Comment on this article |
Email this article |
News :: Race
American students attack Palestinian students on US soil
by I'm Awake Now
25 Jan 2007
"It was the ugliest thing I have ever seen," said Awartani, a freshman pursuing a double major in aerospace and mechanical engineering at NC State. "I've seen Israeli soldiers doing this to me in Palestine, but I've never seen this with citizens. It just came with punches, kicks and brass knuckles. There were witnesses that told me they were picking up rocks and bricks and hitting me."
All this was accompanied by 'sand niggers,' 'fucking Palestinians,' 'terrorists.' I would like to say seven to eight people were attacking me."
A hostile encounter at a Guilford College residence hall between students reputed to be members of the football team and three Palestinian students preparing for a night on the town escalated into a flurry of ethnic slurs that ended in the three being hospitalized with concussions.
The assaults took place in the courtyard of Bryan Hall early in the morning hours of Jan. 20 at Guilford, a Quaker college in Greensboro that holds a national reputation for its emphasis on social justice and nonviolence. Witnesses said the site was under construction, and the assailants commandeered loose bricks to carry out the attack. Faris Khader and Osama Sabbah, both students at Guilford, and Omar Awartani, a friend visiting from NC State University in Raleigh, were attacked after hearing taunts from members of the Guilford College football team, Awartani said on Monday.
ADC is a grassroots civil rights organization which welcomes people of all backgrounds, faiths and ethnicities as members.
The ADC was founded in Washington, DC by U.S. Senator Jim Abourezk in 1980 Advisory Board members include: Muhammad Ali, Her Majesty Queen Noor, several U.S. Congressmen, & Casey Kasem among others ADC has members in all 50 states - and it is the largest Arab American organization of its kind
The three cities with the largest concentrations of Arab Americans are: Los Angeles, Detroit, & New York.
Three-fourths of Arab Americans are Christian according to the latest data .
There are 3 million Americans with Arab heritage and approximately 7 million Muslim Americans (by comparison there are 5.2 million Jewish Americans)
Famous Arab Americans include: Ralph Nader, Salma Hayek, Casey Kasem, Doug Flutie, Shakira, Paula Abdul, Spencer Abraham and many more (click here to see an illustrated brochure) The Arab American market is considerable. Arab American consumers have a buying power of $104 billion.
The Arab World is made up of 22 countries with a combined economy of $1.2 trillion annually. It's population is slightly larger than the US (300 million people) most of whom live in Africa.
The ADC Communications Department, has made over 3,000 radio & television appearances to date
Our legal department handles over 2000 complaints/cases per year
Our website averages well over 1 million hits per month and is ranked number one in Google for both "Arab American" and "Discrimination"
Tens of thousands of letters have been written to Congress and the White House through our government affairs site.
>> Feel free to send your comments or concerns to ADC.
This work is in the public domain