Syrian American Council

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According to an Al-Jazeera report, in 2012 Ghassan Hitto also became a national board member of the Syrian American Council (SAC), the second sponsor of Dr. Al-Nabulsi’s US tour. The SAC was founded on November 20, 2005, in Burr Ridge, Illinois and describes it self as seeking “To be recognized as a leading organization for the empowerment of Syria Americans to promote educational, civic, economic, and human development, as well as supporting civil liberties and human dignity in Syria. In March 2013, Foreign Policy.com identified Najib Ghadbian, as a political science professor who also works at the SAC. In September 2011, we identified Dr. GhadbIan as a board member of the Center for the Study of Islamic and Democracy (CSID), a part of the US Muslim Brotherhood that has received financial support from the U.S. State Department, the National Endowment for Democracy and the United States Institute of Peace. The Foreign Policy article also identified Louay Safi, a Syrian-American fellow at Georgetown University as a former chairman of the SAC. Our predecessor publication had also reported that Louay Safi, along with GhadbIan a leading member of the Syrian National Council, is also a leader in the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood.

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