Students, community members protest racism, anti-Islam attitudes
Middle Eastern studies senior Senan Shaibani speaks at a protest on racism and anti-Islam attitudes in the United States on Wednesday evening. The protest was held in response to the arrest of Ahmed Mohamed in Irving, Texas.
group of students and community members gathered Wednesday to protest racism and anti-Muslim attitudes in the U.S.
The Palestine Solidarity Committee sponsored the demonstration, which was promoted through a Facebook event. The protest was inspired specifically by the arrest of Irving teenager Ahmed Mohamed, who was arrested earlier this month after bringing a homemade clock to school that teachers thought was a hoax bomb. The protest also addressed American attitudes and mistreatment of Muslims and minority races, according to Mohammed Nabulsi, committee member and second-year law student.