A NOTE OF CAUTION FROM I AM SYRIA ABOUT THE RECENT ATTACKS IN PARIS:
In addition to over 150 killed with scores injured, the recent attacks on Paris by ISIS were unfortunate in many ways. Seeing that it appears that one of the attackers came to France from Syria, calls have increased to impugn the millions of Syrian refugees as potential terrorists. While a certain amount of common-sense skepticism is warranted, Syrian and other refugees should not be feared or demonized. After all, we are dealing here with hundreds of thousands of refugees as opposed to possibly a couple of dozen terrorist infiltrators. For further background information, you are encourage to read a brief New York Times opinion piece Stop Blaming Refugees for Attacks Like Those in Paris. Likewise, it is important for students to remember that so many Syrians are leaving because of ISIS, described in a recent NPR piece entitled The Flood of Syrian Refugees Puts ISIS on the Defensive.
Teaching About the Syrian Refugee Crisis
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People of All Ages and Nationalities are Telling The World
The President of I Am Syria Ammar Abdulhamid has just officially launched his book, “The Irreverent Activist,” which is now out on Amazon as well as on the CreateSpace eStore. “The Irreverent Activist” has received ample praise from people like the late and great Fouad Ajami, Steven Heydemann, David Crane, Joshua Muravchik, Joshua Landis, Robin Yassin-Kassab, Roay Hakkakian, and many more. This book is a must read, so go get your copy!
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