Posted on January 06, 2010 in Press Releases

WASHINGTON – December 15, 2009 – Arab American Institute (AAI) President Dr. James Zogby will testify today at 10:00 a.m. at a U.S. House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Intelligence, Information Sharing and Terrorism Risk Assessment hearing by invitation of Chairwoman Jane Harman.

Dr. Zogby’s testimony will focus on the unique experiences of assimilation and integration among ethnic and religious communities in the United States, and in addressing the hearing topic, will explain that “we are not Europe.”

“Recent cases, of course, are of real concern,” Dr. Zogby notes, “but we should not use a sledgehammer where a scalpel is needed.” Testimony highlighted the success of engagement between law enforcement, local officials, families and community leadership in building the trust and cooperation necessary to prevent violence, and “promote the spirit of inclusion that has long defined America.”

“In the final analysis”, Dr. Zogby observes, “how we react is of critical importance to both our national security and our national character”.

WHAT:

AAI President Dr. James Zogby testifying before the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee. His testimony is part of a hearing by the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Intelligence, Information Sharing and Terrorism Risk Assessment on “Violent Extremism: How Are People Moved from Constitutionally-Protected Thought to Acts of Terrorism?”

WHEN:

Tuesday, December 15, 2009
10:00 a.m.

WHERE:

311 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515

This event is open to the public.

There will also a webcast of this hearing: check the Committee’s website for information: http://hsc.house.gov/hearings/index.asp?ID=229

CONTACT:

Omar Tewfik
(202) 429-9210 or cotewfik@aaiusa,org

 

 

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