Jack Shaheen Quotes

Dr. Jack G. Shaheen is a writer and lecturer specializing in addressing racial and ethnic stereotypes. He is the author of Reel Bad Arabs (adapted to a 2006 documentary), The TV Arab (1984) and Arab and Muslim Stereotyping in American Popular Culture (1997). His work focuses on racism and orientalism, particularly in popular culture such as Hollywood films. He has given over 1,000 lectures on the issue across the United States and on three continents.

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Jack Shaheen


“How could that trailer go out? Why the lack of concern? Where's the empathy? Where's the understanding?”

Jack Shaheen


“This is the same studio, Twentieth Century Fox, that showed Arab-Muslim terrorists as vermin in a movie called 'True Lies' with Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1994.”

Jack Shaheen