Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Hanania wins the 2010 National Sigma Delta Chi Award for Column writing defending a Chicago suburban Arab Muslim grocer
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Ray Hanania wins the 2010 National Sigma Delta Chi Award for his series detailing and defending the rights of a Muslim Arab American grocer who alleged that he was being victimized by racist policies in his suburban Chicago location. Naim Massad was arrested and handcuffed, and his wife and son were arrested and handcuffed after a year of battling the local health and village building inspectors.
Hanania researched the charges and discovered documentation and 911 Police audio files that confirmed that Massad was being targeted because of his Arab and Muslim heritage.