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Title:
The Syrian Lebanese star
Alternate title:
Syrian-Lebanese star
Alternate Title:
Star
Physical Description:
v. : ill. ;
Language:
English
Publisher:
A.M. Coplan
Place of Publication:
Jacksonville Fla
Creation Date:
February 1, 2003
Frequency:
monthly
regular

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Syrians -- Newspapers -- United States   ( lcsh )
Lebanese -- Newspapers -- United States   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Jacksonville (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Duval County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre:
newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage:
United States -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville
Coordinates:
30.31944 x -81.66 ( Place of Publication )

Notes

Additional Physical Form:
Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Began in 1963.
General Note:
Description based on: Vol. 16, no. 9 (Sept. 1978).
Funding:
Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.

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Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
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All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
aleph - 000579625
oclc - 05165391
notis - ADA7472
lccn - sn 79007351
issn - 0193-2578
System ID:
UF00028363:00012

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Material Information

Title:
The Syrian Lebanese star
Alternate title:
Syrian-Lebanese star
Alternate Title:
Star
Physical Description:
v. : ill. ;
Language:
English
Publisher:
A.M. Coplan
Place of Publication:
Jacksonville Fla
Creation Date:
February 1, 2003
Frequency:
monthly
regular

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Syrians -- Newspapers -- United States   ( lcsh )
Lebanese -- Newspapers -- United States   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Jacksonville (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Duval County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre:
newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage:
United States -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville
Coordinates:
30.31944 x -81.66 ( Place of Publication )

Notes

Additional Physical Form:
Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Began in 1963.
General Note:
Description based on: Vol. 16, no. 9 (Sept. 1978).
Funding:
Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
aleph - 000579625
oclc - 05165391
notis - ADA7472
lccn - sn 79007351
issn - 0193-2578
System ID:
UF00028363:00012

Table of Contents
    Main
        page 1
        page 2
        page 3
        page 4
        page 5
    Florida
        page 6
    Florida 3
        page 7
    Florida's Gold Coast/Florida Gulf Coast
        page 8
    Georgia
        page 9
    North Carolina
        page 10
    North Carolina 2
        page 11
    Maryland/Washington, D.C./Virginia
        page 12
    Maryland
        page 13
    Tennessee
        page 14
    Alabama
        page 15
    Louisiana-Mississippi
        page 16
    Arkansas/Oklahoma/New Mexico
        page 17
    New Mexico/Texas
        page 18
    Texas
        page 19
    Arizona
        page 20
    Colorado
        page 21
    California
        page 22
    California 2
        page 23
    Recommended Businesses
        page 24
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A s co-hosts for the
2003 Mid-Winter
Conference, the Cedars
Club and the Heritage
Club of Baton Rouge
invite you to experience a
Mid-Winter Masquerade
in Batoni Rouge,
Louisiana, February 14-
16, 2003!


February 2003 will be
an exciting time in
Louisiana! -The
Bicentennial of the
Louisiana Purchase will
be celebrated; crawfish
season will be at its.
height; and the season .T
Mardi Gras will be in full
(continued on page 6


Jacksonville Looses Lebanese
Businessman & Philanthropist
LeRoy Hemingway

LeRoy Hemingway, a i
70, passed away
peacefully on December .
311. 2'002. A lifelong
resident of Jacksonvillee, l .) I
he proudly served as a -
Marine in the Korean
\War. LeRoN \\ as
founder and Chairman '
of The Famous Carpet 1'
Barn. Inc. and Flooring '
America. He \%as a ia
icontnued on page 1S 1 |

Memphis to Host A
Shower of Stars


The stars will be
coming to Memphis, TN,
on April 26 to show their
support of St. Jude
Children's Research
Hospital. .
Marlo, Terre, and Tony
Thomas and Phi! Donahue
have invited the biggest
hearts and brightest minds
in Hollywood and
Corporate America to the


Shower of Stars,
celebrating St. Jude
Children's Research
Hospital's 40 years of
progress, hope and cures.
The event will take
place in the city's new
Cannon Center for
Performing Arts, located
moments away from St.

(continued on page 13)


Florida
Journalist
Suspended
Over Biased
Comments
(WASHINGTON, D.C.,
1/2/03) The Council on
American-Islamic
Relations (CAIR) said
tonight that a. Florida
journalist who made dis-
paraging remarks about
Arabs and Muslims in an
e-mail message has been
suspended without pay
for one week. In a letter
of- apology CAIR,
Tallahassee Democrat
Executive Editor John W.
Miller wrote: "On behalf
o- Z6^the. Tallahassee

(continued on page 5)

Tallahassee
Democrat


Gibran's
"The Prophet"
Outside the Cannon
of American
Literature
by D. H. Melhem
H as Kahlil Gibran
been an influence
on your poetry?" someone
asked me recently. "No," I
replied. And yet, of course I
had been aware of Gibran.
Growing up in New York, I
recall the reverent way my
father would mention his
name. Like me, Gibran was
an Arab American of
Lebanese origin. There,
most resemblances end. I
was bom in Brooklyn; he
was born in Bsharri,
Lebanon. I've struggled a
lifetime.for.recognition as a
poet,- novelist, playwright,
scholar, and essayist. Just
(continued on page 21)
George
Korkmas


Writer Mocks Announces
Arabs, s Candidacy For
Arabs, Muslims Vice-President


Journalist says Arabs
"squat around the camel-
dung fire...put their bot-
toms in the air"

(Washington, D.C., 1/2/03)
- A senior writer for a
Florfda newspaper that
caused an international
controversy by portraying
(continued on page 13)


George Korkmas has
announced that he plans to
run for Vice President of
the Southern Federation in
Atlanta in July, 2003. Mr.
Korkmas is a long time
member of the L'Entasar
Club of Houston. He is
now serving as President
(continued on page 16)


A Community of Many Worlds
AnAn AMERICANS IN NEW YORK CITY


by Ema Shackelton
The Museum of the,
City of New York
just completed its first-ever
exhibition on the life of the
Arab community in a city
that has hosted Arab
Americans for over a
hundred years. "Arab
Americans are among the
oldest and the newest New
Yorkers, they represent a
dozen sending nations, all


three major monotheistic
faiths, and all educational
and socio-economic strata.
They have contributed
much to the life of New
York City, and their story is
a classic New York story,"
says chair of Community
and Family Programming
and museum editor Kathy
Benson.
One is introduced to the
(continued on page 17)


Target House H opening means
'plenty of room at the inn'


O lympic figure skating
legend Scott Hamilton
joined Grammyn award
winning artist Amy Grant
and Marlo Thomas in
Memphis for the grand
opening of Target House II
on November 20.
The expanded Target
House provides 46 addi-
tional fully-furnished apart-
ment suites for families of


patients at St. Jude
Children's Research
Hospital who are facing
long-term treatment for
cancer and other cata-
strophic diseases. The
completion of Target
House II means that 100
percent of .the hospital's
need for long-term stay will
now be met. And just in
time for the holidays, too.
(continued on page 10)


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Left to right (back row) Dr. Alfred mansour, Jr, Dr. Rick Mansour, Judge
Alfred Manour (front row) Mary Jo Mansour and Sharon Meek


W ith tears and laughter,
hugs and kisses, the
well planned festive week-
end to honor the President
of the Southern Federation,
Mary Jo Mansour of
Alexandria, LA. As family,
friends, associates, Federation
officers and members gath-
ered. Thus began a week-
end full of fun, food and
entertainment for Mary Jo,
a well loved and respected
lady by all. Those that
were there will remember
these three days for a long
time to come. President
Mansour's Testimonial
sponsored by the Syra-
Meric Club of Alexandria
was chaired by Kelli


Samsing and committee.
(continued on page 13)


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Page 2 THE SYRIAN-LEBANESE STAR February 2003
Jacksonville News


50th Wedding
Anniversary


The Batehs
Mary Issa and Issa
Abraham Bateh
celebrated their 50th
wedding anniversary with
a reception at San Jose
Golf & Country Club.
They were married Dec.
21, 1952, in Holy Rosary
Catholic Church in
Jacksonville.
Their children are Julia
Ann Farmand, Abraham
Issa Bateh, Linda Sue
Bajalia and Michael Issa
Bateh, all of Jacksonville.
The Batehs have eight
grandchildren.


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The Adeebs
Christy Neuman,
Jacksonville, and Josh
Adeeb, Atlantic Beach,
were married at 5:30 p.m.
yesterday in Palms
Presbyterian Church.
The bride, daughter of
Gail Raber, lady lake, and
Douglas Neuman,
Callahan, graduated with
high honors from the
University of North
Florida.
The bridegroom son of
Dr. Denise
Angela Kalil
and Dr. Charles
S Morgan
Edwards, both
of Tampa, were
married at 4
Edwards p.m. yesterday
(continued on page 6


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Beteh
Shihadeh A. Junior
Bateh, a leader in
Jacksonville s Palestinian
community, died at his
home Sunday after a brief
illness with cancer. he
was 71.
Born in Ramallah,
Palestine, Mr. Bateh came
to Jacksonville with other
family members while a
teenager. He graduated
from Andrew Jackson
High School in 1948.
He and a brother opened
a Banner Food Store in
Spring-field, which they
later sold.. Mr. bateh then
owned and .operated
several businesses,
including a construction
company that built small
strip commercial centers.
Offices and homes.
He was very family
oriented and very
gracious and generous to
others who came from
Ramallah, said Joy
Bateh Freiha, a second
cousin who called mr.
Bateh Uncle Junior.
He would help the
newcomers get started in


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Mr. Bateh was a charter
member and past
president of the Ramallah
American Club of
Jacksonville. He also was
active in St. John the
Divine Greek Orthodox
Church, serving on its
parish council and
volunteering at the annual
Greek festival.
While loyal to his
Palestinian roots, Mr.
Bateh was very proud of
his U.S. citizenship, his
cousin said. Mr. Bateh is
survived by his wife of 48
years, Naheel S. Bateh; a
son, Norman S. Beteh;
two daughters, Norma
Jean Frye and Cynthia
Bateh, all of Jacksonville;
five grandchildren; two
brothers, Issa Bateh and
Ramzi Beteh, both of
Jacksonville; and two
sisters, Asma Bateh of
Jacksonville and Sumaya
Nasrah of San Francisco.

FRED JOSEPH OSSI
Fred Joseph Ossi, 69,
born in Jacksonville, FL.
Married to Addie Mausert
Ossi for 44 years and
blessed with seven
daughters.
Fred graduated from
University of Florida
Pharmacy School in
1956; owned Brookwood
Pharmacy for 34 years;
Member of the FL
Pharmaceutical
Association;. *Past
Member of the Rotary
Club; Past member of the
Knights of Columbus.
Fred loved his yard work
and. tennis; He was an
active member of the
HabiJax, Wednesday
Gang and a devoted of
San Jose Catholic Parish.
Fred is survived by his
beloved wife, Addie; his
seven daughters: Terri
Ossi; Kelli ,and Jim
Moody, son Ryan; Addie-
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Jesus Christ Is

God In The Flesh


Thank my God for giv-
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share my experience after
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and to pour into your ears
and into your life that you
may become fruitful in
the work of the Lord for
his glory.
First, I want you to
know that God loves you
more then your parents,
sweethearts, and we can-
not see it now until after
we die. Galatians 1:5:
But when it pleased God,
who separated me from
my mother's womb, and
called me by his grace,
16: To reveal his son in
me, that I might preach
him among the heathen;
immediately I conferred
not with flesh and blood:
The scripture reading
is from Luke 10:38-42:
Now it came to pass, as
they went, that he entered
into a certain village: and
a certain woman named


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Martha receive
her house. Anc
sister called M
also sat at Jesus
heard his wo
Martha was
about much se
came to him,
Lord, dost tho
that my sister h
to serve alone
therefore that
me. And Jesus
and said unto h
Martha, thou
and troubled a
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in English as Meekness.
The Arabic word means not
to inflict any injury or pain
on any one else. This also,
results in a peaceful life for
an individual. And, as such,
helps to establish .peace on
earth.
The injunctions in the
Holy Quran are:
Surely all Believers
are brothers.
So make peace
between your
brothers.
And fear Allah that
mercy may be shown
to you. (49:11)
The Verse of the Holy
Quran 49:11, lays special
stress on Muslim
brotherhood. Islam tolerates
no discard of dissension
between brothers. If there
happens to arise a quarrel or
dispute between two muslim
individuals or groups, other
Muslims are bound, at once,
to bring about reconciliation
between the quarreling
parties Islam s real strength
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which transcends all barriers
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The Star is published once per month by A.M. Coplan. The Star is an independent
monthly serving Americans of Syrian and Lebanese heritage for over 35 years.
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Please send your letters, news stories, pictures and club activities to
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Cedars Club of Houston
Installs New Officers for 2003


At its monthly meeting
held at the home of Lois and
Leslie Lewis, the Cedars
Club of Houston installed
new officers for the coming
year. Mrs. Lewis, a past
president of the club
installed the officers who
are pictured above.
The Cedars Club was
founded by Al Zwan in


1958, and has been a mem-
ber of the Federation since
its inception and have par-
ticipated in all its projects.
The club promotes its her-
itage and contributes to
many charities. It meets
once a month, usually in the
home of a member. Hostess
(continued on page 7)


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Roland and Olga
Hassenbhohler,
Lafayette, La. Celebrated
their 60th wedding
anniversary on July 6,
2002, the Restaurant Des
Families, with family and
friends. Family members
present included daugh-
ter, Jeanne Cope, with her
daughters, Danielle and
Collette, who came in
from Singapore; daugh-
ter, Barbara McAuliffe,
her daughters Shannon


New Orleans
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:-. Celebrate
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Anniversary
and Cameron, from
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his ,wife, Donalyn, New
Orleans, their daughter,
Nicole and husband
David Labee and their
son, Ethan, from
Houston, and daughter,
Mireille also from
Houston; son Tom and
wife Nancy, their son,
Tommy, Jr. and daughter,
Lauren, all of Metairie,

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FLORIDA


Adeeb Wedding
(continued from page 2)
Joe and Brenda Adeeb.
Ponte Vedra Beach,
graduated from
Vanderbilt University and
is employed by Bono s of
North Florida in business
development and
promotions.
Holly Warren was the
matron of honor, and
Kristina Borden was the
maid of honor. Joe Adeeb
was the best man.
Following a trip to
Hawaii, the couple will
live in Atlantic Beach.

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Edwards Wedding
(continued from page 2)
in St. George Orthodox
Church.
The bride, daughter of
Frieda and Sam Kalil Jr.,
Jacksonville, graduated from
Wolfson High School, the
University of Florida and the
University of South Florida
College of Medicine. She is
completing a residency in
internal medicine and
pediatrics.
The bridegroom, son of the
late Dr. William and Sandra
Edwards, graduated from the
University of Florida, the
University of Tampa and the
University of South Florida
College of Medicine. He is
employed by Bay Area
Hospitalists as an internal
medicine physician.
Michelle Kalil was the maid
of honor, and Dr. Joel Waltzer
was the best man.
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c'aribbean, the couple will live
in Tampa.


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Democrat, I apologize to
all of our readers, and
most especially, to mem-
bers of the Islamic faith
everywhere, for the
intemperate e-mail com-
ments of political
writer/columnist Bill
Cotterell. They absolute-
ly do not represent the
views and sensitivities of
this newspaper. Worse,
they run counter to many
of the values we hold
dearest, among them tol-
erance, diversity and
inclusiveness.
"Bill spoke, via company
e-mail in anger and frus-
tration to a reader.
Shortly after he sent the
message, he realized his
mistake, and he has since
apologized to all of his
(continued on page 11)


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(continued from page 2)
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well as several step-grand
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FLORIDA 3


60th Anniversary
(continued from page 5)
La. Olga's. sister, Helen
Rossie and grandson,
Ross in from Atlanta, Ga.,
and Roland's sister,
Yvette Levata, of
Metairie, La..
Following dinner, guests
were entertained with a
program by Shannon,
Cameron, Danielle,
Colette and Ross with
anniversary sons, music,
jokes and dancing.
Congratulations Roland
and Olga, on your 60
years together. This was
indeed a great and memo-
rable evening. Roland
and Olga are very active
and long standing mem-
bers of the Syrian
Lebanese American Club
of New Orleans.
Writer
(continued from page 9)
2/29/02 http://www.talla-
hassee.com/mld/democ-
rat/news/opin-
ion/4818952.htm
CAIR's Florida office has
asked for a meeting with
the Tallahassee Democrat
editorial board. The news-
paper has not yet replied to
that request.


Anniversaries
(continued from page 5)
their 4 children. The
guests were entertained by
granddaughters, Bianca
and Kristina Bucaram with
a medley of songs. Harris
Nader also sang the
Kibbee Nayee Song with a
special added verse in
honor of Ralph and
Adelene. Along with
many family members and
friends, present were out
of town guests from
Jacksonville, Fla;
Alexandria, La.; San
Antonio, Tex., Los
Angeles, Cal., and numer-
ous other cities. Theresa
and George Korkmas at a
buffet luncheon and recep-
tion hosted by their 6 chil-
dren. Many relatives,
friends, both locally and
out of town joined in the
joyfully occasion.
Also celebrating their
50th anniversary are Eddie
and Lillian Harris. All
four couples are not only
from Houston, but all
belong to the same affiliat-
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Federation, the club being
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Cedars Club is selected alphabetically
(continued from page 4) and cover dish supper is
held.
On October 26, Jeri Wasaff served as hostess for a
dinner meeting in her home. A social hour was held
before and after dinner. The raffle, a method of raising
funds for charity donations was won by Al Zwan.


j


(continued from page 4)
The organization meets
quarterly and election is
held each May. Leaders
serving this year are:
President, Toufic Jammal,
Orlando; Vice Pres., Dan
Bushri, Winter Park;
-Corres. Secty., Elaine Ellis,
St Petersburg; Rec. Secty,
Carmen Afghani, Daytona
Beach; Carlos Johary,
Longwood is serving as
State Vice President for
Florida,
Norma Bannoura, for-
mer Treasurer of the


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FLORIDA S GOLD COAST/FLORIDA GULF COAST


Hemingway
(continued from page 1)
member of Ortega United
Methodist Church where
he held many leadership
positions over the years.
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Club and a Paul Harris
Fellov. .He served on the
Board of Directors for
Methodist Medical
Center for 17 years and
the Advisory Board of
LifeQuest Organ
Recovery Services. He
was a Master Mason of
the William B. Barnett
Lodge and 32nd Degree
Shriner of the Scottish
Rite, Morocco Temple.
He had past associations
with the St. John's Dinner
Club, Quarterback Club,
Order of the Dolphins,
Chaine de Rotisseurs,-
Offshore Fisherman's
Club and Captain's Club.
LeRoy who was a
personal friend,was well-
known for his generosity
as well as telling jokes
and stories. He was an
avid Gator fan who also
enjoyed reading,


traveling, his vacation
home; in North Carolina
and mentoring, young
people.
When visiting LeRoy
he was always a gracious
host whether it was in
North Carolina or at his
home in Avondale.
LeRoy was also a wind
collector and shared his
finest wines with his
friends. Once he had a
$10,000 bottle of wine
from Russia and he
bought special small
glasses to give as many of
his friends as possible, a
sip of this famous wine.
He was also a student of
Kahlil Gibran and
claimed to be of descent.
LeRoy was given a gift
of a second chance at life,
by receiving a donor heart
in March of 1992. He and
his family were most
grateful for the additional
years they shared because
of the unselfish gift of his
donor family.
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GEORGIA


Tallahassee Writer
(continued from page 1)
the Prophet Muhammad as
a nuclear terrorist is being
accused of anti-Muslim
and anti-Arab bias by a
national Islamic civil rights
and advocacy group.
The Washington-based
Council on American-
Islamic Relations (CAIR)
has learned that in an e-
mail discussion with a con-
cerned Muslim,
Tallahassee Democrat
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(continued from page 1
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FL Journalist
(continued from page 11)
colleagues for the hurt
and embarrassment he
knows he caused.
"I was wrong and I am
sorry," he said in an unso-
licited statement to his
editors. "My remarks
were grossly -inappropri-
ate and do not reflect my
views toward MuTslim
people."
"It would be bad enough
if my comments reflected
only on my own lack of
judgment, but realize that
I have embarrassed the
newspaper", Cotterell
said.
"He said that he should
have stopped to consider
that people would believe
he spoke for the
Democrat rather than just
for myself in an emotion-
al and ill-considered
moment."
"Bill has been a valued
and respected employee
of the Democrat for
almost 20 years. But his
actions----even though
they were in a private
communication----cannot
go unpunished. As of
Friday, he is being sus-
pended without pay for a
week."
"We thank the
Tallahassee Democrat for
its swift action in
response to this troubling
issue. The newspaper's


forthright apology goes a
long way toward re-estab-
lishing its journalistic
credibility with the
Muslim and Arab-
American communities in
Florida," said CAIR
Board Chairman Omar
Ahmad. Almad added
that he hoped the
Muslims in that state
could now enter into a
more constructive and
reciprocal dialogue with
the newspaper's editorial
board.
"We will continue our
strong support the First
Amendment right to free-
dom of speech. But we
also believe that with
freedom, comes responsi-
bility," said CAIR
Executive Director Nihad
Awad. Awad also
thanked all those who
contacted the newspaper
to express their concerns
about Cotterell's remarks.
"We encourage people of
conscience to stand up for
what is right and not to be
discouraged by the rising
tide of Anti-Muslim big-
otry in our nation," said
Awad.
In an e-mail to, a con-
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had written: "Expect for
Jordan and Egypt, no
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treaty with Israel.
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involvement in our clubs
and Federation.
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Jesus
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Pres. Honored
(continued from page 13)
love to do. My days on the
board made me realize I
wanted to do more and
continue to serve. Yes,
being President of this
great organization is a
dream fulfilled and a labor
of love. I have heard for-
mer presidents say that you
get so much out of this than
you put into it; no matter
how much you put into it.
As a matter of fact you can
never catch up. The more
you try, the more you get
out of it. Its never ending.
That's what makes it so
wonderful. Another reason
I value this so much is
because of friends and rela-
tives like you who support
me and stand by me. I am
so happy to share this great
experience with each and
everyone of you.
There are so many peo-
ple I want to thank. First
and foremost my beloved
husband, Alfred. I could
not have taken this on with-
out him and I would not
have wanted to do so. My
family who has supported
me in every step of the way.

Shower of Stars
(continued from page 1)

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near a member club and ,
therefore near a friend.
Tonight is just the begin-
ning. I plan to travel from
one end of this Federation
to the other. I want to be
invited to all of the clubs.
And if I'm invited, I plan to
go. So don't invite me
unless you are serious.
Remember, we are all
going to meet again in
Baton Rouge for the Mid
Winter, February 14-16. I
also expect to see all of you
-in Atlanta in July." (picture
courtesy of Dr. Jerry Ann
Alt, Las Cruces, NM)

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their support in the
hospital's early years.
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president and CEO, of
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Jesus
(continued from page 13)
thinking that they are
pleasing God their cre-
ator. There is a way that
seems right onto a man,
but the end thereof is the
ways of death.
a And this goes, to. the
Muslims too; they are
blind of the mysteries of
the truth, thinking that
they are serving God; it is
not so at all unless they
believe and obey the Son
of God as their creator
who died for them. I feel-
sorry for the terrorist who
thinks that by killing the
Christians they -will go to
paradise, but in reality
and according to the
Bible they are committing
crimes and committing
suicide, they will instant-
ly go into hell fire. Jesus
said, "Watch and pray,
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God and has no respect of
persons God is looking
for men and women who
are Holy, Righteous,
Faithful, who obey the
word of God like Mary
who chose the good part
that will not be taken
away from her. So fear
God, and His Son Jesus;
His return is immanent;
He will reign in
Jerusalem for one thou-
sand years. God needs
people having faith of
Abraham, the love of
Mary, courage of Joshua,
and like the zeal of Caleb
not terrorists and murder-
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ALABAMA


Understanding
(continued from page 3)
ing of some fundamental
points.
In the context of studying
the Church, a rite refers to a
local Church or specific tra-
dition, not to ceremony or
ritual.
A particular Church
means a style or way of liv-
ing Christianity, a cultural
mentality toward practicing
the Gospel, a community of
faith with a distinct, ancient
tradition.
A Church, or particular
body of the Universal
Church, includes a distinct
approach to theology, spiri-
tuality, liturgy, and church
law. It is characterized by
its own cultural and linguis-
tic influences.
A particular Church
enjoys autonomy and inde-
pendence.
All Easterri Catholic
Churches (Rites) are united


in the same profession of
faith, in the same celebra-
tion of the Mysteries
(Sacraments), and in the
same hierarchical unity.
The Pentarchy
The different Churches
evolved historically and cul-
turally from several ancient
centers of Christianity
where various expressions
of Jesus Christ's Gospel
message developed. Those
centers were the ancient
patriarchal sees of the
Pentarchy: Antioch,
Alexandria, Constantinople,
Jerusalem and Rome.
Until the schism of the
East; which occurred after
more than a millennium of
Christianity, the Church of
Christ was organized on a
kind of federal basis. There
were flexible groupings
which included a particular
geographical area and
Christians of similar back-
ground and heritage. There
were five distinct areas,


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may get a boost next year,
spinning off state enterprises in
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The sales, using American and
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Capital that has shied from
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each with a chief bishop
called a patriarch.
The five patriarchates
were named for their see
cities: Jerusalem, Antioch,
Alexandria, Constantinople,
Rome. Rome was referred
to as the Patriarchate of the
West. The other patriar-
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turies. Constantinople
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see, for it was the capital of
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worlds.
The pope, the Bishop of
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West. He was the chief
bishop of the patriarchs, the
first among equals, because
he was the successor of St.
Peter, the first bishop. It


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was his special office to
arbitrate decisively every-
where in ecclesiastical dis-
putes.
But in respect to jurisdic-
tion in its own area, each
patriarchate enjoyed inde-
pendence in administration.
Each exercised the right to
appoint its own hierarchy, to
legislate for itself, and to
engage in its own liturgy of
worship. Uninvited inter-
vention in the internal
affairs of another patriar-
chate was not tolerated.
As Patriarch of the
Western Church, the pope's
jurisdiction was not more
extensive than that of the
other patriarchs in ordinary
matters. In actuality, the
pope played two roles which
had to be distinguished. On
the other hand, he was patri-
arch of an area with the
authority to manage or gov-
ern that particular geograph-
ic area.


issues now traded on New
York and London exchanges,
only 91 come fromthe Middle
East; and only 36 are from
Arab countries.
However, an analysis of
privatization plans in the region
shows that. a significant
number of state-owned
companies are well-positioned
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LOUISIANA-MISSISSIPPI

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(continued from page 1)


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whose baseball and
basketball seasons will be
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Baton Rouge also boasts
fabulous restaurants,
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of the Houston Affiliates.
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has served in many
positions not only locally,
but in the Federation.
Mr. Korkmas message
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am pleased to announce
my candidacy for the Vice
President of the Southern
Federation. Even though I
feel th6 Foundation is an
important element in our
organization, a strong and
viable Federation is the
real key to a functioning
organization. I feel we
must somehow revitalize
our clubs with a mission
which represents the


Arab Stock
(continued from page 15)
to take advantage of a DR
listing in London or New York.
Depository receipts come in
several classes; some allow
companies to raise new capital,
others merely provide the
status of listing on a money-
centre stock exchange. In all
cases, depository receipts
signify that the issuing
company has met stringent
financial reporting
requirements, boosting investor
confidence.
Critics say that such a boost -
is much needed now, to attract
both individual and
institutional investors, who are
leery about investing diictly in


George Korkmas
desires of the members
while at the same time
developing goals and
projects which attract new
members. Even though
this is a lofty and elusive
goal, I am willing to
devote my time and
energy to try to
accomplish it.


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Writing in The Khaleej
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Khalid noted that despite vast
oil wealth (largely shipped
overseas), "regional capital
markets are still in the Stone
Age of global finance.
Foreign investors have
stayed away, preferring the
more secure and reliable
market environments found in
Latin America and the Pacific
Rim. As a result, in the past
decade, the Arab world has
attracted only 2% of the West's
direct investments in emerging
markets.
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rests with the fact that long-
term benefits of privatization
(continued fromon page 18)


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ARKANSAS/OKLAHOMA/NEW MEXICO


Community NYC
(continued from page 1)

exhibit by a map of the
Arab world, and these lines
from Palestinian-American
poet Suheir Hammad's
"Ismi," 1995:

Please Learn to
pronounce The name of
my spirit
And the spirit of my
name Correctly.

The 3,500 square-foot
explication of the life of
this community is
illustrated in a series of
rooms filled with artifacts,
including a first edition of
Kahlil Gibran's "The
Prophet," and the walls are
crowded with photographs,
including both archival
prints and some 50
contemporary photographs
by Mel Rosenthal, a-
photographer of Arab New
York.
Four years in the
planning and originally one
quarter its eventual size, the
exhibit was expanded
following the attacks on the
World Trade Center. "After
September 1st, 2001, the
museum and its project
team of local Arab-
American scholars,
educators, activists, artists,
and collectors decided that
the subject was even more
important."
The reactions of the
Arab community in New


York to the 9/11 tragedy are
displayed in the '"Public
Life" section of the exhibit.
The five other sections
include: Family, Religion,
Education, Work, and
Culture.
Arab Americans hail


The Work display
explores the importance of
business to the first wave of
Arab Americans' who
arrived from the 1880s
through 1924 and were
primarily from the
Ottoman Empire area of


Selma Jero and children, 1925. Courtesy of Janice Sayour-Gosen.


from a dozen nations and
represent all three
monotheistic faiths. Hence,
the "Religion" section of
"A Community of Many
Worlds: Arab Americans in
New York" attempts to
reflect this amazing
diversity.
The Family portion
features artifacts from the
home, such as "oriental"
rugs, cookbooks, and tea
sets. Photographs depict
the close lifestyle of early
Arab Americans which
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Greater Syria (present day
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business albeit quite
different from that of their
predecessors of second
wave Arab-Americans,
who immigrated from 1965
to6the present.
Literature is the central
focus of the "Culture"
section, which includes
works by both first and
second wave poets,


excerpts from the
newspapers Al-Hoda and
As-Sameer, and the poetry
of contemporary Arab New
York poets.
Finally, in "Public Life"
we see "the images of a
frightened community:"
photographs of Arab New
Yorkers in mourning,
grasping pictures of lost
loved ones; of a Sikh taxi
driver "terrorized by fear of
backlash, his cab festooned
with American flags," and
fliers distributed by the
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York.
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NEW MEXICO/TEXAS


Arab Stock
(continued from pagel6)
programs have often been
sacrificed for short term
political gains.
The World Bank, in a policy
paper released in November,
concluded: "Oil and other
,strategic resources have
enabled many countries to
postpone reforms while putting
in place social and employment
policies that are proving
increasingly unsustainable."
Even Saudi Arabia-which
is expected to enjoy a major
windfall thanks to oil prices
boosted by fears of another
Gulf war-has admitted that
reforms are necessary,


including the sale of a
significant portion of the
government's economic
holdings.
But privatization by itself is
unlikely to spur repatriation of
local funds, or attract foreign
investors. "Thefragmented and
illiquid Arab capital markets
act as a major deterrent to
capital inflows, wealth
creation, the repatriation of
offshore Arab capital and
economic growth," says
Matein Khalid. "In the age of
globalisation, Arab capital
markets are the financial
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TEXAS


Meekness
(continued from page 1)
Quran, 4:115, points out that
the conferences which
promote unity and peace
should be conducted. For
example:
1. Concerned with,
promoting the welfare of the
poor:
2. Concerned with,
promoting research, in
different areas, for the
benefit of mankind;
3. Concerned with,
promotion of social welfare
among mankind.
An organization is
encouraged to be
established for the purpose
of settling disputes and
removing causes of friction
at national and international
level.
Private Conference is to
be encouraged to avoid
conflicts in some significant
matters. usually, secret talks
are not encouraged. But,
men and women, who imply
meekness do no go about
holding secret talks to
irritate others. But, secret
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Prophet
(continued from page 1)
one of Gibran's books,
"The Prophet," has sold
over nine million copies
since its publication by
Alfred Knopf in 1923. As
ofAugust 2001, it was in its
136th printing and has been
translated into more than
20 languages. Yet, despite
Gibran's enormous
popularity, along with
increasing academic
interest (the first
international conference on
his work was held at the
University of Maryland in
1999), Gibran continues to
be rejected by mainstream
critics in America. I began
to consider the paradox. Is
there something that
readers appreciate and
critics do not? Do critics
need to reevaluate Gibran
especially in the light of the
growing interest in Arab-
American literature?
As I stepped off the
escalator at Bames &
Noble in Manhattan the
other day, I noticed a table
at the second-floor landing,
labeled "Mind, Body,
Spirit." It featured holiday
gift suggestions, including
books by singer Patti
LaBelle and the Dalai
Lama. The bulk of the
books, offered in two large
stacks, were copies of "The
Prophet." I picked up one
to replace my venerable,
second-hand edition.
Gibran wrote major
works in English, including
"The Madman, His
Parables and Poems"
(1918), "The Forerunner"
(1920), "The Prophet"
(1923), "Sand and Foam"
(1926), and"Jesus, The Son
of Man" (1928). "The
Madman" and "Jesus, Son


of Man" were well-
received critically and have
been judged by some as
stronger works than "The
Prophet." Nevertheless,
Gibran retains an
anomalous position in
American literature as a
foreigner. He is absent
from important mainstream
anthologies like "The
Norton Anthology of
American Literature," and
even from "The Heath
Anthology of American
Literature," which makes a
strenuous effort to be
inclusive. "Grape Leaves:
A Century of Arab
American Poetry" (1988),
edited by Gregory Orfalea
and SharifElmusa, was the
first major American
anthology to feature his
work.

And he raised his head
and looked upon the
people, and
there fell a stillness upon
them. And with a great
voice he said
When love beckons to
you, follow him,
Though his ways are hard
and steep.
And when his wings
enfold you yield to him,
Though the sword hidden
among his pinions may
wound you.
And when he speaks to
you believe in him,

Though his voice may
shatter your dreams as the
north wind lays waste the
garden...
Now listen to the
contrast, in tone and
substance, with T. S. Eliot's
opening lines of'The Waste
Land," published the year
before "The Prophet:"
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and abstraction. "Go in fear
of abstractions!" warned
Pound, and wrote essay
after essay delineating how
to read and write poetry.
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image and object. They
campaigned for terse
presentation of irony, wit,
ambiguity. While some of
their ideas were salutary,
like insisting on a tight
control of adjectives and of
rhetorical excess, they went
to the extreme of
jettisoning the English
Romantic Poets (except for
John Keats) and trashing
John Milton in favor of
William Shakespeare.
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some of the "new critics,"
resulted in decades of
scholarly defense that gave
new life to both the
Romantics and to Milton.
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expansiveness of Walt
Whitman, though Pound
came to accept him
grudgingly. Their approach
articulated the mistrust of


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among modem writers, of
fiction as well as poetry,
with World War 1.
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S. Eliot, "Tradition and the
Individual Talent," proved
to be an important signpost
for the new direction of
American poetry. In that
piece, Eliot called for a
remove from direct
expression of emotion to an
"extinction" of personality
in the poem. He advised
poets to find "an objective
correlative," and defined it
as "a set of objects, a
situation, a chain of events,
which shall be the formula
of that particular
emotion...." When "The
Waste Land" was published
three years later, the impact
of its elitist intellectualism
and allusiveness led
William Carlos Williams to
note in his autobiography
that it struck poetry "like a
sardonic bullet."
Williams understood the
importance of the poem.
He anticipated the direction
in .which Eliot, together
with Pound, would lead
American poetry. What he
feared, and accurately
predicted, was a flight of
poetry from its place in the
heart and at the hearth of
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life into academic havens.
Poets tended to follow
Pound and Eliot. They
began writing for other
poets, populated the
academies, and took refuge
there as general audiences
shrank. Confessional poets
gained popularity, and so
did the Beat poets. Long
gone were the days when
ordinary people turned to
poets for wisdom and
concern with their daily
lives. (Note that during the
Civil War, a group
affectionately call "The
Fireside Poets" offered the
nation psychic and
cohesive sustenance. John
Greenleaf Whittier, Henry
Wadsworth Longfellow,
and William Cullen Bryant
were among those who
addressed themselves to
common life and were read
in daily newspapers.)
Eventually, other new
movements, chiefly
emanating from ethnic
poetry, especially Black,
found lost audiences and
built their own. They
developed supporting
aesthetics and leadership.
"Minority" writers slowly
gained recognition though
usually in a separate
category. Their poetics
embraced current events
and issues, music and


musicality. The hunger
for spiritual nourishment
increased, even as
mainstream p o e t r y
generally grew more
remote and self-absorbed.
Gibran has important
American poetic roots and
affiliations: in Walt
whitman, the father of
modem American' poetry,
whom he greatly admired;
in his own philosophy that
echoes American
Transcendentalism,
humanism, and
individualism; and a call to
liberty. "The Prophet" has
also been compared with
Nietzsch's "Thus Spake
Zarathustra,"which the
poet enjoyed. And yet
Gibran's paradoxes,
parables,aphorisms, their
mixture of poetry a nd
prose and prose poetry, and
their visual dimension
make it unique in American
poetry. His book is
experimental. "Make it
new?-said Pound. Indeed,
Gibran largely succeeds in
creating a modem, quasi-
religious myth. At Barnes
& Noble, interestingly, the
regular category for "The
Prophet" is not "Poetry,"
but. "Easter-Religions."
Shelving Gibran in this
section highlights a dual
problem. First, the book's
literary merits. If "The
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of its distinction from
prevailing modes, one is
struck by its direct
engagement with common
life. It addresses ordinary
people. It conveys hope,
affirmation, and the
possibilities of self-
actualization spiritual unity,
of love. It offers wisdom
and wit, along with a
musicality of style and
sensibility.
Second, the matter of
classification. If a writer's
work or works cannot be
squeezed into a ready-
made category, why not
create a new one? Invent a
name? When I was
working on my study of
Gwendolyn Brooks, I read
critics who despaired of her
use of alliteration, a device
that was generally frowned
on at the time. Yet after
hearing her powerful
readings, and absorbing the
contexts of her alliteration,
I understood it .as
phonically empowering her
verse. I developed a
nomenclature to identify
something new- Brooks's
"heroic voice," with
subcategories bf "ganfid"
and "plain." In a recent
discussion with a friend
about perhaps doing the
same for Gibran she
suggested "holistic poetry."
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poetry that would include
"mind, body, spirit," like
the Barnes & Noble
holiday table
And why not a poetry of
the spirit?" Whatever
happened to lyricism? To
emotion? We have been
overdosing on the poetry of
objects which suits our
culture's increasingly
materialist and narrowly
scientific bias. We have
welcomed Williams's
Objectivism ("No ideas but
in things!" and Charles
Olson's Projectivism
which, in his "Projective
Verse" essay, with a
variation on Eliot, calls for
"getting rid of the lyrical
interference of the
individual as ego" and
encourages the view of
human beings as objects
among other objects in
nature.
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for the other Syrian Mahjar
(immigrant) poets of the
early 20th century, as well
as for poets of other
ethnicities something is
missing.
Something vital is
missing in large measure
from the main current of
contemporary American
poetry. Emotion is often
vaporized. Commitment
and compassion are hustled
out the back door like
unruly guests. It is time for
an infusion of something
Other, and Eastern spiritual
tonic (remember the
Beatles in India, and
Ashley Montagu s concept
of beneficent hybrid
vigor ?
The devastation of
September 11, 2001, bring
a new relevance to the
question of Arab-American
poetry. Their tragic


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rush to console and to be
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values, to search for
spiritual guidance,
meaning, and a path to
humane existence. It
continues to summon a
poetry sensitive to these
needs. Surely Gibran is,a
resource, with his "holistic
poetry" that foregrounds
the spirit, as well as the
mind and the body. With
music of his verses and his
ideas, his appeal to an area
of dare I use the word -
Soul? His dialect of
spirituality is a tongue
familiar to all non-Western
peoples and not
,exclusively to non-
Westerners, either.
Kahlil Gibran offers a
therapeutic rapprochement
between reason and
emotion, a spiritual bridge
between them. In "The
Prophet," he observes,
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individual quest for
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unified concept of
humanity, he observes,
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too dire to ignore a major
poet who offers us insight
and a tonic to an ailing
tradition. Our pretensions
to democracy and to
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this validation. It is time to
accept Gibran not as a
foreigner who wrote books
in English, but as an
American, with his
difference and with his
gifts.


Let "The Prophet" and
Kahlil Gibran enter the
canon of American
literature. The book and its
author have been standing
outside its rusty gates long
enough. AJ
Author's Note: After this
article was sent to Al Jadid,
"Cibran and the American
Literary Canon: The
Problem of the Prophet, "
an essay by Irfan Shahid,
came to my attention. This
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