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Americans are programmed to think of Arabs as terrorists

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Submitted by PDM (United States), May 10, 2008 at 08:21

And the name of the program is "islam."

Ahmad Al-Akhras, president of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Ohio chapter, said that the government and the airline industry appear to be profiling Arabs and Muslims.

"It seems like they single out some individuals because of their name, the way they look or their national origin," Al-Akhras said. (Roger Alford and Kevin Mayhood, "Airline detains, releases 'suspicious' pair at airport", Columbus Dispatch [November 20, 1999])

Al-Akhras' comments were also picked up by the Egyptian daily, Al-Ahram, as were Andy Amid's, who told the Egyptian paper, "Americans are programmed to think of Arabs as terrorists."

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