Prepared by The University of Iowa Center for Human Rights (UICHR)*

0 — Number of appeals a defendant is allowed to make to a civil court when tried in a military tribunal under the U.S. Patriot Act of 2001 (ACLU, 2002)

8 — Dollars required to feed one Afghan child for one month (Feed the Children, 2002)

8 — Number of weeks Ali Al-Maqtari, a U.S. citizenship applicant, was detained by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), without charge of immigration violation or evidence connecting him to terrorism, shortly after September 11, 2001, when driving his wife, an American citizen and member of the U.S. armed forces, to her military base at Fort Campbell, Kentucky (ACLU, 2002)

32 — Number of incidents the FBI considered “anti-Islamic” in 1999 (U.S. Dept. of State, 2002)

40 — Approximate number of Afghan children who die in refugee camps every night (Feed the Children, 2002)

40 — Number of “anti-Islamic” incidents under investigation by the FBI within 15 days of September 11, 2001 (U.S. Dept. of State, 2002)

66 — Percent of Americans who, on September 11, 2001, favored restricting constitutionally protected civil liberties if this would make them more secure (ABC Evening News, 2001)

104 — Floor of World Trade Center One where Linda Luzzicone and Ralph Gerhardt worked, met, fell in love, became engaged, and died on September 11, 2001 (Bill Moyers, 2001)

1,000-3,000 — Number of Afghan civilians estimated to have been killed in U.S. bombing attacks since September 11, 2001, according to Western media accounts (Boston Globe, 2002)

1,100 — Approximate number of people, mostly Arab and Islamic, detained by the INS after September 11, 2001, their names never released to the public (Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, 2002)

1,717 — Number of anti-Islamic incidents reported to the Council on American Islamic Relations between September 11, 2001, and February 8, 2002 (Council on American Islamic Relations, 2002)

3,547 — Number of people killed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks (U.S. Department of State, 2002)

6,000,000 — Approximate number of Afghan people displaced due to the conflict in Afghanistan (U.S. Committee on Refugees, 2002)

37,700,000,000 — Dollars directed to U.S. homeland security in Fiscal Year 2003, up from $19.5 billion in FY2002 (The White House, 2002)

Infinity — Length of time U.S. Attorney General claimed he should be authorized to detain any non-citizen who he deems, virtually at his sole discretion, a threat to national security (Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, 2002)

*First published in The Iowa Review (Volume 32, Number 2) Fall 2002. Copyright © 2002 by The University of Iowa Center for Human Rights. For further information on human rights generally, please visit the UICHR web site.