ASSOCIATION OF PATRIOTIC ARAB AMERICANS IN MILITARY
"Patriotic Arab Americans Making
Syndicated journalist and writer Ann Coulter hates Arabs and she's
proud of it. Last year, she recommended, "America should invade
Arab countries, kill their leaders and convert them to
Christianity." Such a hideous remarks are Arab bashing and outright
On Feb. 23, Coulter was at it again with her racist and anti Arab
remarks, when she wrote, "Press passes can't be hard to come by if
the White House allows that old Arab Helen Thomas to sit within yards of
the president." Coulter wants us to believe that Mrs. Thomas could
be a threat to the president because of her Arab background.
Had she made similar remarks against a black or Jewish reporter, she
would have been dragged through the mud and called by every name in the
Helen Thomas was a legend of her time. She was one of the first
female journalists. She was the dean of the White House Press corps, and
covered the last eight presidents since John F. Kennedy. Mrs. Thomas
also insisted women reporters have the same access and privileges to the
White House as their male counterparts.
Ann Coulter's views on Arabs and Arab-Americans has nothing to do
with free speech. It is hate speech and demagoguery. Such a public
insult and a hostile attitude toward one ethnic group in America can
only promote ill feeling, discrimination and violence against Arabs, as
well as Muslims.
This ethnic group, which Coulter shamefully attacked, has played a
critical role in the defense of our national defense as well as our
homeland security. Readers can learn more about Arab-Americans'
contributions by visiting the Web site of Patriotic Arab Americans in
the Military, www.apaam.org
Perhaps Mrs. Coulter could take heed from the words of Israeli
Foreign Minister, Salvan Shalomo, who said very recently, "the
holocaust did not begin with gas chambers and concentration camps, it
began with hate speech and hate propaganda."