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Will Iraqi-Americans Be Detained?

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It received just three sentences on Larry King’s show last night: "Dozens of Iraqis in at least five United States cities thought to be sympathetic to Saddam Hussein’s regime will be detained because war is imminent. The government sources told CNN the individuals could pose a danger to Americans or U.S. interests, sources said, but the sources would not be more specific about the nature of the danger. These Iraqis have been under surveillance until now and the Justice Department is heading the detention effort."

The story has barely been mentioned in other outlets. The New York Post reported the round-ups would be part of the government’s so-called "Operation Liberty Shield."

  • Anas Shallal, Iraqi-American living in the Washington D.C. area. He is a "Partner for Peace" with the Seeds of Peace program and one of the founders of the Mesopotamia Cultural Society.

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