FBI STORM: A PLAY – عاصفة الأف بي آي


By: Hasan Yahya

Reflects Arabs Profiling in America

عاصفة الأف  بي آي

لللدكتور حسن يحيى



FBI Officers

The father: Abdul Rauf

The Mother: Maryam

The daughter: Samah

The two kids:Samir and Hanny


[An office at the FBI Headquarter Building]

Chief AGENT : The team leader officer; (entered the office and took his place around the oval table, with a paper in his hand. (Four other agents were taking place around the table.)

AGENT 1 and AGENT 2: What’s up!?

Chief AGENT :  A new assignment. (He distributed the to the papers agents.)

Agent 1: (unfolding the paper) His eyes read loudly:) AbdulRauf Muhammad, 1661 Greenfield Ave, this is good ”continuing reading” So we have to finish the work before end of Friday, 22 of February 2005.

Chief AGENT: Right.

AGENT 1: is this the only assignment we have for this group today?

Chif AGENT: So far, yes. But there is another list. (He puts his hand in his coat inner pocket. And provide it for the group)

AGENT 2: (Looked at the paper), Oh God! All these name too.

Chief AGENT: Primarily the Abdul Case is the primary one, When you finish this case, you may proceed to other cases. But I want to remind you of the new instructions. You are serving the national security and Patriotism Act.

AGENT 1: You know, I don’t complain, but don’t you think that we crossed the line concerning justice rules by violating citizen’s human rights and civil privacy laws

Chief AGENT:  Orders are clear, these instructions came from above. And the National situation confirm the need for surveillance may be for a short period of time. We are in a war situation, and some enemies are living among us.

AGENT !. But what about calling us for testimony by the congress?

Chief AGENT: The testimony will call your superiors not you. You only executives to do the job.

AGENT 2: This is a good point Agent. These assignments Came directly from the Main Administration Office, from the National Security Advisor Office. Out task force is getting orders from not making them.

AGENT 1: I understand, but why Abdul Rauf?

AGENT 2: {went to the right side of the office and pulled a file] OK, read all the details here!.

AGENT 1: [Takes the file, opens it flipping pages] Oh this guy is a shop owner, a Middle East grocery shop, originally Palestinian, has certain activities with charity services with the Mosque, and sent amounts of money to Lebanon.

Chief AGENT: goes to the corner of the office, prepare for himself a cup of coffee offering to

AGENT 2, you want one?!

AGENT 1. [AGENT 1. Was still revising the file.] No. Thanks. I will do it myself later.

AGENT 2: Yes please, black, no sugar.

Chief AGENT: What do you think so far?

AGENT 1: It seems to , the guy  has nothing to do with National Security. He’s legal alien, an American citizen since 1985, paying taxes on time, for the last fifteen years.

AGENT 2: Well, orders are orders.

AGENT 1: There is something wrong with this guy. What is it?

AGENT 2: Yes all what you say is true, but I think there is something wrong. We have to discover it.

AGENT 1: here is more! He got married seventeen  years ago, has a daughter  16 years old, two sons eight and ten, with no criminal records,

AGENT 2: Read more about his origin.

AGENT 1: [Flip the paper of the file] OK, he came from Lebanon, I see now, he should be suspected of Hizbullah , and may be a member.

AGENT 2: Well! Ifnot a member, he’s a supporter. See the copies of the checks donated to the Mosque, he donated a large amount last month.

AGENT 1: Oh. I see, the largest check amount does not exceede two hundred Dollars.

AGENT 2: This guy might be dangerous, no one knows, and no one expect how these Middle Easterners act. Read more about him. Page 6, he attends almost all prayers, and never missed Fridays prayer.

AGENT 1: So what? Many Christians attend churches and synagogues  every Saturday and Sunday.

AGENT 2: Well! They are not suspected as those who attend the prayers in the Mosque. You know!

AGENT 1: But this is a discrimination, you and I know it. Not everyone should be under surveillance.

AGENT 2: Orders are orders! Agent! We are not judges we are only FBI Agents.

AGENT 1: So, the assignment is clear. We have to know more Abdul, to be sure that no danger may comes from him. He’s a terrorist, until proved not. Right!

AGENT 2: Right! We will install ears dropping devices ASAP,

AGENT: Car, shop, and home.

AGENT 2: Right. Let’s end this meeting.

Chief AGENT: brings the coffee to AGENT 2, and announced the meeting adjourn. Go for it Guys.

To continue reading this play you may go to this site. Thank you. 

Arab American Incyclopedia-AAE 

About Arab American Encyclopedia-USA - Hasan Yahya

HASAN YAHYA was born at a small village called Majdal-YaFa (Majdal Sadiq) in Mandate Palestine (1944). He migrated as a refugee to Mes-ha, a village east of Kufr Qasim, west of Nablus (in the West Bank), then moved with his family to Zarka, 25 km north of Amman – Jordan. He finished the high school at Zarka Secondary School, 1963. He was appointed as a teacher in the same year. Studied Law first at Damascus University, then B.A from Lebanon University in Arabic literature and Eastern Cultures (1975). He moved to Kuwait. Where he got married in 1967. He was working at Kuwait Television, taught at bilingual School, and Kuwait University. In 1982, Hasan left to the United States to continue his education at Michigan State University. He got the Master Degree in 1983, the Ph.D degree in 1988 in Education (Psychology of Administration ). In 1991, He obtained his post degree in Social research, the result was a second Ph.D degree in Comparative sociology-Social Psychology. He was the only Arab student who enrolled ever to pursue two simultaneous Ph.D programs from Michigan State University and fulfill their requirements perfectly. Professor Yahya employment history began as a supervisor of a joint project to rehabilitate Youth (inmates out of prison) by Michigan State University and Intermediate School Districts. Worked also as a Teacher Assistant and lecturer in the same university. He was offered a position at Lansing Community College as well as Jackson Community College where he was assistant professor, then associate professor, then full professor (1991-2006). He taught Sociology, psychology, education, criminology and research methods. He supervised 19 Master and Ph.D candidates on various personal, economic psychological and social development topics. Professor Yahya published Hundreds (1000 Plus on this site) of articles and research reports in local, regional, and international journals. His interest covers local, regional and global conflicts. He also authored, translated, edited and published over 280 plus books in several languages, in almost all fields especial education, sociology and psychology. These books can be found on Amazon and Kindle. He also, was a visiting professor at Eastern Michigan University to give Research Methods and Conflict Management courses. Prof. Yahya accepted an offer to join Zayed University Faculty Team in 1998, then he served as the Head of Education and Psychology Department at Ajman University of Science and Technology 2001-04. Dr. Yahya established several institutes in Diaspora, the Arab American Encyclopedia, Ihyaa al Turath al Arabi Project, (Revival of Arab Heritage in Diaspora.Recently he was nominated for honorary committee member for the Union of Arab and Muslim Writers in America. He was affiliated with sociological associations and was a member of the Association of Muslim Social Scientists (AMSS) at USA. Social Activities and Community Participation: Dr. Yahya was a national figure on Diversity and Islamic Issues in the United States, with special attention to Race Relations and Psychology of Assimilation (generations 1,2 &3). He was invited as a public speaker to many TV shows and interviews in many countries. His philosophy includes enhancing knowledge to appreciate the others, and to compromise with others in order to live peacefully with others. This philosophy was the backgrounds of his theory, called “ Theory C. of Conflict Management”. And developed later to a Science of Cultural Normalization under the title: “Crescentology. The results of such theory will lead to world peace depends on a global Knowledge, Understanding, appreciation, and Compromising (KUAC)” Recently Prof. Yahya started "Publish your book FREE Project", to serve young Arab Writers. Dr. Yahya accepted the offer to be the chief editor of the International Humanities Studies Journal -I-H-S-Jerusalem, since July 2014. (Revised Sept. 2014) ولد الدكتور حسن عبدالقادر يحيى في مجدل يابا من أعمال يافا – فلسطين عام 1944. تلقى علومه الابتدائية في مدرسة بديا الأميرية في الضفة الغربية أيام احتوائها ضمن المملكة الأدردنية الهاشمية وتخرج في جامعة بيروت حاملاً الإجازة في اللغة العربية وآدابها، ودبلوم التأهيل التربوي من كلية القديس يوسف بلبنان، ودبلوم الدراسات العليا (الماجستير) ودكتوراة في الإدارة التربوية من جامعة ولاية ميشيغان بالولايات المتحدة عام 1988، وشهادة الدكتوراه في علم الاجتماع المقارن من الجامعة نفسها عام 1991. عمل في التدريس والصحافة الأدبية. أديب وشاعر وقاص ، ,كما عمل في تلفزيون الكويت الرسمي كمعد ومنسق برامج ثم اتجه إلى الكتابة والتأليف في علوم كثيرة تخص علمي النفس والاجتماع والتنمية البشرية ، والتغير الاجتماعي والسكان وألف ونشر العديد من المقالات (1000 +) والكتب باللغتين العربية والإنجليزية (أكثر من 330 كتابا) ، منها ست مجموعات قصصية وست كتب للأطفال ، وأربع دواوين شعرية باللغتين أيضا. وعدد من كتب التراث في الشعر والأدب والأخلاق الإسلامية والتربية والأديان . وهو الآن أستاذ متقاعد في جامعة ولاية ميشيغان. . وكان عضوا سابقا في جمعية العلماء المسلمين في أمريكا . وجمعية علماء الاجتماع الأمريكية - ميشيغان، وهو مؤسس الموسوعة العربية الأمريكية في الولايات المتحدة ضمن مشروع إحياء التراث العربي في بلاد المهجرز كما تم ترشيحه مؤخرا ليكون عضو مجلس التحرير لمجلة الدراسات الإنسانية العالمية. وقد قبل أن يتسلم رئاسة تحريرها اعتبارا من نهاية يونيو 2014 His email: askdryahya@yahoo.com Thank you!
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