Nikkei for Civil Rights and Redress (NCRR) 9/11 Committee

The Future of Iraq:
A Muslim American Perspective

When the American media covers the U.S. war in Iraq, it’s always from the American government’s perspective. We heard from a community whose views are often ignored, yet which plays a unique and important role in the discussion on the Middle East and in U.S. society.

Dr. Maher Hathout

As senior advisor to the Muslim Public Affairs Council, and spokesman for the Los Angeles Islamic Center, Dr. Hathout has played a visible and leading role in defining an independent role for Muslim and Arab Americans in interpreting the complex events in the Middle East based on the values of democracy, self-determination, peace, justice and human rights. He is an Egyptian-born cardiologist whose articles and interviews have appeared in the LA Times, New York Times, Wall St. Journal, PBS and other news agencies.

This event took place
May 22nd, 2004.

Dr. Maher Hathout, cardiologist and senior spokesman for the Muslim Public Affairs Council

Dr. Amir Hussain, professor of Religious Studies at Cal State Univ., Northridge

Dr. Mohammad Auwal, Asso Professor in the Department of Communications,
Cal Stat Univ., Los Angeles

The MCs: Mark Masaoka and Dr. Vivian Tseng
(Asian American studies, Cal State Univ., Northridge)