“Hanania Emails” Released: ADC Board Member Emails Include Anti-Arab Epithet “raghead” And Reveal Angry, Disturbed Individual

Ikhras recently informed readers we had received a batch of emails sent by Palestinian-American Zionist and member of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) National Board of DirectorsRay Hanania.  At the time we did not release the emails, but did report that in one of them Hanania used the word “raghead”, and published a short snippet that included the anti-Arab epithet.  The emails which were sent from Hanania’s publicly listed email spanned from August 2010 – March 2011, and were part of an extended thread of exchanges between Hanania and an Ikhras reader in Michigan, Mahmoud.  In our initial report we stated we agreed to use Mahmoud’s first name only, but did confirm his full identity, and verified he was the person corresponding with Hanania and to whom Hanania’s emails were sent.

After our report Hanania denied using the anti-Arab slur and claimed the emails were a fabrication.  We then sent a letter to the national office and leaders of the ADC including the President and Vice-President asking them to address the behavior and misconduct of their board member.  We expressed the concerns of the Arab-American community, urged them to give this issue the attention it deserves, and asked them take whatever action they deem appropriate.  The ADC leadership has not repudiated Hanania or taken any action. After Hanania’s denials and ludicrous allegations, the ADC’s refusal to address this serious matter, and repeated requests by our readers we have reconsidered our initial decision and decided to publish the emails.  We warn our readers the profanity-laced emails contain obscene language and vulgar descriptions.  We are releasing them in their entirety and publishing them in context.  The following are the “Hanania Emails”:

The first three screenshots designated A, B, and C depict the “raghead” email (A) and incontrovertible proof it was sent by Hanania.  The next series of snapshots are the complete batch of “Hanania Emails” sorted by date beginning with oldest: Total of 12 correspondences, “raghead” remark can be seen again in #5

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