ADC Commends Quick Action Aboard Northwest Flight 253

Washington, D.C. | December 26, 2009 | | The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) commends the passengers and crew aboard Northwest flight 253 who restrained a Nigerian man attempting to blow up the plane. ADC also commends law enforcement authorities for the quick response and is very pleased that no other passenger was seriously injured.

ADC is in communication with FBI headquarters in the event we may be of any assistance, and to ensure that we have accurate information.

NOTE TO EDITORS: The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), which is non sectarian and non partisan, is the largest Arab-American civil rights organization in the United States. It was founded in 1980, by former Senator James Abourezk to protect the civil rights of people of Arab descent in the United States and to promote the cultural heritage of the Arabs. ADC has 38 chapters nationwide, including chapters in every major city in the country, and members in all 50 states.

The ADC Research Institute (ADC-RI), which was founded in 1981, is a Section 501(c)(3) educational organization that sponsors a wide range of programs on behalf of Arab Americans and of importance to all Americans.
Contact: Nawar Shora, Legal Director,

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