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September 11th, 2007
 

WE WILL NEVER FORGET - September 11th, 2001

WE REMEMBER AND WE PRAY FOR OUR FELLOW AMERICANS LOST ON 9.11.2001

We will never forget the impact 9.11 had on our country and the impact it had on us as both Americans and Arab Americans. As Americans we grieved for the loss of life caused to our fellow Americans. We grieved as Arab Americans because as Arab Americans we found ourselves in receipt of backlash and discrimination at the hand of our fellow Americans due to the actions caused by Muslim extremists.

There were over 1,300 cases of backlash and discrimination and eight deaths (homicides) to Arab, Asian, and Muslim Americans directly after 9.11.

We in the military found that our Patriotism and Service to our country was put into question by some of our fellow Americans - doubt that still continues today.

We rallied together to use our uniform and our contributions in the military to prove to America that Arab Americans were not tied or associated to the perpetrators of 9.11. We used our uniform as a teaching tool to help educate our fellow Americans about the difference.

We found that there were over 3,500 Arab Americans serving in the military. We also found that Arab Americans have been serving and giving their life to this great country since the Revolutionary War (Private Nathan Badeen). We have fought in every climb and place to protect the freedom of America.  Hundreds of Arab and Muslim Americans have deployed and many are still deployed overseas contributing with Operation Enduring Freedom in the Global War on Terrorism. We are committed to eradicating and ending terrorism once and for all.

We serve in memory of our fellow Americans lost on 9.11.2001

God Bless America,

Jamal S. Baadani
President & Founder
Association of Patriotic Arab Americans in Military

 

 

 

 

 

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