Posted on March 22, 2016 in Press Releases

March 22, 2016

With the rest of the world, Arab Americans mourn the horrific terrorist attacks in Brussels this morning, we are all traumatized by the violence we are seeing around the world and this is a time for Americans to stand together. We cannot allow ourselves to be divided by pandering political candidates. We cannot turn our backs on what makes us Americans. 

Ted Cruz's call for 'empowering law enforcement to patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods before they become radicalized’ stands starkly against all that our Constitution embodies and is a rabbit hole we cannot go down. He is now one of three Republican candidates vying for his party’s nomination, literally steps from the Oval Office threshold. 

What Senator Ted Cruz has just done is the equivalent of yelling 'fire' in a packed theater. It's a dangerous and amateurish approach to real security challenges that tells Americans to turn on their neighbors.