U.S. Policy against ISIS: Minorities in the Middle East

U.S. Policy against ISIS: Minorities in the Middle East

 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Rayburn House Office Building
45 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20515 (map)

Since March 2011, religious and ethnic minorities in Syria have been brutally oppressed under the Assad regime and at the hands of ISIS. Join this discussion about the future of Christians and minorities in Syria, the role of the Assad regime in fanning the flames of sectarianism, and recommendations for US policymakers.

Speaker Bios:
Sheikh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi is the former preacher of the Grand Umayyad Mosque in Damascus, Syria and the author of "Refuting ISIS", a landmark publication that presents the view of mainstream Sunni Islam on ISIS.
Hind Kabawat is the Director of Interfaith Peacebuilding at the Center for World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution (CRDC) at George Mason University. Her work promotes interfaith tolerance and cooperation, modernization and reform, as well as educational innovations in conflict resolution and diplomacy education.


Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi

Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi

Islamic scholar
Hind Kabawat

Hind Kabawat

George Mason University
Christian activist


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