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Arab Americans, Muslims meet with President Bush

WASHINGTON, DC — A group of Arab Americans and American-Muslim leaders, including Dr. Ziad Asali, President of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) met today at the White House with President George W. Bush.
The delegation issued the following statement:
“We, Arab American and American-Muslim leaders who have just completed a meeting with President Bush, wish to thank the President and his Administration for setting a tone of unity, resolve and respect.
We once again condemn these horrific acts, express our sincerest condolences to the victims’ families, and join with all Americans in pledging our full support for the President at this crucial time.
We especially appreciate the President’s leadership in articulating the message that Arab and Muslim Americans are full and active participants in American society, and have been victimized by this tragedy like all Americans.
We appreciate the opportunity to share with the President issues of concern to our community and to the nation at large.
We thank the President for his outreach to our community, and for his steady and wise leadership during this national crisis.”