We Became American: Why the Right is Wrong about Afghan Refugees – Mere Orthodoxy – mereorthodoxy.com

We Became American: Why the Right is Wrong about Afghan Refugees – Mere Orthodoxy

From mereorthodoxy.com
2021-08-24 10:00:26
Onsi A. Kamel
Excerpt:

In 1969, my father escaped Libya in the back of a Red Cross ambulance just after Moammar Qaddafi overthrew King Idris I. Just six years old, my father, along with my aunts and grandparents, fled directly from Tripoli to Baltimore, where he lived for a year before relocating to the Chicago suburbs. My geddo (grandfather) was an Egyptian physician and public health expert whose work with the W.H.O and the U.N. took my family throughout the Middle East—Egypt, Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan, and, of course, Libya—before my family made a home in America and naturalized. My father attended a Lutheran grade school and a Dutch Reformed high school, listened to Simon & Garfunkel records on the weekends, and eventually married my mother, whose family traces its roots to 17th-Century New England. In the span of half a generation, my Egyptian family became American.

My family history is hardly unique. Indeed, countless immigrant families like mine have successfully assimilated…


Read Full Article

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

The Five Musts of Christmas Service

5 Critical Elements of a Christmas Service Presentation From blog.faithlife.com 2021-11-29 18:00:00 Matthew Boffey Excerpt: With all the preparation you’re putting into your Christmas services, don’t forget one of the most important elements: presentation slides. What should you keep in mind as you build your service slides for Christmas and Christmas Eve? Here are five […]

Read More

Gospel Wakefulness

Are You Awake in the Gospel? From www.crossway.org 2021-11-29 12:00:00 Jared C. Wilson Excerpt: There are lots of descriptions of and synonymous phrases for what I call “gospel wakefulness”—because in fact I didn’t invent the concept. But if I had to place what I mean by the phrase in a nutshell, I’d do it this […]

Read More

China Unable to Bury Pen Shuai Controvery

China Can’t Stop the Deafening Silence from Peng Shuai From Freedomist.com Excerpt: It seems not even Beijing can conceal the political ruthlessness of its actions from the world even when it comes to how it usually treats its stars, specifically female stars, like sexual conquests for the party elites.  The top-ranked doubles tennis player in […]

Read More