[July, 11, 2017]: The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) extends its sincere condolences to the Shaheen family and to the Arab American community at large for the passing of Dr. Jack Shaheen who died on Sunday July 9, 2017 in South Carolina at the age of 81.
Besides being a highly respected and internationally renowned media critic and author, Dr. Shaheen was an unwavering and tireless voice against negative Arab and Muslim stereotypes in American media. In addition to his great continuations combating stereotypes, he was a great Arab American public figure and servant who supported many good causes and educated thousands of students over the years while touching the lives of many more. Dr. Shaheen was a prolific scholar writing many books, essays, and articles.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Shaheen family,” said Imad Hamad, AHRC Executive Director. “Jack was a true friend, a gentleman, a great media critic and scholar, agreat humble leader and a great model of public service. He was a thoroughly decent human being,” continued Hamad
To learn more about Dr. Shaheen please visit: http://articles.latimes.com/1992-12-21/entertainment/ca-1707_1_walt-disney-s-aladdin