Muslim Advocacy Efforts

April 22, 2000

Source: The Denver Rocky Mountain News

On April 22, 2000, the Denver Rocky Mountain News reported that Colorado Arabs and Muslims are claiming that the new Hollywood film, 'Rules of Engagement', is racist for its portrayal of the people of Yemen. Husni S. Sayed, who was among dozens of demonstrators outside the Carmike 10 Theatre in Colorado, stated: "We are tired of being bashed, and we're not going to take it anymore...This movie...portrays all people of Yemen as liars and cheaters. It basically portrayed Yemen as fertile ground for breeding terrorists, and we're objecting to that." Sayed continued: "If it's Arabs today, it would be somebody else tomorrow."