Arab Student Group's Aims Misunderstood

Letter to the Editors

To the editors:

“Arab Society Cancels Event with Pro-Israeli Group” (News, Oct. 10) misinterpreted the Society of Arab Student’s stance towards the barbecue proposal by Harvard Lovers of the Garden State. SAS did not cancel an event about to take place, but had declined initially, and had never verbally agreed to co-sponsor this event during its weekly meetings. SAS may have agreed if it believed HLOGS was actually concerned with constructive dialogue or social organization, rather than seeing sparks fly between the two groups. SAS looks forward to organizing more appropriate joint events in support of dialogue in the future.

Noor A. Al-Dabbagh ’06

Oct. 10, 2002

The writer is public relations officer of the Society of Arab Students.