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Dean Obeidallah
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Looking forward to being on Stephanie Miller Show​ this AM talking politics and my latest The Daily Beast​ article about Muslims in US are defined by the media, not Islam. Hope you tune in. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/02/24/muslims-must-learn-to-define-themselves.html
The inspirational Muslim-Jewish action over the weekend in Norway has to serve as a model for the majority of Muslims who want peace.
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How Can You Hate Islam and Not Hate Muslims? - great article bu Hira Uddin for The Dean's Report http://thedeansreport.com/item/136-muslims
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All Christians ARE loved by good Muslims. But all Muslims deserve Love- Mahabeth- AGAPE by ALL Christian.. GOD IS LOVE.

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Great guests on tomorrow's The Dean Obeidallah Show​  - Suleiman Bakhit who is expert on fighting ISIS recruitment effort, Waleed Zuaiter, actor and producer of 2014 Oscar nominated film "Omar," Linda Sarsour to talk rise in anti-Muslim bigotry and Arsalan Iftikhar will be answering "Ask a Muslim" questions.  LIve 10 AM to Noon (EST)  SiriusXM Radio​ Channel 121.  Hope you tune in!!
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Will tomorrow's White House Summit on countering violent extremism just focus on Muslims? Well if they want to save American lives it needs to be more than that. My new The Daily Beast article on the Summit. Ill be attending Summit and will let everyone know what happened.http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/02/17/muslims-aren-t-the-only-extremists.html
This Wednesday, I’ll be attending a White House summit on violent extremism. Yes, we need to talk about Islam—but a lot more besides.
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Yes, there are Christian terrorists. Many on right were outraged when Pres Obama mentioned there were Christian terrorists. In reality there are terrorists of various faiths committing violence in the name of their religion - the US Media just doesn't cover it. My new The Daily Beast​ gives you some facts. Hope you check it out. Thanks http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/02/15/yes-there-are-christian-terrorists.html
The anti-Muslim militias in the Central African Republic may not get the same attention as ISIS, but let’s not forget that people are still doing awful things in the name of Christianity.
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Killed for being Muslim? I  interviewed close friends of the the 3 Muslim American students murdered on Tuesday in North Carolina. I have no doubt the students would be alive if they weren't Muslim. My new The Daily Beast​ about this heartbreaking tragedy. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/02/12/friend-this-was-no-parking-murder.html
Official word is that the shooting of three young Muslims in North Carolina was over a parking. The victims’ friends and family insist it was over hate.
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Bassem Youssef known as "Egypt's Jon Stewart" is no longer in Egypt because his comedy mocking the new President is not allowed there. Here's my The Daily Beast​ interview with Bassem. BTW he will be on The Daily Show tonight. Hope you find it of interest. Thanks: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/02/09/egypt-s-jon-stewart-comes-to-america.html
Bassem Youssef skewering of Egypt’s political leaders made him famous in the Arab world. Now, with the U.S.-backed regime there cracking down on dissent, he’s coming stateside.
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The inspirational Muslim-Jewish action over the weekend in Norway has to serve as a model for the majority of Muslims who want peace.
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Why calling ISIS or Al Qaeda "Islamic anything" is exactly what the terrorists want. Why do people on right in US keep trying to help ISIS and Al Qaeda recruit?! My new The Daily Beast​ article on what I learned at yesterday's White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/02/19/why-calling-isis-islamic-only-plays-into-its-hands.html
Takeaway from White House summit: ISIS and Al Qaeda want us to call them Islamic. It helps them recruit. Is this so hard to understand?
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90% dos pobres trabalham para ricos cuidando de suas ostentação ,cansamos de ver pessoas gastando com quadros ,carros,casas ,milhões e sabendo que tem pessoas humanas passando fome sem casa ,comida e saudê,na hora que acabar com os pobres o ricos morrem porque nem sabem se cuidar ,tudo dependem de uma ajudinha ,mãozinha,na hora que os ricos entenderem que ajudando os pobres estarão ajudando a si mesmos  
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Wanted to share my appearance yesterday on CNN's Erin Burnett Outfront arguing why the killing of the 3 Muslim American students in NC was a Hate crime. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubCo6F_tQ3c
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Thanks to the The Muslim Observer for writing this very nice article about my new SiriusXM Radio​ program The Dean Obeidallah Show​
http://muslimobserver.com/muslim-comic-tickles-funny-bone-sirius-xm/
By Aatif Ali Bokhari TMO Managing Editor Dean Obeidallah. For the first time ever a Muslim comic will be airing a comedy show on Sirius XM. Former attorney and standup comedian Dean Obeidallah will host the satellite radio station live every Saturday from 10 AM to Noon on Channel 121. “My comedy deals a lot ...
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  • Dean of Comedy Productions, Inc.
    Comedian/Producer, present
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Writer/Political comedian/speaker who still believes he can change the world for the better
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Born in the Great State of New Jersey, my comedy comes in large part from my unique background of being the only son of a Palestinian father and a Sicilian mother. Both my parents have provided me with an enormous amount of material, usually unintentionally.

I was a practicing lawyer for several years until the other lawyers I worked with suggested I perform in the New Jersey Bar Association's funniest lawyer show. I am pretty sure that was their way of telling me to find a new career. 

I'm a columnist for The Daily Beast and have also written for CNN.com and The Huffington Past.

I co-produced and co-directed the comedy documentary "The Muslims Are Coming!" which uses comedy to challenge misconceptions about Muslims and to build bridges with people of other faiths. The film is now available on Netflix, iTunes, Google Play and many other platforms. 

I have appeared on various national and international televisions shows, including Comedy Central's "Axis of Evil Comedy" special and "The Watch List," ABC's "The View," Al Jazeera English, MBC, "Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen," CNN's "American Morning" and "Wolf Blitzer's Reports," Comedy Central's "Tough Crowd," Fox News, NY1, PBS' "Newshour with Jim Lehrer," ABC's "20/20," CNBC's "The Big Idea with Donnie Deutsch," Japan's NHK, CNN International's "Inside the Middle East" and "Your World Today," as well as in numerous sketches on NBC's "Saturday Night Live." 

I have written numerous jokes that have appeared on "Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update" segment and CBS's "The Late, Late Show," and frequently write for The Huffington Post and CNN.com.

I have also been featured in numerous newspapers and publications including Time magazine, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Vanity Fair (Italy edition), Associated Press, USA Today, AFP, The UK's Guardian, NY Daily News, The NJ Star Ledger and numerous college publications.

I co-produced an Internet show along with Max Brooks for Comedy Central entitled "The Watch List" featuring all Middle-Eastern American performers.

I also perform a stand up show with Jewish comic Scott Blakeman entitled "Stand up for Peace," (www.standupforpeace.com) which uses comedy to bring people together in the hope of fostering peace in the Middle East.

I am the co-founder of the annual NY Arab-American Comedy Festival (www.arabcomedy.org) which will hold its 11th annual Festival in Fall 2014. I am also the Executive Producer of the Amman Stand Up Comedy Festival which took place in December 2008 - this was the first stand up comedy festival ever in Middle East history.  The 3rd annual Festival was held in December 2010.

I perform comedy at colleges across the US and across the Middle East.  Please follow me on Twitter at www.twitter.com/deanofcomedy
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  • Fordham Law School
  • Fordham College
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