Editorâ€™s note: Yahoo News published the offensive and defamatory story referred to below; then ADC responded; Yahoo immediately removed the story from its website.
July 12th 2013 | www.adc.org | The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) sent two letters today in response to the slanderous attacks on Oday Aboushi of the New York Jets by Yahoo! Sports and the MLB.
The Yahoo! Sports article entitled â€œCould Oday Aboushi Jeopardize His NFL Career with Anti-Israel Activism,â€ was written Adam Waksman. The article is biased and derives its information from an extremely anti-Arab anti-Muslim source: FrontPage Magazine. It goes beyond attacking only Oday Aboushi; it is an attack on the entire Arab and Muslim American community.
Additionally, newly appointed media coordinator of the MLB Jonathan Mael tweeted from his official account that â€œThe @nyjets are a disgrace of an organization. The Patriots have Aaron Hernandez, the Jets have Oday Aboushi.â€ ADC pointed out in the letter that it is inappropriate to compare Oday Aboushi to an accused murderer.
Although the tweet and the article have since been removed, the damage that they caused has not been undone. ADC called on both Yahoo! Sports and MLB to immediately terminate Jonathan Mael and Adam Waksman and issue an official apology to the Arab American community.