“[Arabs in the United States had been] indiscriminately rounded up, often on minor charges of overstaying a visa or not having a green card in proper order, and held in conditions that were just unforgivable…Unfortunately there have been terrible abuses and it’s wrong…I do want you to know that it does not represent the desires or wishes or feelings of the majority of the citizens of my country.”
former Vice-President Al Gore,  speaking in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Feb. 12, 2006 at the 7th Jeddah Economic Forum.