Source: The Tallahassee Democrat
On November 14, 2001, The Tallahassee Democrat featured the editorial by Molly Ivins, "We don't need a new wave of hysteria." She wrote, "Our most valuable resource against terrorism in the long run will almost certainly be Arab Americans. Among them are the bravest of the brave. Look at why many of them are here: They are Iraqis who fought Saddam Hussein, Syrians who fought Assad and Iranians who opposed the Ayatollah. They are Lebanese who saw their country torn to shreds by fanatics. They have the language, the culture and the commitment."