Farris Hassan Quotes

Farris Hassan (born July 30, 1989) is an American who at 16 years old, while a junior at Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, took an unaccompanied trip to Iraq. He said he was inspired by a personal attachment to the situation in Iraq and an English class having a project on "immersion journalism". Global news outlets reported that Hassan left home for Iraq without telling his parents. Hassan's parents, now divorced, are Iraqi-born but immigrated to the United States, where they have lived for 35 years.

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Farris Hassan


“I'm really tired. I'm glad to be back.”

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“And I'm like, 'Well, I should probably be going.' It was not a safe place. The way they were looking at me kind of freaked me out.”

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