muslims. We are all he seems to want to talk about. At this point I think an intervention might be in order. On my live show Saturday we will talk about Trump’s latest proposal … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Is Donald Trump a threat to the US Constitution?

Donald Trump is truly obsessed with Muslims. We are all he seems to want to talk about. At this point I think an intervention might be in order. On my live show Saturday we will talk about Trump’s latest proposal … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: The San Bernardino terror attack

Everybody wants answers to the questions surrounding the San Bernardino shooting. As of Friday afternoon the FBI has officially labeled the shooting as an act of terrorism. However, they have not divulged the details for that determination yet. And while … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: The San Bernardino terror attack

Everybody wants answers to the questions surrounding the San Bernardino shooting. As of Friday afternoon the FBI has officially labeled the shooting as an act of terrorism. However, they have not divulged the details for that determination yet. And while … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Anti-Muslim backlash is at frightening levels!

A few times over the past several years anti-Muslim sentiment has reached levels that have caused me to truly worry about the safety of my family and friends who are Muslim. But I’ve never been as concerned as I am … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Anti-Muslim backlash is at frightening levels!

A few times over the past several years anti-Muslim sentiment has reached levels that have caused me to truly worry about the safety of my family and friends who are Muslim. But I’ve never been as concerned as I am … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Ask a Muslim a question!

I get it. Many are more concerned than ever about Muslims after the Paris terror attack. Some are fearful of Muslims while others are angry, as we saw this week with the threats and attacks made against mosques in the … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Ask a Muslim a question!

I get it. Many are more concerned than ever about Muslims after the Paris terror attack. Some are fearful of Muslims while others are angry, as we saw this week with the threats and attacks made against mosques in the … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: The Paris terror attacks, anti-Muslim protest inspires good and more

On my live show Saturday morning we well spend the first hour focusing on the horrific Paris terror attacks.  While we pray for the victims, obviously we all have questions about who committed this barbaric act.  At the time of … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: The Paris terror attacks, anti-Muslim protest inspires good and more

On my live show Saturday morning we well spend the first hour focusing on the horrific Paris terror attacks.  While we pray for the victims, obviously we all have questions about who committed this barbaric act.  At the time of … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: GOP’s war on comedy, did ISIS really blow up Russian jet, Black Lives Matters and more!

On my live show Saturday, my guests will be bringing you news from around the globe – literally. NBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin will be joining me live from Cairo, Egypt, to talk the latest into the investigation of the Russian airliner … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: GOP’s war on comedy, did ISIS really blow up Russian jet, Black Lives Matters and more!

On my live show Saturday, my guests will be bringing you news from around the globe – literally. NBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin will be joining me live from Cairo, Egypt, to talk the latest into the investigation of the Russian airliner … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Spooky Muslims and even spookier Republican presidential candidates!

The good thing about being Muslim is that I don’t have to wear a spooky costume on Halloween to scare some Americans. In fact, I may get a bunch of my Muslim friends to stand in front of Fox News … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Spooky Muslims and even spookier Republican presidential candidates!

The good thing about being Muslim is that I don’t have to wear a spooky costume on Halloween to scare some Americans. In fact, I may get a bunch of my Muslim friends to stand in front of Fox News … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Fareed Zakaria, World Champion Judah Friedlander, Benghazi and more!

I have a really big show Saturday morning! I mean, how often do you get not only CNN’s Fareed Zakaria but also the World Champion himself, Judah Friedlander?! Plus: former U.S. Ambassador and friend of the Clinton’s, Cynthia Schneider on … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Fareed Zakaria, World Champion Judah Friedlander, Benghazi and more!

I have a really big show Saturday morning! I mean, how often do you get not only CNN’s Fareed Zakaria but also the World Champion himself, Judah Friedlander?! Plus: former U.S. Ambassador and friend of the Clinton’s, Cynthia Schneider on … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: What to expect when (and if) Donald Trump hosts SNL

Is there anything that Donald Trump can do that won’t spark a controversy?? Even the announcement that Trump is hosting Saturday Night Live on Nov. 7 sparked outrage, as leaders of the Latino community have called on SNL to “Dump Trump” … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: What to expect when (and if) Donald Trump hosts SNL

Is there anything that Donald Trump can do that won’t spark a controversy?? Even the announcement that Trump is hosting Saturday Night Live on Nov. 7 sparked outrage, as leaders of the Latino community have called on SNL to “Dump Trump” … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: SNL’s head writer, Israel-Palestine, bigotry in Canada + more

Live from New York, it’s Donald Trump! Saturday Night Live’s head writer Bryan Tucker will join me to talk SNL. This Saturday night, Tracy Morgan will make his triumphant return to host SNL after being involved in a horrific auto … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: SNL’s head writer, Israel-Palestine, bigotry in Canada + more

Live from New York, it’s Donald Trump! Saturday Night Live’s head writer Bryan Tucker will join me to talk SNL. This Saturday night, Tracy Morgan will make his triumphant return to host SNL after being involved in a horrific auto … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Daily Show’s Hasan Minhaj, Justin Bieber’s right to privacy + more

This Saturday morning I’ll be coming to you LIVE from beautiful Boise, Idaho! (I’m out in Idaho because I had to perform stand up at Boise State University on Friday night.) I’ll be joined Saturday morning by one of the … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Daily Show’s Hasan Minhaj, Justin Bieber’s right to privacy + more

This Saturday morning I’ll be coming to you LIVE from beautiful Boise, Idaho! (I’m out in Idaho because I had to perform stand up at Boise State University on Friday night.) I’ll be joined Saturday morning by one of the … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: New Atheism, Russia in Syria, Sikhs and more!

On my live show this Saturday morning, we will be making sense of why Russia is now bombing targets in Syria. Laith Alkhouri, NBC News counter-terrorism analyst and Director of MENA analysis & research at Flashpoint Global Partners, will discuss what … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: New Atheism, Russia in Syria, Sikhs and more!

On my live show this Saturday morning, we will be making sense of why Russia is now bombing targets in Syria. Laith Alkhouri, NBC News counter-terrorism analyst and Director of MENA analysis & research at Flashpoint Global Partners, will discuss what … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: How cool would it be to have a Muslim president of the US?

Last week, GOP presidential candidate  Ben Carson said that a Muslim should not be president of the United States, while Donald Trump said some think we already have one. But no, President Obama is not a Muslim despite recent polls … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: How cool would it be to have a Muslim president of the US?

Last week, GOP presidential candidate  Ben Carson said that a Muslim should not be president of the United States, while Donald Trump said some think we already have one. But no, President Obama is not a Muslim despite recent polls … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Is Islam compatible with the Constitution?

It has been some week for Muslims, from Donald Trump saying we have a “Muslim problem” to telling us “I love the Muslims!” Then GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson not only declared that a Muslim should not be president, he … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Is Islam compatible with the Constitution?

It has been some week for Muslims, from Donald Trump saying we have a “Muslim problem” to telling us “I love the Muslims!” Then GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson not only declared that a Muslim should not be president, he … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: CNN’s Don Lemon, Muslim teen arrested for a clock, Trump’s silence to bigots and more

On my live show Saturday morning, I will be joined by CNN’s Don Lemon to talk about both the GOP and Democratic race for president. Is Trump getting too much media coverage because he gets ratings? Is the media unfair … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: CNN’s Don Lemon, Muslim teen arrested for a clock, Trump’s silence to bigots and more

On my live show Saturday morning, I will be joined by CNN’s Don Lemon to talk about both the GOP and Democratic race for president. Is Trump getting too much media coverage because he gets ratings? Is the media unfair … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: The first SNL after 9/11 almost didn’t happen; I was white before 9/11 and more

Saturday Night Live’s co-header writer and co-producer on 9/11, Steve Higgins, joined me to talk behind the scenes of the famous first SNL after 9/11, when Lorne Michaels asked New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani: “Can we be funny?” Higgins, who is … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: The first SNL after 9/11 almost didn’t happen; I was white before 9/11 and more

Saturday Night Live’s co-header writer and co-producer on 9/11, Steve Higgins, joined me to talk behind the scenes of the famous first SNL after 9/11, when Lorne Michaels asked New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani: “Can we be funny?” Higgins, who is … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: The first SNL after 9/11, does religious liberty apply to Muslim Americans and more

On my live show this Saturday morning, I will be joined by The Tonight Show’s Steve Higgins. While many of you might know Higgins as the announcer for The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and from his famous recent on air rap … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: The first SNL after 9/11, does religious liberty apply to Muslim Americans and more

On my live show this Saturday morning, I will be joined by The Tonight Show’s Steve Higgins. While many of you might know Higgins as the announcer for The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and from his famous recent on air rap … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Syrian refugee crisis, political correctness killing comedy and more

First off I wanted to mention that I’m guest hosting all week on SiriusXM Insight, Channel 121 from noon to 1 pm ET. You, the SiriusXM listener, is the star of the show. So give us a call and join … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Syrian refugee crisis, political correctness killing comedy and more

First off I wanted to mention that I’m guest hosting all week on SiriusXM Insight, Channel 121 from noon to 1 pm ET. You, the SiriusXM listener, is the star of the show. So give us a call and join … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Syrian refugee crisis, Hillary’s emails, Trump teaming up with anti-Muslim group and more

Syria is the world’s single largest refugee crisis in over 25 years, according to the United Nations. Between 8 and 10 million Syrians, which is more than the entire population of states like New Jersey and Michigan, have been displaced from their … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Syrian refugee crisis, Hillary’s emails, Trump teaming up with anti-Muslim group and more

Syria is the world’s single largest refugee crisis in over 25 years, according to the United Nations. Between 8 and 10 million Syrians, which is more than the entire population of states like New Jersey and Michigan, have been displaced from their … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah show: Why isn’t Donald Trump denouncing the white supremacist groups supporting him?

On Saturday I was joined by Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center to discuss Donald Trump’s appeal to white supremacist groups and why it should not come as a surprise since Trump has advocated “White Nationalist” positions. Anyone … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah show: Why isn’t Donald Trump denouncing the white supremacist groups supporting him?

On Saturday I was joined by Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center to discuss Donald Trump’s appeal to white supremacist groups and why it should not come as a surprise since Trump has advocated “White Nationalist” positions. Anyone … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Trump’s appeal to white supremacists, Schilling’s anti-Muslim tweet, John Oliver’s show + more

Anyone else concerned about people yelling “white power” at Donald Trump’s rally last week in Alabama? And even more troubling is that white supremacist organizations have endorsed Trump and he has yet to denounce these hate groups. On my live show … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Trump’s appeal to white supremacists, Schilling’s anti-Muslim tweet, John Oliver’s show + more

Anyone else concerned about people yelling “white power” at Donald Trump’s rally last week in Alabama? And even more troubling is that white supremacist organizations have endorsed Trump and he has yet to denounce these hate groups. On my live show … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Aasif Mandvi talks shedding a tear with Jon Stewart at Daily Show goodbye

Long time Daily Show correspondent Aasif Mandvi joined me Saturday to share some of his favorite memories of working with Jon Stewart for nine years. Mandvi, whose is co-starring in the new HBO series The Brink, candidly shared how he and Stewart … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Aasif Mandvi talks shedding a tear with Jon Stewart at Daily Show goodbye

Long time Daily Show correspondent Aasif Mandvi joined me Saturday to share some of his favorite memories of working with Jon Stewart for nine years. Mandvi, whose is co-starring in the new HBO series The Brink, candidly shared how he and Stewart … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Aasif Mandvi, anchor babies, Deez Nuts and more

My live show on Saturday, August 22, 2015 is packed with Muslims, comedy, Deez Nuts, politics and more. We will be joined by long time Daily Show correspondent Aasif Mandvi, who will be talking the season finale of his new HBO … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Aasif Mandvi, anchor babies, Deez Nuts and more

My live show on Saturday, August 22, 2015 is packed with Muslims, comedy, Deez Nuts, politics and more. We will be joined by long time Daily Show correspondent Aasif Mandvi, who will be talking the season finale of his new HBO … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Muslim zombies are coming to Texas!

Imam Khalil Abdur-Rashid was on my show last Saturday to discuss the proposed cemetery that the Muslim community in the Farmersville, Texas area wants to build. You would think that would be no big deal, but think again. Many in Farmersville … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Muslim zombies are coming to Texas!

Imam Khalil Abdur-Rashid was on my show last Saturday to discuss the proposed cemetery that the Muslim community in the Farmersville, Texas area wants to build. You would think that would be no big deal, but think again. Many in Farmersville … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Muslim zombies?!

Muslim zombies?!  Many in Farmersville, Texas oppose the building a Muslim cemetery on the outskirts of the town because they say Muslims want to take over America. Perhaps we Muslims can rise up from the dead and impose Islamic law? … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Muslim zombies?!

Muslim zombies?!  Many in Farmersville, Texas oppose the building a Muslim cemetery on the outskirts of the town because they say Muslims want to take over America. Perhaps we Muslims can rise up from the dead and impose Islamic law? … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Lewis Black shares Jon Stewart’s emotional final day on The Daily Show

Comedian and long time Daily Show contributor Lewis Black was on my show Saturday talking Jon Stewart’s last day hosting The Daily Show. Black shared the story of coming to show’s studio at 2 pm on Thursday for rehearsal and … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Lewis Black shares Jon Stewart’s emotional final day on The Daily Show

Comedian and long time Daily Show contributor Lewis Black was on my show Saturday talking Jon Stewart’s last day hosting The Daily Show. Black shared the story of coming to show’s studio at 2 pm on Thursday for rehearsal and … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Daily Show’s Lewis Black to talk Jon Stewart

It has been a very big week. We lost our regular dose of comedy icon Jon Stewart but gained a great new political comedy show: The Republican presidential debates. We will be talking about both of those on my live show Saturday … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Daily Show’s Lewis Black to talk Jon Stewart

It has been a very big week. We lost our regular dose of comedy icon Jon Stewart but gained a great new political comedy show: The Republican presidential debates. We will be talking about both of those on my live show Saturday … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Jon Stewart made America better

SiriusXM Insight’s John Fugelsang, host of Tell Me Everything, joined my show Saturday to discuss the influence that Jon Stewart has had in his 16 years hosting The Daily Show. We both believe that Stewart truly made us laugh while … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Jon Stewart made America better

SiriusXM Insight’s John Fugelsang, host of Tell Me Everything, joined my show Saturday to discuss the influence that Jon Stewart has had in his 16 years hosting The Daily Show. We both believe that Stewart truly made us laugh while … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Christians banned from a Florida store?!

“No Christians allowed in my gun shop!” Or what about a sign that read: “Jews keep out!” The response to this type of despicable discrimination would be met with universal condemnation. Politicians and the media would be denouncing the storeowner. … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Christians banned from a Florida store?!

“No Christians allowed in my gun shop!” Or what about a sign that read: “Jews keep out!” The response to this type of despicable discrimination would be met with universal condemnation. Politicians and the media would be denouncing the storeowner. … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Was the Louisiana movie theater shooting ‘domestic terrorism’?

The shooting at the Louisiana movie theater may be more than first meets the eye: It may be an act of terrorism. I emphasize “may” because all the facts are not in yet. However, media reports emerging today note that … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Was the Louisiana movie theater shooting ‘domestic terrorism’?

The shooting at the Louisiana movie theater may be more than first meets the eye: It may be an act of terrorism. I emphasize “may” because all the facts are not in yet. However, media reports emerging today note that … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Muslims being funny?!

Generally we see three types of Muslims in the US media: ISIS, Al Qaeda and under arrest. But there are actually many funny Muslim comedians. In fact close to 20 will be coming to New York City this week (likely … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Muslims being funny?!

Generally we see three types of Muslims in the US media: ISIS, Al Qaeda and under arrest. But there are actually many funny Muslim comedians. In fact close to 20 will be coming to New York City this week (likely … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: How to prevent more Chattanooga and Charleston shootings

On my live show Saturday morning, I will address the concrete ways we can prevent more attacks like we saw Thursday in Chattanooga and last month in Charleston. As most are aware, on Thursday, Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez allegedly shot and … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: How to prevent more Chattanooga and Charleston shootings

On my live show Saturday morning, I will address the concrete ways we can prevent more attacks like we saw Thursday in Chattanooga and last month in Charleston. As most are aware, on Thursday, Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez allegedly shot and … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Hear from a woman who says Bill Cosby assaulted her

Kristina Ruehli was a secretary at the Hollywood talent agency that represented Bill Cosby in the 1960s. That’s when she says she met Cosby, who invited her and an actress to his house for a party. Upon arriving at Cosby’s … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Hear from a woman who says Bill Cosby assaulted her

Kristina Ruehli was a secretary at the Hollywood talent agency that represented Bill Cosby in the 1960s. That’s when she says she met Cosby, who invited her and an actress to his house for a party. Upon arriving at Cosby’s … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Muslim Americans proudly serving the United States

On July 4th I hosted a very special show featuring Muslim Americans who are, or who have, served our country. Let’s be honest, typically the Muslims we see in media are the ones doing some pretty awful things. Not many people … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Muslim Americans proudly serving the United States

On July 4th I hosted a very special show featuring Muslim Americans who are, or who have, served our country. Let’s be honest, typically the Muslims we see in media are the ones doing some pretty awful things. Not many people … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Live July 4th special featuring Muslims serving the United States

A Muslim Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army? A Muslim member of the US Congress? A Muslim working in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security?! Yep, and those will be the very types of people I’ll be featuring on my … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Live July 4th special featuring Muslims serving the United States

A Muslim Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army? A Muslim member of the US Congress? A Muslim working in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security?! Yep, and those will be the very types of people I’ll be featuring on my … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: The Confederate Flag is the Flag of Traitors

First off, I’m excited to announce that this Saturday, July 4, my show will be a live special featuring Muslim Americans who currently or have in the past served our country. The guests range from the first Muslim American member … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: The Confederate Flag is the Flag of Traitors

First off, I’m excited to announce that this Saturday, July 4, my show will be a live special featuring Muslim Americans who currently or have in the past served our country. The guests range from the first Muslim American member … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Charleston church attack was terrorism

Last Wednesday night we learned about the horrific attack on a famed black church in Charleston, South Carolina that resulted in the death of nine African-Americans. The media has labeled the attack many things, including “a massacre,” “heartbreaking” and “hateful.” … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Charleston church attack was terrorism

Last Wednesday night we learned about the horrific attack on a famed black church in Charleston, South Carolina that resulted in the death of nine African-Americans. The media has labeled the attack many things, including “a massacre,” “heartbreaking” and “hateful.” … Continued

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What’s this “Ramadan” thing again?

I have been asked that question and many others about Ramadan over the years. While I’m sure most have heard of Ramadan, which begins this year on Thursday, not many know the details of this month long tradition for Muslims. … Continued

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What’s this “Ramadan” thing again?

I have been asked that question and many others about Ramadan over the years. While I’m sure most have heard of Ramadan, which begins this year on Thursday, not many know the details of this month long tradition for Muslims. … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: US media’s double standard if suspect is Muslim

On Saturday morning, a man driving an armored van unleashed a barrage of gunfire at a Dallas police station and planted bombs outside the police headquarters in the hopes of killing police officers. He was chased by the police and … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: US media’s double standard if suspect is Muslim

On Saturday morning, a man driving an armored van unleashed a barrage of gunfire at a Dallas police station and planted bombs outside the police headquarters in the hopes of killing police officers. He was chased by the police and … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: When hate comes to your town

How would you feel if hundreds of angry and armed people showed up outside your church or synagogue screaming horrible things about you and your faith? Well, that is exactly what the Phoenix Muslim community went through on Friday night. … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: When hate comes to your town

How would you feel if hundreds of angry and armed people showed up outside your church or synagogue screaming horrible things about you and your faith? Well, that is exactly what the Phoenix Muslim community went through on Friday night. … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Why is media ignoring a Christian terrorist?

If a Muslim is arrested for plotting a terrorist attack in America, you know it will make headlines and media outlets across the nation will cover it. But when a Christian minister is arrested for plotting to kill Muslim Americans … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Why is media ignoring a Christian terrorist?

If a Muslim is arrested for plotting a terrorist attack in America, you know it will make headlines and media outlets across the nation will cover it. But when a Christian minister is arrested for plotting to kill Muslim Americans … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: No, Islam doesn’t say kill gays

On Friday night’s episode of HBO’s “Real Time,” Bill Maher welcomed his friend and fellow anti-theist Ayaan Hirsi Ali to discuss Islam. (Nothing like two non-Muslims who hate religion telling people what Islam is really about.) Ali, who left Islam … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: No, Islam doesn’t say kill gays

On Friday night’s episode of HBO’s “Real Time,” Bill Maher welcomed his friend and fellow anti-theist Ayaan Hirsi Ali to discuss Islam. (Nothing like two non-Muslims who hate religion telling people what Islam is really about.) Ali, who left Islam … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Draw your favorite Islamophobe contest!

Do you know how to draw, even just stick figures? Do you hate bigotry? Then I hope you enter my “Draw your favorite Islamphobe contest” that I announced on my show this past Saturday. You can draw a cartoon or … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Draw your favorite Islamophobe contest!

Do you know how to draw, even just stick figures? Do you hate bigotry? Then I hope you enter my “Draw your favorite Islamphobe contest” that I announced on my show this past Saturday. You can draw a cartoon or … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Sofia Vergara wants her embryos back!

“Modern Family” star Sofia Vergara is in legal brawl with her ex-fiancé Nick Loeb over two embryos they had frozen when they were a couple. Loeb, who wrote an op-ed for the New York Times last week on the issue, … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Sofia Vergara wants her embryos back!

“Modern Family” star Sofia Vergara is in legal brawl with her ex-fiancé Nick Loeb over two embryos they had frozen when they were a couple. Loeb, who wrote an op-ed for the New York Times last week on the issue, … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Why don’t we care that our government is intentionally killing US citizens with drone strikes?

NBC foreign correspondent Ayman Moyhadeen was on The Dean Obeidallah Show last weekend to talk the drone strike in Pakistan that the Obama administration revealed took the lives of an American and Italian hostage. While the killing of these two was … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Why don’t we care that our government is intentionally killing US citizens with drone strikes?

NBC foreign correspondent Ayman Moyhadeen was on The Dean Obeidallah Show last weekend to talk the drone strike in Pakistan that the Obama administration revealed took the lives of an American and Italian hostage. While the killing of these two was … Continued

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

“Why are woman treated like ‘second class citizens’ in Islam?” This is a question I have been asked many times. Well, Harris Zafar, the national spokesperson for Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA and author of “Demystifying Islam: Tackling the Tough Questions,” … Continued

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

“Why are woman treated like ‘second class citizens’ in Islam?” This is a question I have been asked many times. Well, Harris Zafar, the national spokesperson for Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA and author of “Demystifying Islam: Tackling the Tough Questions,” … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Daily Show’s Aasif Mandvi wages a comedy jihad!

Watch out America: The Daily Show’s senior Muslim correspondent is launching a jihad! But this is one jihad that I, and I bet most people would support. Mandvi is using comedy to counter anti-Muslim bigotry. Mandvi came on my show … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Daily Show’s Aasif Mandvi wages a comedy jihad!

Watch out America: The Daily Show’s senior Muslim correspondent is launching a jihad! But this is one jihad that I, and I bet most people would support. Mandvi is using comedy to counter anti-Muslim bigotry. Mandvi came on my show … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Jesus and Moses are part of Islam?!

What do you mean Jesus is part of Islam?! Are you actually saying that Moses and Abraham are also part of Islam?! Noooooo way!! Well, those are the typical responses I get from people when they hear that Jesus, Moses, … Continued

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The Dean Obeidallah Show: Jesus and Moses are part of Islam?!

What do you mean Jesus is part of Islam?! Are you actually saying that Moses and Abraham are also part of Islam?! Noooooo way!! Well, those are the typical responses I get from people when they hear that Jesus, Moses, … Continued

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