Sep 05 2013
Missing in the Congressional debate entirely, is what ordinary Syrians think of President Obama’s plan to strike Syria. While it is difficult these days to contact Syrians abroad, and because the atmosphere for journalists there is extremely dangerous, Syrian voices are not easy to come by. But here in the US, a number of Syrian expatriates and exiles are watching the proceedings over their country’s fate with bated breath.
Two such people are Jay “Jihad” Abdo, a well known Syrian actor, and his wife, Fadia Afashe, an artist and women’s rights activist. The two of them have been living in the US since the Syrian rebellion began, pushed out because of increasing pressure from the Bashar Al Assad regime to denounce anti-government protesters.
Last November we spoke with Jay Abdo and Fadia Afashe and today, just over 9 months later, they return to KPFK to share their thoughts on the unfolding public debate over a US military strike.
GUESTS: Jihad “Jay” Abdo, well known Syrian film, television and theater actor, active in a number of non-profits organizations, Fadia Afashe is an artist and a women’s rights activist from Damascus, Syria