So these students now say they made the shirts in frustration over what they saw as negative portrayals of “Arab-Americans” after an attempted jihad terror attack by a non-Arab Nigerian Muslim. Presumably what they disliked about these media reports was some implication that “Arab-Americans” are involved in terrorist activity — although it’s hard to imagine a mainstream media report that would do anything but go out of its way not to give that impression. But anyway, assuming these phantom anti-Arab American media reports actually existed, these students decided to show they were not terrorists or pro-terror by making sweatshirts glorifying the 9/11 jihad attack.
What a marvelously effective way to protest against the alleged negative portrayal by the mainstream media of “Arab-Americans” as pro-terror!
DEARBORN, Mich. — A group of Arab-American students from Edsel Ford High School made a public apology Tuesday night, after they had sweatshirts made with an image of the 9/11 terror attack.
The juniors had the sweatshirts made over holiday break and wore them to school on Monday. The back of the sweatshirt featured a number 11 shaped like the World Trade Center Towers. The schools mascot, a thunderbird, appears to be heading for the towers. And underneath it all a tagline reads, “You can’t bring us down.”
“I was foolish to do it and I’m very sorry,” said Wadhah Almadhagi, one of the students behind the sweatshirts. “I can promise that as long as I’m in Edsel Ford I’ll do my best to ensure something like this, as foolish and naive as this, will never happen again.”
Another student told Local 4 the design was made out of frustration over some media portrayals of Arab-Americans in the wake of the Christmas day terror attack….