"Arab Americans are as devastated about those killed and wounded and their families as all other Americans are," said Osama Siblani, publisher of The Arab American News and spokesman of CAAO. "We stand with President Obama in condemning this horrific incidence of violence."ADC President Mary Rose Oakar said "This attack is absolutely deplorable. ADC has been consistent and on record in condemning any attacks aimed at innocents, no matter who the victims or the perpetrators may be. Such violence is morally reprehensible and has nothing to do with any religion, race, ethnicity, or national origin. ADC urges the FBI and law enforcement agencies to make every effort to see that justice is served." Oakar continued, "ADC also calls upon law enforcement agencies to provide immediate protection for all mosques, community centers, schools, and any locations that may be identified or misidentified with being Arab, Muslim, South Asian or Sikh as a clear backlash has already started. The actions of a few should not invite a backlash on innocent members of any community and we urge law enforcement and others to keep that in mind.
Arab Americans Condemn Fort Hood Base Attack
An Army officer identified as Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan opened fire at a Texas military base Thursday, killing 12 and wounding 31, according to several news agencies.Authorit...