Arab Americans and their supporters protested in front of the UN building and the Saudi Arabian Consulate in New York to support Bahrani Shiites. Fi2W’s Mohsin Zaheer prepared a video report on the demonstration.
They have never visited Libya, but the children of Libyan refugees and exiles living in the U.S. have become a vital force in efforts to topple the regime of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi.
According to the 2000 Census, there were approximately 1.25 million people living in the United States who self-identified as Arab. But many advocates estimate the Arab American population to be three times that size—over 3.5 million.