For one immigrant, Philadelphia Arabs is more than just a Facebook group — it’s a lifeline

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The Philadelphia Inquirer

PHILADELPHIA — On a typical day running the Philadelphia Arabs Facebook page, Mohammad Abuhillo posts a little bit of everything: traffic news, live videos from the Schuykill River Trail, soccer watch parties and Middle Eastern restaurant openings. But one February day, Abuhillo received a message on his page: A man was shot in the head while delivering pizzas in North Philadelphia, and the victim was believed to be Arab. A few hours later, he received a call from a nurse practitioner at Temple University Hospital who was familiar with the Facebook page. “She said, ‘I believe he might be Alge…

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