James Abourezk

United States Senator

James George Abourezk (born February 24, 1931) is an American attorney and politician who served as a United States Representative and United States Senator from South Dakota. He was the first Greek Orthodox Christian of Lebanese-Antiochite descent to serve in the United States Senate.

James Abourezk


  • I marveled at the Hezbollah resistance to Israel . . . It was a marvel of organization, of courage and bravery.
  • The Arabs who were involved in 9/11 cooperated with the Zionists, actually. It was a cooperation. They gave them the perfect excuse to denounce all Arabs.
    • Victor Davis Hanson (September 15, 2007). Scapegoats yet again. The Washington Times, LLC.. Retrieved on 2008-10-13.
  • There's a direct correlation, we've found, between the demonization of Saddam, and violent acts against Arab-Americans in this country.
    • The Arabs: Who they are, who they are not, from the Moyers collection

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