We arrived in a small blocked-off area, and we looked around and we saw 200 other Arabs, South Asians and Muslims with us. They asked my sister whether she felt that Iraq was better now or under Saddam’s rule, and they were recording everything they asked us.
They didn’t provide us with enough seating. They didn’t provide us with food or water. And whenever we asked if we could have these things, if they could be given to us, they said that it’s not the government’s job to provide them for us.
Q: Now, they threatened to arrest you? For what?
I was just asking the officer to speak nicely to the people instead of yelling at them. And he said, “Well, I’ll arrest you, if you don’t be quiet.”