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September 10th 2012:Think You Know a Lot about Arab-Americans? Really?

Arab-American’s know firsthand the opportunities, challenges, and work still needed to help all of the United States better live up to forming “a more perfect union”. What do most Americans really know about the Arab culture and contributions? Is it a myth or fact that all US school systems teach at least one Arabic word? Did the Arabs and Islam bring Europe out of the Dark Ages? Do these words mean the same thing: Arab, Islam, Muslim, and Hajj? Who are Chaldeans? What is it about Metro Detroit, Michigan that cultivated and built the largest Arab-American religious and cultural facilit

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Charles Alawan, Hajj

Mr. Charles Alawan, Hajj, is one of the founders of the largest Arab-American religious and cultural facilities in North America located in Metro Detroit (Dearborn), Michigan. Born in Detroit, Chuck had the privilege of being raised in a multicultural environment. Mr. Alawan’s father, Hajj Ibraham, was from Damascus, Syria, and his mother, Hajjah Katie Ankouny, was from Michigan City, Indiana of Lebanese and French Canadian decent. Mr. Alawan has received numerous awards including the Islamic Merit Award, Boy Scouts of America, National Committee for Community and Justice (NCCJ), State of Michigan “Minuteman” Governor’s Award for Meritorious Service to the Community, and The Martin L
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