Zeitoun Essay example

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Valeria Franco April 1, 2011 English 28 Zeitoun Essay

By: Dave Eggers
After September 11, 2001 I’ve had trouble finding what makes me more angry; the way the authorities handled the hurricane of Katrina or the way the Arabs were treated. I have herd countless stories related to the 9/11 attack and until today I see the way that has affected the lives of many. Through Eggers story, I was able to comprehend more about the tragedy in New Orleans and even though I thought I already knew about the aftermath that Katrina brought, Eggers grabbed my attention by introducing me to the story of a Syrian-American middle aged man named Abdulrahman Zeitoun. He was a father of four, married to an American wife Kathy and owned a
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Can you imagine sleeping in a tent on the the flat part of the roof? and during the day trying to save others while fighting the high polluted water with not only trash but dead people that once was shared this beautiful state. I couldn’t help worry about his wife Kathy, not only because she was alone with her four kids but if that’s not bad enough for her she is given a hard time because since she converted, her hijabb brought a lot of controversies not only to the citizens of American but to her own family as well. If that’s not enough to keep you in the edge of your seat I was worried along with her when she couldn’t get a hold of him, especially when she called her own home and some stranger answered her call. If I were her I would’ve lost it thinking the worst. The story soon looped into something more overwhelming than the simple tale of the hurricane Katrina. Zeitoun was arrested in his own home by six officers and it broke my heart that he actually thinks that they are there to help him, little did he know that they were there to hurt him and falsely charge him with looting. Obviously he was treated with the upmost unfair treatment because he was Muslim. He was immediately sent to a makeshift prison and wasn’t even allowed to have his one call, of course, had he been American this wouldn’t be the case.

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Anyway, this definitely became his family worst nightmare because for all they knew he could have

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