by Bob Cooney of Philly.com “ALAA ABDELNABY remembers the embarrassment he felt as a young boy growing up in North Jersey. He’d go to a friend’s house with orders from his mom, Selia, to call her when he got there. Being a dutiful son, Abdelnaby would make the call. When he assured her he was fine, he was always met with silence at the other end. He could feel his mom’s impatience growing through the phone line. Selia didn’t want to hear her son’s words in English, but rather in Arabic.
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