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This profile was last updated on 6/23/12  and contains information from public web pages.
 
Background

Employment History

  • Academic Adviser
    Kuwaiti Embassy
  • Academic Adviser
  • Kuwait Embassy

Education

  • Minnesota State University Moorhead
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In-Forum
www.in-forum.com, 16 Sept 2001 [cached]
Tamara Alfson , an academic adviser at the Kuwaiti Embassy in Washington , D.C. , said Friday that some of her students are posing as Hispanics to avoid harassment.
People aren't being rational right now , said Alfson , who grew up in Hillsboro , N.D. , and graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 1993.They are looking at them and judging them even though the Kuwaitis have been very supportive of the U.S..
Alfson was speaking from outside the embassy , where helicopters could be heard over her cell phone.
Can you hear that?.Alfson asked.I'm not sure how long this is going to last , but right now the Kuwaiti students in the U.S. are scared..
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Alfson said the worst backlash has come in Louisiana , where some of the associates of Osama bin Laden went to school.Bin Laden is a prime suspect in the terrorist attacks.
I haven't yet heard of any bodily harm , but they have been spit on and yelled at , Alfson said.There are some places where students can't go to school.I'm not sure when they'll be going back.Some of them want to go home..
Alfson also listed Los Angeles and parts of Oklahoma as danger zones for Kuwaitis.
Threats have been painted on the door like ‘Wish all of you would just die' and ‘We hate you , ' Alfson said.Some of them are speaking Spanish to avoid the harassment..
Alfson was terrified about her location when the attack on Washington unfolded Tuesday morning , even though she didn't know who was responsible.
If it was ( from ) Saddam Hussein , I didn't want to be here , she said.The State Department is right down the street , so if it was ( from ) bin Laden , I didn't want to be here.I'm surrounded by bad places..
So she went home for the day.
Alfson has been in Washington for about two years , starting out working in the office of Sen.
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The day after the attack we had a meeting with cultural counselors , and we talked about the backlash , Alfson said.We didn't know how serious it was going to be , but we've told the students to lay low if they feel threatened..
Alfson is looking for cooler heads to prevail after the weekend.
I hope that once people get over the shock and get over the anger that they will stop just reacting and think for a minute , Alfson said.It was a terrible thing but you can't lump all the Arabs together..
abunimah.org
www.abunimah.org, 13 Sept 2001 [cached]
Tamara Alfson, an American working at the Kuwait Embassy in Washington, spent Wednesday counseling frightened Kuwaiti students attending schools across the United States.
"Some of them have already been harassed.People have been quite awful to them," said Alfson, an academic adviser to about 150 students.
Home Page
www.somalifcsd.com, 2 Aug 2004 [cached]
Tamara Alfson, an American working at the Kuwait Embassy in Washington, D.C., spent Wednesday counseling frightened Kuwaiti students attending schools across the United States."Some of them have already been harassed.People have been quite awful to them," said Alfson, an academic adviser to roughly 150 students.
Attacks on Muslims
www.progressiveaustin.org, 17 Sept 2001 [cached]
Tamara Alfson, an American working at the Kuwait Embassy in Washington, D.C., spent Wednesday counseling frightened Kuwaiti students attending schools across the United States.
"Some of them have already been harassed. People have been quite awful to them," said Alfson, an academic adviser to roughly 150 students.
September 2001 News Monitor - Prevent Genocide International
www.preventgenocide.org, 1 Sept 2001 [cached]
Tamara Alfson, an American working at the Kuwait Embassy in Washington, spent Wednesday counseling frightened Kuwaiti students attending schools across the United States.
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People have been quite awful to them," said Alfson, an academic adviser to about 150 students. [see also Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee http://www.adc.org/
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