#ThinkwingRadio: August 27, 2014, 10-11PM, @KPFT-FM 90.1 (Houston). GUESTS: Mustafaa Carroll & Ruth Nasrullah (CAIR), Shiyam Galyon & Ahmad Alaswad (SAC). TOPIC(s): ISIS, The Middle East & Policy [AUDIO]

SHOW AUDIO: kpft_2014-08-27_2200, ISIS & POLICY with CAIR & SAC

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Mustafaa Carroll is the Texas Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR.

Ruth Nasrullah (Tweet @ruthnasrullah) is the Communications Coordinator with the Houston office of CAIR (Tweet @CAIRHouston). bio on the CAIR website: http://cairtexas.com/about-us/who-we-are/

Shiyam Galyon,  President SYRIAN-AMERICAN COUNCIL (SAC) of HOUSTON:SAC Houston President: Shiyam Galyon – In college, she worked with the Palestine Solidarity Committee, Students Against Sweatshops, and Texas 4000 for Cancer. Post college, she has worked with Syrian American Council, Maram Foundation and Watan. Shiyam also published two op-eds, one calling for the international community to intervene in Syria and another calling out Islamophobia in America and tying it in with the Syrian crisis. In her role in SAC, she was one of the main people to organize the vigil last August in response to the Sarin gas attacks. Shiyam also organized Houston’s Raed and Razan’s “Voices of Hope” tour last December through the Coalition for Democratic Syria.

Ahmad Alaswad  Government Relations Chair, SYRIAN-AMERICAN COUNCIL (SAC) of HOUSTON:– Ahmad has a Bachelor’s in Political Science and Criminal Justice. In addition, he has a Master’s in Public Administration with a concentration in Public Policy and International Development. Ahmad has educational experience, and professional experience in government while working with local, state, federal, and international governmental agencies. His focus is Outreach for the American Arab and American Muslim communities.

NOTE: This post is subject to update before and after the show.


Some of the links used for this show are BELOW the break:

SOURCES (Below the break) Not all topics discussed on tonight’s show:

The Syrian American Council’s Houston Chapter and the Houston Texas Office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Texas, Houston) to Hold News Conference Denouncing Actions of Terror Group ISIS.

(HOUSTON, TX 8/27/14) — On Thursday, August 28, the Syrian American Council’s Houston chapter and the Houston Texas Office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Texas, Houston) will hold an 11 a.m. news conference to denounce the terror group ISIS. The news conference will take place at the CAIR-Texas office at 5445 Almeda Road, Suite 301 (3rd floor), Houston, TX 77004.

“American Muslims condemn the violent actions and religious extremism of ISIS and reject the false claim that it in any way represents mainstream Islamic thought or practice,” said CAIR-Texas, Houston Executive Director Mustafaa Carroll. “Their actions are inhumane and morally repugnant.”

The extremist group ISIS has brutalized thousands of civilians in Iraq and Syria and was behind the recent beheading of American journalist James Foley.

“ISIS is a terrorist organization that was emboldened in large part from the terrorism perpetuated by the Assad regime. To combat ISIS, we must also combat Assad,” said Shiyam Galyon, President of the Syrian American Council’s Houston chapter.

WHAT: The Syrian American Council and the Houston Texas Office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-TX, Houston) will hold a news conference to denounce the actions of ISIS.

WHEN: Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 11 a.m.

WHERE: CAIR-Texas office, 5445 Almeda Road, Suite 301 (3rd floor), Houston, TX 77004

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

The Syrian American Council is the largest Syrian-American community organization in the United States. It serves to amplify the voice of the Syrian-American Community. It is an organization devoted to community organizing, media outreach, awareness-raising, youth empowerment, advocacy, and support for Syrians seeking to build a free and democratic Syria.

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Contacts: CAIR-Texas, Houston Communications Coordinator Ruth Nasrullah: office (713)838-2247; cell (713)585-6314; e-mail rnasrullah@cair.com

 CAIR-Texas, Houston Executive Director Mustafaa Carroll: office (713)838-2247; cell (832)549-1042; e-mail mcarroll@cair.com


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