How do they think our soldiers feel coming back to Arizona and hearing some Middle Eastern term?
The quote above is from a letter to the editor of Arizona newspaper The Arizona Republic, after a local TV Channel used the word “haboob” to refer to a sand storm afflicting the area. Incidentally, haboob is a term that meteorologists have been using for decades to describe the phenomenon. I suppose xenophobes hadn’t caught on it up to now.
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