Chain of Terror: Arab Americans under attack

Arab Americans under attack

The two-alarm fire broke out in the second-floor office of a Washington public relations firm, spreading upward through the five-story building and causing $500,000 worth of damage. Arab Americans quickly pointed to a disturbing coincidence: two floors above, the offices of the American-Arab AntiDiscrimination Committee were also badly damaged, the latest in a series of violent actions affecting the organization. The Treasury Department's Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms is investigating the blaze. Commented one bureau spokesman: "Given the other attacks against the ADC and related Arab Americans, we are very concerned that it might have been directed against them."

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