Some of you might know that back in 2008 Tom Berry, sent out an email to 350 people telling them about a conversation that he had with Judge Richard Wygonik, and his wife Adrenne. Mr. Berry said in this email that the Wygoniks had made several disparaging comments about Arab Americans during a conversation on July 10, 2008.
Councilman Tom Berry gathered the support of many of the Arab-American community leaders, who after reading the email he sent demanded an apology from the Wygoniks. The Wygoniks have maintained that they did not say the things that Mr. Berry accused them of. Many people interceded on this matter, and tried to bring the two party’s together, including my husband Zouher, councilman Berry (who is an Arab American) came to our store, and discussed this many times with myself, and Zouher. He was in our store the same morning he sent out the emails, to tell us what he had done, and what had happened the night before. The Arab American News ran an article about the incident, quoting heads of various organizations in the Arab-American community.