The Syrian American Council and Council on American-Islamic Relations to Hold News Conference Denouncing Terror Group ISIS

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(HOUSTON, TX 8/27/14) — On Thursday, August 28, the Syrian American Council’s Houston chapter and the Houston office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations 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 office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations 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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