Arab World Studies Notebook

  • Claims that: “Muslims sailed across the Atlantic and “discovered” the New World in the year 889. … Muslims spread across North, Central, and South America and throughout the Caribbean before the arrival of Columbus. Later, English explorers in North America supposedly met “Iroquois and Algonquin chiefs with names like Abdul-Rahim and Abdallah Ibn Malik:
  • Includes Poem by Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish about Jews: “The usurper’s flesh will be my food/Beware – beware – of my hunger/and my anger!”
  • Claims that: “armed Jewish groups had driven much of the Palestinian population from their homes, thus capturing most of the Palestinians’ land through acts of sheer terror and intimidation.”
  • Claims that Jerusalem is an “Arab city surrounded by high rises built for Israeli settlers to strengthen Israeli control over the holy city.”
  • Arab World Notebook ‒‒ handout of p.75 on Palestinian women: “several hundred have been imprisoned, tortured, and killed by Israeli occupation forces since the latest uprising.”
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