Special Advisory: Be Cautious, Report Hate Crimes and Discrimination Immediately
Washington, DC | www.adc.org | April 18, 2013 -- As a result of a recent increase in attacks and discrimination targeting Arab and Muslim Americans following the bombing in Boston, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) is asking that all members of the affected communities exercise extreme caution and immediately report any incidents of harassment, abuse, or violence by first calling 911, and then contacting ADC.
ADC reiterates that equal protection and due process rights are afforded to everyone in the United States, including non-citizens.
A succession of attacks in the past two days suggests that bigoted rhetoric and poor reporting has manifested into apparent hate crimes. Last night in New York a Bangladeshi man was taunted and beaten for looking Arab. Today a Palestinian woman in Boston was assaulted and