Zeitoun  by DaveEggers
Hurricane Katrina  Late August 2005
1,836 deaths in thestorm and flooding
More than $100 billion     in damage*
More than $100 billion          in damage** about the cost of one year of war in Iraq.
City officials ordered an   evacuation, but some citizensdecided to stay behind, including...
Abdulrahman  Zeitoun
He used this
To rescue animals and humans
But Zeitoun had a    problem...
He was Muslim
While the book is set in 2005New Orleans, Zeitouns troublesreally began four years earlier.
19 Islamic extremists from MiddleEastern countries planned and carriedout the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Following 9/11, Muslims livingin the United States facedincreased scrutiny.
Hate crimes againstMuslims increased
Anti-Muslim rhetoricbecame commonplaceamong socialcommentators, politiciansand on the Web.
Accused of being    Muslim
... as if the act of being aMuslim was a crime in itself.
Its not
But back to Katrina
Local, state and federalresponses to Katrina were slow
These guys took chargeFEMA
These guys took chargeFEDERALEMA
These guys took chargeFEDERALEMERGENCMA
These guys took chargeFEDERALEMERGENCMANAGEMENTA
These guys took chargeFEDERALEMERGENCMANAGEMENTAGENCY
Once FEMA had a footholdon the disaster, they knew       what to do:
They built Camp Greyhound, a prison similar to the one holding al Qaedasoldiers in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to temporarily hol...
Guantanamo Bay Detention Center
Zeitoun was arrested
"Youre al Qaeda"       "Taliban"- Troops to Abdulrahman Zeitoun       at Camp Greyhound
Enjoy your reading
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  • Zeitoun Introduction

    1. 1. Zeitoun by DaveEggers
    2. 2. Hurricane Katrina Late August 2005
    3. 3. 1,836 deaths in thestorm and flooding
    4. 4. More than $100 billion in damage*
    5. 5. More than $100 billion in damage** about the cost of one year of war in Iraq.
    6. 6. City officials ordered an evacuation, but some citizensdecided to stay behind, including...
    7. 7. Abdulrahman Zeitoun
    8. 8. He used this
    9. 9. To rescue animals and humans
    10. 10. But Zeitoun had a problem...
    11. 11. He was Muslim
    12. 12. While the book is set in 2005New Orleans, Zeitouns troublesreally began four years earlier.
    13. 13. 19 Islamic extremists from MiddleEastern countries planned and carriedout the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
    14. 14. Following 9/11, Muslims livingin the United States facedincreased scrutiny.
    15. 15. Hate crimes againstMuslims increased
    16. 16. Anti-Muslim rhetoricbecame commonplaceamong socialcommentators, politiciansand on the Web.
    17. 17. Accused of being Muslim
    18. 18. ... as if the act of being aMuslim was a crime in itself.
    19. 19. Its not
    20. 20. But back to Katrina
    21. 21. Local, state and federalresponses to Katrina were slow
    22. 22. These guys took chargeFEMA
    23. 23. These guys took chargeFEDERALEMA
    24. 24. These guys took chargeFEDERALEMERGENCMA
    25. 25. These guys took chargeFEDERALEMERGENCMANAGEMENTA
    26. 26. These guys took chargeFEDERALEMERGENCMANAGEMENTAGENCY
    27. 27. Once FEMA had a footholdon the disaster, they knew what to do:
    28. 28. They built Camp Greyhound, a prison similar to the one holding al Qaedasoldiers in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to temporarily hold looters, killers and rapists... and suspected terrorists.
    29. 29. Guantanamo Bay Detention Center
    30. 30. Zeitoun was arrested
    31. 31. "Youre al Qaeda" "Taliban"- Troops to Abdulrahman Zeitoun at Camp Greyhound
    32. 32. Enjoy your reading

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