Protesters are profiling

In response to the Sept. 23 headline, “Four U student groups protest Dinkytown store’s closing.”

The only people involved in racial profiling are those who support the former owner of Dinkytown Tobacco. The former owner, Nizar Alsadi, failed to pay the rent and owes more than $3,000 to the company from which he leased the space, and was therefore evicted for non-payment. If Alsadi were not an Arab Muslim this would have been the end of the story. However, since he is an Arab Muslim, political groups across campus rally to his defense. If the person evicted was a Jewish Israeli, these groups would not have rallied in his defense. This, in my opinion, is a clear case of racial profiling and discrimination.