Although Arabs have lived in New York for almost 200 years, to date, no Arab representative of the City Council has ever run or been elected from this community. Sixteen years after the September 11 attacks, anti-Muslim and anti-Arab sentiment in public rhetoric continues and practical measures towards less inclusivity for Arabs and Muslims persist. Meet Pastor Khader El-Yateem, the first Arab American ever to run for the City Council in New York, declares that Arab voices can no longer be silenced.