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Monthly Archive:: January 2014

Mideast in the Midwest Survey

This is a survey of the Middle Eastern population in the Toledo area. Arabs, Middle Easterners, North Africans, and other ethnic groups from the region are not counted in their own racial or ethnic category on the decennial United States census. They are counted in the ‘white’ category, which

Mustafa Sugheir asks, ‘What’s Halloween?’

Corrected version: Story text updated Monday, Oct. 19, 2015 at 3:27 p.m. to correct information regarding Mr. Sugheir’s university attendance. Mustafa Sugheir, 90, came to the U.S. in 1954 from Jenin, Palestine. He settled first in Angola, Ind., and later in Toledo, after attending Trine University, formerly known as Tri-State University. In

No more dabke in the mosque

Toledo’s first mosque was more than a house of worship. To Habib Khan, 76, it was a “big home,” where the community gathered for dinners, games, and the dabke, a Middle Eastern line dance performed at haflehs, or parties. The mosque, founded in 1954, was at Bancroft and Cherry streets, close to

A guide to key terms

Key Terms: Head of Household: Anyone who has paid more than half of the costs of maintaining a home in the current calendar year. Generation U.S. Born: For the purposes of this project, ethnic ancestry in the United States will be traced by the generation in which the individual