(WASHINGTON, D.C., 2/19/16) â€“ CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad spoke yesterday at an evening event hosted by the Global Policy Institute (GPI) at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., focusing on â€œSyrian Refugees: The Past, Present and Future.â€
The theme of Awadâ€™s presentation was â€œThe Syrian Refugee Crisis: Americaâ€™s Role.â€ In his presentation, Awad said: “The short term solution is to take care of the refugees. . .I urge my government to open its arms, and open its mind, and strengthen the tradition of America being a generous and open society to all those who need it.â€
Video: CAIR Director Nihad Awad on â€˜The Syrian Refugee Crisis: Americaâ€™s Roleâ€™
Other speakers included Enver Yucel, chairman of the board of Bahcesehir Ugur Education Organization (BAU), Ambassador of the Arab League Salah Sarhan, Ambassador of Palestine at the United Nations Riad Mansour, Halil Mutlu, board member of Turken Foundation, and Professor Selcuk Sirin from New York University.
Event attendees include a number of diplomats, elected officials, scholars, community leaders, and students.
CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
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