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The Dayton Arab-American Forum (DAAF) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, nonsectarian organization focused on promoting the cultural heritage of Arab-Americans in and around the Dayton Region. 

DAAF's mission is to develop and maintain programs which will:

  Promote the cultural heritage of Arab-Americans.
  Foster tolerance & understanding of Arab-Americans among the general population.
  Counter all discrimination & cultural stereotyping of Arabs & Americans of Arab descent.
  Represent the views of the membership to the local media.
  Encourage communication among all Arab-Americans.
  Create liaisons & maintain cooperative relationships with local & national organizations. 

Please read the DAAF Constitution for a more in depth understanding of our organization.      

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The "Arabs" in the US are the most educated and the richest?

Important information to think about.

The latest statistics performed in the US have demonstrated the following facts, relative to the 5.3 million of Arabic descent: 

61% of the Arabs (Lebanese, Syrians, Egyptians, Palestinians, Iraqis, North Africans…) earned the highest university degrees versus 30% of
the average US citizens. The average Arab in the US earns $54,000 versus 43,000.

57% of the Arabs in the US own single family homes versus 43%

The Arabs in the US hold the highest posts and the most private businesses than the other US minorities, including European, Japanese,
and Chinese.

The Lebanese constitute 40% of the total Arab US, followed by the Syrians (12.3%), the Egyptians (12%), the Palestinians (6%)….

The Christians among the Arabs in the US form 63% and the Muslims 24%.

John Stewart Kenneth said : “The Arabs are starting to scare us with their intelligence and competitiveness. Even our thinking are
challenged and changed. Once opportunities for freedom, justice were available to the US Arabs, they advanced in accelerated speed. The US Arabs came from poor countries and reacted to their former dignities in their original countries by showing us to the second rank in our society.

Moses Naeem, founder of “Foreign Policies” in the USA wrote an article saying: “Why Arab descendants are more successful than most ordinary US citizens? Why are they more intelligent and richer? Why in such a hurry?”

The Zionist lobby is reacting vehemently to these new finding : The Zionists kept the stigma of stupid Arabs for 6 decades and showing them as terrorists and lazy in Hollywood movies....

DAAF's Leadership

Board of Directors - Officers

Mr. Munther Shtayyeh - President 
Ms. Randa Kanan Shrit - Past President 
Mr. Tony Antoun - Treasurer 
Mr. Tony Massoud - Secretary

Board of Directors - At Large

Dr.  Abe Bassett, PhD
Mr. Wes Hamdan
Ms. Lamees Mubaslat
Ms. Maha Kashani
Dr. Bassam Nakfour
Dr. Burhan Yanes 
Mr. Hish Shtayyeh 

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