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.
Uprising host Sonali Kolhatkar spoke with them 9 months after an earlier conversation.
Watch a video of the interview here:
Bipasha Shom recorded this interview.