“As soon as US
Secretary of State Colin Powell sat down I decided to seize the moment to go and speak with him. I had been stewing in my seat, listening to Powell give an address to the packed banquet hall in which he offered Arab-Americans and Arab people no positive message, except for pro forma
declarations of how valued Arab-Americans are as a part of US
’s Ali Abunimah recounts a brief encounter at the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee’s (ADC
) annual convention on 14 June, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia. Photos by Nigel Parry.